At Prairie Willow Dogs, we believe that breeding dogs is not just a business; it's a responsibility. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment for our dogs and producing healthy, well-socialized puppies that will become cherished members of their forever families.
In this blog, we delve into our approach to ethical breeding and the steps we take to ensure the happiness and well-being of our canine companions.
Ethical Breeding Practices:
Ethics are at the core of our breeding program. We prioritize the health and welfare of our dogs above all else. We carefully select breeding pairs based on health certifications, temperament, and breed standards. Our goal is to produce puppies with sound genetic backgrounds and exceptional traits that represent the best of their respective breeds.
Health Screening and Genetic Testing:
To minimize the risk of hereditary diseases, we prioritize the health of our breeding dogs through comprehensive health screenings and genetic testing. Our testing process includes utilizing Embark for common breed-specific conditions, specifically focusing on testing for DM (Degenerative Myelopathy). Additionally, we conduct hip evaluations through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) using PennHip, and elbow assessments through OFA. These measures help us reduce the likelihood of passing on genetic conditions to future generations, ensuring the overall health and well-being of our parent dogs and their offspring.
Comprehensive Veterinary Care:
Our dogs receive regular veterinary check-ups and preventative care. Vaccinations, deworming, and parasite control are all part of our routine healthcare protocol. We also provide proper nutrition and exercise to maintain optimal physical and mental well-being.
Early Socialization and Training:
We believe in the importance of early socialization and positive reinforcement training for our puppies. From a young age, our puppies are exposed to various stimuli, experiences, and social interactions to promote their adaptability and confidence. This early foundation sets them up for success in their new homes and contributes to their well-rounded personalities.
Our commitment to our dogs and their families extends beyond the adoption process. We offer lifetime support and guidance to ensure a successful transition and ongoing care. We are always available to address any questions or concerns that arise and provide resources for training, health, and general dog care.
Choosing a dog from Prairie Willow Dogs means choosing a breeder committed to ethical practices, the health of the breed, and the happiness of their canine companions. Our dedication to responsible breeding, comprehensive veterinary care, early socialization, and lifetime support sets us apart. If you're seeking a well-bred, loving, and healthy companion, we invite you to explore the wonderful dogs available from Prairie Willow Dogs.
Feel free to contact us for more information, and we'll be delighted to help you find the perfect furry addition to your family. Together, let's make your canine companion dreams come true!