During and after whelping Dams become very protective of their puppies and can be unpredictable. It is best to prepare a space for them away from high traffic areas allowing them privacy. Unless the Dam knows you very well this is not the time to try to get acquainted. If you are not the Dams primary care person do not try to handle the puppies. This holds true with all dogs. If you are not informed about breeding and whelping procedures it is best left to am experienced breeder. Breeding is not as simple as it sounds.
At Badgercrest we practice selective breeding to insure the best possible qualities in our puppies. Selective breeding enables us to "breed out" undesirable traits. For instance if our vet finds one of our dog has a hereditary issue. This dog would be sold on a spay / neuter contract at a lesser price and the buyer would be made aware of what the findings were. This dog would not be used for breeding. Selective breeding also enables us to "breed in" good traits. For example your Sire has a wonderful temperament and beautiful conformation however his mane and plume are a bit on the sparse side. You have a Dam that is gorgeous and has a beautiful mane and plume. This would be a good way to get babies with ample furnishings and the kind of temperament and conformation that is desired. These are just simple explainations of selective breeding. Many choices are made in selective breeding to better the breed. While selective breeding can help to determine health, beauty, temperament and conformation, there are no gaurantees. Nature can play some unfortunate tricks on even the best breeders. A gorgeous and perfect mated pair can sometimes end up with undesirable puppies.
Claude & Blanche Johnson
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