Meet Ms. Shonda. She is the breeder, owner and operator of our kennel. As well as the web master, and primary care giver to our fur kids.
I watch over four humans (two little ones and two big ones). The big ones think they’re in charge, but it’s the little ones that get my tail in a wagging frenzy.
OUR GUARANTEE AND MORE:
If my humans manage to stray from me, please give them a call. I can’t leave them to their own devices for long!
Sometimes being man’s best friend is a ruff gig. Training and caring for my humans is an arduous but rewarding process.
We are a small LICENSED breeding kennel here in the state of Ohio, GO BUCKEYES!!!.
We are not a glamorous, fast paced, glittery, look at me, send me the money, I mail you the dog kind of web site. We invest our time in caring for all of our Fur members, not flanting our web page!
AS many of you already know, they are out there!!
There are many web sites and ad's for puppies from individuals, or business' that are NOT a Licensed Breeder or even a Licensed business. In fact, they are not even the Breeder at all, they are the broker, dealer or basically the "middle man".
The Commercial Dog Breeder's Act went into effect March 13, 2013. Dog Breeders and Dog Retailers must register with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, as well as the County for which they sell puppies!
Aztec Kennel is Licensed with both Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Butler County Auditor.
We raise our own puppies and "YES" we have the parents to them. We do not sell to pet stores nor do we broker our puppies. We do not "meet" potential fur families, we prefer you to come to our home and see where and how your new fur addition is raised.
Our family is here 24 hours a day to properly care for our fur kids!! It takes alot of time, sweat, and tears to groom, keep up with sanitation, have visitors, answer texts, emails, phone calls, vet visits, medicating puppies, updating pictures, (the hardest part), and of all, have family time. So we do miss out on vacations and away time, but that is the sacrifice for caring and loving what we do, raising wonderful fur children!!!
Our mom and dad's have a large, wonderful play and exercise area that is shaded in one half and sunny in the other. Some of them like to sun bathe, other's like to chill in the shade. Equipped with heat and air conditioning, they tend to be a bit spoiled!!
Together these two do an amazing job raising healthy, happy, and good quality fur kids for all to love and enjoy!.
From inside our nursery. This is an example of a litter that is only one week old. This is how they look at this age..
Privacy is very important, as we do not want to upset our mommies!!
We first started raising toy puppies in 1992 after purchasing three chihuahua family members. We became so interested in these little critter's and how much joy they had given us, we decided to share the joy with others and began raising a few litters.
Presently, we raise a variety of puppies including our famous Maltipoo, Shipoo, Yorkiepoo, Morkie, and Shichon puppies. (We realize not everyone wants a Chihuahua, so we began giving families more of a variety to choose from).
Most of our fur babies are completely non-shedding and hypo-allergenic.
Our puppies receive a series of vaccinations starting at 6 weeks, followed by 9, 12, and 15 weeks. We use live modified virus, DAPPv. Intra Trac II or Proguard KC for our Bordetella/Kennel Cough vaccine. We use a de-worming regimen with Pyrantel Pamoete, and Panacur as needed.
All pups leave our home with a Health record documenting all vaccinations, and preventative maintenance. We also give a written congenital health guarantee on every puppy that covers any type of congenital defects found by a licensed veterinary practice.
Please keep in mind, we DO NOT warrant viral, or bacterial condition's caused by exposure once you leave with your new fur kid. Confine your new puppy to your home until he or she has received all 3 puppy vaccinations. No puppy play parks, no training facilities, no pet stores, no grooming shops, even at the veterinarians office do not let others handle or play with your new puppy. Do not put them on the floor either. Remember, not all puppies are there for routine visits, some may be there because they are sick. You must avoid exposing your puppy to sickness. Limit visitors and outings for the first two weeks, we know you're excited to show off your new fur kid, but it can be too stressful and dangerous for him or her.
Injuries are NOT COVERED.
We do not cover puppies that have been dropped, kicked, foot slung, bounced off of beds or fallen off of couches or down flights of steps. It is your responsibilty to keep your fur kid safe once you leave us.
Confine your puppy when you are not able to be with them. Never leave a new puppy unattended with young children or other family pets. Be sure to teach the family how to properly hold the puppy by placing one hand under the hindquarters and the other under the chest. Never pick him/her up by the front paws, neck, tail or legs. Never allow children to put the puppy on a couch or bed, he or she will jump to try to get to them and will become injured. Be very cautious when walking to avoid stepping on or kicking the puppy, they love to be right at your feet.
