A little more in depth information about CC's Crew.... First off you will notice our sires and dams are known on a first name basis here at CC's. We have forgone posting of our pedigrees here in the country. All CC sires and dams have lovely pedigrees that are AKC Champion Titled Dominant for Conformation. Working with this caliber of breeding stock insures us that we get the proper conformation and specific look we desire.
We have been building upon our foundation lines for years and are very selective when we bring in any outcross lines to our program. Posting of Pedigrees brings with it inquires from breeders and people looking to acquire CC puppies for breeding/show stock. Since CC does not place puppies in either of these environments we feel it not necessary to attract unwanted solicitations.
We love to show off our crew with our photos and would love to show lineage as well, but sometimes people just don't want to accept "pet homes for companions". All CC puppies come with a lovely pedigree in their puppy packet.
All CC breeding stock is carefully and constantly monitered for any type of health problem. There are many screening and tests that are out there from eyes, to hips which seems to be in this day in age the first and foremost on peoples minds. I wonder if people have forgotten to worry about other issues that one must also be aware of, ear conditions that can be so bad your dog can lose it's hearing if one actually agrees to paying for the surgery, skin conditions that can be a constant battle. These two usually go hand in hand by the way. Let's not forget epilepsy, cancer and thyroid issues. The list can go on and on I have named but a few.
We can continue to moniter and test for many issues in our breeding stock. Yes, this inures us that at the time of testing the dog is clean. What it does not do is guarantee you a perfect puppy. You can have an adult who has no genetic defect themselves, but don't ever think that that adult cannot pass along a defect from somewhere down the line.
As a breeder, we here at CC's do our absolute very best to use lines that are not tightly linebred. Our breedings of our sires and dams are outcross breedings (meaning different lines of dogs used together). By using outcross breedings this "helps" to insure sound pups for health and disposition.
Our sires and dams are given the best possible care here at CC's. They are kept in top performance shape from weight to groomings. All sires and dams are well socialized and enjoy plentiful attention. No, they are all not in our house ( just Mr. Beaux and Marley). We actually feel we are maintaining two households. Our kennel is I feel just an extension from my home. Only all that puppy poo is easily washed down the drain, leaving my home to smell like a home for humans. Our pups are clean, dry and do not roll around on dirty poopy newspapers that would be in need of constant changing ( for me anyway, I am a very particular person).
I see some breeders big selling point is "all our dogs are kept in our house and all our pups,(some have three and four litters at a time) are reared in our house with our kids and grandchildren." Wow..... now that is alot of dogs in the house and that is a lot of puppy poo, not to mention the drainage the mother has for a good three weeks after her big delivery. It is not all roses and sunshine! Even though we do not nor do we have any intention of raising our pups this way feel we have given you a very good glimpse into our kennel and crew. I (Stephanie) take care of my crew and I have very high standards.
We have made a huge investment with our Adults and Kennel. I happen to feel there is a proper place for everything. Our kennel allows the animals to have the freedom and cleanliness I require for my Crew members. Yes, the costs to maintain 'two households" can be a bit much at times but we have found that when we do something we want to do it right and have made a substanstial financial commitment.