23 weeks, 2 days
- AVAILABLE: 3/9/2013
- DEPOSIT: $100.00
- SHIPPING AVAILABLE: Yes, $275.00 (Estimated)
- CHAMPION BLOODLINES: Yes
- CHAMPION SIRED: No
- SHOW POTENTIAL: Yes
BREED: Bloodhound Puppy
INCLUDES: health guarantee, immunizations x 3, wormed 3 times, akc registration, aca registration, apri registration
Description of Puppy
We had a beautiful litter from Sassy and Boulregard (this is their second litter) the 6th of January, 2013 . The litter consisted of 9 puppies, 5 Black and Tans and 4 Liver and Tans. There were 3 males, and they are already sold. We have 2-awesome female puppies still available, 1 Liver and Tan and 1 Black and Tan. Please call us at 573-474-8614 for updated information about puppies that are available. Pictures of the 2 pups still available from this litter are shown in our photos in this ad and a Video is located on "U Tube under Sleuthhounds that was taken the last week in February, 2013.
Boulregard is the Sire of this litter. He has now sired two Champions (Parker and Gatsby), so this newest litter does have new Champions in the background. Gatsby, a half-brother of this litter, has earned his APRI Regular Championship and also his Prominent Championship (termed Dual Championships). He has also been judged Best in Breed in 4 ACA shows and just earned his full Championship with the ACA on 3/2/13, and has also earned Ribbons in Best of Group 4 times. Parker, his brother, earned his Championship here over 3 years ago with the APRI.
We generally try to plan on 2-3 litters per year- one from each of our triple pedigreed females and males. We try to have all three colors during the year if possible. The majority of our Liver and Tans are quite spectacular with their dark “chocolate colored” blankets that stretch from the nose to the tip of their tails (termed "full blanket-backs). It is virtually impossible to totally predict whether or not a puppy will eventually be a “Saddleback” or a “Full Blanket-back” with respect to the darker color, but having both parents that are full blanket-backs makes it much more likely that we will have a number of pups with the same features..
All of our dogs live in and share our home full time. The puppies are whelped in our whelping room and once weaned, they are moved into our living room into a 4'by 8' pen to give them plenty of room to grow and to continue their socialization. They then can be better observed for certain traits that new owners are looking for and also requesting (eg. excellent nose for SAR, temperament, conformation, Show Potential for just a few). . Fenced yards seem to be a major stumbling block with some new owners, but Bloodhounds need to be restrained inside of a fenced area as they will run off following the smells that intrigue them, and frequently they are unable to find their way home. We will not place a puppy in a new environment unless arrangements are made to construct a fenced area if one is not already available.
As each puppy is born, it then has it's first feeding of Goat's Milk while "mom" is whelping the remainder of the puppies. The pups continue to be supplemented with Goat's Milk which helps with socialization, and they become accustomed to our voices and smells, and it also supplies extra calories during this period which is the most rapid during the first 3 months of life. While in our Living Room, the pups can be observed at all times and are socialized frequently each day with picking them up, holding them, and for those as they are sold we ask the new owners for their new name for their puppies so that we can introduce them to that new name prior to leaving our Kennel.
We now have pups in 23 states. 2 are “International Travelers” (they live in Scotland for 1/2 of each year), and we will have one puppy from this current litter whose new home will be in Canada (as of 3/12/13). About one third of our pups are involved in some form of Search and Rescue; several are Therapy Dogs (and the patients in Hospitals and Long Term Care Health Facilities, Veteran's Homes) and all of the residents absolutely love them...even their slobber. The remainder of our pups are Companion Pets. Hopefully during 2013 we will have some of our puppies trained to be Cancer Sniffing Canines!
In this new field of "Cancer Sniffing Canines", it has been shown without a doubt that 6 different Cancers can be identified with the Canine sniffing various bodily excretions (Breath samples, Stool samples and now Urine samples). The very high correlation with these Cancers will help to more rapidly identify them, and the patients whose samples are not "Scented on by the Canines" most likely will not have to undergo MRI Studies or CT Scan Studies, thus saving countless thousands of dollars in patient care. Bloodhound’s noses are the only Scent Smelling Animals where the evidence found is permissible in a Court of Law.
Our prices are $700 for pups from any of our litters. A non-refundable deposit of $100 (personal checks are fine) and will hold your puppy until you are able to come and pick up your puppy. We request that the “balance due” be paid in cash at that time. We strongly encourage new owners to come in person to pick up their puppy. When this is absolutely not possible, we have a great working relationship with a local Business that offers Ground Travel, Airline Travel or a combination of the two in getting the puppies to their new homes. All types of Pet Transfers are in Climate Controlled Conditions (Vans and the Cargo Spaces in Airplanes). The fees for this are extremely reasonable and competitive, so for those needing to have your puppy shipped, we can give you the phone number of the company we use and you can make your own arrangements, or we will make the arrangements for you for a nominal fee. Once the shipping costs have been finalized, the amount for this service will be requested from you, “up front” as we will be paying for the entire trip and will take the puppy to the “pick up” destination for you.
Long ears, large boned with lots of wrinkles are characteristic of our puppies. We have never had any puppies with any type of dysplasia or other Genetic defects that would cause pain and/or suffering. This is all explained in our puppy warranty and Instructions when purchased. The "Bloat" is something that one sees more frequently in the very large and Giant Dog Breeds, and signs of this must be carefully watched for. It is present in some "lines" of Bloodhounds and they are best avoided if identified. If it runs in a particular line, an “Ethical Breeder” will stop breeding dogs from that line on a permanent basis. Physically, with the large barrel chests and large abdomens, these large dogs are definitely a high risk from their physical stature, and there are specific recommendations that are to be observed so as to try and prevent any situations that would bring about the likelihood of the "Bloat" happening spontaneously (meaning that it is not coming from certain lines where it has been identified as having been seen in previous puppies and dogs).
We emphasize our holistic feeding to give our puppies the best start to a life of excellent health. All puppies are current with their immunizations (two Vanguard Plus 5) by 8 weeks, and they will require a third immunization at 12 weeks of age. They have been wormed 3 times and have been started on Heartworm prophylaxis prior to the pups leaving our Kennel.
We are licensed in our State of Missouri-- with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) as an Animal Care Facility, and we belong to the Missouri Pet Breeders Association. We encourage the new puppy owners to investigate the Health Insurance through the AKC, and the first month after adoption is free. With rising costs across the board, this is an excellent way to prevent financial devastation incurred from any unforeseen accidents and/or other illnesses that might come about and be extremely costly.
Thank you for your interest in our Bloodhound Puppies...they are truly awesome and we could not be more proud as this comes from very careful "Selective Breeding" and by adding new” out sources” to our Kennel as are needed. Our Gene Pool is continuously being expanded and improved, and this is what makes Selective Breeding an excellent way to improve the breed of Bloodhounds.
On very rare occasions, a puppy/dog needs to be returned to us, generally because of ill health of the owners, and sometimes due to geographical moves where they cannot take their puppies/dogs with them. We keep a list of interested parties, as when this happens we place our puppies/dogs in new homes at no cost after we have ascertained that they will be well cared for in the new home that we find for them.
Puppies come with FREE Pet Insurance when adopted from NextDayPets.com!
Puppies come with FREE Pet Insurance when adopted from NextDayPets.com!
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