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Susan Helen Cooney and Bruce Norman Strnad, married, of Spring High Rat Terriers in Lake City, Florida welcome you to our photo site.  This is a very comprehensive website of our hobbies and interests, which is a mixture of educational text and over a thousand photos and documentation.  Be sure to click on each album's title to open it up to view the contents.  We are now  celebrating our TWENTIETH YEAR RAT TERRIER ANNIVERSARY, from 2000 to 2020. See our special anniversary album for a trip down memory lane with the fabulous dogs that appear in our pedigrees.

THE HISTORY OF THE RAT TERRIER
The Rat Terrier is an American breed descended from the terriers brought over by English miners and other working class immigrants.  These terriers probably included crosses between the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Manchester Terrier and the now extinct White English Terrier.  These dogs were used as ratters, and gambling on their prowess in killing rats was a favorite hobby of their owners.  Some of these dogs were crossed with Whippets or Italian Greyhounds (for speed) and Beagles (for hunting ability).  Eventually, these tough little terriers evolved into today's Rat Terrier.  The breed was popularized by President Teddy Roosevelt, who hunted with his Rat Terriers.  Many are still used as ratters and squirrel hunters, particularly in the South, where they are sometimes known as "feists."
 
THE DIVERSIFIED RAT TERRIER GENE POOL: RTs, AHTs & TRTs
The Rat Terrier (RT) and the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier (TRT) were recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1999 as two distinct terrier breeds, mostly distinguished by their different leg lengths.  But before that time, the two types were given letter designations by Universal Kennel Club International (UKCI) and the National Rat Terrier Association (NRTA): the longer-legged, square Rat Terriers were referred to as Type A/Class A Rat Terriers, and the shorter-legged, rectangular Rat Terriers were referred to as Type B/Class B Rat Terriers.  Type A and Type B Rat Terriers were often crossed, and all were registered together with UKCI as Rat Terriers.  The NRTA frowned on crossing the two.  The United Kennel Club (UKC), however, decided to seperate the two types completely, and the shorter-legged Rat Terriers  were re-named to Teddy Roosevelt Terriers (TRTs).  The Hairless Rat Terriers, either actually hairless or coated carriers of the hairless gene, were recognized by United Kennel Club on Jan. 1, 2004 and were renamed to American Hairless Terriers (AHTs) and taken out of the Rat Terrier gene pool.  But from 1999 to 2004, anyone registering a Rat Terrier with UKC had to designate it either as "C" for coated variety, or "H" for hairless variety.  So, now in the UKC show ring you will see RTs, AHTs and TRTs in the Terrier Group, and each has its own Breed Standard.

SIZING UP A RAT TERRIER: INCHES OR POUNDS?
Various registries have set different breed standards for rat terriers, and all of this leads to confusion when discussing sizes.  Quoting here from AKC: American Kennel Club, ARTA: American Rat Terrier Association,  NRTA: National Rat Terrier Association, UKC: United Kennel Club, UKCI: Universal Kennel Club International, RTCA: Rat Terrier Club of America
TOT - under 5 lbs (NRTA)
TOY - 10 lbs or less (UKCI)
TOY - 10 lbs or less and  height not to exceed 12 in. (NRTA)
TOY - Both AKC/RTCA and UKC/ARTA do not recognize nor include the toy variety in their breed standard.
MINIATURE - over 10 lbs up to 18 lbs, height not to exceed 15 in. (NRTA)
MINIATURE - at least 10 in., not to exceed 13 in. (AKC with its club RTCA)
MINIATURE - not exceeding 13 in. (UKC with its club ARTA)
MINIATURE - over 10 lbs to 18 lbs (UKCI)
STANDARD - over 13 in. and up to and including 18 in. (AKC with its club RTCA)
STANDARD - over 13 in. but not exceeding 18 in. (UKC with its club ARTA)
STANDARD - over 18 lbs up to 28 lbs, height not to exceed 18 in. (NRTA)
STANDARD - over 18 lbs to 28 lbs (UKCI)
DECKER GIANT - 28+ to 45 lbs (UKCI)
DECKER STRAIN - 22-40 lbs, females 16-17 in., males 16-19 in. (NRTA)

