|Posted by [email protected] on April 25, 2013 at 12:15 AM||comments (5)|
Among companion animals, dogs are unmatched in their devotion, loyalty and friendship to humankind. Anyone who has ever loved a dog can attest to its hundred-fold return. The excitement your dog shows when you come home, the wagging tail at the sound of the leash being taken from its hook, the delight in the tossing of a tennis ball, and the head nestled in your lap-those are only some of the rewards of being a dog owner.
Owning a dog is not just a privilege-it's a responsibility. These animals depend on us for, at minimum, food and shelter, and deserve much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think seriously about the commitment that dog ownership entails. If you already have a dog, you need to consider if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.
The AKC is committed to helping dog owners raise happy, healthy dogs. The list below is certainly not exhaustive, but it contains some of the essential ways you can be the best dog owner you can be.Follow these links to view a selection of our 101 suggestions:
Make the Commitment
Bring Your Dog Home
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Be a Friend
Train Your Dog
Be a Canine Ambassador
|Posted by [email protected] on January 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
I am a Breeder…..
My food receipts for a family of 5 and my dog food bills match
my water bill has doubled my electric has tripled
It is I, a Breeder, who when my fridge quit, saved the dog meds and let the food go bad.
My feet find the way to the kennel before I have even grabbed a cup of coffee in the morning and the kennel is my last stop before bed.
While my friends are on a cruise to the Bahamas and my family meets for Christmas I am home delivering puppies.
I haven’t had a real vacation in 7 years, but maybe soon. All plans
are made around heat dates, whelp dates, Show dates and vet dates.
I shower and 10 minutes later my grand kids say I smell like a dog.
My clothes are all stained with fecal matter, urine, afterbirth or bleach
I have to remember to clean my shoes before church
Most of my friends breed dogs who else can you call at 3 am for support?
Who else has the experience I sometimes need, the med I sometimes need, or just an uplifting word I sometimes need? Who else would understand how it feels to have invested hours and hours and hours in a weak puppy to lose it?
Or the joy in investing hours in one that lives?
I have slept on the floor beside a litter until the crucial 2 weeks
have passed. I have bottle fed a litter of 12..feeding every 2 hours
and it taking 90 minutes to do for weeks at a time.
I have learned to be proficient at micro chipping, vaccinations, sub q fluids, Bottle feeding and tube feeding. my vet knows me by first name the vet knows my children the vet now knows my grand children my vet knows it was I who added on the wing to the vet clinic
I am a Breeder
It is to me that 63 days takes on new meaning still excited by every
new life it is I who delivers all my pups, towels and heat lamps on ready happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled
Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 10 day
stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the
helplessness of newborns. Puppy breath, a first bark, and a heart of exploration.
I am a conscientious lover of animals and I have found my niche.
I am a Breeder.
And although I feel no shame there is a part of me that feels the
need to hide from powers that could come to invade my home and take my dogs …maybe for finding a mild infraction, a leaf in the water dish? A kennel not yet cleaned for the day?
A rash I am home treating? I tell my children and grand children to
hush, do not tell others we are dog breeders, and I wonder when did breeding puppies go into the same secret place as criminal activity?
I am a Breeder and I am not cruel, dumb, uncaring or criminal. I am not raking in money while sitting on my butt. Every penny I make I earn through blood, sweat and tears.
My greatest joy is a healthy puppy and a wonderful home.
The cards of thanks and the pictures of my puppy with its new family are the fringe benefits of my efforts.
I am an animal lover, nurse, midwife, heavy labourer, customer service representative, and marketer. AND I AM A BREEDER.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 1, 2012 at 8:20 PM||comments (1)|
Everyone goes home sometime. I am home nearly all the time, however we are a family and have a life other than showing our dogs off. Because of this appointments are nessisary.
One thing that really makes the hair stand on the back of my neck is when people complain about driving one to two hours to visit us and the puppies (sometimes people in our own town complain). If you already don't have time, when will you have time for your new dog ? We have had people drive from Utah, Colorado, and Navada for over 10 hours to pick up their puppies. Please remember that you are making a lifetime commitment to your new pet, even if you do not end up buying from us, you are one step closer to finding your perfect match.The investment of time looking for your new pet should be a months worth, learn about your breeder/rescue, learn what you can about your breed, and refresh yourself on potty training.
Please don't think I’m rude if I don't accept a lower price for a puppy you’re asking about. I pay sale's tax out of my own pocket, and raising puppies is a year round commitment. It would be a mistake to think that my only commitment to your puppy is the 8 weeks it took to raise it, I house feed and medicate the parents all year long. I don't get a normal weekly pay check like most people, so when my puppies sell I start stocking up on my supplies for the rest of the year. When my puppy money runs out, then it’s up to Brian and his weekly pay check to help me out. I do this because of the relationships I form with people, and the love of the breed.
