Breeders of Quality dogs since 2004
"As For Me And My House We Will Serve the Lord"
Welcome to our family website.
We are a family who loves animals of all kinds and enjoy the rewards of hearing back from happy customers.
We do our best to raise happy , healthy puppies with great temperments.
There is just something so special about the love and dedication of a dog.
We do our very best to raise a good family companion.
Schnauzers,and Wheaten terriers
We are changing our program.
We hope our customers will understand why.
We have been advised by our vet that we should not have customers here if at all possible because of the parvo Virus out in the community
PARVO Virus. A deadly virus out in the community is growing rampid in Alberta.
We have been parvo free since we started our breeding program.
Parvo can be brought in on car tires and shoes and clothes.
We feel it is much safer to meet you at our vet clinic in Wetaskiwin to meet your puppy at their 6 week check-up if you so desire.
And to pick your puppy up there also. We can meet in a office at the back of the vets clinic and send your puppy home with you.
We get up to 4 requests a day for people to come and meet the puppies and parents.
You can well imagine how many diseases can be brought into the home and on the soil from tires.
We have invested our lives into our puppies and adults and we feel it is too much a risk.
We have been parvo free since the beginning and would like to keep it that way of course.
Megan handles the puppies day in and day out. She is the best puppy picker you can find! Megan is the one who has matched most of our pups to their new families.
We have nothing to hide. We have 13 years of a healthy record to lose!
We trust our customers and future customers will understand.
What Is Parvovirus?
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. Parvovirus also attacks the white blood cells, and when young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problems.
What Are the General Symptoms of Parvovirus?
The general symptoms of parvovirus are lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite and bloody, foul-smelling diarrhea that can lead to life-threatening dehydration.
How Is Parvovirus Transmitted?
Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog's feces. Highly resistant, the virus can live in the environment for months, and may survive on inanimate objects such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors. It is common for an unvaccinated dog to contract parvovirus from the streets, especially in urban areas where there are many dogs.
Puppies, adolescent dogs and canines who are not vaccinated are most susceptible to the virus. The canine parvovirus affects most members of the dog family.
How Can Parvovirus Be Prevented?
You can protect your dog from this potential killer by making sure he’s up-to-date on his vaccinations. Parvovirus should be considered a core vaccine for all puppies and adult dogs. It is usually recommended that puppies be vaccinated with combination vaccines that take into account the risk factors for exposure to various diseases. One common vaccine, called a “5-in-1,” protects the puppy from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza.
Generally, the first vaccine is given at 6-8 weeks of age and a booster is given at four-week intervals until the puppy is 16-20 weeks of age, and then again at one year of age. A puppy’s vaccination program is not complete before four months of age. Older dogs who have not received full puppy vaccination series may be susceptible to parvovirus and should also receive at least one immunization. Consult with your veterinarian about how often your dog will need to be revaccinated.
Because parvovirus can live in an environment for months, you will want to take extra care if there has been an infected dog in your house or yard. Some things are easier to clean and disinfect than others—and even with excellent cleaning, parvovirus can be difficult to eradicate. Parvo is resistant to many typical disinfectants. A solution of one part bleach to 32 parts water can be used where organic material is not present. The infected dog’s toys, food dish and water bowl should be properly cleaned and then disinfected with this solution for 10 minutes. If not disinfected, these articles should be discarded. You can also use the solution on the soles of your shoes if you think you've walked through an infected area. Areas that are harder to clean (grassy areas, carpeting and wood, for example) may need to be sprayed with disinfectant, or even resurfaced.
How Can Parvovirus Be Treated?
Although there are no drugs available that can kill the virus yet, treatment is generally straightforward and consists of aggressive supportive care to control the symptoms and boost your dog’s immune system to help him win the battle against this dangerous disease. Dogs infected with parvovirus need intensive treatment in a veterinary hospital, where they receive antibiotics, drugs to control the vomiting, intravenous fluids and other supportive therapies. Should your dog undergo this treatment, be prepared for considerable expense—the average hospital stay is about 5-7 days.
