Before you venture to view your puppy for the first time, you are probably a little curious about the family you are purchasing from.
In a nutshell we are 3 generations of animal lovers who thoroughly enjoy the experience of breeding puppies for families to cherish for years.
My love of dogs started in childhood, with Mitzi the Poodle, and grew from there.
Throughout my teens I worked at the local boarding kennels, every Sunday, and more throughout school holidays, eventually having sole charge. Apart from the useful pocket money, I gained years worth of knowledge in the handling, training and caring for every breed, shape, and size of dog imaginable. I am lucky to have a career working in conservation, that enables me to work from home and be with my dogs every day, on our 7 acre smallholding.
The very first litter...
In 1974 my Aunt, gave birth to a baby boy who was sadly diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, a terminal muscle wasting disease. Cousin Dave's love of my dog Sophie, sparked the idea of breeding him his very own dog, one which he could see being born and watch develop. Sophie Dachshund gave birth to 3 puppies, and Dave chose a boy which he named Ralph. Ralph was a great companion for Dave, especially in his low times.
From this first litter a passion for breeding grew, fueled by the pleasure of seeing dogs enhancing peoples lives.
Today I still get that extra buzz when one of our pups goes to a family with a child who has special needs.
Though it is me who will greet you, when you come to visit, behind the scenes my Mother and youngest daughter are an invaluable source of help, whether it is saving an endless supply of newspapers, helping with the internet, or an extra pair of hands throughout whelping.
Hope to see you soon.