- Breeding for soundness, temperament and trainablity
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We are relocating this winter.


Tri Peaks Kennel specializes in breeding Sporting and Gun Dog conformation and performance quality dogs, with emphasis on soundness, temperament and trainability.

Our puppies are raised in our home where they are handled on a daily basis.  We perform a series of exercises called "early neurological stimulation" for the first 14 days.  These exercises have been shown to produce dogs who are better able to handle stress, have stronger immune systems, and are more trainable.

At about 14 days the puppies' eyes and ears open.  At this time we start adding visual and sound simulation.  Recordings are played daily which include gun fire, thunder, airport, train station, auto, fireworks, different livestock, crying children, vacuums, dog show, and other sounds.  The puppies are also introduced to different surfaces and textures through a variety of toys.  Light stimulation is achieved by leaving a television running with its fluctuating light levels.

After the puppies reach 4 weeks of age, we encourage future puppy families to come visit and play with the puppies.  They are also introduced to wings of geese and ducks to help condition them for hunting. 

All of these steps are very time consuming, but they have proved to produce well socialized puppies, who are ready to go to their new forever homes at 8 weeks of age.

The Labradors
Since 2009 we have focused on breeding Labrador Retrievers that are physically sound, have great family temperaments, and are versatile enough to be trained for a variety of interests. In this mission we have successfully bred puppies that have been trained as service and therapy dogs; hunt waterfowl and upland game birds; and compete in conformation, obedience, rally-obedience, agility, and more!

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