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Gentlebears Puppies !

Phoenix sends a messaege...

Above puppy is my lovely girl Phoenix. My thanks to Phil for creating this for me.



please see planned litters page





If i don't have pups available when you are looking - feel free to contact me as I will by all means be happy to recommend other breeders who breed for the same type/temperament as myself, some of who me have Gentlebears bred dogs themselves and pups available with Gentlebears bloodlines so please feel free to get in touch - Always happy to help.


I do ask that people come and view/visit their pups a few times before they leave with them wherever possible so that the puppies are used to the people they are going home with. This i believe makes it so much less stressful when it comes to leaving their mother & litter mates.

Above above is photo of Gentlebears pups Gypsy & Saint which I am proud to say appeared in KC Puppy Handbook in 2006.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Should anyone who has one of my pups ever, for any reason need to part with them, I stipulate that they must make me aware of the situation and where possible he/she to be returned to me for re homing. I require puppy owners to sign a CONTRACT to ensure this condition is adhered to - this is non negotiable so please do not ask.

**The above offer is conditional to the dog being "dog friendly" as they would be living in my house amongst my other dogs and I will not risk their health under any circumstances**

If for any reason I am unable to take the dog back into my home (i.e. i have litter of young pups) I will do my best to find a new home from here.

**All puppies are sold without exception with breeding endorsement placed on registrations. I am more than happy to discuss the lifting of breeding endorsements on my pups provided that he/she is healthy, in good condition with sound temperament and is hip scored with satisfactory results achieved. Also in the case of females be over 18 months of age. Copy of results must be sent to me for me before I will lift endorsement.**

Below are a couple of poems that i love....

A Breeder's Poem

I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home. 
She is my very sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.
She makes me smile; She makes me laugh; She fills my heart with love . . .
Did some person breed her, or did she fall from above?

I've never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes;
I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize.
I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain, 
the caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain.

I've never waited the whole night through for babies to be born,
The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn.
The  weight of responsibility for this body in my hands, 
This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

Should you do that instead of this . . . or maybe that was wrong?
Alone you fight and hope, one day, he'll grow up proud and strong.
You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home.
You know it's all just up to you; you'll fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right,
two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.
Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight, 
To save this little baby, but God willing . . . you just MIGHT.

Day one; he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer.
Day two & three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four & five . . . he's still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens.
Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.

You take this little angel, and bury him alone.
With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,
You ask yourself, "Why do this? . . . Why suffer through this pain?"
Yet watch the joy your puppies bring,and everything's explained.

So, when you think of breeders and label them with "Greed,"
Think of all that they endure to fill another's need.
For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money . . . while they pay with their heart.

.... Author Unknown....


Poem 2

A Breeder (with a Capital "B") is one who thirsts for knowledge & never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convince, and commitment.

A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! She gives up the dream of long luxurious cruises in favor of turning that all important show into this years "vacation"

The Breeder goes without sleep (but never without coffee/cola!) In hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little sneeze, wiggle or cry.

The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight. She disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.

A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where generations of proud and noble champions once snoozed.

A Breeders hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive to the thrusts of a puppy's wet nose.

A Breeders back and knees are usually arthritic from stooping, bending, and sitting in the birthing box, but are strong enough to enable the breeder to show the next choice pup to a championship.

A Breeders shoulders are stooped and often heaped with abuse from competitors, but they're wide enough to support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.

A Breeders arms are always able to wield a mop, support an arm full of puppies, lend a helping hand to a newcomer.

A Breeders ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (From being talked about) or strangely shaped (From being pressed against a phone receiver), Often deaf to criticism, yet always fine-tuned to the whimper of a sick puppy.

A Breeders eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to her own dog's faults, but they are ever so keen to competition's faults and are always searching for the perfect specimen.

A Breeders brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM Computer. It's so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse; It catalogues thousands of good boning, fine ears, and perfect heads.......And buries it in the soul, the failures and the ones that didn't turn out.

The Breeders heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting........And it's always in the right place!



Author Unknown

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