We have several confirmed ties (over several days) between Winter and Tyrion. Expected due date is mid July. Due dates are estimated and can vary depending on ovulation.
We have a really strong waiting list in place and we are now ready to take deposits. Winter typically has 6-7 puppies, so I feel comfortable taking 4 deposits prebirth. Remaining deposits will be taken after pups are born and deposit holders have chosen. Deposits are NON refundable (they are transferable up to 12 months). Please make sure you are stable and ready to commit to the purchase before placing a deposit.
I can not guarantee what gender, eye color or coat color will be available. If you place a prebirth deposit you must be open to the puppies that are born. I can’t control genetics. In the past we have had blue, parti and bi eyed puppies. Brown is always a possibility. We are NOT blue eyed husky breeders. We love the breed not the eyes. All eye colors love you the same! In the past coat colors included, Black and White, Black, Tan and White, and Red and White. Dirty faces and traditional masks as well as standard coats and semi woolly coats are also possible.
Please feel out a puppy application if you are interested in this litter.
Our next litter will be between Reign x Stark. Breeding expected to be in July (pups in Sept) but it all depends on when Reign cycles next.
I’ve been wanting to do this for years. I just kept putting it off. Finally my husband ordered a scooter and all the gear (alpine outfitters) for Mother’s Day. We will be working with Tyrion and Rayder first. This is going to be a learning experience for us all.
Weights continue to go up. ENS and individual cuddle times are going well.
Here is our surprise litter. 8 gorgeous babies. At this time all are doing well. It took a couple days to not only recover from the guilt but to come to terms with the situation in general. There are no words for how horrible I feel. But we can’t go back, we can only move forward and I choose to go forward with positivity and love. Our only goal at the moment is to find these sweet babies forever humans to love. Look for individual photos and info posted sometime early next week.
*We did not witness any mating and originally assumed this was a false pregnancy. The only male Amara was around was Tyrion. That does make this breeding, line breeding. A detailed explanation of the circumstance of this litter can be found in the previous posts.
Please be mindful of people who do not freely show their pack, who only show puppies but not their adults, who zoom in on puppies but not their surroundings, who do not show where puppies are whelped and raised but only stage and set up photo and video ops. Please watch for people who toss toys in a pen to imitate what they see others do but have no idea of the reasons behind it. People who refuse to invest to better themselves because it’s easier to imitate what others are doing. People who have not taken the time to educate themselves but manipulate what you see by offering up an illusion.
It matters less where dogs are raised, what matters more is the honesty and pride people have in what they are doing, from raising and caring for their own dogs to whelping litters and raising puppies. What good is experience if people have not grown or educated themselves?
The internet allows people to hide behind a screen, free to be whoever they think you want them to be…. Watch for honesty in claims being made about certifications, programs being used, pedigrees, showing, vet care, etc. ASK FOR PROOF! No one is perfect, we all make mistakes and even when we think we are doing everything right nature throws us a curve ball. Mistakes and accidents must happen for us to grow and seek out new information.
Just be careful out there…… remember all that glitters and sparkles is not gold! Sometimes it is just someone good at smoke, mirrors, manipulation, imitation, setting the stage and photoshop!!
2019 was the year of growth for us. I was blessed with wonderful friendships and mentors. The knowledge gained though years of hands on experience and growth is invaluable and I am I so thankful to have people so willing to share that with me when I’ve needed help.
This year we incorporated Puppy Culture into our program and with it a new found understanding and appreciation for the importance of early socialization in puppies beginning at birth! This has sparked a desire to learn more and has paved the way for a possible new venture. I will be continuing my education in January 2020 by starting the Karen Pryor Academy, Puppy Start Right Instructor Course. I believe so much in early puppy socialization and providing a good foundation for puppies that I hope to not only add this knowledge to my program but to start instructing puppy classes in 2020. I am inspired by the science behind early socialization and positive force free training that I want to share it with puppy parents everywhere to help provide a good foundation for their puppies and preventing many of the typical behavior issues that can lead to frustration and possible homeless pets. Because I believe I can make a difference I will be launching (c) Sit n Stay Pawsitive in 2020!
We have made some changes in 2019. Autumn has officially retired from breeding and was recently spayed. She will be wonderful grandma to Winter’s pups and a great auntie to all our babies here. Going into 2020 we have 3 females and 2 males intact and the remaining 5 are altered. A reminder that we will be resting our intact girls on their next heat cycle and will not have litters until late 2020. If you can not wait for our next litters I would love to refer you to another breeder that I trust. 2019 was full of blessings and loss. Losing a life sadly happens but is never easy. We love and value each life born here and mourn each loss. 2020 brings more work on kennels, building whelping and puppy rooms, enrichment equipment and a new venture for my son …. bikejoring.
