To some poeple it doesn’t really matter, but for most people this is an important factor as it will determine what the puppy will look like one day (not being a cute little puppy anymore) what his temperament will be like and what health issues might be problematic as he gets older. Will the puppy be kind towards children; or will the cute little puppy turn out to be an aggressive dog one day? Should it be a gentle loving puppy or should it be a feisty busy puppy?The breeder who is in sync with his dogs and knows the bloodlines from which he breed, will be able to predict the puppies’ temperamt. 99 % of the time a puppy will take afrter one of his parents or ancestors. The temperament of our puppies plays a huge role as we approve new familiies in ortder to make sure that the pupppy will bea na excellent fit for a cerain family and their lyfestyle.
What is a backyartd breeder and what differenses are there beween an ethical breeder and a bakyard breeder?
What is a backyard breeder and what differences are there between an ethical breeder and a backyard breeder? The term “backyard breeder” is used to describe dog breeders with little or no experience or knowledge, substandard conditions of care, and a lack of selective breeding. Unlike puppy mills and other animal mill operations, backyard breeders breed on small scale, usually at home with their own pets, and may be motivated by things such as monetary profit, curiosity, to gain new pets and/or working animals, or to to show children “the miracle of birth”. Some believe they are doing the right thing, but simply lack the knowledge and experience to be good breeders. Back yard breeders typically breed dogs without taking the time to make good genetic matches or have dogs registered with the appropriate kennel club or breed club
Each one of our breeding dogs has its own, unique personality and manner which are described under each one’s profile.
Each one of our breeding dogs has its own, unique personality and manners which are described under each one’s profile. If you are interested in a specific puppy, you can read about his mother and father… that will give you a glimpse of the puppies’ nature and what he will look like one day.
NOTE: As stated in the contract, you will have to return the puppy to us if you realise the puppy will not fit into your lifestyle. We will happily replace the puppy in certain cases. You will not be allowed to resell the puppy anyone else without notifying me and you will not be able to request a refund.
Planning our puppies start off with carefully selecting our breeding dogs. I am blessed to have had a good start with great Longhair Dachshund breeding puppies. It sounds easy, but believe me if I say it wasn’t that easy… buying and raising a puppy from another breeder, hoping that he or she might become the perfect breeding dog. As the puppy grows, health issues can start to show, DNA test results are not what I was hoping for or the structure of the puppy is not up to standard – unfortunately this puppy will not be suitable for further breeding purposes… and this is where the weak side of me gets jumpstarted… the kiss and say goodbye part… but on the other side… because of our strict approval of homes, I know that this puppy has a fantastic life ahead of him.
To get to the point, our breeding dogs are very carefully selected according to health, DNA test results, structure and personality in order to breed beautiful, healthy Schnauzer puppies. No inbreeding and no line-breeding!
The way our dogs are handled and cared for, also plays a huge role in the kind of puppies we breed. The way moms-to-be are cared for while being pregnant, already has a tremendous impact on the temperaments of her unborn puppies. After puppies are born, we contribute to their personalities by the way we stimulate, love and handle them from birth. I do believe that our puppies are very special as a result of the way all our dogs are loved.
…With loads and loads of love! For the first few days, mom stays with her babies next to our bed so we can attent to them throughout the night. When we feel comfortable to leave mom alone with her puppies, we move them to the nursery-room which is a nice, quiet room inside our house where mom can feel at peace with her newborn babies. Moms are fed a special diet consisting of Hill’s or Royal Canin Puppy Food, freshly cooked chicken, eggs as well as Raw Gold. When our 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 so the puppies can 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 wiggling those little tails when they are aware of us. At 6 weeks, we introduce them to grass and they start playing outside during day time hours. The puppies can leave us when they are properly weaned from their mom which is usually around 8 weeks.
The price of our puppies depends on the colour of the puppy you are interested in. Some colours are rare and not so easy to breed, so these pups are more expensive. Prices average on R12 000, but range from R8 000 – R15 000.
Puppies will be vaccinated up to date, dewormed, treated with Advocate, microchipped and KUSA registered or CANINE SA registered. All puppies will be sold with a contract and strict breeding restrictions. We work very closely with our vet and she visits us every 2-3 weeks, checking out the puppies, making sure there are no health issues and vaccinating the pups.
Puppy leave us with a Puppy Pack containing his blanket, toy, treats and a Hills Hamper containing a small bag of Puppy food. His vaccination card together with his microchip certificate and KUSA/CANINE SA certificate
We transport puppies ourself to Cape Town for a minimum amount. The rest of the puppies can fly from Cape Town to major cities with Pet Lounge for R1 500. Many people ask if it is safe to ship a puppy. Flying in an airplane is just as safe as traveling in a car and possibly less stressful than a long car ride. A lot of people think animals are drugged, put in a box, tossed around with the rest of the baggage or left in hot planes for hours, etc. If this was true then we would never ship our puppies!! Your puppy will not be stacked on top of suitcases. Airlines have special places for pets so that they will be protected from cargo and luggage. It is temperature- controlled and pressurised just like the cabin. Puppies are never drugged.
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Litter from Bea & Aslan
The next photos were taken from a litter from Honey and Graffiti
Litter from Bambi & Aslan
Litter from Lika & Aslan
Litter from Whisper & Aslan