IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT US
TRACEY OWENS, 201 SIMSTOWN RD, EVENING SHADE, AR 72532 ** Dennis and I have been married since 1993. Between us we have 4 kids and 11 grandkids!! My son is disabled Army, my son in law is active duty Air Force. Each have seen many tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, etc... serving our country. We're very proud of them! We have a family big into military and police work.
We live on 30 wooded acres in the Ozark Foothills of Northeast Arkansas, our house overlooks the scenic Strawberry River just north of Evening Shade. It's a great place to vacation while picking up your puppy! Lots of antique & craft malls within thirty miles on either side of us, lots of clear lakes and rivers for water sports and fishing, lots of woods for deer hunting, etc.. The Strawberry River below our home is a really fun shallow river great for swimming, tubing, canoeing, and fishing! We'd be glad to show you around if we are able!
I raised a few litters of pups from my pets off and on for over 20 years while holding down full time office jobs in a factory and several banks. We found westies around 1996. I finally quit my job at the bank back in the late 90's, and have been raising dogs full time ever since. We showed papillons and westies in AKC conformation for awhile, but showing was not for us. I still sell for pet or show, because our dogs are out of exceptional champion lines and we have several finished champions. We just retired from westies and just raise chihuahuas and toy fox terriers. Our housepets are two mastiffs and three chihuahuas.
Our "puppy nursery" is a large converted walk-in closet and bathroom off the ground level master bedroom (our dogs have the master suite, we sleep in the loft! The kennel is a small heated/cooled building with inside/outside runs on concrete.
REGISTRATION: Our breeding dogs are all AKC registered. Our dogs are from excellant champion bloodlines, most of our studs are AKC champions. WE DO NOT SELL TO PET SHOPS, DOG BROKERS, ETC....
GENETIC TESTING: Our dogs have general health and patella's vet checked prior to breeding. Our stud males are all DNA tested in complaince with AKC rules. Any dog found to have any heriditary defect is immediately retired from our breeding program. Our Toy Fox Terriers either come from fully tested stock or have been tested for the three main tft genetic diseases in TFT's. **** We're inspected by AKC usually every 18 months, we have always been found in compliance with their rules. If you need to check on us, you can call AKC or I'll send a copy of our akc compliance reports..
I prefer to let dogs be dogs and run as much as possible on the ground. Our little dogs have a kennel building with heat and air, and inside/outside runs. *** Our puppies are born and raised in the house. All expectant dams are brought into the house 2-3 weeks prior to delivery and stay near me until the puppies are born (sleeping in their crate next to my bed, etc...). About five days after birth, dam and pups are moved into the nursery (AKA our master suite walk in closet).
SHOTS: We worm pups every two weeks and give our own shots (Neopar and Nobivak recommended by our vet), at 5, 7, 10, and 14 weeks. Rabies is to be given by the your vet at three months of age.
MICROCHIPS: We offer to microchip our pups and WE personally register each pup's chip in their new owner's name, with AKC REUNITE lifetime registration, the fee is $25 to cover everything. It is optional and you need to ask for it.
All my puppies are on NUVET PET VITAMINS, order at this link. http://www.nuvet.com/45641
We feed Pawtree dog food. Please make sure to have a bag on hand for you puppy before taking puppy home, rehoming is a very stressful time and we want our babies to be kept on their food for at least a few weeks post sale! www.pawtree.com/strawberryriverkennel
READ THE INGREDIENTS LABEL!! Make sure first ingredient is meat or meat meal. PLEASE DO NOT FEED YOUR PUPPY A LOT OF INFERIOR COMMERCIALLY MADE DOG TREATS. IF YOU WANT TO TREAT A DOG, buy the best from PawTree or give them homemade dried liver treats, baby carrots, or dehydrated sweet potato chips.... My dogs even like turnips, apples, peaches, watermelon, etc..