Ethics and an outline about us...
what you, as a potential AKC/ purebred
puppy buyer, should
Acquiring your puppy from a pet shop or
an animal Shelter/ humane society, that places puppies in masses
and that are only in it for your
"donations" or for their profit margin,
can be a very
risky and costly choice. None of these
animals will come to you with any realistic back
ground check, which means you and your family
will be at their mercy.
Once upon a
time, we backed and donated many supplies and
funds to these organizations, including not less
than a thousand dollars for the human and
canine, Hurricane Katrina victims. The reward
for this assistance was the mandatory spay and
neuter law and blame for all puppy overcrowding
on all purebred dog breeders.
slap in the face, it has been discovered that
there have been many illegal smuggling of
"rescue" mongrel puppies from Mexico and other
countries by these very same organizations and in
order to keep up with all the public demand.
of "purebred puppies" that ever end up
in these shelters
and yet some of these animal activists would
have you believe that you can pay a nominal
"donation" and end up with a, fully
health tested, AKC champion or
purebred puppy or dog and just by attending your local dog pound/
While mongrel dogs and
puppies need homes too, responsible, purebred dog
breeders should not be blamed or punished for
Whatever happened to...
"mandatory tattooing / micro-chipping"?
This way the
dog owner pays for the infraction, not the dog?
institutions are also not required to provide
you with more than a one year, "general
health" guarantee and that will keep them
in the clear as the most severe genetic defects,
such as Hip Dysplasia, rarely shows up until
a canine's skeletal structure is finished
forming, at TWO years of age.
While we appreciate and
still contribute to a few small, private breed rescue persons, we
believe that, on a large scale, it is next
to impossible for any pet shop or commercial
institution, that has an assembly line of
at any one given time, to properly socialize,
care for and prepare each individual puppy to be
secure and comfortable in a typical home environment
or with a human family.
thrive MUCH better when they come from one
loving home to another.
big part of what DTR is all about, is:
where we came from and the great dogs that have
been shared with us along the way. We are very
thankful for the bloodlines that are featured
throughout our site. They have
given us our start and are still helping us to reach the finish line of
success in our canine venture.
because of our strict, health standards, we are proud to
be one of the few remaining drug free fanciers. Our canines are shown in
their natural condition and are exhibited, right off
the ranch, not fresh out of a pharmacy.
the required breed health tests that both of the
parent dogs of your new puppy should have passed.
Welsh Corgis ...
Corgi parents should be DNA'd clear or
non-exhibitors of Von Willow brand's
Disease (VWD). They should also be OFA'd on
their hips and cleared by a Canine
Ophthalmologist against having any serious eye
defects as well. There is now also a new DNA test out
there for Corgis regarding DM or (Degenerative
Myelopothy) and so all ethical Corgi breeders are
also guaranteeing their puppies against it and
are adding this important health test to their breeding
should be OFA'd on
their hips, their Cardiac and their knees/ Patella and
they too are Ophthalmologist screened on their eyes.
now more common in the Akita, for example, than Hip Dysplasia,
and will often present before other
autoimmune related disorders. Hypothyroidism
alone can cause seizures, skin and coat
problems, temperament problems and fertility
problems, Since the Akita is a LARGE and imposing breed,
it makes the OFA / MSU thyroid screening a VERY important
requirement for any Akita breeder's
foundation/ breeding stock. We have also screened our own Akitas against hip
dysplasia, VWD, elbow dysplasia, luxating patella and
we have had their
eyes tested and cleared, by a canine ophthalmologist,
against having cataracts or PRA.
the majority of the general public is not
looking to show, breed or campaign their
dog. They are looking for a healthy and
sound "canine" family member that is a
good representative of whatever breed they have
***All of our "companion", purebred, puppies are
sold, including their AKC paperwork, (Proof of
Pureblood) but they are also placed on a spay
/ neuter contract which is a "limited" or "non-breeding"
registration with the AKC.