Are you looking for your new best friend? Click on the tabs to the left to find out more
about the breed, to see pictures of the puppies and my adult dogs, or to find information about taking
Our family loves animals and strives to provide happy healthy puppies for other animal lovers. All of
our puppies are raised in our home with constant contact from us. We never put our dogs or puppies
in kennels, since we believe they need us just as much as we need them. Our dogs get plenty of
exercise in our 2 1/2 acre yard we refer to as doggie heaven, with the creek to play in, farm animals to
investigate, and lots of room to roam. Since our puppies are handled and fussed over from day one
and are exposed to just about everything, they are accustom to being around people and animals and
are ready for just about any situation in their new homes.
We start training the puppies while they are with us. Most puppies will come when called and often
know when to return to their crate on command. We also start potty training at three weeks when the
puppies begin to leave the comfort of their bed and venture out to explore. We start the training with
puppy pads, and often by the time they are ready for their new homes have learned to go out the
doggie door and go outside. Also very important, the puppies are bathed several times a week starting
the first week, so they learn to tolerate bathing. If a regular routine of bathing is maintained, your
puppy will be happy to jump in the tub and have their bath. For more training tips, click on the tab for
We live in Western Washington just off I-5 within easy access to Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia,
Vancouver and the Portland Oregon area. Our dogs are advertised in major northwest newspapers, so
we have visitors come from all over to find the puppy for them. This web site is to enable you to
actually see the dogs without coming to our home and to gain information about the dogs. Then if you
want to you can contact us for more information or to set up an appointment to come see the puppies
in person. Often there is a waiting list for the puppies, so make sure your on it if you want one of our
A Breeder's Life
A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who
wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment. One that shares this knowledge
and guides those interested.
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and
deep pile carpeting! She gives up the dreams of a long luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all
important show into this year's "vacation".
The Breeder goes without sleep in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the
birth process, and afterwards, over every little wiggle or cry.
The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight. She
disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth, to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a
tiny helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.
A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where dogs of proud and noble heritage often snooze.
A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts
of a puppy's wet nose.
A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from bending and sitting in the whelping box, but are
strong enough to guide that new little pup to maturity.
A Breeder's shoulders are often heaped with responsibility, but they're wide enough to support the
weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.
A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a helping A
Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about), or strangely shaped
(from being pressed against a phone receiver). Often deaf to criticism, yet always fine tuned to the
whimper of an anxious puppy.
A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer.
The Breeder's heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting.......and it's always in
the right place! Oh, yes, there are breeders, and then, there are Breeders!!!