“2 Spot” – Adoption Spotlight

“2 Spot” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

Two Spot at 11 Weeks

Two Spot’s the kind of puppy that likes to be noticed, and she doesn’t miss much, either!   She’s one of the first ones to check things out and interact with new things in their area.  

Two Spot at 8 weeks old
Two Spot, checking out the Adventure Box!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Two Spot’s gonna do what Two Spot’s gonna do! And right now, she’s mugging for attention.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

Oops! Two Spot’s outta gas… nap time.

Two Spot would be happy to be your companion, but would also welcome a challenge like the show ring, coursing or other performance activities.  If you like the inquisitive type, this could be the little girl for you.   If you’ve been waiting for JUST the right borzoi to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

“Minnie” – Adoption Spotlight!

“Minnie” – Available to a Companion Home 

If you’ve considered adding a companion/performance borzoi to your life, have a look at THIS sweet, scrappy little girl.  She’s full of life and has a lot of love to give!  

Minnie LOVES Uncle Barnabas!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Minnie looking pretty for the camera.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

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“Can I be your new best friend?”

Minnie was practically born to be someone’s best friend.  She’s clever, affectionate, resourceful and assertive, and would probably have a blast doing performance activities, if you wanted to!  She’s a lot of borzoi awesomeness, in a small package.  If you’ve been waiting for JUST the right borzoi to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

Minnie is brave and ready to try new things – without the backup of her littermates!

“Oreo” – Adoption Spotlight

“Oreo” – Available to a Show, Performance or Companion Home 

Here’s another lovely young bitch puppy.  Oreo is a fine show, performance or companion prospect, especially if you like symmetrical head markings and lots of white overall.  She’s been getting lots of comments on the “heart” shape she wears on the right side of her tush.  

Oreo at 11 weeks
Oreo 11 weeks front

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Oreo at 8 weeks

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Oreo has a lovely, feminine head with symmetrical face markings.

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

Who could resist Oreo’s perfect little blaze?

Oreo is a lively girl who likes to be in the thick of things.   We think she’d excel at a wide variety of activities.  She likes to give chase and plays well with the other pups. She’s just the right kind of sweet!  If you’ve been waiting for a versatile bitch puppy to share your life with, , check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

Check out that “Heart Heiney!”

“Bandit” – Adoption Spotlight!

“Bandit” – Available to a Performance or Companion Home 

If you’ve considered adding a companion or performance borzoi to your life, have a look at THIS adorable little face – you’ll never see another one quite like it!  

Bandit’s keen to chase and capture – a great athlete in the making!
Itty bitty Bandit…

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of gorgeous, sweet and healthy borzoi puppies.  

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about the exercises in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon.

Bandit’s 8 Week Photo

We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

“I can’t WAIT to meet you!”

Bandit shows a lot of potential as a performance dog, plus a LOT of personality – she’d make a great companion, as well.  To inquire, check out our puppy adoption questionnaire, here —> LINK TO QUESTIONNAIRE

To see our other available puppies and dogs, go to our available dogs page, here —> AVAILABLE DOGS AND PUPPIES

 

Puppy Development Series 1- The Magic of the First Month


On July 15, 2015, Lancelot x Bridget had a litter of  borzoi puppies. The “Irish Airs” litter will be the subjects of a series of posts about early puppy development  here at Aria.  Watch them grow up and learn how you can use puppyhood experiences to help build confident, resourceful adult dogs that handle stressors well and are emotionally solid in a wide variety of situations.

The Magic of the First Month -Individualism

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Little puppy Seamus has escaped the puppy pen and the mauling of his brothers and sisters, to enjoy a dignified nap with mom, Bridget.

Click HERE to see their video! “They’re starting to get interesting!”

Something magical starts happening around the first month of a puppy’s life –  Individualism!  Once their eyes are fully open and they’ve had a little practice moving around on purpose, suddenly, they start to realize that they are a unique entity and can affect the world around them.  This is the beginning of personality, and the seeds of the dog they will become.

They learn their first lessons about touch, texture, bite inhibition and so much more while they’re bumbling about at this age, simply being adorable.  It may not look like much to our eyes, but their little brains and bodies are working overtime to grow and learn.

It’s an exciting time to be a puppy! Yay for individualization!

Administrative Schedule for A Litter -What to Do Before They Go Home

Most people raising a litter of puppies did NOT get decide to do so because they were just dying to do paperwork – but, sadly, you do need to take some time away from the rewarding work and do the boring work too.  Here are a few guidelines on some of the things you’ll need, paperwork wise, for an AKC registered litter here in the United States. 

