My husband, 3 children and dogs, cows and horses live in Southeastern
Idaho, where we can breath clean air and look out our window and see the beautiful Teton Mountain range. My husband is a rancher/farmer,
as were many generations before him. I am the extra hand/cook/go-pher/driver whatever-I-can-do person. Our kids help
all they can, even though they are still young and sometimes have a hard time seeing over the steering wheels, reaching the
clutch or keeping the cows going in the right direction. Cache and BaLei can operate most of the equipment, they are good
helpers! Paige Victoria (Boots as we call her) joined our family November 4th, 2008. I quit my office job to stay home with
my family in 2004. Besides helping my husband and raising the kids, I raise and sell calves or buy/sell heifers as my
main "job". This is what supports my dog habit! This is the best job I've ever had as I am an outside girl!!
I enjoy the individuality of animals, whether they are large or small. We enjoy having pups, watching them grow and develop,
and of course showing them off. I enjoy getting to visit with people and brag up my babies. Whenever friends have pups, of
course we have to go see them! And, I enjoy getting updates on the puppies whenever it's possible. I am very pleased
with the dogs I have purchased over time, to start my own line with. I feel that the 2-4 litters we get each year
are well worth the work and sacrifice that goes into them. I am pleased to offer a quality pup that is within the AKC standard, at
an affordable price, to the right families.
I have added a second breed, Norwich
Terriers. They are perfect with our schnauzers and it's been a lot of fun to watch the two breeds interact. Norwich
Terriers are smaller, and have smaller litters, usually 2-3, so having a Norwich litter around the same time as a Schnauzer
litter is not a problem.
Please understand I do not breed for a profit. My tax
man laughs every year as I have yet to make a "profit" on my dogs, he thinks I'm doing it the wrong way! The
money from my pups, goes towards the care and maintenance of my adults, the costs incurred in the process of raising the pups,
new toys, new clothes (for the dogs), any new breeding/show dogs I may purchase, and of course the show bills!!!
I could breed every single one of my girls starting at 6 months of age, every heat cycle, keep breeding them until they can't
produce pups anymore, not show, purchase lesser quality dogs to add to my breeding program (or better yet, keep most of my
own girls!) and THEN I would make money, that would also make me a puppymill or backyard breeder. That goes completely
against my character, I know how miserable it is to be pregnate, so I won't do that to my girls every 6 months, nor
will I buy a dog just because the price is cheap and can reproduce. Dogs deserve more of a life than reproducing pups every
couple of months, only to get those pups weaned and turn around and be bred again. There are breeders out there that will
tell you it's "better" for their health, that's what the wild canine do. I've even had a breeder try
to talk me into that! That may or may not be, however, I will not do that. When my girls are retired, or if I decide not to
breed them at all, if they are not staying here with us, I will rehome them after they are altered. Some breeders either
euthanize their breeding dogs or take them to the vet, pay for the spay/nueter and have the vet find them a home, they
don't know/don't care where they end up at. The breeders that are out there not showing their dogs (yet
they claim to have show quality), the breeders that have multiple litters due each month, that have a bunch of breeding
bitches, and that sell full registration to whomever has the money to pay their inflated price, they are only doing it for
the money. Did you know there are alot of breeders that supervise the whelping of their pups only with cameras??? I can't
imagine missing the birth of my puppies, or watching it on a video screen! When we have pups due, I am home, for 2 weeks,
a week before the pups are due, and a week after they are born, they are not left unattended. My husband knows when my babies
are due, he needs to find someone else to help him for that time. It is my choice to sell only limited registration.
I am happiest when my babies are in pet homes, where I do not have to worry about them, I know they are loved and taken care