THE GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE RAT TERRIER
The Rat Terrier is a muscular, active, small-to-medium hunting terrier.  The preferred ratio of length of body (posternum to point of buttocks) to height (withers to ground) is 10:9.  The head is broad, slightly domed, wedge-shaped and proportionate to the size of the body.  Ears are V-shaped, set at the outside edges of the skull, and may be erect, tipped or button when the dog is alert.  The Rat Terrier may have a natural tail carried in an upward curve, a natural bob tail, or a docked tail.  The Rat Terrier comes in solid white, other solid colors with markings, and white with a variety of colored patches.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RAT TERRIER
Terriers as a group are characterized by feisty temperaments, weather-resistant coats, muscular bodies and strong, independent natures.  The Rat Terrier is an energetic, alert dog whose curiosity and intelligence make him easy to train.  The Rat Terrier has sometimes been described as having a dual personality.  He is a fearless, tenacious hunter with seemingly unlimited energy.  When he is not hunting, however, the Rat Terrier is an exceptionally friendly companion, getting along with children, other dogs, and even cats he knows.  Rat Terriers enjoy human companionship immensely and will enthusiastically share any activity with their owners.  

Our personal goals as active members of the rat terrier community since 2000 are as follows:

1. To selectively breed pedigreed, registered, OFA-certified health tested and DNA-tested PLL Clear/Normal adult rat terriers that exhibit the BEST COMPANION TEMPERAMENT, along with CORRECT BREED TYPE AND CONFORMATION, to meet the breed standards as set forth by UKC (United Kennel Club) for Miniature Variety and Standard Variety rat terriers, and UKCI (Universal Kennel Club International) for toy rat terriers.  Both AKC and UKC do not recognize or list toy rat terriers in their breed standard.

A NOTE ABOUT THE HEALTH TESTING WE DO: Health screening is one of the major tools that responsible breeders use to improve the genetic health of their dogs and puppies.  We believe in the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals's motto, "HEALTH-TESTED PARENTS FOR HEALTHIER PUPPIES."  See the OFA certified health testing we do on our dogs at: http://www.offa.org and type in the dog's full registered name.  We health test and certify our dogs for ... 1. congenital cardiac disease via veterinary inspection ... 2. patellar luxation (kneecaps) via veterinary inspection ... and now, as of October 2009, ... 3. Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) via DNA testing.  We began OFA certified health testing on our rat terriers for cardiac and patellas in June, 2003 and CHIC certifying our rat terriers in 2005 when rat terriers were added to the CHIC list of breeds. CHIC Website: www.caninehealthinfo.org

2. To raise happy, healthy QUALITY puppies for ourselves, thereby keeping our breeding program moving forward.
 
3. To carefully place pet quality and show/breeding potential puppies (as well as an occasional retiring adult dog) in their best forever homes, and to assist the new owners as much as possible and for as long as necessary.  References are available upon request.

4. To follow our puppies and dogs and their adventures with their new families over the years. We enjoy puppy sitting or dog sitting for those Spring High rat terriers that live near-by.

For lots of information about rat terriers:
-The Rat Terrier Club of America:    www.ratterrierclub.com
-The National Rat Terrier Association: www.nrta.com
-The American Rat Terrier Association: www.imageevent.com/arta
-The United Kennel Club: www.ukcdogs.com
-The American Kennel Club: www.akc.org
-The Universal Kennel Club International: www.universalkennel.com
-The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: www.offa.org

There are MANY pet registries that register rat terriers.  Some have a better reputation than others.  Both AKC and UKC offer showring opportunities.  Our adult rat terriers are registered with:
-AKC (American Kennel Club, Terrier Group)
-UKC (United Kennel Club) and/or
-UKCI (Universal Kennel Club, International)

We strive to breed like variety/size sires to like variety/size dams.  However, because of the diversity in the rat terrier gene pool, it is probable that smaller-sized puppies may be thrown from larger-sized parents.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we enjoy introducing everyone we meet to this wonderful, versatile breed.

Thank you for your interest.
Sue, Bruce & rat crew @ Spring High
www.SpringHighRatTerriers.com
Susan H. Cooney - 207 SW Spring High Glen - Lake City, FL 32024
Tel: (386)754-0835
Email: shcooney@bellsouth.net
Fax: (386)754-6165





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BRUCE'S PROJECTS
1. BRUCE'S PROJECTS  (1 / 27 /16)
Electromechanical / welding / generators / farm animals / agriculture /  and old radio equipment.

