Both parents are AKC registered and from health tested bloodlines
We handle each puppy daily to not only monitor its health but begin socialization even though they cannot yet hear or see they can smell and be desensitized to touch. Read about how we use Puppy School to help with desensitization.
We continue to monitor daily weights for the entire first week after that we do weekly checkups. We include a record of weights, vaccinations, and de-worming in the health record provided on each pup’s webpage. As a general rule, the pups will gain about an ounce a day through this time.
By week two eyes and ears begin opening and we can tell what type of coat the pups will have.
Week three is when the fun begins the pups start to get their bellies up off the ground, heads come up, and my personal favorite, play begins. This is when we start training the pups in earnest so many new sights, smells, and sounds to be exposed to so that shyness can be avoided.
To read more about how training and socialization continue click here.
Tamara Holdaway of Spottadachs provided me not only with the sweetest puppy, but the best experience. She held my hand through this process, was available 24/7 for questions & concerns of mine. She sent weekly photos (literal doggy photo shoot) that I still cherish to this day. The 24 hour puppy cam was playing in my house all day long! Her puppy training program was a huge factor in potty training, Winnie came home and had minimal accidents after being raised to go potty on grass. Even after I picked up Winifred, Tamara still allowed me to contact her with questions & worries. Overall, there is not a place I trust more than Spottadachs. My pup has zero health issues, a stomach of steel, the happiest, snuggliest demeanor. Tamara – thank you for being the most wonderful breeder & giving me the best puppy in the world.