Decorum Fox Terrier Puppies
What to expect, and what we strive for.
Here at Decorum we plan a litter when we are ready for our next generation, and to further advance our bloodline. We do this with the betterment of the breed in mind, and are always looking to the future, and how this will best reflect down the line. We also keep in mind that the majority of our puppies will be placed in loving family homes, wether that be from the young age of 10 weeks, or when they are ready to retire. With that said, we firmly believe temperament is of pivotal importance, and place our smooths according the what home they will fit best in, and excel.
“Not every pet is a show dog, but every show dog is a pet.”AKC Breeder Judge Patricia Trotter
Finding your Breeder
Before you begin looking for your perfect puppy, we suggest that you consider proper puppy buyer etiquette. The necessary first step to ensure success is to stop “looking for a puppy,” and start “looking for a breeder.” Working with a reputable breeder will put you on the path to finding the perfect puppy. A reputable breeder is one that does not breed for profit or with the purpose to ‘sell’ puppies, but to improve the breed with each carefully planned litter.
Breeders who go forward with this philosophy in mind, will inevitably be putting you on the right track to find a puppy of higher quality mentally and physically.
“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”James Cromwell
Our puppies receive the following care prior to going to their new families:
Depending on the age of your puppy, it will have at least its first puppy vaccination. We will provide you with a detailed vaccination recommendation to share with your veterinarian. We follow Dr. Dodd’s Vaccination Protocol to avoid any health issues caused by over-vaccinating, we take this very seriously, and are happy to talk to you about the reasons to AVOID over vaccination.
Veterinarian Health Check:
Every one of our puppies is examined by an experienced small animal veterinarian before it goes to its new home. This exam includes a full physical, cardiac check, and patella exam. We strive to send home, happy, healthy puppies!
This is the key to ensuring that your puppy will quickly become a happy, well-adjusted family member. Our litters are raised in our home with an abundance of attention and handling. Our puppies are introduced to various noises, experiences, surfaces, toys, car rides, motorized vehicles, other pets, children and more so that the day they leave us, they are ready to concur the world!
We get our puppies on a potty schedule early and that foundational training makes housebreaking a breeze. Fox terrier puppies are very smart, and learn early on to take to a schedule and housebreaking.
We are obsessive about cleanliness and sanitation. Smooth puppies prefer to stay clean, and if raised in a clean environment, they will avoid soiling their living area if at all possible. Our puppies are raised with “litter boxes” of pine pellets, and are taught from 4 weeks of age to use their designated “potty area”, to teach cleanliness and potty vs. living areas.
Our puppies receive regular preventative deworming to avoid any parasitic issues.
This ensures your puppy comes with a settled stomach and no dormant issues that will surprise you just after your puppy gets home. We use Ivermectin and Panacur to protect against heartworm and other internal parasites in our older puppies and adults. Once you take your puppy home, your veterinarian can advise you on a recommended program for your dog.
Ready to add a Fox Terrier to your life?
Do you think you are ready to take the next step? Visit our Available page, you can view our plans for future litters, and meet any adults we may occasionally have available. If we aren’t the right fit for you, we can also provide information on fellow breeders we recommend in your area.