"Puppies with a future - from dogs with a past!"
PRICE, POLICY, GUARANTEE
How much does a Toy Fox Terrier puppy or retired show dog cost? Are pups available or do I have to wait? What about health guarantees?
It all depends on the breeder but let me ask you something. Do you want a distinctive companion, a forgiving friend who listens, understands you and never borrows money? Probably not enough money in the world to buy that - unless we're talking about a dog!!! That's why they're called Man's Best Friend.
So what's the price of a Toy Fox Terrier?
Maybe you don't have time for the show ring, you just want the best personal companion, one who is welcome everywhere, doesn't eat crackers in bed, and is the ultimate conversation opener? Well, I have eight of those! A breeder-friend laughed, said "that's one for every decade." I flunked math... took me a minute to get it.
But here's the thing, O'BJ puppies are out of generations of my top AKC winners. That means outstandingly sound minds and correct conformation publically proven and awarded under the AKC Breed Standard.
Puppy mill produce is cheap but if you want a well-bred, lovingly reared, socialed, genetically healthy dog, keep reading. You can expect to spend at least $1800 for a well-bred Toy Fox Terrier puppy from any reputable breeder. Whether you only want a healthy family pet or you also plan to show in Conformation, Obedience, or Performance sports, you want a carefully planned and lovingly nurtured puppy.
If you've given this a lot of thought and want to add an O'BJ Toy Fox Terrier to your family, here's how that happens. We do the Questionnaire thing, you make your $200 deposit, we watch the babies develop (I send you puppy pictures as they progress) then you choose your new best friend in the order in which your deposit was recieved. You come at 8 to 9 weeks to visit and pick up your puppy.
I do not ship but you can fly in to Charlotte International, make the 50 minute drive to Rutherfordton and fly back with your V.I.P. (Very Important Puppy!) in cabin.
Guarantees. Every puppy is born in my bedroom or office, depending on whether I'm sleeping or working. They are reared according to 52 years of proprietary methods that insure optimum physical and mental development.
My guarantee exceeds that of a $70,000 automobile because a well-bred puppy is worth more and lasts a whole lot longer! I guarantee your Toy Fox Terrier will grow up strong, healthy, and handsome. If you have bought a show dog, I also guarantee it can attain an AKC championship and reproduce.
How Are My Toy Fox Terrier Puppies Raised? They are born in my bedroom or den. At 21 days, when the dam would be returning from the hunt with a belly full of meat, my puppies get their first taste of raw meat (venison or beef) hand fed while in my lap. While I balk at regurgitating partially digested meat for them (that is their mother's job) their first solid food is what nature intended for a carnivore. I gradually introduce goat's milk, eggs, boiled chicken, vegetables, fruits and a bedtime snack of cottage cheese and buttermilk. They get raw beef bones for teething, and by 6 weeks, a small amount of kibble.
The Dog Room is a pass-through between my den and the home-based web publishing office. It is the pathway of daily activity so they are fussed over by staff, sales, and service people. When nothing's going on, the dogs sun bathe on their outside hammocks or in winter, they curl up in custom made beds on radiant-heat ceramic floors.
All 8 of my dogs share house time and "Toy Fox Terriers O'BJ" run and play together in a half-acre carefully tended Bermuda grass paddock in clean mountain air.
No, we don't rent rooms but we are the best dog-gone Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina!
When Do I Get To Choose My Puppy? If you are on my deposit list, I send you lots'a photos, from the first week and every couple of weeks thereafter. I describe each puppy's personality and character as they develop and by the 7th week, I'm comfortable pricing them. Then, depending on the order in which your deposit was recieved, you will choose your puppy and start making travel arrangements!
When Can I Come Get My Puppy? Rarely before 9 weeks. Pet or Show, every O'BJ puppy must learn the social skills only a good mother dog can teach. Play manners, pecking order, and "pack" interaction insures a better adjusted companion that gets along well with children and other pets. Having been taught by his dam, he will understand the limits you impose. Hopefully, there will be limits.
What Will I Need Before Puppy Comes Home? I send you a "pre-puppy" checklist so you know what to have on hand, where to get it, and what to feed. I provide lifetime support because when I hold a just-born puppy, I am responsible for his future. You also get a Care Package©1998 of detailed information available only to O'BJ owners. Yeah, you own me too...
Can My Toy Fox Terrier Be Shipped? I have flown Akita puppies to four continents but I just don't ship nowadays. You can fly in to Charlotte International, rent a car and come meet me and my 8 dogs. Or if you have time, make it a twofer - come to the most-visited national park in America, check out the gambling casinos in the Cherokee Reservation, sight-see Grandfather Mountian and the mile-high swinging bridge, etc. and pick up your puppy when ready to go home.
A Word About Showing. We love to share in your fun but I don't push anyone to show. Another champion to my credit doesn't matter. I've bred over 305 AKC Champions and established a lot of AKC records, including one that will stand for 100 years: Breeder of the Best Male and the Best Female Akita in the historical 1984 AKC Centennial All Breeds Show! If we need another ego boost, we'll ask for your help in 2084. Just kidding but we have set over a dozen All-Time AKC records in Akitas, Mini-Bulls and now, Toy Fox Terriers.
If you want top quality but don't plan to show or breed, that's okay. We just want you to enjoy your Toy Fox Terrier with no pressure from a breeder. We have friends who collect classic cars because they love having them in the garage. I'm equally as happy with a classic dog curled in my lap. And why not? Can a painting hug you back??!! Does a statue follow your every step? Most people only wear their precious jewels on special occasions. I delight in mine every day!
So whether he's going to be your personal companion or wow 'em in the show ring, an O'BJ Toy Fox Terrier has "credentials". My puppies (like AKC record setter Ch. Hugely) are created through decades of attention to detail. If you're debating between a show quality puppy or a family pet, see Why We Show Pets. And no matter where you get your next best friend, check out The Breeder's Pedigree.
If you've given this a lot of thought and want to add an O'BJ Toy Fox Terrier to your family, you can skip the other tabs for now and go directly to Heart's Puppies by Rolex born 7/8/20, but I hope you'll read the Puppies-Now page first..
Puppies are due first week in November! Call (828) 286-9945 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST or email me for availability. Puppies are reserved by deposit. See Sucha's page, bred to Noble, see Ima's page, also bred to Noble and Header's page, who was bred to Knighter. Ima and Header are the last Hugely daughters.