Saint Francis thanks Purina for their support
The puppies coming to Saint Francis from the Breeder community touch many lives.
Below is an excerpt from a puppy raiser in the Bland Prison Pup program about a puppy
that is from a litter of seven donated to Saint Francis by a breeder.
The Breeder program is extremely important to Saint Francis as it is the primary
means of obtaining puppies for the training program.
One breeder commented:
We are always looking for exceptional dogs that have the qualities necessary to be brought
into our training program. Temperament is of primary importance; we look for puppies or
older dogs (up to 2 years of age) that have a strong desire to be with people, have the
confidence and stability to go out into the world, and are easily trained. Good health and
physical soundness are also very important.
In order to determine if a puppy will potentially meet our requirements we need
information on BOTH the parents. The following information will help us in our screening
Saint Francis prefers to test litters for temperament at seven weeks of age. Ideally,
breeders will adhere to the early socialization procedures that we can provide.
If you are a breeder interested in donating a puppy or puppies to our program, please
contact Saint Francis as soon as you determine your projected breeding as this helps us in
the planning process.
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