Please note that treatment is not always successful—so it’s especially important to make sure your dog is vaccinated.
Puppies are building their immunity and are very susceptible to diseases.
Even with the best veterinary care, this disease is often fatal.
When Is it Time to See the Vet?
If you notice your dog experiencing severe vomiting, loss of appetite, depression or bloody diarrhea, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What Are Some Other Health Issues with These Same Symptoms?
A puppy with a bloody diarrhea could have a parasite problem, a virus other than parvovirus, a stress colitis, or may have eaten something that disagreed with him or injured and blocked his digestive tract. It’s crucial that you see your vet for an accurate diagnosis
In May 2014 one of our wheaten terrier Pups was stolen out of our kennel while we were away at church. This was our 3rd incident of puppy theft.
This puppy was very sentimental to us as she was named in honor of our precious KITA who passed away.
If you have taken this puppy please bring her back. No charges will be laid and no questions ask. We just want our Kita back.
Due to the danger of parvo Virus and theft of puppies for the third time,
and the news of people being murdered from customers off kijiji we NO LONGER will allow any customers out to our farm under any
circumstances any longer. Please understand the danger of so many strangers coming to "your home " day in and day out.
Due to the world and all the horrific stories we hear on the news daily, we have to be diligent in protecting our animals, property and family.
Sadly this is a step we have to take.
Imagine hundreds of people come out to your property over 12 years.
Here is a example of what happened to another breeder in Alberta
We will only be meeting families in town at our vet clinic for your puppy vet check at 6 weeks of age. The Vet clinic is located in Wetaskiwin Alberta 2 weeks before going home. For our own safety and the safety of our pets. If you are unable to attend we are happy to send pictures of their vet check.
Vet checks are not done on weekends as the clinic is much too busy on Saturdays. We meet the families at about 12 30 and visit for a couple hours then the families go home and we continue on into our actual Exam and vaccines and microchip Appointment.
Two weeks after the vet check the puppies are ready to go home.
If that approx 8 week mark does not work for families picking up we will do our best to work around your times. We do not board puppies while families are on Vacation.
All puppies must be picking up within the week of their date to go home.Unless otherwise agreed upon with the breeder.Please remember we are bot a boarding kennel.
We DO SHIP PUPPIES! West Jet we have found has done the best job handling our precious bundles. Puppies can fly Air cargo. The belly of the plain where they are is heated and pressurized just like the passenger cabin. The price is very reasonable.
Puppies must be paid in full on Pick up either by Cash, Certified Bank draft or Email Money transfer. Personal checks will not be accepted. Some families we have allowed to pay for their pup onto our Vet account with their credit card.
All puppies are charged a price plus GST.
Please fill out the application form at the bottom of this page.
We can no longer answer calls as their is just too many people in a day. However we will get back to you after reviewing your application form as soon as possible through a ph call or email.
Deposits to reserve your born puppy is $200 non refundable.
Thank you for your understanding
Karen and family.
Application at bottom of page
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Can you lower your price/give me a discount?
2) Why are you charging $1300 and up to $2000 for my puppy?
That's a good question. $2000 is a lot of money, and you want to be sure you are getting your money's worth.
In order to ensure to the best of our ability that you are able to have a healthy puppy that will grow up to hopefully be a healthy companion for you, we have invested tens of thousands of dollars in importing healthy sires and dams with excellent bloodlines that exhibit the best temperaments with healthy history behind their parents and grandparents. We pay as much as $4000 for a healthy male or female from a good bloodline, and to "make puppies" we need both. All of our dogs have had their DNA testing completed.
Almost all of our puppies we raise for breeding are from the best sources possible. Most of our dogs are imported from excellent tested bloodlines out of Arkansas, California, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Florida –ect.. That adds transportation costs as well as permits, import fees and veterinarian certifications to bring the pups into Canada.
We feed and raise our dogs from 9 week old puppies on. They are taken care of fed, vaccinated, microchipped ,socialized and loved and groomed for up to two years before they are bred. They are still fed while they are pregnant and after they give birth.
