FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions


q. I just want a pet, why should I worry about bloodlines and Champions?

a. Even though 99% of our new families are adopting puppies as beloved family members, we are concerned with the quality of the dogs they are adopting. A breeder that is showing in AKC and is concerned with conformation, bloodlines, champions and such, will typically be more concerned overall with the dogs and their wellbeing. Generally, these breeders are more concerned with avoiding breed weaknesses and are breeding for stronger healthier traits.

Champion bloodlines produce better puppies! A well-kept and well-bred dog will live longer, be healthier, have a better temperament, and will make a better all-around companion. Our concern for bloodlines, health, and longevity gives our adoptive families the confidence that our puppies’ parents are high quality Boston terriers that pass good traits on to their young.

q. Will you hold a puppy and what is your deposit?

a. We require a deposit of half down and the balance at delivery, or 5 days before flight. For puppies that are held past 8 weeks of age, the final payment must be made by 10 weeks of age. If necessary, we may accept a smaller down payment or allow three payments if that is helpful.

q. Are your dogs registered and will my puppy be registered?

a. Yes. All of our Boston terriers are AKC (American Kennel Club) registered. AKC, the premier purebred dog registry, is not only the oldest, but also holds very high standards and even provides services for non-purebred dogs. Each puppy is AKC registered along with its littermates.  In order for the puppy’s individual registration to be finalized, the papers go to the new owner who must send them in with their information, including the puppy’s name choice. These papers are provided to the adoptive family as soon as proof of spay/neuter is sent to us. With the owner’s permission, we can call the veterinarian for verification of the surgery and then expedite the paperwork. A Boston terrier adopted as an adult would come with his/her papers once he/she is neutered/spayed. Another exception is if a puppy is qualified and adopted on a Show/Breeding Contract.

q. How are your puppies different from others? How are they raised?

a. Our goal is to raise the absolute best Boston terrier puppies available. We are not a kennel, nor do we have a dog room, dog runs, or a building out back for our dogs. Our Boston terriers live in our home and have access to our half-acre fenced back yard. They sleep with our kids and are true family members. I am a stay at home mom with three children still at home so we spend lots of time with our Bostons and our puppies are VERY well socialized along the way. Also we potty train our puppies until they are adopted. This makes completing his/her house training so much easier for the new family!

Our adults are chosen and raised with super personality, excellent markings, and exceptional health/longevity in mind. The AKC is our standard and 100% of our puppies are champion bloodline, many have dual champion lines (champions on both sire and dam side). In addition, we hope to be in the show ring within the next few years, depending on how life goes.

As time permits, I do research to insure that we are doing our best to raise our Bostons.  This research is then put into daily practice. Because of my findings, we now feed a natural home-prepared diet, have adopted our local holistic veterinarian’s vaccination schedule (of not over-vaccinating), recommend delayed spay/neuter, and raise our puppies from birth like many police/rescue dogs are raised – by using the Super Dog Method (early neurological stimulation). Each of these methods of raising/training has shown to dramatically increase lifespan and produce better puppies. Potentially, from what I have read, just doing these things can increase the average longevity of a small breed dog by 4-8 years, making his/her potential lifespan in the 18-22 year range!

q. Do you sell on a Show/open contract?

a. Not at this time.


q. What do you provide with the puppy?

a. Our provision starts before you receive your puppy. Not only do we raise our Boston terrier puppies to the highest standards, but before a puppy goes home, I also send the information to help the new family make informed decisions about their puppy’s health and successful transitioning into the family/home. Updated pictures are sent until the puppy leaves our care.

In addition to the information, each puppy is current on his vet care and has recently been vet checked before delivery. We also provide a folder with some paperwork. Some of this may be emailed ahead of time but includes the Health Certificate from our vet, Health Guarantee & Agreement, & Health Record.  All of our babies come with a Health Certificate from our vet but a puppy that flies to his/her new family will also come with a travel crate. After you welcome your puppy home, I am also available to answer questions or offer suggestions to help if needed. We do like to stay in touch with our adoptive families so that we know that our puppies grow into healthy adults. This helps us insure that our adults are producing excellent offspring.


q. Do you use a contract?

a. Yes. Each puppy comes with a Health Guarantee and Agreement ‘Contract’. Our Boston terrier puppies are adopted with 2 health guarantees. He/she is guaranteed to be healthy at time of delivery and has recently been checked by our vet and given a Health Certificate.  He/she  is automatically guaranteed until 6 months of age, to be free from genetic health issues that would make him/her less than pet quality. An additional 2 1/2 years of protection (until 3 years of age) is added for those families who will keep the puppy on our Longevity Supplement, NuVet.  All of this is provided in writing and we both, breeder and new owner, sign the Health Guarantee.