Our foundation bitch:  CH Larimar's Stardust CD, CGC, ROM


Welcome to our pugs' website.  In this site, you will find information about our beloved pugs, who are--first and foremost--our cherished family members.  We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to share our home and hearts with this amazing, funny, sweet, and smart breed for the past 25 years.  Each one of our pugs has been special.

In 1996, we were lucky enough to adopt CH Larimar's Stardust CD, CGC (Star). Star is the fawn foundation of our pugs.  In 2004, CH CandyLand's BLKHawk of Arvay (Kirby) came to live with us, and he became our black foundation stud dog of our line of black pugs. 

There have been 26 conformation champion, obedience, agility, rally, or trick dog title holders since 1996 who are direct descendants of Star or Kirby.  Title holder or not, all of our dogs are champions of the heart to us and to the families who get to adopt them. 

The health of our beloved breed is a priority.  We have been doing OFA testing on our pugs since 1996.  In fact, we have been doing testing since well before the parent club even recommended that pugs have these tests.  Our pugs are tested for OFA hips, OFA  patellas, CAER, and NME/PDE susceptibility before they are used in our breeding program. Although genetic tests alone cannot guarantee against all illnesses and diseases, they do allow for the opportunity to make better, more informed decisions. 

Because we care so much about the appearance, temperament, and health of our breed, we have met the requirements to be recognized as an American Kennel Club (AKC) Breeder of Merit-Silver as of April 2021.  This is a program designed by the AKC to recognize "accomplished breeders...who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed" by conducting the required health testing and having at least 25 dogs who have earned AKC titles (AKC website, 2014).

Since we are serious about
meeting specific health testing standards, participating in continuing education to excel our dog breeding program, being accountable and responsible for our dogs, and meeting a tradition of excellence, we have also met the requirements to be included in the AKC's Bred with H.E.A.R.T. program since 2016.  

You can learn more about us through the following links, which are located at the top of each of the web pages:
  • About Us.  Click on this link and use the drop down menu to learn more about us, or to get to the Adoption Process page to learn more about our seven-step Adoption Process, upcoming litters, or available pugs, or to contact us
  • Our Girls:  Click this link to see our current girl pugs on their individual pages or  use the drop down menu to click on the girls' individual pages.
  • Our Boys.  Click this link to see our champion boys who are offered for stud service for approved girls or use the drop down menu to click on upcoming boys'  individual pages. 
  • Our Champions.  Click this link to see a list of all of the titled pugs we have bred, co-bred, owned, or co-owned.  
You can also contact us for more information.  

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