If we decide to bring in a adult stud or female we have them tested thoroughly for sexually transmitted diseases commonly known to dogs. like the two listed below before we even consider breeding them.
(1) Canine herpes Virus Canine herpesvirus (CHV) is a virus of the family Herpesviridae which most importantly causes a fatal hemorrhagic disease in puppies less than two to three weeks old.passed on by the parents It is known to exist in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, England and Germany. a fatal disease in puppies.
(2) Brucella (Brucella can infect cattle, goats, camels, dogs, and pigs. The bacteria can spread to humans if you come in contact with infected meat or the placenta of infected animals)
We DO NOT stud in or out with our dogs. We keep our dogs isolated from other breeders dogs.
We feed and vet our breeding males year-round, and they never get pregnant!
We have constructed a heated kennel on our property with good chain link fencing and pay to heat this kennel to keep our non house dogs – and your puppy – safe and secure through Alberta winters after 4 weeks of age.
As much as we enjoyed working with dogs and rescues , we cannot afford to do it for free. We spend hours, literally every single day, feeding your puppy's parents, exercising them, cleaning out their fenced yards, regular baths and groomings and doing everything else that is necessary for their care prior to the birth of your puppy –
Then one of our females conceives . That is the moment when we start caring for your puppy specifically. We make sure that the mother recieves proper nutrition , sees the vet as often as is necessary to ensure that she has a healthy pregnancy, and is properly exercised. Then we watch her carefully as her pregnancy comes to completion, sometimes sitting up all night to be sure that there are no complications with her giving birth. Many times cancelling family plans or outings to stay and monitor a mother who is due to give birth.
Your puppy also gets checked by our veterinarian, sometimes more than once. Medicated against threats in our enviroment to the best of our ability. Sometimes we have huge vet bills on parents. Wether it be a bladder infection, dental cleaning, , or testing and blood panels. analizing how all their organs are functioning, .. We do everything in our power to operate a humane and responsible kennel and home.
Even though we pay thousands of dollars for a dog from a good bloodline to mother our puppies, we do not try to keep her constantly pregnant to maximize profits. Some breeders do that – they treat their female dogs like inexhaustible "puppy producing machines". We "retire" our mothers while they are still healthy and can enjoy a rewarding life with a loving family. We spay the mother, pay for dental cleanings, and blood panels if necessary to ensure she or he is healthy when placed.
In addition to feeding our dogs and paying their medical costs, we have to feed our family. This is how we earn our living.
Doing what we love, spending time with animals.
It is not fair to our family to expect them to work 365 days a year feeding dogs, cleaning out kennels, exercising dogs, socializing puppies, and watching over mothers through multiple nights to be sure that they will not have difficulty while giving birth, or supplementing puppy feedings every 2-3 hours when a puppy is in need of extra calories.
Our daughters both deserve to be paid for all of the hours that they put into helping us raise your puppy. They work 365 days a year with me. As a rule, we never leave our dogs – or your puppy – unattended overnight. They are our family before they become part of your family. So that means "no family vacations ever " We do enjoy working with our dogs to provide a lifelong companion for you, but we can't afford to do it for free. We hope that you will see the value of all the work we do. We do not just throw any dog with another dog for some quick profit.
We strive to produce a well-socialized puppy and hope that you now have a friend who will delight in your company for the rest of his or her life.
Contact Link at bottom of page
Please read the LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE and attachments in full before signing. In the event of a dispute regarding the animal being transferred (hereinafter referred to as “Puppy” or “Animal”), Karen Christian (hereinafter referred to as “Breeder” or “Seller”) will adhere to the terms of this contract as written.
I, (name of purchaser) _____________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Buyer”), understand that Breeder is not responsible for any vet bills once I leave the breeder’s property, veterinary clinic, or meeting address with my puppy. For puppies being shipped, once Puppy has been signed in at the airport, Breeder is no longer responsible for any puppy left in the custody of an airline.
