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ADOPTING A VON CEY PUPPY


Click here to see individual puppies at 5 weeks old from a past litter!! They are no longer available - just cute!

As these young dogs and their new owners begin the important steps of groundwork and obedience that will result in stable nerved, social and well trained adult dogs, you will both experience that remarkable and (sometimes frustrating) journey of communicating with another species.

All puppies are:

  • CKC registered,
  • dewormed,
  • vaccinated,
  • microchipped and
  • socialized before they leave our kennel.
Please review the information below.. If you are interested in being placed on the "Waiting List" please contact us.

Clients on the waiting list are notified once puppies are on the ground. At that time the deposit is required from those meeting our requirements.

 

Questions for those Interested in a Von Cey Puppy

Puppies are so cute and add a lot of joy to a family. They can also be extremely frustrating, time consuming and costly. Sometimes it is better to find an adult dog at a rescue than to begin the arduous task of raising a pup. Here are some of the questions that we ask of those interested in a pup from our kennel;

-Why did you choose this breed? How well do you know the GSD breed? Have you previously owned a GSD? any other breed? Are there children in the home? other dogs? cats? Have you ever had to "get rid" of a dog? How did you go about this? What kind of formal or informal training would you be willing to do with this pup? do you have a fenced yard? will the pup/dog live in the house or outdoors? how will you socialize the pup?what do you think about crate training for puppies/dogs?

Two day old black and tan female
3 Week Old Puppies
 

We like to keep in touch with all of those who purchase puppies from our kennel. It benefits our kennel to gather information on the continued health of each dog. This helps us to determine strengths or deficits within our lines. Each year we send out a survey to track problems with ears, eyes, skin, joints, temperament, aggression (towards people or other dogs), sound sensitivities and allergies. Of course, we also need to gather information on all of the positive characteristics and traits that are emerging.

 

 

All puppies are sold on a non-breeding agreement. If you are a person who intends to use this dog for breeding, then at 2 years of age, when the dog has passed all of the health certifications for elbows, hips and eyes, and is able to demonstrate a stable temperament we will lift the non-breeding agreement.

All other puppies are expected to be spayed or neutered as soon as your veterinarian recommends it.

We practice the 5 exercises developed by the US Military in the "Super Dog Program" that were designed and tested to stimulate the neurological systems of puppies at an early age. Studies show that the benefits of this include: improved cardio vascular performance, stronger heart beats, stronger adrenal glands,more tolerance to stress and greater resistance to disease.

To read more about it, check out the following link:

http://breedingbetterdogs.com/pdfFiles/articles/early
_neurological_stimulation_en.pdf

 

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Crate Training

All of our dogs are crate trained. It gives us great peace of mind to have a safe way to transport our dog, or a safe place to house them at times that we can't have them out and about. Most of them do fight it somewhat initially, but they end up enjoying their "den" and often prefer to be in it. We place a crate in their whelping shed about the 3rd or 4th week. The puppies get used to going in and out of it and sleeping in it. The door is left off. We encourage all of our families/individuals that adopt a puppy to take advantage of this wonderful training/security tool.

Sometimes it helps to send the puppies off with a familiar article in the crate, which has the smells of the litter on it.

Here are some very good reads about this issue:

http://www.cuhumane.org/topics/crate.html
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/crate2.html
http://www.siriusweb.com/AAD/crate.html