Health Tested. We feel very strongly about breeding dogs that can be the best that they can possibly be. In order to do that, health testing is a must! You cannot guarantee a healthy dog if you dont know where it is coming from. You cannot guarantee a dog if you dont know what the parents are genetically nor can you know what to expect. So how can you guarantee anything unless you health test? This is why I have gone through and health tested all of my breeding stock. I have the paperwork to prove it because i am not willing to gamble the health of that sweet little heartbeat that rhomps around so innocently. They are my life and if they are not healthy and happy, then I most definitely am not happy. Healthy parents create healthy puppies, so why wait!
Family. We know, What most families' want is just a healthy companion to live out life and love for the rest of their life. When you are looking for a family member, we understand. We all want a healthy puppy that we can enjoy their companionship for a long time to come. We agree. Which is why temperament is a huge deal to us and why it is a vital part in our breeding. In fact, it is our most important factor in what we decide to breed.
Top Quality. Our dogs are bred in a "High Standard" sort of way. We want to produce top quality dogs that may one day become champions, if not otherwise, become valued members of the family. We do not believe in producing a litter just for pet quality, but are always happy when they end up there. However, a high goal of ours is to breed and produce for the show ring, even if not all of our puppies end up there. Generally if we decide to breed a litter, we have decided on this mating so that we may keep a puppy back for the future of our lines and for the fun and excitement we get when the puppy enters the show ring!
Dedication. We are dedicated to the improvement of the Basenji breed. There are thousands and thousands of years of hard work that went into preserving the Basenji that we know and love today. We strive to continue that conservation process and to breed as close to AKC standards as possible, while keeping amazing temperaments, and to continue the uniqueness that is -- The Basenji. It is up to us, as breeders to help maintain the purely of this breed and to help it become all that it can be.
Love. We love our dogs more than most people understand. Our dogs are not just dogs that are bred and kept for making money. Our dogs are a part of our family. They have rules, boundaries, limitations, but they get lots of love as well. They are spoiled rotten and cared for just like they're a part of our family. They sleep in our home, usually in our beds under the covers--Right where a Basenji belongs!! Our dogs do not live in kennels though are allowed to be in them sometimes while we are away. We also help ensure they become accustomed to crates at a very young age. This helps to transition them for their new lives with their new owners, The new owners appreciate this. :)
Responsibility. As a Breeder who breeds to improve and not to get rich, it is my job and our right as a breeder to protect our puppies. We want what is best for them and at a young age, it is our responsibility to provide proper socialization so that as adults, our puppies will flourish and grow and will be less likely to produce unwanted behaviors. They travel with us to the pet friendly stores, go for walks, take long hikes, go to the dog park for friends and more socialization, go on road trips, and we all go to dog shows! We strongly feel responsible for all of the puppies we produce and ensure all puppy owners that we are here for them, 24/7 for the lifetime of any Amore puppy or dog. We want it to be clear to all of our potential owners that if for any reason, any and all puppies produced from our kennel are welcome back at any time, for any reason, in their lifetime, regardless of age. We love our puppies and adults. They are family no matter how long they are gone or no matter how far away they go. We love updates and encourage these as the updates and pictures make the whole breeding experience all worth while. We want them to be safe and healthy in a home forever, and for that reason we feel strongly about our Basenjis being returned if they can no longer be apart of the family.