Referrals

Many times people ask us for referrals from people who have gotten dogs from us, so we decided to ask some of our puppy buyers for their thoughts.  We were so blessed with their responses…

“After researching the breed and personally meeting several adult dogs, I knew I wanted to add a Pyrenean Shepherd to my agility team.  Next – find the right breeder.  In my research, Terra-Blue stood out above all the others with an uncompromising commitment to breed excellence of health and early socialization.  And Joni has an amazing ability, through the telephone interview process, to match puppy temperament with just the right person.  I now have ‘Banjo,’ a smart, healthy, well-rounded dog that I truly love.   Thank you, Joni.” – Linda – OR (Pyr Shep owner)

We got recommendations and interviewed a lot of breeders in several States before going with Terra-Blue. They are upfront, professional and always available to answer questions both before and after we got our dog. The star by far are the dogs: beautiful, sweet tempered, super smart and excellent ambassadors of their breed.” – Valerie – FL (Aussie owner)

My experience with Terra-Blue Kennels began with an extensive research of herding breeds, as I wanted a new agility partner. After deciding that the Pyrenean Shepherd was the breed for me , I began reading philosophies of the various breeders and speaking with other dog owners. It became clear to me that Terra-Blue excelled in the areas of concern for me – health and socialization. I asked if I could make a visit and was warmly invited to do so. I was very impressed at first sight, having been to other kennels – the dogs were all in the house and there was no doggy smell, no barking – a little of the usual excitement over someone new, but very friendly. The one puppy there was totally at ease with all the others and although not terribly interested in me, he was not fearful either. I was most impressed by the fact that no one was trying to “sell” me on this puppy – in fact, it was not until I said that I was interested in him that Joni said she thought I would be very pleased with him . That puppy is now my dog. He is healthy and socialized, and is an awesome agility competitor – he has incredible drive, is extremely intelligent, and has a real desire to work and to please. (He is also happy to lay by my chair while I work on the computer.) Although reserved with his affection in the beginning, he has become the most affectionate dog I have ever had. Most of all, he is a joy to run with!” – Barbara – FL (Pyr Shep owner)

When I was looking to add to my agility family, I looked at various options with breeders and breed types. When I got to the Terra-Blue website I realized that Joni would be my breeder. The web content was a wealth of valuable information from facts of the breed, to how exactly the puppy would be raised. Once I decided that a Pyr Shep was definitely in my future, I submitted my application, which was so thorough I knew that Joni cared about who these puppies went to. All my efforts led me to have the most loving, sweet, inquisitive dog I have ever had. I could tell that he was raised with love, had good socialization skills, but yet still had the mischievous nature that made him fun. Joni always answered my many questions promptly and thoroughly so my confidence grew knowing I had the support I needed for a breed that was new to me.” – Janet- MN (Pyr Shep owner)

There are three things that were paramount to me when considering getting a dog:  1. Professionalism – Are the people I am working with not only “talking the talk” but are they “walking the walk”; 2. Temperament – I am looking for a solid, well adjusted temperament – this is non-negotiable to me; 3. Follow up – In raising this new family member, when I have questions, will someone with knowledge be available via phone and/or email to answer questions.  There are also several other reasons why I chose to get a Terra-Blue Aussie. First and foremost, Joni Johnson and Emmy Adasiewicz are two very professional people who have been breeding and showing Aussies for over 25 years. Earning the distinction as an AKC Hall of Fame kennel and USASA Hall of Fame breeder put them in an “elite” status. Knowing that I was dealing with people who really knew this breed, my second consideration was the temperament of the dog. My three Terra-Blue Aussies have the heart of a lion and the gentleness of a lamb. They are incredibly smart and easily trained. At all times, they are sweet, loving and patient. I can take them anywhere, meet strange people, strange dogs and they are always well received and well behaved. All three of mine have completed their AKC Canine Good Citizen title as well as Therapy Dog Int’l training. I absolutely could not ask for a better, well rounded dog.  Lastly, I feel so very blessed to have met and befriended two of the most caring and compassionate women in the world.” – Jean – NC (Aussie Owner)

“I have a delightful, wonderful Pyr Shep from Terra-Blue. She is a wonderful, correct, well adjusted example of the breed. Joni has been an excellent source of information and continues to be supportive and interested in all my dog’s endeavors over the years. I plan on adding to our Pyr Shep family in the future with Joni’s help and advise. Thank you for all your hard work and for producing such wonderful dogs!” – Christine – CO (Pyr Shep owner)

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