Breeding Program Information
We are located about 10 miles west of Huntsville, Alabama - between Madison and Decatur.
We have done a lot of work and research on the bloodlines we breed. We have amassed a great deal of information on the parents, grandparent, siblings etc., back to the mid 1800's.
In the last 15 years we have spent considerable effort in identifying traits and characteristics such as health, temperament and genetics. We know that the lines do not carry a history of heart, hip, or cancer in this 15 year time frame. The grandparents and the grt-grandparents all lived to be 10 to 12 years old.
We use Wrights Co-efficient when considering a breeding.
For more inforamtion click the link below:
[The Ins and Outs of Pedigree Analysis, Genetic Diversity, and Genetic Disease Control]
This gives us the percentage of ancestors and traits that will be contributed to the offspring. Of course, nature has a way of being spontaneous and all the math and science can never fully predict mother nature. But, the method is a resource than can help a breeder produce consistency and what traits are being passed along.
About Our Contract
It covers the feeding of your Dane, the new vaccination protocols, spay/neuter and a clause that if for any reason you cannot keep the dog you will notify us so we can help in finding a good home or have the dog brought back to us.
We have a 2 year health guarantee. We ask that you follow feeding recommendations (protein levels especially) and use care not to over inoculate your puppy in his/her first year. Dr. Dobbs has a wonderful website that covers how and when to vaccinate your puppy. She has done some very extensive research on this subject and many breeders look to her expertise and insights on this matter.
We do fly puppies if the weather permits.
Cropping is up to you. We prefer the natural ears but have no objections to your preference.
About Our Pricing
Pricing varies on whether you want a pet or show marked dog. Also whether the puppy is sold on a limited or full AKC registration.
I hope this covers any pertinent information you might want to know. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.