Breeds Standards

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Joining our breeding network is a privilege extended to responsible and compassionate breeders who meet our rigorous standards for ethical breeding and the humane care of puppies. We approve less than 10% of applicants to ensure that every breeder in our network is committed to the highest standards of dog breeding. Before becoming a part of our network, applicants must pledge to adhere to our strict guidelines, including:

Background and Experience:

  1. Maintaining a formal, ongoing relationship with a licensed veterinarian and following a veterinary care program.
  2. Having at least 2 years of experience in dog breeding and having successfully bred at least two litters.
  3. Complying with all local, state, and federal licensing requirements related to breeding.

Care, Health, and Well-being: 4. Ensuring that dogs always have access to clean drinking water and appropriate food.

  1. Providing age, breed, and size-appropriate nutrition and feeding schedules.
  2. Consult with a veterinarian for any changes to the feeding plan.
  3. Offering daily socialization and exercise for dogs.
  4. Allowing puppies access to exercise areas or following a veterinarian-prescribed exercise plan.
  5. Ensuring all breeding areas have safe developmental features like ponds or play areas.
  6. Screening dogs for genetic conditions and diseases before breeding.

Veterinary Care Plans (PVCs): 11. Having a written PVC, certified by a current veterinarian.

  1. PVCs include animal welfare and health plans, parasite control, disease identification and treatment, husbandry plans, vaccinations, and testing.
  2. Maintaining regular care and grooming for dogs.

Quarantine and Waste Management: 14. Having a separate quarantine facility for infectious diseases.

  1. Managing waste responsibly, considering physical well-being, behavior, and genetic disease prevention.

Safe and Clean Environment: 16. Providing a safe and clean environment for all dogs.

  1. Ensuring regular socialization, exercise, interaction, and development.
  2. Not breeding dogs before they are mentally and physically mature, as determined by a veterinarian.
  3. Not breeding bitches older than their breeding age, as per a vet’s evaluation.
  4. Not producing more than 4-6 litters per dog mother, as recommended by a veterinarian.

Healthcare and Adoption: 21. Ensuring puppies are examined by a licensed veterinarian, and receive vaccinations, deworming, and a health check before adoption.

  1. Adhering to federal, state, and local regulations.
  2. Providing a suitable enclosure for puppies with rest areas.

Emergency Preparedness: 24. Having emergency plans for evacuating dogs during emergencies or natural disasters.

  1. Monitoring and maintaining safe humidity and temperature levels.
  2. Providing adequate shelter, shade, and protection from extreme weather conditions.
  3. Equipping facilities with utilities like electricity, water, gas, and waste disposal.

Cleanliness and Hygiene: 28. Cleaning and disinfecting kennels and facilities daily in consultation with a veterinarian.

  1. Avoiding wire floors unless coated.
  2. Cleaning kennels at least once a day.
  3. Providing a stress-free environment for childbirth/breastfeeding.

Placement and Adoption: 32. Placing puppies as needed to ensure they find suitable homes.

  1. Not allowing adoption until puppies are at least 8 weeks old.
  2. Providing accurate information about breed and personality traits.
  3. Conducting thorough screenings of potential families to ensure safe and loving homes.

Responsible Adoption: 36. Never accepting dogs with known health issues.

  1. Ensuring each adopted dog comes with a health card, purchase contract, health guarantee, breed-specific health resources, and documentation if available.
  2. Keeping comprehensive records of waste generated.
  3. Not selling to buyers without inspection and approval.
  4. Offering ongoing guidance and support to new owners.
  5. Assisting in rehoming dogs if necessary.

Transportation: 42. Complying with local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to transportation.

  1. Ensuring awareness and compliance with the rules and regulations mentioned above when arranging transportation for puppies.

Join us in our commitment to responsible breeding and the well-being of puppies. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of dogs and their future families.

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