EMBARK DNA TESTING IS DONE ON 16 DOGS!

ALL BREEDING DOGS ARE CLEAR OF PRT AND RT-SPECIFIC TESTS!

WAITING LIST STATUS

UPCOMING PARSON RUSSELL TERRIER LITTERS:
Litter due August 8, 2020:  Annie x Tony
Price:  $2,000 (to those with rollover deposits from Delilah's litter)
(normal price is $2,500 because Tony is Best-in-Show winning Parson)
Litter due October 1, 2020:  Dakota x Vance Price: $2,000

UPCOMING RUSSELL TERRIER LITTERS:
​Litter due August 16, 2020:  Foxy x Jolly  Price: $2,000
Litter due September 30, 2020:  ​Kitty x Krosh Price: $2,000 
(1 deposit specifically on this litter)

PLANNED PARSON RUSSELL TERRIER LITTERS:
Paulie x Vance (Paulie due in heat late-August)
Ella x Vance (Ella will be bred after October 2020)

OTHER FUTURE 2020 RUSSELL TERRIER LITTERS PLANNED:
Hero x Eddie
Lorie x Krosh


PURCHASE PRICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
(i) AKC registration, 
(ii) AKC official certified pedigree, 
(iii) 15-digit ISO microchip, 
(iv) registration of microchip with AKC Reunite for life, 
(v) two (2) Nobivac Canine-1 DAPPv shots by Merck, 
(vi) two (2) dewormings with Pyrantel Pamoate against parasites, 
(vii) two (2) treatments of Toltrazuril against coccidia, and 
(viii) a well-puppy checkup by my vet at Butterfield Animal Hospital in Temecula, CA

2020 GENERAL PRICING​ AND DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS
Pets (no breeding rights, but can be shown):  $2,000-$3,000 depending on parents
​If you want to be considered for a puppy, send me a completed 2020 NEW WORD Application Form (upper left-hand corner) and I will notify you if you are acceptable and are on my basic waiting list.  If you want to move up the list for a puppy to the priority waiting list, send me a $500 non-refundable* deposit.to my Chase Bank account by a Zelle transfer using my banking email address of AnnetteGilliam47@gmail.com.   

Priority waiting list is based on date I receive a deposit, and basic waiting list is based on the date I receive an application.  A non-refundable deposit assures a higher level of commitment on both the breeder's and the buyer's side. Do not submit one if you are not committed to taking a puppy from me when one becomes available in the breed and sex you desire, which may take several months. I want to avoid buyers who submit deposits and then demand refunds when they find a cheaper puppy or find one sooner. I base my breeding plans on who wants puppies. If you find another puppy elsewhere, the forfeited deposit compensates me for my time in reviewing applications, taking phone calls, having people visit my home, and emailing back and forth. Depending on how many puppies are born in an upcoming litter, your deposit will automatically roll over to the next litter that is born, etc.

* Upon request, I will make an exception to the rule and refund your deposit if I do not offer to commit a puppy to you within one year of receipt. Since heat cycles are hard to predict, gestation is 9 weeks, and puppies cannot leave until 9 weeks of age, it can take a year to get a suitable puppy from me.

ABOUT BLOSSOM VALLEY KENNEL
I started showing and breeding dogs in 1998 when I moved to an area of East San Diego County called Blossom Valley.  I had a large almost-12-acre piece of land that I purchased in 1987 and I had always wanted to design and build my own "dream" house.  When I was working on that project, I attended a local Gold Coast Miniature Horse Club show in Lakeside, CA and was amazed at the miniature horses I saw there.  It was Mother's Day 1997.  A club member referred me to a breeder named Kasey Mando of Arabay Ranch and Ultra Quest Show Dogs.  I drove to Kasey's that day and bought my own 4-month-old miniature horse whom I named Arabay's Captain Azule ("Blue").  Later, I bought 3 Labs from Kasey and eventually Jack Russell Terriers (now called Parson Russell Terriers).  Kasey is the person who started taking me to horse shows and dog shows.  Kasey is still around and still gives advice when needed.  

Blossom Valley Ranch and Blossom Valley Kennel originated at that time on that property in San Diego county, California, east of El Cajon and west of Alpine.  I had a 140-mile one-way commute to work that became longer as the years passed, so eventually in 2010 I moved to Aguanga, California, east of Temecula, California and Interstate 15, which is in Riverside county, California.  My one-way commute to Rosemead to work at Southern California Edison Company became shorter as the distance was reduced to 100 miles each way.  When it became a 3-hour commute each way in 2013, I decided to retire. My last day at Edison was September 30, 2013.  RETIREMENT IS BETTER!

I now live on a 4.8 acre parcel with my dogs, alpacas, pygmy goats, mini horses, miniature donkey, Arab mare and peacocks. My dogs go out into dog runs during the day and sleep inside at night. Dogs are supposed to be loved and raised in homes where they are properly socialized and given hours to be outside in the sun to play. I try to minimize genetic health defects in my puppies by doing as much genetic/health testing that is financially possible. Now we have Embark which tests for almost 200 genetic diseases with one cheek swab!  WOW!  

Many Breeders tell people that they have no genetic/health defects in their lines, but most of those people are lying. Over the years, many people have called me for advice because I am an attorney, so I know where many skeletons are buried.  Some breeders are producing Degenerative Ask them what tests they have done on puppy parents and if they submit the results to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. If they do no testing or tell you that they do not need to do any testing because they have no problems, RUN from them. Every dog has at least one health or genetic problem because NO DOG IS PERFECT. Every breeder has had one problem or another over the years. Look up their kennel name on the OFA website to see if they test. We can only attempt to minimize the problems that can pop up in our puppies.

No buyer should buy a dog from a "puppy farm" or "puppy mill" -- the terms are different, but they are essentially the same. They keep their adult dogs in cages in buildings, where the dogs are kept on wire floors so the pee and poop go through and they can scoop the mess out from a small area below the cage. The United States Department of Agriculture permits such atrocious practices! They do not require that the puppy farms or puppy mills let their dogs outside to run and play. 

Some breeders hide their dogs to avoid licensing laws and keep their dogs in wire or plastic dog crates inside and only let the city or county limit outside at any point in time to potty. One such local breeder is reputed to have 30-40 dogs in crates but only let 6 outside at any time to potty. What kind of life is that? Beware if a breeder refuses to let you see where their adults and puppies live. If a breeder wants to meet you in a parking lot or at their vet, run fast! They are hiding the way they keep their dogs. An honest and ethical breeder will welcome you to visit their home to see how they and their dogs live. Just because a breeder brags of show wins does not mean they keep their dogs in a good environment. Ask to visit and see what they say.  If they make excuses why you cannot visit their home and where the dogs live, RUN FROM THEM!

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Blossom Valley Kennel
Parson Russell Terriers and (Jack) Russell Terriers
located in Aguanga, CA
east of Temecula, CA
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Updated 7/30/2020
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