I also understand Coccidia and/or Giardia, kennel cough, pneumonia, hypoglycemia, and other stress-related illnesses may occur in my puppy from the stress of the move or flight to my home, and I am solely responsible for any vet bills incurred as a result.
I understand that puppies may develop "Parvo" (canine parvovirus), a deadly disease. I understand that Puppy has been vaccinated for Parvo and every measure has been taken to protect my puppy from this virus. I understand that Parvo is in the environment and if this puppy still contracts Parvo despite being vaccinated Breeder is not responsible for any vet bills or for the death of this puppy resulting from said disease.
I understand I should not take my puppy to any areas where dogs are walked or expose my puppy to other dogs whose vaccinations are not up to date, including off-leash areas, pet stores, vet clinic floors and parking lots, or near the feces of other dogs until at least two weeks after his/her six-month booster is completed, as this kind of exposure could transmit Parvo to my puppy.
I understand that while grade 1 & 2 heart murmurs are a congenital health defect they are excluded for refund or replacement under this LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE because there is a high probability the puppy will outgrow these conditions.
I, as a consumer, understand that the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier breed is generally a long-lived breed. They are susceptible to various heritable diseases, although they are most known for two protein-wasting conditions.
Five diseases not guaranteed against by this LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE are:
1) Protein-losing Nephropathy (PLN), in which the dog loses protein via the kidneys; and protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), in which the dog fails to fully absorb protein in their digestive tract causing it to pass in their stool. Both PLN and PLE are potentially fatal but, if caught early enough, can sometimes be managed with strict dietary changes and pharmaceuticals.
2) Renal dysplasia, inflammatory bowel disease
3) Addison's disease
Some Wheatens can suffer from 5) food and environmental allergies. The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are prone to developing a skin disease called atopic dermatitis.
I understand that this puppy is guaranteed until one year of age against life-altering and non-treatable congenital disease resulting in fatality or adversely affecting the health of the animal. This includes severe hip dysplasia that hampers the dog's movement and natural gate and requires surgery to correct, kidney, heart, pancreas, spine, and liver problems of a severe life-threatening and altering nature. If this dog dies within this one-year time frame, Buyer will pay to have it autopsied to ascertain the reason. If the cause of death is congenital, Breeder will replace the puppy. This guarantee does not cover what in some breeds is considered normal: cherry eye; entropion; "loose" hips; skin allergies; elongated soft palate; teeth alignment; bite alignment; anything cosmetic; seizures;food allergies ;skin allergies; coat texture; size of dog; training abilities; temperament; poisoning; biting of electrical cords; consumption of prescription or non-prescription drugs, antifreeze, toxic plants, or vitamins; ingestion of any substance toxic to animals, including spoiled or contaminated food and bones as well as household and non-food objects.
Seller (and seller’s agent, if applicable) will not be responsible for any medical expenses incurred at any time. Buyer is aware that owning a puppy requires trips to the veterinarian and understands that he/she will be responsible for all payments to the vet. Buyer also understands that, prior to transfer, Puppy has been treated with Baycox®, has been dewormed regularly since two weeks of age, and has received proper and appropriate vaccinations to date. The buyer has been informed of these and must retain records from a licensed veterinarian of continued care for the first full year or this LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE is null and void. This guarantee does not include Coccidia, Giardia and kennel cough, which are common in puppies and are caused by bacteria, protozoa and viruses.
A puppy diagnosed by two unassociated Veterinarians with any serious genetic or congenital defect in the first year of life will be replaced as follows:
Animal must show the defect by one year of age. Seller must be notified of the problem within two (2) business days of the licensed veterinarian's determination and have two reports from two unassociated veterinarians stating the same problem, and seller will provide a replacement puppy of equivalent value.
All medical information, full disclosure, must be sent to Breeder’s vet at the Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic for review and assessment.
