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About the Owner

My name is Grace, and I am the owner of Zivjeli Kennels. I was always interested in dogs growing up, and my family got our first dog when I was 15 years old, a Basset Hound named Cooper. He was a shelter dog and caused many problems due to a lot of unstable genetics. When I got my first well bred dog , Kovu, a German Shepherd, I realized that a well bred dog could enhance your life versus adding more problems. Several years after owning Kovu, I got Hatter my first Dalmatian. Hatter showed me the breeds personality traits and taught me to love this breed. I truly think they are some of the best active family pets.

What Goes Into A Živjeli Dalmatian?

Our breeding starts not at our dogs, but generations of dogs back in their pedigrees. I make it a point to know the dogs that created my dogs, what kind of traits they bring to the table and what kind of faults they could create. In my program, my goal is to create dogs that structurally adhere to the breed standard, have breed type, and can do the work of a historically correct Dalmatian. Our puppies are born and raised in home. Starting at 3 days old, the puppies start Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) and Early Scent Introduction (ESI). We use Puppy Culture guidelines throughout their entire time with us, in hopes of creating more stability as our puppies grow into adults. Our raising protocol includes new experiences, car rides, grooming, stacking, clicker training, leash walking, crate training, and of course, socialization with people, dogs, cats, and small animals. This helps prepare our puppies for many things that they may experience in their new homes. At 8 weeks of age, puppies will be evaluated based upon their structure, temperament, spotting, workability, and everything in between. I will decide based on our puppy applications and personal conversations had with individuals to decide what puppy would suit their lifestyle the best. After I match you with your puppy, we will make arrangements on how to get them to you!

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