Our policy is very simple. SAFETY FIRST!
We have simple but strict requirements for all our new puppy parents. We do not have an open viewing policy for our puppies and this is to keep them safe from disease. Many people have no clue how susceptible young puppies are to disease. Young puppies have no way of fending off Parvo and other canine diseases such as the Canine Influenza virus that's now spreading around the Country.
Families often ask to visit our puppies or parent dogs; we have been advised and educated by our vets about the dangers this can cause and that the general public should not be allowed inside our home and that puppies should not be picked up by new owners until they are at least 8-9 weeks of age, at which time they have has their 1st puppy vaccinations. Families will get the opportunity to have a puppy pick day at around 5 weeks where they can meet the puppies and parent dogs. For those that do not live close enough to drive we can do puppy pick by facetime.
Our Veterinarian vaccinates our puppies at 7 to 8 weeks old with NOBIVAC CANINE 1 -DAPPv + CV Vaccines. In order to protect your (reserved) puppy and our own dogs, we enforce this visitor's policy with no exceptions. We love meeting new people, however; we do not allow visitors to see puppies before the scheduled go home date, no exceptions.
Think of how you would feel for me to call you and tell you that your puppy is sick or has died. Puppies are like newborn babies until all shots are complete; they are susceptible to many different diseases and illnesses.
At 8-9 weeks of age, our puppies have some immunity built up against infectious diseases and illnesses. There is a real danger that diseases can migrate into our home and puppies that are not yet vaccinated will be susceptible to these viruses and bacteria. Since having my own breeding program, I realize why good, caring breeders do not allow visitation and I now have a similar policy in place.
All reputable breeders make it a priority to protect their dogs and their puppies.
In the best interest of our puppies and adults, we are very careful about preventing the transmission of diseases to them. We take every precaution that we can to make sure that our puppies are not exposed to any kinds of disease that you may carry on your shoes or even on your hands. These diseases can be picked up and carried on your shoes for days, anywhere a dog has been, parks, pet stores, rest stops, parking lots, anywhere. Therefore as a precaution, no one is allowed to touch or handle or visit while nonvaccinated puppies are in our home. Our home is where current litters and future litters live, our yard is where adults and puppies go to play and we do not want anything carried to the puppies or their premises.
Please do not be disheartened by this, believe me, I have heard it all!! "If you can't see the puppies it must be a backyard breeder or scam". This is why we have chosen to use facetime and videos so you can watch the puppies grow and socialize and see the parents interact with them. I do what I do for the best of everyone involved and to protect the life of my puppies and my breeding program.