I have researched raw food diet (BARF) made popular by Dr. Ian Bilinghurst extensively. If this diet is followed religiously, it is the best way to feed your dog. I would believe nothing of what I hear and half of what I see in this case. In order to feed this diet it can be very expensive when feeding many dogs. What I do is feed a Grain Free premium dry food like Canidae and supplement with raw meaty poultry bones. I will add whole grain brown rice when breeding or lactating. Also see my Basic Supplement that I feed all the time. This way I am satisfied that my dogs are getting a balanced diet and live raw food also. This is what works for me and it is much easier to live with when feeding your pet.
VACCINATIONS: I have always given the first puppy vaccination because of the increase incidences of different strains of Parvo.
The other breeder, if still in existence, will change their mind about vaccinations if Parvo hits them and they lose a litter of pups and have to stop breeding for at least one year to decontaminate their kennel.
I offer 3 puppy vaccines. That is what your vet will recommend.
I do not follow the adult dog annual recommendations. Read the article on vaccinations on the Health Page. I vaccinate the bitch when bred with Neoparto increase, a strong Parvo vaccine, to increase her antibodies so she can pass them on to her pups when suckling. I will then vaccinate the pups at 6 weeks with Neopar. Before you pick up your pup I will vaccinate with a full spectrum Puppy Booster. You can then bring your pup back in three weeks for their third Puppy Booster for a $10.00 fee to cover materials. I have worked this regimen meticulously with CSU Research Veterinarians and have had 100 % succes.