Puppy Whelping Service
You know when you've got an exceptional dog! And sometimes we find that our dogs are so exceptional, that we want to breed it to produce more intelligent, driven, obedient dogs who will make the breed better.
You may not have the time, patience, facility, or experience to whelp your own litter; that's where I come in! With 5 years of whleping experience and education on subjects such as general whelping, c-section, fading puppy syndrome, bottle feeding, health of the mother, you can rely on my expertise to get the job done and to do it right.
In my 6 years of whelping, I have seen quite a few scenarios, between naturally delivering 2 single puppy litters-- known for high risk of c-section--to a 36 hour 13 puppy delivery. A mother in labor is my priority, making her comfortable, monitoring the progress of her labor, monitoring puppies, and knowing when to intervene. Whelping a litter correctly can be stressful. It is an extremely involved and time-consuming process as well. You can count on me to give your dog my full attention throughout her labor and delivery, as well as during the critical 3 day period after birth. I enjoy sending video and picture progress updates throughout labor and delivery to ensure that you always know the health and status of your mother and her puppies.
All litters of puppies are delivered in my home--that's right, in my home. Because delivery happens over an extended period of time, I don't trust walking away from your dog while she births. Therefore I move a whelping box into my home, to a quiet safe space, so that I can be feet away from her throughout her delivery. I often keep her in this location until her puppies reach 3-4 days old to ensure that if any puppy gets into trouble, it will be noticed and addressed immediately. I typically move the mother and puppies into the whelping room, just feet from the house, at about day 4, where they can then be carefully monitored by video throughout their days and nights and checked up on easily.
As part of my whelping service, I have puppies dewclaws removed, provide their first round of shots, de-worm, and even assist you with finding exceptional hunting and working homes for your litter.
How Does it Work?
Your breeding female and stud must be breed standard. (Contact me with questions about this.)
Both Sire and Dame should have necessary health clearances, including OFA Hips and Elbows, EIC and CNM testing.
At least one parent should be titled in an AKC or HRC event, level of accomplishment may vary depending upon the breed or special circumstances.
Owner and I will agree on the price of puppies in advance, Legend takes 30% from all puppy sales.
Dog owner must have credit card on file with local vet clinic in case of C-section at time of drop off.
Depending on the dog, I like to have your female at my facility 1-2 weeks before delivery for bonding.
I take care of all: Labor, delivery, whelping, bottle feeding, dewclaw removal, de-worming, administering the first round of shots, photographing and advertsising the litter, meeting with customers to pick their puppies, pickup and payment of all puppies. You are welcome to be as involved in this process as you'd like, but there is no need to stress about the details--I can take care of it all for you!
Contact me for more information!