As a small kennel that produces only one to three litters a year, we plan each litter to improve our bloodlines, and to produce healthy puppies that have sound structure, superb temperament, and flexible working ability. We always evaluate each litter to determine what we want to keep for ourselves.
Please be aware that we do not sell puppies that are represented as show quality. The puppies that we feel are show quality go into our own show and breeding program. The puppies we sell are offered as pets or potential hunting companions. We sell the available puppies on Limited Registration to screened families who do not plan to breed yet are looking for excellent family pets.
No breeder can guarantee that their puppies will be free of genetically inherited conditions. We only use stud dogs and bitches that have been cleared of hip dysplasia by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and have Normal elbow rating by OFA and have eyes which are certified "normal" by OFA/CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation). We also use a number of DNA tests for our sires and dams to insure our pups will NOT be born with diseases that are preventable such as EIC, PRA, RD/OSD.
While there is no absolute guarantee that problems won't occur, clearances for the parents increase the likelihood that their puppies will also be free of these problems.
The foundation for our commitment to responsible breeding begins with sound parents. Our goal is to improve the caliber of our bloodlines.