Our Dog Breed Characteristics
Affectionate with Family Showers the whole family with affection. Our dogs were raised inside our home with people around and feel more comfortable with humans and bond more easily.
Amount Of Shedding If you’re a neat freak, or have allergies. you will love our no-shedding dogs.
Adapts Well to Apartment Living Contrary to popular belief, small size doesn’t necessarily an apartment dog make. Being quiet, low energy, fairly calm indoors, and polite with the other residents, are all good qualities in an apartment dog. Many of our dogs live in apartments and do extremely well.
Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs Being gentle with children, sturdy enough to handle the heavy-handed pets and hugs they can dish out, and having a blasé attitude toward running, screaming children are all traits that make our dogs, kid-friendly.
Dog Friendly Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things. Dogs who lived with their litter mates and mother until at least 6 to 8 weeks of age, and who spent lots of time playing with other dogs during puppyhood, are more likely to have good canine social skills. You will really see a difference in our dogs!!
Drooling Potential Our dogs rate low in the drool department.
Easy To Groom Easy to Some breeds are brush-and-go dogs; others require regular bathing, clipping, and other grooming just to stay clean and healthy.
Easy To Train Our dogs are easy to train and are more adept at forming an association between a prompt (such as the word “sit”), an action (sitting), and a consequence (getting a treat) very quickly.
Energy Level Middle Level Energy Dogs: High-energy dogs are always ready and waiting for action. Originally bred to perform a canine job of some sort, such as retrieving game for hunters or herding livestock, they have the stamina to put in a full workday. They need a significant amount of exercise and mental stimulation, and they’re more likely to spend time jumping, playing, and investigating any new sights and smells. Low-energy dogs are the canine equivalent of a couch potato, content to doze the day away. Our dogs can be both high and low energy depending on activity.
Friendly Toward Strangers our Stranger-friendly dogs will greet guests with a wagging tail and a nuzzle. Our dogs are exposed to lots of different types, ages, sizes, and shapes of people and your puppy will respond better to strangers as an adult.
General Health Great overall health.
Good For Novice Owners Our dogs are simply easier than others: they take to training better and are fairly easygoing. They’re also resilient enough to bounce back from your mistakes or inconsistencies. Dogs who are highly sensitive, independent thinking, or assertive may be harder for a first-time owner to manage. You’ll get your best match if you take your dog-owning experience into account as you choose your new pooch.
Intelligence Highly Intelligent!! Dogs who were bred for jobs that require decision making, intelligence, and concentration, such as herding livestock, need to exercise their brains, just as dogs who were bred to run all day need to exercise their bodies. If they don’t get the mental stimulation they need, they’ll make their own work — usually with projects you won’t like, such as digging and chewing. Obedience training and interactive dog toys are good ways to give a dog a brain workout, as are dog sports and careers, such as agility and search and rescue.
Exercise Needs Daily exercise is always great for any dog. Our dogs love evening strolls around the block or the a longer hike in the mountains.
Potential For Mouthiness A little Mouthy in the beginning. Common in most breeds during puppyhood and in retriever breeds. mouthiness means a tendency to nip, chew, and play-bite (a soft, fairly painless bite that doesn’t puncture the skin). Mouthy dogs are more likely to use their mouths to hold or “herd” their human family members,
Potential For Weight Gain Good appetites, but usually don't hold extra weight on increasing life span and decreasing potential of weight related diseases and problems.
Sensitivity Level Low-sensitivity dogs, also called “easygoing,” “tolerant,” “resilient,” and even “thick-skinned,” can better handle a noisy, chaotic household, a louder or more assertive owner, and an inconsistent or variable routine. Do you have young kids, throw lots of dinner parties, play in a garage band, or lead a hectic life? Go with a low-sensitivity dog.
Tendency To Bark Or Howl Usually when in security mode our dogs will Sound off with a Bark not a YIP or HOWL. Not a Lot of barking.
Tolerates Being Alone Some breeds bond very closely with their family But are not prone to worry or even panic when left alone by their owner.
Tolerates Cold Weather Our dogs like to live inside in cold Temperatures and should have a jacket or sweater for chilly walks.
Tolerates Hot Weather Our dogs usually have shorter undercoats and don't overheat Easily. We like to get our dogs shaved right before the heat, keeping them cool in the Hot temperatures.