Sunday, March 17, 2013

More Playtime With Mom

Chester is now 11 weeks old.  He is a typical 11 week old singleton puppy.  He adores his momma and he loves to play!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

AKC Breeder Of Merit - REALLY???

Anyone can swipe graphics from websites.  It really isn't that difficult to do.  So if someone uses a logo showing themselves as an AKC Breeder Of Merit - don't just make the assumtion that they truly have applied and been accepted into the program sponsored by the American Kennel Club.

Here are the requirements to be a member of this elite group:


  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
  • Earned at least 4 Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on dogs they bred/co-bred.
  • Member of an AKC club.
  • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.
There is a place on AKC's website where you can actually check if a breeder has been awarded the distinction of being a breeder of merit.  Here is the link: 

And finally - when you receive your puppy's registration - there will be proof one is an actual Breeder Of Merit:

Do your homework!  If a breeder advertises that they are a Breeder Of Merit then search for them on AKC's website.  Ask to see proof of their AKC titles on dogs they have bred or co-bred.  Ask what AKC club in which they are a member and contact that club to verify membership.  Ask to see health screen results. 
If you wait to receive your AKC registration and find at that point that the breeder in question is NOT a Breeder Of Merit - likely it's too late to do anything about the situation.  If you care about the integrity and honesty of the breeder you select, don't just believe they are telling you the truth.  Have them produce the proof.
I'll be reporting the "breeder" I found falsely sporting the Breeder Of Merit logo on their website.  How dare you lie about your credentials!  Some people will do anything to make you believe they are a responsible breeder when all they really are is a small scale puppy mill.


Here is Sabrina and her little boy Chester who is totally in love with his Aunt Samantha!  Chester will be going to his forever home the first week of April.  He is a lover of a puppy!  And he adores playing with Sam.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pile Of Puppies

CH Kiki & CH Magic welcomed their babies into the world Friday afternoon. Two girls and one boy. Mom and kids are doing great. Dad just wants a cookie! :)