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Because they are our pets, our Rat terriers are raised in our home with our family.
The primary reason anyone becomes involved with dog breeding and showing is a fundamental love of dogs. We treasure the companionship, the never failing loyalty, the delight they exude. We love to have them on our beds. Their eagerness to face the new day, even when we wake them up at dreadful hours, provides us a wonderment that brings back the exuberance of childhood. - 7 Foundations of A Successful Dog Breeder
We breed to preserve the natural characteristics of the breed. By breeding to the UKC standard and for good health, temperament and hunting ability, we have seen our puppies move on to be great pets, great farm dogs and we've even had some nice show dogs out there. It is our pleasure to share our dogs with you & hope you will take time to see our photos and if you're interested in talking "Rat Terriers" we would love to hear from you.
Our dogs usually grow to be 10-15" in height. Mini-Small standard size according to the UKC registry.
Puppies who were either born and raised here OR puppies sired by our male Rat Terriers. We are proud of all of them, and hope you will appreciate the numerous baby pictures and updates from the puppies' new families.
This album contains photos of my Grammy's Garden in Barre VT. I photographed these May 9, 2008.
To go back to back to the Warren Mountain Rat Terriers Web site, click HERE.
1 Peter 1 23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For,
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25but the word of the Lord stands forever."
This album features some of the Rat Terriers that we had raised, and live elsewhere. Most of them with friends who have interest in showing them or hunting with them.
Meet 'PR'WarrenMtn's Fire N'IceToby!
Sire: GRCH Irishglyn's Crimson N Clover NBT - Murphy
Dam: WR's Queen Bee at WarrenMtn - Honey. Our first Rat Terrier to go to Iceland. There he will be an integral part of the foundation of the breed in that country. click on his name to see what his new mom Hulda has to say about him.
Toby was pointed in UKC showing prior to his trip to Iceland. Hulda and some friends and family members have formed a UKC club in Iceland, and hopefully they will begin to host shows in the near future. Toby was also shown in the Icleandic Club shows as well. We're very proud of him & our friend Hulda and look forward to enjoying another visit with Hulda again soon.
Click on the link to Meet 'PR'WarrenMtn's Crimson Ballroom AkaKeagon Our second puppy to be introduced to competitive Agility by his owner, Pat Beauchamp in MI. Pat has done a great job reigning in this wild child! I'm very happy that we have made a connection with her, and look forward to a long friendship! Keagon's Dam is WR's Queen Bee at WarrenMtn "Honey" & his sire is GRCH Irishglyn's Crimson N Clover NBT - "Murphy"
Meet CH WarrenMtn FMF Howdya LykMe NowDigger He is a UKC Champion out of our breeding in partnership with Debi Perry @ Foggy Meadow Farm. His sire is GRCH FMF's W'wind River Dance - Widget (owned by Debi) and his Dam is our retired, RTR's Queen Anna Bella Da Ball NBT-Annabel.
Digger received a Total Dog after competing and winning a CH class & doing a qualifying run in Terrier racing in September 2011.
Meet CH WarrenMtn's Roman Gnome, Brutus Our first puppy to compete in Agility. He Championed with us at under a year old, with very limited showing, and managed to earn 2 Best of Breeds which put him in the UKC top 10 for 3 months in 2007. Brutus is neutered and lives in NJ where his owner/handler Lorraine plays with him in Agility.
We have a couple of litters planned for 2012.
We should have mini & standard sized puppies available in spring 2012.
A Non-Refundable deposit is required to reserve a puppy. If you would like to ensure a position on our list(s) please e-mail us for a puppy application. Upon approval a deposit agreement will be made. Once your deposit has cleared, your name will be placed on our list for a puppy.
Shipping expenses can vary in this economy. If you would like a estimate for flight or travel expenses related to getting one of our puppies to you, simply ask.
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After searching for a pet health insurance that looked like a GOOD deal, we decided that Embrace would make a good choice. This program covers breed related health issues, catastrophic illness and injury and also has a wellness/dental care program. Prices for Rat Terrier dogs start at a low monthly rate of less than $15, and go up based on a custom coverage selected by you. Don't take my word for it, click on the link below to get a quote!
Pet Medication and Supplies
Dog got gas? Bad breath? Itchy fur? Just wanna be pampered and enjoy a good bubble bath? Check out the spa products at Happy Tails, Spa Grooming and Health supplies. An L.A. based company with a host of wonderful products!
Great site for a variety of natural supplements & treatments for many conditions your pet may have. If you are into holistic pet health, check these guys out!
I saw a television infomercial for these new indoor doggy potties. I had to giggle, but then thought that this might be an interesting way to house break puppies! So we're going to give it a try. The price is fairly reasonable too!
Looking for a great gift? Want to capture your pet in a unique way? I love the Moses Art site, they do great work! Also check out All Pets considered, you can search products by breed name, and find some really cool gifts that way too!
Primary Lens Luxation ****UPDATE***2012***
Since this page was made in November 2009, we have taken great care to test every dog we breed to, so that we would be able to avoid crossing carrier dogs and affected dogs in our program. As of now, the only dog we have left at our home, or who is co-owned, that is a PLL Carrier, is Radar, who will be retiring in the next year or so. All of our dogs are now PLL NORMAL either by DNA testing, or by having two clear parents!!
This page was created to put a face to an issue that has been ticking like a time bomb in the Rat Terrier breed for a while now...
Below are some links to explain what PLL is, and how it's treated. Ladybug's story and some links about how breeders can get away from this issue with the new DNA testing that is available. Prior to just a month ago (Oct. 2009) there was NO test, and no way of knowing other than anecdotal evidence whether the issue was in a line, or even how it was inherited. Now we know that A. It's a autosomal recessive, and B. that it is something we can breed away from IF we test and are careful not to cross carriers.
I strongly recommend pet insurance, if you only have one or two dogs this might help you in the long run, for less $ in some cases, than a bag of kibble, a policy premium for Rat Terriers is fairly inexpensive at the moment. The program below offers coverage for Specialists, ER visits, and Breed specific health issues that can sometimes cost thousands of dollars. No networks so no worries about needing a referral to get to the ER or specialist. This is the best plan I've found so far, if you have something better tell us about it by signing the guest book below. Thanks!