I am so thankful for my family who helps not only to care for our pack and litters but supports me when things get tough and anxiety sets in. I really could not do this without them and surely would not be able to move on to this next step without their words of encouragement and them sharing my excitement. I also want to thank you, our puppy families for your support and for loving our babies and giving them wonderful homes…. you are the reason we do this.
Good Morning Friends! We are going to have a busy early 2019! Mother Nature threw a curve ball at us, but it is not a surprise. Female canine’s cycle sync up just like human females. Winter was originally “suppose” to come into heat back in Sept which would have been 8 months from her previous heat. Instead she waited until November and started her heat a week before Reign’s expected cycle. We knew there was a chance this would happen. What surprised us was that them both being in heat brought Amara into heat earlier than expected. She and Autumn have been on the same cycle since they started. After a lot of thought and discussion with family we decided to go ahead and allow her to breed with Ghost. She is due early February. We think the spacing of the litters will make thing a bit easier. Developmentally Amara’s puppies will be behind Winter and Reign’s (if she is pregnant) making things easier on us. So far Autumn has not come into heat. At this time we plan to skip Autumn’s next heat. This will be hard for Autumn because she and Amara have always had litters at the same time. She loves being a mommy and is really good at it. We are worried about jealously issues so we will be keeping an eye on her.
We knew bringing more girls into our breeding program would be mean an increase in more litters at the sometime, but we do not want to overload ourselves or our girls. Their health is always our top propriety as is having the time to care for the litters and making sure we find them all forever homes. At this time I plan on staying home and making sure everyone gets adequate attention and supervision.
Our upcoming litters page has info on our current plans. We are taking deposits on Amara and Ghost’s litter. I will be taking deposits on Winter’s litter once I can confirm pregnancy and I will NOT take deposits on Reign litter until after the litter is born. Puppy Applications will need to be on file for all new families. Puppy application does not guarantee you a puppy. I can refuse anyone a pup at anytime for any reason.
Please feel free to message me with any questions, or concerns.
At this time we plan to breed Amara on her next heat cycle. We are estimating that to be April (ish) She tends to go about 8 months between heats. Amara is always bred to Ghost unless we choose an outside stud for her. We may look into that in the future.
We plan on breeding Winter on her next heat cycle as well. She has matured nicely. Her height and weight are within standard. She has a semi wooly coat that is extremely full and plush. Her temperament is similar to her grand dam, Nikita. She is calm, but playful and very loving! Winter will be bred to Tyrion.
We have tentatively planned to breed Reign late 2018/early 2019. It all depends on heat cycles, age, temperament and health. Reign was originally set to be paired with Tyrion, but my daughter has decided to get Stark neutered, and we wanted to pair them at least once. So the much awaited Reign/Tyrion litter will be later in 2019.
At this time we do not plan on breeding Autumn this year. As we evaluate the direction we want to go with our program there is a chance we will retire Autumn. If that happens she of course will remain her with us.
I will post more when we get confirmation of heat cycles, etc.
Vet Visits and Go Home Dates. PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST!
*8 weeks on 12/28 (must be paid for and picked up by this date. If you are traveling for the holidays and need me to hold the pup longer please let me know in ADVANCE. A boarding fee may apply to cover food, additional vaccinations needed, repeat fecal test before leaving, etc. The puppy still must be paid off by this date regardless of when you pick it up!!)
*Vet Visit Dec 20th (Pups can go after this date if they get the all clear by the vet. It is earlier than I like, but I am trying to be flexible due to traveling and the holidays.)
*8 weeks on 1/03 (must be paid for and picked up by this date. If you are traveling for the holidays and need me to hold the pup longer please let me know in ADVANCE. A boarding fee may apply to cover food, additional vaccinations needed, repeat fecal test before leaving, etc. The puppy still must be paid off by this date regardless of when you pick it up!!)
*Vet Visit Dec 28th (Pups can go after this date if they get the all clear by the vet. It is earlier than I like, but I am trying to be flexible due to traveling and the holidays.)
*You have 72 hours from the time you pick up your pup to have your licensed vet do a check up. If you choose not to have your pup checked out by a licensed vet within 72 hours, your guarantees are void! NO exceptions! Proof of visit must be emailed to me within 72 hours! You can scan or take a photo of vet receipt. Must contain your name, pets name and vets info!!
*Please make this appointment NOW and schedule your pick up with me. It is important for your vet to check the puppy out and confirm it is healthy, as well as set you up on a vaccination schedule!
*Your puppy is NOT fully protected from disease until they have had their COMPLETE series of vaccinations, DO NOT take your puppy out. Not to Pet Stores, Not to Grandma’s house, Not to the pet friendly stores and restaurants, and Not on the side of the road on your drive home! If you are traveling a great distance, use puppy pads in a crate. Take precautions when allowing visitors into your home!
*Your puppy leaves me healthy to the best of my knowledge. They are up to date on vaccinations, de worming, vet checked and fecal tested (parasite free). It is up to you to do what you can to keep your puppy healthy!