LITTERS

 

  "Life is too short to hunt with an ugly dog"

Visit the Nursery, and News Pages for Pictures

Pups are not shown until after their first vaccination given at 6 weeks

No "Kennel" Visits Here

Pups are raised in my Home

Sires are seldom here as I use frozen semen, outside studs, and my stud is gone training in Georgia in Winter

   

Puppy pick up is traditionally the first weekend after they reach 7 weeks.

If you have a conflict, don't send a deposit, because I will not hold puppies except pertaining only to their health, not for your schedule. Puppy pick-up date must be YOUR priority.

I'm simplifying my life. I do not ship by air or arrange for ground transportation anymore. Delta is no longer an option for carry ons as they are saying the puppy must be 10 weeks. If you fly in for pick up it must be on the pick up date which is at 7 weeks, so the airline must require no health certificate.

In short, no long distance sales anymore unless you drive here on the pick up day or you allow me to pick for you.

I also don't take orders for "Custom Puppies" or cater to your schedule.

Appointments are made 2 weeks before Pick-up, when you will receive a care file and where to obtail the puppy food

There is a description of litter expectations on the Litter write-up. Even though I may have individuals that are more laid back, I may not be able to tell personalities until close to 7 weeks or exact size of pups as adults.

 Most Pups will be sold with a Limited Registration* except if I know you from competing, etc

All sales at farm subject to 5.6% Wisconsin State Sales tax

Deposit is $200, checks accepted for Deposit

You have a week to get your deposit in but you MUST commit on the phone or email (which I log) that you are mailing a deposit to hold your place, otherwise I go by day postmarked. If deposits come the same day it is noted when you contacted me and said you are sending a deposit.

Saying you will get back to me does not hold a pick place!

Deposits are non-refundable once you are matched with a puppy unless there isn't a puppy for you, if the puppy fails a vet exam, if the buyer has not been honest or failed to disclose relevant facts, or the placement is not in the best interest of the puppy as determined by the Breeder.  Your Deposit is not a contract, it just holds a place for a puppy and I reserve the right to return a Deposit at any time. The pups belong to me until I sign over the registration application and you leave my premises. If there is not a puppy for you, you are allowed to forward the deposit one time to the next litter and your pick is the next in line for the next litter. You don't get the same pick place.

  

All pups have dew claws removed, are Microchipped, Vet checked,  dewormed 3 times, have their first vaccination at 6 weeks, come with a Written Guarantee,  are raised in the house with outside Outings, and are exposed to feathers.

    Flash    

I specialize in breeding Hunting Companions that can Hunt and run Hunting Tests

    NOT Mellow, laid-back pets, or match a puppy just like your old dog. I can't do Custom Orders.

  

 Summer 2018

 FC/AFC Low Tide's Pounder will be bred to Tee (Sire FC/AFC C.J's Mister T) via frozen TCI to be ready in later July. Blacks & Yellows expected. $300 deposit on this litter

Avid Hunters and Competitors preferred or Experienced dog owners

Yellow Females $1300, Yellow Males $1250, Black Females and Males $1200

LB currently has 40.5 All Age points, 4 Open Wins and 1 Amateur Win. He won his first trial at 15 months old.  He ran in 22 derbies and ended his derby career with 29 derby points with 2 Wins He had a Qualifying second in his first Qual right at 25 months. He won an Open at 38 months. He qualified for a National at 3 years old, and again at 6, completing his FC at 6 years. He is 65# and is a dog that works with you on line with a pleasing, comical personality. LB has an outstanding Field Trial pedigree noting the FT titled females. in his pedigree.

 Tee is lively and smart, wants to work, loves retrieving, and is always happy. She is 63 pounds and looks like her father FC/AFC Tiger and loves to retrieve. Tiger was a double header winner and qualified for both Nationals in 2009. He also had 25 derby points and sired the youngest dog to qualify for the 2012 National Am. Tiger's sire is NFC Prize. Tiger's owner said after a tough water quad, Tiger was the only dog I ever had that would come back and look for a 5th bird. Tiger is a proven producer of superior field dogs, 4 FC or AFC, including 2017 NAFC/FC Mully and 2017 Natl Open finalist, FC/AFC B. Bumble 2017 Natl Open finalist, FC/AFC Tommy, FC AFC Eckoes From The Past, Natl am finalist; a Canadian National FC, multiple QAA and MH, but never quit hunting dogs also. Tee bitch side also has AFC Viking with 14 Derby Wins and Dogwood's Dountoothers, MH with 10 Derby Wins, both Yellows.                        

