Who we are

Centereach, NY
(631) 451-1959 (Janet)

Rat terrier breeder Long Island, New York
Rat Terrier puppies for sale. We only breed Rat Terriers to focus on the health and temperament specific to the breed.
You will not find our dogs in any puppy store, puppy broker or breeders club. We do not over breed or breed forwholesale and ship puppies or dogs around. We own the parents, grand parents and great grandparents. We tell you the truth about these dogs by temperament and size to the best of our knowledge. We want you to know what to expect because we want to find forever homes for these puppies. All our dogs are bred in the healthiest conditions here in our home. Our adult dogs are on the bottom of this page.

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"About our Rat Terriers"

Our puppies are socialized with other dogs and are friendly with people. Anyone can give a health guarantee and you can get new puppy or get a refund. The problem is that it is heartbreaking. With our outstanding health history, you are less likely to get a sick puppy. Our dogs' health lineage and pedigree goes back over 10yrs. and some are over 20yrs. It is all documented and recorded with your papers. 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 very happy doing their business on newspaper. Many of our dogs can go on to be show dogs but our interest is in breeding healthy and well-adjusted family pets. We breed type A Rat terriers. Rat terriers are similar to Russell terriers and Jack Russells but they are calmer. We are registered breeders and all dogs have pedigree papers. Some say Rat terriers are a best-kept secret. They are fun loving, loyal and intelligent dogs. 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 can be rough and tumble and at the same time be a loving companion. They are a perfect family dog and adapt to houses and apartments. Although they are terriers, they also have some characteristics of larger breeds. We want you and the puppy to be happy and can offer suggestions as to which one would be good for you and your lifestyle. 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. This puppy will bring much joy to your life! They are happy dogs. We believe the most important time in a dog's life is the environment they are in when they are puppies. It molds them for the rest of their lives. Our dogs are registered with the National Rat Terrier Association. The NRTA is a reputable association designed specifically for the health and well being of the Rat terrier breed only. The NRTA was founded in 1995 and has a history of dogs dating back even before then. I sit on the board as a regional director. The AKC has just accepted the Rat terrier breed. Our dogs can be registered there 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.
We do love the way they look. :)

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More about how the Rat terrier came into existence
dating back to the 1900's and the breeds they were formed from.

Rat terriers featured on Animal Planet
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