What we do and don't do in relation to our Puppies
Puppies leave our care current on SHOTS and WORMED.
Puppies will have puppy papers for registration unless stated otherwise.
Tails are docked at 2 days of age as well as dewclaws removed.
We can leave tail and/or dewclaws by prepaid Reservation.
We do NOT crop ears.
4. MICRO-CHIP: We micro-chip all of our puppies PRIOR to leaving our care - No Exceptions.
If you are against micro-chipping then you will need to find another breeder to purchase from.
Our micro-chips are registered to us. We will give the buyer a form so they can ADD themselves
to the Micro-chip data-base as Primary Contact if they so wish. Cost of adding your name to the
Registry Micro-chip Data-base is a one-time fee of $19.95 which is buyers cost.
We give a 72 hour well puppy check up guarantee.
Puppy buyer has the option of having a well-puppy check-up guarantee by a licensed vet
withing 72 hours of leaving our care.
If for any unforseen reason the puppy flunks the Well-Puppy Check-Up the Breeder
will replace the puppy with another puppy of same breed, gender and price as one
We do however ask that if for any unforseen circumstance a puppy purchased from us has
any diagnosed genetic issue during its lifetime that we be notified.
We are NOT responsible for any Medical/Vet/Med expense once puppy leaves our care.
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~~~ IMPORTANT ~~~
Puppies are susceptible to Bacteria, Virus and Stress.
Puppies should be taken from the Breeder straight to your home and remain
Isolated to your home and immediately family until after it's 3rd round of shots.
A puppies immunity does not exist until it has received its full 3 round of shots.
Puppies are easily stressed and can become ill.
We recommend Honey Nut Cheerios as treats especially with Yorkies.
We also recommend Cottage Cheese and/or Plain Yogurt as a side dish with meals.
Once a puppy leaves our care we can no longer access its issues should it develop any.
We strongly recommend that you have a Vet which you have a strong relationship with
to be able to call or get immediate attention for any puppy not adjusting well.
The Shot record we give you should be copied and a copy given to your Vet.
Please do NOT allow your Vet to give needless Vaccinations as this could cause Immune Issues.
Occasionally puppies become depressed from leaving Mom, Siblings and an
environment they have known their whole lives and refuse to eat and/or drink.
This is a dire situation and new owner must be prepared to take the responsibility
and time to work with puppy or get it to a Vet.
Small puppies can become lethargic and/or hypoglycemic when not eating especially
the smaller ones and Yorkie puppies are known for stress related hypoglycemia
from not adequately eating to keep their blood sugar up.
Purchasing 2 puppies to raise together helps reduce the stress.
We do give discounts for multiple puppy purchases.
Puppies MUST HAVE REASONABLE REST periods.
Small children should always be supervised when around a puppy and taught responsible
ownership and handling skills.
~~~ FOOD ~~~
Our puppies are fed DRY free-choice Purina "EXCLUSIVE" Formula.
We do send home a sample pack for our puppy buyers to use to switch to whatever food they plan to use.
In addition to the free-choice food they will be eating Pedigree Canned Chopped Beef
3-4 times a day with a side dish of Cottage Cheese and/or Yogurt.
I've included a pic of both so you'll know exactly what we feed.
Please be advised that any sudden change in diet can cause digestive upset.
~~~ Pick-Up ~ Delivery ~ Meet-Up ~ Shipping ~~~
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Pick Up: Puppies can be picked up in Texarkana Arkansas/Texas.
A. All puppies must be picked up within our Time Frames.
Please do not purchase a puppy if you can not arrange your schedule to meet ours.
1. Any buyers puppy (*ies) not picked up on our scheduled pick up date will be charged
an additional $25.00 per puppy per day hold over fee up to 5 days unless previous agreed upon arrangements have been made. All extra fees will be required to be paid prior to puppy being released. After 5 days the puppy will be considered to be forfeited and placed back up for sale and any monies already paid will be forfeited.
