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About Our Program

The Journey to your perfect pet begins with careful consideration on our part when choosing our breeding pair.

We at Cry Woof choose our program parents based on high scores with genetics, temperament and conformation.

GENETIC TESTING

Each Dam and Sire undergo breed specific genetic testing for an optimal overview of their potential litters. Our dogs are not only tested for genetic disorders but also colors, furnishings and potential leg length.

 

All of our adult poodles are tested for

Degenerative Myelopathy

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures

Progressive Renal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration

Von Willebrand Disease I

Chondrodystrophy with Intervertebral Disk Disease Risk Factor

Coat Colors and Traits

Coat Furnishings

 

All of our adult bernedoodles are tested for

Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative Myelopathy (Bernese Mountain Dog Type)

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures

Progressive Renal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration

Von Willebrand Disease I

Chondrodystrophy with Intervertebral Disk Disease Risk Factor

Coat Colors and Traits

Coat Furnishings

 

Carrier vs Non-Carrier

Although it may feel disconcerting to see a dog carry for any particular disease, we believe that their overall temperament and health should be put in perspective before ruling them out. Studies have shown the importance of including carriers in breeding stock as to not thin out the lines. Including these dogs in breeding also increases diversity among the programs. We include dogs that carry, but only one copy. This means that the particular disease will not manifest in the dog. Because we test all of our animals, we then are certain to breed the carrier to a non-carrier. Some puppies in the litters may continue to carry one copy of this genetic code, but it will not manifest or affect the dog as it grows. This also has no affect if you spay or neuter your pet.

 

 

TEMPERAMENT

Another keystone of our program at Cry Woof is temperament testing on our adults as well as our litters. This valuable information on our adults gives us an advantage of matching complimentary personalities within our program to give a more reliable and personality predictable litter. The benefit of testing our puppies before pick day is also to gain insight and hints on which home would be the best match for them as well as to specific tools to help prepare families for the puppy, they will be welcoming home.

 

HOW, WHEN & WHY

We prepare our litters for interaction, by starting early. Our litters are born inside our home and raised in our living room. As soon as day three puppies begin receiving ENS or early neurological stimulation which helps their brains make better connections. We then include ESI or early scent introduction and also help them follow a puppy curriculum that introduces, sights, sounds, smells and tastes to get them ready for the outside world. These simple steps when done properly create confident, empowered puppies that are easily adaptable.

 

Our litters undergo learning and observation under my watchful eye. The main goal is to have them prepared to take the temperament test on week 7. At that time, we have an outside evaluator perform a series of small tasks with each puppy alone. Those scores can give us a better understanding of how we can encourage our families to choose a puppy that is the very best fit.

 

Given the knowledge it is our hope that families will be encouraged to work together with us to help make that match. Although we strive our very best to help a puppy achieve confidence, the work doesn’t stop once they leave here. There are steps towards socialization and obedience that take place in their new homes. We are more than happy to help support you with encouragement and ideas should you run into any problems with training.

 

CONFORMATION

Being prepared for potential problems with bone and joint health is very important when welcoming a puppy into your home. Besides making sure our foundation Dams and Sires are anatomically correct, we also have them tested. Some of the testing we have done are OFA Hips, Elbows, Eyes and for our Bernedoodles, OFA Cardiac certification. Our smaller Moyen sized poodles will also have OFA scans done on their patella.

 

Cry Woof has a 2 Year warranty for our puppies. There has been a great deal of studies and information on how various joint and bone diseases may be contributed to by environment, diet and exercise as well as genetics. Our contract has some basic guidelines to follow to ensure that your puppy will be on a safe and healthy path towards growth.

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