Here you will find the answers to the most common questions most people ask us. If you have a question, and don't find the answer, please feel free to contact us. We love talkin' dog with you!
Please read this information prior to purchasing a new Fur Member!
We feed and recommend Royal Canin Mini Puppy.
Characteristics: Very small dogs are under 8 lb. and small dogs are 9-22 lb. These small dogs were originally prized for their hunting skills and today they are popular as pets. The small size and elegant shapes of these dogs makes them appear fragile, but they’re generally very tough. Very small and small dogs are known for their long life expectancy, which can span as long as 14 to 16 years.
Contrary to what you might think, very small and small dogs actually have much higher energy requirements than larger dogs and require higher levels of protein and calories on a pound for pound basis. They have unique physiological characteristics, such as jaw size, bone strength and sensitive digestive systems, which require special consideration when it comes to nutrition.
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Major considerations in formulating NuVet Plus were the human grade quality of ingredients and their nutritional values, as well as the bio digestibility and utilization into the cellular framework. We also considered the chemicals and toxins that find their way into our animals’ food. NuVet Plus was formulated to combat these harmful pollutants.
Nu-Vet Labs has designed a cutting edge formula that we believe will help increase your pet’s longevity and quality of life. Our scientists performed extensive research and experiments with a variety of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs, until they created Nu-Vet Plus, which provides a powerful synergistic defense against the harm caused by free radicals.
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Question . Do you own the parents to the puppies?
Answer: Yes, we own every mother and father to every puppy we place. And they are on our premises.
Question . How big are the mom and dads?
Answer: Our parents range from 5-12 lbs.
Question . Can we see the parents when we come to visit the puppies?
Answer: Unfortunately we do not allow people to go into our nursery or kennel facility. We have several different mom and dads, so bringing them all to be viewed can be quite hectic.
Question . How many times should you feed your puppy a day?
Answer: Leave the food and water out at all times for the first 2-3 weeks, then after you may decide on a regular feeding schedule.
Question . Are your puppies registered with any Kennel Clubs?
Answer: No, our parents are all registered with AKC, CKC, UKC, and ACA as we only do first generation breeding's this insures less congenital problems with their offspring.
Question . Do you guarantee the weight of your puppies?
Answer: We absolutely can not guarantee weight, size or color, nor can any other reasonable Breeder. We give all puppies an "estimated weight". That is an adult expected weight. Proper diet, exercise, spaying/neutering and overall health care can contribute to the adult weight. Our estimates are based on parent weights, and past litter weights.
Question . Are you Licensed or registered?
Answer: Yes. 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!
We are Licensed with both Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Butler County Auditor. We are also member's of several Registry Kennel Clubs. DON'T BUY UNLESS THEY COMPLY!
Question . How often should I groom and bathe my puppy?
Answer: Grooming is like a haircut. It depends on personal preference as to how long you like the coat. We recommend every 6-8 weeks. Remember, your Groomer will also be bathing your puppy/dog, so try not to bathe too often or you will dry out their Dander, causing them to scratch, dig, flake and possibly lose hair.
Question . Will my puppy have it's vaccinations?
Answer: 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. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain future vaccinations, and Veterinary care.
Question . How often do I need to take my puppy to go potty?
Answer: Anytime he eats, drink, wakes from a nap, plays, and before and after he or she is crated. If he or she starts to sniff around, walking backwards, or whining and squirming while you are holding them, then it is time for a potty break.
Question . Do you deliver or ship your puppies?
Answer: No, we do not offer shipping or delivery. 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.
Question . Can we bring our children with us to see the puppies?
Answer: We welcome your children to visit with you, but please refrain from allowing them to pick up the fur kids or enter the play area without prior consent. Children can innocently injure the fur kids. Advice them to quietly engage in activity with them, they can get startled by loud, unknown noises and movements.
Question . We have allergies in our family. Can we come visit to see if we have any reactions to the puppies?
Answer: No. Do not schedule an appointment with us to find out if you or a family members have allergies. We are not a "test" facility, as we do have dogs on the premises that are NOT non-shedding and hypo-allergenic and WILL trigger allergies.
Question . Do you recommend crate training?
Answer: Yes. Remember, ALL canines originated in a "DEN". They are pack animals, and love to be together. You want to create the "den" environment for your canine. He/she will feel safe, and peaceful in his/her den. They also learn not to soil in their living space. The crate should NEVER be used as a disciplinary item!
Question . When should I spay or neuter my puppy?
Answer: Females should be spayed between the ages of 8-10 months. Waiting later allows them time to fully develop, before removing vulnerable organs. Spaying is a more detailed procedure and more expensive than neutering a male.
Males should be neutered between 4-6 months, or as soon as both testicle completely descend.
Question . When would I be able to take the puppy home if I render a deposit?
Answer: Please keep in mind that the pictures of our puppies are "close up" for better viewing, they are always smaller in person.. WE DO NOT PLACE OUR FUR KIDS under 8 weeks of age, so please be patient. If indeed you are wanting a smaller dog as an adult, I would suggest rendering a deposit, and waiting additional weeks to pick him or her up. We WILL NOT release a puppy until we feel it is 110% ready, as all puppies mature and develop at a different pace.
Question . How often do you have litter's?
Answer: This is our full-time profession so we try to have a litter often as feasible. We only breed our females once a year. It is recommended to check our site often for updates on upcoming litter's.
