Why Choose My Puppies?



Why Choose My Pekingeses?


My family-raised puppies are offered for ADOPTION to approved homes only.


My Parents:  My Pekingese parents are chosen strictly by myself, based on my own opinions of temperament, health and conformation. The dogs that I choose to breed must possess an even temperament, with absolutely no aggression. The Pekingese should be cautious of strangers, but should not be aggressive or confrontational unless provoked. Extensive research is done to ensure that an individual dog’s line is clear of detrimental diseases and crippling orthopedic issues. All of my parents have solid knees and straighter (unbowed) front legs.  

Temperament: All of my babies are temperament accessed daily throughout their puppy hood. As early as days old, personalities of each individual can be determined. Weekly updates are documented in their own personal medical folder. My babies are well-socialized with children, other dogs and people.

Raising:  My Pekingese DO NOT live in a kennel environment. They DO NOT spend their time isolated in a wire crate, nor do they stand on wire crate bottoms, or pier out of wire or glass walls. They spend their time with me and their mom on a clean, solid ground covered with fleece blankets and puppy pads. I am with them every moment they are awake, cleaned and nursed, until they fall asleep. I keep watch on them via webcams, which are set-up throughout my home.

     


My Doggie Room

They are also introduced to a gruel of soggy and mashed Science Diet Puppy Food. The gruel is fed four times daily and gradually increases in texture as the puppies grow. At this time, the puppies instinctively begin to use the Puppy Pads.  At 4 weeks of age, they are fed Science Diet Puppy Food dry food made soggy with warm water, 5 times a day, all they can eat. By 4½ -6 weeks of age, the puppies are Fully Puppy Pad trained.

  At the age of 5 weeks, they graduate into the “Doggie Room”, where they enjoy a larger 6’ x 4’ Puppy Pen with the SAME 2’ x 3’ bed area. Their play time after nursing has increased to 20-30 minutes and grows in intensity. At this time, Science Diet Puppy Canned Food is added to the Soggy Dry Food. At 7-8 weeks of age, they graduate to the entire “Doggie Room”, which is 20’ x 16’.  Once they are comfortable with their new surroundings, The Babies are gradually  introduced to my adult dogs and kids of all ages, while being strictly supervised.  Please See My Doggie Room for additional Puppy Pen Photos.


 


  From birth, my babies are gently handled several times a day, are ensured ample nursing on their mom and weighed daily. Every one of them is constantly loved, praised, cooed to, rubbed and cuddled.. Each baby is given individual attention  to ensure that they are eating well, gaining weight and also to beginning their special bond with people. I am present for all of their feedings, I even wake up every two hours for overnight feedings. They are NEVER scruffed, handled roughly, teased, yelled at, hit or reprimanded. My puppies are encouraged to be puppies through instinctive canine behavior that is eminent to a healthy, happy and confident attitude.

   For the first 2 weeks, my babies spend their time with their mom in the Whelping Box in my bedroom, right next to my bed and sleep 90% of the time. At 3½ weeks of age, the Whelping Box is replaced by Small 4’ x 4’ Puppy Pen, which consists of a 2’ x 3’ bed area that has two entrances/exits, Plus an additional Play Area. The Puppy Pen remains in my Bedroom. They learn to exit the bed area into the play area, where they play and are introduced to Puppy Pads. At this age, they usually play after they nurse, but only for about 10-15 minutes, and then they are fast asleep again. Their play time gradually increases as they get older, and a few minutes is added each day. Playtime at this age is very innocent, as they learn how to walk instead of wobble, and begin to chew on their own feet.


 My Puppies very rarely have negative experiences and if they do, the bad experiences are erased by my immediate comfort, cuddling, praise and reassurance - until such individual puppy emerges positively from such negative experience. My puppies are allowed to mingle with my adults, thus learning the necessary manners from their elders. My puppies are slowly weaned by their mother, between 9-10 weeks of age, without any help from me.

  My Puppies receive their First Puppy Vaccines at 8 weeks of age, and at 12 weeks of age if they are still under my care. They are also dewormed at 3 and 5 weeks and a fecal sample is checked at 8 and 12 weeks of age, and treated accordingly. They are usually ready to leave for their new dream home between the ages of 8 - 12 weeks, depending on their individual development.

  At 6 weeks of age they learn how to climb the two stairs into my kitchen. They are welcome to travel anywhere in my single-story house, as I place Puppy Pads strategically throughout. They are introduced and allowed to play in my large, fenced in backyard, while supervised. They can sit under a large willow tree and pull on the branches. They can run and play to their own delight, climb a ramp to their Large Dog House, or dig in the Sandbox. Playtime usually lasts 60-90 minutes and then they sleep between 2-4 hours. They begin to learn the deck stairs as early as 5 weeks of age, and can go up and down a flight of stairs by the age of 8-10 weeks, depending on their individual courage.

Dante & her first littler in whelping box.

The Big Puppy Pen.

Beatrix-Stella is on the first step, and trying to get up onto it.

Tonka peers down from the entire deck, which is covered in bird netting so no one can fall off.

All of my puppy owners have free, life-time support from All About Pekingeses. I periodically contact my puppy owners via phone calls and/or e-mails  during the first two weeks of ownership and then again when their puppy is 5-6 months of age.


   

Show Quality and Pet Quality

   Show Quality Pekingese must follow certain criteria produced by the breed registrar they are registered to. The criteria is known as The Breed Standard, which are produced solely by the kennel club committees, commonly agreeing to particular characteristics among Pekingese dog breeders. Sometimes these Breed Standards change as the breed evolves, or when breeders and committees agree to a more desirable trait or characteristic. The Breed Standard does not dictate the general publics’ personal opinions or desired traits.

Show Quality Pekingeses differ greatly from the Pet Quality Pekingese.

GROOMING: The profuse coat requires an hour or so of  daily brushing, with absolutely no cheating. This type of coat requires longer bathing and blow-drying sessions. Some pet owners do not have the time, patience, experience or money to properly groom the Show Quality Pekingese. The Original Pekingese had thick, medium length double-coats and required much less grooming. Brushing, Bathing, and Blow-Drying is much less tedious.

CONFORMATION: The AKC Breed Standard of the Show Quality Pekingese states that these dogs must have “moderately bowed” front legs. This is a type of deformity and can lead to extensive front leg problems, such as Premature Closure of the Distal Physis, which requires orthopedic surgery, if the dog is to use his limb properly. The UKC Breed Standard for show quality Pekingeses states that they must have “slightly bowed” front legs, which is highly beneficial to the Pekingese because they have less problems with their bones and joints.

All Pekingese make excellent companions.

Premautre Closure of Distal Physis Breed Standards Breed Standards


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