Thank you for your interest in our Terriers.
We do have a waiting list, however the quality of the home always outweighs the order in which I receive inquiries, and I will give preference to families that have had Terriers
Our Terriers are CKC registered and are from health tested parents.
Being a small hobby breeder, I usually only have two or three litters a year and the average Norwich litter is only two or three puppies. Like most Norwich breeders we do have quite a long waiting list.
Our list is shorter for the Russell terriers, but still averages 6 months wait.
My next planned litter will be in about 6 months. If you would like to be added to our waiting list I can do that and then the best thing is to contact me every few months to let me know if you are still interested. It’s a long time to wait for a puppy and most people will have found a suitable puppy before I have one available. People who remain in contact with me are far more likely to receive a puppy as it’s not possible for me to keep in touch with everyone who sends me back a questionnaire. Our Norwich Terrier puppies are $4000 plus applicable taxes and will have all their registration documentation provided within a reasonable time and will have all their age appropriate vaccinations.
Russell Terrier puppies are 2500.00 plus applicable taxes.
If you are interested in a Russell Terrier puppy from my breeding program, please answer the questions below in your next email and return it to me. The questions are appropriate for both breeds.”
Due to the new social distancing and safety restrictions, breeders have been utilizing a variety of safe ways to communicate with puppy buyers such as social media and video conferencing. Prospective puppy buyers can expect that their initial meeting with a breeder may look a little different during the pandemic as breeders use technology to introduce their dogs and showcase where their puppies are raised. We encourage prospective puppy buyers to be mindful of this during their puppy search, and to embrace this new approach
We cannot allow in home visits now until you have been approved for a puppy and that puppy is at least 8 weeks of age. Earlier visits are too stressful for the moms and a danger to young puppies as we don’t know what outside germs you might be bringing in , and of course with Covid restrictions we can’t have people in our home, and that is where puppies are raised.
Because of the number of inquiries we get every year (more than 500 in 2020) it’s impossible for me to keep in contact with everyone who has returned a questionnaire. Those who keep in touch with me are more likely to receive a puppy, so feel free to email me every couple of months. The average wait for a Norwich puppy is a year, for the Russells, 6 months
Please tell us a little about yourself -
Tell me about other dogs you have had or have now
How did you hear about our Norwich / Russell Terriers:
Are you looking for a male or female puppy, and is this a preference or your only choice (Norwich have small litters, so harder to "order" a particular sex or colour):
Do you have young children in the home? Norwich /Russell Terriers are strong little terriers, but can be injured by rough play when young, and puppies may see running little children as prey.
Do you have other pets in the house? Norwich /Russell puppies may chase cats and see small rodents as prey (they were originally bred to rid property of vermin). They can be fine with other small pets as long as they are properly introduced.
Do you have a securely fenced yard or safe place for your puppy to exercise? Norwich /Russells can be diggers as well, so you need to watch for escape holes. They can eventually be great off lead with lots of patience and training, but they are terriers and never 100% reliable if they cross paths with a bunny or squirrel
Will there be someone at home for a good part of the day? Puppies require a lot of time initially to ensure the will be good canine citizens when they grow up.
Are you aware that Terriers need hand stripping to maintain their coats in tidy condition, and may need professional grooming 3-4 times a year?
Are you a very active family? Norwich are generally not lovers of high energy exercise, a long walk on lead will usually satisfy them for the day. If you want a dog to jog alongside or participate in strenuous hikes, a Norwich may not be able to keep up, even though they will try. Russell Terriers are better suited to active families, their longer legs and lighter bodies allow for more strenuous activity.
Although less “Terrier” than some other breeds, Russell and Norwich puppies are still typical puppies that require lots of patience and training to create great canine citizens. They can be impulsive and stubborn. Taking on a puppy of any breed is a major commitment of time and dedication.
If you are expecting a quiet ,well behaved , well trained puppy at four or five months of age, a puppy may not be the best choice for your family. Before they grow into that perfect adult you expect they will require much patience and understanding of the stages they go through. Puppies will cry, chew and chase everything that moves. They may howl in the night and try to bite the hand that feeds them with their needle sharp baby teeth.
Raising a puppy is a lot of work and should not be taken on without a lot of careful thought terriers are generally very smart and they will try their best to manipulate you into doing things their way!
If you have any questions for us at this time, we will be happy to give you as much information as possible.
Would you like to be added to our "puppy list" We do not take deposits until puppies are three weeks old.
Thank you so much for your interest in our amazing Terriers!
We are a small hobby breeder located on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. We're proud of our dogs' accomplishments and love to show, but first and foremost they are loved members of our family. Our goal is to occasionally produce healthy, well adjusted puppies that will be great fun companions, as well as great representatives of their breed. Norwich Terriers are one of the smallest of the Terrier breeds, generally no more than 10" (25.5cm) at the shoulder and around 12 pounds (5.45 Kg), but they have big terrier personalities. Fun to live with, they are generally good with other dogs and family pets, providing they have been properly introduced. They are loyal, sturdy and affectionate.
We have recently added a new breed to our home! we now have Russell Terriers as part of our family as well. These beautiful little dogs have been selectively bred to retain the adorable look of the Jack Russell Terriers but without as much drive and energy. They are also small dogs, between 10 and 12 inches and about 11 - 13 pounds on average. We are truly smitten with the breed and look forward to our first litters this spring.
We hope you enjoy meeting our canine kids.
CANADIAN/AMERICAN CHAMPION Amblegreen Rickard's Red, " Ricky "Bred by Heather and Geoff Tomlins, owned , loved and shown by myself. Ricky was the number 1 Norwich Terrier in Canada in 2010.
Ricky is now retired. he is passing the torch onto his young Grandson and we are very excited for the future
Zina was our first of several beautiful girls. Imported from Germany and bred by Regina Waskawitz. Co Owned with Leandra Little, Zina was loved and shown by myself, Zina is also major pointed in the US, but she has now retired to a life of leisure and pampering
The Russell Terrier originated in England but was developed as a separate breed in Australia. The Russells are full of life and confident little terriers but are equally happy on your couch or on the farm, they just need a moderate amount of exercise to be content. They are loyal and real people pleasers
Although Russell Terriers are affectionate and loving, they are still terriers. They can be stubborn and opinionated and especially as puppies they can be bold , bitey and belligerent, lol. Terriers are not for everyone! They are very intelligent and respond best to structure. They will quickly learn to manipulate you if allowed. They are super fun , friendly and loyal dogs if you are willing to put the time into creating great canine citizens.
Duncan, Vanouver Island, BC - Canada