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Planned Breedings

At Lightning Belgians, we do not always have puppies or dogs available for sale. We breed to improve the breed, and to produce our next generations of Belgian Sheepdogs for the shows.

This starts with pedigrees and knowing the dogs behind the dogs we are breeding. All breeders have their favorite lines and types,and we look toward those who will help us improve from our last generation in not only temperament, structure, but also in health. 

Health testing's is the next criteria that comes with selecting the next pairing. They must pass their OFA Health screenings recommended for Belgian Sheepdogs. Which Hips, Elbows and Eyes. But the more health testing's the better. 

Breeding isn't for the faint of heart, and should never be about making money!

 

Serious inquiries always welcomed!

As we typically reserve a few puppies for show/performance purposes from a planned breeding, availability may be limited depending on litter size. Our pups are well suited for conformation/show, performance sports (agility, herding, dock diving, obedience, rally, nose work, etc.) or working homes (Search and Rescue, and Service Dogs, etc.), but we do have a couple of pet pups out of each litter suitable for active companion homes who are prepared to spend the training time required for a active breed as Belgian Sheepdogs tend to be. We highly recommend doing your research before deciding if this is the right breed for you as they do not suit everyone's lifestyle. We are always happy to answer any of your questions as well. 

 

ALL puppies are born and raised in our house, using the Avidog Adventure Box, Dean Lake's Puppy Sounds CD, Dean Lake's Obedience Trial Sounds CD, Dean Lake's Indoor Agility Trial Sounds CD, Wobble Board, Tippy Board, Tunnel, Shallow Pool of Water, Mini A-Frame, and much, much more... I try my best to give each puppy a great start in their life. See below for more information.

No breedings currently planned

What to expect from Lightning Belgians with each litter.

  • Between 7-8 weeks the puppies will be temperament tested using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT).

  • Between 9-10 weeks the puppies will have structural evaluations done, to determine show prospects.

  • ​Puppies head to their new homes at 10 weeks.

  • All the proper paperwork documenting the vaccination and deworming schedule will be provided to you.

Before you receive your puppy, it will be:

  • Dewormed

  • First Puppy vaccine.

  • Bathed (blow dried, nails trimmed regularly)

  • Vet checked for any congenital defects.

  • Microchipped (AKC Reunite)

 

Your puppy will be started in:

  • Housebreaking (will still have accidents)

  • Leash walking

  • Crate training

  • Socialization

 

In order to qualify for a Lightning Belgian Sheepdog puppy, we require the following:

  • A completed Questionnaire.

  • A fenced yard or other suitable outdoor containment

  • A non-refundable deposit of $300 with the balance of the puppy due before it heads to its new home. Deposits are taken once litter is born, by approval. 

  • The understanding that breeding these dogs is the result of intense study of bloodlines and health on our part, and we do not sell them to the first person with money in their hand.

 

We will NOT sell to:

  • Puppy brokers

  • Laboratories

  • Large scale kennels (puppy mills)

* We also do not ship our puppies! *

  • All puppies will be AKC registered. We will register them for you!

  • Pet puppies will be sold with AKC Limited Registration and a Spay/Neuter Contract.

  • UKC papers available upon request, we will register them for you.

  • Highly recommend taking a puppy class with your puppy at 12 weeks of age.

 

The puppies we breed are very important to us throughout their lives. We are always here to help our puppy buyers, you become part of our dog family. If for any reason you are not able to keep your dog (young or old), we would expect you to contact us ASAP so we can find him/her a good home.

They are ALWAYS welcomed back to my home for whatever reason!!


Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your information with us.

Your information helps us to find the best puppy fit for your family. 

Older Adults Available

Currently have no adults available.

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