My husband (Jason) and I (Brittany) run a small family kennel in Lucasville, Ohio. Jason works at US Bank as an Universal Banker. He has a Bachelors in Social Sciences and a Masters in Business. I am a nurse and Lactation Consultant at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Labor and Delivery. I also run The BreastFeeding Journey, www.thebreastfeedingjourney.com. I have my Bachelors in Nursing and a Masters in Lactation Consulting and Health Care Administration. We have a 9 year old son, Shaun. He is in the fourth grade this year and likes to play sports, especially basketball and soccer. We have a 7 year old daughter, Kierany. She is in the first grade this year, it is hard to believe how smart she is. She loves to play soccer, dance, and tumble. We have a 5 year old son, Aiden. He is in kindergarten this year and is doing so well. Our youngest is our 5 year old daughter, Amelianna. She rules the roost. She is also doing Kindergarten this year. We home school our children and love doing educational and fun activities together. It is such a joy to watch and help them grow physically, spiritually, and intellectually. All of our children love animals and the love helping mommy and daddy with our animals. They especially like it when we have puppies.
We live on a 3 acre farm, where our dogs have a fenced in back yard and wooded hillside to run and play. They also have a pond on the top of our hill, which is well used in those hot summer months. Our dogs are hand raised and are true family members. They are well socialized with children and other animals. Some of our dogs are kept in their own kennel area, but all of our animals have access to the whole back yard when the weather is permitting.
We specialize in Australian Shepherds, Aussie Doodles, and Standard Poodles. We love their personalities and temperaments. They are great family dogs and we love sharing them with other families. All of our puppies are hand raised and well socialized. Our puppies are kept in a puppy friendly kennel area in our garage, which is attach to our house. We love preparing our puppies for their forever homes and seeing the faces of the people who adopt them.
My family has been raising Golden Retrievers for more then 30 years. Our first and greatest Golden Retriever was Lady. She is still the dog that all of my other dogs are measured up to. We grew up with her and she was truly a family member. After she pasted away it was several years before we were able to get another dog. We missed Lady and wanted to replace the void she left. A few years later we got Cinnamon, a Golden Retriever. However we did not do our homework on her parents or how she was raised. She was not a good dog and her temperament was horrible. I do not remember a lot about her. We were not able to play with her and she tried to bite my Great-Grandparents, so we had to get rid of her. This has taught me a lot about breeding and trying to be as honest as I can with each puppy. After a while we knew our lives were incomplete without our four legged companions so we tried again with different breeds. However we did not stray long from our beloved Golden Retrievers. During this time my parents started K-9 Palace Kennels. This is when I bought Sophia, my Yorkshire Terrier. At the time I wanted a dog that would be just mine. I was 16 and had my own job, so I figured I could have my own dog. This attitude was soon adopted by both of my sisters. Sophia was and still is perfect in every way. She is always by my side. She goes on vacations, goes camping, goes hiking, and even sits on the tip of my kayak when I am on the lake. After having her I realized the reason my parents loved breeding dogs. It is like giving a piece of what you love to other families.