A puppy with a defect must be returned at Buyer’s expense or with the prior permission of the seller or euthanized to qualify for a replacement puppy. No refund, in part or in full, will be given. A returned puppy must be returned to the seller in good condition, other than the specified problem, at the buyer’s expense. If the animal is euthanized, documentation from the euthanizing veterinarian regarding the puppy's condition and reason(s) for euthanizing must be provided to the breeder. The buyer will then qualify for a replacement puppy, which will be provided by Breeder out of her next available litter with return of the said puppy to Breeder. Buyer is responsible for transportation costs to and from the breeder’s location for replacement puppy. This guarantee applies to the original buyer only and is not transferable to a second party. No replacement puppy will be given if the puppy has been bred or euthanized without the seller’s permission.
The replacement puppy will be mutually agreed upon by both parties and will be of comparable quality. Buyer understands that the replacement puppy may not be from the exact same parents of original puppy.
There are certain disorders that may be caused by environmental factors, for example: allergies, thyroid dysfunction, demodectic mange, and other autoimmune disorders such as idiopathic seizures that are not covered by this guarantee. Any physical problem which is or could be the result of injury is not covered under this guarantee.
There is no guarantee or warranty that the Buyer will be able to show or breed the puppy regardless of show or breeding potentials. Puppy has been sold only as a companion animal and this guarantee covers only that use.
The parentage/pedigree is correct to the best of the Seller’s knowledge. The buyer agrees not to hold Seller responsible in any manner in the unlikely even that a problem might arise from the puppy’s parentage. This contract supersedes any and all previous agreements.
This contract is null and void if the terms and conditions are not fulfilled.
Buyer understands that if he/she is no longer able to care for or no longer wants the puppy/dog, it must be returned to Karen Christian. Karen Christian will then screen for a potential good home for puppy and buyer will be paid back for the highest price able to re-home Puppy, less a $10 (ten dollar) boarding fee to Breeder (Karen Christian). Please make sure you know you are not allergic before taking your puppy home, as this is very hard on the family and the puppy being re-homed. No other expenses like food or veterinary care prior to return of the puppy to Seller will be refunded to Buyer by Seller.
In the event of death, an autopsy report shall be performed at Buyer's expense to determine the congenital defect, if any, and cause of death. The report must be provided before a replacement pup is given. The breeder is not responsible for any vet charges or fees in diagnosing or treating any illness or genetic defect. Breeder is not responsible to replace a puppy for any of the following reasons: poisoning; biting of electrical cords; Aspiration, consumption of prescription or non-prescription drugs, antifreeze, toxic plants, or vitamins; ingestion of any substance toxic to animals, including spoiled or contaminated food and bones as well as household and non-food objects (e.g., lawn chemicals can cause seizures in puppies); eating of bones or rawhides; neglect; idiopathic seizures; or abuse.
If your veterinarian or mine determines that the sickness of death was caused by a hypoglycemic attack brought on by lack of proper care then no refund in full or in part will be given. There will be no replacement pup given if the death was the result of abuse, neglect or accident.
This dog is warranted only for the purpose of a companion animal. There is no warranty given as to its fitness for any special purpose outside of this. Any failure by the Buyer to complete the puppy’s vaccines by the due date will make this guarantee null and void.
This contract is written for the protection of the breeder, the buyer, the agent, and the puppy. To the best of the breeder’s knowledge the puppy is in good health at the time of sale.
A puppy with a defect must be returned or euthanized with the prior permission of the seller to qualify for a replacement puppy.
- NO REFUND, in part or in full, will be given.
- A returned puppy must be returned to the seller in good condition, other than the specified problem, at the buyer's expense. The owner will then qualify for a replacement puppy.
- Submissive wetting and/or behavioral problems such as house training abilities are not covered by this guarantee .Responsibility of the buyer to train and socialize the puppy starts the moment the buyer takes possession of the puppy.
- Any physical problem which is or could be the result of injury is not covered under this guarantee.
- There is no guarantee or warranty that the buyer will be able to show or breed the puppy regardless of showing or breeding potentials, as they are sold as companion dogs only.
- While we do our best to give an accurate adult weight, there is absolutely NO GUARANTEE that the puppy will grow to or stay within the estimated size.
- This contract supersedes any and all previous agreements.
