"Money can't buy happiness, except little puppies!" Gene Hill
When selecting a new puppy, you truly do get what you pay for!
Our Breeding Program
Our Habibi breed is unlike other breeds, and while they are distant relatives to the popular mixes of Shima or Shichons, the Habibi is its own breed, with very unique characteristics exclusive to the breed. The Habibi is not available anywhere else, and nobody has our special formula that was 25+ years in the making! Our breed was developed with the sole purpose of fulfilling their job as a therapy dog. Our breeding program has a specific system we have developed over a quarter of a century to help our puppies be the best companion for our special needs clients. Our focus is quite different, as we are a private breeder and rarely allow our dogs to be placed with the general public. We work closely with our families in placing the correct puppy with the right environment, so it can reach its full potential as a therapy or emotional support dog. We provide ongoing education and support to keep in touch with our families while providing breed appropriate lessons and advice that have been developed with our little dogs in mind. We have spared no cost when it comes to the care and raising of our adults ....and puppies alike.
What does health testing mean and why is this important to you in selecting a puppy?
We have been involved in dog fancy for the major part of our lives. We have a background in showing and raising champion AKC dogs. In the past, our dogs have been invited to Eukanuba and we had the top 5 dog in the nation in our breed. This background was an excellent training ground that sparked the desire to develop a new breed. We understand the importance of appropriate breeding pairs and the difference between a pet quality dog and breeding quality dog. As responsible breeders, we also health test our adults and our line.
The ups and downs in finding your breeding pairs
Take into consideration the amount of time and expense it requires to health screen and clear every dog. Some tests cannot be confirmed and finalized until the dog reaches 2 years old. By this age we are bonded and have spared no expense in raising them, dreaming of the beautiful additions they will bring to our line! After all this time to discover our beloved BEAUTIFUL dog is not-so-perfect, genetically speaking. This is a huge financial and emotional loss for us that can set our breeding program back two years, if not bring it to a screeching halt.
Cute is only one piece of the very large puzzle when selecting appropriate breeding stock. There are many cute dogs in this world with serious genetic abnormalities that will rear their ugly heads in later years. Perhaps the cute dog is a carrier of a genetic disorder and passes it on to every litter. We spend a small fortune selecting dogs from healthy champion lines, pre-screening every new dog in our breeding program. They must pass all tests in order to be considered a potential parent. When a first time mother is bred, if she is not a good mother, or her puppies are not what we hoped for, then she is spayed and will be a beloved pet. In the end, this experience can set us back thousands of dollars as well as bring us back to square one in finding a suitable female (Dam). This is one of many factors why we work together as a team, and also have a few select Guardian Homes for our breeding adults. We are able to work on two areas once; raising puppies from health screened dogs to further develop the line, while keeping our younger hopefuls in the sidelines as they mature to adulthood and receive their health clearances.
Puppy Guarantee Available to You
Our Contract protects us and our puppies, and our Puppy Guarantee protects your puppy and you. It is available to download and digitally sign, for future reference for all of us.
All our puppies are always placed on a spay/neuter contract. In addition, we will ask that the puppy or dog be returned to us if you find you are no longer able to care for it or cannot find a suitable home, and agree to never take one of our puppies to a shelter. If we ever suspect abuse or neglect of one of our puppies, we reserve the right to repossess the puppy and re-home it in a suitable home. As advocates for our Habibi Bears, we are committed to ensuring all puppies produced by our breeding program are cared for and loved for the entirety of their lives.
We take our commitment to each and every family very seriously. A deposit instates a contract between Habibi Bears and YOU. Once received, you are considered under contract with us, and all responsibilities involved apply to both parties.
We provide service to all families, including;
puppies bred from healthy adults--Our adults are health tested with OFA and Cerf Certified Vets
providing responses to all email inquiries, phone calls available by appointment!
exclusive access to Habibi U area- Training, Handouts and Webinars
phone interviews and litter Viewing by Skype/Facetime/Web Meetings
lifetime support and advice on the care and upbringing of your puppy
continued education for our families about all things canine! (Veterinary Care, Medications, Grooming, Products, Feeding , etc)
ongoing veterinary and grooming support
family discounts for all returning families
When you have been approved for our waiting list, we are committed to hold our end of the contract by providing you with excellent customer service and a place on our waiting list for a puppy. In return, we hold you to your side of the contract. Our placing you on the Waiting List and you placing your deposit for one of our future puppies is part of this contract. Please do not place a deposit unless you are sure we are the right breeder for you and can afford the puppy and care. If you cancel the reservation later, for whatever reason, the non-refundable deposit placed will not be refunded. You can hold us to our word concerning all of our guarantees and promises - We kindly ask the same from you.
Your deposit can be transferred once, as a courtesy.
