Homing Harper at Two.
insightout Kennel strives to contribute to the betterment of the Olde English Bulldogge breed by only breeding dogs that are within the OEB breed standards. Harper (renamed Stryker) unfortunately grew 5 inches taller and 20 pounds heavier than IOEBA standards. We sought a pet placement home without breeding rights to preserve the integrity of this magnificent breed. insightout Kennel does not believe that bigger and bolder is better. With ethical and responsible breeding practices this breed can stabilize.
Harper came to join Insightout’s Olde English Bulldogges at age 6 weeks. He is a beautiful boy with the sweetest, sweetheart disposition. He is a gentle giant. Watching Harper grow it became apparent that his body size knocked him out of our breeding program. It was a tough realization. Harper was raised at Insightout. He was one of us. After he left yesterday, there was a missing piece to the Insightout rhythm. We miss him.
Homing him was a scary prospect; we approached it with sincere caution. Because Harper is such a big and beautiful Olde English Bulldogge we knew that he would catch the fancy of all kinds of folks, good and bad. Our goal was to find him a secure, loving home without abuse or neglect.
We hoped to find Harper a family that would recognize the value in homing an older bulldog puppy. An older Insightout puppy is not teething, is housebroken, leash trained, knows basic commands, loves his crate and has experienced a great beginning.
Our Olde English Bulldogges have a strong, healthy start.
With older puppies half the unavoidable puppy problems are out of the way, which allows for a less stressful transition and bonding time.
We were proud to share that Paige Jones of Brock, Texas, offered Harper the secure, loving home he deserves. Brock is a manageable 2 ½ hour drive from Insightout so Paige spent Sunday afternoon with us. Paige seemed sincere and believable.
Harper was guarded and unsure, we should have listened to Harper's instinct. Harper was not for breeding.
Our concerns were realized too late .
Unfortunately not the Happy Home we had sought for Harper.
Aspen! <3June 21, 2012, 8:58 pm
Best puppies EVER. I love you Mrs.Bolestridge:)