Visiting Our Farm and Choosing Your Puppy:
We allow people to visit the puppies only once they are at least 5 weeks of age. For the first 2 weeks the mother gets very stressed when one of her puppies is taken from her. She will whine and cry and beg for the pup to be placed back with her. The puppies also have immature immune systems and we can't allow visitors to handle really young puppies. Around 3 weeks most mother's are much more relaxed and start welcoming a bit of time away from their puppies.
By 5 weeks old temperament is much easier to determine because the puppies are walking well and they have started to play with their siblings and they stay awake for much longer intervals. We let people choose their puppy at 5 weeks of age in order of deposits received. Of course, if you have left a deposit for first pick male or female, you are welcome to choose prior to 5 weeks of age if you are sure that you know which puppy you want. We will provide photos and video of the puppies for people that are choosing their puppy via our website. Wheaten puppies all look very similar...how do I tell them apart? Our puppies will be micro-chipped and I have a scanner to read the chips. When you choose your puppy I will provide you with your chosen pup's micro-chip #. For photos, the puppies will either be wearing different colored collars or the photos will be labeled so you can tell the puppies apart from one another.
We welcome and encourage people who are seriously considering one of our Wheatens to visit if possible. Keep in mind however, that this is just our family home and there is not a whole lot to see other than the dogs. We will gladly walk you up to see the waterfall if the weather permits and give a small tour of our property so you can see where the dogs get to spend their time but the main focus will be to visit with the puppies.
Due to some unfortunate incidents of theft of puppies from other breeders we feel the need to note that our property is monitored with video surveillance as well as multiple game cameras.
When you visit our farm PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG WITH YOU. Even if it stays in your vehicle. In summer months it gets very, very hot in Lillooet and we have no shade in our driveway for most of the day. There are many reasons we ask for you to leave your dog at home. The main reason being that even though your dog may be fully vaccinated, all it takes is for your dog to sniff infected feces of another dog while on a walk to then bring Parvo onto our property and infect our puppies.We have NEVER had any of our dogs or puppies get Parvo and we intend to keep it that way. We are very cautious and careful and it's another reason we don't allow visitors to see the puppies until around 5 weeks of age when their immune systems have gotten stronger. Consider that your future puppy may be here and we are protecting him/her.