Bruce Norman Strnad
Bruce Strnad Metal Works
207 SW Spring High Gln.
Lake City, FL 32024-2907
Home (no text): 386 754 0835
Email: brucenorman73@gmail.com
Cell & Text: 386 466 9756
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AVAILABLE ADULTS
2. AVAILABLE ADULTS  (updated Feb. 20, 2020)
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AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - Adult Rat Terriers:
The following adult rat terriers have been vet tested for heart worm disease and are NEGATIVE.  They are on heart worm preventative.  They are current on RABIES.  All adults are current on CANINE DA2PP and were vet vaccinated.  All adults are on flea and tick prevention.  
Call (386) 754-0835.

1. FEMALE - Shelby (blue tri) - 24.4 lbs - 7 years old - AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - Shelby was SPAYED on Feb. 19. 2020

2. MALE - Eivin (black tri) - 22.3 lbs - 2 years old - AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - you pay to neuter

3. MALE - Mr. Pibb (chocolate tri) - 15.6 lbs - 4 years old - AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - He was NEUTERED on Feb. 20, 2020.

4. FEMALE - Comet (pearl tri) - 15 lbs - 5 years old - AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - you pay to spay

5. FEMALE - Annie (black & white) - 11 lbs - 8 years old - AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - you pay to spay

6. FEMALE - Brandy (black tri) - 11 lbs - 2 years old - AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE - Brandy has been SPAYED.

Please check back as others dogs will become available soon.
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 RAT TERRIER puppies
3. RAT TERRIER puppies  (3 males and 1 female available)
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Q: SUE, DO YOU HAVE ANY YOUNG RAT TERRIER  PUPPIES AVAILABLE?
A:  Yes.  Three males and one female  are available from two litters.  See them in this album.

~Lucinda & Woody Litter born Dec. 3, 2019
These puppies have had two sets of shots, at 8 weeks old and also at 11 weeks old.
...1 female, black tri, soft coat, miniature size - Cora Rose $500.00
...1 male, blue tri, short coat, standard size - Johnny Lee $500.00  

~Cambria and Eivin Litter born Dec. 10, 2019
These puppies have had one set of shots at 8 weeks old.  
...1 male, black tri, standard size, Clown $500.00
...1 male, black tri, standard size, Parson Brown $500.00

Susan Cooney
Spring High Rat Terriers
207 SW Spring High Gln.
Lake City, FL 32024-2907
Home (no text): 386 754 0835
Email: shcooney@bellsouth.net
Cell & Text: 386 466 9756
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MALES AT SPRING HIGH
4. MALES AT SPRING HIGH  (Updated Feb. 12, 2020)
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ARCHIE - BART - JUNIOR -   SILVERADO -  WOODY -  YUKON
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FEMALES AT SPRING HIGH
5. FEMALES AT SPRING HIGH  (Updated Feb. 20, 2020)
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CAMBRIA - LUCINDA -  SAPPHIRE - SIMONE
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SUE AND BRUCE
6. SUE AND BRUCE  (Updated April 25, 2015)
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Hello, and welcome to our website.
Susan H. Cooney and Bruce N. Strnad, married
Spring High Rat Terriers
207 SW Spring High Gln in Lake City, FL 32024
Home: (386) 754-0835 and Email: shcooney@bellsouth.net
Cell: (386) 466-9756 and  Fax: (386) 754-6165
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LOCATED IN LAKE CITY, FLORIDA!
7. LOCATED IN LAKE CITY, FLORIDA!  (Updated Sept. 16, 2009)
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Hi folks!  Sue, Bruce and rat crew are located in Lake City, Florida.  Lake City is in north Florida, near the junction of I-75 and I-10.  We are about one hour north of Gainesville, between Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
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Long Haired Rat Terriers
8. Long Haired Rat Terriers  (Updated Dec. 29, 2019)
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Yes, some rat terriers do have soft, silky coats.  The longer coat becomes evident when the puppy is about 2 weeks old.  These fuzzy puppies are absolutely adorable.  We are now using the name, TEDDY BEAR RAT TERRIERS to describe these soft-coated rat terriers.

The long hair is caused by an autosomal recessive gene mutation in the FGF5 (fibroblast growth factor 5) gene.

