Below you will see some pictures of our facilities and small farm.
Our dogs do not live outside 24/7, they are part of our family thus they spend time in the house during the day and sleep in the house at night, however, they love the outdoors and certainly need time there too and they need to be safe and comfortable when they are out.
This is our kennel building. It has indoor/outdoor runs with doggy doors and is covered with a roof for total protection from the elements.
It is heated and cooled inside with running water and lights inside and outside. It also has a nice deck off the back!
This is another 2 run kennel that we have below. It is poured concrete, each run is 20 feet long with a professionally built shingled roof & overhead fans and expensive sunblock panels on the one side. Since we do not break even with puppy sales, everything we do for the dogs is with "our" own money, but every penny of puppy money goes back in to the dogs too. It amazes me that breeders have dogs outside 24/7 and in chainlink kennels with wire messed up from dogs pulling on it over the years, no roofs, maybe or maybe not a tarp, dirt floors, old dog houses...my God wouldn't you say they are in it for the money? Take a good look at how dogs are housed before you buy! Our dogs have it made and do not sleep outside!!
Below is a kennel with a tin roof & decking! That red shed has a doggy door and a window a/c, however it's not used since our dogs are not out long enough to need it. If it's that hot, they are in the house or kennel.
Our pups are born in our home in a clean upstairs spare room, not in a garage or outside!
We have 2 exercise areas approximately 50ft x 50ft and divided in half. Pics below are just of one of them.
Another exercise area is below.
We also have a paddock and pasture that are no longer used for livestock.
A picture of about 1/4 of the paddock is below during one of the two blizzards of 2010.
A picture of a section of our pasture is below, taken during the same storm.
The side of our barn and another part of the paddock:
Our pasture below on Jan 1, 2012.