Due to the increased dangers associated with vaccination related illnesses, vaccine damage and over-vaccination, we ask that all families pre-screen prospective Vets and locate one that will follow our recommendation of not administering Lepto, or will allow you to make the decisions about which vaccines your dog is given. Don't ever let anyone scare you into aggressively vaccinating or medicating if it isn't necessary. Be an informed advocate for your pet.
We have a lifetime commitment to all of the puppies we breed, and the families that love them. We love our close knit family, and provide lots of special training, webinars and help along the way. This breed will capture your heart, and we want to keep in touch and hear how our little ones are doing! We are not a breeder that gives you a puppy and you never hear from us again. We are always available for every family for the lifetime of their dog, so it’s important that we have an open line of communication.
Our Breeding Program and Recommendations for the dogs we produce
We carefully screen our dogs and their lines for known genetic or health issues and diseases. We also are advocates for minimal vaccinations (or Holistic Veterinary Care) and a holistic diet, that has shown over the years to be extremely beneficial for our dogs. We give detailed instructions about our recommendations to all of our families, but only some have chosen to go the extra mile and do as we suggest. This group has reported over the years how symptom free, healthy and long living their dogs have been, in contrast with varied reports from other families that have chosen to take their chances with other methods. We are seeing an alarming increase of vaccine related illnesses, food allergies and overweight dogs resulting from poor quality food sources and administration of vaccinations that are known to cause illness and reactions to our breed. Indeed, as the breeder of these puppies, we are not pleased to read the emails about our pups becoming ill from deadly cocktails of unnecessary vaccines, medications and flea treatments--administered IN ONE VISIT by the family Vet! Knowing that most of these families are simply trusting the judgment of their veterinarian, we feel it is even more important to emphasize the importance of advocating for your pet, and we believe in full disclosure on this topic. Without all the information, it is difficult to make educated choices.
In 2011, we decided it was time to find a way to encourage families to be pro-active and take part in the choices they make for their dog's health. We designed a program to encourage our families to make educated decisions about the foods, medications and care they provide their puppy.
We have pre-screened our adult dogs, and use the testing results as a guide in our breeding program. Tests are a valuable tool to help us use/choose the healthiest dogs possible. Knowledge of the background of the breeding dogs is equally important. That being said, if at any time during your guarantee, your puppy suffers from a serious, hereditary or congenital defect that is life threatening or will seriously impair the pup/dogs quality of life, we will stand behind our breeding and offer you replacement puppy of equal value, while NOT requiring you to return the older dog, as we realize bonding has already taken place.
Your Habibi puppy comes with the following:
5 Year Genetic Health Guarantee---without having to return your dog!
Free Hand-Delivery on planned litter date to Wa or Portland OR (contact us for a quote to other areas. Free delivery applies only to the scheduled litter date only. Delivery fees apply for any other day.)
Accidental Death coverage (hit by car, death from contagious disease like Parvo) Receive a replacement puppy of similar color for reduced adoption fee
Second puppy discount of $200
Puppies are bred from healthy, excellent tempermented and health-tested adults
Age appropriate de-worming
Age appropriate Vaccinations--To preserve the mother's natural immunities, we do not administer vaccinations too early to compromise the delicate immune systems
Well puppy exam
State Issued Health Certificate by our Veterinarian before travel (if flying)
A home-raised Habibi Puppy using our Exclusive Habibi Bear Puppy Socialization program
Habibi Bear Puppy Manual and Training program
Complimentary first dose of Revolution--monthly flea/tick/parasite treatment
30 day FREE Trial of Trupanion Pet Insurance (use code # BR1HB32515)
~or~ Life's Abundance Pet Insurance Hartville (use code # LA7091)
This Guarantee is for our families that have chosen to follow our vaccination protocols, keep their puppy on the recommended diet, following our preventative instructions to keep their dog in great health, and a healthy weight. We do follow up and monitor all puppies, in order for this guarantee to remain in effect. Auto-ship of the food is required, and yearly health exams by a pre-screened veterinarian.
Please note, if at any time a puppy is given the Lepto vaccine, all guarantees are void.
We have seen this vaccine cause severe vaccinosis in our puppies and dogs in the past, and we do not recommend this vaccine under any circumstance. It is an unstable vaccine, found to be only partially effective--not covering all strains of Lepto. It is also a short lived vaccine and can cause severe reactions and lasting complications or death in puppies. Not only in our breed but in most breeds. Lepto vaccine is immuno-supressive to puppies less than 16 weeks of age. Therefore, giving this vaccine to your dog will void our health guarantee.
Our Guarantee doesn't cover anything related, or possibly related to short or long-term complications due to vaccines given or not given. This decision is a personal choice for each family, understanding the risks involved either way.