CATEGORIES FOR COATS  
~REGULAR RAT TERRIER: The short coat gene is dominant, labeled genetically as "LL."  
The "LL" dog can only pass on the "L" (short coat gene) to its offspring.  
~REGULAR RAT TERRIER THAT CARRIES THE  LONG HAIRED GENE: A rat terrier with a short coat that carries the long hair gene is labeled genetically as "Ll."  
The "Ll" dog can pass on either the "L" (short coat gene) or the "l" (long haired gene) to its offspring.
~LONG HAIRED RAT TERRIERS: A rat terrier  born with a short coat that grows into a long coat is labeled genetically as "ll."  
The "ll" dog can only pass on the "l" (long haired gene) to its offspring.  

Where the long haired gene comes from is anybody's guess, because many breeds make up the foundation stock of the rat terrier heritage.  Most long-time breeders will tell you that they've had a long haired rat terrier puppy show up here and there.  However, you will never see long haired rat terriers in the AKC or UKC show ring because the long coat is a breed disqualification.

Here are some long haired rat terriers that we have produced:
01. BORN MAY 4, 2001 - RALPH - Spring High's Ralph - black tri male - (Sunflower X Boonton) RIP
02. BORN APRIL 27, 2004 - ALICE - Spring High's Joliet - black tri female - (Sunflower X Boonton) RIP

