We have enjoyed raising puppies for over 26 years but did not
breed often because we loved showing our dogs, which took
us away from home a lot, during the summer months especially.
All our dogs came along in the trailer most of the time and
always enjoyed those trips because they got lots of extra
Here at Dalghani our first goal has always been to produce
happy, healthy companions and if they also excelled in shows,
that was just icing on the cake.
Our puppies are raised in the kitchen and start playing
outside once they are about 6 weeks old, weather permitting.
They usually leave home between 10 and 12 weeks.
We prefer to have puppies picked up so that we can
meet the new owners and they can meet us and the rest
of our dogs and ask lots of questions. But we have also
shipped worldwide without problems.
Each of our puppies is vaccinated, checked by our vet and comes
with a written sales/health contract, CKC registration, a pedigree,
lots of handouts (breed history, housebreaking. training, socializing,
showing etc.) photos and at least one memory from home (a favourite
When Pete died in 2004 I thought I would never have another
litter mainly because I have many health problems. I placed
Sophie and was hoping she would have puppies in her new home.
Unfortunately that did not happen but she is a beloved pet.
I was still anxious to have puppies again, so Willa had her second litter, sired by Harley this time, in August 2006. It was a lot of fun raising 3 wonderful boys. They all went to excellent homes.
As things had gone so well I let Willa and Harley have another litter in November 2008. There were 6 puppies this time, one female and five males. Winter is not an ideal time for puppies, especially as I do not have that much room in my present home. But it all worked out, the puppies were thriving and found excellent homes. Most of them stayed in BC, only Rousseau had a long flight to Ottawa.