Why do I breed?

After I’ve learned a few nasty lessons from self-centred people, I confronted myself with the question: 

“What is my main reason or motive for breeding the breeds that I love so much?  Why do I invest so much time, energy and money into my breeding program?  Doing research about illnesses, genetics, breeding practices… doing DNA tests that cost a fortune… making sure there are no genetic illnesses in my bloodlines… figuring out which male to breed to which female to produce healthy, beautiful puppies with loads of personality…  Why?”

* For the money?  Well, then I would have spent every cent on myself and not using it to give my dogs the best of everything. 

 *  For pleasing people so they can have a puppy their hearts yearn for? 

Asking myself this question, made me realise that I’m definitely not breeding to become a millionaire, nor do I breed to please people!  My main reason for breeding certain breeds is out of love for these breeds and it is my utmost desire to contribute to the future of these breeds – keeping it as healthy and pure to the breed standard as possible… and one day I can hand it over to one of my sons so they can continue to improve the breed.

Kristil – Array of Colours

Kristil is a beautiful Black & Silver daughter from Klaradyn and Oliver. She was born with a very unique white patch on her chest that reminded me of a crystal. The symbolic meaning of a crystal is purity, faith and perfection… and then I knew Kristil was a keeper as she was born as a perfect little girl with perfect ears, a perfect body structure and a beautiful colour. If you read about her mom, Klaradyn, you will notice the meaning of Klaradyn is ‘pure’. So all the girls (that I kept from Klaradyn), has the meaning of purity. Kristil’s registered name is Array of Colours.

Kristil certainly lives up to the meaning of her name as she has a beautiful, calm personality who never does anything wrong. Her eyes speak of purity, obedience, cleverness and faithfulness… and she certainly has all those characteristics in one.

Her previous puppies were beautiful Black & Silver pups:

Angel 😇 Lika

When she was born, she looked like a sweet little angel, so I decided to name her Lika as one of the meanings of Lika is “angel”. She definitely lives out her name as she is a very good girl! My angel-girl that only needs a crown… that’s our Lika-girl. She is such a gracious lady in everything she does. She’s not as mischievous like some of our other LH Dachshund girls and even if they try their best to lead her to mischief, she will only point her nose to the sky, make a U turn and come searching for me. Not only does she have this queen-like attitude, but she definitely has the beautiful, gracious, queen-like look as well. Lika is the happiest girl in the world if she can crawl with me under a blanket, lying so close to me, as if being glued to me. Wherever I’m busy, Lika will always be the one between my feet or on top of my feet… AND … she will probably tell you: “I’m the cleverest girl ever as I spotted the best place to be near Mommy… because mommy is always surrounded by dogs, there’s not enough space on her lap, so I learned to climb up against mommy’s arm and lying in the back of her neck. I think Mommy loves it because she gives me quite a lot of kisses on my long nose, especially when it’s cold! Then Mommy calls me her “serpie”… I don’t really know what a “serpie” is, but I assume it is something that keeps Mommy’s neck warm. Other times she calls me her “Engeltjie-kind”… I love it when Mommie calls me that…

So there you have it… Lika has the personality of a queen, ALWAYS being the good, obedient girl that loves me with all her heart and I do too. The following are photos of Lika’s previous puppies:

Waiting List

I work strictly from a waiting list, so if you are interested in a Hadeshua Puppy, you have to make sure you are on the waiting list, otherwise I will not be able to help you. Because I’m not a huge breeder with cages packed with dogs, I do not have monthly litters of a certain breed, but I should be able to help you within 2-6 months, provided you are on the waiting list. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, first make sure about the prices of my puppies and then send me an email with as much information as possible about yourself, your family and the life that a puppy will have with you. I would also like to know you and your spouse’s working hours and where puppy will stay during your working hours. Do you have children, their ages; do you have other animals? Where will the puppy sleep? Do you have an open pool and how big is your garden? If it’s too personal for you to provide me with the above information, I can unfortunately not trust you with one of my babies. If you do approve to own a Hadeshua puppy, I will email you a short waiting list contract that has to be completed. It includes a R500 non-refundable fee and I do not keep anyone “in the loop” without the waiting list contract in place. When I receive the waiting list contract and proof of payment back from you, you will be added to the waiting list and will I pass on further information to you personally.

