How do we determine the cost of our puppies, and how do we calculate their value?
You are investing in your next family member, who will be with your children for 15-20 years.
We offer our pups with a spay-neuter contract option at these lower prices so families will have the opportunity to enjoy these special Norfolk Terriers we know and love. We are very selective in our placements and we are searching for discriminating families who will appreciate and agree to preserve and protect these rare bloodlines.
We are not backyard breeders or typical breeders. Our puppies are part of our family, each one is precious, and we are looking for the perfect forever home for them. Our prices are fair and competitive with the current market.
This is not how we make a living, this is a very expensive hobby that is an art and a science, that we greatly enjoy.
How do you determine pricing?
Our Norfolk Terriers are very unique and we feel these unique lines deserve and demand a certain level of commitment. Our terriers are bred to be extremely healthy and hardy. We breed for health and for temperament first, and for conformation second. They are very carefully selected for their special qualities. This requires a great deal of research and a great deal of time invested. This does not come naturally to a breed, it must be carefully developed and with watchful patience over generations. We utilize all the genetic science that is available to us in our pedigree research. Our breeding program and our socialization program exhibit a high level of commitment to raising healthy and well adjusted litters, going above and beyond. Our unusual three year guarantee, a lifetime of personal service, integrity, commitment and expenses all factor in when we determine our pricing structure. To be good at what you do is one thing...To strive for excellence is quite another. We are committed to excellence.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act
but a habit." ~Aristotle
PRICE vs. VALUE
"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money ----- that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing is was supposed to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying too little and getting a lot ----- it cannot be done.
If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that, you will then have enough to pay for something better."
John Ruskin, Philosopher 1819 - 1900
What does for 'pet and family purposes' mean?
These prices are for pet and family purposes. We do not sell breeding rights with our puppies. Our puppies are ideally suited for family homes. Upon providing proof of spay/neuter with an invoice/ letter with your veterinarian’s signature and license number, we will then release the letter of permanent transfer of ownership to you. At that point we will provide a pedigree history and the formal AKC registration certificate will be mailed to you. When you take your puppy home it is considered temporary guardianship/custody until you fulfill the spay/neuter part of the contract. Please read the entire contract that follows later on this page. You will not officially be the legal owner until we receive the vet's proof of spay/neuter, and we release the permanent transfer of ownership.
We look forward to working with your family and helping you find your next family member. We have a long and successful track record of matching the personality of the puppy to the personality of your family. We will design the ground work to tailor your puppy's training for him or her to be successful in your home and to best match your family's needs, routines and lifestyle. We work together as family and you become extended family members of our Trinity Farms Family. This is a forever placement and we will always be here to help you as your pup matures and reaches his or her potential as a loyal, and devoted family member.
Price: Our males are 2700 and females are 3500. We have a three year written health guarantee and a temperament guarantee as well. Most Norfolk breeders will not offer any guarantee. Please do your research and your homework. Interview the breeder and ask all your questions. Please know you are welcome to call and chat with us at any time about our Norfolks and we'd be happy to help you in any way we can.