Faq's

How much are your puppies?

Well, the price of each litter varies, depending on the stud dog that we’ve used, costs of the breeding, any complications during pregnancy/whelping/raising puppies, and how long puppies stay with us, but to give you a ballpark idea, look up the cost of a puppy on Kijiji and expect to add anywhere from $500-$1000 to that price.

If you are looking for the best ‘deal’ on a puppy, you have come to the wrong place.  However, if you are looking for a well bred, well raised, family member that comes with a lifetime of support, then you’ll find yourself right at home.

Why don't I get to pick my own puppy?

Every puppy looks adorable,  and while you might fall in love with one based on pictures, or on your visit, we spend an incredible amount of time with them from the time they are born.  

We watch their personalities develop, we learn the strengths of each little one, and what each needs to thrive.  We also use the AVIDOG Puppy Evaluation Test to get an independent and thorough assessment of each puppy.

You’re going to have to trust us when we tell you that the puppy we offer you is the best match for you, based on your application and what you’ve helped us learn about you.

Do I have to crop my puppies ears?

Not if you have a pet/companion.  In fact, we routinely discourage pet owners from doing so.  Cropping is not just the surgery, but requires months of posting the ears to ensure the cartilage forms to keep the ears standing upright.  We crop because we show our dogs to be judged against the breed standard.

My vet says its OK to spay or neuter at 6 months

Ten or more years ago, we would have likely agreed with your vet.  But research and science has since shown that the reproductive organs contribute hormones that are vital to the proper growth and development of your puppy’s bones and ligaments.  We ask you to wait till 18 months because, in this breed, that is when the puppy is typically fully done growing.  

Spaying or neutering before then is much like raising an infant without a healthy diet of milk and fresh fruits/vegetable; It will grow, but will be more susceptible to illness, injury and lifelong complications.

My vet recommends yearly vaccines

To this, we would ask, have you had your yearly polio vaccine? 

We don’t take diseases lightly, nor are we anti-vaxxers, but we do rely on science and reason.  The veterinary community is not as heavily funded for research as we are for human studies, and there is always the matter of revenue generation for veterinary practices, but science shows that when we vaccinate, we trigger the body to create antibodies for the disease we vaccinate against.  There is no hard and fast evidence to suggest these antibodies die off in a year, or even three.  This is why we recommend titre testing to see what your dogs antibody levels are before unnecessarily vaccinating.

Do I have to feed Raw dog food

Our Puppies are weaned on a quality commercial raw dog food, and we feed it to all our adults because after years of research and personal experience, we truly believe it is the best form of nutrition for them.  

However, we understand that 1) not everyone has access to a good commercial raw supplier, and 2) not everyone is comfortable with handling raw dog food. So, while we prefer puppy homes continue to feed a raw diet, we are happy to help you find a quality kibble should that be the route you wish to take.  

If you choose to feed kibble, please do discuss your choice with us as we stritctly follow the DCM study guidelines steering away from legumes.

At the end of the day, the best nutritional outcome for the dog is our primary goal.

NOTE: While we recommend raw, we do not recommend you make it yourself unless you have a thorough understanding of the nutritional needs of a dog.

White Boxers

We don’t often have white Boxers available, but because we love this breed in all its forms, it is very important for us to ensure that people understand:

 – White Boxers are NOT rare.  One of the dogs that went into the creation of this breed was all white, so the colour is intrinsic in the breed.  It just shows up in varying degrees in each dog.

 – White Boxers are NOT more prone to health issues.  Their genetics are the same as their coloured littermates, and if you are getting one from a reputable breeder that tests for heart, hips, and thyroid, they should be equally robust and healthy as their coloured littermates.

 – White Boxers are not albino, but because of the lighter colour of their pigmentation, much like with humans, they do tend to sunburn easier.  If you will be taking your white boxer out in the sun a fair amount, just as you would do for yourself or your child, sunblock/sunscreen is advised.

 – White Boxers cannot be entered in conformation dog shows or used for breeding, but they can, and should still be registered, and can be entered in any other competitive dog sport such as agility, obedience, housework, etc.