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KnappTyme -- Puppies and Services
We breed our dogs for temperament and quality first.   Occasionally, an adult who has exceeded our expectations or has completed his/her career here with KnappTyme will become available. Sometimes one of our young adults will be looking for a new family.  When that happens, the will have their own post right here.  Feel free to contact us if one of these dogs interests you.

​Currently, there are no dogs available for re-homing

If you have any questions concerning babies, pick-ups, prices or if we can help you further please don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to add you to our family of                              "Dog-In-Laws"! 

Bill and Dawn Knapp
​Lapeer, Michigan

We are the original home of the 'PRE SCHOOL' puppy !

Pre-school puppies are already started in their training.  They sleep thru the night and have some obedience training, they are also on adult dog food with feedings twice per day. Some are leash trained, crate trained and have traveled  "out and about"!.  Of Course all age appropriate health care is up to date....For some of you who do not wish to go thru the 'puppy' phase, these are just puppy enough to make you laugh and adult enough to keep you company on the couch.

We have two puppies who are waiting for you.  Meet 

A baby girl with both eyes blue.  She is amazing smart and loves to please you.

And Sonic

With two marbly eyes, he is thoughtful and handsome.​

Due to the current health concerns,  we have had to change the way we do things a little.  
We will try to offer limited meet~n~greets but for those of you with deposits submitted only. For an outdoor visit (weather permitting) please contact us for your personal invitation!
                               Why animal breeders may not invite you in anymore

You’ve probably read somewhere, maybe even from me, that a breeder that won’t let you see where the animals are kept, or meet their animals is a big red flag.
That breeders who won’t let you meet all the animals must be hiding something.
Well that’s no longer true!
Why, you ask?
Because there is a vendetta in the USA right now against breeders, even the really good breeders.
Anti breeder types, be they from HSUS or PETA,  other animal rights groups,  overzealous animal shelter workers or other similar people are making it their life’s work to get breeders animals seized and stop all breeding.
Many times this involves lying, filing false complaints or worse- setting the breeder up.
Sometimes these people even gain the breeder’s trust or work for them.

No matter how well fed and clean your animals are.
No matter how careful you are to only breed the best and most fully health tested animals
No matter how much time you put into them, or how much money you personally sacrifice to see this thru.
These people are looking to get your dogs seized, to get another “horrible breeder” story in the news, to use you and your animals to get restrictive, extremist laws passed.
Breeders now must not only do their absolute best, they now must guard against those that would destroy their life’s work and the animals they love, for no reason other than hate.
So the next time an animal breeder grills you with questions, or meets you in their driveway, or even at the shopping center in their town, don’t hold it against them - they may just be doing all they can to keep hateful people from destroying all they love. 

                                       Please help us with your understanding and cooperation!       

Good Starts...
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Great puppies!!!!
A couple of pretty cute babies from our past!  You can own one too!!!  Call us
We have puppies coming any day!!!   Louie and Chloe are going to be great parents!  All colors expected in this litter and these babies will be small!  Feel free to contact us for more information and pictures as soon as they are available.