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available puppies...
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Applications are now being accepted for our Spring puppies!!
 
 
Female - Giselle
 

Interested in an Older Dog?

From time to time we'll have an older pup or dog available, either one of ours or a dog from another breeder in need of a new home.  If you would consider such a dog, shoot us an email and we'll see if we can't help!

 

 

 



 


Our puppies are raised inside our homes, where they get a ton of attention from friends, family and the rest of our gang. We are strong believers that early socialization and training is vital to raising a confident dog who will become a boon family companion. The pups are given a jumpstart in this by our utilization of the Super Achiever Program, also known as "Early Neurological Stimulation". This involves a series of exercises designed to reduce stress and help puppies become well adjusted adults. This program was developed by Carmen Battaglia PhD, and is used extensively by breeders of military and assistance dogs. 


Check it out here! 
EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION

The following pictures were taken by my good friend, Steven Moore, on his first Ridgeback photo shoot!
Check out his FB page - RIDGEBOOK for more great photos of our wonderful breed.  You can also own your very own copy of RIDGEBOOK VOL. 1.  Click HERE to order!

 
We highly recommend readying Dr. Ian Dunbar's book, "BEFORE AND AFTER YOU GET YOUR PUPPY" as a wonderful training resource for your pup.  You can also find more great training tips on his website, www.siriuspup.com
From time to time we may have an older Ridgeback available for placement, either one of our own or helping to rehome a dog for others.  If you would be interested in an adult rather than a wee pup, please fill out our contact form and we'll see if we can find the perfect adult for you!

 

The Breeder

I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home.
She is my sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.
She makes me smile; She makes me laugh;
She fills my heart with love.
Did some person breed her, or did she just fall from above?

I've never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes;
I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize.
I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain,
the caring of their charges, through the snow or wind or rain.

I've never waited the whole night through for babies to be born,
the stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn.
The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands,
this darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

Should you do that instead of this . . .
or maybe that was wrong?
Alone you fight and hope and pray,
he'll grow up proud and strong.
You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home
You know it's all just up to you; you'll fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right,
two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.
Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight,
to save this little baby, but Dog willing . . . you just MIGHT.

Day one; he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer.
Day two & three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four & five . . . he's still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens.
Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.

You take this little angel, and you bury him alone.
With aching heart and burning tears, one more exhausted groan,
You ask yourself, "Why do this? . . . Why suffer through this pain?"
Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything's explained.

So, when you think of breeders and you label them with "Greed,"
Think of all the things that they endure to fill another's need.
For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money. . .while they pay with all their heart.

... Author Unknown
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