back and relax with a cup of something
and enjoy your look at our kids.
Our Rat Terriers are some of best
Purebred Miniature Rat Terriers in the country.
We are NOT mass producers.
We breed, show and critter hunting Rat Terriers.
We only have Rat Terrier Puppies
a few times a year if at all.
So, be sure to bookmark us
and come back often.
We DO NOT breed "toy - tiny tots".
We breed MINIATURE Rat Terriers.
We DO NOT breed "merle"
Only pet registries register
toys - tiny tots and the merle pattern.
See more here.
We breed to the UKC/AKC Breed Standards.
The 2 most reputable registries in the USA
The standards tells EVERYONE
what a purebred Rat Terrier should look like.
It is true that UKC (United Kennel Club) was
not the first registry to accept the Rat Terrier
as a breed. UKC accepted the Rat Terriers
into their registry January 1, 1999 and since then
there has been great improvement in making
Rat Terriers more consistent in type. UKC
tightened up the standard trying to eliminate
apple heads (a Chihuahua trait), fine bone
and by not allowing patterns and colors that more
indicative to hybrid cross
breeds than they are to purebred Rat Terriers.
The purebred Rat Terriers have improved SO much with
the reputable breeders striving to meet those standards.
They are looking more and more like one breed
now and not 4 different ones. It's easier to change
a standard than it is to breed to it. Reputable breeders
have made great strides and have worked
hard... they still are.
STAND UP-SPEAK OUT- FIGHT BACK
KnD has a reputation we wear proudly. Because
We DO Stand Up, Speak Out against puppy mills and
We Fight back for pure bred Rat Terriers.
KnD Kennels *IS*
Breeding For A Better Tomorrow ~ TODAY!
While Preserving The Temperament, Prey
Drive & Intelligence Of The Breed
KnD health test. We test for
all the test suggested by the Rat Terrier parent
club ARTA. We make all our results, good and
bad, public knowledge on OFA. Every dogs
OFA health certified numbers are also
located on their individual web page.
We don't just breed... WE STRIVE.
We strive for happy healthy Rat Terriers
conformationally correct per
UKC and AKC Breed Standards.
CHIC (Canine Health Information Center), works in conjunction with OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and the breeds parent club. It shows that a dog has been tested for all the test that the breeds parent club suggest as most important test for that breed.
There is no purebred merle Rat Terrier.
Forgetting the health issues associated with merle,
the pattern happened on the sceen in the late
1990's to early 2000 when UKC (United Kennel Club) was
showing intrest in accepting Rat Terrier into thier registry.
At that time another breed had to be introduced in.
This makes them hybrids not purebreds.
Merle breeders will tell you that it is ALL
good news about merle that all health issues
associated with merle are nothing
but "scare tatics"
and it's all "malarkey". A&M and all the
other research done on merle, was NOT so there could be
"scare tatics". They are actual factual studies.
Read more HERE
KnD are ADVOCATES of spaying and neutering your
We reserve the
right to carefully select
who we allow to have our babies.
We do not mean to offend
anyone but we must do what
we see as best for our babies for they are indeed our