EMBARK DNA TESTING IS DONE ON 16 DOGS!
ALL BREEDING DOGS ARE CLEAR OF PRT AND RT-SPECIFIC TESTS!

WE HAVE NEW PUPPIES!
If you want to be considered for a puppy, complete an application (upper left-hand corner) and email it to me.

We have a PRT Litter with 2 boys (available) and 1 girl (reserved) born March 18: Dakota x Vance
Price is $2,000 (no breeding rights; to be spayed/neutered)
(includes AKC registration, certificate, pedigree, BAER test, shots/dewormings)
Short video taken 4/7/2020
FB post with pictures dated March 28, 2020
FB post with pictures dated March 22, 2020
FB post with pictures dated March 18, 2020

RT Litter of 2 boys and 3 girls born March 21: Star x Jolly
Price is $2,000 (no breeding rights; to be spayed/neutered)
(includes AKC registration, certificate, pedigree, BAER test, shots/dewormings)
Video of Girl 3 (available) dated 4/7/2020
Video of Girl 1 (reserved) dated 4/7/2020
Video of Girl 2 (reserved) dated 4/7/2020
Video of Boy 1 (reserved) dated 4/7/2020
Video of Boy 2 (reserved) dated 4/7/2020
FB post with pictures dated March 29, 2020
FB post with video dated March 21, 2020

UPCOMING LITTERS:
PRT Litter due April 16: Pauley x Vance
RT Litter due May 11: Lorie x Krosh

PLANNED PRT LITTERS LATER IN 2020
Annie x Tony
Delilah x Vance

PLANNED RT LITTERS LATER IN 2020
Foxy x Jolly
Kitty x Krosh
Hero x CeeLo

PRICES INCREASE IN 2020
(includes AKC registration & 3-gen pedigree,
BAER hearing test & puppy exam,
ISO microchip & registration with AKC Reunite for life,
2-4 puppy shots & dewormings depending on when puppy leaves)
Pets (no breeding rights, but can be shown):
$2,000-$3,000 either sex

Show prospects (with breeding rights):
$4,000-$5,000 either sex (in United States)
$5,000 & up either sex (outside United States)

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, Russell Terriers, and Labrador Retrievers
located in Aguanga, CA (east of Temecula)
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Updated 4/8/2020
Annette Gilliam, Owner
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