(Jazz/Magic litter of 2002)
Our pet puppies were
BEFORE leaving us!
Puppy Breeding and Raising
strived to make sure our puppies are the absolute best quality possible. We
ensured this by doing the following:
We started by purchasing the best
possible dogs we could from trusted, long-established lines that have the type
of Papillon we like and by breeders of good integrity. (Wise, Lorac, ElMac,
Anchor and Pixiedust -- the first 4 lines have previously been crossed
successfully by the breeders themselves, and we chose Pixiedust as a wonderful
line to outcross to)
genetic disease testing and certifying to make SURE the dogs are free
from genetic diseases and problems that could be carried on to any puppies.
We breed ONLY dogs that have CLEARED all of these tests (see below for the
specific test information).
temperament is an absolute MUST before a dog was ever considered to be part of
our breeding program, or even our home. Papillons are supposed to be
sweet, gentle and loving dogs. We do NOT tolerate Papillons that are dog
or people aggressive in any way! We also stay away from too shy or too
our dogs to compete with the best and make sure ours meet not only our high
standards, but the judges as well!
continue to study and learn by attending seminars, reading books and articles,
initiating discussions with long-time breeders, etc. to grow as breeders and
our puppies with current information on nutrition and early socialization
techniques for happy, well-adjusted dogs.
no expense on our dogs :-). We worked very hard to have and breed
Health (Genetic Disease) Testing and Certification
problems most common in Papillons are the eye disease "Progressive Retinal
Atrophy (PRA)" and patella luxation (bad knees). Our national breed club
also has recommended that hearts be screened to make sure no hereditary defects
ADAMANT that breeders need to do these health screenings and make the
information public (good or bad). We also feel strongly that breeders need
to be honest with each other and with puppy buyers about the different faults
(no dog is perfect!) and attributes of our dogs. This will help keep the
Papillons as wonderful as they are!
tested and sent the results of these tests into the new
Canine Health Information Center
(CHIC) database that is sponsored by OFA and AKC. This requires each
Papillon be tested and cleared for eye diseases, patella problems and heart
problems. We have authorized CHIC to make the data available to others
whether the results of our tests are good or bad.
We challenge all other breeders to
test and certify all of your breeding dogs too!
HeartDreams puppies now come from parents who are:
of PRA or any other eye
certified by the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) yearly.
veterinarians and certified by
the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals to have
good to excellent patellas.
congenital or hereditary heart defects
by canine cardiology doctors and certified by
the Orthopedic Foundation for
All of our
breeding dogs now have CHIC numbers and anyone with Internet access can go right
to the CHIC website,
look up Papillons, and look up our dogs to see their CLEARED test statuses!!
that are sold as
pets are SPAYED or NEUTERED before they leave me!! This means that they
do not get to go to their new homes until they are between 4 to 6 months old
(varies with each puppy), but they do get to live longer, healthier and safer
are raised in the house with
love and dedication to not only their physical needs, but to the development of sound,
healthy temperaments as well. Gentle exposure to new and different experiences is
used to stimulate their mind and emotions, being careful not to stress them too much
(especially during critical fear stages as outlined by canine behaviorists).
ALWAYS welcome back to our
home if for ANY reason the new family no longer wants them, or for
visits and babysitting!
are MY babies
and are only placed in homes that I feel match the needs of each individual puppy.
It is extremely important to me that each puppy is matched to each family so that the
family is completely satisfied and the puppy/dog knows it's truly loved.
are NOT sold
on a first come, first serve basis!!
are given at least 3 sets of
shots and de-wormed as needed before going to their new homes.
Why are Puppy Prices so High? - click here.
Becoming a Lucky HeartDreams Puppy Owner
I am sorry, but I
am no longer breeding Papillons.
I am enjoying loving the ones I have and learning to enjoy life :-).
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