Select Kuvasz Puppies available from
time to time. Please contact Kathy
here to inquire about any
All Double Ring puppies come with a contract
that guarantees the puppy's health.
Pet/Companion puppies are sold on a mandatory spay/neuter
Show puppies are sold on a co-ownership until their
championships are completed, then we sign off.
No Double Ring dogs or bitches will be
bred until they have passed the MINIMUM official health
clearances; OFA hip certification and Thyroid.
Any Double Ring puppy that cannot be kept by their
owners for any reason—regardless of the dog's age—
be returned to us. We bring them into the world, and we
will assume responsibility for providing them with homes for life.
All Double Ring puppies are raised in the home. They are socialized with adult dogs, grandchildren, cats and visitors. Puppies are handled daily from birth, and at about four weeks of age, we begin daily gentle massages on the puppies. We have found that puppies handled this way are more bonded to humans, and have more confident temperaments.
Touching, handling and exposing
the young puppies to a large variety of stimulating activities at the proper
stages of early life is imperative for the mental health and future emotional
well-being of the puppy.
Double Ring Kuvasz puppies are raised with lots of stimulation and attention. Each week of their development is monitored and various new experiences are introduced, based on their level of development.
At the right time, we introduce loud noises and a variety of items for them to investigate. The vacuum sweeper; dish washer; dog food pans clattering to the floor; slamming doors; Saturday morning cartoons (as loud as we can stand them);
and more; all become normal noise for our puppies.
As puppies mature, we introduce them to new people, new locations to investigate in the house and garage, and finally,
we take them along with us to
the big training room
in town where Chuck teaches obedience training classes. There
they get exposure to all kinds of adults, children and
other dogs of all sizes and breeds.
Our outside puppy play yard has some toddler toys that make great puppy play items. One of the items is a small play gym with a slide.
Some of our puppies have actually figured out how to get up there and go down the slide! All of the items are not just there for puppy entertainment. The
play equipment helps the puppies
practice their agility and problem-solving skills.
On our agenda for a future purchase is one of the plastic mini-cabins for kids.
We think our puppies will love that!
Puppies must grow up in a clean environment or
they can be
very difficult to housebreak. Our Double Ring puppies
are extremely easy to housebreak because we start potty
training them in the whelping box. Once the puppies are
well up on the feet, we fold the sheep skin pad to 2/3
and put newspapers down in the remaining 1/3. Puppies
learn very quickly that it is nice to lie on the
sheepskin pad and begin to potty on the papers. Once
they are moved to our kitchen, papers are put near the
back door. Putting papers at your exit door when taking
the puppy home will aid in quickly housebreaking your
Our puppies regularly get our personalized individual
time, as well as group time with us. We introduce them
to other adult dogs besides their mom. We affectionately call the old girls who interact with puppies their "Aunt Grandmas."
At seven weeks old, we do temperament testing. We use the temperament test designed for livestock guarding dogs. It is not a
Pass or Fail test. It is simply an indicator of each puppy's propensity in various areas.
Some of the scores can help us determine how well suited a puppy would be to any given home.
For example, we would not allow a puppy with a low pain threshold go to a home with small children. Children should be expected to treat a puppy/dog with respect, but a puppy/dog should be able to tolerate
and forgive being accidentally stepped on, or have its hair pulled by a small child.
From a happy puppy buyer: "I couldn't believe how
well-adjusted and confident our new puppy was from the
moment that he arrived home. It is obvious that you have
spent a lot of time and energy introducing him to all
the things that a smart puppy needs to know."
Young puppies in the kitchen
Puppies in the play yard at lunchtime
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