WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?
Our breeding plans are planned based on long-term goals and thoughts, and we only breed combinations and individuals we believe would give the types of dog we will own ourselves. Mentality and health is our main concern, and we would never compromise. We believe that a dog with good nerves who could handle every situation being presented to it during working, hunting, or everyday life, also would be the perfect companion and family dog. They should be their family’s pride and joy, the protector of the house, and the best friend of their owners and family.
Different quality assessments are used as a base for our breeding program: mentality assessments, working trials, exterior judgments (shows), and health controls recommended within the breeds. We want to preserve and strengthen the good qualities and improve what could be better. We don’t strive after breeding show champions, but our main focus is on mentality and health. We put the bar high concerning what qualities we feel fit for breeding. We want to see “Wayosies” happy and with loads of self-esteem, dignity, and attitude, unafraid and playful, moderate guarding instincts, and with a willingness to cooperate and please their leader.
Our puppies are raised in the family. The puppies are raised inside our house and are disposed of all the sounds, smells, and impressions from a normal home. We also take our puppies in the car daily when they turn 6 weeks old, visit other places, and let them get to know other environments than our home. We have many visitors as the puppies grow up so that the puppies are social and comfortable around people. They are handled a lot by us and learn that it’s OK to be turned on their back, picked up, have their claws cut, etc. They will also meet children and other dogs. We play a lot with the puppies, giving them an interest in playing, grabbing, and fetching. This would give the new owners a good start regarding obedience training, and also in a hunting situation where the dog has learned at an early stage that it is fun to retrieve. So many important lessons are learned at this age, and we do our utmost to give the puppy the best start in life before going to their new homes. The work the breeder does in this period is extremely important for your puppy and its further life. We do our best to give your puppy the very best start in life before it arrives at its new home.
We do our utmost to make sure the combination of parent dogs is a good one, and that the parent dogs are found to be as healthy as can be at the time of mating. We have searched the pedigrees and found the combination to be a good choice and we are doing the combination because we have high hopes it would give us healthy dogs, wrapped in a healthy body structure and with a healthy mentality on top. However, as we, unfortunately, have no control over the many genes that are involved in the process of building every single individual, we can not make guarantees that the dog will live a long and healthy life. Off course it is our goal, but everyone with knowledge of how nature works knows that making a new life always will have some risks, whether it is with animals or humans. As with humans, dogs can be affected by several health issues such as different types of cancer, allergies, locomotive disorders, immune disorders, disorders in the heart, different kinds of eye disorders, etc. Some issues are genetic, some are environmental, and some are a combination of both. Before planning a litter we make sure the parents are tested for whatever is possible to test for within the breed, and our puppy buyers could trust us when we say we are doing the mating with a clear conscience and a belief it will be a success. Still, in the end, only nature can tell what the result will be. We are glad to say that we have been quite lucky with our offspring, and even though some individuals have encountered health issues, the vast majority are living long and healthy lives.
We breed carefully and always follow the Norwegian Kennel Club’s ethical ground rules for breeding.
When you buy a puppy from us you always get:
- Pedigree and registration papers from the Norwegian Kennel Club (FCI member club)
- Purchase contract
- Wayosi puppy pamphlet (in Norwegian) with information and valuable tips for caring for your puppy and grown-up dog.
- The puppy has been dewormed and vaccinated according to the recommendations, has gotten an identification mark with a chip, and has a valid health certificate.
- Food for the first few days at home and a blanket with the smell of the mother and litter siblings
- Life-long support from us with access to our closed kennel group on Facebook.
We write in our purchase contract that we require the dog to have HD and ED-x-rays when it is between 12-24 months, and that you set aside time when the dog is 16-24 months old to attend dog mentality assessment (MH) or behavior and personality test (BPH). It is important for us as breeders that you follow the requirements, as this is a measure of how the combination has turned out and it gives us a view to further breeding plans. In addition, you as an owner will have great value to see how your dog handles different situations presented to it and learn more about the mentality that your dog possesses.