"It's not just a dog, it's a family member, for the young..... and the old. Puppies accept you right where you are. You don't need to obey, perform or be perfect in any way. They accept you no matter what you are going through and can often help you heal as they give you unconditional love."
*Cocker spaniels born May 17th. 8 available.
*AKC Shihtzus due June 8th-1 avail for reserve.
*Cockapoos due June 13th- 2 avail for reserve.
*Peekapoos due June 25th. - 1 avail for reserve.
*Australian Shepherds 4 available. See Johanna's page.
* Cockamos-coming. May mating.
* Miniature poodles-coming. June mating.
* Lola's shihpoos - coming. May mating. See waiting lists and call me to reserve or get on a list. Call 563-380-1136. Email email@example.com
Want to come visit Kimberlee's Kennels? Just give me a jingle, I am always open for families to come meet the adults and see all the puppies available. Stay as long as you like.
Above, Owner, Kimberlee Grinna. Reputable, Licensed dog breeder by the state of Iowa.
Located in beautiful Decorah, Iowa, we raise AKC Shihtzus, AKC Miniature Poodles, Poochons, Shihpoos, Eskiepoos, peekapoos, ASDR Australian Shepherds, cockapoos, cockamos, and APRI Cocker Spaniels on a 212 acre farm, which includes a creek and woods for our dogs to explore in. Our adult dogs and puppies run free in our yard with my six children. We are licensed and follow all government regulations. I work together with my veterinarian and state inspector to be forthrighteous and reputable. We offer beautiful, healthy puppies to families that will love and care for them all of their lives. One vet quote from a customer that bought a shih tzu, "This breeder knew what she was doing. This is the nicest shih tzu I have seen in 30 years of practice." Another vet. quote, "You have the nicest poodles I have ever seen, especially your stud, Tamale." Yet anoter vet from Nebraska, "I've never seen a breeder do such an excellent health record." I sincerely enjoy raising puppies and placing them in pet homes. I have told my mother, "This is what I was born to do. I feel like I have returned to my childhood." Please call Kimberlee to inquire about your puppy at 563-380-1136 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*facebook* Search on Kimberlee's Kennels out of Decorah, IA. This is a very beneficial tool for me to interact with my customers before and after the sale. Before your puppy comes home, I upload weekly photos and videos-fun for the WHOLE family and neighborhood kids! After the sale if you should have any questions, I am here for you! AND I just LOVE to see my puppies grow up as you post pictures after they go home!
1.) I am willing to meet customers half way to hand deliver puppies. A gas fee will be calculated.
2.) If you email me, it may go in my junk filter. In addition, if I email you back, it may go in your junk filter. Please look there if you are waiting for a response from me. If you can't get a hold of me, please call. I check my filter daily.
3.) I charge sales tax on all my store merchandise, puppy prices are set to include the taxes.
4.) I do not do any boarding or grooming.
5.) Reserve information: If you see a puppy that is not ready to go yet, or you are interested in a puppy from a future litter, consider placing a reserve on that puppy. This will ensure that no one else selects your puppy. In addition, if it is a small litter, as is the case with yorkiepoos, one will be saved for you. If you are the first to reserve, you get first choice out of the litter. Your reserve of $100.00 will be applied to the purchase price. I do not cash the check, I start your puppy packet and place it in your folder until delivery time. I also take your puppy off of advertising sites. Therefore, the reserve money is non-refundable. If however, your puppy places on the temperament testing in an area that you are not satisfied with, and you would like to select another puppy and there are none available, you will need to put it towards a selection from a future litter.
