Welcome to the virtual home of Pickwick Pugs.
Dedicated to the pug breed since 1990, we are a small (2 people) hobby/show kennel located in Alabama, USA. Our pugs live with us in our home as cherished family members.
As preservation breeders we only include the finest, health-tested, breed standard pugs in our breeding program. We are the home of many AKC champions and grand champions and our pugs also hold titles in obedience, tricks, canine good citizenship, and more.
We believe strongly in the importance of health screening and include the recommended health tests in accordance with the Pug Dog Club of America: Hip Dysplasia, OFA Evaluation; Patellar Luxation, OFA Evaluation; CERF Eye Examination and Susceptibility to Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE)/Necrotizing meningoencephalitis (NME). We also include additional tests not required by PDCA such as Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD), Cardiac evaluations, Spinal X-rays, DNA tests for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), and we hire professional trainers/behaviorists to conduct temperament evaluations. We only include pugs in our breeding program who are healthy, exemplary representatives of the breed standard and have spayed/neutered some of our champions and grand champions if they did not meet our standards with the age 2+ health testing.
All Pickwick Pug puppies are raised, trained, and extensively socialized using Puppy Culture protocols, and positive clicker training techniques we have learned over the years through our studies with such legends as Ian Dunbar, Karen Pryor, Victoria Stillwell, and other amazing behaviorists, vets, and trainers. Pickwick Pug puppies are very often the "star students" of their Puppy Kindergarten classes!
We are proud members of the Pug Dog Club of America. In addition to our work with show pugs, we are also involved in canine rescue and foster work with Furever Home Rescue and other organizations.
In addition to our participation in AKC conformation, resulting in numerous championships, our pugs also participate in rally obedience, tricks, Canine Good Citizenship, canine freestyle, scent work, and other fun activities.
Every puppy we breed is registered with the American Kennel Club (paid for by Pickwick Pugs), and microchipped with AKC Reunite, and regularly examined and vaccinated by our amazing board certified veterinarians.
We invite you to browse our pages and share in our passion for pugs!
Jeff and Amy
Here are some of our award-winning pugs and champions:
Some "Gotcha Day" photos and puppies' wonderful owners.