 Look for a higher energy pup but smart that learn quickly. They need to have a job because they love it, but they will settle down in the house. Both are Yellow Factored, EIC and CNM Clear. Full Registration if I know you or you have a Field Trial competition record.

 

LB (FC/AFC Low Tide's Pounder)

 Tee

Tee

 

Flash, Tees Mom(Viking sire)

 

 

FC/AFC Tiger sire

 Past Tee Pup

 

Tee/Drake Pup

 

Tee/Boss pup

 

 

  6 mo Tee pup Dude

FC/AFC LB X Tee, Black and Yellow

Sire
 

FC/AFC Low Tide's Pounder

OFA# 193157, EL51202, EYE 1589/51

EIC & CNM Clear

29 Derby Pts, 4 Open Wins,  1 Amateur Win

40.5 AA Points,  QAA at 1st Qual

Yellow Factored Black

Sire
   FC Low Country Drake

OFA# 137714 EX

Sire
    2 X NAFC/FC/2 X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
OFA# 46627, >155FC highest ever

OFA 46627

 

 

Sire
    CNFC/CNAFC Waldorf's High Tech
OFA# 227799

Dam
   Ebonaceae Princess QAA

OFA# 21503  

Dam
 FC Vinwood Sally Sue

OFA#89160

  Sire
FC/AFC Wilderness Harley To Go

OFA# 15928    2003 HOF 

Dam

FC Light of my Life

NFC Honcho daughter
  

Dam
  FC/AFC The Tide Ride

OFA# 172449 EX

Sire
 FC/AFC Hawkeye's Candlewood Shadow

OFA# 75929

 

Sire
    FC/AFC Webshire's Honest Abe

OFA# 39863  2003 HOF 

Dam
3XNFC/AFC Candlewood's Tanks A Lot

OFA# 33631

Dam
FC/AFC Carolina's Electrik Gypsy

OFA# 107591  

Sire
  FC/AFC Rebel Ridge Cody's Mischief

OFA# 38424 EX

Dam

FC/AFC Carolina's Full Force Gale

OFA# 52025
 

Dam
   Erins Edge Miss Tee

 OFA# 211544, EL65296 CERF 378882

EIC Clear, CNM Clear by Parentage

Sire
    FC/AFC  CJ's Mister T   

OFA# 145268 EX, EL24059, CERF                                    

CNM Clear, EIC Clear

Double Header winner in 2009

Qualified for 2009 nationals

Produced 2 FC, including 2014 NAFC Finalist B. Bumble

 

 

Sire
 NFC/AFC Maxx's Surprise

OFA# 73677 EX

Sire of 17 FC inc 1 NFC

 

 

Sire
2XNAFC/FC-2XCNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac

OFA#46627

    

Dam
    FC/AFC Chena River No Surprise

OFA# 29783

 

Dam
  Nick of Time Wild Wind Windy QAA

OFA# 120600 EX

Littermate to Calumet's Super Sonic

  

Sire
   FC/AFC Calumet's Sonic Boom

OFA# 53010

 

Dam
   FC/AFC Scan's in the Nick of Time

OFA# 76127

dam of 7 FC's

 

Dam
   Crosswind's Flash
OFA# 154699 EX, CERF 46618

CNM Clear by Parentage

EIC carrier

 

 

Sire
  AFC Hawkeye's Viking,
OFA# OFA# 126548, CERF 33789,

2002 High Pt Derby dog, 92 pts, 14 Derby Wins
CNM Clear

 

 

Sire
 2XNAFC/FC/CNFC Ebonstar LeanMac.
OFA# 46627.
Highest FC ever 140

 

 

Dam
   Starlab Madd Dash Kate
OFA#83018 EX

 

 

Dam
  Cut-N-Shoot Cierra
OFA# 12270 CNM Clear

 

 

Sire
  Dogwood's Dountoothers, MH
62 Derby Pts, 10 wins, QAA
OFA# 645464 EX

 

