2017 Spring Litter Announcement

We're pleased to announce we'll be having a litter this spring - approximately May 11.  We've bred Ruby to a great liver and white stud, "Rex". Kansas T-Rex, or Rex, works on a hunting preserve and hunts almost daily. He's got fantastic lines (including Nolan's Last Bullet and McCandless Titlest Driver).  Order for pick of the litter is based on the date we receive your deposit. Interested in a puppy? Please complete our puppy questionnaire. Pedigree information is [Read More]

Copper x Henry 2016 Litter Update

If you've been following us on Facebook, you've seen how fast these pups are growing. Every day they are learning new things and it's so fun to watch. We're currently working on: sit (it's a little challenging with nine "students", but they are getting the hang of it) coming to a  whistle meeting lots of different visitors kennel/crate introduction Soon we'll be showing them the doggie door. Shortly after that, time in a kennel by themselves. Here's some recommendations we [Read More]

Fraser Brittany Litter Update

Copper whelped a litter of 9 pups on 3/19/16.  We had a visit from our vet earlier this week for a health check and to take care of dew claws and tails. The puppies and mom are all in good health. She's got her work cut out for her over the next couple of months. We have 5 males and 4 females. Henry is the sire. He is registered with both the AKC and the American Field Dog Stud Book. Copper is AKC registered. We've registered the litter, so you can register your puppy if you [Read More]

Puppy Nipping

Puppies explore their world by mouth. If you've got a puppy at home, you've undoubtedly removed a variety of items from their mouth, including your fingers and toes. When they are with their litter mates, puppies play by wrestling and nipping each other. It is natural to them to play with their humans in the same way. But what puppies don't know is how sharp their teeth are and how much those nips can hurt! Other dogs and litter mates teach puppies when they bite to hard by stopping play. If [Read More]

Potty Training your new Brittany puppy

Potty training is one of the most frustrating parts of owning a new puppy. Young puppies haven't developed bladder and bowel control and often give little to no warning that they are getting ready to eliminate. We've worked with some basic crate training, which helps puppies develop a "den instinct."  Puppies don't want to soil their den, but they don't immediately recognize that your whole house is their new den. Here are some of the top things you can do to make house/potty training your [Read More]

Think like a puppy

The pups are heading to new homes. It's exciting for everyone and a big change too! We encourage new puppy owners to think like a puppy. It takes some time for your new pup to settle in. For his or her entire life, they've been surrounded by 9 other puppies. Their mom (and grandparents) have been there. The same 2 people are caring for them. Sure they've had visitors and played with kids, but for short amounts of time. Everything is new for your puppy. While we try to expose our pups to as [Read More]

New Puppy Checklist – Part 2

Here' the second part of our new puppy checklist. Again, we don't get compensation for any products recommended on this page. Grooming Brushes - We use a couple of different brushes on our dogs. For regular grooming, we use a natural bristle brush. We recommend brushing your dog once per week, more often if they are spending a lot of time in the field. Regular brushing has a couple of advantages. First it helps keep dog hair out of your house. Secondly, it's bonding time with your puppy. It [Read More]

New Puppy Checklist – Part 1

It's about that time. Pups are heading to their new homes. We put together this checklist of things we've found helpful over the years and we personally use on our dogs. We don't get any compensation from the products we recommend on this page. Crates & Bedding Kennel/Crate - Dogs like kennels! You're pup may take some time to get used to it (though all our pups have some level of crate training before they leave), but in the long run, you'll both be much happier with a dog that has a [Read More]

6 Week Puppy Update 2015

About a week late. I had this post typed almost done last week and didn't quite get around to finishing it. That's July in Alaska for you. The pups are doing great. They were wormed this week (every two weeks) and got their nails clipped. We've also been checking on teeth and ears when we handle the puppies. We've had a lot of visitors, which is great for socializing the puppies. They are all so outgoing. One of our new owners dropped off some food for us to try and we love it. It's from [Read More]

5 Week Puppy Update 2014

The pups are 5 weeks old today! They seem so grown up to us, but our visitors comment on how they've never seen puppies so young and small. We've had a lot of changes since our last update. The pups have moved into a new pen that has a separate sleeping and potty area. They also have a large play pen attached, where we feed them and socialize them. We've had lots of visitors of all ages. My favorite was a 6 year old. She declared all the puppies "adorable", insisted that she hold each one [Read More]