Puppy Information

Future Puppies

We anticipate the following:

May 2024, 4-6 pups (4 are spoken for)

early June 2024, 2-3 pups (1 spoken for)

late June 2024,  2-3 pups (1 spoken for)

July 2024, 2-3 pups (1 spoken for)

Our girls are like young women living in the same dorm, they cycle at about the same time, so more will come into heat soon.

If you are interested, please contact Cary at (916) 730-8375 or email  him at cjtrexler@ucdavis.edu.



Why are Norwich terriers so difficult to find? 
There are simply fewer people breeding Norwich terriers. In 2020, 38% fewer pups were born than in 2008. This is the reason why we prioritize puppy placement with those who are willing to show and breed. We need help keeping the breed alive. If this might be something you might be interested in and you live in Northern California, we'd be happy to mentor you. (Source: NTCA, 2021)
Stanley after a harrowing day. Too much football. (photo by Mark Jensen)
This acrobatic pup (Nosey) lives in So Cal with her older brother Genghis (also on the champion page) and the Clarke family. (photo credit- Morgan Clark)
Puppies at 1 week old.
Puppies at 1 week old.
 
Puppies at 3 weeks.
Puppies at 3 weeks.
 
bonding moment with female puppy
bonding moment with female puppy
 

Best Puppy in Show 
Sun Maid Kennel Club 
Fresno CA.
February 18, 2024

 

Verdant's Sweet Child of Mine (Axl)

Sire and Dam: CH My-Lynn Cloverridge Silas x CH Verdant's Breaker of Hearts

Axl won BBPIS at the Sun Maid KC. He only competed at two shows as a 4-6 month old pup. He is an Apollo great grandson.
  

Group 4th Best Puppy at the 2024 Desert Empire Terrier Club of Southern California

 

Russet (or as his owner Kate calls him - Spud) first won Best Norwich Terrier Puppy at the show. He then went onto be awarded the 4th Best Terrier puppy in the entire show. This show is the largest terrier show on the West Coast.

 

Best Puppy in Show
Kennel Club of the California Serria
Placerville CA.
May 30, 2022

GCHS CH Verdant's Levi the Lucy One x GCH Verdant's Dreamin' of the Ivy Leagues

Missy won BBPIS on Memorial Day as did Ian (see photo below)  1 year before. She is a showgirl for sure and moves like the wind.

 
Best Puppy in Show
Oakland Kennel Club

Vallejo CA
March 2022

Verdant's Hold Fast to Dreams (Langston)

GCH Castannewf's Little Red Corvette x GHC Verdant's Enthusiastica Evita

Langston had an exciting 4-6 month beginner puppy career. He was shown 7 times and was selected Best Terrier puppy each time. He was awarded Best Beginner Puppy in Show once by terrier expert Wood Wornall.

 
Best Puppy in Show
Kennel Club of the California Serria
Placerville CA.
May 31, 2021

CH Verdant's Taki the Tiny Greek x GHC Verdant's Kantankerous Karissa

Ian did really well for his first show weekend. He beat 45 other puppies of different breeds to earn BPIS. We have high hopes for Ian in the coming years because he loves showing his stuff.  

 
Best Beginner Puppy  at the Sacramento Kennel Club.
Best Beginner Puppy at the Sacramento Kennel Club.

Verdant's Matta Hari Tiny Dancer- Best Beginner Puppy at the 2017 Sacramento Kennel Club. We are pleased that Jesus Reyes, our hairdresser and co-owner of Hari's mom allowed us to breed Connie. She produced two lovely pups.  One placed with a young couple in the Stockton area. 

TAKI THE TINY GREEK
TAKI THE TINY GREEK

Puppies from Verdant Norwich
As of January 2024, we have over 40 families on our wait list for puppies.  Altough the number is 40, many of the people waiting for pups have their names on the waiting list way before they are ready to adopt a pup. Therefore, we sometimes have pups that need homes someone cancels right before the pup is ready to go to its' forever home.  If you are interested in purchasinhg a companion pet, please go to the questionnaire page and fill out an application.  We use these forms to place prospective buyers on our wait list. Because Norwich pups are so difficult to find, we hold true to the order of families waiting. If you have submitted an adoption form and heard back from us, you are on the list and we will do our best to honor your request.