Dam

   Cierra's Cut-N-Shoot Katie
OFA# 85946 EX,

 

  

 

 

Tangier (Rider QAA X Rico SH daughter) X Drake QA2 Chocolates and Blacks to be born mid June and ready early August

Hunting and Family Companion

Chocolate Females $1300, Chocolate Males $1250, Black Females $1200, Black Males $1150

 Drake QA2 3 years

Tangierprevious litter

Tangier X Mud with MudDrake pupRico SH, Kira's sire                    

Drake Kids ALL DIFFERENT MOMS

River JH at 11 mo female

 

Oakley 1 year female

 

 

Blue Drake/Tee  14 mo  

Chopper Chocolate female 5 1/2 mo

This is a repeat litter. Drake is my own dog in training for Field Trials with Dave Ward. He has a gorgeous head and goes 79#. His father and his father's brother are both Field Champions and his Mother is a Chocolate MH/QAA. Drake is from a repeat litter and there are numerous QAA dogs, and several running All Age.as is Drake. Drake has an outstanding temperament, is excellent in the house when he comes home, and gentle with little puppies. He's a wonderful, happy dog that is a lover.

Drake took 2nd in the Qual 2/26/17 and 1st the following week 3/5/17 making him Titled QA2. Currently running Opens

   Look for a hunting dog in this litter or affectionate pups that will be hunt testers, or excellent hunting family companions.

 Tangier is about 58 pounds, birdy but very affectionate. Her mother Kira produced awesome hunting dogs that were hardy with energy to hunt. Kira was my last Rico female at 75# and Rico was 95#. Tangier's sire was Rider, my Roady son. It will be pretty difficult to say what size these pups will be when they are adults because of the range in size of parents and grandparents but most likely Average.

Tangier X Drake QA2 Blacks and Chocolates

Sire
 

Erins Edge Back in Black QA2

OFA# 221175, EL73269 EYE5583

EIC Clear, CMN Clear, Dilute Clear

PRA Clear, RD/OSD Clear, SD2 Clear,

HNPK Clear, DM Clear

 

Sire
    FC Merlyn IV

OFA# 155870 EXcellent, EL36806, 

 Qual for the Natl at age 2

35 Derby Pts, 78 1/2 AA Pts 

Littermate to FC/AFC Fen Wizard

 

 

Sire
   FC Fargo II 

OFA# 100915 Excellent

 

 

Sire
   1995 & 2000 NAFC/FC/2X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
OFA#46627

122 1/2 Derby Pts Comb highest ever
2002 Sire 1 NFC, 155+ FC,
Top Open Dog, Top Amateur Dog,

Dam
   FC AFC CFC Candlewood's Ms M.B. Kate 

OFA#  45730

 

 

Dam
  FC Case Hardened Colors 

OFA#  83942

Dam of 2 FC

Full brother to 2006 NAFC/FC Carbon Copy of

Sire
  FC-AFC Dare to Dream 

OFA# 55003 EX

 

 

Dam
 AFC Sparkle Plenty of Horn Creek 

OFA# 47033

 

 

Dam
   Working Class Zoe of Zanzibar MH/QAA

OFA# 197774 EXcellent

EL54600, CERF 348250

3 derby pts, QAA/MH by 3 years

 

 

Sire
  FC AFC Way-Da -Go Call Of The Wild 

OFA# 156331

EIC & CNM Clear

(Littermate to FC/AFC Wing Magic's Louisiana Roux 

who was sire of  FC/AFC Ammo, all time derby pt high)

  

 

Sire
   FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH

OFA#  104809

Double Header Winner

 

 

Dam
  Way-Da-Go Answered Prayer

OFA#  135749

 

 

Dam
      Jacob's Hermione MH

OFA# 159661

 

 

Sire
    FC-AFC Portland's Muddy Waters 

OFA# 129337 EX

 

 

 

Dam
   Leeza Laba 

OFA#  -96210

 

 

Dam
 

Erins Edge Moroccan Escape (Tangier)

OFA# 216983, EL 69756, Eyes clear,

EIC Carrier

Sire
   

Erins Edge Roadhouse Ride Em, QAA

   Hips OFA# 189850, EL48919, CERF 2012

EIC clear, CNM clear

Black, Chocolate factored

 