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Latest photos of Miniature Schnauzer pups … 3 January 2021

About us…

We are situated in the heart of the Karoo between Middelburg and Graaff-Reinet on a farm. Our animals are our passion – from the dogs to the chickens, ducks, sheep and cattle. I am very blessed to have married a wonderful man who loves dogs ALMOST as much as I do. We have 3 sons and our youngest son also has a passion for dogs.

About me as breeder…

Since I can remember, I was a dog-crazy person… I cannot imagine a world without dogs… I cannot imagine not being surrounded by a lot of dogs. I started breeding Mini Schnauzers during 2010 and I am very passionate about my dogs, the puppies we breed, the bloodlines from which I breed, the overall health of dogs and the psychology behind a dog’s actions. I have done a lot of research and will certainly never stop learning or doing research about this passion of mine. To read more about my motive for breeding, click here: Why do I breed?

About our dogs…

We mainly breed Miniature Schnauzers as well as Longhair Dachshunds. In 2020 we fell in love with the French Bulldog breed, so they are quite new to us and we are still learning a lot about this wonderful breed. All our breeding dogs are healthy and without any physical disabilities. Our Schnauzers are DNA tested for genetic illnesness as MC & VWD 1, certificates can be provided. We also made sure that we bought French Bulldogs pups from bloodlines that are clear from heredity illnesses. Our main goal is to breed healthy dogs with outstanding personalities… their looks are an absolute bonus😊 Because I’m breeding Schnauzers for a while and I love keeping puppies for myself, most of my Schnauzer breeding dogs are Hadeshua bred. Because I know my dogs well, I know which male and bitch’s personalities will fit together to breed beautiful, healthy puppies with outstanding personalities.

The life’s our dogs live…

I believe that our dogs have the best balanced home, as they are loved to the moon and back, but also allowed to be dogs – doing stuff dogs love to do like going for daily walks, swimming in the dams, chasing after rabbits, meerkatte and birds in the field… they were even so lucky one day to find a few kudu’s in the woods… at first they didn’t know what to do with these huge beasts and started whining. The kudu’s must have had such a terrible shock of this high-pitched screaming little rats that they started to run… of course the dogs thought it to be the best fun ever that these huge beasts are so scared of them… I think they must have felt very brave… Needless to say, I went back home with only a few dogs that wasn’t feeling brave enough for kudu-hunting… the rest of them came home in a while… so tired and thirsty that they plunched into their baby pool to cool down. I’m sure if one could ask them if they enjoy life, they will give you a huge smile… thinking of all the fun they have and also being able to lie with us on the couches, on our bed, everywhere in the kitchen, at my feet in my office.. while I’m writing or painting… and yes, all my dogs get along very well… they play together, sleep together and even eat together. The only difficult times are when the girls go into season but we are blessed with a huge garden. Girls in season stay on one side of our home and boys on the other side, so problem solved… Our dogs are fed various products from Hill’s, but I am considering to switch over to a raw diet.

How we raise our puppies…

…With loads and loads of love! Our puppies stay with mom next to our bed for the first few days. When I feel comfortable to leave mom alone with puppies, I move them to the baby nursery-room which is a nice, quiet room situated next to ours where no one can irritate mom and she can attent peaceful to her newborn babies. Moms are fed a special diet consisting of freshly cooked chicken every day. When puppies start to wiggle around and show interest in food, they are moved to the 2nd puppy-room which is more central in our home. Here the puppies get used to new sounds as well as being pampered by everyone who walks by the puppy-room… who can resist a puppy? They get used to human sounds and human hands caressing them and in no time they start wagging those little tails when they hear or see us. This room has a sliding door leading to the small puppy-garden where they are trained to wee on the grass.

