Nurturing

The puppies are born in our bedroom, where we have a special whelping box in which they grow up in the first few weeks of their life until they can walk and need more space. Then they'll be able to use the whole room and later the whole household.

We document every birth in a live stream on our Facebook page so that everyone can take part without stressing us or the mother.

A puppy is born.
A puppy is born.

The puppy is still in its embryonic membrane when it is born.

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Opening of the embryonic membrane.
Opening of the embryonic membrane.

As soon as the puppy has been completely squeezed out, the bitch opens and eats the embryonic membrane and nibbles the puppy off.

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Done!
Done!

Once the puppy has been born and is nibbled off, the mother vigorously licks it to stimulate intestinal activity, breathing and circulation, and to dry the fur.

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As soon as they open their eyes and ears at 2 weeks old and begin to perceive their surroundings, they are given various toys to discover in the litter box. From now on they also receive regular visits from their family and our other dogs, the two cats, our rabbit and children of friends.

The puppies' socialization phase begins at 3 weeks old. At this time their basic behavior is build. If the puppy gets to know a lot now, within reason, and under safe conditions, it will benefit from it for a lifetime, because the stimuli that puppies will get to know will continue to be linked to relaxation in the future.

Toys
Toys

Easy motor exercises when discovering objects, stimulate the development of the brain at an early stage.

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Socialization & Disposition
Socialization & Disposition

Now the brain matures and all the basics of behavior for the entire life are learned.

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Socialization & Disposition...
Socialization & Disposition...

...can only be done through appropriate experience, so visual and physical contact to other dogs is very important.

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The senses...
The senses...

...and the recognition of objects is a prerequisite for memorizing fellow species, people and objects.

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Getting to know kids...
Getting to know kids...

...is absolutely necessary at this stage, so that they don't develop fear or aggression against them.

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Keeping in touch...
Keeping in touch...

with children is very important, so they learn how to deal with them from an early age.

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We're also getting them crate trained by providing several crates in our condo and by transporting them to the vet and on excursions; and potty trained so that they are completely housebroken at 6 weeks old and are used to sleep in their crate as well.

At this point their baby teeth are slowly breaking through and we start feeding them with high quality canned food, with organic vegetables and a meat content of 70%.

By feeding many different types of meat right from the start, we prevent later intolerance and allergies.

To housebroken-ness...
To housebroken-ness...

we attach great importance. Our puppies are completely clean at 6 weeks.

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Chicken-eck-snack
Chicken-eck-snack

High quality feeding is also important for the development of the puppies.

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Species-appropriate...
Species-appropriate...

fed with meat. We also have beef on our menu.

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Dry food
Dry food

Also eaten by our rabbit "Pinto", although it is made up of 43% meat.

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As soon as the puppies are "mobile", a baby gate is attached to the bedroom door, so they can explore the apartment during the day and get to know all possible household and everyday noises.
The garden door is also open so that they can explore the garden, do their business outside and get used to other noises such as children playing, bicycles, buggies, that pass by the garden, but also barking from neighbor's dogs. Since our dogs neither bark nor give mouth when the doorbell rings or someone walks by, the puppies are relaxed too.

Socialize
Socialize

In the garden, the puppies often meet our Bengal cats.

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New friends
New friends

Our rabbits also jumps through the garden happily, despite of the pups.

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Meeting strange animals...
Meeting strange animals...

is very important for puppies for a peaceful coexistence.

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Guided by momma
Guided by momma

The mother always has an eye on the puppies, she plays but also disciplines them.

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Fun & Games
Fun & Games

Always happy and curious - that's how puppies should be at that age.

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Group-chilling
Group-chilling

is done just as often.

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Puppy-Nanny
Puppy-Nanny

The contact to their father is also very special for the puppies.

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The crate...
The crate...

is a safe haven as well as a transportation and very popular with the puppies.

