Please be aware that as much as we wish to have a litter of puppies not every breeding will result in a pregnancy or litter of puppies.  There are many factors involved in obtaining a successful breeding and is why we confirm pregnancy with an ultra sound before we accept a deposit.  There usually is a considerable wait for a successful breeding to take place.

  HEALTH TESTED PARENTS                     FOR                          HEALTHIER PUPPIES                                                                                                                                                                            



 All our puppies are placed on Contract whether Companion or Show/Co-Ownership.





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Preventive Quarantine:

Each puppy leaving our premises is guaranteed to be up to date with their shots and wormer.  We strongly suggest you make an appointment with your vet prior to receiving your puppy for his initial wellness checkup according to our contract and to continue his schedule of vaccinations after arriving at his new home.  Your puppy WILL NOT be fully protected from certain diseases until it has received his full round of vaccinations.  

Please use extreme caution in exposing your new puppy to other dogs and dog areas including dog parks, fun matches, dog shows, dog daycare centers, pet stores, training centers, hiking trails and/or any area where large numbers of dogs are known to congregate until it has received ALL the puppy vaccinations.   This includes your veterinarian's office.  Remember sick puppies/dogs go to the vet's office.   Do not allow the puppy to be on the floor, use his crate to transport him and bring him into the office. 

At the veterinarian's office do not allow your puppy to stand or walk on the floor and make sure the examination table is sanitized thoroughly before allowing your puppy to be examined on it.  Use paper towels to cover the table if need be or sanitize if yourself with Clorox wipes or other wipes you have with you.


Parvovirus (parvo) is a common dog disease that can be picked up from the ground or any other surface used by other dogs.  It can be carried into your house on your shoes or a visitor's shoes.  It is extremely difficult to cure in a young puppy and in most cases is fatal.  The best defense is prevention.

DO NOT put your new puppy down on the ground in a public place to go potty until he is fully vaccinated.  Train your puppy to go on housebreaking pad or newspaper and always carry some with you.  Your puppy should not be introduced to other dogs-even your own- until he has completed the complete set of puppy vaccinations.

Too many diseases can be carried by older dogs with no visible signs of illness and be transmitted with disastrous results to a susceptible un-vaccinated puppy.  Too often new owners think because a puppy has one one vaccination he is protected. The puppy is NOT fully protected until all the shots are given in the series schedule.                                                            Remember: PREVENTION is the best defense.

If you have any questions about other canine diseases or problems be sure to talk to your veterinarian about them.  It is much better to be cautious than to have to deal with one of these diseases.

HEART WORM is now a problem in all 50 states.  Be sure to talk to your veterinarian about beginning a heart worm prevention program for your puppy.

Hernias are a common occurrence in puppies.  An umbilical hernia is usually caused by the dam (mother) being a little too aggressive in removing the birthing sack and/or cleaning the puppy a little too aggressively.  They usually do not show up until the puppy is six or seven weeks of age.  Most veterinarians will advise repairing the hernia when the puppy is spayed/neutered.




                        OWNER SURVEY


If you are interested in a puppy from a future breeding of our Akitas or Tibetan Spaniels, please answer the following survey  and return via email to  or  Be sure to answer all questions.

1.  Name, address, telephone number and email address

2.  Family members in household (adults and number, age of children if applicable.)
3.  Type of housing (house,apartment) yard size and fencing.
4.  Place of employment/work telephone number.
5.  A brief synopsis of how a/n Akita/Tibetan Spaniel would fit into your life.
6.  Are you interested in a Companion or Show puppy?
7.  Any past experience you have with dogs.  
8.  Have you ever owned a/n Akita/Tibetan Spaniel?   If so, what was you experience with owning a Tibetan Spaniel and what happened to the dog?
9.  What research have you done about the  Akita or Tibetan Spaniel regarding training, socialization, discipline, health issues, nutrition and housing?
10. Name/telephone number of your veterinarian.
11. Two references.  Please include name, address, telephone number and time to contact them.

We maintain a Reserve List* for our litters.  A deposit of $200 (Companion) or $400 (Show) and an Approved Applicant screening is required to reserve a puppy.  Deposits will be accepted after pregnancy has been confirmed by ultra sound.  Contact us for pricing of our Companion or Show puppies at  or .

All pups are placed in the best interest of the pup.
Owner/Breeder of Katura K's reserves the right to fist pick/s of litter.  *Reserved puppies are placed first, then qualified potential owners.   Puppies are not placed until they are evaluated and determined to be either a show or companion puppy usually by 8 weeks.  

Payment may be made by check, cashier's check or PayPal (fees charged by PayPal are clients responsibility in addition to the price of the puppy.  Please make all checks payable to Kathryn Concannon.