- We don’t allow visitation to our kennel. Our puppies, because of their age, don’t have any immunity to any diseases that you may accidentally bring in on your clothing. The only immunity to disease that they have comes through mom’s milk, and we have no way to measure that or know what is being passed on to them, then once they wean at about 4.5 to 5 weeks, they don’t even have that. We usually cannot begin vaccinations till 5 weeks and they need at least 2 of the 5 way, a good high titer Parvo shot, kennel cough shot, wormings and a chance for the shots to get some immunity in their systems. So for their safety, if the breeder knows what they are doing, they cannot be seen till they are 8 weeks of age at which most of the pups are already spoken for. Even when they go home with you, they are going to need two more puppy shots before you take them out into the public much.
- When we meet, do not bring your dog. Your dog may have “bugs” that it is immune to that ours aren’t. Introducing your dog to a new puppy needs to be done in a secure environment where your dog feels safe and non-threatened. All animals in your household will take time to adjust to a new puppy. For a really good article on introducing a puppy into the family who has an existing dog, go to http://www.raisingspot.com/adopting/introducing_puppy_to_pets.php
- When the puppies are 8 weeks old….Kids are fun to watch. Watch yours. I will not allow your children to pick up one of my puppies unless that child has properly disinfected it’s hands and is sitting on the ground. I don’t want a dropped puppy with a broken leg or worse.
- If I have pups that are 8 weeks of age or older, who are not reserved and you wish to view, let me know. Pick two that you would like to see and we will arrange to meet you and show you the pups. However, I request that you be wearing clean clothing and we will request that you disinfect your hands prior to touching the pups. It is also best if the adults do the choosing of a pup. It is so sad to have a little girl or boy have a favorite puppy and mom and dad decide on another, take that one and leave the child devastated! Do not bring your little kids to choose a puppy. They will be happy with ANY puppy that you bring home and you will save yourself and your kids a lot of grief! Older kids…that is another matter, they are old enough to understand certain choices that you may make and not be heart broken by it.
- Since we are a working farm, please respect our time. Feel free to research regarding the Boston Terriers online, if you have questions, email us. We will be happy to answer your emails.
- We are a small breeder so do not have puppies available at all times, please email to see if we will have any available any time soon if there aren’t any shown on the site.
- Do not ask how many goats, calves, sheep or dogs that we own, it is rude. It is the equivalent to my asking to see your W2 form. I can see people calculating in their heads that cattle sell for $1200 each… you have 12, that equals = $14,400. WOW! That must bring in a lot of money every year! You don’t see all the vet bills, the all nighters caring for birthing animals, the crying over a premature birth. The up and downs 12 times a night to be sure that someone isn’t getting squished by mom. All the pooper scooping… What matters most is the home in which the puppy will be spending the rest of it’s life!
- We do not accept personal checks except for down payments, that have time to clear through the bank prior to pick up of the puppy. Cash please.
- Our dogs are as carefully selected for their health and quality. We do currently do genetic testing but there are so few problems that this can identify. Due to the length of time that we have been breeding our dogs come from quality stock that goes back generations and have been identified to not present with many of the common complaints of Boston Terriers.
- Kennels are an important tool for a professional. Forget the old wive’s tale that if you have a kennel you are a puppy mill. If you breed junk you are a puppy mill, even if you have one litter. Stud males unfortunately urinate all over to mark territory. A breeder who doesn’t have a kennel either has to cage the stud or he will pee all over the house. Why do you think boy dogs get such a bad name? Because people keep them without neutering them and they are only doing what nature tells them to do (marking their territory). Neuter your male dog early and you most likely won’t have a problem.
- I am not here to be a charity provider of dogs or to assist you in becoming a breeder. There are too many irresponsible breeders already, who kill bitches and puppies because they don’t know the first thing about birthing Boston Terriers, or about raising them the first critical 3 weeks. This is a business. If you want a breeder doing it for “fun”, then you need to leave this site.
- We do not sell puppies to be used as breeders as a high standard, as not just any puppies should be bred. Our puppies are sold to be beloved house pets, therefore they are sold on a “limited” registry if sold through AKC. We breed for breed standard and personality. We do not guarantee our puppies to be of show quality. Only a small percent of all puppies born of any breed are truly show quality.
- We do occasionally offer a litter from my aunt or cousin’s stock. My aunt has been breeding for over 60 years and my cousin for over 40. Therefore I know the stock that the pups come from are excellent dogs having been developed over such a long time.
- Dogs are not vegetarians and need meat sources of food. Check your food when purchased to see that is doesn’t contain primarily cereal. Premium food is worth the price. Don’t feed your dog table scraps unless you want a vet bill. Dog food is formulated to dog’s nutritional needs! Raw meat fads are causing liver disease in dogs, Wet food is causing digestive disease..Good hard kibble is best.
- Beware of people who offer stud service and don’t breed their own dogs with lover boy. What do they care if Fido throws hereditary disorders? Remember, dogs too have diseases that can be passed on by bodily fluids!
- If I feel uncomfortable with talking to you, I probably won’t sell to you. I will be asking questions regarding the type of atmosphere the puppy will be living in. It is most important to me to know the lifestyle of the family that will receive one of my pups. I want to match the lifestyle with the personality of the pup so that you have the best fit possible. After all, the next 15 years are going to be spent at your home. They have only spent 8 weeks being hand raised at mine!