Interesting Info
Interesting Info

    Contact Christopher to find out how to be put on the waiting list.  We require a
    nonrefundable $200 deposit that is deducted from the price of your puppy.  

    Puppies are born around 63 days from when the dogs are bred.  Add six weeks to that date
    if you're going to pick your puppy up, or eight weeks if you're shipping it.  For planning
    purposes, this will give you a pretty good idea of when you're going to be able to get your

    After the puppies are a few days old, Christopher will call you and tell you what the mama
    had.  If the color or sex of puppy you want isn't available, then your name will roll over to
    the top of the list for the next litter.  When the puppy you want has been born, Christopher
    will tell you the dates of the weekend it will be ready to be picked up
    if it's not being shipped.  If you have a vacation or something planned at that pick-up or
    shipping time, then you may want to wait for the next litter.  It's no fun for the puppy after
    all its litter mates  are gone.

    Timing is critical for their development.  We're often asked why we let the puppies go at six
    weeks instead of eight weeks.  Large breed dogs develop more slowly and need to stay with
    their mothers and litter mates longer.  It's not unusual for a breeder to hold them until
    they're twelve weeks old.  We've found with English cockers by the time the puppy is six
    weeks old, it has been eating dry food out of its mom's bowl since it was three weeks old; it
    has been weaned for more than a week; and it's had two weeks to play rough and tumble
    with their litter mates without mom's supervision. By six weeks they are at a perfect age for
    bonding with their new owners.  It also puts them in a new environment with new stimuli.  
    Owners miss out on that extra-special bonding time if they wait until the puppy is older.  At
    six weeks they're very sweet and you'll have a little time with them before they get to the
    chewing stage and start acting like ... well, a puppy.
    If we have to hold the puppy more than 3 days beyond the ship or pick-up date, there will
    be a $25 per day fee for boarding unless arrangements are made with Christopher in
or email him at
Christmas litters are
being planned now.

If you want a puppy for
Christmas, call to find
out how to get on the
waiting list.