Breed Traits & Characteristics
My name is Terry Solomon, and I am located in California, San Francisco (yes, its in the United States, directly between state of Oregon and Arizona….we are not in “Mexico”). It is about 50 miles from Arizona, 80 miles north of the wondrous Carlsbad Caverns and 60 miles from Sitting Bull Falls….and all the camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, four wheelin’ and huntin’ you can find time for.
We are a member of a Bronze level AKC Breeder of Merit. I DNA test for PRA-1, NAD, VWD and CFVII, and OFA for hearts, patella’s and eyes. We are 15 in numbers, each one of us have 2 breed of dogs at home.
I avoided making “alliances” in the beginning, because that seemed to burn bridges with other breeders, ie: if you buy from breeder “A”, you’re blacklisted from buying from breeders “B, C and D” and vice versa. I felt that importing and shipping was the best way to remain independent and hopefully to avoid much of the drama that goes on ring-side. It doesn’t seem to be that complicated any more, as I am seeing more and more “newbies” in the ring every year.
If you would like to get into showing and breeding, We would recommend going to the AKC website and signing up for a mentor. I didn’t know they had a mentoring program when We started, but it would have been a lot easier if I had. I consider my good friend Kathy amore of Starfleet Papillons in Corrales to be my strongest mentor and supporter. I deeply value her opinion and my appreciation for her direct honesty is beyond words. I like things direct and to the point, and she never fails to tell me the truth. I love her for that.
We live on almost 6 acres horses, chickens and a couple guard dogs. I also raise Chihuahua.
3 Paps Before my life with Papillons began and before the family exploded in size, I co-managed a private animal shelter that was owned by a vet. I was sent to some animal behavior classes, as well as to local groomers to learn how to groom. On my free time, that vet started teaching me the skills of a Tech (Veterinary Assistant). I relished those skills and later on, they helped me to get a job as a Vet Tech when we moved to another town. It has been BY FAR, my very most favorite job, working for Dr. Jeff Graves and Howard S. Wilson.
Prior to the private shelter, I worked in a no-kill humane society shelter. What a horrific experience! “No Kill” shelters are a noble idea, but completely, and enormously unrealistic. On a good day, I only had to carry 15 dogs to the dumpsters, and a bad day, it was closer to 30-35. The dogs that were not killed by each other, were killed by disease. The thing about no-kill shelters, is that they tend to be over crowded. Sometimes bleeding hearts just can’t say “no” to taking just one more in. And when they do turn dogs away, those dogs just get turned loose on the streets because waiting your turn on a waiting list that rarely opens up is just not possible when you have a dangerous dog you need to remove from the home.
I can tell you from a very bad experience, that there are far worse things than death, and for a dog, being warehoused can certainly be one of them. Working so closely with the rescues and shelters, I have found that, even though they mean well, it is not always the best thing for a dog. I know too many “foster homes” for pets that have no business caring for another living creature and in any other setting, they would be fined for hoarding, and I just won’t take the chance of one of the pets that I am responsible for, ending up with one! Many times, these “rescues” and “fosters” are just glorified “dog flippers”; people who use their status of “rescue” or “foster”, to “rescue” dogs from unsuspecting shelters and families, then sell or breed the animal for profit.
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“Mentoring: A way to oppose the Animal Rights Crazies” an AWESOME article about how to fight the Animal Rights Movement, and why you should. If the link doesn’t work, please google it, its really well worth the read!
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We are a member of the PCA (Papillon Club of America ), Rio Pecos Kennel Club and a participant in the AKC Breeder of Merit Program and have achieved the Bronze level. If you would like to catch up with us and watch our dogs in action, we try very hard to participate in the annual kennel club shows in NM (Hobbs, Albuquerque, Las Cruses, Albuquerque, Roswell and T or C) and in Tx (Midland, Abilene, Amarillo). When time permits, we do try to travel to the bigger shows in Pueblo, Longmont, Colorado Springs, Aurora Co, Dallas/Ft Worth, San Antonio and Glen Rose Tsx, and Flagstaff and Show Low At when we can.
Our purpose is to improve and keep healthy the puppies breed and help individuals and families with the companion dog they are looking for through the love and care of a Pomeranian and other breed. we work with positive strategies in caring for our dams and studs, raising and empowering puppies to be the best they can be by incorporating the teachings and software program of Badass Breeder’s advanced puppy curriculum and temperament testing, Gooddog education, and AKC classes in addition to my experience as an animal caregiver and breeder. We are committed to continued education and animal care. We are currently enrolled at Unity College for a Master’s in Animal Science & Behavior. We recently joined the IAABC to become a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant as well as study dog training courses. Caring for my dogs, making companion matches and animal care is my passion and focus in life.
Female-owned business breeder of top-quality Pomeranians. Our puppies receive the ultimate care and socialization by being born and raised in the home, spoiled with a lot of handling and love, hands-on training, and exposed to daily home routines. This ensures puppies are better prepared for life with their forever family.
Pomeranians are bred for health, temperament, exotic merle, parti, and wolf sable colors with a focus on family companionship, intelligence, athleticism, training, and social skills with other dogs and people. I strive to provide our clients with wonderful, healthy, family companion dogs to find a match for both our puppies and the family’s needs and wants. We are dedicated to the health, welfare, enrichment, training, and happiness of our dogs.