My Breeding Philosophy

I am registered as a breeder with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (www.kusa.co.za). Savannalands is my registered kennel affix.



In order to promote the health and longevity of our gorgeous breed, I like to health test the dogs that I plan to use in my breeding programme. I x-ray for hip and elbow dysplasia and check eyes annually. Additionally, I have started doing DNA testing for PRA-1 and PRA-2 (via Animal Health Trust in the UK), as these diseases would  not necessarily show up through annual SAVA (South African Veterinary Association) eye testing, but can cause blindness.

How We Raise Our Puppies

When pups are imminent, I move into our cottage with the expectant mom and put her whelping box next to my bed. The pups are born and raised there till I move them to the en-suite bathroom for more space when they are ready to start moving out of their whelping box. I am with them almost 24/7 until they go to their new homes. When they are old enough, they have their own, play-room, which leads out to a securely fenced and covered private garden, for their sole use. See our Facebook page for loads of puppy pics and to watch the regular updates of our pups as they grow.

Litter Plans

 

Indi is just in season and we plan on mating her with our gorgeous boy Maverick. If we are lucky enough to have pups, they would be due 9/10 January 2021 and ready to leave for their new homes 10.5 weeks later, end March 2021.

If you would like to be considered for my waiting list, please drop me an email on heather@savannalands.co.za and I will send you my Prospective Owner's Questionnaire to complete and return.

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Prada with her litter on the left, Gucci with hers on the right, born 30 October and 3 November 2020, respectively. First time I've had 2 litters together, it has worked well with this set-up. These pups all booked.

Prada on the left, Gucci on the right, in season in my kennels, August 2020, with Granny Bailey who just loves socialising.

Indi with her litter of 13 puppies, born 21 August 2019.

And they're off.... Cape Town pups from Indi's litter above, celebrating their 1st birthday together. This gorgeous pic taken by puppy Malachi's dad, Alan Raubenheimer, of Fine Edge Art.

Maverick and Scarlett

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