Whistle Hill Puppies

About

Whistle Hill Puppies is a small, family-owned kennel, breeding Miniature Schnauzers, Pomskies and Cavapoos as well as Mini Bernedoodles. We consider our puppies to be part of our family until they become part of your family. We adhere to the highest-quality breeding standards. The results are puppies that are healthy, happy and free of genetic disorders. We are proud to be recognized as a five-star breeder by the American Canine Association and it shows in every puppy and satisfied owner. Whistle Hill Puppies is here to help you find your next best friend!

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award

Our dedication and commitment to dog breeding is what sets us apart from other breeders. We are a proud member of the American Canine Association “Achievement of Excellence” Star Breeder Award Program. As professional breeders in this program, we have achieved and maintain a 5 star rating. The high quality rating that we attain is a true indication of our quality services. You can find us in Pennsylvania, located within convenient driving distance from several major cities on the East Coast. Work with us and find your next puppy today!

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WHAT IS A “BREEDER”?

I Am A Breeder

My food receipts for a family of seven and my dog food bills match. My water bill has doubled. My electric has tripled. It is I, a breeder, who when my fridge quit, saved the dog meds and let the food go bad. My feet find the way to the kennel before I have even grabbed a cup of coffee in the morning and the kennel is my last stop before bed. While my friends are on a cruise to the Bahamas and my family meets for Christmas, I am home delivering puppies. I haven’t had a real vacation in seven years, but maybe soon. All plans are made around heat dates, whelp dates and vet dates. I shower and 10 minutes later my grandkids say I smell like a dog. My clothes are all stained with fecal matter, urine, afterbirth or bleach. I have to remember to clean my shoes before church. Most of my friends breed dogs. Who else can you call at 3 a.m. for support? Who else has the experience I sometimes need, the med I sometimes need, or just an uplifting word I sometimes need ?

Who else would understand how it feels to have invested hours and hours and hours in a weak puppy to lose it? Or the joy in investing hours in one that lives? I have slept on the floor beside a litter until the crucial two weeks have passed. I have learned to be proficient at micro-chipping, vaccinations, sub q fluids, bottle feeding and tube feeding. My vet knows me by first name. The vet knows my children. The vet now knows my grandchildren. My vet knows it was I who added on the wing to the vet clinic.

I am a breeder

It is to me that 63 days takes on new meaning still excited by every new life. It is I who delivers all my pups, towels and heat lamps on ready, happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled. Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 10-day stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the helplessness of newborns. Puppy breath, a first bark, and a heart for exploration. I am not uneducated, unemployable, illiterate or lazy as some animal-rights folks would imply of breeders. I am a conscientious lover of animals and I have found my niche.

I am a breeder

And although I feel no shame, there is a part of me that feels the need to hide from powers that could come to invade my home and take my dogs …maybe for finding a mild infraction, a leaf in the water dish? A kennel not yet cleaned for the day? A rash I am home treating? I tell my children and grandchildren to hush, do not tell others we are dog breeders, and I wonder when did breeding puppies go into the same secret place as criminal activity?I am a breeder and I am not cruel, dumb, uncaring or criminal. I am not raking in money while sitting on my butt. Every penny I make I earn through blood, sweat and tears. My greatest joy is a healthy puppy and a wonderful home. The cards of thanks and the pictures of my puppy with its new family is the fringe benefits of my efforts. I am an animal lover, nurse, midwife, heavy laborer, customer service representative, and marketer.

AND I am a breeder

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Our Google Reviews
Working with John and Rachel was a wonderful experience and our puppy is remarkable. She is so well tempered, kind, gentle and smart. We have a 6 year old daughter and they’ve become best of friends. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you, John and Rachel for being professional, caring, and thoughtful breeders.
Jeffra Trumpower
Jeffra Trumpower
01:37 16 Nov 22
We purchased a Cavapoo (Casey) on Oct. 3 and renamed her Annie. John and Rachel were extremely helpful and very communicative. When we picked up Annie we readily saw that they were taking great care of their animals. We would readily recommend purchasing a puppy from this breeder. And, after the sale, they remain communicative. PS: We love love love our little Annie. -DAVE & CAROL (our 1st Google review disappeared for some reason)
David Lodge
David Lodge
19:40 19 Oct 22
Thank you again for another great mini snauzzer! Mochi is perfect
dale havens
dale havens
00:58 01 Jul 22
We met a dog on the street that was fantastic and the owners told us that they got him from Whistle Hill. John and Rachel are fantastic and truly care about the dogs before, during and after adoption. Our Cavapoo Nico (formerly Joey) is a gift. He is unafraid, sociable, gentle and a pleasure to train. He sleeps through the night just a week in and that has a lot to do with his temperament in general. The Zook’s provided all the necessary information, paperwork and follow up material for training. We enrolled Nico in puppy kindergarten right away and he is so smart, adapts quickly and knows commands within 3 tries. He is so sweet with our 4 year old daughters and aims to please in every way. Not skittish or weird and always looking to play. Also he was like pre potty trained or something. At 9 weeks he does not have accidents in the house (we watch him constantly or he’s hooked to me with a leash) but we take him out hourly and he knows just what to do.A vet visit here with our vet confirmed that he is a healthy boy with no hidden issues. I feel lucky to have found John and Rachel Zook of Whistle Hill puppies and would easily recommend.
Frank Spatacco
Frank Spatacco
16:36 17 Jun 22
We absolutely love our mini Schnauzer, Duke! Rachel and John are the best at breeding well mannered, loving dogs. Duke was so easy to house train and such a joy to our family. He's 14 weeks old now and busy! Thank you for our baby🥰.
Marguerite Snipes
Marguerite Snipes
14:32 30 May 22
So thankful for our Rosie puppy and the smooth transition of her from America to Switzerland. Highly recommend a puppy from Whistle Hill
Elanee Roth
Elanee Roth
05:59 11 May 22