- This contract is null and void if the terms and conditions are not fulfilled, like immunizations kept up to date.
-Buyer understands that if he or she can no longer care for this dog or chooses to not keep this dog they MUST RETURN to BREEDER and NOT SURRENDER this dog to any shelter or SPCA.Buyer understand that the BREEDER will screen for a suitable home.
- Buyer agrees that he/she understands this contract fully, and that this contract is under the jurisdiction of the Province of Alberta, Canada, in the county of Camrose. It is agreed that the place and venue of arbitration, if needed, shall be in Camrose County.
1. The buyer agrees to provide the dog with proper exercise, diet, shelter, and general care, and to provide veterinary care including checkups, preventative treatments, vaccinations, and deworming on a regular basis.
2. The buyer agrees that Karen Christian and her Agent or assignee will not be liable for any vet bill, loss, death, or injury at any given time.
3. I agree to provide Puppy with a loving home, and to make sure his/her needs are met, including socialization and veterinary care when needed.
4.Buyer will have a vet check performed by their own vet within 24 hours of purchase.
Enjoy your new puppy and remember... puppies are babies too and will need plenty of rest, love and kindness.
_________________________________ have read and agree to this Health Guarantee.
__________________________________ Date _____________________
Now 12 years of age
Please Ph or text Karen for any info on puppies
The first few days with your new puppy can be challenging. Your puppy may feel insecure, frightened by the new sights and sounds and lonely without his litter mates. A puppy needs to adjust to all of these changes, he may act shy, howl, whine and whimper, especially at night or when left alone. All of this is normal.
If your puppy cries during the night, you can run a fan on medium or high pointed away from the puppy or a radio tuned into static and set on medium volume or even better a sound machine. This creates white noise and drowns out any other noise in the home that might disturb your puppy and cause a crying spell. I know some people recommend turning on the television or music but these do not offer constant white noise. So if your puppy hears the slamming of a door in the hall or another sound, it could trigger a bout of bawling.
LIST of what you will need when you bring home your puppy.
Dog bed or blanket
collar or harness
hot water bottle
items to chew I like busy bones and bully sticks
a stuffed animal his size
Food ( please ask which diet they are on. Each breed we use a different diet.) Please do not change what they are already on or puppy may become very ill with gastrointestinal problems
Nutrical or something similar sold at vets and pet stores
List of what you will need bring Puppy Home
Puppies stolen from Lethbridge woman who was injured chasing thieves' car
Police say couple responded to woman's online ad, then grabbed the French bulldog pups and fled
CBC News Posted: Apr 03, 2017 12:03 PM MT Last Updated: Apr 03, 2017 5:22 PM MT
All parents are CLEARED with DNA testing for
3)Exercise induced Collapse
5) Glycogen storage disease VII, PFK Deficiency
6)Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-cone degeneration
7)Von Willebrand Disease 1
What breed are you inquiring about ?
What sex? Male female? or either sex?
What time in the year would you like to bring a puppy home?
How many hours a day will puppy be home alone each day? What are your arrangements?
Which litter are you wanting a puppy from according to dates and colors?
Do you understand ALL our puppies come with a mandatory Spay/Neuter contract by 6 months of age?
How old are your children?
Have you owned a dog before?
Do you want the puppy flown Air cargo?
Thank you for your interest and application. Please note, the families who are wanting to adopt from our current litters or next litter coming up will be responded to first as we have so many inquiries to go through a day.We will get back to you if you are wanting one later also.
Thank you Christian Doodles (Karen)
Contact and Application form
Puppy application form at bottom of page
One of our wheatens a family bought as a pup has been stolen. They pushed a tire from the owners garage up to the fence and crawled over and stole her this morning.
It may be someone trying to sell her.. please watch and share with all your Canadian friends.
her name is HARLEY and
she is wearing a collar that is blue green and yellow.
She is a year old
PLEASE SHARE SHARE and watch for her.
Again she was stolen this morning from South East Calgary
PLEASE SHARE SHARE SHARE was stolen this morning SEP 23 2017