Process of purchasing a puppy…

I DO NOT SELL PUPPIES FOR BREEDING PURPOSES!  

I rarely have immediate available puppies. I work strictly according a booking system and only place puppies to approved homes. Please understand that my puppies are little pieces of my heart that I have to let go to new homes and that’s not always easy for me… that is one of the reasons why I am very strict in choosing my babies’s new homes. I have to make sure that they go to the best homes where they will be loved just as much as we loved them! I will have a lot of questions and it’s only fair that you may also have a lot of questions!

My puppies sell with a strict sales contract that includes a spay/neuter contract. They are microchipped, KUSA or CANINE SA registered WITH BREEDING RESTRICTIONS! Puppies are vaccinated on 6, 9 and 12 weeks, as well as dewormed every 2 weeks. Each puppy leaves us with his own unique Vaccination Card, a puffy flower bed or soft fur blanket (new owner has the choice), Hill’s Puppy Pack and toy. Delivery of puppies are not a huge problem as I always do my best to arrange the best transport for the most reasonable price. Delivery cost is not included in the selling price.

If you are interested in a Hadeshua bred puppy, first make sure about the prices of my puppies (You will find the prices under the Puppy Pages). It is crucial to be added to the waiting list; without being on the list, I might not be able to help you.

There’s alot of information and photos on the website, so enjoy browsing around…

Aster, our front page model😍

Here are a few links to the most read posts:

To read and see photos of our breeding boys and girls: Our Mini Schnauzers, Our Longhair Dachshunds, Our French Bulldogs

For prices, waiting list information and photos of previous puppies: Miniature Schnauzer Puppies,Longhair Dachshund Puppies

Ps… the navigation menu is on the top righthand side.

A few photos of our other farm animals… I love sheep, especially the Dormer breed, and my husband is a great fan of Brahmans.
DOG DIRECTORY ADD 2021

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Our Mini Schnauzers

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Our Longhair Dachshunds

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Our French Bulldogs

Klaradyn

Klardyn aka Klara, Zulu, Zulie and Zuligan

First… The story behind Klaradyn’s name… I was in search for a pitch black girl and being on a waiting list, I waited a few months for her. I never name my dogs “just a nice name”; I wait for their names to be ‘given’ to me, so each one’s name has a very special meaning. The litter black puppies were born and I had to choose one, so I chose the one that had the most black fur but still I didn’t have a name for her.

At the same time, I was busy writing an article about our hearts that has to be clean and pure before the Lord for Him to use us for His purpose. Psalm 51:10 says: “Create in me a clean heart, o God, and renew a right spirit within me.” For a few days (or weeks) I wrote about this subject and one night I woke up in the early morning hours with the name ‘Klaradyn’ crystal clear in my mind. I searched on the internet what the meaning of the name was, and believe it or not… Klaradyn means: “Create in me a clean heart, o God”. I was overwhelmed by joy and I no longer had to wonder what my black girls name was, as the Lord already named her Klaradyn.

So Klaradyn is our pitch black girl with a heart of gold and her personality reflects the meaning of her name perfectly. She is a soft-hearted, friendly, loving, talkative and spirited girl. She has loads of energy and she LOVES to swim, which can be problematic as she taught herself to climb into a tree near the wall… she climbs like a baboon (and yes, then she REALLY looks like a baboon) high up in the tree until she is high enough to jump over the wall… and off goes Klaradyn… wandering through the sheep… taking herself for a nice swim in one of the dams. She is very submissive towards other dogs with no aggression at all.

Klaradyn is a real sweetheart, she loves being loved. She loves being the centre of attention… and the best part… she LOVES to lie on top of me with her head on my chest. What a special, special girl she is.

Oliver is usually dad of her puppies as their temperaments together form the most amazing, beautiful puppies with wonderful temperaments. The can be playful, wild, silly and very loving! She usually has 3-4 pitch black puppies as well as outstanding black and white puppies. Underneath are photos of Klara’s previous litters…