Rat terrier breeder, New York
Who we are
Centereach, NY
(631) 451-1959 (Janet)
Conditions of sale

**We have 2 new litters and one 4 month old puppy.


*Puppies can be reserved before they are born. We do not crop tails unless it is requested within 3 days of birth. Tails can also be cropped at time of spay or neutering. Some puppies have natural bob tails.

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Pictures of some Gemsrats puppies in their forever homes

We have pure breed Rat Terrier puppies for sale. We only breed Rat Terriers. As the Vice President of the NRTA (National Rat Terrier Association), my main concern is the genetic health history and temperament specific to the breed. Rat terriers in general are from mixed breeds and they have less health problems if bred properly. Your Vet bills will be minimal as they are low maintenance dogs. Our dogs lines have been tested and are PLL clear (Eye disease). We do not have time to show our dogs but they are all "our" champions. Some have gone on to be show dogs. You will not find our dogs in any puppy store, puppy broker or breeders club. This is not a business built on money; it is base on the love of the breed. You will know exactly where your puppy was bred and raised. We have tracked and recorded our Rat Terrier health history lines for over 25years with over 5 generations of pedigree, and that can only be done by using one registry. We use breeding calculations of our dogs to further protect our puppies from the risk of defects and genetic health illnesses. Your puppy's parents were carefully chosen to create a well-rounded dog. We do not breed in crowded conditions, breed for wholesale, ship puppies or dogs. We guarantee that our breeding dogs are in good health and have no genetic defects or any illnesses. We tell you the truth about these dogs by temperament and size to the best of our knowledge. We are trying to change the cycle of irresponsible & inexperienced breeders. We guarantee your puppy will be in excellent health when it leaves here. Our adult dogs are on the bottom of this page and we love them all. Rat terriers are fun, athletic, loyal, intelligent and lovable. They are always happy to see you and will bring you much happiness. Our focus is on the long-term health of our dogs, not attractive advertising puppy packages. Vaccinations, wormers, love and attention are all they need. We have over 100 happy owners. References available.

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"About our Rat Terrier Puppies"

Our puppies are socialized with other dogs and are friendly with people. With our outstanding health history, you are less likely to get a genetically defective puppy as they have been carefully bred to prevent this. It is important for the breeding process to be monitored over time to eliminate any problems. This is something that back yard breeders and puppy mill breeders, and pet store puppies to not do. We carefully select our breeding dogs and know their health history and temperaments. Our puppies have been taught the basic understanding of the words "No", "Come Here", "Good girl/boy", "Do you want water?", "Do you want to eat?", "Do you want to go out?", "Wait" and "Goodnight". They are also paper trained. The longer the puppy is with us, the more they learn. Many of our dogs can go on to be show dogs but our interest is in breeding healthy and well-adjusted family pets. You can be sure your puppy gets much TLC and the best of care. Rat terriers are similar to Russell terriers and Jack Russells but they are calmer. Some say Rat terriers are a best-kept secret. They are fun loving, loyal and intelligent dogs and are easily trained. They are a product of what you put into them. They are very alert and love attention. They are always ready to play and they can be very funny. They will get spurts of energy, then lay around and watch TV with you. They are very entertaining and make loving companions. Rat terriers a perfect family dogs that can adapt to houses and apartments and your lifestyle. Although they are terriers, they also have some characteristics of larger breeds. All Rat terriers have the same loyal instinct but some are a more active than others so please let us know what you are looking for. Even Carrie Underwood from American Idol has a Rat terrier that she has posed with. We believe the most important time in a dog's life is the environment they are in when they are puppies and we provide a clean and happy environment. Our dogs can be registered with the AKC (more on AKC) with papers from the NRTA. The NRTA has helped the Rat terrier become a recognized breed because they were the first to implement standards based on their original heritage. Milton Decker is an honorary member of the NRTA and has been for at least 10 years. His work in creating the Decker Strain of Rat Terrier and sharing all his knowledge of them has been monumental in helping the NRTA keep the breed alive. Milton no longer breeds but his son Ellis Decker does also sits on the Board of Directors as a Regional Director.

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