If you have invested in a Bellawai Dog you have chosen a lifetime of support and the start of a wonderful extension to our family.
At Bellawai it is a full time occupation for me to care for the parents of your dogs in their off season and give them so much love and care during their whelping and puppy rearing time. I only breed three times from the mother of any of our puppies. This ensures your puppy is not from an overbred and burnt out parent. All of these little things matter and I take pride in breeding ethically started puppies.
Your puppy is born inside our purpose renovated whelping room right next to our bedroom and lounge. For two weeks after the fluffy arrivals Si and I share sleeping next to the mother dog and puppies. Si and I take sleepless four hour shifts so we are awake and available to help support the mother dog with attaching puppies for feeding, making sure mastitis isn’t establishing and the puppies are feeding well. Just like a Doula, nurse and midwife (Let’s call it a midwoof!). We find we have enough sleep for ourselves by doing this shiftwork for the first 14 days and it means no puppy is unsupported. Our young adult, teenager and preschool sons also spend cuddle time with the puppies so your furbaby gets lots of learning time with men, children and their friends at the age appropriate time for your puppy.
We develop a close bond with each fluffy puppy from the moment they are birthed and I assist with the delivery. Birth support means that each puppy feeds straight after being born to give them the necessary colostrum for health. Immediate feeding helps reduce stress hormones in your puppy. A human trust bond give them an attached confidence which is a caring start to life.