WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US!
The first thing that you can expect from us is a happy & healthy puppy that will be your companion for many years to come. We like to stay in touch with our new puppy parents and be updated about their accomplishments (big or small) as you are now part of our extended family. We will be your greatest resource throughout this journey. We will be there to help you through the ups and downs of having an energetic Dalmatian puppy.
Our main concern is the health and temperament of our puppies; the pretty comes after 100% of the time. All of our dogs have exceptional temperaments and are just very easy to live with. To ensure that they are as healthy as they can be, we make sure to test all of the parents of our litters for any genetic markers and post the results on a public database called OFA. After they have been tested for their breed specific requirements, they get a CHIC number that certifies that they have been tested.
– ALL hearing and Low Uric Acid results are on there too! –
We do things a little differently than some other breeders. We do not take reservations or deposits because we are more concerned with placing the puppies in the best homes for their personalities and what you are looking for.
Most Dals are great pets as long as they get enough mental and physical exercise. They are great with kids and other dogs as long as they are properly socialized from a young age with us and on with their new owners. It is best to hear from first hand from owners because you are not getting hearsay information. If you are curious about a specific situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Each Puppy Will Have:
• Dew Claws Removed
• Early Neurological Stimulation
• Hearing Tested
• Properly Socialized
• AKC Registered
• Hyperuricosuria (LUA) DNA test
We raise our pups in our home with enriched protocol called Puppy Culture so that they will be ready for anything that they encounter. Part of this is allowing for positive experiences to happen with us, and continued with you, that will shape their behavior when they are adults.
If you have any questions or concerns about what you can expect from us please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU!
First and foremost we expect that you will provide one of our puppies with a loving home. Although we do encourage all of our new puppy parents to compete in some American Kennel Club events, it is not mandatory for you to be chosen to have one of our pups. In fact, most of our puppies that go to their new homes do not compete in in any AKC events!
We do not require that our puppies go to homes that are close to the Pittsburgh area as we are simply more concerned with them finding the perfect forever home.
We would like for our puppies to go through basic obedience classes that will help you shape your puppy into being all that they can be. Positive training is the best way for you to get the most out of your puppy in the long run. We disagree with and do not allow the use of electronic training collars (human operated shock collars not invisible fence collars) because Dalmatians do not respond well to them.
– Quick Tip: Clicker training from a young age works wonders! –
We expect for you to make sure that your Dal has enough mental and physical exercise. Many Dalmatian’s brains will get board easily as they are very smart. That is why they should be given brain games on top of physical exercise.
– Quick Tip: Treat toys/brain games can change your life! –
Having the proper nutrition for your puppy is essential for the quality of life that you can provide. We don’t require for you to feed a certain food, but we are always happy to help you find a high quality food that will work best for your puppy.
Although we understand that it is not for everyone, we would like that you wait to spay/neuter your puppy until after they are 18 months old. We strongly believe that they need these hormones to grow properly and decrease the chances of major health issues. Please see our contract for more information regarding when to spay or neuter.
If you have any questions or concerns about what we expect from you, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.
Please note that show and breeding quality puppies will be sold under a similar, but different contract than the one above.