***TWELVE YEAR GAP!!  NO FUZZIES!!***

03. BORN JAN. 10, 2016 - CANDY - Spring High's Candy Land - black tri female - (Annie X Bart) OUR HOUSE PET
04. BORN JULY 5, 2016 - BUTCH - Spring High's Butch Cassidy - black tri male - (Comet X Bart) SOLD
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05. BORN FEB. 15, 2017 - SMOKY - Spring High's Great Smoky Mtns - pearl tri male - (Comet X Bart) SOLD
06. BORN SEPT. 10, 2017 - JUNIOR - Spring High's Jolly Rancher - chocolate sable male - (Annie X Bart) BREEDING MALE
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07. BORN JUNE 17, 2018 - WOODY - Spring High's Into The Woods - chocolate & white male - (Comet X Dash) BREEDING MALE
08. BORN JUNE 17, 2018 - BEAR - Spring High's Lil Brown Bear - chocolate tri male - (Comet X Dash) SOLD
09. BORN JUNE 17, 2018 - FOREST - Spring High's Into The Forest - chocolate tri female (Comet X Dash) SOLD
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10. BORN MAY 17, 2019 - ARCHIE - Spring High's Blue Royalty - blue sable male (Comet X Bart) GROWING UP HERE
11. BORN MAY 26, 2019 - SAPPHIRE - Spring High's Sapphire Blue - blue tri female (Lucinda X Bart) GROWING UP HERE
12. BORN MAY 26, 2019 - EMERALD - Spring High's Emerald - tan sable male (Lucinda X Bart) SOLD
13. BORN JUNE 21, 2019 - BELLE - Spring High's Billabong Belle - black tri female (Annie X Bart) GROWING UP HERE
14. BORN DEC. 3, 2019 - CORA - Spring High's Cora Rose - black tri female (Lucinda X Woody) GROWING UP HERE
15. BORN DEC. 3, 2019 - EMMA - Spring High's Emma Mae - black tri female (Lucinda X Woody)
16. BORN DEC. 3, 2019 - JIMMY - Spring High's Jimmy Mack - black & white male (Lucinda X Woody)
17. BORN DEC. 3, 2019 - LOGAN - Spring High's Logan Lane - blue tri male (Lucinda X Woody)
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Curious?  Interested?  Want one?
Call Sue (386) 754-0835 or write shcooney@bellsouth.net
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CRUISE
9. CRUISE  (Updated December 13, 2015)
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Name: UKC GRCH Spring High's Midnight Cruise
Call Name: Cruise
Type A (Long Legs) Standard Variety Male
Date of Birth: Sept. 28, 2006
Registered: AKC, UKC, UKCI
Color: black white bi, blanket back pattern
Weight: 16 lbs   Height: 14 inches tall
Ears: erect   Tail: docked
Sire: UKC GRCH Windys Blackjack @ Spring High (Jack)
Dam: UKC CH Spring High's WRT Skylark (Lark)
Proud Breeder: Susan Cooney, Spring High Rat Terriers, FL
Proud Owners: Mike and Debbie Boldrin, Jupiter, Florida
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TRACING GENERATIONS
10. TRACING GENERATIONS  (Updated June 18, 2017)
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This album is dedicated to Skye - Spring High's Blue Skies - and her strong influence on Spring High's breeding program, from 2002 to the present.  Skye crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.
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CHOCOLATE RAT TERRIERS
11. CHOCOLATE RAT TERRIERS  (Updated January 24, 2018)
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We've had several beautiful chocolate rat terriers in our breeding program here at Spring High.  Here they are, all grouped in one album.
1. BORN FEB. 3, 2003 - MOLLY - UKC CH Spring High's RPK Sweet Treat - chocolate tri female
2. BORN NOV. 24, 2003 - DRUM - Spring High's HRT Drumbeat - chocolate tri male
3. BORN OCT. 11, 2004 - FUDGE - UKC CH Spring High's Forever Fudge - chocolate tri male
4. BORN FEB. 12, 2006 - TWIST - UKC CH Spring High's Cinnamon Twist - chocolate sable female
5. BORN NOV. 11, 2006 - SPUDS - UKC CH Spring High's Fudge Treat - chocolate tri male
6. BORN MAY 18, 2008 - GYPSY - 'PR'Spring High's Fortune Teller - chocolate sable female
7. BORN JULY 7, 2011 - DAWN - Spring High Festa's Delta Dawn - chocolate sable female
8. BORN NOV. 23, 2012 - SONNY - Spring High Sonny's BBQ - chocolate and white male
9. BORN APRIL 21, 2014 - MONTY - Spring High's Montgomery - chocolate tri male
10. BORN AUG. 19, 2015 - MR. PIBB - Spring High's Soda Pop Kid - chocolate tri male
11. BORN FEB. 26, 2017 - DASH - Spring High's Presidential - chocolate & white male
12. BORN SEPT. 10, 2017 - JUNIOR - Spring High's Jolly Rancher - chocolate sable male
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BLUE RAT TERRIERS
12. BLUE RAT TERRIERS  (Updated July 23, 2017)
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We have had several beautiful and uncommon blue rat terriers in our breeding program here at Spring High, and we thought it would be fun to highlight them in an album of their very own.
1. BORN JULY 30, 2002 - SKYE - Spring High's Blue Skies - blue tri female
2. BORN DEC. 17, 2002 - BENNY - Spring High's CJK Blue By You - blue tri male
3. BORN MAY 26, 2006 - SARGE - UKC CH Spring High's Hill Street Blues - blue sable male
4. BORN AUG. 31, 2009 - BREEZE - Spring High's Ocean Breeze - blue tri female
5. BORN JAN. 02, 2013 - BERINGER - Spring High's Beringer - blue sable male
6. BORN JUNE 20, 2012 - YUKON - Spring High's N2AK Yukon Blue - blue tri male
7. BORN OCT. 7, 2012 - SHELBY - 'PR'Jackpot's Persuasion In Blue - blue tri female
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PEARL RAT TERRIERS
13. PEARL RAT TERRIERS  (Updated Jan. 21, 2017)
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The pearl color in rat terriers is also called Isabella in other breeds.  It is the dilute of chocolate.  Controversy over the color name once had pearl dogs registered with UKC as blue fawns, which was totally incorrect, and very confusing to breeders.  Pearl is now accepted as a registerable color and is unusual as it requires both parents to either be the color or carry the genetics to make the color, chocolate and blue/dilute together.  Pearl rat terriers can be pearl and white, pearl/white/tan (tri-color) or pearl sable and white.  Pearl sable is also referred to as tan/pearl sable or red fawn.  We have owned and produced a few pearl adults and puppies and are featuring them in this album.
1. BORN APRIL 18, 2003 - MUNCHIE - Spring High's MRT Minnie Pearl - pearl and white female
2. BORN MAY 5, 2005 - FIESTA - Spring High's Fiesta Grande - pearl and white female
3. BORN MAY 5, 2005 - TEQUILLA - Spring High's Tequilla - pearl sable and white male
4. BORN MAY 11, 2006 - SARAFINA - Spring High's Sarafina - pearl tri female
5. BORN MAY 11, 2006 - OLIVER - Spring High's Oliver - light pearl tri male
6. BORN JAN. 2, 2013 - ASTI - Spring High's Asti Spumante - pearl tri female
7. BORN APRIL 21, 2014 - McKENZIE - Spring High's McKenzie, AL - pearl tri female
8. BORN DEC 19, 2014 - COMET - Spring High's Reindeer Games - pearl tri female
9. BORN OCT. 26, 2016 - PARKER - Spring High's Pen Pal - pearl tri male
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SPRING HIGH'S 10 YR ANNIVERSARY
14. SPRING HIGH'S 10 YR ANNIVERSARY  (Updated  0ct. 20, 2018)
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This album is dedicated to the very special rat terriers that have contributed so much to our lives since 2000.  This is Spring High's tenth anniversary - where has the time gone?  See pictures that warm our hearts - photos of the little terriers we love and admire and, in four very special cases, miss dearly:
Sunflower (RIP) 1999, Boo-Boo (RIP) 2000, Daisy (RIP) 2000, Ralph (RIP) 2001 and his sister Alice (RIP) 2004, Skye (RIP) 2002, Benny 2002, Molly 2003, Munchie 2003, Drum 2003, Raven 2003, Lark 2004, Fudge 2004,  Surf City 2005, Jack 2005, Twist 2006, Sarge 2006, Oreo 2006.
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SPRING HIGH DOGS 2010-2020
15. SPRING HIGH DOGS 2010-2020  (updated February 20, 2020)
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Include here starting from 2010 you will find -
2010: Hercules
2011: Andre', Annie,  Dawn, Jordie, Olivia, Orlando
2012: Kisses, Shelby, Sonny
2013: Howard, Malibu
2014: Chardonnay, Comet,  Montgomery
2015: Dallas, Jewel, Mr. Pibb
2016: Caliente, Candy, Jalapeno, Marlin, Parker
2017: Brandy, Dash, Eivin, Honey
2018: Betty, Carrot, Vernon
2019:

