Responsible breeders want the peace of mind of knowing their puppies are off to a good start. The AKC’s newest program, AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, is designed to ensure that puppies and their owners have a great life together. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is the puppy level of Canine Good Citizen. S.T.A.R. is an acronym for “Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner,” all the things every puppy needs.
What is the purpose of AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy?
The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is designed to reward owners who have taken the time to take their puppies to a class at least six weeks long.
How does the program work?
The program works like this:
What do owners get when they enroll their puppies in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy?
Enrolling in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy means the puppy is listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, the owner receives: a gorgeous gold Olympics-style medal with the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy logo; an attractive, frameable AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate; an AKC Puppy Handbook (a 64-page booklet full of information on raising puppies: what to expect each week during the first year, housetraining, crate training, and grooming tips are just some of the many topics); discount enrollment in AKC Companion Animal Recovery; and a subscription to our monthly e-mail newsletter that includes training tips and other valuable information. *akc.org/starpuppy
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I have been very interested in the Blue Lacy breed for the past 2 years. Since I don't breed often my lists get pretty long. I just write one blast that goes out to everybody on the mailing list. I then place available pups on a first come basis. I usually accept deposits on six pups so pups are only available when I have more than 6. I always have well over a hundred people on my waiting list so it is impossible for me to start Emailing individuals about a litter until they contact me. Some have changed their minds, settled on a pup from elsewhere, can't be bothered to remove themselves from my list or just browsing. So if you don't respond in a timely fashion you won't get a pup unless you've placed a deposit.
When will they be ready? It's 63 days from day of mating until they are born. It's 8 weeks after they are born when they are ready to go to their new home. I do ship, and since pups are so well adjusted it's really not a big deal for them, instead of a reserved shy Blue Lacy, you get a happy excited to see you Lacy (so I've been told by new owners). I register all my dogs and pups with the ABLA who has the not too distant future goal of having them recognized by the AKC so those of us who compete in Agility, Tracking, etc. will be able to compete in the main venue of AKC.
I am looking for a dog with a good nose if at all possible? There is absolutely no question of that. All parents are incredible trackers! Since Blue Lacys are considered both a scent and sight hound they are naturally great trackers.
I have heard they can develop behavior problems if not working on a ranch. And what about children? All my Blue Lacys are and do well around children. If this is not the case the dog in question has a faulty temperament and should NEVER be bred. The problem is you have irresponsible and careless breeders that don't care about the whole package and breed anything they own. A breeder should look to his or her breeding stock for: working/tracking ability, conformation, health and temperament. If the dog doesn't hold up under scrutiny for any one of these things it should NOT be bred no matter how good a it is. Period!
Do you do any pre-adoption training? Yep, tons. I am definitely not just an average breeder. I'm a founder of the Fallon Dog Club (F.A.S.T.) Fallon Agility Sports Team and a member of various dog clubs as well as the President of the ABLA and I train my dogs in Canine Scent Work. Your puppies will get the benefits of very early beginner training and nose work. You will see the extensive care, training and socialization your pup gets every time you sit down in front of your computer and open your browser to check on them. You'll see how they are trained, handled and fed (mostly how they sleep) so you can take up where I leave off. You can read on the forum how I do my potty training.
If you haven't visited the ABLA site you might want to, just to see what we're about and the Blog which I run has incredible articles (if I do say so myself). Must knows for all my puppy owners! Stuff I found jaw dropping myself about city tap water. And the huge NO NO of ever buying grocery store dog food and how it is made. I will send the information in the puppy packet you get with your new puppy on various ways to supplement a good dry dog food. There is no sense in breeding incredible, fast thinking, healthy Blue Lacys if I don't teach you everything you need to know to avoid all the cancers, tumors, auto immune deficiency and everything else dogs are developing from food, water and vaccines. I can recommend and give you the info. what you choose to do is still up to you: http://www.americanbluelacyassociation.com/blog
Don't forget to get on the waiting list for this incredible breed. Feel free to browse our puppy picture gallery..Here you can see some of our previous litters and how gorgeous they turned out.
And you can see what the owners from the last couple of litters have to say about their pups: REFERENCES
American Blue Lacy Association
Since pure Blue Lacys are rare and our numbers are few; I only place with those that understand what the ABLA is striving to do for this breed. To those that will support our cause in getting them recognized by the AKC so we can really show what they are capable of doing. By doing health checks and keeping health records so we know what we are breeding. Please check out the American Blue Lacy Association before adding yourself to my puppy list. The Blue Lacys are incredible dogs and the ABLA breeders are working hard to breed even better Blue Lacys and to keep them pure. We believe there is a great future for these dogs and are working hard to make it happen. If you feel you can support our efforts with this beautiful breed join the ABLA. More importantly if you can provide a perfect home for a pup I have put so much effort, care and love into add yourself to my puppy list and I will be in touch.
All puppies come microchipped, health guarantee and an extensive new puppy packet.
*Please be aware that if for any reason you are unable to keep a pup of mine after taking him/her home, under contract I get first option of getting him/her back and to help find a new home.
Things you want to be aware of and ask about while searching for your Blue Lacy puppy:
1) All my pups come with a very extensive puppy packet. It is given to you at the time of deposit so you have plenty of time to go over it before you get your new pup. You will have all the information you will need or could possibly want on how to raise a healthy, well socialized Blue Lacy.
2) They also come with a very extensive health guarantee/contract along with copies of their parents health testing. Blue Lacys are a vaccine sensitive breed due to their blue gene so they are never vaccinated before 6 weeks old and I use the Puppy vaccine "Progard Puppy DPV" made especially for puppies which contains only the needed vaccines. It costs a bit more, but well worth it. They only need one more puppy vaccine at 11 or 12 weeks or preferably a titers test instead to make sure they are covered and skip the second vaccination altogether. They are then covered for life. I always recommend a Holistic vet over a regular vet. You need to be aware most breeders don't know or simply do not care about them being vaccine sensitive. These are the ones that are having auto immune deficiency as well as other health problems caused by too early vaccinations or over vaccinating. They then claim our breed is prone to it, which is simply not true. If their dog developed this problem for whatever reason it should never be bred. I have never had a dog with this health problem or any other for that matter. My dogs all have good to excellent on their hips and have passed their Cerf eye tests. Both of which any dog being bred should be tested for no matter the breed.
3) Under contract if for any reason you are unable to keep one of my pups I am to be contacted. I will take back one of my pups at any time in his or her lifetime. I don't know of any other Lacy breeders that will stand behind what they are producing to this degree or even place their pups with any kind of guarantee or contract at all except for American Blue Lacy Association breeders.
All my Blue Lacy puppies are raised with the Bio Sensor or Super Dog program "Early Neurological Stimulation" by Carmen L. Battaglia. Early handling of High Desert's Blue Lacy puppies assures that each pup will develop into their full potential as a competitive sports/work dog and being the best companion they can be! Contrary to some breeders, I do not remove the front dew claws on my puppies. My reasons why are best explained in this article With a Flick of the Wrist by Chris Zink, DVM, PhD sports veterinarian.
Jesse & Bam Bam's litter born 5/21/2016. All pups come with a health guarantee, potty training for doggy doors/grass pads, micro-chipping and a complete 4 generation pedigree. Both parents have OFA and CERF health testing.
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|Jesse & Bam Bam's litter born 5/19/2014. They come with a health guarantee, extensive puppy packet, micro-chipping, potty trained for doggy doors and a complete 4 generation pedigree with ABLA registration. Both parents have OFA and CERF health testing.|