Why Nuvet Plus

We do not require you to keep your pet on Nuvet like other breeders. But we do think it is a quality product and highly recommend it.

You take supplements, why should your pet be any different? NuVet Plus is a supplement that offers a holistic approach for dogs of all ages- meaning, it focuses on the body as a whole. NuVet Plus has 33 ingredients which provide much needed amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. This proprietary blend of ingredients help keep all systems of the body functioning at their best.

Here are some of the ingredients in NuVet Plus categorized by their benefits:

• Support for bones and teeth- Calcium (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Chicken Liver, Oyster Shell, Shark Cartilage), Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus (Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Chicken Liver, Oyster Shell, Shark Cartilage), Potassium, Vitamin D, and Zinc

• Cardiovascular support -Cat’s Claw, Evening Primrose Oil, Magnesium, Oyster Shell, Pine Bark, Potassium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin E

• Healthy digestive tract-Alfalfa(prebiotic), Alpha Amylase, Brewers Yeast, Chicken Liver, Papain, Vitamin B1, B3, B5.

• Improved Energy- Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B12, Alpha Amylase, Amino Acids, Brewer’s Yeast, and Chlorophyll (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Primrose, Cat’s Claw).

• Kidney support- Oyster Shell, Phosphorus (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Chicken Liver, Oyster Shell, Shark Cartilage).

• Nervous System Support- Brewer’s Yeast, Calcium, Essential Fatty Acids (Found in Chicken Liver, Evening Primrose Oil), Folic Acid, Magnesium, Oyster Shell, Potassium, Vitamin B Complex.

• Vision- Beta Carotene, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, B3, and C.

• Skin and Coat Support-Beta Carotene, Brewer’s Yeast, Copper, Essential Fatty Acids (Found in Chicken Liver, Evening Primrose Oil.), Iron, L-Cysteine (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Chicken Liver), L Methionine (Found in Alfalfa, Blue Green Algae, Brewer’s Yeast, Chicken Liver) Pine Bark, Shark Cartilage, Vitamin B’s and C.

Keep your pet feeling his best by giving him NuVet Plus for overall support and NuJoint Plus for mobility and flexibility. For more information, please visit www.nuvet.com or call 1-800-474-7044. Don’t forget to have your referral code: 98345

Love is in the air {Texas Siberian Husky Breeder}

Millie and Ghost have bred. We had a first pairing yesterday. We will take 2 (only 2) pre birth, non refundable reservation fees (deposits). Please understand I do not control nature therefore I can not guarantee eye color, coat color, or the sex of the puppies. You must be open to the possibilities. Your reservation fee holds your place in line (example: first pick), it comes off the total due and the remaining balance is due at 8 weeks/Puppy Pick up. I must have a puppy questionnaire on file. Please see our coming soon page for more info.

There is a good chance this will be Ghost’s final litter. As I continue to pursue my dog training certification and start up my puppy socialization / foundation training business, I need to make things a bit easier. Having only one unaltered male will help. I believe we found a quality male in Jasper who will pair wonderfully with all 4 of our females. There is no desire or intention of adding any more dogs to our family (and or program) at this time. This will bring us back down to the original goal of a small breeding program with our main focus on Puppy Training. We will keep you posted on our decision.

*Note: our pack are our family and at this time there is not intention to rehome any of our dogs.

Winter / Ghost Week 9 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Winter is progressing nicely. I was able to feel movement last night. We were laying on my bed cuddling. I love and appreciate these special moments. Winter appears a bit restless at times and while she is still eating and playing normally she does prefer to be close to me. She has started losing the fur on her tummy. I do NOT shave my girls tummy. They lose the fur naturally. If anything I will trim hair around nipples on my longer coat girls.

March 22nd 2021 – March 29th 2021

Week 9

  • She may express milk from her nipples.
  • She may also become restless, seek seclusion and in the last few days, soil the house.
  • Watch for her temperature to drop. Normal is 99.5 to 101. A drop to 97 – 98 on two readings an hour apart will mean the start of pre-labor.
  • She will be ‘nesting’ 12-24 hours before the birth

March 30th 2021

Estimated Due Date. *

  • Average is 62/63 days but may take place from the 58th to the 68th day.
  • Keep watching for that cool to the touch. If you’re actually taking the temp, it does drop from 101 to 98 degrees.
  • Appetite will disappear as whelping approaches.
  • May see a clear discharge from the vulva.
  • At onset of labor may pace, dig, shiver, pant and/or vomit.

*Please note it is not uncommon for girls to go past their due date.

