I'm like Robin and many others here, I usually plan my litters to be before Christmas or their availability to be after Christmas. But on occasion we do have litters that are ready around Christmas although usually these are planned litters that have already been reserved well ahead of time. I don't like the idea of selling a said puppy for a Christmas present.Honestly Laurie...
The Karma/Pascha puppies are available for homes on Dec 13th (8wks old).....so technically...some people might consider them Xmas time puppies.
I have been "screening" prospects for over 2 months.....so I am satisfied...and even though they are "available" to new homes in December...they are not Xmas Puppies.
*I actually don't like having puppies available around the holidays......they can be born around the holidays...just not available.*
I think there is a very big difference between having a litter that is ready to go home about Christmas and planning a breeding and advertising Christmas puppies.
If you screen your owners you screen your owners. Depending on circumstances the holidays could actually be a good time to place a pup because of time off work for some people. For other families it could be the worse possible time. A breeder that has talked to the owners would know.
And I've never had a litter ready to go for Christmas, I've had litters born on Christmas Eve and New Years day. I would not skip a breeding I was planning though because they would be ready to go about the time of the holidays.