BREEDING FOR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY
NO PUPPIES AVAILABLE
WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF APPLYING FOR OUR BREEDERS LICENSE IN PLENTY OF TIME FOR OUR FUTURE PLANNED LITTERS
Our Plans Include:
Irish Wolfhound litter planned for Spring 2021
White Swiss Shepherd Dog Litter Planned for Summer 2021
We do not have a waiting list as such, there are people waiting but we find people quite often change their minds or get puppies elsewhere when they have a long time to wait for a puppy. Plus if everyone wants a boy and we only get girls….. you just never know what is going to happen. We do announce when we have a mating planned and we send out a Newsletter keeping everyone up to date with where we are at re mating, scanning, puppy arrivals etc.
Only when we have puppies on the ground do we take serious enquiries and prepare to start home checks. After we have completed your home check, then you can come to meet the pack and the puppies (from 4 weeks old). We fill Facebook with videos, live streaming, photos and info regarding all our litters so you can see exactly where they are born and how your puppy is being raised. Once you are chosen as a prospective home for a puppy, you can come and visit as often as you like (within reason!!!) but we do reserve the right to deny you a puppy if we find out anything that deems the life you have to offer one of our puppies as unsuitable (in our opinion).
We also do not home puppies on a first come first served basis. We home puppies based on suitability and we only let puppies go to homes that we are 100% happy is the very best home we can find for them. Once we have picked the homes that are suitable they are then given an order that they will chose their puppies in (once the time comes). This is the only way we can do it fairly without allocating the puppies to the families ourselves, we like people to have a choice and if you are last to chose sometimes the last remaining puppy is the one you most wanted (even if it is not, I guarantee once you get it home it will very quickly become your absolute favourite)
Breeding to sell puppies to the general public is not our incentive. We breed when we intend to keep a puppy, homing the rest of the litter is by far the most difficult part of the whole process. We quite often do not choose the puppy/puppies we will be keeping until they are ready to leave for their new home as we look at development and conformation etc. So potential owner may not get to pick their puppy until later on. This also coincides with the puppies having their liver shunt test at 7 weeks, we usually have test results back by 8 weeks.
Raising Irish Wolfhounds puppies is immensely hard work. Pups are 1-2lb when born and mum can weigh as much as 140+ lbs (10 stone). Mum can unintentionally injure or kill the one puppy or the entire litter very quickly so they require 24 hour supervision. We do not leave them for a second within the first 4 to 5 weeks, after this they still need supervision when mum is with them as a broken leg is far more serious to a Giant Breed than it is to slower growing breeds
We then like to ensure that our puppies go to live in a safe environment so no matter if you are royalty or a pop star, everyone is thoroughly vetted.
You can keep up to date with what we are doing on Facebook @ Austonley Irish Wolfhounds
You will also find videos and photos of previous litter on Facebook and Instagram
WHY ARE WE SO STRICT ABOUT CHOOSING HOMES?
There is unfortunately a vile creature trying to get hold of puppies, this woman is banned for keeping animals for 10 years for the most horrific abuse in the UK and has fled to Southern Ireland. Breeders need to be vigilant when finding homes, especially with enquiries from Ireland. She hides behind fake emails, fake Facebook profiles and fake names Please, Please home check.
Latest Update on the above cruelty case: Amanda Adams, previously of Lynton Rd, Walcott, in Norwich – a notorious pet peddlar, backyard breeder and serial animal abuser is now living is Southern Ireland using the name Amanda Rawlings, with 8 large dogs.
Click here to read more THE CRUELTY LIST UK