If you are willing to work with us to have a pup shown to championship, you will advance to the top of the list.  Our hope is that by prioritizing those who want to breed and show, more healthy Norwich can be provided to the public.  If you have never shown before and live in the Northen Calfornia area, we would be more than happy to help you learn about breeding and showing.  If you are interested in a show dog and would want to have a professional handler to show your dog, we would also move you up the list as well. We suggest you contact us via email or phone to get more details about showing and breeding. 

Andrew and the Verdant pack settled in for the night.

Connie free-whelped 2 pups in early January 2018 - both boys are doing well.  The pups are already promied to loving familes.

 
Pup just waking up
Pup just waking up

Verdant's Lucky Levi at about 8 weeks old.  We called him Buddha for a time because he had such a huge belly. He is looking very handsome now that he is 6 months old and will be shown the first time at the Norwich Terrier Club of America Specialty show in May 2018. See him showing off this belly in the photo below.

Fergie whelped 4 pups on October 13th, 2017.  The 3 boys and 1 girl are already spoken for.  One is headding to Napa, one to Laguna Beach and one to Pasadena.  The pups will go to their new familes at the beginning of the new year.

Sire: GGCH Apollo
Dam: Verdant's Fergie the Fashionista

Bonnie (Verdant's Chica Bonita) free-whelped 6 puppies (3 female and 3 male) on 6 May, 2017.  This is a huge litter, our biggest ever.  The sire is GCH Michans Mick Like a Rolling Stone. Bonnie did it.  She weaned all 6 pups and they are fat and sassy.  They each weigh about 3 pounds.  They are all spoken for and will go to loving homes.

Bonnie's female pups.  Late May 2017.

Bonnie's pups, litter of 6, at 1 month old. All are doing very well.  Most have grown from 6 oz. at birth to about 2 lbs as of June 3, 2017. 

Talulah recently free whelped a litter of 2 puppies. Sadly, the second puppy boy was breech and stuck in the birth canal and we simply couldn't get it out soon enough to revive him. Whelping a litter is not for the faint of heart. The puppy's sire hails from Pennsylavania, GCH Fentondale Rudy Rooster's Rabbit Ridge.   

Boonie had 5 pups on Sunday morning.  She delivered at 57 days, which is about 3 days earlier than typical.  One male pup was about 75% of the weight of the other 4 pups.  He is now gaining weight and we hope for the best.  In total, there were 3 males and 2 females.  The litter was free-whelped, meaning that Bonnie delivered on her own.  When possible we always let the bitch deliver on her own.  This is Bonnie's second litter being free-whelped. 
Some of you have asked for a picutre of Bentley (GCH TALIESIN DOUBLE BRASS), the sire of Bonnie's pups.  Annie, Bentley's owner, sent this photo of him.
Bonnie is doing very well with her pregnancy.  She is getting quite large and is starting to seek out pillows to relieve the pressure of the growing pups.  She has a week and a half, or there abouts to go. 
Vinnie at 9 weeks old
Vinnie at 9 weeks old
 
BE CAREFUL WHEN BUYING A NORWICH ON THE INTERNET. As members of the Norwich Terrier Club on America and leaders in the Northern California Norwich Tierrier Club, we are concerned about our breed. Great job Dana Esquibel for helping to perserve our breed. Norwich are not easy to come by and you may need to wait some time to get one of these wonderful and spirited little guys, but it's worth it.  Please check out this link to see a persistent issue with our breed:

https://norwichterrierclub.org/norwich-terrier-buyers-guide/

We also would like to refer you to this very accurate, in our opinion, video from Discovery Channel's Animal Planet.  It helps to explain our breed; and, really it's pretty much on the money:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkiBPFrYSuo

As an aside, we try always to have our females whelp naturally.  Sometimes we lose a pup, but seeing a mom come home from the vet knocked out from anesthetic is not what we like. Some of our fellow breeders disagree with our descion, but if one of our girls is in trouble we head straight to our vet. We also health test all our breeding stock to make certain we have the most healthy pups we can.
Bonnie at 9 weeks old.
Bonnie at 9 weeks old.
 
Female Puppy at Week 4.
Female Puppy at Week 4.
 
Male Puppy at Week 4
Male Puppy at Week 4