The vaccination schedule we have used since Parvo Virus came onto the scene, back in the mid 80’s, has now changed at the advice of our veterinarian. What precipitated it is the following, which we did not know could happen.
One of our pups got adeno-virus in the eyes, and one eye had to be removed. This can be caused by Adeno Virus vaccination. The maker of this particular vaccine, Merck, has refused to make good. In Mercks' insert with the tray of vaccine, it states that no dogs can get “opacity” in they eyes because of this vaccine. A sign of opacity is infection of Adeno Virus. The diagnosis of the specialist confirmed this.
Had we known this could happen, we would have changed our schedule to what we are doing now. We are now using Zoetis (Vanguard) , and they do indeed have a detailed paper in the box of vaccines. Draw your own conclusions in terms of which brand name of vaccine to use.
After consultation with our veterinarians, this is what we do now:
- 6 weeks – Parvo/Distemper
- 9 weeks – 4way, Parvo/Distemper/Adeno Virus/ Parainfluenza
- 12 weeks – same as 9 weeks
- 16 weeks – Rabies
pups for sale
We do not always have pups for sale, particularly not during our Winter months. Here in Manitoba, it is not unusual to have temperatures 40 below (Fahrenheit and Celsius) for 2-3 week stretches. Our pups are mostly ready to go to their new environments starting in the Spring, through till about July.view
adults for sale
We have decided to part with some of our outstanding females at this time. Whether you are looking for a good gundog or trial dog, contact us. We will try our best to find you a female that will suit your particular circumstance. Some running, younger dogs may also become available.view
Jun 2011 (photo left)
I was playing around snapping photos with a new lens and got a few of Hunter snuggled in a ball between my son's legs. Hunter seems to have taken up with both of them and welcomed them to the pack.
Jun 2011 (photo right)
My family brought home Maggie 8 years ago from your location, and I just wanted to share a photo! She's doing great!read more testimonials