How do I find a puppy?

If you get to the end of this post, you will see photos of past litters of darling babies.

Here is a good article from AKC about how breeders screen potential buyers.  While I don’t totally agree with everything in this page, it shows the amount of care a good breeder takes to find the best family for the best puppy.

http://www.akc.org/content/dog-breeding/articles/breeders-evaluate-buyers/

Sadly, I had hoped to breed a litter in a couple months, but my girl came into season 2 months early and I didn’t have her testing completed, so plans have been changed and the timing will be close to the end of the year.  I keep a list of names, and once I know I am about to breed, I make contact with the inquiries again to see if you are still interested.  I don’t collect deposits until I know I can promise you a puppy, but I will update you on your chances of getting one of my puppies.  I can sometimes suggest a club breeder that might be taking names, as well.  So here are images of past puppies:

Future breeding plans

We had hopes of breeding Giuditta this summer but she came into season 2 months earlier than expected.  We had not completed her hip/eye/ and DNA testing, so we could not breed her.  Hopefully she will come into season again before the end of the year and we can plan a litter.  The sire we have chosen for her is a wonderful boy named Barbelo whom we have used with some of our other girls with great success.  Check Giuditta’s page to see updates on her health testing as we complete them.

June 8, 2017

Back Online!

Hello again!  After a very brief change in hosting services, we are back online again.  Hopefully, we will be able to keep in contact more often.  If you’re in the market for a puppy, be sure to bookmark this website in your browser so that you can check the NEWS for the next breeding!  Thank you so much….

4 puppies at 8.5 weeks

(Note:  This photo is from 2016.  The brown puppy is my Ori.  Check out her page!)

This time I was able to get all 4 puppies at one time.  We have a board across the gate to the dog run because they all run out if we open the gate.  This way we can keep the pups in, the adult dogs can jump over, and we can open the gate without having to chase 4 puppies running amok.

Pesca has a CHIC number!

The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) has included the Lagotto breed in their CHIC registry.  To qualify for a CHIC number, we must complete several DNA tests, have hips scored, eye tested and knees rated.  While it doesn’t guarantee good scores, it gives the puppy buyer the opportunity to make sure the breeder has conducted the tests, and a way to check on those results.  Here is a copy of Pesca’s certificate of CHIC Number: