Elk Creek is not a volume breeder. We occassionally breed to perpetuate or lines. Our waiting list can be very long. Most of our clients are from recommendations from past clients. Our buyers are very discriminating and look for Russells of distinction.
We do not sell puppy show prospects because we feel it is unfair to the buyer. Most of all it is unfair to the puppy who may or may not fulfill the expectations of being a good representative of the breed at maturity as show or breeding quality.
This comes with knowledge gained through experience with the breed since 1985. We do ocassionally offer young adults who have been evaluatd by people we consider experts in our breed, have proven themselves in the show ring and have passed the appropriate health screenings. It is very important to us only the very best quality Elk Creek Russells are used to represent the breed in the show ring and to perpetuate the future of our breed as sire and dams.
All appropriate guarantees along with a detailed health record are given to puppy buyers at the time of the sale. We do all required health testing for the Russell Terrier including Baer, Luxation Petella, PLL, Cerf, and DNA to verify parentage. We do require a signed spay/neutor contract for companions. You are welcome to contact us at any time if you are looking for a special Russell. Our prices reflect the quality of Russells we sell and varies according to the puppy. We feel whether they are placed for work, show, or breeding all puppies have their special place in this world. We strive to make sure they they are placed in homes best suited for their capababilities. It is our responsiblity to represent them accurately to insure a secure future for them. Buyers must sign a contract to return any puppies or Russells to us in the event they can know longer keep them for whatever reason or whatever age.