Our main focus in breeding is producing healthy puppies with stable temperaments for lifelong family companionship.
Every litter that we contemplate is planned for the future of our own breeding program, NOT for commercial purposes. We take great care in choosing the prospective sire and dam of each litter with a purpose in mind. In other words, We are not producing pups that we wouldn't want to live with ourselves!
We believe in breeding only when we have a list of qualified homes interested in our puppies. Each potential home is asked to fill out our questionnaire initially as a tool to help us get to know you better. There are absolutely no "right answers" and no "wrong answers" to this little form. We don't ask your annual income or want to know what kind of car you drive (as do some breeders), we just want to get some initial "chit-chat" out of the way before more formally discussing the purchase of one of our pups!
People ALWAYS ask "How many people do you have on your waiting list"? We do keep a database (or "waiting list" if you prefer) of names compiled from submitted questionnaires and query forms noting who is looking for what type of pup (sex, color, pet, showdog, etc.) When each litter is imminent I start contacting people on that list to find out if they are still looking for a pup or not. What I have found over the years is that there is no way to predict how many people will "still be looking" when we start going down our list. Sometimes the first six people on the list are still looking for a pup and will be given first consideration and yet other times we get down to the nineteenth person on the list. When pups are born, of course, the best laid plans can be foiled and those waiting can be quickly disappointed (including ourselves!). As sure as we have five people looking for a female pup, we'll be blessed with a WHOLE litter of males. Murphy's law seems to rule when it comes to things like breeding!
All puppies from Katwala are guaranteed for their entire lifetime. This guarantee includes not only health and temperament concerns, but it also insures short term "babysitting" or full return and placement into a new loving home. If it becomes necessary for any reason (divorce, death, allergy, etc.), we will take back one of my puppies. We feel that we chose to bring these puppies into the world and are thus forever responsible for their love and care. Please feel free to browse our contracts for further information about our prices and guarantees.
Our pups are all born and raised in our home and are all exposed to the sights, sounds and smells of every day living from day one. Our babies are socialized early on with children and other animals. They are each handled on a DAILY basis to insure proper emotional and physical development. I was taught early on to expose pups to many things during their development and have found that Pat Hastings summarized what I was always doing with my pups and called it "The Rule of Sevens".
By the time our pups are 4 or 5 weeks of age they are out with us every morning and evening in the yard (weather permitting) playing ball with the "big dogs". By participating with the whole crew they learn the rules of life not only from their dam but also from other members of the pack.
We welcome visitors to our home after pups have reached a certain age and prospective puppy parents are always welcome to come visit and play. Our puppies do not get released to go to their new homes until they are 8 weeks of age or older. After the pups have reached that age we make our own pick from each litter and then invite prospective parents (already screened and reference checked) to come visit the litter and discuss which pup WE feel would be best for their family situation and why. Everyone looking for a puppy is looking for different traits both physically and mentally and in most cases there is a pup that suits those needs in the litter.Our pups are sent home with A bag full of stuff to get them off to a good start and a folder full of reading material and records for you.. We also welcome new Katwala puppy owners to join us in an exclusive (low volume) email group.
We are not planning to have any pups until the fall of 2017. Information will be updated below as soon as possible about fall pups! We will be making decisions soon (depending on estrus cycle timing) about our breeding plans. For more information and photos of these planned litters please click on the links below.
If you are interested in being contacted when when our next litter is being more formally planned, please fill out our questionnaire and we will email you when there is more information to pass along.
for Potential Future Litters: CH KCee's Whiskey Lullaby at Katwala x CH Bosworth's Flashing the Leather
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