GAILS RAT TERRIERS FROM THE PAST (January 3, 2002)|
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SINCE THE EARLY 1900'S MY FAMILY HAS BEEN LOVING AND RAISING RAT TERRIERS. HERE YOU CAN SEE THE
PHOTOS OF MY GRANDPARENTS, MY MOTHER, MY UNCLE AND THE RAT TERRIERS THEY RAISED WHO WERE SO
MUCH A PART OF THE FAMILY. THEY CALLED THEM "TOY FOX TERRIERS" BUT YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE
NOT THE SMALL TFT OF TODAY. THEY WERE LATER CALLED RAT TERRIERS BY PRESEIDENT TEDDY
ROOSEVELT AND THAT BECAME THEIR OFFICIAL NAME SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
THEY ARE REMARKABLY SMART, LOYAL, FUN AND VERSATILE DOGS WHO WILL WAG THEIR WAY INTO YOUR HEART
AND BE YOUR BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE.
WE SHOW AND CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION OUR DOGS TO VALIDATE THEIR QUALITY BUT MOST OF
OUR PUPS GO TO FAMILIES WHO JUST WANT A WONDERFUL PET, WHICH IS FINE WITH US.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY A PUREBRED REGISTERED DOG, WHY NOT BUY QUALITY?
If you have any questions about our current Rat Terriers or just want to talk dogs... email me at GRINAVERE@AOL.COM
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OUR RAT TERRIER LADIES (June 24, 2011)|
OUR RAT TERRIER FEMALES ALL (but one) DESCEND FROM "CHEWSY" and her daughter "HALO"
1) GRCH CAL VAL MACY BO COO
2) CH CAL VAL PIPPA LE PEW
3) CH CAL VAL MARY LITTLE SCRUPLES
4) CAL VAL MATTERS OF THE HEART (MATTY)
5) CAL VAL MTN TOP CLEO
6) TBL MTN CAL VAL LULU LAROO (youngster)
GRCH CAL VAL LEGGO MY HALO
GRCH CAL VAL ZSA ZSA VON BAITDRIVEN
CH CAL VAL NOW AND ZEN
GRCH CAL VAL HOOLA DEJA DO
GRCH CAL VAL LEGGO MY STILETTO
CH CAL VAL ZIPPITY DOODAH
CH CAL VAL BLUE SUEDE CHEWS (RIP)
CH CAL VAL FINE BLUE CHINA (RIP)
OUR RAT TERRIER GENTLEMEN (June 27, 2011)|
1) GRAND CHAMPION REGIS SMILEY BY GUY
RETIRED CAL VAL MALE are:
1) GRAND CHAMPION ROCK E CAL VAL GUY SMILEY (RETIRED)
2) CHAMPION BRUCE ALL MIGHTY @ CAL VAL (RETIRED)
3) GRAND CHAMPION CAL VAL LITTLE MR BIG (RETIRED)
We are fortunate to have several close breeder friends who share their lovely titled males
with us for breeding. None of us are in competition with each other. We try to help each other in our breeding choices....always with an eye to creating better and better Rat Terriers.
Other Hobby Breeders will understand the wisdom in this. More then one intact male sets up
competitive stress for the dogs and that stresses out us humans! humans.
REGIS sires litters for us as well as outside selected females.
ALL of our MALES and FEMALES are PLL CLEAR!
AGNES & DORA (8/3/2017)|
|GRANDDAUGHTER LAURA modeling Agnes and Dora||43 Visits|
TBL MTN CAL VAL LULU LAROO - R NEW GIRL! (7/12/17)|
| LULU a.k.a. TBL MTN CAL VAL LULU LAROO|
was born on 7/25/17 to:
Sire: CH CAL VAL RELIABLE ALIBI @ TBL MTN "ELI"
(Catch Me Monterey Sequoia X GRCH Cal Val ZsaZsa Von Baitdriven)
Dam: MTN TOP JUS ZO YA 'NO "ZOEY"
(GRCH Cal Val Regis Smiley by Guy X Catch Me Tango)
6 mo old LULU will be entering the AKC show ring the first week in August. We are very excited about
showing a MINI as they are not common in the AKC show ring. LULU has been a sheer delight to have
around. She is super playful and up for anything competitive. She is built to the hilt and very athletic.
Very confident and playful. LULU is ALL that and more.
LULU has the distinction of being the ONLY dog we've ever had that LOVES the hose. She "chases"
the water stream and it delights her to get soaking wet. NONE of our other Rat Terriers like the water and
especially the hose. We now have a small swimming pool on our front deck for her entertainment and to
cool off. The other dogs are starting to take more interest in it but still HATE the hose.
THANK YOU DAWN JANTZEN of TABLE MOUNTAIN RAT TERRIERS for this adorable fun loving GIRL!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE this girl and her spirit of adventure. Wish us LUCK in the show ring!
| Photos taken at WOOFSTOCK 2017 by Hilary Lewis.|
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MTN TOP STETSON - "SIMBA" (2016.1.10)|
| WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE this beautiful RAT TERRIER MALE ...(drum roll) |
MTN TOP STETSON (SIMBA) - born March 26, 2015
Sire: GRCH CAL VAL REGIS SMILEY BY GUY
(GRCH Rock-E Cal Val Guy Smiley X Call Me Angelina's Holy Roller)
Dam: CATCH ME DOING THE TANGO
(GRCH Cal Val Li'l Mr Big X Catch me doing the Cha Cha)
At the home of Dr. Jay Mero D.V.M. Owner/Breeder of SIMBA
Veterinarian in Mariposa Ca
We at CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS are very excited about SIMBA, not only because he is out of our
GRCH REGIS and his mother is 1/2 sister to our GRCH MACY ... but also because he is here in our
home town and belongs to our friend JAY MERO. We have had the chance to watch him grow and develop.