Question . If we see a puppy we want, how do we keep someone else from adopting it before we can get there to see him/her?
Answer: As many of you know, our fur kid's get placed very quickly. We do not have a waiting list, as we are often busy taking care of our furry member's, we would not remember to contact everyone who has inquired about them..
You may always render a deposit of $100.00 to reserve a fur kid if you see one of interest. The deposit is non-refundable, but may be used towards a different fur kid for 90 days after given if the need arises. Deposits can be taken securely via phone with Visa or Mastercard.
Question . What kind of food do you feed your puppies and where can we get it?
Answer: We feed and recommend Royal Canin Mini Puppy.
Our fur kids come with an exclusive puppy starter pack that includes a 12 ounce bag of Royal Canin Mini Puppy, a can of Royal Canin Puppy Stimulator, a Puppy care guide and a measuring cup. We also include a familiar puppy toy, cleansing wipes, doggie bone treats, their personal health record, a sample of the NuVet vitamin and a written guarantee. You can order it directly from Royal Canin, Amazon.com or purchase it any any local Pet Chain such as Petsmart.
Question . What kind of treats do you recommend for Potty Training?
Answer: Verbal Praise is the best! Good boy, Good girl with a very positive tone of voice! If you insist on giving them a reward, then offer the hardest ones you can find. This will not only keep them satisfied, but will help keep tartar and plaque off their teeth for future health, meaning less dental problems later in life.
Question . Do you recommend a collar or harness?
Answer: We recommend a light weight collar for identification, and rabies tags. If you will be walking your new fur kid, it it best to use a body harness. Small breeds have a very small trachea and collars when being pulled on while walking can cause damage.
Question . Do you micro-chip your puppies?
Answer: No. We do not micro-chip. We feel this personal preference as to whether you want a foreign object injected into your fur kid. It is the decision of the new owner to micro chip or not. We would suggest doing research before making the decision.
Question . Do you offer a health guarantee?
Answer: YES. ABSOLUTELY!
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 (including Parvo virus), 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.
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 responsibility to keep your fur kid safe once you leave with him/her. Confine your puppy when you are not able to be with them.
Hypoglycemia, (low blood sugar) IS NOT covered. It is your duty and responsibility to provide fresh water and food for your new fur kid at all times. These babies need to eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day and night for the first 2-3 weeks home.
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.
Question . Are you negotiable on your prices?
Answer: No. We feel our prices are very competitive to most charging into the thousands for puppies. We offer healthy, quality puppies at affordable prices. We are also here with our moms, dads, and pups 365 days a year to care for them. It is very expensive and takes a lot of time and hard labor to care for them the proper way.
Question . We have read your information, and ready to bring a puppy home. Are there any recommendations for making the transition go smoothly for our new fur member?
If you take a fur kid home, these are the rules you and your family need to follow to ensure your fur kids safety and continued good health.
Remember when you come to get your new fur kid to bring a towel or pet taxi. Many like to hold them on their lap while traveling home, but keep in mind that they are not accustom to car rides. In fact many will get motion sickness on the journey, so be prepared.
You may want to bring a bottle of water, and small bowls if your travel time is more than two hours back home. You may stop for a potty/relief break, but please do not use a public or high traffic doggie area.
Your new puppy is very similar to a new baby. It needs plenty of rest time, a regular schedule, future vaccinations and good nourishment, consisting of a Premium puppy food, (we recommend Royal Canin Mini Puppy) and the NuVet vitamins sent home with your new member.
If you have a “resident” pet, make sure you introduce your new member gradually and on neutral grounds. Give your “resident” pet an abundance of attention, showing him/her that you are not replacing them, just adding to the family. Pay attention to your resident dog’s eating habits when around the new puppy, watch for aggressive behavior. You may need to feed them in separate areas so that the new addition does not become intimidated by the current dog, causing them to feel uncomfortable eating.
Keep new puppy confined to small area of your home, no free access!! Too many new things to find and get into. Not to mention "unknown" potty spots! We recommend an 18"-22" wire crate . An exercise pen is recommended as well for traveling and indoor/outdoor playtime. Attaching the exercise pen to the crate will make him/her feel less confined. If you are going to be away for long periods of time, you may want to keep a puppy pad in the play pen area in case he or she may need a potty break while you are gone.
Limit Play time to 30 minutes with one hour of "down" time, meaning put him or her in their crate, or “area” alone so that they can relax and get rested for the next round of play. Never disturb a sleeping puppy.
ALWAYS take your puppy outside or to the designated spot to go potty before and after you take them in or out of their crate. Generally within 10-15 minutes after a feeding they need to go potty. If you notice excessive whining, sniffing around the ground/floor, then your puppy is in need of a potty break.
Designate an area for your puppy to relieve him or herself. Keep the same spot, do not move it around. Always use verbal praise or discipline with an accommodating tone.
During extreme temperatures it is important to use "Puppy-pads" near the designated area's door. Respiratory conditions can develop from the cold and dampness, these guys are little and very close to the cold ground.
Limit bathing to once per month to avoid dander drying out, which could lead to loss of hair, and/or scratching due to itching. With all “long haired” breeds they require grooming every 6-8 weeks, depending on the preference of coat length. Be sure to use a slicker brush regularly to avoid matting and tangling.
Keep poisonous plants, chemical's, small toys, cat food, etc. out of puppies reach. Puppy proof your home, get on the floor and look around if necessary.
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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.