Jessica Meade

Ayla, Freya and Lorelei

Alp Angels has given me the three beautiful girls I am lucky enough to share my life with. Over the fifteen years I have known Jeanine, she has shown an unwavering commitment to the health of our breed. Every decision she makes is studied and thoughtful. She researches best practices and always makes choices in the best interest of the dogs. 
When we decided together with Jeanine to breed our girl, Freya, given all the options I chose for Freya to whelp the litter at Jeanine’s house because I knew that Jeanine would apply her expert skills and experience to my dog and her puppies. Jeanine uses an amazing reproductive veterinarian to ensure that everything goes well. For Freya to be bred she had OFA Hips and elbow xrays, DNA tests for any known heritable diseases, and a thorough physical exam. Although this seems obvious not all breeders do health testing. From start to finish, Freya was in gentle, expert hands with Jeanine. All the puppies thrived from the rich environment Jeanine creates. Puppies are snuggled, kissed and nurtured from their first breath. They go from a cozy warm nest to toy exploration to short bits of time out in the yard. By the time they are ready to go to their forever homes, the puppies are social, confident and well prepared for life ahead. Watching my dog’s puppies go through this process was a beautiful gift. Every puppy was spectacular and their families appreciated the sweet little individual they were bonding with. 
Jeanine is always envisioning past the current dogs well into the future of our breed. Every match is carefully done to bring out the best traits in our dogs. 
The result of Jeanine’s hard work is healthy dogs with beautiful form and temperament. My three girls are beyond sweet. They love everyone, are good with other dogs, and are much smarter than I am. 
Ayla, born in 2007, is a beauty still at age 12. She was never a big fan of the show ring but loves nose work. She has been a serious hiking dog her entire life. She lives to roll on the sand or in piles of leaves. 
Freya, born in 2014, is an AKC Champion who went Best of Breed at Westminster in 2019. Additionally she has her CGC, trick titles, and completed the three parts of Rally Novice A. She will be working on additional obedience titles this year. Freya is a dog who loves to learn and be challenged to understand new things. While she also loves to hike and roll, she thrives on using her brain. 
Lorelei, born in summer of 2019, is a stunning puppy from Freya and Jeanine’s Ussaro. All the pups are doing great. Lorelei, like her litter mates, is smart, sweet and loves being trained just like her mother. I will enjoy seeing where Lorelei’s interests and strengths will take us. 
I recommend Alp Angel with all of my heart.