Hypoglycemia, (low blood sugar) IS NOT covered. It is your duty to provide fresh water and food for your new fur kid at all times. That means while you are away, and throughout the night time hours. Small breed puppies MUST eat every 2-3 hours to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Keep the food and water in the same place, do not move it around for the puppy may become confused and not know where to find it. If you notice that your puppy is not interested in eating their dry kibble, you may need to mix gravy, chicken breast, cooked hamburger, cottage cheese or canned puppy food in with the dry kibble to entice their appetite. Always keep Karo syrup, honey or Ener-cal (Nutrical) handy in case of low blood sugar. In the event you change the brand of puppy food, make sure to mix the new and old food and wean him/her from the old brand gradually to avoid diarrhea.
In the event of fatality within the first 90 days of ownership, we do require a necropsy (autopsy) detailing the cause of death, for replacement of the puppy. This protects us and you as well.
Please remember, puppies must have a series of (3) vaccinations, administered at (3) week intervals. Re-vaccination annually is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The expense of a new member of the family does not end once you bring him or her home. Please be aware there are more expenses involved.
Consult a reputable Veterinary Practice for heart-worm prevention, rabies vaccinations, spay/neuter information, or any other concerns.
Welcome to our Nursery!! This is where we are born and raised until it is time for mom to start the weaning process to get us ready for our new fur families!! Air conditioned, heated, with lots of toys and a great indoor play area for rainy, cold days!! We also have a super outdoor play area for warm, sunny days.
Meet Miss Amber. She is the one whom socializes, grooms, bathes and cares for our beautiful Fur Kids! She does a fantastic job getting them ready for their new homes! She is also our amazing photographer!
GOOD TIPS OF THE DAY:
Stinky Dog? To avoid overbathing, which dries out Dander, simply wipe down your puppy/dog with any dryer sheet, making them smell fresh and clean without overbathing him or her.
Got a puppy/dog/cat with fleas? Just give them a bath in DAWN dish liquid and rinse them well, make sure to get them completley dry and keep them away from drafts.
Fleas in YOUR HOME Fleas spend most of their time in your furnishings and only hop onto you or your dog for the next meal. Make sure you wash your dog’s bedding regularly in a hot wash cycle. If you add eucalyptus oil to the final rinse it will also kill 99% of house dust mites. Vacuum your home thoroughly, and regularly, but don’t forget to empty your vaccum bag.
Puppy or Dog draggin it's rear? Think it has worm's? Try draining it's anal glands by applying pressure on both sides of the rectum while giving him/her a bath. Ask your groomer or veterinarian to show you how at your next appointment.
Puppy or dog sctatching the ears? May not be earmites! May be wax build up. Try Q-Tips, and hydrogen-peroxide. Clean the ear gently. Keep excess hair clipped from ear canal.
OH NO, a chewing problem.. You can rub Vicks Vapor Rub on areas of interest to keep the puppy/dog from chewing there. The smell stears them clear..Just watch out for the expensive shoes and furniture by keeping toys out for the new puppy to play with.
Biting. Oh Boy here we go!!! Puppies are known for this trait, because they are teething children. Keep toys available, but when fido tries to nip, grab them by the snout and offer a stern "NO BITE". After a few times of this, you will find that this method will WORK.. It is all repitition. They only know what "WE' teach them. Keep in mind, never try to make your pup aggressive by rough play around the mouth/snout..
Clipping toe nails!! An extremely difficult task if not using the correct tool. Use the scissors type of clippers. Start your puppy at an early age by playing with their paws. That gets them used to being touched. Just snip the very ends of the toe nail at the curve. Do not go past the pink in the nail. If you accidently clip too short and the nail bleeds, just put some household flour on it to help it clot. (and go longer with the nail next time)
Eye Stains in light colored doggies!! Oh no not my fito!! Many products on the market claim to remove these type of stains. It is called Angel Eyes. No dyes, no wheat and controls the bacteria that causes the staining.
Poop-Eating Pups, Yuck!!
Eating feces--called coprophagia--disgusts dog owners, but this common habit comes naturally especially to puppies. Mothers keep their nests clean by cleaning up after the puppies, and youngsters typically copy-cat the behavior. Most outgrow the habit, but many dogs continue to snack on cat-box "treats" or the leavings of cows and horses. Also, the cat, horse or other animal may not have completely digested all the nutrients, so the dog is not above giving the poop another chance.
And most importantly, BE PATIENT!!!
We specialize in 1st generation puppies. We breed and raise Malti-poo, Multi-poo, Shiapoo, Shi-poo, Shihpoo, Yorkiepoo, Zuchon, Shichon, Teddy bear, Shorkie, Morkie, and Mal-Shi puppies. Private breeder of Designer dogs. Non shedding puppies in Ohio. Ohio dog breeder since 1996. We have puppies for sale in Ohio. Maltipoo puppies for sale in Hamilton, Ohio.
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