Nika passed away 14.04.2023

Nika passed away yesterday 💔 🌈

Everything is so fast. Lightning fast. I don’t understand how this happened.

On the night of April 13-14, Nika started acting strange. She periodically pushed, as if giving birth again. Not often, not much. I thought about hormonal, and decided to take her to the clinic in the morning. Morning has come. Nika feels well, but does not stop pushing. I get an answer from my veterinarian – she is not in the country and I have to go and look for another clinic. I called a seemingly decent clinic in Mikkeli, explained the situation, told all the symptoms, asked if they could do an ultrasound and, if necessary, operate. They told me that they would do everything, come. And we left.

Right before leaving the house, Nika became really ill. She vomited, the fur stood on end. I was in a hurry. I arrived at the vet, and Nika had already refused to get out of the car. Only an hour away by car. Everything is so fast, lightning fast. The vets did an ultrasound, they said she had fluid, but we don’t know where that fluid came from, you have pyometra. They gave her a Ringer, a lot, and they said – “but we can’t operate on her, you have to go to Kuopio or to juvaskula or to kouvola. No, stop, you can’t go to kouvola, there is no surgeon there until night.” What do you mean there is no surgeon? How can you not operate on her? How can this even be??? I take Nika and go to other clinics in the city. My husband calls clinics that are nearby. I can’t believe no one in any clinic wanted to operate on her! All sent far, very far! But time goes by for minutes! We must save the life of a living being! When I arrived at the next clinic, Nika became even worse. She didn’t get up. Her tongue began to turn blue. And I realized that this is it. These are our last moments…

Nika was simply killed by medical indifference. How can you? How is this possible? To say – come, we will do everything, waste valuable time and eventually send us for an operation 200 km away! Why are you so cruel? You spent 2 hours of a dog’s life, so that in the end it would die not even in the clinic! Did you REALLY need that money? Blood money! You couldn’t honestly say right away – you have 2 options – to drive very quickly for 200 km and most likely she will die on the road or put her to sleep now! You gave me hope initially, and then sent us to die on the road! Doctors Mantuharju, Heinola, Mikkeli, Lahti Do you sleep well? You swore an oath! You learned to save animals, not to kill! I can not believe this! I just can not. None of the clinics wanted to fight for their lives. This is wild and cruel! The vets killed Nika!

Run, my beloved girl, it doesn’t hurt you anymore, I’m sorry, I’m sorry I didn’t save you, I’m sorry I didn’t find a doctor ready to help, I’m sorry!!! You were my favorite girl, always cheerful and happy, we spent so many bright and colorful days together … I can’t believe that you are no longer with me!

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What is a deposit?

What does making a deposit mean? Is that the same thing as a reservation fee? How do you decide who gets which puppy?

A deposit and a reservation fee is basically the same thing, it is non-refundable. Your order in the puppy allocation will be based on when your reservation fee is received. This reservation fee doesn’t lock in which exact puppy you get- only the opportunity to have one of these puppies.

I might hold back 1 or 2 puppies in each litter as possible breeders so I always get first pick. I make my decision on which puppy I will keep after they have their “aptitude” tested at 7 weeks old and have their structure evaluation completed at 8 weeks old. I know waiting until the puppies are 8 weeks to know which puppy you will get makes it a little tough for people that really want a certain color or gender. From my experience, I prefer to place puppies based on personalities that will fit best with each family rather than just by color or gender. Having a good fit personality wise will mean much more in the long run than the puppy color. But I still let you decide which puppy you want along with my recommendation.

In summary, the breeder always gets first pick. The rest of the puppies are picked in the order of deposit received. I will give my suggestion on which puppies would be best based on each puppy’s personality, but the final decision is always up to you.

Is the reservation fee refundable?

Reservation fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

How much is the non-refundable reservation fee?

The non-refundable reservation fee is 500 EURO. This amount is subtracted from the total cost of the puppy.

How can I pay a reservation fee?

Before making paying a reservation fee, you must submit a puppy application and then be approved for a puppy.

Why am I asking for non-refundable deposits?

Being a responsible dog breeder requires careful planning, a huge time commitment, and major financial investments. Non-refundable deposits support breeders with all of these things.

Non-refundable deposits assure breeders that they have buyers for their beloved pups, protect these investments in time and money, and in some cases, may help cover these upfront costs for breeders.

Why are deposits important?

Non-refundable deposits also serve as a screening tool for breeders to use when evaluating potential puppy buyers. Payment of a non-refundable deposit indicates to a breeder that a potential buyer is serious and not just “window-shopping,” putting their names down on a waitlist or multiple waitlists without any intention of actually getting a puppy. Buyers who are willing to pay non-refundable deposits are typically buyers who believe they have found the right breeder for them and are committed to following through with purchasing a puppy. This means that non-refundable deposits protect breeders from a situation where a buyer backs out after a litter is born and a breeder must then dedicate unexpected time and energy finding new homes, while also caring for the remaining pups.

Finally, it can be scary and stressful for a breeder to believe all the pups in her litter are committed to great homes, only to find out at the last minute that one of her puppy buyers has backed out. Suddenly, the breeder is faced with unexpected and time-sensitive demands. Many puppy buyers have a strong preference for younger puppies and so, depending on the timing, the breeder likely needs to find a suitable replacement home quickly. In addition, the remaining puppy requires timely socialization, development, vaccinations and other care that the breeder hadn’t planned for. This unexpected addition of a puppy to the breeder’s family may not be something the breeder is in a position to handle easily – either from a cost, time or logistical perspective. Non-refundable deposits reduce the risk of this happening to a breeder and, if it does, help offset the unexpected expenses.