Our prices are very reasonable, some of our breeding dogs where $2500, and we had them flown here from out of state- so we never seen them before our purchuse. Please know that for our sale's price, you are getting an 8 year commitment from us that if your puppy has some sort of Genetic defect - that we will give you a new puppy of equal value. Your puppy will also be pre-socialized and have had vaccines and deworming done.
|Posted by [email protected] on January 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Very rarely people would like to breed to one of our male dogs. Our male dogs do come from fancy pedigrees, and are proven.
We want to observe your female, she should be in good health, have been recently Vet checked ( if you'er not a seasoned breeder), breeding should be planned - not last minute or an after thought. We will mentor you threw the pregnancy and birthing process if nessisary.
The sire service must be paid in full at the time of drop off. We guarantee two live puppies per breeding. Our stud service prices are reflectiant on the price of one puppy. Should the female fail to conceive she can be rebred to our male one more time. If for a second time she fails to be bred, the stud service price can be applied to one of our available puppies.
Breeding is a privilege and not a guarantee.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Why would we Guarantee our dogs for 8 years ?
The reson is that there are some things that are not apparent in the first year of life, that might show its self many years later.
We Guarantee your new pet to be free from any crippling Genetic defect that will lessen the dogs ability to be a good pet, or cause a fatal desease. We do replace, but do not require the return of your first pet. We must have an necropsy, or a detailed Vet report sent no later than 10 days of finding the problem, and we do withold the right to have the dog seen by our own Vet.
My main concern is that the puppy/dog is taken very good care of. In exchange for our 8 year Guarantee the new owner must keep their pet on Super Premium foods, use our NuVet wafers, and keep their pet on Health insurance ( or guarantee us that they can pay for there own Vet bills out of pocket).
AKC does sell Health insurance now, its price will depend on where you live. When you buy an AKC puppy from us its important that you do register the puppy right away ( $30 min), and they will email you a coupon for a free tube of K9 Advantix II plus a free Vet visit !! You can't beat that.
Also part of my guarantee is that you promise to never abandon your pet. Please put in your will, or tell others where you got your pet, and that should something happen to you that the Pet comes back to us, or to a loving family member who will keep in touch with us. If you have a problem with the pet, and cannot keep it because of your own lifestyle , its always welcome back to us and we will find it a good home.
If you have anything to add , or have questions, or would like to see our written Guarantee that is signed - please contact us at [email protected]
|Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2011 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Vaccination is important to build immunity’s against germs that dogs may be exposed to, and not already have a natural immunity to.
Our puppies are given a first Vaccination of Parvo around the ages of 5-6 weeks old. In our area in the Valley this is the most common germ that kills puppies, and we want our babies to be protected at home and else where.
At 8 weeks old, when they are about ready to go home, we do Vaccinate them again with a 5 way Vaccine. This Vaccine has Parvo,Parainfluinza, Adeno (2 types), and Distemper.
These are not the only Vaccines your pet will need to have strong immunity. At 10-12 weeks you will want to booster with a 5 way. Then againat 13-15 weeks.
The final puppy Vaccine is Rabies, we prefer that your puppy does not get a Rabies Vaccine until one month AFTER its last Puppy shot. If you do Rabies in combination with any other Vaccine it voids our warranty. The reason we are so strongly against multiple vaccination with a Rabies is that it increases risks of damaging the immune system ( things like Cushing’s, diabetes,lupus, cancer, allergies are all immune issues) , also it can cause seizures.
Please do Vaccinate, Rabies in Canines in America is nealy wiped out, however wild animals do still cary Rabies and it can be transfered from them- to our dogs- to us threw salava.( Even shared water dishes.)
|Posted by [email protected] on May 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM||comments (16)|
Hello, and Thank you for visiting our page dedicated to our beautiful and friendly Mini Dachshunds.
My Name is Whisper Gray, and my husband’s name is Brian Gray. We live in Manteca, CA, and are the parents of 4 awesome Children.
When I was a child my mother met a man named Gene Kimmel,they married and Gene's family had a love for Mini Dachshunds. Living in the country of Stockton, CA I found animals to be my best friends. We had little Charlie the Red mini Dachshund, and Sampson and Shiloh the German Shepherds, some horses, and a variety of small farm animals. It was a blessed childhood.
Repeating my happy childhood, we have purchased some Mini Dachshunds to raise with our family. Ken Doll came from the Famous Porth Kennels in SC. Barbie, now retired, and came from Northern California with an ancestry to Japan. And they were the start of the Gray Family Mini Ground hounds.
We now have other dogs handed down to us from Gene, and we love the uniqueness and friendly temperaments that they have and pass on to theirbabies.
We consider ourselves breeders for life, as we do guarantee our puppies for 8 years, and hope to pass down the dogs to our children.
Our goals are to create ‘Happy Weinies" , that are both beautiful and healthy. Nutrition and care is very important to us, and each puppy goes home with a Ground hound Protocol and NuVet Wafer starter kit.
We are happy to welcome you into our home, and visit our happy little dogs, Please call in advance as being a mother to 4 children my days are quite busy.
Thank you again for visiting our page,
Mrs. Whisper Gray
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