MORE ABOUT PUPPIES
Why would you wait patiently to get a puppy from a breeder like us? As you can see, we are not much into selling! The number one comment we hear is:
"PAPERS ARE NOT IMPORTANT: I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A SHOW DOG!"
Let us explain something right from the start: while our dogs have "papers", we have no intention to sell you "a show dog"! If the stars are aligned and we are lucky enough to produce a show prospect, rest assured we are not going to sell that puppy to you! That show prospect is going to remain in our breeding program, at least for a while, until we can judge if that puppy is worthy of our investing time and money, lots of it, into showing, health testing and training so we can produce better puppies in the future.
So what are those "papers" for, anyway? A registration certificate from a recognized organization such as the Canadian Kennel Club is the only way for you to know that the puppy you are purchasing is indeed of the breed you are interested in. When a breeder registers a litter with the CKC, the sire and dam of that litter need to be registered themselves, as were their sires and dams before them, and for numerous generations before that. It is actually illegal in Canada to sell a purebred puppy without providing the purchaser a registration certificate within 6 months of the purchase. And you know what? The breeder cannot charge you for that. That would also be illegal. All that is simply THE LAW.
"WHAT'S WITH ALL THOSE BEAUTY CONTESTS? I JUST WANT A COMPANION."
When you breed dogs, the hardest part is to remain unbiased. Look at the pictures above. Wouldn't you say those are the cutest puppies ever? Of course they are! But when a breeder needs to select dogs to enter a breeding program, he needs to ask people who are not emotionally involved what they think of those dogs in regards to the breed standard. A breed standard is what makes it possible for a dog to still look the same after several generations. By showing our dogs in front of judges, we make sure that we are not mistaken thinking that they are worthy of breeding and that their progeny will meet the breed standard as closely as possible. Otherwise, we might just end up breeding scruffy little dogs. That would be fine too, but we couldn't call them Wire Fox Terriers.
"SO WHEN WE PURCHASE A PUPPY FROM YOU, WHAT'S INCLUDED?"
We fully abide by the CKC Code of ethics and Code of practice. Consequently, we only sell registered puppies and screen dams and sires for genetic problems. All health screening results are fully disclosed (please see OUR DOGS page) and we encourage prospective buyers to request all relevant documentation when considering a puppy from us or anyone else. Of course, our puppies are carefully examined by our vet and vaccinated/dewormed according to current protocols.
Our puppies are born, raised and socialized in our home. Our Facebook page is a great place to start if you want to see pictures and videos of the puppies in their environment. Our puppies are raised with LOVE and Puppy CULTURE. When they leave our home, they have already been introduced to the clicker, the leash, the crate, the car and are on their way to being housetrained. They are already fully desensitized to grooming.
"SO HOW DO I GET ON YOUR WAITING LIST?"
If you think the Wire Fox Terrier is the right breed for you and you have made sure of that by reading about the breed, including a visit to the Wire Fox Terrier Club of Canada website, then we invite you to submit a Puppy Questionnaire which we will keep on file PROVIDING you reiterate your interest periodically (we suggest you send us a quick note once every 3-4 months - if we don't hear from you, your questionnaire will be deleted). We DO NOT work on a first come, first served basis. We evaluate our puppies starting at around age 6 weeks and only then do we start looking at the applications we have on file to try and find perfect matches. The more details you provide in your questionnaire, the better the chance you'll have of hearing from us. We only take deposits from people we have selected, met and approved for one of our puppies to confirm their reservation.