Recourses used : https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingdogs/whelpingdogpregnancycalendar.htm and http://www.maplesprings.com/pregnancy.html

Winter / Ghost Week 8 {Texas Husky Breeders}

Winter is doing very well. Based on current symptoms and past experience I am pretty confident she is a few days behind the pregnancy calendar and will go past due date. Remember estimated due date is based on first tie/pairing and not actual ovulation date. Normal pregnancy length is 58-68 days, but can vary depending on actual ovulation date.

March 16 – March 21

  • Week 8
  • Dam begins to spend a lot more time grooming herself.
  • Her breasts become swollen as her milk forms.
  • Nesting begins as she looks for a place to have her puppies.
  • The dam may not have as big of an appetite during this period.
  • Offer your girl as much as she will eat several times a day rather than one huge meal.
  • Her abdomen can be crowded with puppies.
  • You can feel the puppies move now.
  • Pups have fur and are more active in their crowded space.
  • They move to get into position for birth.

Recourses used : https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingdogs/whelpingdogpregnancycalendar.htm and http://www.maplesprings.com/pregnancy.html

Millie / Ghost {Texas Husky Breeder}

Millie will be paired with Ghost on her upcoming heat. I think this will be a gorgeous litter. With Millie and Ghost both having non traditional colors behind them I believe there is a chance for both traditional and non traditional colors and masks. Based on pedigree I do not expect red and white or whites. Both standard and woolly coats are possible. Blue and brown eyes are expected with all colors and combinations possible. This is a a first time pairing and Millie’s first litter.

I will not be taking deposits on this litter until they have bred. I will only be taking 2 pre birth reserve deposits. If you are interested in this litter feel free to send in a questionnaire (application).

Winter / Ghost {Texas Husky Breeder}

I am so sorry for the lack of updates with Winter. It has ben a bit hectic to say the least. She is doing great though. The last few days she has not wanted to finish her meals, we have had to encourage her with add ins and toppers and she is still picking and eating slow. She is cuddly and loving, still playful with Muffin and Tyrion who she is hanging out with a lot now. According to the pregnancy calculator she is nearing the end of Week 6. I’d like to take this time to remind you all the due dates are estimates and my girls tend to go several days past them. The last week of pregnancy we go on Puppy Watch and take care to never leave our girls alone and I never go far. (just normal household errands). All of our pre birth deposits are reserved and we will take remaining deposits once we are sure the litter is thriving, and the first 3 reserve picks have chosen.

March 1 – March 7

Week 6

  • During the last several weeks, your dog’s nutritional needs nearly double. Feed small meals several times a day.
  • Increase water.
  • Enlargement of mammary glands as nipples darken and enlarge.
  • Your girl could start to be less comfortable, and could vomit on occasion.
  • There may be some clear fluid discharge from the vulva. This is normal.
  • Pigment develops as the pups keep growing.
  • Eyes and lids have formed and remain closed till 2 weeks after birth.

Recourses used : https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/breedingdogs/whelpingdogpregnancycalendar.htm and http://www.maplesprings.com/pregnancy.html

The Great Mask Debate. {Texas Huskies}

We are not here to argue or debate masks vs no masks. We respect your right to do what’s best for your family and we hope you respect ours. With that being said even with the Texas Governor lifting the mask mandate we will still follow social distancing guidelines for puppy pick up. I can give a list of reasons including a soon to be newborn but at the end of the day we all need to respect each other and what we feel we need to do to protect ourselves and our family. Thank you for understanding!

-Missy

March Again? {Texas Siberian Huskies}

Well, it’s March again… or is it still? It’s been a crazy year for sure. We survived the Snow Apocalypses and several days with little to no electricity and a broken pipe. I never want to be that cold again. My son and his girlfriend (who is expecting) had to stay with us while all the water leaks were being fixed in their home. At the same time my hubby came home after being gone for 2 weeks only to have to isolate because he had direct contact with someone who tested positive at work. We found out after he was home for 24 hours and we were very concerned especially for my son’s pregnant girlfriend. Thankfully he never had symptoms and just to be sure he wasn’t asymptomatic he had a test done. All is well.

We have been working on our garden and of course have work still to do with the kitchen remodel. Hubby working out of town makes home projects difficult but we keep plugging along. This next project is closer to home so hopefully that means we can finish things up.

Family/Pack Update

We are doing well. So much is going on, I’m not sure where to start.

Reign is recovering very nicely from having laceration repair surgery. Mazikeen, the puppy we kept from her recent litter is a dream and doing great. We are working on socialization and foundation training with her. It feels good to put my knowledge to work and start building experience. I hope to start making video of her progress once I get my training area set up. Having anxiety this is a huge step for me but one I think I need to take to help me gain experience and confidence.

