Good Dog Breeder Michelle Russell of Erie, KS

  • Michelle Russellt passed all required inspections for 2020-21
  • Michelle Russell has a Kansas licensed attending veterinarian.
  • Michelle Russell has in place daily socialization and exercise program, approved by the attending licensed veterinarian, for all of his adult dogs and puppies.
  • Michelle Russell feeds all of his adult dogs and puppies only premium dog foods.
  • Michelle Russell provides veterinary care, inoculations, dewormings, and proper grooming for all of his adult dogs and puppies.
  • All of Michelle Russell's breeding males and females have been certified free of one or more potential congenital defects by licensed veterinarians.
  • All of Michelle Russell's dogs have two or more points towards the Championship titles.
  • Michelle Russell has attended over 6 hours of ongoing breeder educational seminars for 2020-21.
  • Michelle Russell has participated in 2 or more dog shows for 2020-21.

Michelle Russell Dog Breeder USDA Inspection Record

Michelle Russell dog breeders USDA Licenses No. 48-A-1869

Michelle Russell dog breeder kennels has a perfect record of over nine (9) years of no direct violations.  Michelle Russell's dog breeder kennels have a perfect USDA inspection reports in her state-of-the-art kennel in Erie, Kansas.

USDA APHID inspection requirements for professional dog breeders:
 
For nearly 50 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enforced the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to protect certain animals from inhumane treatment and neglect.  Congress passed the AWA in 1966 and strengthened the law through amendments in 1970, 1976, 1985, 1990, 2002, 2007, and 2008.  The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) administers the AWA, its standards, and its regulations.
 
The AWA requires that basic standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred and sold for use as pets, used in biomedical research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public.  Individuals who operate facilities in these categories must provide their animals with adequate care and treatment in the areas of housing, handling, sanitation, nutrition, water, veterinary care, and protection from extreme weather and temperatures.  Although Federal requirements establish basic standards, regulated businesses are encouraged to exceed these standards.
 
The AWA regulates the care and treatment of warm-blooded animals, except those (such as farm animals) that are used for food, fiber, or other agricultural purposes.  Currently, coldblooded animals, such as snakes and alligators, are exempt from coverage under the Act.  Animal shelters and pounds are regulated if they sell dogs or cats to dealers or research facilities.  Pets owned by private citizens are not regulated.
 
The AWA regulates the care and treatment of warmblooded animals, except those (such as farm animals) that are used for food, fiber, or other agricultural purposes.  Currently, coldblooded animals, such as snakes and alligators, are exempt from coverage under the Act.  Animal shelters and pounds are regulated if they sell dogs or cats to dealers or research facilities.  Pets owned by private citizens are not regulated.
 
The AWA requires that all individuals or businesses dealing with animals covered under the law must be licensed or registered with APHIS.
Regulated research facilities include hospitals, colleges and universities, diagnostic laboratories, and many private firms in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  In addition to providing basic standards of veterinary care and animal husbandry, regulated research facilities must provide dogs with the opportunity for exercise and promote  the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates used in laboratories.  Researchers must use methods to avoid or minimize discomfort, distress, and pain to the regulated animals unless withholding such methods is scientifically  justified.  The AWA also forbids the unnecessary duplication of previous experiments using regulated animals. 
 
Research facilities must establish an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to oversee the use of animals in experiments.  This committee is responsible for ensuring that the facility remains in compliance with the AWA and for providing documentation of all areas of compliance to APHIS.  The committee must be composed of at least three members, including one veterinarian and one person who is not affiliated with the facility in any way
 
Attending veterinarians play a crucial role in ensuring the humane treatment of animals under the Animal Welfare Act.  Dealers, exhibitors, and research facilities employ attending veterinarians to provide adequate veterinary care to their animals and to oversee other aspects of animal care and use.  In this role, veterinarians have the opportunity to expand their practice, provide veterinary care to a large number of diverse kinds of animals, and work alongside their clients and Animal Care to ensure the humane treatment of more than two million regulated animals.
 
The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was passed to assure that humane care is provided to animals sold as pets or used in research, experimentation, or exhibition. As an attending veterinarian working with the licensee or registrant of a facility regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), you will play a crucial role in ensuring the provision of adequate veterinary care and overseeing the adequacy of other aspects of animal care and use.
 
This module explains the role of the part-time attending veterinarian, their relationship with a USDA-regulated facility and USDA inspectors, and general knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act. Full-time attending veterinarians for USDA-regulated facilities will also find this presentation helpful.
 
After completing this module, you will:
  • Know some of the benefits of becoming an attending veterinarian
  • Understand the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare regulations for facilities with a part-time attending veterinarian
  • Be able to explain the regulatory requirements of licensees and registrants to provide veterinary care
  • Be able to explain the role of the part-time attending veterinarian
  • Be able to describe the elements of programs of adequate veterinary care
  • Understand why a USDA inspector may contact you to ask about veterinary care at a regulated facility for which you are serving as an attending veterinarian.


