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DERETH L WYLLIE
Prescott, Iowa 
Home: (641) 202- 8706
E-Mail 
beartuffrats@yahoo.com
Click Here For Available Pups
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WELCOME TO “BEAR-TUFF RAT TERRIERS
  “THEY ARE AS CLOSE TO HUMANS AS A DOG CAN GET, ONLY BETTER!”

My Rat Terriers are bred with the best of intentions to insure ability, quality & personality. They are a part of my family. Whenever & wherever I can I inform people of the wonderful traits that our pure Ratties have. They are such a fine breed, with the temperament for a perfect family pet, small enough for apartment living, easy to train, hardy enough to withstand children & their rough play & they love to hunt! Most of all, they live to love & please their humans! I always recommend that owners take their new puppy to obedience classes, to teach themselves as well as the pup. It will help the new owner & pup to form a life long bond.

I follow the NRTA breeder’s code of ethics & it is my duty & my pleasure to do so. I breed the Class A longer legged square type, in the small to large Standard size. I also now have a male from Mike Brown of Brownking Terriers, out of the Fire Mountain Decker line. (Mike has one of my pups, “Chip” who joined his kennel in 2004.) “Tank” as I call him, is  Decker. I have all of my dogs registered with the NRTR first, (after much research & thought) & with UKCI. I get photos & updates regularly, & each one seems to be a very vital part of the families that they now live in. Some are on farms; some are used as hunters, some as babysitters for children & other pets, (from cats to ferrets & rabbits!) It makes me happiest to hear that they are so important to the new owners! I do of course have references upon request.

 I sell all of my pups with a written health guarantee & sales agreement, approved by the NRTR. I ship puppies no earlier than 8 weeks, & I will also deliver part or all of the way if we can work it out. All pups have tails docked at 3 days, & are wormed every two weeks from birth. All shots are kept current until they are sold, with a record of all worming & shots included. They are fed vitamins & quality food, & I send a bit of food home so that they can be transitioned to any new food that you will be feeding. Friends & family handle them & every day I give lots of TLC! So they are well socialized from all of the hugs & kisses. My adult dogs are immunized & vet checked regularly. I have kennels for each one of them outside while I am at work. I live on a farm, so they get to romp in & out of barns & be around other farm animals when I am at home. In the fall I try to hunt as much as I have time for. Litters are born inside, with me as midwife! They go outside when they are 3 to 4 weeks.  They learn to do their business outside of the kennel boxes by following mom. This helps them to learn how to use “doggy doors”.

Female pups start at $400.00 plus delivery/shipping. Male pups start at $350.00 plus delivery/shipping. Eventually I will be breeding to increase my Decker blood. Prices will go up accordingly.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me! I have an open door, & I would love to have you visit. Because I work during the day, please call so that I can tell you when I will be at home.

Please call on us! We would all love to chat with you!

A litter out of Kariss & Abraham is expected in late summer/Early fall if all goes well.
I will take deposits at any time & as always I am more than willing to chat about them all anytime!

My Other Links ---- http://ratraceratterriers.wordpress.com/

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It all started with “Bear Tuff’s “Bear”
Sadly, she passed away in the fall of 2004. She was 13” tall, 13 ½” long &18 lbs.  She was a Black/Tan, & carried the Black/White-Tri gene. She usually had 4 to 6 pups. Her Sire & Dam were farm raised & hunted regularly. She herself was a Pheasant flushing/catching & Coon hunting demon! I bred her to Preston’s Buster, (AKA Bandit) a Black/White-Tri. Mark used him to hunt Pheasants. He came from Henry Hainline’s Rat Terriers. Henry was a farmer, avid hunt & trapper & his name is still famously known in South West Iowa for his line of Rat Dogs! This mating produced:
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“Fire Mountain Norths Abraham of Bear Tuff”

 
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Bear Tuff’s “Josie”
14” tall, 14 1/2” long & is 21.5lbs. She is Black/White-Tri & she also carries the Choc (or liver to some) gene. She usually has 6 to 8 pups. She does tricks, loves to go for walks, ride the 4-wheeler, go in the pickup & hunt Pheasants & squirrels, & just to be with me, what ever I may be doing. She is a wonderful mother & would nurse any & all pups that I put in with her!
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Bear Tuff’s “Buster”
came to me by way of a friend. He was given to me, & what a gift he has been! He is 15” tall, 16” long & 21lbs. He is a Black/White, but he carries the Choc/Tri gene as well. His grand dam was also one of Henry Hainline’s dogs. He loves to play ”jump up” & will bounce in one spot to hit my hand. He is never cross with the ladies, always gentle with his babies, loves to hunt rats & moles, & does so regularly, and then he makes sure that I know it by giving them to me! He also packs rocks & sticks around just for fun. Chases a ball, but not sticks. He has the sweetest personality & some of his pups also do the “rock & stick” thing. What a guy!
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Bear Tuff “Honey Bear”
born 2/25/02 out of Bear X Buster. She is a Black/Tan-Tri, 14“tall, 14 1/4“long & 21lbs. She was mated for the first time in the spring of 2005 to Tank. Honey is so sweet natured, like her sire. She hardly ever barks, & only wants to please! She has even picked up helping me “herd sheep” all on her own! She has traveled with me all of the way to Idaho & Colorado, & what a good girl she is!
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Bear Tuff “Abby”
Born 8/8/2010. She is 17" tall & 40lbs as of Feb 2012
Very Sweet Darling Girl !!!
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Brownking/Bear Tuff “Tank”
Born 11/11/03, out of Fire Mountain Decker Stella X Fire Mountain Decker Duke.
He is 73% plus Decker. He is a Black/White-Tri & has Apricot & Blue genes as well.
He is 22“tall, 23 1/4“long & 41lbs. His mature size is yet to be determined. You can see his sire & dam on Mike Brown’s (of Utah) web site Click Here
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Bear Tuff “Dolly”
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Ruby, full sister to Reba...Dam Josie, Sire Buster. Born June 11th 2005.
She is 14.5 inches & 23lbs
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HONEY BEAR & TANK’S FIRST LITTER
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These are the first litter born to Honey Bear & Tank. They are all excellent pups & loved by their new owners with passion!
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Potter out of Tank x Honey Bear
See the puppy photos above
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This is Stella, born 12/20/08. Her dam
is Honey-Bear & her sire is Tank. She now lives in Atlantic IA & this is
from her very first show, (July 2009), in the Morgan Horse shows, as a
"Carriage Dog". She is loved by every one who meets her!
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And Cotton with his Family
out of Tank x Honey Bear
See the puppy photos above
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