Click above PDF for my questionnaire. Please read through the following information and then send inquiries to email@example.com
My process for selecting homes begins with owners filling out a questionnaire. Upon completing a questionnaire, I will keep it on file. If a puppy becomes available, this is where I look to match puppy, or young dog to the ideal home. My interest as a breeder is not to fill homes with puppies but rather find the best fit for my puppies.
I do not breed often but when I do I take our litters very seriously. The goal of the AFFIRM Kennels breeding program is to develop a line of Lakeland Terriers that will improve the overall health of the breed while conforming to the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club Breed Standard, in both temperament and physical characteristics (conformation). Since my puppies are sometimes placed as companions in loving homes, I need to make sure that they will live long, happy and healthy lives. I believe every breeding should be done to create dogs with a purpose and I have a life commitment to each dog I breed. I am a member of the Lakeland Terrier Club Of Canada, United States Lakeland Terrier Club, and Canadian Kennel Club. I subscribe to their code of ethics. Owning one of my puppies is a 10+ year commitment to continue the work I have done in producing a quality dog. It is true that no breeder can 100% guarantee the health of any animal but through careful breeding standards, testing all breeding stock and genetic screening, I make every effort to avoid any problems. Since I am not running a "volume kennel" I can be very selective in planning the direction of the Affirm line and are proud of the puppies I produce. Things you should be aware of, if desiring one of my puppies, is a few of my philosophies and expectations:
Please remember that:
GOOD Breeders aren’t vending machines, and puppies aren’t available to add to a shopping cart.
GOOD Breeders spend years researching pedigrees and planning breedings.
GOOD Breeders spend thousands of dollars on their dogs, Health Testing, Titling and providing an environment for their dogs to thrive.
GOOD breeders spend countless hours on their dogs, grooming, traveling to events, or studs or vets, researching and providing care.
GOOD Breeders shed so many tears over missed breedings, lost puppies, beautiful show potential puppies whose bite goes off (or some other minor issue), losing moms, injuries or emergency illness.
Instead of searching for a puppy, seek out a breeder whose dogs you admire and whose program you love.
HONOR the breeder’s sacrifices they make for their passion for the breed, and get to know them. Ask them about their program and goals. Then be prepared to wait for your perfect match.
Breeding is truly a labor of love.
A "GOOD" breeder isn’t churning out puppies to sell them on the next ISO post, they are breeding with intention and with specific goals in mind.
For additional information on this wonderful breed visit the United States Lakeland Terrier Club website at http://lakelandterrierclubofamerica.org/
Puppy Pictures from "A" "B" and "C" litters.