- Divinity AmStaffs
- Chip & Renee Kay
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2F ~ SHOW FEMALE
5F ~ SHOW FEMALE
6F ~ SHOW FEMALE
CH Tryarr Diamondback Redbolt X CH Pirouette's
Treasure of Divinity, OFA, TT, NCL-A(clr)
May 24th, 2011
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3M ~ SOLD
5F ~ PET FEMALE
6M ~ SHOW MALE
7F ~ PET FEMALE
Multi CH Sindelar's Best Man, OFA, NCL-A(clr) X CH
Divinity's Red Red Wine, OFA, CGC, TT, Ataxia Clear by parentage
May 16th, 2011
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2F ~ SOLD
3F ~ SHOW FEMALE
7F ~ PET FEMALE
Int'l & AKC CH B'Dazzled Knight of Divinity, OFA, TT,
NCL-A(clr) X AKC ptd Milestone Wht Rk Lady of Divinity, OFA, NCL-A(clr)
March 11th, 2011
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We, personally, will only have a litter every year or so (except
this year!). A great
amount of time and research is put into each combination. This affects the
future of the breed. We only breed to further the quality and love of the
American Staffordshire Terrier so
therefore, typically only Champion, temperament tested, definitely fully health tested dogs with qualities
and pedigrees that
compliment each other will be bred. We will retain rights on those that are the
top 4 show
quality (2 males and 2 females). All pups will be required to go through Puppy Kindergarten, Basic
Obedience and earn their CGC title. All Divinity Amstaffs will be true
ambassadors for the breed.
photography done by Vavra Photography
Your puppy leaves us with vaccinations current, dewormed,
dew claws removed, microchip, veterinary check, much
socialization, completion of
BioSensor/Super Dog Program,
Volhard Puppy Aptitude
Test and Pat
Hastings Basic Canine Structure evaluation. Plus, AKC registration
is completed by us. You will also receive a puppy kit that includes a
lead, blanket, health record, pedigree, signed
STCA application, contract, bag of
food, information on house training, crate training, socialization
scavenger hunt, and lots more. When we receive your deposit, we will
The Essential Guide to Caring For Your New Puppy sent to you.
Bringing Home a Puppy...
It's really exciting for you and your family when you bring a new puppy home,
isn't it?!?! However, in the excitement, don't forget to address the basic needs
of your puppy. The way to make sure this does not happen is to have your puppy's
supplies already bought and on hand before the big day. So let's take a look at
some of the things your puppy will need from the start of his new life with you.
All pictures are links...
FOOD~ Obviously one of the absolute basic supplies that you will need is
food. This should be obvious, but you would be surprised at how often this
is overlooked. You will need to check with the breeder to find out what food
your puppy is already eating. You will need a supply of this type of food. If
you are planning to change to a different brand, you will need to gradually
change it over the course of about seven to ten days. Just add a little of the
new brand to the old brand, adding a little more each day, until your puppy is
eating just the new brand. We highly recommend that you do not change their food
for the first 6-12 months of life though because this can cause allergies or other
immune issues. Please
consult your veterinarian.
FOOD & WATER BOWLS~ Of course, to go along with the food, you will need
food and water bowls. These need to be made from easy to clean material. They
also need to be heavy enough that they will not be easily tipped over by an
excited young puppy. Since some breeds chew more than others, you may also want
to avoid plastic altogether, as these can splinter and cause problems. A set of
stainless steel bowls will take care of this problem and they are easy to clean.
CRATE~ After food, one of the most important items you will purchase for
your new puppy is his crate. These can be found in many different styles and
sizes. If you are bringing home a large breed dog, you will either want to buy a
crate that is adjustable or buy several crates in different sizes to accommodate
your growing puppy. This crate will become your puppy's special place. This is
where he will sleep, stay while you're not home, and get away from all the household
chaos. This can
also be his "safe" place, especially if you have children. This will become your
puppy's own little "den". When you purchase your puppy's crate, you should be
sure that it is the right size. Your puppy should be able to stand comfortably,
turn around, and lie without being cramped. It should not be so large though
that your puppy has enough room to relieve himself at one end while having room
to sleep at the other, you do not want your puppy to get in the habit of
relieving himself in his crate.
BEDDING~ Once you have established your crate size, you need to
purchase bedding or blankets for inside. You will want this to be easy to clean,
machine washable and as indestructible as you can get. Your puppy will want to
move it around, fluff it up to make his bed inside his "den". Also, you will
want to purchase dog beds for different areas of your home so that when your
puppy is out and about, he knows what is his to lay on. Many different types of
stores have many different sizes, shapes, colors, patterns, and prices for you
to choose from that can match your home decor nicely.
