Hi there, Thank you for your interest in Takaani kennels.
About me, I am a small time breeder as I currently work full-time. Because of that, I tend to only have one litter ever year or two. In the past, I have bred a litter of Pomeranians and a couple of litters of Keeshonden. I took time off breeding to raise my busy family but I have always kept up with competitive obedience training with my dogs as a hobby. Now that the family are grown, I've returned to my passion of raising quality, home raised puppies.
About my dogs. All my dogs train in show handling, rally, barn hunting and obedience. They are family 1st and live with me their entire lives. I believe a happy dog produces healthy, happy, well adjusted puppies. My breeding girls are all OFA'd hips and elbows clear. I also CERF their eyes as well as perform a vet check prior to breeding. If a potential mom is found lacking in any way, she is removed from my breeding program. My stock comes from an experienced, reputable breeder and mentor, Margaret Knight of Naku's eurasiers. Any male I use as stud also has the same clearances prior to breeding.
About the puppies. My puppies are indeed raised under foot. The whole family is involved and friends/relatives visit frequently to help socialize the pups. Many sleepless nights are spent beside the puppy pen whilst they are newborn to ensure their health. Since my pups are part of my family, if even for a short time, they will only go to homes I believe to be the best fit. When the pups are of age, they are vet checked, dewormed (precautionary), microchiped, 1st shots and nails trimmed.