 

Sire
   Roadhouse Gusto QAA
OFA# 45568 EX
littermate to 1998 NAFC/FC Hattie McBunn

 

 

 

Sire
  1992 NAFC/FC Gusto's Last Control
OFA# 27987 EX 116 AA points

 

Dam
    Lakeside Icicle
OFA# 20925, Dam of 4 FC or AFC

 

 

 

Dam
  Crosswind's Gallo Del Cielo
OFA#160677 , EL 31351, CERF 46578

Gallo has 1 FC Brother and one  QAA 

CNM Clear by parentage, EIC Clear

 

 

Sire
 FC/AFC Candlewoods Rulin' the Roost

OFA# 110933, EL12052,CERF 37341

2006 National Open Finalist

EIC clear, CMN clear

 

Dam
  Erins Edge Iron Kate
OFA#108954

Black

FC/AFC Abe daughter

 

Dam
 Erins Edge Shakira

OFA #167389

Sire
 Erins Edge Lean Machine SH

OFA# 117134, EL13805, CERF 26335

brother to FC/AFC Man in Black

FC Watermarks Texas Welcome

 

 

Sire
  1995 & 2000 NAFC/FC/2X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
OFA#46627

122 1/2 Derby Pts Comb highest ever
2002 Sire 1 NFC, 100+ FC,
Top Open Dog, Top Amateur Dog,

 

 

Dam
  FC/AFC Gator Pt's Sweet Potato Pie

OFA# 58612 First FC/AFC Chocolate 

Dam
  Erins Edge Roadhouse Hot Chili

OFA# 141539

 

 

Sire
   Roadhouse Gusto QAA
OFA# 45568 EX
littermate to 1998 NAFC/FC Hattie McBunn

 

 

Dam
Little Girl Alice Wiedemann

OFA# 114908 EX 

 

 

Joey (Ben SH daughter X Blue) X Drake QA2 Blacks and Chocolates ready late July

Family Companion and Hunters.

Chocolates $1200, Black Females $1100. Black Males $1000

First litter for Joey. She is 52 pounds and mild mannered, compact but stout, affectionate. Sire Drake with pictures above on Tangiers Litter

Joeyin motion. Will try for more pics later

BlueBen SHBlue/Ben Puppy

Pedigree for Drake QA2 X Joey               

Sire
  Erins Edge Back in Black QA2

OFA# 221175, EL73269 EYE5583

EIC Clear, CMN Clear, Dilute Clear

PRA Clear, RD/OSD Clear, SD2 Clear,

HNPK Clear, DM Clear

Multiple QAA siblings. In FT training for All Age

 

Sire
  FC Merlyn IV

OFA# 155870 EXcellent, EL36806, 

CERF 48965

EIC and CNM Clear.

Qual for the Natl at age 2

35 Derby Pts, 78 1/2 AA Pts 

Littermate to FC/AFC Fen Wizard

 

Sire
 FC Fargo II 

OFA# 100915 Excellent

 

 

Sire
 1995 & 2000 NAFC/FC/2X CNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
OFA#46627

122 1/2 Derby Pts Comb highest ever
2002 Sire 1 NFC, 100+ FC,
Top Open Dog, Top Amateur Dog,

Dam
   FC AFC CFC Candlewood's Ms M.B. Kate 

OFA#  45730

 

Dam
  FC Case Hardened Colors 

OFA#  83942

Dam of 2 FC

Full brother to 2006 NAFC/FC Carbon Copy of Horn Creek

 

Sire
 FC-AFC Dare to Dream 

OFA# 55003 EX

 

Dam
 AFC Sparkle Plenty of Horn Creek 

OFA# 47033

 

Dam
   Working Class Zoe of Zanzibar MH/QAA

OFA# 197774 EXcellent

EL54600, CERF 348250

3 derby pts, QAA/MH by 3 years

 

Sire
  FC AFC Way-Da -Go Call Of The Wild 

OFA# 156331

EIC & CNM Clear

(Littermate to FC/AFC Wing Magic's Louisiana Roux 

who was sire of  FC/AFC Ammo, all time derby pt high)

  

Sire
 FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH

OFA#  104809

Double Header Winner

 

Dam
  Way-Da-Go Answered Prayer

OFA#  135749

 