2. We DO NOT HOLD puppies without a RESERVATION Fee
unless puppy is being picked up within 72 hours of reserving.
Delivery: We do not offer *to home* Delivery Services.
Meet-Up: We have specific meeting points to meet a Puppy Buyer.
We bring only the puppy being purchased via appointment only.
Our meeting points are:
Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Shipping: We do not offer Shipping Services.
A buyer at their own discretion, responsibility and expense may hire:
1. A flight Nanny(*we will meet a Nanny or Buyer at the Shreveport, LA. airport)
* under extenuating circumstances we can meet at:
A. Little Rock, AR. airport for a $150.00 additional fee.
B. Dallas, Texas airport for a $350.00 additional fee.
2. Ground Transport. (*we will meet a transporter along a major highway in Texarkana.)
~~~ PICTURES - VIdeos - FaceTime - Video Chat ~~~
The Pictures we have posted are the most current pics we have.
We would love to be able to take pics daily but I run a full scale farm and my
husband works a 40 plus hour a week job.
I do not take additional pictures on inquiries.
AS I take pics they will be posted on my website.
I try to get pics weekly of Buyers puppies but that is not always possible.
I do not take requested specialty pics such as in a certain pose, with objects ... etc.
I do NOT Video Chat, FaceTime or take Puppy Videos.
I'm old school - raising Quality Puppies as a Hobby and not as a 2nd job.
If your looking for a run of the mill dog then this is not the right place for you.
We breed responsibly based on Genetic Health and the Quality of an animal.
We specialize in selling to Puppy Buyers who have the same morals and ethics as we do on wanting a
PUREBRED - REGISTERED and GENETIC TESTED Bloodline who has a much better
chance of having a LONG LIFE with fewer health issues.
We have made this page in the attempt to answer potential puppy buyers questions.
Please read through this page thoroughly.
I realize it is long and detailed but it is worth your time to read it in it's entirety.
Every puppy buyer is given the option to read this and is bound by it's content
whether they choose to read it or not.
If there are questions unanswered here please text me at
~*~ Serious Inquiries Only Please ~*~
~~~ OUR PUPPIES ARE NOT UP FOR BARTER ~~~
~*~ Prices are firm ~*~
We will stop communication with those asking for a lower price.
We do give $100.00 discount per puppy for multiple puppy purchases at the same time.
We also give $100.00 discount on an additional puppy for 2nd time buyer.
If your considering more than 1 puppy then it can relieve stress and anxiety by purchasing 2 at the same time.
*5 Star - Super Highway Breeder with HPA & VIP Breeder with ACR
Harlequin Pinschers, Rat Terriers, Miniature Pinschers, Yorkies and Biewer Yorkies
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1. Please talk with ANYBODY who has a decision in your purchasing a puppy such as Husband/Boyfriend/Significant other, Landlord, Mother/Father ... etc. PRIOR to contacting us.
2. Please review our puppy page at http://www.runningridge.com and give us the NAME of the puppy which you are interested in purchasing.
3. Please be aware that we DO require a $200.00 Reservation Fee in order to hold a puppy until which time it is ready to go to its new Fur-Ever Family unless you are picking up within 72 hours.
A. Reservation Fee is to be paid via ZELLE bank to bank, Cash App or Western Union.
1. If you do not have access to any of the above please get with us for other options of payment.
2. We do NOT take Checks, Cashier Checks, Certified Checks, Money Orders or MoneyGram.
B. Remaining balance is due in CASH at Pick Up.
C. If you are uneasy at sending a Reservation Fee to hold we will not be able to hold a puppy for you.
ALL RESERVATION FEES or Monies paid ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Puppies are NOT Reserved for any individual until which time we receive the CONFIRMED Reservation Fee.
Procrastination on sending Reservation Fee can result in puppy being sold to another person.
4. IMMEDIATELY AFTER PAYMENT IS SENT we require to be notified with:
A. Your Name
D. Phone Number
Puppies are NOT reserved until we receive this information.
