I am not against vaccinating our pets. It is a very smart, well-established, preventative method against viral diseases in dogs. However, more recent clinical studies are proving that less is best in terms of vaccinating puppies when they are very young. Since I am definitely not a vet, here is a link to an extremely well researched and well written article on the subject, if you want to check it out more thoroughly.
It is my goal to encourage each pet owner to make informed decisions on how they choose to care for their puppy. My choice in not vaccinating while they are so young in my understanding gives the puppies the strongest, healthiest, and most natural start.This is an unusual thing, rarely offered; because most breeders have not yet adjusted to these more recent research findings and do not see pet care from a holistic natural perspective. My parents have always raised me and my siblings naturally. We use holistic and natural means to treat and prevent disease in people, so we try to apply some of that same understanding to our pets and livestock on our organic farm as well. This is what led to my research about vaccinating puppies. Also, because my dogs are our house pets, and not dogs raised in a large kennel environment, they are very low risk for viral diseases that other larger kennels may have issues with.
Because I have decided not to vaccinate my puppies before 12 weeks of age, that removes some of my overhead vet costs in bringing you a healthy, happy puppy. I am able to lower my prices slightly to reflect that difference, in comparison to other breeders. I do de-worm my puppies every two weeks, and you will receive your new little friend with a recent health check by a certified veterinarian.
All of the above said, my goals are still to serve YOU and your puppy. I am open to the typical vaccination protocol, if that is what you would prefer for a puppy you have chosen and committed too. The standard suggested vaccination protocol is (at my vet):
6 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus vaccines.
8 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus vaccines.
12 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus vaccines.
16 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and Bordetella. Microchip if desired.
**Note: Your puppy will be ready to come home at 10 weeks old, so the last two vaccination visits may be done at your home vet.
I ask for a $400 dollar deposit on your puppy, especially if you want them to be fully vaccinated.
Contact me if you have any questions!