RAT TERRIERS: THE ORIGINAL FARM & FAMILY DOG
We started breeding standard-sized Rat Terrier puppies in 2015. We saw a need to breed a smart, sane, easily trainable, energetic but laid-back, medium sized family dogs that were loyal human companions, with short hair. Our puppies have exceeded our expectations and we have puppy-buyers who would be happy to talk to you about how their puppies have adapted to their families.
Our puppies now live on the East Coast in NYC, on the West Coast in Oregon and California, and are scattered in Montana, Colorado, Georgia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah, Michigan, Washington, South and North Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Canada, and of course Wyoming. They have become city apartment dogs, ranch & farm dogs, household pets, small-game hunting dogs, human companions, office mascots, outdoor and indoor buddies, and true family members. They are nothing if not adaptable!
At the moment we have two male stud dogs, Ivan and Riddle. Hurricanedeck's Ivan is an 18 pound tri-colored piebald muscled boy with a super sweet personality, loves snuggles, but will run all day behind the horses on a camping trip. Ivan has an ego, thinks he's bigger than he is, and makes a good early warning system! Jacaranda's Riddle has some Decker breeding, and is a sweetie too, approximately 25 lbs, with an orange and dark brown blanket back. He too loves attention, and doesn't like to be left out of anything! Riddle is smart, athletic, and intuitive, easily “reading” both humans and other dogs. Our boys are very willing to act as stud dogs to other breeding programs. We are happy to talk about them, send information on their personalities, and send pedigrees.
We have seven females. Penny is our largest dog, at 32 lbs. She has Decker breeding, is a dark sable tuxedo, loves to hunt little critters, eat more than she needs, and snuggle on the couch. She has had several litters with Ivan. In general, the pups are smaller than she is, and VERY athletic. A few of Penny's pups would excel as hunters, all have a strong bond with "their" humans, and would make great agility dogs.
Jazz is one of Ivan's and Lil Ranchin Peaches' daughters. Jazz is a tricolor, a very sweet, accepting and smart girl, looks like a larger version of Ivan, She is protective of her human, hates to share attention with others in her canine family! Jazz has had a few litters with Riddle, and they are colorful: tuxedos, piebalds, apricots, and anything in-between.
Jacaranda's Bobbin @ Alcova is a 23 lb tricolor piebald, and Riddle's daughter. She too is super athletic, looks like she lifts weights, can easily jump into your arms for attention. Her puppies have turned out great, colorful, with great personalities and conformation.
Jacaranda's Tracy @ Alcova is a cute leggy tricolor piebald girl with button ears, who is very shy, still learning to trust us. She is coming out of her shell, but may always be a bit spooky. Regardless, she is smart and sensitive, and we are looking forward to seeing her relax her guard.
Jacaranda's Taffy @ Alcova is a blanket-backed tricolor girl, sassy and spunky, will explore anywhere, any time. She is a much more dominant girl than her litter-mate Tracy. She does have a voice, and knows how to use it! Quite the chatterbox, she is (like most ratties) happiest when she is getting attention!
Alcova’s Winter Cricket, is one of our own pups from Jazz and Riddle. We may breed her in the future, if we locate a suitable male. Right now she is growing up, terrier-izing the other dogs in the house, and working her way into everyone’s affections. Smart, brave, and full of fun.
Alcova’s Lil Rattin Ziva, is one of our pups from Taffy and Ivan. She is another smart, athletic pup with a beautiful face and high prey drive. She will be bred to Riddle in a year or so, then possibly re-homed to another family. If you are looking for a young female, stay tuned!