6.) A note about puppy mills, they keep their dogs in cages in dispicable conditions and mass produce. Dogs are not loved, nurtured, or groomed. Back yard breeders do not vaccinate, do not offer warranties, and often have dogs in dark garages or sheds. They don't feed their dogs expensive high quality dog food like I do. I take pride that I allow my dogs to run free in the grass, field, and creek along side my 6 children. I spend hours grooming them and bonding with them. I garden with my dogs, and play ball with them. I hug and love them and give them all individual attention. I groom them regularily. In cold weather they all moved right into my kitchen! AND they loved being around all the good smells, and activities of the day. We have recently built them a heated, insulated Amish barn just this summer and they love it! This beautiful building has a grooming area and displays my store merchandise. It provides shelter in the warm months and comfortable, warm living in the winter months. They will continue to run free on our 212 acreage in the warm months. As a stay at home mom of 6 children, we plan to spend a lot of time in this building. Lots of plants and a puppy playground for the pups. Older dogs will be let out of their dry, warm living arrangements to do their business outside so they don't have to step, walk or sleep near their feces. We take pride in our dogs and you can trust we offer top quality care, healthy, loved, well socialized puppies. We treat the parents with respect and honor and provide them with top quality Canidae dog food to provide them with optimum nutrition. My 2 year old twins know all their names. They are part of our family, not livestock. Do I feed high quality dogfood? YES- if I was only in it for money, I wouldn't. Do I groom my dogs weekly? YES- if I didn't love my dogs, I wouldn't spend hours grooming them. Is there something wrong with liking more than just one breed? NO. Am I licensed following state regulations? YES. Do I work with my veterinarian to folllow proper health protocol? Absolutely! Even developed a handbook for health. Do I guarantee my puppies? YES - I stand behind my puppies. Is a good qualtiy dog only one with championship bloodlines or papers? No. Papers only mean so much. Do I vaccinate, deworm, give bordetella, rabies, heartgard, flea and tick, and coccidia preventative? YES. Do I clip toenails, tend to ears, shampoo/condition and tend to all details? YES. Do I name my puppies Girl 1, Girl 2, Girl 3 etc? NO. My children and I delight in naming every puppy. Every puppy leaves here with 2 or even 3 baths. Do my puppies get raised in my house? YES. I monitor temperature and moisture control. Are designer dogs MUTTS? NO, they are demanded by the public and carefully selected to bring out qualties of both parents. What is wrong with a mutt anyway? Aren't all dogs good? Do I do testing on all my dogs, No. Some of it is unneccessary and invasive, and I am not going to cut open and draw blood for any reason. Some of them are too young for proper testing. I simply do this as a hobby because I enjoy it. It gives me a break from the housework and taking care of babies. I get to have a social outlet, and meet all kinds of people. I enjoy giving wonderful pets to loving families. ..
7.) A note about genetic testing: I currently have not started to genetically test my dogs for common pure bred breed problems. I do fully understand the responsibility of being an ethical breeder. I hope to move my business to this level in the future. However, I have visited a kennel where the breeder took extreme pride in genetically testing her dogs, and bragged about "bettering the breed." The sad reality was that the dogs were unsocialized, and seemed to be caged up like monkeys and were really nothing more than lab rats. They may have looked good on paper to increase her profits, but they were offered what appeared to be no freedom and no love. Evident by the dogs scooting around on their bellies, and climbing 6 feet high wire panels trying to escape their cages. My adults are not genetically tested, but they do have something equally as important....love, freedom, treats, socialization. They are truly happy. It is also my opinion, that no dog lives forever. The gene pool is so vast and great, that how can we genetically test out every disease or sickness in a dog. We may rule out the common ones for the breed standard, but in designer mixes it is all lost, which is the majority of what I breed. Designer mixes also make for the healthiest dog due to hybrid vigor. It's OK to think differently than this, as I do understand the other side and hope to do some genetic testing in the future with my cockers, aussies and purebred poodles. If you are buying a designer dog it is a moot point.
2182 Glenville Rd.
Decorah, IA. 52101
Take a moment to meet "my" litter: From youngest to oldest: Stella-4, Sophia-4, Garrison-6, Moriah-10, Sierra-14, Grant-16 and our newest addition Angelica Grace- 5 weeks old.
Our designer puppies are hypo-allergenic and non-shedding. They are miniature in size between 8 and 15 pounds. Our designer puppies are an F1 hybrid, which means they are a first generation cross between two purebred parents. We carefully select our parents so that puppies will have excellent temperaments, good conformation, and quality characteristics. The first generation cross produces the healthiest puppy, which has a "hybrid vigor" that you only get when two different purebreds are crossed. The puppies make a remarkable companion pet, picking up the intelligence, looks, and the temperaments from both parents. We also breed pure bred shih tzus, miniature poodles, and cocker spaniels. I do temperament testing, although there are some variables: time of day, age of puppy, environment distractions, whether the puppy has just woken from a nap or whether they are just getting ready for one. I try my best to eliminate distractions. I do my best to determine where your puppy places on the range of submissiveness to dominance. Things I look for include: shyness/timidity, boldness, dominance, curiousity, playfulness, trusting, fearful, intelligence, laid back, quiet, vocal. I do my best to be upfront about the results, sometimes this even causes me to lose a sale. I have a deep sense of responsibility for the puppies I have brought into this world. I want them to be placed in homes that match the type of dog a family desires. If I don't do this, my dog could get passed around from home to home never developing into the best human companion they can be. Some customers want a quiet, docile lap dog. Others want a dominant, independent, "ready to wrestle with Dad" puppy. I look at these things very closely and I try to listen to what your desires are. You are always welcome, and I highly encourage, for you to come visit my puppies and spend as much time you need to pick a puppy with the right temperament. Temperaments between litter mates start to show at 5 weeks of age. Temperaments and social compatiability with humans comes forth at about 7 weeks. I do the test between 7 and 7 1/2 weeks.
