My Breeding Philosphy
I am registered as a breeder with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (). 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.
If you would like to be considered for my waiting list, please drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my Prospective Owner's Questionnaire to complete and return.