Albums within this folder are listed in alphabetical order.
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BREEDER'S CODE OF ETHICS
16. BREEDER'S CODE OF ETHICS  (Updated Sept. 15, 2009)
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Thumbnail Photo: Jack, Lark, Fudge, Molly Surf

"The United Kennel Club, Inc., requests that all breeders subscribe to the following Code of Ethics to promote and foster the highest standards among breeders, owners and fanciers, and to encourage sportsmanship and cooperation in the improvement and advancement of UKC registered breeds."
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A DOG'S TEN COMMANDMENTS
17. A DOG'S TEN COMMANDMENTS  (November 29, 2008)
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"Ten Commandments From a Dog's Point of View" was written by Stan Rawlison.
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Rat Terrier Words of Encouragement
18. Rat Terrier Words of Encouragement  (January 30, 2015)
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We received a beautiful 2015 "Scenic America" calendar from a friend here in town.  The monthly words of encouragement printed below each photo were inspiring.  In this album, the 12 sayings have been matched up with rat terrier photos to highlight the sentiment expressed.
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LOOKING FOR A RAT TERRIER?
19. LOOKING FOR A RAT TERRIER?  (Updated March 24, 2010)
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NOTE: THE PUPPIES SHOWN IN THIS ALBUM ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.  THEY ARE JUST SOME CUTE PHOTOS WE TOOK IN THE PAST THAT WE WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU.

P.S.  Also, please consider contacting RATBONE RESCUES to rescue a rat terrier puppy or adult in need of a loving, forever home....www.ratbonerescues.com
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SPRING HIGH GRADUATES
20. SPRING HIGH GRADUATES  (Updated Feb. 15, 2020)
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Meet our early Spring High graduates and notable retirees:
Boo (RIP), Breeze, Callie, Chloe, Cruise, Fudge, Jack, Lark, Molly, Oreo,  Peanut, Raven, Sarge, Skye (RIP), Surf City, Twist
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UKC DOG SHOWS 2005
21. UKC DOG SHOWS 2005  (October 10, 2005)
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This folder contains individual albums of the dog shows we attended in 2005.

1.  Lakeland, Florida - July 23rd & 24th
2. Clearwater, Florida - August 13th & 14th
3. Clearwater, Florida - Sept. 24th & 25th
4. Wesley Chapel, Florida - Oct. 29th & 30th
5. Wesley Chapel, Florida - Dec. 10th and 11th
6. Davie, Florida - Dec. 31st, 2005
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UKC DOG SHOWS 2006
22. UKC DOG SHOWS 2006  (Jan. 1, 2006)
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This folder contains individual albums of the dog shows we attended in 2006.

