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Absolutely unacceptable puppy buyer behavior

Today one of my dog show friends shared something very upsetting for any responsible breeder to see. She found an ad on Craigslist of a puppy buyer selling their 4 month old Samoyed puppy because “dog ownership turned out not to be for them”. See the screenshot of the ad below: Why is this so upsetting to see? This puppy looks to be well bred so I can say with almost certainty that the breeder who bred this dog carefully screened every person they entrusted one of their sweet puppies to. I can also say with certainty that every responsible breeder has it in their contract, a contract every buyer has to sign, that if for whatever reason the buyer cannot or no longer wishes to care for the dog, the dog has to be returned to the breeder – NOT sent to a shelter or sold on Craigslist to God knows whom. As a breeder it would absolutely break my heart if this was one of my puppies, a puppy I bred, out of my dogs whom I love dearly. For a responsible breeder, every puppy we produce is precious. We ask potential buyers a lot of questions, we make sure they understand the breed temperament, grooming and care needs, their energy levels. We do our best to match the right puppy to the right family. We want to stay in touch with every family we sell a puppy to for the life duration of that puppy, to help them with any problems, to answer questions. However we can only go off the information someone gives us, we cannot read minds or see...

Orion wins Best in Specialty Show!!!

Orion won Best in Specialty Show at the Denver Samoyed specialty today!!! I am beyond proud of our special boy! Here is an unofficial picture we took outside the ring today, I will post his proper winning picture when we get...

Late October pack hike in CO

Did our first snowy hike of the season this weekend, we started at 11400 ft and hiked 2.5 miles up to 12400 ft and then back down. The dogs were so excited about snow! At Yankee Boy Basin, CO.  ...

Canine Good Citizen Test

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test is a test designed for dog owners to demonstrate that their dog is well trained and behaved in a public setting. During the test the judge will look at the dog’s ability to listen to the owner’s commands, asses its reactions towards other people and dogs and see how the dog reacts to and copes with mildly stressful situations. A more experienced owner could easily train their dog for the test themselves but there are also plenty of dog schools which offer classes for it! Below is a video from SmartyPup! which goes through all the 10 steps of the test, check it out 🙂 Resources: AKC “About Canine Good Citizen” Test items and pledge Finding classes and...

Orion is now an AKC Champion!

Exciting news from the Bismarck, ND show. Orion is now an AKC Champion, he picked up the last 3 points he needed to finish and then went Best of Breed his first time out as a Special for 2 GCh points! Here is his unofficial win picture, I will post the official one when we get it in the mail 🙂 Orion’s 15 month old daughter Hunter (Northmoor Celestial Hunter) also took RWB only her second time out in the ring, we are very proud of her! She got quite a few compliments from the...