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Starting at 4 weeks old, we take the puppies outside in our front- and backyard several times a day, where they have a ball pit, and raschel tunnel, as well as a little dog pool to play with... and a small pond to fall in ;)

Our front yard is right next to the sandbox of our residential complex, which means that the puppies meet playing children, but also the postmen and neighbors - with and without dogs - that walk by. Thus, the puppies not only get to know new surfaces and surroundings, but are also familiarized with a wide variety of people and situations.

The ball pit...
The ball pit...

is not only a lot of fun, but also good for the puppy's motor skills.

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"Kate"
"Kate"

from our 2nd litter born May, 2013.

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The raschel tunnel...
The raschel tunnel...

is in high demand and never gets boring!

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The puppy pool
The puppy pool

Playing is the most fun when wet, cause it makes you so dirty ;)

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In the sandbox...
In the sandbox...

there is a lot to discover.

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Aren't they cute?
Aren't they cute?

Kate and Hurley from our 2nd litter, born May 2013.

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Always playful
Always playful

Learning playfully that children are no danger.

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Cuddel...
Cuddel...

builds trust.

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No fear...
No fear...

when suddenly children come running around the corner.

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Kahlan
Kahlan

is an amzing nanny!

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Neighbor's dogs
Neighbor's dogs

Our puppies get to know every dog that lives in the residental complex.

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Game hour
Game hour

Playing always has to be controlled, it should never be romped wildly.

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Neighbor's dogs
Neighbor's dogs

From time to time neighboring dogs come by.

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Important experiences
Important experiences

Such moments are incredibly important for the socialization of the puppies.

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Different breeds
Different breeds

One dog is not like another. Puppies have to get to know different breeds.

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In the 5th - 6th week they get used to driving by regularly making trips to the nearby area, the forest, fields, vineyards and the dog beach.
To do this, the puppies have to pass the external staircase to use the lift and get to the underground garage where our car is parked on the car lift.
Depending on the weather, we visit the dog beach 2 times, which is a 35 minutes drive on the autobahn.

This way they are familiarized with other new places, strange smells, noises, different people and dogs and can explore the world in a playful way.

The underground garage
The underground garage

Everything here is absolutely new and strange for the puppies, but they are never scared.

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The lift
The lift

For the first ride we put them in the crate, afterwards they get on board by theirselves.

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Driving
Driving

Driving is no problem for our puppies - they are calm and relaxed.

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1. excursion
1. excursion

Mom-oriented, we take them to a sports ground in the forest, next to a tennis court with a restaurant.

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The sports ground
The sports ground

Where they can discover a lot, since children are often playing football.

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May walkers...
May walkers...

...with dogs come past the sports ground. Also cars park here - lots of new impressions!

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Another excursion
Another excursion

to the vineyards. In the winter for our first Mini Aussie litter in 2012.

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Every dog...
Every dog...

... loves snow!

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During the 2. excursion
During the 2. excursion

the puppies are already much more independent.

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Same spot in the summer.
Same spot in the summer.

You can clearly see what fun it is for the puppies.

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Back on the sports ground
Back on the sports ground

Scouting expedition with the whole pack.

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Kate...
Kate...

from our 2nd litter, born May 2013.

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The trips to the dog beach are not only a must-do for us, but also an absolute highlight for the puppies!

After the car ride we have to pull them to the beach in a handcart for 1 km (video), whereby we already come across a few two- and four-legged friends.
At the beach, we will meet up to 100 dogs and their owners. Many people and children who play with their dogs, swim in the Rhine, sunbathe or cuddle our puppies enthusiastically.


These trips are incredibly important for the socialization and imprinting of the puppies, which is why we attach great importance to ensuring that they have fun and are not overchallanged.

Dog beach
Dog beach

The puppies learn something new on the way to the water already.

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Beach party!
Beach party!

Everyone enjoys the beach!

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Family getaway
Family getaway

The pack offers the puppies a certain security and acts as a role model.

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The River Rhine.
The River Rhine.

Despite our puppy pool, something new for the puppies.

