We started small, and stayed small! Being a small breeder has a lot of pros - we have personal relationships with all our dogs and all the puppies and we personally attend every vet visit, administer every vitamin and medicine, and staying on top of everything personally. We get to email, talk and eventually meet in person everyone who goes home with one of our pups. Without that last one, it would be impossible for us to exist: since we love each pup, we need to feel very comfortable with all the extended RedTeddy family.
Being small also has a down side. The worst part is that we turn away far more deserving families than we are able to include. We just do not have enough dogs, or enough space, time and energy for more dogs on site. Still, wouldn't it be great if every family or individual who deserved a RedTeddy Poodle puppy could get one? And, What if we could raise the level of quality among all dog breeders, simply by sharing with the public all the great things that make a RedTeddy so that everyone who wanted one would come to us, and get their pup in a reasonable amount of time?
Right now this is only a pipe dream. But not if we find a few other families who are interested in creating a RedTeddy den and working together with us to cherish and nurture the right adult dogs, male and female(s), eventually adding to the RedTeddy line.
If you have a strong interest in Poodles, lots of time and energy (meaning attitude PLUS ability to mop a lot of floors and all daily chores to maintain healthy and clean environments indoor and outdoor) with the space & property to allow them space to roam and be dogs, then contact us about a Co-Own contract.
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone knew how puppies and dogs should be raised, so that no one would ever buy a puppy taken away from its mommy before it was eight weeks old and transported days on end, all over the country in a shoddy, badly ventilated van, only to be sold as a "high end AKC puppy" at a petstore for big bucks, yet so scared and inadequately socialized that he or she might never recover, and with all kinds of undisclosed health issues, because who even knows who the parents are let alone if they have healthy traits?
If RedTeddy, our practices and our pups were more available and well known, then more people would know the right way to get a puppy. Even if they did not get a RedTeddy puppy, they would at least not go the wrong route. If we were bigger, we could not only get our puppies to more of the right people, but even more - create RedTeddy products such as T-shirts, crates, dog clothing, even blogs about do's and don'ts and lists like Angie's List for all kinds of products and practices for dog owners.
Then, RedTeddy could be more of a part of the cure to end the trade in puppy mill pups and all the puppies who come into the world only for the profit of their masters, destined for short, unhealthy lives.