Breeding Planned for December 2018
We are planning to breed Elka vom Coraschatten to Lakota vom Veybach "Jake" in December 2018. The puppies would be born in February 2019 and be ready for new homes in April 2019. Elka has produced 2 litters previously for us. She whelped our "I" litter of 8 puppies, as well as our "L" litter of 4 puppies. We are very pleased with the results from these previous litters and would like to breed Elka again to continue producing powerfully-built DLs with calm, cooperative temperaments. Jake has not been bred previously but we really like his calm, easy-going temperament, his water love, and his looks. We own his brother, Levis vom Veybach "Luke", and are super-happy with Luke as well as he displays very similar attributes. This makes us confident that puppies out of Jake or Luke will have the traits that we like to produce in our kennel: cooperative, easy-to-train gundogs with strong pointing instincts and an innate love of water and retrieving.
Jake is a heterozygous brown male so that means that each puppy in this litter will have a 50% chance of being brown (heterozygous as well) and a 50% chance of being schimmel. We know from Elka's previous litter that she carries the lighter schimmel gene as well. So of the half of this litter that we are expecting to be schimmel, the pups could range in color from hellschimmel (nearly white) to dunkelschimmel (very heavily ticked or roan like Elka).
All of our puppies are registered with the Deutsch Langhaar Verband (parent club in Germany) and the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). The NAVHDA registration includes a breeding restriction which we will lift after the puppy has been certified for breeding by DL-GNA. Puppies are de-wormed and have their first set of vaccinations before they leave our house. We feel that leaving the dewclaws on the puppies is healthier than removing them so all of our pups retain their dewclaws. Each puppy is also micro-chipped and tattooed with their DLV registration number.
The performance of our dogs is very important to us. We ask each of our puppy buyers to commit to running our pups through a VJP (Spring Natural Ability Test). You can find a description of the VJP at http://www.dl-gna.org/about-dls/performance-testing/. The VJP is a 1-day test usually held in March or April of each year. A puppy from our "M" litter would need to run in a VJP in the Spring of 2020.
The health of our dogs is also a top priority. Therefore, we also ask each of our puppy buyers to commit to x-raying the hips of their puppy after he/she turns 1 year of age. Your local veterinarian will be able to complete these x-rays and costs typically range between $200 and $400. Please be ready to commit to running a VJP and x-raying the hips of your new DL before asking us to reserve you a puppy.
We require a nonrefundable $500 deposit to reserve a puppy from our litters. The remaining $1,300 is due before the puppy leaves our house. The $500 deposit will be refunded upon submittal of a VJP Scoresheet and a Hip Dysplasia Report Form from Germany. Puppy buyers can select the gender and color of their puppy, but we will select their puppy from there. We spend a lot of time with the pups each day so we feel it is best for us to match them up with their new owners. We currently have 4 puppies reserved from our next litter and will accept 4 more deposits.
If you are interested in a puppycontact ushttp://www.dl-gna.org/breeding/pups-dogs-for-sale/