Hello! I know most people have a suspicious outlook on those who breed dogs at their home. Please allow me to introduce you to my idea of how to house a community of breeding dogs. I'm not a big fan of crates and kennels... and I don't feel its possible to rehome a dog that has spent its life in one and call it a "well socialized" animal. My dogs live with me, day to day, they interact with my family, go with us on outings, to ball games, the park, puppy play dates, hiking, camping, you name it. They are on the road with me at dog shows regularly, and are accustomed to travel and dog show life.
For a breed often known to bond tightly to one person and dislikes others,
my chis get along well with strangers and are always excited when they have visitors.
During the day when the weather permits, all my chis spend at least 2-3 hours per day outside. we have a large yard surrounded by privacy fence, and have smaller pens within the fence to prevent breakouts and keep dogs separated. I am a firm believer dogs are healthier mentally and physically when allowed several hours each day, to just kick back and be dogs. Running, digging, barking, playing, chasing sticks, bugs, leaves, shadows, all help to keep a high energy dog in top form. I find the benefit to the dogs to be substantial, and the dogs love it outside! They come in refreshed and ready to relax and enjoy their evening on the couch. They are happy and coexist well with other dogs, strangers, cats, etc. That's not to say my little 5lb couch potatoes are not very ready to come inside for a siesta at the end of their playtime.
We believe in raising our dogs in a family environment, as much involved with our family as any well loved pet would be with yours. If you'd like a look into our "kennel", feel free to call and schedule a time to check things out for yourself.