Two houses nearby but not living together could actually work out really well as it gives you the chance to have play dates and training together but plenty of time apart to reduce the chances of them bonding too tightly together.Jen2010, Thank you, sorry for the confusion in my previous response. My son's male puppy is from one litter and our girl is from a different litter, not living in the same home but only 2 miles apart.. my son as always had males, we mostly females, except for our EM, which was a male.
The breeder stated that due to high humid conditions here in Texas the non cropped ears are more prong to infections. She stated that it is owner preference, but she preferred a circular trim.
Many of the vets here do not support raw diets. Our breeder does the same as you, but does kibble in am and raw in late afternoon. I was hoping to find a co-op for getting the raw food supplies, but todate have been unsuccessful.
I sincerely appreciate your responses and guidance. Will keep you update on progress. Puppies will be arriving late June / early July. Thank you, again and I will be asking for your guidance and thoughts as we move forward.