 

Dam
   Jacob's Hermione MH

OFA# 159661

 

Sire
  FC-AFC Portland's Muddy Waters 

OFA# 129337 EX

 

Dam
   Leeza Laba 

OFA#  -96210

 

Dam
    Erins Edge Joey's in the Street Again

   OFA# 228424 Excellent

    Eyes Normal

    Dilute clear

Sire
      

Erins Edge Double Magnum Ben, SH

OFA# 161370 Excellent

EL31698, CERF 41257,

Sire
    GRHRCH Gator Pt's Magnum Gentle Ben MH,QAA

OFA# 75227, CERF 24757, 16860E65,

Thyroid Normal, Wind Morgan #1167,

Littermate to only AKC FC/AFC Chocolate female 

#3 producer of titled dogs in HRC

 

 

    

Sire
 CFC/CAFC Pachanga Magnum Force
OFA# 35856

 

 

Dam
  HRCH Gator Pt's Roc N Moon Pie

OFA#45527, Dam of FC/AFC

    

Dam
        Erins Edge Roadhouse Diva
OFA# 126274 EX, EL16776, CERF33171

 

 

 

Sire
    Roadhouse Gusto QAA
OFA# 45568 EX
littermate to 1998 NAFC/FC Hattie McBunn

 

 

 

 

Dam

    Mallard Lake Lady Liz
OFA# 29121

dam of an AFC

 

 
  

Dam
  Erins Edge Forever in Blue Jeans

OFA 193045 Excellent, EL 51113, CERF,

EIC clear, CNM Clear by Parentage

 

 

Sire
    FC Candlewoods Meet Joe Black
OFA# 110849 EX, EL30286, CERF 45802,   

3 titled  brothers                                       

CNM Clear, EIC Clear

 

Sire
  

    2XNAFC/FC/CNFC Ebonstar LeanMac.
OFA# 46627.
Highest FC ever >155

  

 

Dam
 FC/AFC Candlewoods Gotta Be Good
OFA# 58080 sister to 3X NFC Lottie

 

 

Dam
  Erins Edge Lost in Margaritaville

OFA # 193275 Excellent, EL38325

CERF 45374

CNM Clear by parentage, EIC Clear

 

 

 

Sire
      Erins Edge Goose Ya Big Studd MH
OFA# 103306EX EL10097 Cerf 25697

5 Derby Pts, 5 qual finishes

PRA, EIC, CNM Clear

 

Dam

      Erins Edge Against All Odds
OFA# 108953EX, EL11480, CERF

CNM Clear

 

 

 

 

 

  

    

Pups will be on ProPlan Sport Active Turkey & Barley Formula All Life Stages 33-lb bag with the same Protein, Fat, and Calcium content which is correct for Large Breed puppies and I like the Natural ingredients. My dog in training with Timber Ridge Retrievers also get Pro Plan Performance and have grown well. If you have a favorite food, and Fromms is one, you may switch if you like after 2-3 weeks of being on the Pro-Plan, to get pups past the stress of going into their new homes. You can also choose to use the Pro-Plan Focus Large Breed Puppy but it has corn

Chewy.com has it. Free Shipping, if you order the minimum.  Some Petsmarts have it. 

Go to Petsmart website, find the food, put in your zipcode, and it will tell you the store to go to.

Pet World in Menomonee Falls has it 

Unfortunately I have had to change my policy regarding checks. You can send a check for a deposit and it will be cashed before you receive your puppy, but please make the final payment in cash when you pick up your puppy, (the balance plus 5.6% sales tax on the entire amount) or send a check to arrive 2 weeks before you pick up the puppy.

You can also send money through Paypal using your credit card. Select  Friends and Family

Thank you for understanding.

 

      Summer 2018 Future Possibilities

 Breeding date & stud can change depending when the female comes in heat. It takes about 4 months from the start of the heat cycle until they are ready to place in homes. Many Females go in heat on their time, not what the books say; therefore, I don't know what I am going to have next year, I only know when they come in heat and are bred.

   

 

  Joey (Blue X Ben) is in heat for her first litter which would be ready in early August ??

Joey came in Heat  Drake QA2 or Mud MH

Tangier X Drake QA2, Chocolates and Blacks to be ready August?

