Dedicated to the pug breed since 1990, we are a hobby/show kennel and breed only the finest, health-tested AKC registered pugs from long lines of champions with amazing pedigrees. Members of the Pug Dog Club of America, American Kennel Club Bred with Heart program, the Greater Atlanta Pug Club, and the Birmingham Obedience Training Club. We do not breed often but, when we do, we carefully evaluate and select pugs who are health-tested and from exceptional lines that will contribute to the future of our breeding program and the future of this marvelous breed. The puppies who do not remain with us will be placed in a loving pet home on a spay/neuter contract. Since our pups are essentially our children, their well-being is paramount to us and we want to find each pup the perfect match and perfect home resulting in our scrupulous selection process with an initial, in depth inquiry form, subsequent dialogue, and sometimes even home visits so we can find the perfect match for each pup and pug lover! The Puppy Culture protocols we follow and extensive training provided for each puppy is a tremendous time commitment but important for the health of each puppy -- both physically and emotionally. Pickwick puppies go to their new homes at 12 weeks of age having worked hard on many basic life skills such as "attention" ("watch me"), “leave it”, “drop it”, "sit", "down", “wait”, puppy push-ups, some fun tricks like touch, shake, hi-five, and will have started crate training protocol for potty outside as well as loose leash walking. Along with their AKC registration, pedigree, vet records, and other supplies, each puppy will have received all but the final round of vaccinations, microchip, temperament evaluation, and tons of socialization to provide the healthiest, breed standard pug puppy possible that is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.