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Beach life
Beach life

Not only the big water, but also the ships and waves are great!

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Endless fun
Endless fun

Everyone is in a good mood and enjoying the trip.

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Snaphot
Snaphot

The dog beach always offers an opportunity for great pictures.

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Water fun
Water fun

Some puppies have more, others less.

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Swimming
Swimming

Evey dog can swim without learning it.

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Cooling
Cooling

Everyone dares to cool off in the water.

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Splashing around
Splashing around

Not every dog likes to swim, but running through the water is also fun!

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Shado...
Shado...

from our Dreams Come True litter, born May 2016.

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Relaxing
Relaxing

After playing and exploring, it's very important to rest and chill.

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Learning how to...
Learning how to...

relax no matter where and despite of what's going on around, is the most important thing a puppy has to learn right from the start.

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Despite hustle and bustle
Despite hustle and bustle

they know when it is enough and go to sleep, because we start teaching them to relax every single day.

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The crate
The crate

is always there, as a safe haven and a place to sleep - it offers safety.

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New friends!
New friends!

The puppies get to know many new dogs at the dog beach.

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Outgoing
Outgoing

to everyone! Our puppies are not afraid of strangers.

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Balanced
Balanced

They don't let anything or anyone throw them off balance.

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More dogs!
More dogs!

Here you will find dogs of all breeds.. -

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- and any size!
- and any size!

The puppies are not afraid of large dogs either.

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Two-legged friends
Two-legged friends

There are not only many dogs, but also people and children.

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Many hands and paws
Many hands and paws

And the puppies always stay happy and enjoy every contact.

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So many strangers
So many strangers

Despite the many dogs and people, it is always peaceful here.

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Of course, we do not only go on excursions to train and socialize the puppies, but - apart from the puppy buyers - we also get visits from neighbors, friends and family (with and without kids or dogs), as well as past puppy buyers who come to visit the puppies with their big siblings, aunts or cousins.

 

In addition, the puppies get to celebrate at least one party with us, so that the noise level of partying people, loud music, and excitement does not disturb them. If none of us is having a birthday and there is no a World Cup to invite friends to - we will find another reason to throw a puppy party!

Hurley & Marlow
Hurley & Marlow

Hurley from our 2nd litter and Marlow (Sawyer) from our 1st litter.

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Border Collie
Border Collie

"Lynn" visited us! She was one week older than our 3rd litter.

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Buddy & Pinto
Buddy & Pinto

Buddy (Roy) from our 3rd litter visited his little siblings... and Pinto ;)

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Our rabbit
Our rabbit

Of course, Pinto is always involved.

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Birthday!
Birthday!

Many different two- and four-legged guests were there.

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Great pleasure
Great pleasure

on both sides ;)

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Always in a good mood!
Always in a good mood!

As long as you make sure that the puppies are not overchallenged.

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Cuddle time
Cuddle time

The children are happy and the puppies are happy about the petting.

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At 8 weeks old they get vaccinated, chipped, examined by our vet for their health certificate, and examined by a certified ophthalmologist for hereditary eye diseases. Eventually, our breeding warden also checks the litter. Each puppy will then receive an extra certificate of litter inspection, and of course an EU pet passport.

Veterinarian
Veterinarian

At 8 weeks old, the puppies are checked, vaccinated and chipped by the vet.

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The Veterinary practice
The Veterinary practice

is very interesting for the puppies because of the many foreign scents.

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Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist

At the certified ophthalmologist, they get examined for hereditary eye diseases.

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Vet visits
Vet visits

they take easy.

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Collar & Leash
Collar & Leash

The puppies are also used to the collar and leash.

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Vayetsi,
Vayetsi,

our cat likes to accompany us on walks.

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Like real housedogs
Like real housedogs

the puppies are around us all day and love sleeping in the living room where we are most of the time.

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Our 2nd litter, May 2013
Our 2nd litter, May 2013

A picture of our puppies that is very well known and printed in a book.

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