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When I first started with the Labradors,
I went to visit several very well known breeders. They would NEVER allow me in their puppy houses OR their kennel area, and
I couldn’t understand why and was honestly offended at first. They would leave me outside at a certain area and wait
for my puppy. However, after having my own kennel, I knew EXACTLY why they had their “off limits” policy..
No one took the time to explain to me why these rules were set, SO I’ll explain it to you, so no one will be offended
or think they are being singled out on a visit.. I truly appreciate a breeder that is careful with visitors around their kennel
and their puppies and “my puppy”. You will find that many breeders, ones that truly care, will have some kind
of visitation policy. All reputable breeders make it a priority to protect their Labradors.
In the best interest of our puppies and adult Labradors, we are very careful about preventing the transmission of diseases
Knock on wood, I have been blessed that my policies and procedures below
have worked.. Ive never lost any puppies or adults to any deadly diseases since I bought my first lab, 22 years ago.
We take every precaution that we can to make sure that our puppies are not exposed to any kinds of
disease that you may carry on your shoes or even on your hands. These diseases can be picked up and carried on your shoes
for DAYS, anywhere a dog has been, parks, pet stores, REST STOPS, parking lots, ANYWHERE. Pet stores that allow pets inside
for shopping could mean disaster.
Therefore as a precaution no one is allowed to touch or handle or visit while
unvaccinated puppies are on the premises.
We love meeting new people and allow visitors. However, We do not allow
visitors inside our puppy house at any time or no visits with your puppy while unvaccinated puppies are on the premises. No
Exceptions. This house is where current litters and future litters will live and we do not want anything carried in on the
puppies or premises. (this rule even applies to my family and friends, its simply off limits. Very few are allowed in the
puppy house). If you have a deposit down on a Heringo puppy, photos of the puppies will be emailed to you until your able
to see your new puppy..
We do not go around our dogs with our street clothes
and shoes on, and the rest of our family lives by the same rules. Its just way to risky as we have no idea what we have stepped
in along the way that we couldn’t even see, such saliva, urine, or feces from an infected dog OR off someone else’s
shoes from an infected dog,
We hope that all of our families have the comfort of knowing that their puppies have the
best possible care and protection that they can get.
Also we NEVER allow
any other dogs or animals around our kennels. PLEASE leave your other animals at home, As they will not be allowed our of
your vehicle. Just Another precaution for our dogs and puppies.
Yes you can see the parents of YOUR puppy in a
designated area, but roaming inside our kennels is not permitted, Petting each and every Labrador is not permitted. Again,
this is all for the prevention of possible diseases.
Kennel Visits are not allowed
to those “just looking” as they have been “just looking” around other kennels also and the risk is
to high to allow this.
We are more than happy for you to visit at the appropriate times, We just ask that you respect
our policies.. Its in the best interest of our puppies and YOURS.
Think of how
you would feel for me to call you and tell you that your puppy is sick or has died.. I’ve never had to make a call like
that and hope I never will. While things do happen from time to time, if we can prevent we will. Puppies are like newborn
babies, until all shots are complete, they are susceptible to many different diseases and illnesses.
I will give
you information on one horrible puppy virus and one that can be carried in easily if one isn’t VERY careful…
Parvo- (parvovirus), A breeder’s worst fear.. I’ve never had this at my kennel and I pray I never do..Canine
Parvovirus , commonly referred to as parvo, is a very serious viral disease in dogs. This illness first appeared in the late
70’s and there was a widespread epidemic in dogs of all ages. As no dogs had been exposed or vaccinated at that time,
dogs of all ages died from this horrible virus. Parvo has adapted over time and new strains have appeared.
most common form of Parvo is intestinal and most commonly seen today. It causes extreme damage to the lining of the digestive
tract. Parvo likes to grow in rapidly dividing cells and the intestinal lining has the biggest concentration of rapidly dividing
cells in a puppy’s body. The virus attacks and destroys certain portions of the intestinal tract. . And, even with this
form of Parvo, heart muscle damage may also occur.
Symptoms: Loss of appetite, Vomiting ,Lethargy, High Fever, Diarrhea,
often bloody, Foul smelling, liquid yellow stool..
Parvovirus causes severe life-threatening illness, through dehydration,
acid-base imbalance, infection and shock. If you suspect your pet may be infected, it is an emergency and you should contact
your veterinarian immediately. This is critical!!
How is it transmitted?
Parvo is carried by dogs. Adult dogs may
be infected carriers and not show signs. Dogs with the typical symptoms and diarrhea, shed the virus perhaps for as long as
7 days after the symptoms have ended. Generally, it takes 3 to 10 days from the time of exposure for symptoms to appear and
for your dog or pup to test positive. The onset of clinical signs is usually sudden, within 12 hours, or even less.
Parvovirus is particularly long-lived in the environment, lasting anywhere from 1 to 7 months, or even a year. Due to the
large amounts of virus particles shed in the feces of an infected dog and the ability of the virus to survive, complete eradication
of the virus is often impossible.
Parvo may be brought home to your pup on shoes, hands, and even your vehicle tires.
It is not an airborne illness. So, even if your dog or pup does not leave your yard, they may get this disease if precautions
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT PARVO CAN STAY IN THE STOOL OF ‘PARVO
SURVIVORS’ FOR UP TO 6 MONTHS, WITH THE PUPPY/DOG SHOWING NO SIGNS OF PARVO.
precautions should NEVER stop here, you need and should do the same when your puppy is home and until all vaccines are completed..
Below you will see a wonderful link describing parvo..
Parvo in the enviroment