Come on in and let us give you a
little tour of Plum Creek Kennels!!
Roxi (left) Tess (right) at home in their favorite
Our mothers and their litters are housed in a totally
separate 100x30 foot building that is a good distance away from the adult kennels
and its just a few steps from our kitchen.
There is no outside "traffic" allowed inside this building. Young pups are
susceptible to various viruses that can be transmitted innocently and unknowingly, and our
pups are just too precious to take chances with! The nursery is self-contained with
it's own heating system, air conditioner, water, septic, washer/dryer and sinks
and carpeting on the main level.
We've even installed a couch in there so I can monitor things in comfort while the mothers
are whelping and while we play with the pups!
We feel that a well socialized pup is of prime
importance and we believe the socialization process must begin from day one
of their life. We put great emphasis on socializing our pups. One of the
extra measures at our kennel is to begin their life in a
"home" environment, where my granddaughters and I can sit on the carpet and
play with them. Or we take them into the puppy playground and let them chase
butterflies and romp in the grass. At the same time I'm testing and
evaluating personality development,
gait and movement while we
revel in the pure joy only a puppy at play can inspire!
Click here for more on socialization
and picking pups.
YOU'RE WELCOME TO VISIT
If you plan to be in our area you're
more than welcome to visit. Just give us a call ahead of time and we'll arrange our
schedule for you.
When our adult dogs and started pups aren't
in the house with us, they are housed in an enclosed, heated building that is 130 x 40 feet
during the winter months, each in their own individual,
concrete run. Outside we have open air kennels for spring through fall, three exercise yards, bird yards,
training yards, a pond for training water retrieving and a training arena, surrounded by hundred of acres
natural wild bird terrain - draws, sloughs, fields and shelter belts.
Located in rural, south central South Dakota. Our dogs (and us!)
are fortunate in that we have hundreds of acres of prime pheasant habitat to roam right
outside our front porch, and during hunting season they're
hunting on thousands of acres on
a daily basis!