FLAT COATED RETRIEVERS
MINIATURE WIRE HAIRED DACHSHUNDS
Please feel free to browse my website and learn a little more about myself and my dogs. I am continuing to add content and I make every effort to update the website regularly.
So a little about myself. I currently live in Timmins, Ontario, Canada where I have lived my entire life. I am married and have one son who is in his late twenties. I am a nurse at our local hospital and assist my husband in running our busy contracting business. My love for my flat coats and miniature wire daschunds is where my true passion is. I participate in conformation and if time permits other organized activities such as field training and barn hunt. Our dogs live in our home and under our feet and are happiest spending time enjoying the cottage in the summer and sharing the couch with my husband and I in the evenings. There are very few times when you will not see me with my dogs.
The name Freestyle seemed a fitting kennel name due to my family's passion for motocross racing while my son was growing up. The better part of our summers were spent travelling on weekends to races.
Health and temperament is of the upmost importance in my breeding program. Litters are planned carefully and I usually keep a puppy to move my program forward. Health testing is completed prior to breeding any of the dogs in my program.
Puppies are CKC Registered, microchipped and receive their first set of vaccines. Puppies are also sold on a non breeding agreement and must be spayed or neutered at the agreed upon time in the contract.
Puppies remain with me until they are 12-14 weeks of age. At nine to ten weeks I begin crate training and house training as well as introducing them to leash training. I have found that puppies adjust better in their new homes if they remain with their litter mates and a more controlled environment a little longer. Because I breed Flat Coated Retrievers I see notice the smaller breeds need a little more time before they are ready to leave for their forever homes. I have been asked if this will affect how their puppy will bond with them. My answer is no. They bond and adjust just as well if not better because some of the basic training has been started. It is up to you to continue what I have started but their bladders are bigger and they have been introduced to the where to potty and where to sleep. Given how tiny they are at this age, the extra month of growth makes them stronger and a little less likely to become injured.
Puppies remain with me until they are 9 weeks of age. At 8 weeks of age I begin the crate training and house training. This gives the puppies a head start on the training in a more controlled environment. It still remains up to the new owners to continue the work that I have started. Flat coat puppies can be very vocal when beginning the crate training and it is important to be patient yet stay the course.
I do on occasion have adults available who are retired from my breeding program. They are placed in carefully selected homes and are between three and five years of age.
Please take a moment and complete the application fully and honestly, as it will help us pick out the very best puppy
for you, your family and your lifestyle. By completing the application you are not committed to purchase a puppy from us, nor does it commit us to place a puppy in your home. We love our dogs very much and want them to go to the most appropriate and best home possible. Thank you for taking time to help us get to know you better. We look forward to setting up a time to speak with you.
I will not perform any interviews without a completed application.
My time is precious and I am extremely busy and this allows me to get to know you better prior to our telephone conversation.