Rat Terrier breeder"GEMS RAT TERRIERS" Rat Terrier breeder

Rat terrier breeder TN
"We don't just sell puppies out of crates
We help you find your family member and best friend"

We donate 5% of every puppy we sell to select rescues.

We have been breeding Rat Terriers before the the AKC recognized them.
are family dogs, working dogs, watch dogs, farm dogs, emotional support dogs and compete in barn hunts as well as other athletic competitions. With 20yrs of experience and 9 generations; we guarantee your puppy's health and that they will not have any genetic diseases. Our dogs are low maintanence. All puppies are raised as if they are ours. Tell us what you are looking for and we can help you find the puppy that fits you and your lifestyle. We know our dogs and puppy's temperaments. They are similar to Jack Russells, Boston terriers, toy fox and min pins in size. Rat Terriers have big dog characteristics.

We strive to breed healthy dogs with the help of technology, experienced breeders and veterinarians. Our dogs are very healthy throughout their lives.

Breeder of Exellence award

Who we are
(631) 834-6376 (Janet) jrissibal@aol.com

Conditions of sale

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We have Rat Terrier puppies for sale in TN. We have preserved their original heritage for 30yrs. Most breeders do not have this type of history. We have sold over 400 healthy puppies. Our dog's lines have been tested and are PLL clear (Eye disease). Our dogs do not have strange allergies or skin diseases and have pure white teeth. We do not have time to show our dogs' but they are all "our" champions in health and temperament.We breed miniature and standard type A rat terriers. Some are stockier than others and have more of a hunting (prey) drive than others since they have Decker Rat Terrier in their ancestry. Show breeders will sell you left overs if you are not showing. We focus on breeding a good looking healthy dog for you and tell you the truth about our puppies as we are in search of good owners. Dog registry awareness. Major costs of sick puppies and genetic diseases happen late in life. Online websites that sell more than two breeds are just extensions of puppy stores or brokers posing as breeders. Do not be fooled by this commercial industry.Read here from ASPCA. In addition, it's a misconception that a dog that is AKC or UKC means your getting a healthy dog. Many of those breeders have been connected to puppy mills. Dog shows & awards have become political. Rescues were originally created to save dogs. Many rescues have become more of a business now and they lie just like puppy stores. Many people come to us after being heartbroken from having had a puppy or dog with many costly health issues. If you haven't had a bad experience you wouldn't know how difficult it is. Each parent can carry any of the 600 genetic diseases and hereditary illnesses. It is a misconseption that mixed breeds are healthier as all dogs will carry genetic diseases. If each parent share a genetic disease, they will produce puppies that have them regardless if they are mixed or not. We do not ship puppies because it can be fatal or affect their well-being. Humane society Puppy breeding awareness.Some people stay in local hotel to get their puppy. We are 50min from Nashville and the Opryland resort , shopping mall and restaurants'. We can also make arrangements to meet. You can easily take a puppy on a plane in the cabin with you. We have sold puppies to people all over the United States. (WI,AL,GA,MN,OR,KT,UT,CO,TX,CA & Canada to name a few) You can be sure your puppy has been well taken care of and interacted with.
We use Coefficient Calculations dogs to further protect our puppies from the risk of genetic health illnesses.
We carefully study which pairs of our dogs to breed. DNA tests of our puppies have shown this.While it is good to test for the 6 most common; tracking the health over a long period of time is of most importance. Our adult dogs are on the bottom of this page. We have over 400 happy owners, keep in contact with many of them from all over the United States, spanning over 20yrs. Many people have up 2,3 and 4 of our dogs.
I am happy to say that I have been the Vice president of the National Rat Terrier Association since 2014 helping the association to be the best Rat Terrier registry.

Video's of our dogs: http://www.youtube.com/gemsrats

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Our puppies have been taught the basic understanding of the words "No", "Come Here", "Good dog", "Do you want water?", "Do you want to eat?", "Do you want to go out?", "Wait" and "Goodnight". They are also paper trained. Some say rat terriers are a best-kept secret. They are fun loving, loyal and intelligent dogs and are easily trained. They are always ready to play, love attention and can be very funny. They can get spurts of energy we call "Zoomies", then lay around and watch TV with you. They make loving companions.

Carrie Underwood, Shirley MacLain, and Lou Reed & Laurrie Anderson (Contacted us for a movie) are among Rat Terrier owners. We were also contacted by Animal planet for a video "Too Cute" for a segment on their show.

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