i have been starting a couple of pups per year the last four years. imho there are vast differences imparted to puppies by the actions and processes of the breeders/whelpers. i can only hope that i can do as fine a job for others as has been done for me and my pups, if and when in the future i feel i have a breedable bitch. the importance of positively managing the first six to eight weeks in the life of a dog is not as understood as it should be.
that said, since i am the best puppy trainer in the world, i can take one out from under a porch at ten weeks that aint yet seen a human and turn it into a world beater. LOL