Jim and I are not professional breeders , this is Cathryn's hobby , we are both medical in our back grounds but Jim is now retired and Cathryn is semi - retired. We really started breeding after a throw away comment while walking Lizzy one day with some friends. The comment was " wouldn't they make beautiful puppies !" . The rest as they say is history.
We , well mostly Cathryn , loves the whole process of breeding and rearing the puppies. The puppy cuddling, the weaning and meeting exited new puppy owner but less so the puppy poop ! We have a lady called Fiona who lives in our village and helps us out with looking after the pups. Cathryn has a team of puppy cuddling friends who love it as much as she does.
We are fortunate to live in the country and to have a house big enough to be able to deliver and rear the puppies within our home. A room off of the kitchen, which is warm and dry. From there, when the puppies are a bit older, we can take them out to a safe enclosed yard where they are fed and can play. Then comes the fun of herding them all back in again !
We are always sad and yet happy to see them finally leave to go to their new families. At 8 weeks, the puppies are ready to join their new families and we are ready to see them go !