Frequently Asked Questions
Can we visit
We actually are not a kennel - just a family who has developed a passion for Animals. Our pets live in our home. We are an active family, which makes scheduling frequent visitors or drop-ins tricky. Additionally, constant visitors to our dogs can put them at risk of contagious diseases picked up from other kennels. We do invite new owners to visit our home after their first shots or when they pick up their new friend. If you have further questions, please let us know. We thank you for your understanding and will provide you with as many references as to the care we give our animals.
a female? Which is best for your family?
Are you wondering whether a male or female puppy is right for you? The following information describes some of the traits common to males and females and may help you decide. It's an important decision for you to consider. You may find that certain traits are more attractive to you. Choosing the right one will lead to more satisfaction.
Within the dog world, females usually rule the roost. They are the ones who determine the pecking order and strive to maintain that order. They are much more intent on displaying dominance by participating in alpha behaviors such as "humping" other dogs. Most fights are generally between two females, both competing for that top position. Females tend to be more territorial, obstinate, and independent than their male counterparts. Males, on the other hand, are usually more steadfast, dependable, loyal and crave more attention from their family. Amongst many breeders, a male is commonly their favorite pet. Food is an easy motivator for males and helps in the area of training.Give them a treat for their positive behavior and they continue to exhibit eagerness to please. Their acceptance of other family pets and willingness to bond with children is definitely a plus.
Females will rarely demonstrate a dominance issue with their owner. They are sensitive and also eager to please, coming to you for love and attention, and then leaving as soon as they've gotten their fill. They may show cleverness or be devious in attaining their own agenda. The female also has seasons of being "in heat" unless they have been spayed. This heat cycle typically lasts for 22-28 days, roughly every six to seven or even eight months. During this time a bloody discharge can be left on carpet, furniture, concrete, or anywhere else that she may go. A walk outside during this time can become hazardous if male dogs are in the neighborhood. She will be depositing her "calling card" or scent to every unaltered male in the vicinity, regardless of breed. These males will follow you to your yard and wait for an opportune moment to associate with your female. Many unwanted pregnancies have occurred from these brief encounters.