Misc. Puppy information!
Our puppies are all born in our home, under very close supervision. We have them close even as we sleep. Which of course also means we get woke up all hours of the night. But we want to hear if anyone sounds like they could be in distress. Sometimes moms lay right on their puppies not noticing.
“Deposit information,” “What comes with your puppy,” “FAQ” and “To get a puppy, or not,” pages are started each on their own page, please check them out. A puppy is a very serious decision. Please do not get a puppy, or a dog if you have any hesitation about long term responsibility of a furry best friend.
Some parents and grandparents OFA certificates are on the parents pages, (Orthopedic Foundation Association) for patellas, hips and eyes as recommended by the breed club. No other breeder I know of does as much health testing, over such a long time for Westie’s as we do. Cavalier breeders are a great group, many do testing. The other breeds vary a lot if breeders do testing.
(Many breeders do no testing at all!)
We care about our dogs and their puppies!
I usually take pictures when the puppies are 3 to 4 weeks old and have their eyes open. The selection for a puppy changes quickly, and as you can see by the photos each of our babies are adorable! Fortunately they are all so cute and everyone likes something a bit different even when there is just one available he/she is still the perfect puppy for somebody.
The puppies will be ready for their new home when they turn 8 weeks old. Moms due are listed under the current puppies section on each page. Please see each litter listed for availability, and check the note of “moms due” near the bottom of each puppy page if none are available.
We often have a short list of deposits from families waiting for a puppy. Or email if interested in an adult, future puppy, or any questions you have that you don’t find answered here, or on the other pages.
The mom’s like to cycle at the same time as their friends. We may have no puppies at all, and then suddenly like a snowball effect have lots of puppies! (Female canines only cycle about once or twice a year, unlike some other mammal’s.)
Half the moms came in season at the same time, now the other half of the moms did it again!
Its too early to tell yet if those due more then a month away or more are expecting for sure, or not.
Deposit information for future puppies
Until the puppies arrive we just don’t know how many, or what sex they will be. Deposits for puppies not born yet are simply for a puppy either in an expected litter, or for one who will be 8 weeks old closest to when a puppy is desired. We let families pick their puppy in the order we have received deposits.