12 puppies, born on 6/20
Contact Krista Rutmanis or Hilde Stapgens for this beautiful uncle x niece line breeding that concentrates the Cascade influence in the pedigree. Fantastic temperaments, structure, and natural instincts will be expected in this litter whelped and raised by Krista in Colorado.
GCH Ch Scotian Little Drummer Boy (Drummer)
Ch Greensleeves Laffy Taffy at Tympani Wires (Taffy)
How to Get a Puppy
$1,800-$2,200. Price includes a $300 deposit. All puppies are the same price because the same amount of time, effort, research, testing, and care went into raising each and every one of them. Includes health guarantee and lifetime “tech support.”
Estimated Wait Time
Your name is included on the waiting list along with your preferences for sex, plans for the puppy, family details, etc. We match each home with the puppy that is the best fit for their family.
Go Home Date
8 weeks after birth you can visit the breeder in person to pick up or meet the breeder at the airport. Puppies need time to nurse, grow, and develop with their mother and littermates before they can join their new families.
A newborn puppy should stay with their breeder, mom, and siblings as they develop physically and gain new social skills alongside their brothers and sisters. The age a puppy can go home depends on the breed, and even the individual, but generally is around two months.
Please contact Greensleeves German Wirehaired Pointer to request info about one of their puppies, or submit an application.
How do you think about reducing health issues in your puppies?
I start with the healthiest dogs I can. Dogs which are tested clear of as many genetic diseases as is scientifically possible. I only include dogs in the breeding program that have been tested clear for multiple generations. If I encounter an issue (Mother Nature is a surly mistress….) I do extensive research to identify and eliminate the problem where at all possible.
What health problems commonly occur in German Wirehaired Pointers?
The most impactful issues in the breed are autoimmune thyroiditis. In itself, it is easily manageable with medication. But it is just one of a number of more serious autoimmune diseases. It indicates a hereditary potential for the body to attack itself in other areas. All Scotiadawgs in the breeding program are required to be “normal” for thyroid function. Hip dysplasia, some cancers and other more random diseases of dogs are seen, although less frequently.
Can you tell me about any health tests you perform on your dogs and why?
Our breeding dogs are tested for and certified clear of: hip and elbow dysplasia, heart and eye abnormalities and autoimmune thyroiditis.
If you have done health testing, where can I see the results?
All results are available at OFA by searching for the dog’s registered name. I am happy to supply links to any of the dogs in question.
Have any of the dogs in your breeding program ever been afflicted with these conditions?
Yes. As has often been noted, “Man plans and God laughs….” As my contract clearly spells out, all of my dogs are guaranteed for life to be free of hip dysplasia or hypothyroid or they will be replaced or have the purchase price returned at the preference of the owner. I spare no expense or amount of time to ensure my dogs are healthy and stand behind that guarantee without exception.