Our puppies are born and raised inside our home. Either in our dining room or our main room (where my computer desk is) and both are next to our living room. They are exposed to all sorts of sights, sounds, cats, dogs and my daughter on a daily basis. We train our puppies to go potty on newspaper on a rabbit tray for easier clean up. Puppies are dewormed at 2, 4, 6, 8 weeks of age, given first 5 way puppy vaccine at 8 weeks, microchipped and examined by a licensed veterinarian prior to leaving our home.
We send our puppies home with 4 pounds of food, appropriate leash and collar/ slip lead, a few toys, a health record of each deworming, vaccine, microchip and health certificate. I also pay for their AKC Registrations which will be emailed and a hard copy will be mailed to you from AKC once completed.
Any litter we have is for ourselves first are foremost. We reserve first pick male and female from day one. Show/Performance homes will be able to choose after we select ours. Although most of the dogs we produce can be shown and finished we do think they deserve loving pet homes thus remaining puppies will be placed by order of deposit received. I do allow the new owners to choose their puppy. I have only had to step in once in 12 years of breeding because I felt they were not choosing the correct puppy for their family. I only accept deposits if I can guarantee you a puppy. For example. If 6 puppies were born, I automatically reserve 2, thus only 4 remaining puppies will be available for deposit. Evaluations are done when the puppies are 8 weeks of age, sometimes they do not turn out to what I was looking for then I may have a puppy available after everyone else has chosen their puppies.
I select my puppies based on whom I feel has the best structure. My breeding programs first priority is temperament without excluding health and pedigree. This allows me to be extremely picky when the puppies are 8 weeks old. Whether you have 2nd pick after me or last pick, no one will be getting a bad/unwanted puppy.
Yes- However, I only allow visitors with approved applications and deposits when the puppies are 5-6 weeks of age by appointment only. This is my home, not a pet shop. Although I have nothing to hide I do have dog chores and work full time. The health and well being of my dogs and puppies means WAY more to me than a sale of a puppy to have any member of the public just coming onto our property after being god knows where and intentionally or unintentionally bringing unwelcome diseases that can be fatal. Unfortunately, we did learned this the hard way.
Yes. We cover any puppy we breed for two years against eye diseases and hip dysplasia. Elbows as well for the Finnish Lapphunds. I have a 5 page sales contract with my written health gurantee which is given prior to picking up your puppy.
I am not God and cannot nor will ever say the puppy you get from me will never or ever come down with something in its lifetime. However, I try my very best to make sure my dogs are healthy inside and out. If I learn or discover anything I am open and honest about it. I will stop using a line if it can/possibly will produce any progeny that would cause a difficult life for the dog and its owners. I breed as a very expensive hobby as it is a passion for me not a means of income.
Communication is key also, if something does come up please notify me as soon as possible. I will try my best to research and help.
I am sorry if I have not responded to you in a timely manner, please know it is not intentional. Between dog chores, working full time second shift, raising my daughter who does go to school and sometimes sleep. My mind can get off track from time to time. The fastest way to reach me is through Facebook Messenger whether my personal page or my Facebook page: Midnight White Siberians and Finnish Lapphunds.
If I offer you a puppy, it is because I am guaranteeing you a puppy. It is your choice to send a deposit to reserve one of our puppies. Once our puppies are reserved we refer prospective homes to other reputable breeders or ask them to wait for another litter. Thus no, the deposit if non-refundable, especially if you found another puppy from another breeder. I will e-mail you a deposit form to be mailed to me, if you have any questions once receiving it please contact me and ask questions if you have them.
If you come to visit or when you pick up the puppy and we have that sixth sense that hey a puppy from me is not going to be the best fit for you, me, and most importantly the puppy... then I will gladly refund your deposit right then and there.
With all due respect, I do not care how much money you have, if I get a bad vibe or hear something bad/unsettling from another breeder (the dog breeding world is very small and a lot of us talk to each other) you are not getting one of my puppies.
All of my dogs sleep inside at night in crates. During the day, most are in dog kennels the smallest run being 4 feet wide by 12 feet long. This run is used primarily when females are season. The other kennels are 6x12 or 10x12. We have a few that are 12 x 12 also. There are 2-4 dogs depending on the size of the kennel so they have someone to play with. I have a 30x40 Carport to provide shade and shelter for them as well. The dogs are all rotated to have family time inside our home.
We feed our dogs a limited ingredient dog food as we are a firm believer that a lot of the health issues out there are because of the unhealthy crap that is in a lot of dog foods. We use diatomaceous earth around our yard and use natural sprays to help keep ticks and mosquitos away. We do not use pesticides on our dogs. They are also dewormed multiple times a year.
Deposits are personal checks mailed to my home address. Remaining balances must be paid in cash when you pick up your puppy. Please know this is nothing personal, experiences have just made us change our ways.
Yes!! Once the deposit is received I email a list of recommended products to help prepare you for your new puppy. As time passes closer to pick up time I will email my contract and health guarantee for review as well as puppy instructions.
I am available as much as I can be to help answer any questions at any time. I am not the breeder who collects your money and says have a nice life. I love being involved :).
I allow my puppies to leave at 8 weeks old after health certificates are issued. The first two weeks should be used as a bonding time. Only work on crate training, potty training and getting to know one another. Once the puppy is 10 weeks old he/she is in their imprinting stage. This is the most critical training time in your puppies life. The next 8 weeks is when you should focus on your commands. The work you do or do not do is what is going to show when your dog is an adult. If your not willing to put in the work when the puppy is 10-18 weeks old I would strongly suggest waiting for another puppy until you can devote your time accordingly.
NO!!! You do not want to cause additional stress on your puppy and potentially pick up a fatal disease. The first two weeks after getting your puppy needs to be low key. It will be his/her first time away from mom, siblings and life as they knew it. They need time to adjust. They may scream murderous sounds all night for the first few nights but it passes. Your puppy will only have had 1 puppy shot and will need another 2 more before you should ever consider bringing them to a high public area. Safety first!!!!
Yes, Prior to covid we would invite you into our home and sit and play with the puppies. Now, I am meeting everyone outside, weather permitting. There is adequate place to properly stay 6 feet apart and still enjoy the puppies or go see the goats/ducks/chickens if you wish. If you are wanting to meet some adult dogs I will bring each dog out to meet you personally. Masks optional. I am fully vaccinated.