How our puppies are raised
Puppies come groomed, up to date on shots and worming and with a puppy
pack containing Eukanuba small breed dry puppy food, canned Pedigree puppy lamb and rice, A fleece bed,a toy, a blanket, a
puppy care guide, NuVet, Nutrical(for "teacups"),a health record, and treats. New owners are also welcome to email or call
anytime with questions after they take their puppies home.
We have a welcome back policy for all of our puppies after they leave no matter how old they
We love to get updates and new pictures of our puppies after they settle into their new homes
and as they get older!
The puppies estimated adult weight is based on the assumption that the puppy will
eat an age appropriate diet and will have regular exercise. You can go to the puppy weight chart page and see the same
chart we use along with the parents size and past litters to help us guesstimate estimated adult size. Some puppies do not
turn out according to the weight chart. Another formula some breeders use is to double the puppies weight at 12 weeks or double
the weight at 10 weeks and add a 1/2 lb to get the adult weight.
Our mothers are raised in our home with run of the house. Moms are always
available to meet and we have pictures of the Dads and occasionally they are over for a visit. We do not keep any un-neutered
males of breeding age in our home so we know who is expecting and when since our poodles are our pets and not kennel dogs.
We breed on a schedule not every heat and we only have a few litters a year so puppies are not always available.
Our girls are not bred just because they can be.
After our mothers have passed their pre-pregnancy health check they are started on NuVet vitamins,calcium
and high quality puppy food. If there is any illness at all found they will not be bred.The puppies are whelped and raised
in their own clean,temperature controlled whelping room in our home with my constant supervision. Moms can get in and out
but puppies can't for their saftey. I help mom clean the puppies and I handle them daily and weigh them daily for the
first 2 weeks and weekly after 2 weeks. The puppies are very well socialized by myself and as they get older my 3 children.
Puppies are dewormed every 2 weeks starting at 4 weeks old.This will help us determine if the puppy has internal parasites,
such as the round worm, which is contracted from the pup's mother while in the uterus (not a dirty enviornment like some people
mistakenly think). Since our puppies live in our home as pets we clean our puppy area every time it gets messy and we
sterilize it as needed.
As soon as they are old enough to walk we start the beginnings of housebreaking. The puppies have
a regular supervised playtime out of the whelping room in addition to housebreaking trips outside.
Between 3 and 5 days the puppies have their first health check up,tails docked and dew claws removed.
At 6 weeks they are wormed with Drontal a much stronger wormer that covers all intestinal worms. At 5 1/2 to 6 weeks the
puppies get their second health check and first round of shots. At about 4 weeks the puppies begin eating solid food
as well as the mothers milk they are used to. When they can eat well on their own and are at least 6 weeks old (depending
on the puppy some are not ready until 12 weeks) they are ready for their new homes.