from the versatility our dogs have to offer, we are also proud of the
health quality of our dogs. To ensure we produce only the healthiest
animals, we do health testing prior to each breeding. Our dog's hips
are certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) and have
their eyes cleared. Most also have additional health
clearances in order to become CHIC certified.
At around 3 days of age, puppies take their first trip to the
veterinarian. They get their tails docked, their dew claws removed,
and also receive a full vet check. Puppies are wormed periodically and
also receive their first vaccinations at around 6-7 weeks of age. At the time of
purchase, each new owner is given proof of current vaccinations and the
health record of their new puppy. Our pups are sold with a 3 day
health guarantee, during which time we ask that the new owner have
their pup examined by their own veterinarian and set up a schedule for
future visits. The puppy can be returned for a full refund if it
develops an illness within these 3 days.
All our puppies are raised in our home.
They are handled by us daily and are socialized to adults, children and other
animals. Our puppies are raised using the
Early Neurological Stimulation from 3-16
days of age.
At 2-3 weeks of age perspective owners are welcome to come and visit the
At 5 weeks of age, the real training begins.
Puppies are bathed, groomed with a clipper blade, their toenails are trimmed,
they continue learning to stack and be examined on a table, and are continuing
to be exposed to a variety of household noises. They will also start
spending personal time with us away from the litter so the pup learns that
he is an individual and develops confidence in himself. We go to
all of this effort so pups are well on their way to becoming wonderful
pets when they arrive at your home.
We average two litters
of Brittany puppies a year. We usually
keep one puppy out of each litter and the remainder are available to show,
hunting, performance, and/or companion homes. Puppies are placed with
their families at 8-12 weeks of age. The order in which pups are picked are
determined by a few factors but mostly on how each puppy will fit their new
owner's needs. Show , hunting and/or performance competitors are picked
first in the order in which deposits were received. Pet homes are
placed as to how the puppy fits into each home.
All our puppies are sold to individuals who will
make them part of their families. We will not sell
a pup to anyone who plans to confine it exclusively to a
kennel run or backyard. Since this breed is active and needs
a job to do all year - not just during hunting season, we especially
enjoy selling our pups to people who are interested in show or
ask that if you become unable to take care of your dog, you will give us
first option for ownership. We will take back any or our puppies regardless
of the reason. We request that you contact us before transferring
ownership of any of our puppies. We also ask that you maintain contact
with us to let us know how the puppy is doing. We love to hear stories
a see pictures of our puppies!
Our Brittany puppies are $1,000. To reserve a puppy we have the perspective
buyer fill out a puppy questionnaire. If a Diamond Creek dog is found suitable
for you, a $300 deposit will hold a puppy. The deposit is non refundable
unless the sex of the puppy is not produced.
We will provide the puppy buyer with certificate
of pedigree and the American Kennel Club Registration papers upon completion
of the transaction. This includes return or payment for the airline
kennel, payment of shipping fees, clearing of any checks, etc.
All of our puppies sold as "hunting/companion/pets"
and are considered unsuitable for breeding are sold on AKC Limited Registration.
Limited Registration dogs are ineligible to compete in AKC conformation
events, however, they may participate in all performance events including
hunt tests, field trials, obedience, agility, etc. This puppy's get
cannot be registered by the AKC and we strongly recommend that you have
all animals sold on a Limited Registration spayed or neutered. If a
puppy is of breeding quality, it will be sold on co-ownership with
a full registration and a signed contract (see left). We will sign
off on the puppy after certain conditions are met.
We no longer ship puppies. Puppies must be picked up in person.