  

All pups are raised inside my home and have outings outside

Dew claws are removed, first set of vaccinations, dewormed at least 3X, microchipped, written guarantee, vet examined,

exposed to feathers, and guaranteed to be non-affected for EIC and CNM

    

All Bred Females receive Omega 3 Fish Oil | High DHA Triple Strength Pharmaceutical Grade Liquid Softgel Capsules

All my pregnant and nursing Females are fed Farmina food made in Italy.

  Dams will also be supplemented with high DHA fish oil. I do have Farmina here to purchase.

Farmina (click English)

 

      

 

All Pups born and raised on Erin's Edge's Premises were under my control, Licensed by the State of Wisconsin,

License number 267976-DS. Inspected and Approved initially August 26th, 2011, and are up to date.

Dogs are bred and sold as Hunting Retrievers.  

   

  To activate your Microchip click here

I am the implanter so use my name and address.  

    Preparing for your puppy and taking the puppy home 

 

Deposits are nonrefundable but may be applied to one other litter; however, I consider the purchase of a dog or puppy to be an adoption. I reserve the right to refuse the sale of a dog or puppy or will destroy a deposit to any person for any reason including misrepresentation, inappropriate home, gifting, boyfriend girlfriend problems, or a demanding or impaired working relationship between the seller and buyer. Refund will be within 30 days for those reasons only.  Although I will try to find the puppy that is a fit for your family, no breeder can make a designer puppy and this is not a store mall. You are adopting one of my babies, and if you don't agree with how I do things, you need to look for another breeder you are comfortable with and agree. All payments for pups to be held or shipped must be paid and cleared 1 week prior to the 7 week old date. No shipping unless by Move the Dog.

      

 

   

 

You must drive, or fly in and take the puppy as a carry-on, not on Delta     ErinsEdge@charter.net 

I sell to families, meaning couples, that live in one house with a long-standing relationship. I will not sell to boyfriend/girlfriends gifting each other, or anyone that gifts or resells. I want to know where my pups are going and that home must be an approved adoptive home.

*I prefer to sell to homes that do not intend to breed. I rarely will make an exception on an individual basis except with people I know or who have a history on Entry Express AND are Approved. Breeding has become very complicated with EIC and new DNA testing; therefore, all pups will be sold with a Limited Registration.  This means you can not breed them.  You can run any AKC event except compete in the Conformation Ring (Show). You may have it changed to Full Registration once the dog is 2 years old and has successfully passed all its health certifications. The health certifications are OFA hips and elbows, Eye Certification done by a licensed Ophthalmologist, and DNA testing for EIC and CNM if needed. You must also pay me an additional $250.  The dog must have attained a field title of at least SH or by approval Since I sell on Limited Registration,  I do not do EIC testing on puppies. If you want EIC testing on pups prior to purchase you are welcome to pay for the testing.

   Important information about what to look for in a puppy, PLEASE READ even if you are just looking

  If the litter you are looking at does not have one EIC clear parent (Exercise Induced Collapse) or if the breeder doesn't even know what EIC even is, you risk getting a puppy that will collapse during hunting or even when excited.

At the end of the article is a link to download the testing requisition.

An explanation of EIC 

EIC U of MN and Brochure pdf

A carrier is a HEALTHY DOG that will NOT show the EIC condition EVER, but is not clear for breeding purposes.

Erin's Edge will NOT produce or sell EIC or CNM Affected Puppies because one parent will always be clear.

We will not produce EIC or CNM affected pups. An EIC carrier status does not affect their health or working ability, and is only of consequence if you want to breed. All dogs carry recessive genes that are considered Deleterious Mutations. It's like blue eyes are recessive to brown eyes in that you may have blue eyed children if the other parent also has the hidden blue eyed gene or has blue eyes.

 

     

   Maggie as a puppy  

 PLEASE don't ask to come, especially if you are actively visiting other kennels. 