COLLAR, LEASH & ID TAG~ When your puppy is ready to be taken outside, you
will need to have him in a collar and on a leash. Your puppy's first collar and
leash should be made of lightweight nylon or leather. If you start your puppy
from the very beginning wearing a collar and leash, it will be less of a
challenge when you start training. You will need to make sure the collar fits
properly. The way to do this is to add two inches to the puppy's neck size. As
your puppy grows you will need to check the collar to make sure it is not too
tight. To go along with your puppy's new collar, you will also need to have an
identification tag attached. This tag should have your name, address, and
telephone number (make sure you include area code). If your puppy was to stray,
it could make the difference in you getting him back or not. Don't forget your
microchip or AKC CAR tag.
GROOMING TOOLS~ Other items to have on hand to use right from the start
are your dog grooming tools. Establishing your puppy's grooming routine early in
his life will eliminate a lot of challenges later on. Hopefully your puppy will
start to look forward to this time as time spent one on one with you, so do
everything you can to make it a special time. The brushes, combs, nail trimmers/dremel
and other grooming supplies will depend on the breed you choose. Check with the
breeder to determine which grooming supplies you will need.
TOYS~ Another thing you will need to establish from the very start of
your puppy being a part of your family is what he is allowed to play with.
Having toys already on hand will help establish his boundaries for what to play
with. If you find your puppy playing with something unacceptable, you can very
easily distract him with the proper toy, if you already have the toy on hand.
Some good toys to consider are any large rawhide piece (chips, logs, or bone
shaped), large nylon chews, and hard rubber balls. You want to find something
that is made for puppies and cannot be torn apart, swallowed or splinters
easily. You will want to avoid any toys that will fit completely into your
puppies mouth, this can pose a serious choking hazard. Also, do not use toys
that are meant to encourage tugging, these can unintentionally reinforce
aggressive behavior. One last note on toys, do not let your new puppy chew on
any old shoes or clothing. Puppies do not know the difference between the old
things you gave them and any thing they find laying around, to them it is all
fair game. Not only the damage that could be done to your possessions, but this
could also cause some serious safety issues for your puppy. Little pieces could
be torn off and swallowed, possibly causing obstructions in the digestive tract.
Thinking ahead and doing a little planning before your new family member comes
home will make the transition a lot smoother. It is much easier to have what you
need on hand before you even need it. Then there won't be any mad dashes to the
store because you were not prepared.
VETERINARIAN~ This will be someone that you will have a relationship
with for years to come. Ask around for a good referral or set up an appointment
with local vets to meet with them yourself. You need to know a little bit about
your own personal views and beliefs on animal care (i.e. vaccinations,
spay/neutering, ear cropping etc) so that you can match yourself with a vet that has similar
opinions. If you have a show dog, make sure they have experience with show dogs.
series of puppy vaccines
1. distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parinfluenze - 3 sets one month apart (2, 3 &
4 months old) concluding at 16 weeks of age.*
2. Rabies at 16 weeks of age (later is better)
3. Bordetella within 4-6 months
(usually at 1 year and 4 months of age)*
1. DHP, Parvo, Rabies
2. Bordetella every 4-6 months
TRAINING FACILITY~ The moment you pick up your new puppy you are
beginning to form a relationship that will be the basis of your life together.
The bedrock of that relationship is respect, affection for each other and
understanding leadership from you. Your pup may become your companion,
friend and member of the family but it will always be a dog and although we may
anthropomorphize with our pets we must always recognize that very important fact
- it is a dog.
Your pup is learning and being trained every minute of the day
even when you are not formally 'training'. Habits and behavior patterns
are being formed all the time and these first months of ownership are
the formative ones. Lessons taught now will last a lifetime.
It is easy for pup to learn good habits if we think about what we are
doing but so often we owners teach bad habits without even realizing.
These early days are important and will help create a
lasting relationship. If they are traumatic for you as well as the pup,
you may never create the relationship that is so essential between a dog
and it's owner. The important thing is that you and the whole of your
family is consistent. So think through what you are going to do
in the early days, it all starts the moment you pick pup up and
builds from there.
Shop around. Have your dog training facility already picked out with your pup
entered in Puppy Kindergarten or equivalent. This will ensure that you start out
the right way plus socializing your puppy... very important! If you do not do
this beforehand, you could end up allowing months to go by in which time many
bad habits could be formed.
Just remember that an untrained puppy becomes an