We realize that dog owners may want to breed their bitch, but do not have the facilities, time, or experience to give the litter the best possible start that we all want for our puppies. Boyko Ranch K-9s is offering whelping/puppy care services to a limited number of pre-approved litters each year.  These litters will receive the same excellent start that all Boyko Ranch K-9s puppies receive from birth until they are in the hands of the breeder or new owners.

 

We specialize in all size breeds. However, at this time, we DO NOT whelp French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, American bulldogs and other bulldog breeds at this time; however we do have a very respected Whelper in the area that specializes in these breeds. 

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Our kennels are located on our 10 acre property near our home in order to provide the care needed for whelping and raising a litter.  

 

Our whelping and puppy raising facility is approx. 64-120 sq feet next level dog houses(climate controlled) with 10×10 outdoor kennel runs for raising puppies.  Each bitch and her litter during here stay will have their own private dog house to ensure the safety of the bitch and her litter as well as make it as stress free as possible during their stay with Boyko Ranch K-9s. Our facility is able to accommodate multiple litters of various ages.  Everything was designed for whelping and raising puppies.  The whelping rooms provide a safe and quiet area for the new mom and puppies. We have medical grade fetal doppler, ultrasound machine as well to confirm pregnancies and to determine if puppies are in distress during the whelping process. Our focus is cleanliness, safety and most of all providing a wonderful home to the puppies before they go to their new homes. Our main goal is to provide a home away home atmosphere to your 4-legged family members while they stay at Boyko Ranch K-9s. 

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Custom Whelping Includes

 

  • Care of your pregnant bitch for at least 1 week prior to scheduled whelp date of the puppies.  The option of an extra week is available for an additional fee.
  • Administration of any drugs or supplements during the bitch’s stay, which is to be provided by the owner/owner’s veterinarian.
  • Whelping the pups. If complications arise and trips to the vet are necessary, the bitch’s owner pays for the vet services. Any drugs used in the whelping process are to be provided by or paid for by the owner.  This includes but are not limited to emergency C-sections.
  • Trip to the vet for dew claw removal, initial puppy checkup, and post whelp checkup of bitch, normally 1-3 days post whelp. These vet costs are the responsibility of the owner.
  • Trip to vet for 1st round of puppy shots. These vet costs are the responsibility of the owner or Boyko Ranch K-9s can provide and administer the 1st round of puppy shots at the owners expense.
  • Administration of de-worming and de-protozoa medicines.  Some of these medicines we use keep the pups free from parasites throughout the time they are at Boyko Ranch K-9s. Medicine is paid by the bitch’s owner.
  • Weaning of puppies around 4 weeks of age.  The cost of the puppy food is to be paid for by the bitch’s owner.  Puppies are fed Purina ProPlan Puppy Food, unless other food is requested by the bitch’s owner.  The bitch will be fed the same food during her stay.
  • Staying at Boyko Ranch K-9s until they are 7 weeks old and later. During those 7 weeks, pups are well socialized and are introduced to basic commands; come, sit, stay, down, and shake. They are also socialized with water (weather permitting), chickens, ducks, horses, cats and will be exposed to crate training.

Whelping Service Options

Custom Whelping Options range from 1-2 puppies to 12+ puppies.

  • Full Whelp plus 1 week (5 weeks – 1 wk pre-whelp and 4 wks post whelp). $2000.00
  • Full Whelp plus 2 weeks (6 weeks – 1 wk pre-whelp and 5 wks post whelp). $2500.00
  • Full Whelp and Litter Package (8 weeks – 1 wk pre-whelp and 7 wks post whelp). $3000.00
  • Full Whelp and Litter Package with Marketing and Selling Package ( 10 weeks – 1 wk pre-whelp and 9 wks post whelp) $3000.00 + 10% commission from each puppy price

Additional Services and Expenses: Vet trip charge within a 20 mile radius and over 20 mile radius of our facility. For a fee Microchip options are available using Fi Nano Microchips.

Whelping Services do not include:
*Litter Registation(s) (example AKC or UKC)
*Buy/Sell agreement for pups and or marketing the sale of puppies
*Dog food or additives
*Veterinary assistance or well care in breeding, delivery, or post-delivery or health clearances for any pups or the Bitch.
*Puppy Packets containing copies of applicable proof of clearances for sire and dam, titles or registrations on sire and dam, guarantees for pups

What to bring with you when dropping your bitch off:
*Proof of current vaccinations.
*Food that she is currently eating 
*Any supplements and medicine
*Bedding or other item that belongs to her that you would like her to have. We will provide blankets and bedding if you do not wish to bring anything.