Responsible breeding starts with the selection of quality breeding prospects.
Dogs having a AKC registration.
Dogs that are not only registered with the AKC, but are outstanding specimens of the breed, who conform to the breed standard and have worked toward or completed their AKC championship title.
Having sound health and temperaments, and whose traits are complimentary to each other including the long term betterment of the breed, and the results of my endeavors will show that.
Responsible breeding is a time-consuming and expensive undertaking.
Pre whelping care and expenses could be considerable. Whether or not a
c-section is required, it should always be planned for. Provide around the clock care for my dam and puppies, at least for the first week. I have a warm, quiet and safe environment set aside in my home for the whelping pen. have all the required supplies on hand: heating elements, scales, a complete whelping kit for dogs, supplementary feeding supplies.
A responsible breeder provides the following care for puppies before they are placed in a home:
Has provided at least one series of initial immunizations.
Proper socialization: the puppies should have ample interaction with the mother, siblings, and other members of the household, and should meet as many different people as possible (when it is safe to do so).
Thoroughly screens each potential new owner, that they can provide adequate care, nurturing and lots of Love.
A responsible breeder provides the following services after the puppy leaves for a new home:
Follows up to make sure the pup is adjusting well.
Answers any questions the new owners might have, and continually offer support.
Agrees to take that puppy back, willingly, and for the life of that dog, should any problem arise where it is necessary for the puppy to leave the new home.