Father and Son with a new 'friend'
Ch Coolaney Top Class and Ch Anluan Pistol Pakn Paddy
Irish Terriers are an important part of my life. They are a wonderful breed that has a great sense of humour and make fantastic family companions. Whilst I breed for good breed type, I recognise that most of my puppies will be placed in homes as a part of some lucky family. This makes breeding for health and temperament my number one priority.
Ch Coolaney Copper Glow - had a great sense of humour
The Irish Terrier is lucky not to have suffered the consequences of over popularity, this means that they have mostly been produced by caring, knowledgable breeders who have the interest of the breed at heart. This being the case, Irish Terriers do not suffer from major hereditary diseases, this is not to say that health problems cannot occur, it is less likely with careful breeding and planning. There have been cases of corny feet recorded in the Irish Terrier; but, to my knowledge, this has not been seen in Australia since early 1970.
What can this kennel offer you?
Hoogie hard at work!
Kennel Dogs -vs- House Dogs
Much has been written on this subject but mostly on European websites where it seems to be more of an issue. The reality is that if we, as breeders, want to produce quality puppies we need to have several dogs in our care. Some of us place breeding stock into homes where people are prepared to give us access for stud or puppy duties but reliable homes with willing owners are not always readily available.
This takes us back to what we as breeders can effectively manage. Firstly, the climate in most parts of Australia makes it possible to keep dogs in well built and well designed kennels year round. The benefits of housing dogs in kennels include:
Dogs kept in the house experience other things like:
In my experience dogs are equally happy in both home and kennel environments. I have house dogs but they go into the kennels during the day if I am not around. Having dogs in kennels does not show or indicate a lack of love for your dogs, on the contrary it provides greater protection and care. Making it a happy environment is up to the owner who should provide adequate care and entertainment, just as they should for house dogs.
When deciding on who to buy your puppy from it is important to feel comfortable about the care and love given to the stock owned by the breeder. Dogs can be ignored both in the house and in the kennel, generally I have observed that good breeders attend to their dogs needs much more quickly than the average dog owner. If you have any doubts then shop around until you feel happy.
All of our dogs are fed on the Advance range of products. It has proved to be a highly effective way to meet the nutritional needs of a variety of dogs in our care. From first feeds to last days, there is a product that will meet your dogs needs.
Canning Vale, WA, Australia
Phone : 08 9455 1059
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