Why Hydrangea Hills?
Why choose H&H as
We pour out our hearts into our dogs and puppies born here at H&H. We love that we have the ability to help others add that special friend to their family. We love to spend time with our dogs like anyone, and we pride ourselves in sending home well socialized and sound built puppies. We want you as potential buyers to be as confident as we are about our puppies. You can contact me anytime if you would like to know more about us.
Frequently asked questions:
How much are your puppies?
Let's get down to the nitty gritty shall we? How much do one of our puppies cost?
All of our Barbet puppies are placed at $4,000 regardless of gender and color. We spend all of our time with our puppies from the moment they are born until they leave our home. We extensively work with desensitizing our puppies and making sure that they are confident to take on life wherever they may be going.
Obedience training program:
Beginner obedience 2 weeks: $1,600
Advanced obedience 4 weeks: $3,200
We also offer a few week puppy training program where your puppy can stay with us until 12 weeks old and we begin coat training, potty training, and work on basic obedience as well as leash training. Because we run a full time landscaping business, I only ever accept 2 puppies at a time for extensive beginner training.
Included in Program:
Bag of food
Toys (if they aren't chewed up by the end of their beginner training)
When can I take my puppy home?
The absolute earliest I will ever let a puppy go is 7-7 1/2 weeks of age. There is so much a puppy learns from his/her littermates and mom in their last few weeks together, we want to make sure that your puppy has all the proper puppy socialization before coming home. This helps them know how to establish dominancy and how to treat other dogs. Weeks 6-8 are critical for them to learn these skills.
When can I visit my puppy?
After much deliberation and praying we have recently decided that we are no longer going to allow visitors in our kennel. There are so many k-9 viruses floating around we want to make sure we keep our kennel as sanitary as possible. Which leads to our next question.
Because I can't visit my puppy, do you send pup-dates?
YES! I try my best to send updates at least every 2 weeks. I ask that you be patient with me, as I am a stay at home mom and chasing babies is my very first priority next to being a wife. I am not always able to send high resolution pictures (which irritates me sometimes!) But I will make sure to send you updates on how your baby is doing and growing. I enjoy the relationships I am able to build through being a breeder and I truly LOVE sending you updates. Don't ever be afraid to ask for an update :)
What food is my puppy raised on?
We have honestly been through about every brand of dog food made. After a lot of research we have chosen Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Grain-Free Dry Dog Food. This food is grain free, and most importantly a natural dog food! We do not sacrifice price when it comes to feeding our mamas and puppies. We want them to have the best start to life as they possibly can.
Here is the link to our exact food that your puppy is raised on:
There are other great brands of food out there, we just ask that you feed your pup a food free from, corn, meat by-products, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Do you have a waiting list?
Yes. We have went several years without collecting a wait list before pups arrive but, have decided that it is best to find committed homes for our babies BEFORE they are born. This helps ensure they are going to families who have truly thought out how serious adopting a puppy is. If you are interested in being put on one of our waiting lists feel free to contact me anytime!
Do you take deposits ahead of time?
Yes. We accept a $100 deposit to hold your spot on our waiting list. You can contact me any time to be added to our waiting list and for further information about where to send your deposit to.
When and how do I pick out my puppy?
Because we don't allow visitors in our nursery, the picking process goes in order down the waiting list. I take high quality pictures of all puppies at 2 weeks of age and you pick your puppy out via picture. We understand that this is sometimes found inconvenient to not be able to pick your puppy out in person, however; after much experience ourselves with breeders we have found that when the breeder helps us pick our puppy, we got exactly what we were looking for every time.
What is the main goal of your breeding program?
My number one priority is temperament. The attitude and nature of our dogs is extremely important to me. We are beginning to train all of our dogs for CGC and Therapy work. We feel so blessed to be able to share our four legged babies with others through therapy. So temperament is an absolute must to ensure that we are producing excellent quality puppies for wonderful families as pets or potential therapy dogs themselves. Of course alongside temperament goes beautiful structure. I have waited and waited, passed up many of potential puppies until I found the full package I was searching for in our program. I am so beyond blessed to have the fur babies I do have and love that I'm able to share a little bit of them with potential clients and their families!
Ways to best get prepared for your H&H puppy:
A good crate is a must. It will make for the easiest transition while crate training, to take puppy right next to your bed at eye level with you when you go to sleep for the night. Usually a chair works great to set the crate on top of, if your bedside table isn't large enough to do so. It's important not to separate your puppy from yourselves at night as they are going to find comfort in you. You will more than likely have to sleep with your hand in the crate for the first few nights so they know they aren't alone and you are still there when the lights go out. You will become the new "pack" members and leaders, so it is extremely important that you don't segregate your puppy in his/her crate at night from you. It's also nice to buy a crate with a divider like the one I've linked, this way you only need to purchase one crate for a while instead of multiple as puppy grows.
I really like this one its a "kit" which makes it simple and easy:
Food. Puppies are being raised on FORZA10 Nutraceutic Legend Skin Grain-Free Wild Caught Anchovy Dry Dog Food. I will send home some food with them, but its best to buy some ahead of time.
Here is the link to the food:
Brushes. I have used every brush imaginable, but I recently found this awesome interchangeable brush for all the hair needs! It is awesome and such a great deal.
Here is the link to the brushes I use:
Shampoo & grooming. I try to use as natural products as possible when it comes to bathing, of course our organic shampoo bars are my personal first choice! But if I am running low I have a few other brands that I trust and love. Dogs' skin can be very sensitive and I prefer my dogs skin to be happily hydrated and not itchy and dried out from using harmful products. I love Isle of Dogs everyday, specifically the silky oatmeal shampoo for my adults and puppies!
Here is the link to the shampoo: Isle of Dogs everyday
Toys. It is important to make sure puppies have plenty of safe toys at their disposal at all times. This will help keep them from using you or your shoes as their chew toy. I like to order a large batch of toys or find them locally on sale which lasts for a great while for each adult. The puppies go through them quicker as teething is their most favorite pastime until they get their adult teeth. I like to avoid toys with squeakers and small pieces until dogs are able to be trusted not to ingest every tiny thing they chew off toys. Be sure to take any toys away if they start to be chewed into smaller pieces that could be harmful if ingested. This will save you a trip to the vet office for any emergencies!
Here is a few links to toys I purchase for our own tribe:
I will send your puppy home with a blanket that smells like mom and littermates to help ease the transition. Lots of toys, AKC registration papers are also provided. I will send home information about crate training, puppy development, a detailed feeding schedule, and printed questions and my answers to families most asked questions. And of course if you have other questions that aren't included in the packet or would like to discuss any of them further please don't hesitate to reach out.