1.  Davie, Florida- Jan. 1st, 2006
2.  Wesley Chapel, Florida - March 11th, 2006
3.  Wesley Chapel, Florida - May 6th & 7th, 2006
4.  Kalamazoo, Michigan - June 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th, 2006
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UKC DOG SHOWS 2007
23. UKC DOG SHOWS 2007  (Updated Nov. 25, 2007)
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This folder contains individual albums of the dog shows we attended in 2007.

1. Mulberry, Florida - March 11th
2. Archer, Florida - April 21st & 22nd
3. Clearwater, Florida - June 30th & July 1st
4. Lakeland, Florida - July 22nd
5. Clearwater, Florida - Aug. 11th & 12th
6. Lakeland, Florida - Aug. 19th
7. Perry, Georgia - Sept. 3rd
8. Sydney, Florida - Nov. 3rd & 4th
9. Lakeland, Florida - Nov. 24th
9 Albums
Shared Folder
UKC DOG SHOWS  2008
24. UKC DOG SHOWS  2008  (April 19, 2008)
***CLICK ON THE TITLE (ABOVE) OR THE THUMBNAIL PHOTO (LEFT) TO VIEW THE ALBUMS IN THIS FOLDER.***

This folder contains individual albums of the dog shows we attended in 2008.

1. Archer, Florida - April 19th & 20th
2. Clearwater, Florida - Aug. 9th only
2 Albums
Shared Folder
BESIDES THE RAT TERRIERS.......
25. BESIDES THE RAT TERRIERS.......  (Updated Oct. 4, 2019)
Sulcata tortoises Happy, Owl and Wilma.... an Indian Star tortoise named Twinkle.... an Emu named Big Bird....
and don't forget Woody, the Congo African Grey parrot!
6020 Visits
13 Images
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JUST HORSIN' AROUND
26. JUST HORSIN' AROUND  (Updated July 6, 2012)
<<< SOLD >>>*CHIEF* ... Arabian/Quarter Horse - Gelding ... Color: bay tobiano pinto ... no papers

*KING* ... Quarter Horse - Gelding ... Color: Sorrel ...
No Papers - KING RANCH Brand, left hip ... DOB: 1988?

<<< SOLD >>>*(RIMROCKS) U NEEDA RITA* ... Tennessee Walking Horse - Mare
Color: Bay ... Registered TWHBEA #982712 ... DOB: June 9, 1998
Sire: Incinerator TWHBEA #890188 ... Dam: Flashy's Midnight Lace TWHBEA #931153
Breeder: Jeff Shaw of Cornersville, TN

<<< SOLD >>>*ROSE* ... Tennessee Walking Horse -  Filly
Color: blue roan ... DOB: Nov. 24, 2009

*SCOUT* ... grade horse ... gelding
color: bay roan
no papers, rescue horse, 12 years old
2618 Visits
15 Images
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OUR GOATS AND SHEEP
27. OUR GOATS AND SHEEP  (Updated September 21, 2011)
We have concentrated on the Saanen breed of dairy goats and have sold off our Nubian goats as well as our sheep.

PUREBRED A.D.G.A. REGISTERED AMERICAN SAANEN MILK GOATS -   
Our Canoe (buck): Helveticapra Tribesman Canoe
STUD SERVICE IS AVAILABLE, PLEASE INQUIRE.
Polly and her baby, Anna - Saanens
Hope and her baby, Faith - Saanens
Sandy, a tan Nubian goat
995 Visits
22 Images
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OUR "COOP DE VILLE"
28. OUR "COOP DE VILLE"  (Updated December 16, 2009)
Our chicken coop is named the "Coop De Ville."  Bruce converted the old pony shed and added a fenced-in yard.  We have a couple dozen hens that produce brown and aqua-green eggs as well as several roosters that can't tell the time.  We've also added young hen turkeys and Tom turkeys to the group.
5262 Visits
20 Images
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BILLY THE BORDER COLLIE
29. BILLY THE BORDER COLLIE  (updated May 26, 2019)
BILLABONG BILL, aka Billy, is our neutered male Border Collie.

Date of Birth: Nov. 21, 2005
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge: on Sunday May 26, 2019
Color: Tri; blaze, full collar, stockings; rough coat; medium variety
Breeder: Tracy Miller in Nisland, South Dakota
Sire: Michael ABC #214742
Dam: Bell ABC #233806

Billy is triple-registered with:
-American Border Collie Association: ABC #275554
-American Kennel Club: AKC #DNI3098503
-United Kennel Club: UKC #P474-899
5948 Visits
31 Images
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