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Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisingly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a pet”.

No dog is “just a pet”.

Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy you just want the cheapest thing you can find! When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup ; both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold for its lifetime. This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs . The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. This does not take into account any puppy/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.

A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about…In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do tests, x-rays, analysis, emergency c sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, de-worm and get them evaluated by specialists.

Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident its the right fit. Many times saying more no’s then yes…A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.

Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girls protector, an elderly persons therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!!

Written in part by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller
Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga
Modified for dogs by: Amber French

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Full maturity Rhodesian Ridgeback

Important information about the full maturity of large dogs.

Full maturity is when the growth plates have fully closed. Do not hurry. Please wait until the dog reaches full maturity. There are different ages for different joints in small to large breeds. The animals need the hormones from their gonads to regulate growth.

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Important to know

This is something everyone should see.

When you get your 8/10 week old puppies, please keep this image in mind. Their bones do not even touch yet. They plod around so cutely with big floppy paws and wobbly movement because their joints are entirely made up of muscle, tendons, ligaments with skin covering. Nothing is fitting tightly together or has a true socket yet.
When you run them excessively or don’t restrict their exercise to stop them from overdoing it during this period you don’t give them a chance to grow properly. Every big jump or excited, bouncing run causes impacts between the bones. In reasonable amounts this is not problematic and is the normal wear and tear that every animal will engage in.

But when you’re letting puppy jump up and down off the lounge or bed, take them for long walks/hikes, you are damaging that forming joint. When you let the puppy scramble on tile wit no traction you are damaging the joint.
You only get the change to grow them once. A well built body is something that comes from excellent breeding and a great upbringing-BOTH, not just one.

Once grown you will have the rest of their life to spend playing and engaging in higher impact exercise. So keep it calm while they’re still little baby puppies and give the gift that can only be given once.
This is a baby puppy who had a knock to his elbow and wasn’t using it properly. There is nothing wrong in these x-rays, thankfully it is a soft tissue injury and he is expected to be fine.

by Lead K9

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How to understand “breeder” or “puppy mill”

What Is a Puppy Mill? The term “puppy mill” is used to describe a large-scale commercial dog breeding enterprise. Sometimes called puppy farms, these businesses tend to house their dogs and puppies in terrible conditions and focus on profit over the health and well-being of the animals. Puppy mill proprietors mass-produce puppies by over-breeding dogs, often regardless of health or genetic defects. The breeding dogs spend their lives being bred repeatedly until no longer deemed useful, then destroyed.


  1. Communication

Your contact with the breeder / puppy mill will begin with a telephone conversation. It is important to pay attention to how he communicates. Does he answer the questions in detail, is he polite, does not try to “sell” the puppy to you by all means? The breeder will become almost a relative to you. You will ask him for advice, he will help you with the dog both in word and deed.

Breeder: will be willing to talk long and thoughtfully, asking you about family, housing, work and experience with dogs.

Puppy mill: agree to give the animal “over the phone”, does not ask questions.

  1. Price

If a person sells a thoroughbred animal well below market value, this should be alarming. A low price for a puppy means that the cost is either minimal or nonexistent. This means that his food is of poor quality, vaccinations may not be available, there are no vitamins, toys, veterinary services, or socialization, which takes time.

Breeder: appreciates his work and is confident in the qualities of his babies, the price is market price (an exception may be in the case of a grown-up, “overdue” animal).

Puppy mill: bargains willingly, the price is well below the market.

  1. Keeping dogs

Be sure to evaluate the place of residence of the Animals and the seller.

Breeder: lives in a private house or large apartment. Puppies have large, clean enclosures or rooms, lawns for walking. The bowls contain clean water. Fresh air is indoors, it does not smell of excrement or “chemistry”.

Puppy mill: will offer to meet somewhere. If invited to the apartment, he will show the puppy in a separate room, designed to show the “product by the face”. He will refuse to show the habitat of the puppies.

  1. Condition of dogs

Assess the animal’s appearance. Puppies should under no circumstances look sickly and lethargic. They should be active, strong, well-nourished, and with healthy mucous membranes, without secretions. They should not have wounds, ulcers, bald spots in the fur. Puppies should not smell like excrement or urine.

  1. Veterans or older dogs

Having older dogs can tell a lot about a breeder. Firstly, the presence of retirees suggests that dogs are evidently living up to retirement, they do not have fatal pathologies, due to which they live for 2-3 years, and there are no health problems. And, secondly, this says a lot about the kennel, which does not get rid of dogs of non reproductive age, from which there is no practical benefit. Therefore, older dogs in the kennel are definitely a plus.

Also a big plus is the willingness to show parents of puppy. And if the dog can be from another kennel, then the bitch must be at home and ready to meet you.

  1. Maintenance, reputation, consistency

– A good breeder does not part with the puppy’s family on the day of purchase. He never leaves her. I am ready to help, prompt, communicate – and inform you about this when we meet.

– A good breeder values ​​his reputation. He does not have the task of selling “by all means”. There are no “smelly” stories around him, but there are families happily living with his animals, which can be found on social networks or whose contacts the breeder is ready to provide.

– Finally, the Breeder does not come across as a starving person. His bread and butter should not depend on whether he sells a puppy today or not. He should be free in his decisions and also “weigh” you – are you good enough for his baby or not.

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