Christi has taken great pride in breeding, training and showing Boston Terriers. She strives to produce healthy dogs with excellent temperaments as companions and show dogs. Christi is an AKC Breeder of Merit. All dogs used in her breeding program are CERF normal, OFA patella normal and BAER normal. In addition, all Bostons are tested for the Juvenile Cataract Gene. The health statistics of all her dogs are registered with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Christi will be breeding Tollers in the near future and will follow the Health Testing protocols as recommended by the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club-USA. Health Testing results can be located in the OFA database as well as in Tollerdata. Health Testing results can also be located in the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC).
Christi does not breed often…so that there is often a wait for a Whalom puppy. All puppies are home raised, socialized, and temperament tested before they go to their new homes. In order to become an approved home for a Whalom puppy, one must submit a completed application and come for an interview before puppies are born. Christi tries to get to know prospective owners since she likes to match puppies with the lifestyles and desires of potential owners.*
All puppies are bred for health, temperament and conformation to the Breed Standard. Puppies are sold with a health certificate from our veterinarian. Before they go to their new homes, all puppies have been wormed, have had their first shots, temperament tested, and have had preliminary health testing.
A puppy is a lifelong investment, and Christi carefully matches her puppies to their new homes. Christi is available for consultation for the lifetime of the dog. She has a ‘Welcome Home’ policy and will always take one of her dogs back if the owner is no longer able to care for the dog. There is no reason that a Whalom puppy should ever be in a shelter…they are always welcomed back.
Christi is currently a less active breeder as her focus is more on training and judging at this time.
*Currently, there are no litters planned for Bostons or Tollers.