This is Bandit

AKC Paperwork

  • Pay the Stud Fee.
  • Register the Litter Online (for natural breedings with no lease agreement)
  • Register the Litter by Mail (for all other breeding situations)

If you are registering the litter by mail, you will need to send a self-addressed envelope with a check made out to the AKC and the Stud Fee to the stud owner and/or any other co-owners.

Schedule Important Evaluations and Events

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  • Structural Evaluation
  • Temperament Testing
  • Puppy Walk (you may want to send out “save the date” invitations for any puppy parties/events you have planned – get that on the calendar too!)
  • Puppy Pickups

Testing and Health Appointments

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This is Minnie.
  • First Well-Puppy Exams
  • Schedule Eye Exam
  • Schedule Heart Exam
  • Fecal Exam
  • Schedule Vaccinations at appropriate times
  • Microchip Implantation
  • …and don’t forget to schedule any other breed-specific testing, screening or registry you wish to participate in.

Going-Home Preparation Shopping List

  • Microchipping Service (AKC Reunite, Avid, HomeAgain)
  • Collars
  • Leashes
  • Toys
  • Adult Dog Kibble (for use as training treats)
  •  Tubes of Bravo, ProBalance, or other supplementation
  • Notebooks, Binders, Sheet Protectors for your Going Home Books
  • Any Whistles, Lanyards, or Clickers

Going Home Books

Many breeders like to send their pups home with their new families complete with a “Going Home” Book.  Part Baby-Book, part contract keeper, and part owner’s manual, a Going Home book is a customized reference you can put together for each family, customized for each puppy they’re bringing home.  It can include candid puppy photos, copies of your contract/purchase agreements, all of your health records, testing, microchip information as well as any handouts you’d like to provide on the pup’s pedigree, color photos of the proud parents, and anything else that could come in handy.  In addition to being handy to have, this can end up being a treasured keepsake, and a place where they store ALL their dog’s records, in time.  Here’s what you can do to prepare a good, useful Going Home book to send along with your puppy:

  • Order a pedigree
  • Have your puppy contracts and warranties in order
  • Fill out a good medical history
  • Share your ongoing notes on your puppy’s temperament testing and training
  • Print out good color photos of both the sire and the dam to share
  • Have a health certificate and any other travelling papers in order
  • A structural evaluation
  • A pamphlet or some information on the breed

What You Should Provide To New Owners

  • Puppy Book, including all of the above
  • Leash and Collar
  • Food/Supplements
  • Training Treats
  • Whistles/Lanyards/Clicker – Training Basics
  • A Familiar Toy

Be sure to register the puppy with the AKC and activate their microchip when the buyer is there, provide all the health records and a copy of their contract and warranty.  They’ll want to look to you for guidance in the months to come, especially if they’re new to the breed, and will appreciate any details on their particular puppy that you care to share.  Most people absolutely love getting candid puppy pictures!

Having all your paperwork in order, and some thoughtful extras helps ensure a smooth transition where everyone can relax and enjoy the happiness that comes along with knowing that another great dog went to another great home and will go on to lead a life where they are loved, appreciated and cared for.  After all, you worked hard and went the extra mile  to give them the best start you could – and now it’s time to savor the results!

 

Introducing “Bandit” – 8 Week Photos -Available!

On August 4th 2017, Seamus x Melody had a litter of borzoi puppies. Over the next few days, we’ll be doing something a little different with our “Daily Cute” and introducing the girls that aren’t spoken for.  If you’ve considered adding a companion, performance or show borzoi to your life, have a look at THESE cutie pies! 

Like all the dogs born here at Aria, puppies from this 2017 “Van Morrison” litter begin life with all the advantages we can give them.  Intensive pedigree research, as well as temperament testing and health screenings are all crucial parts of our breeding program, and all our litters receive the “SuperDog” puppy development exercises used by the US Army. You can read about them in an upcoming blog post we have planned soon. We strive to breed borzoi that excel in their lives, whether that be in the show ring, the field, as a beloved family pet, or (as most of our dogs) some combination of all of the above!

This is Bandit.

This is an 8 week old photo of “Bandit.” Better hold on to your heart… your wallet, your keys, and ALL the toys. This little girl is quite the character with her unique markings and irresistible smile.  She’s always ready for some kind of adventure.  She loves a good snuggle, too.  With her speed and energy, she’d love to have a go at lure coursing or another sighthound performance sport.  Bandit is available to a performance or companion home. $1000

Look at that sweet face!

The link to our questionnaire is HERE.

   Feel free to contact us on Facebook at Aria Borzoi to inquire about pedigree or any other questions you might have.