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LeeAnn Phillips-Patin- Owner Operator
Professional Breeder and Whelper for over 25 years.
Breeding Excellence For Over 25 Years
When I began breeding over 25 years ago things were very different than they are today. With the discovery of genetic testing and a whole host of other medical testing options available breeders are given the opportunity to produce healthier puppies. Does it correct everything? No, but with the continuation of medical research we get closer every day. Let me give you an example, French Bulldogs are a brachycephalic, or flat faced, breed and people today are paying top dollar the very flat face French Bulldog. So, I must ask myself what is more important, producing a trendy French Bulldog for top dollar by breeding two dogs that have very tight flat sinus cavities just because it's popular? NO, not if your concerned about the quality of life of the puppies!!! I purposely breed 2 dogs that have open sinus cavities and little longer nose that structurally give the puppies better breathing possibilities. Does this completely correct all of the problem? No but I’m moving in the right direction. The reason for this is because we still are dealing with a brachycephalic breed. However, there is a very common surgery to fix this IF it is needed and I suggest you have an experienced surgeon that deals with brachycephalic breeds and one that uses a laser.
With these new medical breakthroughs, it allows “ethical breeders” to honor our pledge with the American Kennel Club, “to better our breed”. This is the foundation of my breeding program. I spare no expense in genetic testing and working with medical professionals when it comes to producing the healthiest puppies possible. So, I press for on excellence to better my program.
The proper placement of my Frenchies is extremely important to me because they are my family! I am not afraid to turn down buyers if I feel that they are not a good fit and I will always take back a dog if it’s no longer wanted. My dogs and puppies are dearly loved, and we are not a puppy mill! If you wish to fill out a Puppy Application
One of the saddest realities in today’s breeding market is the lack of ethical breeders! Scammers and puppy mills run rapid as ethical breeders work hard to educate buyers as to how to recognize them. Breeders too get scammed by prospective buyers with unethical intentions. Puppy mills and scammers contact breeders with the intention of purchasing a puppy at the discounted “Pet Only” price knowing they fully intend to breed. This violates their written agreement to have their puppy fixed, cheating breeders financially, but far more devastating to the breeder, is not knowing how our baby is being cared for!!! So, scamming goes both ways and that is why I screen all perspective clients. I post or repost other breeders’ posts, of proven, scammers on FB warning both perspective clients and breeders. For further information on how to dwtwct a scammer click here
PLEASE NOTE: I have the right to turn down people if I feel they are not a good fit.
The Heart of a Breeder
As a breeder it is important that you know how important my babies are to me. I believe that NO dog is “just a pet,” its family.
Behind every French Bulldog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder, you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the dog you just want the cheapest thing you can find! When you select to buy a dog from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every dog; both dogs owned and every dog they’ve sold for its lifetime. This breeder will skip vacations, holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs. If this breeder got paid for an hourly wage you couldn’t afford it. The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. This does not consider any pup/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question. And if you ever question whether I am truly this way, then don’t! I WILL STAND BY MY FUR BABIES! I’m here no matter what. Many people that have my fur babies can vouch for me on that.
A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about...In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do progesterone tests, echo's, x-rays, analysis, emergency
c-sections, vaccinations, register dogs and litters, research pedigrees, deworm, as well as microchip their puppies and get them evaluated by specialists.
Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale and many times, they don’t make anything. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident it’s the right fit. Many times, saying more no’s then yes...A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice. So please don’t ask the question, “will you take less for your puppy?” Because we have given our puppy 110% and have sacrificed to do it.
Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girl’s protector, an elderly persons therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!
With a sincere heart!
LeeAnn Phillips- Patin - Bully For You Kennels