Please realise that we like to get to know you so you will not be able to phone and ‘buy a puppy off the shelf’ but you will be welcome to visit and meet us all but this is as it should be – a careful decision, wisely made taking into account all the pros and cons of having a dog share your life.
As someone who has had dogs all her life – I know how much joy a puppy can bring and hope that by careful planning I can help you share your lives with my puppies. But only once I have got to know you.
I do not breed puppies commercially – but as a pleasure, with a dedication to the health and well being of my breeds. I do not breed any specific colours – or fashions, my aims are to breed healthy happy examples of Finnish Lapphunds (I no longer breed border collies) who conform to the breed standard. The facts that I have had success in the show ring for conformation, obedience and agility is a bonus, and I am happy to support any new owners in what ever hobby they choose to adopt with their dog, but I do not insist you follow one of these hobbies – only that you attend puppy training classes so your puppy can develop into sensible and well behaved pet.
Because my dogs deserve a happy and normal life integrated with my family – it means I cannot keep all the puppies we breed – we do not subscribe to the ethos keep the best and sell the rest, nor do I see the need to tie up my new puppy buyers in complex contracts – where they are required to let me breed puppies from their beloved pets. I am thrilled to see the pups I have bred being much loved family pets in their new homes, but a number have joined the show scene for the social side – and have enjoyed significant success.
Elbereth puppies have been the start of something exciting for the following breeders: Glenchess, Bernavia, Hildrek, Oberitz, TabanyaRuu, Lakelaps, Pavoskas, Infindigo, Arianrhod, Ypreau, Lappvikens, Bridus, either as their first or second lapphund, and starting their breeding programs.
Puppies need regular human input in their early months and remember a dog is a pack animal which needs company – your family will form its pack – and it will not be a contented dog if everyone is away all day every day. Can you manage the day so your pup is not left for hours on end?
Also how can you house train a pup which needs to pee every hour until about 4-5 months of age! if no one is home to show it what you expect?