Michelle Russel Dog Breeder Web Site

To promote the highest ideals among dog owners and breeders and aim for the continuous improvement of the breed within the framework of the approved breed standard, we pledge that:

 

  1. I will follow the rules of good sportsmanship which will be a credit to the breed, the club and myself in all dog competition and activities.
  2. I will fully explain to all prospective dog purchasers the advantages as well as the disadvantages of owning the breed.
  3. I will attempt to help and educate novice exhibitors and owners.
  4. I will keep well informed in the field of genetics and work to eliminate hereditary defects from the breed.
  5. I will, before entering a breeding agreement or doing any breeding of my own dogs, carefully analyze the conformation and pedigrees of the prospective sire and dam.
  6. I shall refuse the mating if, in my opinion, it will not be in the best interest of the breed. If I deny stud service,
  7. I will fully explain my reasons to the owner of the adult breeding female.
  8. I will participate in a program of having my breeding dogs examined by qualified and licensed veterinarians to eliminate common genetic defects from my bloodlines.
  9. When a dog has hereditary faults of such nature as to make his or her use for breeding detrimental to the furtherance of the breed, that dog shall not be bred. 
  10. I will refuse to sell my dogs or puppies to anyone who has been convicted of cruelty to animals. 
  11. I shall provide my breeding adults and puppies with the very best veterinary care.
  12. I shall administer the optimum feeding program utilizing premium dog foods recommended by my veterinarian.
  13. I shall administer the daily socialization and exercise program as developed by my veterinarian for my adult dogs and puppies.
  14. I shall continue to show my breeding dogs in ACA sanctioned dog shows. 

Additional information from Michelle Russell dog breeder:

Puppy socialization is more than just a fun way to show off your adorable new puppy. Helping your puppy have a variety of positive experiences out in the real world ensures that he has the behavioral tools to happily adjust to whatever life throws at him.

Well-socialized puppies grow into confident, happy dogs that are able to adapt to different social environments. Aside from potty training, socialization might be the most important thing you and your new pup do together!

Can You Socialize Puppies Before They’re Fully Vaccinated?

Because a puppy’s vaccination ramp-up happens over the course of weeks, veterinarians used to caution pet parents to keep their puppies home until their series was complete to prevent accidental exposure to infectious diseases.

Unfortunately, this period of isolation also coincided with a critical puppyhood developmental stage, as pups are most open to novel experiences through roughly 16 weeks of age.

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) revised their position statement on puppy socialization over 10 years ago to reflect the fact that puppies are more at risk for behavioral problems later in life than infectious diseases during puppyhood.

The revised AVMA statement states that puppies must have a variety of positive socialization experiences before their puppy vaccination series is complete in order to develop important coping mechanisms.

Have a Plan and Make Sure Your Puppy Is Comfortable

There’s a difference between haphazard socialization and well-planned, behavior-focused socialization. As your dog’s advocate, your goal is to introduce your pup to new experiences in a way that builds confidence without forcing him into situations that might make him uncomfortable or nervous.

Since puppy socialization is so critical for healthy development, pet parents might be tempted to pursue it by any means necessary. This can mean forgetting that puppies should also have a voice during the process.

Puppy socialization should always be undertaken in a way that prevents over-stimulation, fearfulness or withdrawal. Forcing pups out of their comfort zone in the name of socialization is entirely different from allowing them the choice to have new experiences.

For example, if your pup seems nervous about his new playmates at his first puppy class and chooses to stick close to your chair, the best approach is to let him proceed at his own pace.

Dropping him in the middle of the action might scare him and make him even more reluctant to engage in future classes, particularly if he has a negative experience.

The same goes for meeting new human friends, so don’t plop your pup into your friend’s arms. Instead, allow your puppy to meet new people on his own time and on his own terms.

Always be prepared to step in if you notice your puppy becoming overwhelmed. Doing so will help your puppy recognize that he can rely on you to keep him safe.

How Can You Safely Socialize Your New Puppy?

Now that you know what not to do, here are some tips for successful puppy socialization.

Go to Classes

Puppy socialization classes are a fantastic way to kickstart the process. LoAR for classes run by knowledgeable pet professionals in an environment that’s easy to disinfect.

Check into the class size and curriculum before signing up; classes with too many dogs or those that have more playtime than learning can do more harm than good.

Well-run classes allow time for important dog-dog play, which improves canine communication, as well as brief manners lessons and a pet parent Q&A.

Invite Friends

Once your pup has had a chance to settle into your home, welcome a variety of well-mannered friends over to say hello.

Try to include people from all aspects of your social life; senior citizens, children who know how to interact with dogs, people who wear hats or have facial hair or people who are differently abled.

Instruct visitors to let your puppy approach at his own pace and give them tons of dog treats to hand out to help your pup understand that new friends are fantastic.

Visit Dog Buddies

Take field trips to hang out with friends who have older dogs that are comfortable with puppy shenanigans. Keep in mind that not every adult dog can deal with puppy behavior, which is often pushy and inappropriate, so choose friends with tolerant dogs. That way, if your puppy steps out of line, the adult dog can react with a calibrated correction.

Quick Errands

Public spaces that are dog-friendly but not dog-frequented are great spots for short puppy socialization trips. Your pup can have a variety of positive experiences, and these new environments and friendly faces can help round out your pup’s socialization checklist.

Your adorable pup is a guaranteed to attract attention, so it’s possible that a friendly vet tech might be willing to help you with basic handling exercises.

Thorough puppy socialization helps your puppy adapt to our world in a way that pays off for the rest of his life. Though it’s a critical step in your puppy’s development, it’s a fun and rewarding process that will strengthen your growing bond with your new best friend and lead to a well-adjusted companion.


Michelle Russel dog breeder web page

Michelle Russell - Professional Dog Breeder

We are pleased that you have chosen to View our site and get to know us a little better. Our goal is to consistently provide Happy, Healthy and well socialized French and English Bulldog puppies . Their care is first and foremost, since 2004.

We are proudly Licensed and Inspected by the Kansas Department of Animal Health, The United States Department of Agriculture and the American Kennel Club.

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