We do not have puppies available.
As most of you know, I have stepped away from actively breeding. But I love coaching, mentoring, and sharing the knowledge I’ve gained. I am so proud of the folks who are continuing the work of breeding good-looking, good working, healthy, happy family companions using dogs from my program.
I’m sooooo excited to announce THREE upcoming litters from girls I bred. If anyone is interested, shoot me an email. Need help training your puppy? View our training videos here.
Auntie Laura’s Beginners Guide to Show Dogs! How to Stack Your Dog… and Other Important “Talks”!
This book organizes our most popular podcast episodes into one quick, convenient package, with bonus material and special guest appearances!!
This book is designed for folks new to purebred dogs and dog shows and offers help, mentorship, and advice with their new dog.
Do you have a new puppy you’re eager to get into the ring? Or sending your purpose-bred pup home to a new show home? This will get them off to the right start!
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.