Your puppy will be up to date on its first vaccinations, and will be dewormed at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks, but it is up to you to get vaccinations that are due at 10, 12, 16 weeks, and then yearly. Puppies are sold at cheaper prices, but often they are not vaccinated or dewormed, nor do the parents have an UTD health record. I will give you the complete health profile of your puppy so you can be assured that you are getting a healthy puppy from a licensed breeder that has taken excellent care of her dogs and has followed all state regulations. Your vet will put your puppy on a schedule and remind you when the additional vaccinations are due. I also can make available pedigrees on certain parents.
Please be sure to make an appointment with your vet within 3 days of puppy purchase or there is NO warranty. The reason for this is because puppies can pick up additional diseases from parks, other dogs that you may have or any kind of disease when you take them on a walk. I have developed a Health Protocol Handbook, that my veterinarian and I have discussed at length to ensure we are providing you with healthy puppies. We have an open book relationship and work together. I have built my business by a good reputation. I stand behind my dogs, and I aim to please my customers.
All my dogs have tested negative for Brucellosis. Tamale has tested negative for PRA. Stud services are offered on Tamale, Ceasar, Lancelot, and Jolly Jake. Please see contract information on stud page. *miniature poodle, cocker spaniel, shihtzu and a bichon.
In addition, because I have a new baby, I have not started to potty train the puppies. My main job is to get your puppy transitioned from milk unto solid food with no diarrhea from the stress of weaning. However, I make available lots of information regarding potty training and I discuss with you four different ways for you to potty train your puppy.
We also will ship puppies anywhere in the US averaging $229.00 to $320.00, which you are responsible for. The price includes: air ticket, vet. certificate of health due to regulations crossing state lines, and a travel crate. In summer months, we can only ship when temperatures are below 85 degrees. Final price is determined when I inquire with the airline your flight preferences. I let you know what that is, before I confirm a reservation.
Do I require you to fill out an "adoption form?" No. In an effort to ensure puppies are placed in safe homes, the language has become overblown and exaggerated. We are not placing children in homes. I am not going to require to see your driver's license and ask you the entire history of your previous dog ownership or do a criminal background check. It has become an issue of politics in dog breeders, one trying to outdo the other by sounding more vigilant and more professional than the next. I know of a breeder that charges an additional $300.00 for what she calls "Puppy Preschool." The services being: baths, blowdry, pad training, socialization, imprinting with "empty 2 liter bottles," leash training. These things happen naturally in my home. I don't make extra profit off of it. In addition, the same breeder will have you fill out an "adoption form" because she isn't in it for the money and she "cares" about her pups. I don't get caught up in the political arguements of breeding. I simply try to do the best job I can and I try to please the customer and stand behind my puppies with my word of honor. You can see from the photo below of our home, I am not trying to get rich off of being a "puppy mill." We are already financially stable. I like dogs, I like all different kinds of dogs and this is a nice home based hobby for me as I love being home- enjoying and taking care of what God has given to me: six children and beautiful puppies that warm my heart every day. I encourage my customers to get educated before they pick up their puppy. Read as much information on the internet regarding potty training, crate training and other obedience training. Don't buy impulsively. Puppies are a lot of work and you need to be prepared to handle some of the challenges ahead. I will be here as a consult long after you take your puppy home and continue to be of service to you. The more educated you are before puppy arrives home, the more successful your experience will be. Lastly, I WILL NOT SELL a puppy to anyone unless the entire family is in agreement. Wives, you must honor your husbands. If the husband is not ready or does not know about it, I will not sell you a puppy. Purchasing a puppy is a commitment, and everyone in the family needs to be on board. My main goal is to teach you that if you are willing to invest financially in a puppy, then you need to be willing to invest your time training your puppy so that it can become the life long companion you have dreamed about for your family. If your idea is to buy a toy for your children and you don't care about health protocol or basic obedience, then a $300.00 puppy will suit you just fine for the few months that you will have it. If you want a life long companion, invest in health, temperament and basic obedience. My understanding is that if the majority of customers are willing to pay $600.00 for a puppy, you understand that this is a commitment that you are ready for and it makes the adoption form not needed. You are communicating to me that you care about health and temperament. You are ethical in that you are choosing not to support puppy mills where mass production brings down the cost of the puppy at the expense of the parents' health. You are choosing not to support back yard breeders that have 60 dogs in a garage and compromising the health of the puppies. There is an ethical side to being a breeder as well as there is an ethical side in being a buyer. If we all stand on some principals and responsibilities, the "over dog" population problem will not continue.
Thanks for visiting my site! I hope we can find your family the perfect companion for years of enjoyment. We take pride in our puppies and we want you to have a wonderful experience. We place importance on imprinting puppies naturally with good social skills by introducing them to nature and people while they are under our care their first weeks of life. Your pet will have had the best start possible! Here's for the love of dogs!
"Where puppies fall from Heaven and land in Iowa."
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