We look forward to following his show and stud career.
SIMBA is PLL CLEAR with sound patellas and excellent cardiac.
He will be available for stud service soon to approved females.
Photographed by Gail Holloway
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WELCOME TO OUR HOME (JUNE 25, 2008)|
We moved to the mountains in APRIL of 2008. We are surrounded by tall pine trees and clean fresh air. We are at 3,000 ft elevation so we do get some snow each winter...just enough to be decorative but not a hardship.
WE LOVE IT HERE... who wouldn't?
Each year we add improvements to the home and yard is a work in progress. I'll try to get updtaed photos with each new change
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BLUES (5/19/17)||177 Visits|
UKC GR CH CHAOS (August 21, 2003)|
CHOAS came to us a as a fat puppy from Patty Cromer of Maxwells Rats in Alabama many years ago and our life has never been the same.
This sweet suhthun boy won my heart and knocked our sox off in the show ring. CHAOS was the first dog that I truly considered my OWN and my HEART DOG. He taught me how to show dogs as he was a natural and I was a Newbie.
Not only did I acquire my canine heart throb, I also acquired a great friend in Patty.
CHAOS's parents are:
MAXWELL'S FULL OF TROUBLE
and MAXWELL'S MISSY
He is a UKC Grand Champion and one of his daughter's was the 2002 #1 TOP TEN Rat Terrier in the Nation in show points.
CHAOS has several Champion and Grand Champion offspring and grandoffspring now. Many have been in the Top Ten. He was the featured dog on the 2003 front cover of the Brown Trout Calendars for Rat Terriers and in the year 2004 he is the featured dog for the month of MAY.
SAD UPDATE: CHAOS was injured in September of 2005 and barely survived. He was left paralized. I spent the next 3 1/2 months trying to rehabilitate him enough that he could stand and walk again. That required expressing his bladder several times a day and sewing outfits for him to protect his legs from sores as he scooted across the house. We made some progress but he was never able to walk or stand. He was relatively happy but he really missed being outside and KING of the yard.
It was an emotional time for me and for my family. The Grandchildren were especially affected by this as he was dearly loved by all of them. On December 10, 2005, after much prayer and many family discussions, I let CHAOS go to his Heavenly Father. For months I could not talk about it or I would dissolve. I've never had the loss of a dog effect me so much. I missed my buddy and my friend. I appreciated all the kind words of condolences from those who loved my boy and who love me. It helped.
Most Sincerely, Gail
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CALENDAR BOYS AND GIRLS (December 5, 2002)|
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(2015) I'm only 6 yrs behind in adding to this web site. I'll get to it ... Really! Our dogs
have been featured every year ... much to our gleeful surprise.
STARTING IN 2002 WITH THE FIRST NATIONAL RAT TERRIER CALENDAR (EVER!)
OUR TWO PUPPIES WERE FEATURED ON THE FRONT COVER.
EVERY YEAR SINCE THEN OUR DOGS HAVE BEEN ON THE COVER OR THE INSIDE OF THE
BROWN TROUT CALENDARS AND ARE NOW BEING FEATURED ON OTHER NATIONAL CALENDARS.
THERE ARE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS THE THRILL OF HAVING OUR DOGS FEATURED IN THIS WAY!!
They pick the photos without any influence from us! Really!
GIRDY ROTTEN SCOUNDREL GETS HER NAME (August 21, 2003)|
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Every once in a while you keep a puppy who has the appearance of a total sweetheart. Then, they turn into a rip-snortin' package of trouble, wrapped up in a cute package.
Such is the case with Miss CAL VAL GIRDY ROTTEN SCOUNDREL and this is how she got her name.
GIRDY IS AN ADULT NOW AND A DELIGHTFUL PET TO A WONDERFUL FAMILY. I'VE NEVER HAD A PUPPY QUITE LIKE HER.
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PICABO is in her NEW HOME |
|THE STORY OF PICABO (UPDATE 2/9/13)|
PICABO is now in her new home. Jim and Mary have 11, 12, and 13 yr old Rat Terrier females that they purchased from us years ago. PICABO is the new "BABY" of the Family. They are thrilled and so are we!
PICABO was a scrawny, tiny, ugly 2 3/4 oz puppy when she was born. I was sure she wouldn't survive. Yes, she WAS ugly. I tube fed her a few times that day and kept her warm but didn't expect her to live through the night. She had other plans. I tube fed her a few more times the next day and saw her latch on a few times. She was always very squirmy when I picked her up. After a few days we realized her mother was setting her aside and nursing her alone. Rat Terriers are SO SMART!
PICABO has no future in the show ring!! You might say she was an embarrassment out of two Grand Champion parents. Her littermates were 3 times her size. It was a great stroke of luck that her GRANDDAM GRCH HALO had lost a singleton puppy at birth and was eager to mother a puppy. Picabo was 4 weeks old when her littermates started to wean. She needed to keep nursing. HALO was more than happy to adopt her and continue to nurse her until she was 3 1/2 months old! HALO adored her adopted daughter and mothered her with such affection. HALO licked and caressed her and played with her nonstop. PICABO thrived on all the attention.
PICABO was examined by our vet at age 3 months old and declared HEALTHY despite her size. Good heart, good lungs, and nice, tight patellas. Her overbite and narrow muzzle does not effect her eating. We know she looks more like a Chihuahua than a Rat Terrier but she is full blooded RAT TERRIER. She has the cutest personality. Full of Fun and Vinegar and yet still very affectionate.
She also has the cutest SMIRK!!
CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS