CAL VAL - THE AWESOME THREESOME |
|THESE 3 GIRLS keep things hopping around here. Never a dull moment |
5 Month old PRIM from MAXWELL'S RAT TERRIERS
5 Month old GLEE from our CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS
19 Month old MARY from CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS
ONE CAL VAL PUPPY AVAILABLE - "PUTZ" (11/8/15)|
| Photos updated 11/20/15. "POSH" was reserved today (11/23/15) "PUTZ" is still available. |
Born 9/14/15 at CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS. PUTZ is 10 weeks old today and ready to join his new family.
He was previously reserved but unexpected family events changed their plans to get a puppy.
Our puppies are raised first in our home with lots of love and handling. When old enough they get increasing
outdoor time with supervision. PUTZ has been microchipped, Has had his 2nd vaccination and is litter box trained.
He is PLL CLEAR by parentage. He is a very playful, confident puppy who loves interaction with people and dogs
of all ages. I expect him to be in the 13 inch size range ... either a Mini or a Small Standard like his parents.
CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS since 1992 ... located in Central Ca.
Our family has been loving and raising Rat Terriers since the early 1900's. We invite you to see our HISTORY page.
If you have any questions or you'd like to see more photos of PUTZ ... you have only to ASK.
PRICE: $700 regardless of gender, color or size. To RESERVE: $200 deposit. PayPal Preferred
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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 ARE ALL DESCENDED FROM "CHEWSY" - QUEEN OF OUR YARD
1) GRCH LEGGO MY HALO
2) CH CAL VAL ZSA ZSA VON BAITDRIVEN
3) CH CAL VAL HOOLA DEJA DO
4) CH CAL VAL NOW AND ZEN
5) CH CAL VAL MACY BO COO
6) CH CAL VAL BLUE SUEDE CHEWS (age 13)
7) CH CAL VAL TRUE BLUE CHINA (age 13)
8) GRCH CAL VAL LEGGO MY STILETTO in PET HOME
9) CH CAL VAL ZIPPITY DOODAH RETIRED in PET HOME
CAL VAL PIPPA LE PEW (JUNE 1 2014)|
| Born 1/16/14, PIPPA (formerly called Zinnia) is now 10 months old and ready to go into the show ring. |
We have high hopes for this stricking girlie. She looks a LOT like her Grand Sire GRCH ROCK-E GUY SMILEY.
I know ... I need new photos of PIPPA
SIRE: CHAMPION CAL VAL REGIS SMILEY BY GUY
DAM: CHAMPION CAL VAL NOW AND ZEN
PIPPA's Great Grandmother CH Chewsy is 15 yrs old. Grandmother GRCH Halo is 10 yrs old.
WE HAVE A LITTER OF who were born 10/5 and another litter born 10/8. Contact us if you are interested.
CAL VAL RAT TERRIERS since 1992
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LISA - FEMALE RAT TERRIER -STAYING HERE |
|Now 15 weeks old...I've decided to KEEP LISA, born 6/12/15 at MAXWELLS RAT TERRIERS. |
She will be in my new MINI line (11-13 inches)as I go in that direction in future breedings.
LISA's MINI parents are PLL CLEAR MAXWELL'S JUDY and MAXWELL's LEETO.
Stay tuned for updates on this intelligent little charmer.
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Date(s): 9/15/15. Album by gailsratsnest. Photos by Gail Holloway. 1 - 13 of 13 Total. 2 Visits.
OUR RAT TERRIER GENTLEMEN (June 27, 2011)|
WE CURRENTLY HAVE JUST ONE MALE ON SITE. He sires litters for us as well as outside selected females.
GRAND CHAMPION CAL VAL REGIS SMILEY BY GUY
Previous males who are now neutered and retired are:
1) GRAND CHAMPION ROCK E CAL VAL GUY SMILEY
2) CHAMPION BRUCE ALL MIGHTY @ CAL VAL
3) GRAND CHAMPION CAL VAL LITTLE MR BIG
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.
ALL of our MALES and FEMALES are PLL CLEAR!
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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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