|Daisy Hill Puppies
|If you're looking for your new best friend, this the place. Just click on
the above tabs for information about your favorite breed and to see
pictures of the puppies and my adult dogs.
Our family loves animals and strives to provide happy healthy puppies
for other animal lovers. All of our puppies are raised in our home with
constant contact from us. We never put our dogs or puppies in
kennels, since we believe they need us just as much as we need them.
Our dogs get plenty of exercise in our 2 1/2 acre yard we refer to as
doggie heaven, with the creek to play in, farm animals to investigate,
and lots of room to roam. Since our puppies are handled and fussed
over from day one and are exposed to just about everything, they are
accustom to being around people and animals and are ready for just
about any situation in their new homes.
We start training the puppies while they are with us. Most puppies will
come when called and often know when to return to their crate on
command. We also start potty training at three weeks when the
puppies begin to leave the comfort of their bed and venture out to
explore. We start the training with puppy pads, and often by the time
they are ready for their new homes have learned to go out the doggie
door and go outside. Also very important, the puppies are bathed
several times a week starting the first week, so they learn to tolerate
bathing. If a regular routine of bathing is maintained, your puppy will
be happy to jump in the tub and have their bath. For more training tips,
click on the tab for crate training.
We live in Western Washington just off I-5 within easy access to
Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver and the Portland Oregon area.
Our dogs are advertised in major northwest newspapers, so we have
visitors come from all over to find the puppy for them. This web site is
to enable you to actually see the dogs without coming to our home and
to gain information about the dogs. Then if you want to you can contact
us for more information or to set up an appointment to come see the
puppies in person. Often there is a waiting list for the puppies, so
make sure your on it if you want one of our puppies.
A Breeder's Life
A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never
really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience,
convenience, and commitment. One that shares this knowledge and
guides those interested.
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time,
friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! She gives up the
dreams of a long luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important
show into this year's "vacation".
The Breeder goes without sleep in hours spent planning a breeding or
watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every
little wiggle or cry.
The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the
babies have to be fed at eight. She disregards birth fluids and puts
mouth to mouth, to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a
tiny helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of
A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where dogs of proud and noble
heritage often snooze.
A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so
gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.
A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from bending and
sitting in the whelping box, but are strong enough to guide that new
little pup to maturity.
A Breeder's shoulders are often heaped with responsibility, but they're
wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and
A Breeder's arms are always able to wield a mop, support an armful of
puppies, or lend a helping hand to a newcomer.
A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being
talked about), or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a
phone receiver). Often deaf to criticism, yet always fine tuned to the
whimper of an anxious puppy.
A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but can recall pedigrees faster
than an IBM computer.
The Breeder's heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope
everlasting.......and it's always in the right place! Oh, yes, there are
breeders, and then, there are Breeders!!!
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