 For precautionary reasons I no longer allow viewing of puppies before their 1st vaccinations at 6 weeks except under special circumstances. Visitations are being limited due to the possibility of cross-contamination from other kennels with a newer strain of Parvo AND for the privacy of the mothers.  I have been told there has been Parvo right in my area by the AKC and State Inspectors, and there was a recent epidemic in Milwaukee. There are pictures on the nursery page. The pups are going to change dramatically anyway by the time they are ready, and their personalities are just becoming noticible by 6 weeks. This is being done to protect the health of the puppies, whether people are visiting other kennels or not, and also for the privacy of the mothers. The Moms are not themselves because Mother Nature gives them hormones to protect their babies. They don't want to meet you or your children for you to see if they are friendly.  After nursing they will not look like themselves either for a few weeks. The stud dogs are protective when there are puppies so I try to keep a calm atmosphere for the Moms.  I believe in as relaxed environment as possible and viewing puppies can be done on the website in the nursery, not in person. Pups are chosen in order of deposit, often before they are born, from people not in the vicinity, so which pups are left are not known until the previous pups have been chosen. 

All the pups are in the house and not outside in a facility so no facility tours here. In fact if that's what you are looking for, please pass by as I don't want Parvo, Kennel Cough or other diseases tracked here on clothing and shoes from another place with problems. Almost All insurers will not insure in-house puppy establishments, just puppies raised in cages in outside buildings. That is the reality we are living in now. I do have liability insurance because I have a record of no incidents, but I will not give tours in my house where my dogs live. In most cases the sires are not here either because they are picked for being a good match with the Mom, often Field Champions, Qualified All Age or Master Hunters. Places that always have the sire and dam are not always the best breedings and often those you find in the newspaper. Therefore, we do not give tours. Pups are raised in my living area, not in a kennel or other building.

Pictures are in the Nursery

   

Pups are picked in order a $200 deposit is received at the pick-up date so you will not know "which one" is available. If you are trying to find a duplicate of your old dog I can't guarantee what the puppies will look like and looking for your old dog is not fair to the new puppy. You must be ready to accept a new puppy as his own individual self and you will love him for his own traits.

I do not know what color or sex pups will be nor does it matter what the female "had before". Ultrasounds can't even confirm a counts. X-rays may be taken just before whelping but only enable counting. Females may have any assortment of sexes or color.

Please be patient with the picking process.  It is difficult to arrange all buyers in order of deposit for 3 or 12 buyers. The pick-up date is usually known after birth and the State of Wisconsin will only allow puppies to leave at 7 weeks. I realize everyone is busy, and there are emergency last changes, but please don't disrupt the pick-up times for your childrens' sporting events. The puppy pick-up date is very important. If you have a vacation planned, don't put a deposit down for a puppy and expect me to keep the puppy longer. The same with a family gathering. Please be courteous to me and sometimes I  actually have plans. In the event you can't come, I will either pick the puppy for you or at times I will refund your deposit if communication becomes difficult.

 

 Pups are born in a whelping box in my computer-TV room so I can keep an eye on them. When they are being weaned they may either stay in a bigger pen with a potty box or go to an intermediate area in the basement with a living space and separate potty area and then they are brought outside for outings or play depending on the weather. Some litters are whelped at the homes of the females' families. Pups are home raised, dewormed multiple times, vet checked, dews claws removed, first vaccination, well socialized, exposed to feathers, introduced to crates, and microchipped and come with AKC limited registration unless there are previously agreed terms. I also supply over 30 pages of puppy notes and lifetime support for your puppy. Pups come with limited hip/eye guarantees.

   

A new unknown virus was spreading last year which can kill in as little as 48 hours from the onset of symptoms, and is negative on the Parvo snap test. It is being called Circovirus. "Symptoms include bloody diarrhea and vomiting, extreme lethargy, neurological problems, a lack of appetite and other maladies. What made these cases unique is what the pathologist terms ‘acute necrotizing vasculitis.’ This is when the blood vessels become suddenly damaged and fluid begins leaking out of the vessels’ and they developed fluid around their lungs and in the abdomen.”  There is also the possibility of cross-contamination from other kennels from H3N3 canine influenza, a new strain of Parvo, a new strain of Kennel Cough, and the new strain of Canine Influenza

PARVO WARNING!!! Breeders, buyers, stud owners, be aware, a breeder near Springfield, IL area had a confirmed parvo pup sent home (to MN). Use caution in your travels with your dogs and be aware of who is coming on your property. 10/25/16

 

     

    ErinsEdge@charter.net  

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.”  Milan Kundera

 

   Maggie/Cash pups at the vet