welcome to our puppy page
Here at stormlake our puppies will be bred from hip scored parents with sound and steady temperaments .
All of our puppies are born in the heart of our family home where I spend the first two weeks after the birth sleeping next to the whelping box with mum and her babies - this is where our puppies will be raised and "remain" with all the hussle and bussle of everyday life going on around them until they leave us for their new homes.
Our puppies will be raised indoors in a clean and busy family environment , once old enough they will spend time during the day playing outside in the fresh air with their mum and lots of interactive toys.
I will not sell any of my puppies as guard or yard dogs so please do not ask .
From the moment our puppies are born they are handled carefully on a daily basis by the family .
Our puppies are raised on a high quality complete food and also introduced to raw feeding which we highly recommend and homes that wish to continue to raw feed would be welcomed .
To purchase your own copy of the raw feeding handbook follow this link
In the weeks that follow after their birth all our puppies will become used to lots of hussle and bussle in the family home including hosehold noises such as the hoover , washing machine, children playing and other pets .
A social sounds cd played is played to them daily with noises such as fireworks , thunder storms etc.
They will also have regular supervised visitors .
After our babies leave us it is down to you to continue to educate and socialize your new puppy,
from the moment you take your new puppy home it will be your ongoing commitment ,time and patience that will form a wonderful bond and will ultimately be what brings out the very best in your future companion .
we always ask new owners to enrol in a suitable puppy training class this is also in our sales contract.
we are always happy to give advice and support , we are never to busy for one of our puppy owners should they ever need advice ~many of our past puppy owners are now good friends .
Our puppies will be wormed from two weeks of age, they will leave here fully vet checked, first full vaccination , microchipped, pedigree , kc registered , four weeks pet plan insurance , comfort blanket, care sheet, collar, comprehensive starter food pack and full after sales advice for life.
All our puppies will leave us with a contract that states if they ever need to be rehomed you must always contact us first, this will hopefully ensure we always know the whereabouts of all our stormlake kids .
All puppies will have their kc paperwork endorsed "X" and "R"
"X" the puppy is restricted from being exported with kennel club documents
"R" the puppy is restricted from having its progeny registered by the kennel club.
These endorsements are placed there for the "future welfare" of my puppies .
*please note a deposit is required to secure your puppy upon birth*
Our puppies are bred and sold first and foremost to be cherished loyal family pets who will love nothing more than to be part of your family and life, for hopefully many years to come.
"What is a Breeder "??
A Breeder (with a Capital "B") is one who thirsts for knowledge & never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of concience, convince and commitment.
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, fancy furniture and deep pile carpets! she gives up the dream of long luxurious cruises in favour of turning that all important show into this years "vacation"
The Breeder goes without sleep ( but never without coffee /cola! )in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry.
The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight .She disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny helpless creature that may be a culmination of a lifetime of dreams.
A Breeders lap is a marvelous place where generations of proudand noble champions once snoozed.
A Breeders hands are strong and firm and often soliled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.
A Breeders back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to show the next choice pup to a championship.
A Breeders shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they are wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.
A Breeder arms are always able to weild a mop, support an arm full of puppies, lend a helping hand to a newcomer.
A Breeders ears are wonderous things, sometimes red (from being talked about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone reciever), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.
A Breeders eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to her own dog's faults, but they are ever so keen to competition's faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.
A Breeders brain is foggy on faces , but can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer. Its so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse; it catalogues thousands of good boning, fine ears, and perfect heads.......
And buries it in the soul, the failures and the ones that didn't turn out.
The Breeders heart is often broken, but beats strongly with hope everlasting.......... And its always in the right place!
OH YES THERE ARE BREEDERS AND THERE ARE BREEDERS !!!