Jasper has been with us for 3 months and he has settled in nicely. He is still a good boy who loves everyone he meets. My kids have all fallen in love with him. Of course another male (unaltered) means we have to really up our management skills to keep everyone happy. I am so thankful that he adapts easily.

Winter will be paired with Ghost and I will post after mating has taken place. We will take 2-3 pre birth deposits. Based on pedigree we expect a traditional litter of black and whites, and grey and whites with a small chance for white. Reds are not expected. Woolly and Standard coats are expected. Blue eyes are probable but all eye colors are possible.

Our beautiful grandpuppy, Belle (the Saint Bernard) lost her battle with cancer and peacefully went over the Rainbow Bridge. We miss her dearly.

I am fully homeschooling my son. This is time consuming but so far we are enjoying the freedom to explore subjects and really learn material. I am now utilizing planners to keep me organized. I wish I knew what a costly hobby this was going to be before I started. 😀 I hope to start prepping for a larger spring garden this year. Maybe add a few fruit trees. I’m not the greatest at planets and gardening but I’m gonna try. Our hens are finally starting to lay eggs, and the dogs are loving the rewards. haha

That about sums it up. I hope your 2021 is off to a better start.

Hot coffee and random thoughts

As I sip my cinnamon hazelnut coffee and rotate between social media platforms I notice a real trend in lies, exaggerations and misrepresentations. It is not new, in fact you can scroll though my past posts to see I’ve touched on many of these topics in great detail. I balance between dog breeders, dog education and dog training groups/pages, and it is everywhere.

Dog Training: At this time dog training is unregulated. That means anyone can call themselves a dog trainer and offer half assed advice or even charge you to “train” your dog. Being a dog owner who successfully trained your dog to walk on a leash and sit does not make you a trainer any more than changing your own oil makes you a mechanic or removing a splinter makes you a doctor. Dog trainers should have knowledge and experience in not just dog training but at least basic dog behavior. Some trainers choose certification courses, some trainers are self taught and use a mentor, while some watch a few YouTube videos. From adverse trainers to so called balance trainers to positive reinforcement trainers (often called force free) the philosophies and style vary not just between the type of training style but with the individual trainer as well. Please, please choose your trainer carefully.

Dog Breeding: I’m learning dog breeding is highly competitive. It’s as if breeders want to be THE ONLY ONE. Convincing protentional buyers that they are THE BEST AND ONLY OPTION means they basically become used car sales men and say whatever it takes to make that sale. I refuse to play this game. People can charge 3000 for a puppy with mediocre bloodlines, no genetic or health testing and not actively show and that’s honestly not my business. I wish you well. But if people are lying about testing, lying about puppy raising programs, lying about vetting, lying about the “socialization/training”, then that pisses me off. They hide behind the internet and that makes it’s hard to verify breeders are in fact doing what they say. So PLEASE PLEASE if testing, vetting, puppy raising programs (Puppy Culture. Avidog, Badass Breeder, etc.) and/or socialization is important ask for proof. Paperwork, certifications, receipts, videos of them doing the protocols/training/socialization, etc. I can give you a hint, Puppy Culture is not just sound desensitization and toys in pen, in fact that is the least important parts of it. Socialization is so so so much more than your puppy meeting kids and seeing a cat. NOTE: You can get a healthy puppy that’s not raised with specific programs. Often breeders have the experience and knowledge to preform similar protocols without investing in programs, but they SHOULD NOT LIE about it.

*Unfortunately, Puppy Culture (the powerful first 12 weeks that can shape your puppy) is becoming a marketing scam. Breeders say they use it to not just be competitive but to justify prices. Puppy Culture is not a casual program that you can just “say” you do, in fact many breeders discuss how time consuming it is and how they have to work to hard to get it all in. It is especially hard if they have multiple litters or work fulltime. Because there is no certification to prove we use Puppy Culture, we as Puppy Culture breeders are encouraged to document and make available to our puppy parents, video and or live feeds of us working with our litters. It is really the only way to know your breeder is in fact using the program. Please look at the website to see just how detailed the program is and or join the Puppy Culture Facebook group to ask Jane, the creator or other admin how to best verify a breeder is using Puppy Culture. Another great option is to purchase the Puppy Culture program yourself and follow along to ensure your breeder is doing the work!

I am a certified Puppy Start Right Instructor
Our puppies are raised with Puppy Culture

*In addition to the above programs I have also completed Avidog Puppy Socialization course for breeders and owners and I have read The Ultimate Badass Breeder’s Guide. I have completed VSA Fundamentals of Dog Training and Behavior Course and plan on investing in the Dog Training Certification course this Summer/Fall. I continue my education by independent study (books, online webinars, etc.).