~~~ Harlequin Pinscher - Miniature Pinscher ~~~
Run-N-Ridge is the proud FOUNDING Breeder of THE Harlequin Pinscher.
There are breeders who have copied the PATTERN but these are NOT Harlequin Pinschers.
A TRUE well-bred, proudly produced Harlequin Pinscher will be registered with the HPA.
Harlequin Pinscher Association.
All HPA breeding dogs must be Genetically Tested for MPS VI, PLL, Cystinuria and required to
be bred responsibly based on those results.
ALL HPA breeding dogs must be DNA tested for parentage verification.
HPA is currently highly recommending DM testing and breeding responsibily based on results.
HPA is the ONLY REGISTRY which is Founder approved for Harlequin Pinscher Registration
and is the ONLY registry which has the complete data-base for the Harlequin Pinscher.
~~~ Rat Terrier ~~~
Run-N-Ridge is among the first 3 breeders of Merle Rat Terriers.
We were the among the first of breeders who saw the Rat Terrier as an outstanding breed
of dog and worth more than a Free Farm Dog.
Run-N-Ridge continued to breed Merle and Brindle Rat Terriers when UKCI caved in to higher-than-thou
newbie breeders who wanted the Merle and Brindle patterns eliminated. UKCI notified me that my
papers on my Merles were pulled and no longer eligible with UKCI for registration.
YES - we had UKCI issued papers on them which were Eligible Papers one day and not worth
the paper they were printed on the next. UKCI at that moment became irrelevant, unethical, unmoral
and useless for Rat Terrier registration IMHO.
UKCI made a strict standard for the Brindles at that time which is RIDICULOUS as the Brindle Gene
nor the dog is able to read a piece of paper to know their only allowed to mark on the dogs head.
We have proudly continued to Produce ACR registered, Fully Pedigree Documented, Outstanding Merle and Brindle Rat Terriers as well as those of all Colors and Patterns.
Our Rat Terriers are Genetically tested for PLL and PRA and being bred responsibly.
We raise RAT TERRIERS and not the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier (*aka Type B)
~~~ Biewer Yorkie ~ Yorkshire Terrier ~ Mosaic Yorkie ~~~
Our Yorkie Bloodline goes by the Bloodline name of ~Class Act.~
Class Act is the ORIGINAL Importer of Biewer Yorkies.
We established the Biewer Yorkie Association in which to register the Biewer Yorkie here in the U.S.
As with all of my dogs I LOVE Colors and Patterns.
We raise Traditional, Brown (*chocolate), Creme, Piebald, Belted and Tri Biewer/Yorkies.
Our Biewers and Traditional Yorkies are registered with the BYA.
We have just started a new venture with the Mosaic Yorkie.
The Mosaic Yorkie is the new European developed MERLE Yorkie.
These new on-the-scene Yorkies may or may not test out as a full-blood Yorkie.
The Europeans have falsely stated these are Yorkie mutations to get the pattern but our
genetic testing has shown otherwise.
From our testing we have results from being a Biewer, to Yorkie to cross-bred.
We firmly believe and common sense as well as Genetic Knowledge dictates that at some
point a MERLE dog of another breed was used to produce
the Merle pattern in a Yorkie bloodline.
The only problem I see is the lying which has taken place in proclaiming the Merle gene was caused by a mutation.
There is nothing wrong with developing a new pattern into a breed of dog.
So that being said - we are now raising the Merle Patterned Yorkshire Terrier.
Since BYA refused to recognize the Merle pattern and alienate those against the Merle pattern inclusion they
register the Merle Bloodlines under the MYA (*Merle Yorkie Association) data-base.
ANY Bloodline with the Merle genetics in it will be registered with MYA whether it is a traditional looking
Yorkie, Biewer appearance or colored.
We absolutely LOVE our Merle patterned Yorkies.
With this new classification of MOSAIC Yorkie they are now considered a purebred unto themselves.
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