And it just gets BETTER.....Tyler from Urban Hills Standard Poodles is pregnant too! Dawn and I have been friends for many years and have never had a litter at the same time.....these girls are due within 24 hours of each other! Please visit their website and Facebook page and watch as this special event happens! Urban Hills is a small, in home breeder just like Crossbrook! Thanks for sharing this joy with ALL of us!
We are a small scale breeder, only a few litters a year. We are located in St. Louis, MO. These babies are born in our home, handled from the minute they are born, and raised around our other dogs and family members. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to visit as SOON as the babies are old enough! This protocol is what produces the wonderful temperaments and builds confidence in our puppies. Local families getting a puppy are "required" to visit a minimum of once a week. This not only introduces the puppy to his/her new family, it also helps to socialize every puppy in the litter. Because let's face it, it is impossible to just love on your own puppy when there are many :)
Tails are docked and dewclaws are removed between 3 and 5 days old. Deworming is started at 2 weeks and continues until the puppies go home. Shots are given, and puppies are taken to our vet for their 8 week check up. Puppies will come with AKC registration. Puppies will be sold with limited AKC registration unless arrangements are made otherwise. They may also be registered UKC as well. We offer a 2 year health guarantee. Our health guarantee reflects the health testing that goes into preparations for a litter.
When looking for your puppy, it can be overwhelming. The number of breeders out there is daunting. My goal is for every puppy to find his/her forever perfect home. If I can help you in your search I will! While some large scale breeders can produce healthy puppies, it is unlikely they will be well socialized. It is a tremendous amount of work, 24/7 really, to produce healthy AND emotionally stable puppies.
We post pictures and/or videos daily on our facebook page, and weekly individual pictures on the website as well. We have nothing to hide, we like to keep it real :) So there will undoubtedly be a mess....but it is SO worth the work!
Puppy Mill defined..... A puppy mill, sometimes known as a puppy farm, is a type of commercial dog breeding facility...The ASPCA uses a similar definition: "a large-scale commercial breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs"
SO...it doesn't have to be a cage with a dirt floor, dirty water and feces everywhere. Puppies need to be socialized when they are very young to easily become confident, well adjusted adults. There are high volume kennels producing fearful, emotionally unhealthy puppies.