From 6th May 2016, new legislation states that every dog owner must ensure that their puppy or dog is microchipped; with the owners details to be registered on the appropriate database. This includes full name and address of the keeper with relevant contact numbers, along with all pet information: breed, sex and colour. This must be kept up-to-date if the owner moves house or updates their personal information
The microchip is a small electronic chip, inserted harmlessly beneath the puppies skin between their shoulder blades. This allows him/her to be individually traceable with their unique 15-digit number, which can be read by a microchip reader
All of our puppies are ready microchipped prior to leaving for their new homes, which we register over to you at point of purchase. We now offer our own microchipping service, with us having 5 trained members of staff onsite, all happy to carry this out for you. For only £10 we can microchip your pet and register you as the owner, all while you wait!
Don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team on 01522 789191 who will be happy to assist with further enquiries regarding microchips
Many of you remember visiting Little Rascals and more importantly remember Churchill. Well we can confirm that he will infact be a father in the coming months and his puppies will be on our website very soon.
Here at Little Rascals our team are on hand 7 days a week to help you choose the right puppy for you.
We can advise you on any of our breeds and compare with you suitability. We are more than happy to send you pictures of our available puppies upon request via email and will continue the support after you take your new puppy home.
We take great pride in our puppies and like nothing more than photo's and updates on how our little guys are growing up as they enter their new lives.
We have links to Facebook on our page and we update all new litters, sold puppies and testimonials daily.
Please don't forget to follow us on Twitter again you will find the link on our home page.
Any questions please feel free to contact us.
Just chilling our dogs are our priority and as you can see it really is a dogs life. We have new litters available this weekend including the popular Scottish Terrier so keep checking back as they will be updated by Friday and ready to leave after their vet check.
Little Rascals have a fully stocked and competitively priced shop, We have a beautiful line of beds for all sizes and breeds of puppy.
We stock plastic carry cases for the journey home, Toys including the very popular Kong's, bowls for both water and food and a huge line in leads and collars.
Why not take a look in our shop open 7 days a week 9.30am to 6.30pm when purchasing your new puppy or when your just looking for more items for your existing pet.
We have currently got new beautiful Pedigree Chihuahua's, Pedigree Beagle's and Basset Hounds, Cockapoo's and Puggalier's ready to go to their new homes.
We are currently experiencing large call volumes due to the variety of happy little puppies we have so please if you don't get through first time just keep trying we are here to help you find your new family member.
French Bulldog - we are proud to announce that we have an amazing black and white, Pedigree French Bulldog little girl now ready to go to her new home. French Bulldogs have a playful and athletic temperament and are very sociable and affectionate so would be the perfect addition to any family
Little Rascals have some stunning new litters of designer and cross breed dogs including Cavachon, Maltipoo and Cav-A-Malt. Everyone is welcome to come and take a look at these beautiful happy little pups, We are open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 6pm so please feel free to call in.
PENGUINS played a starring role at the launch of this year’s National Microchipping Month, which runs throughout June.
The penguins at London Zoo are one of 726 different types of animals there, with all except the small birds and fish microchipped and registered with Petlog.
Petlog is owned and managed by the Kennel Club, and it created National Microchipping Month to highlight the benefits of microchipping and encourage owners to chip their domestic animals.
“Thousands of pets go missing every year and many are not reunited with their owners as they lack any form of identification,” said a spokesman for Petlog. “However, those microchipped and registered with us can easily be identified and returned to their owners.”
KC spokesman Caroline Kisko said; “The penguins at London Zoo presented a unique opportunity to demonstrate the large range of animals which are able to be chipped. London Zoo obviously has to have a clear way of identifying individual animals, but it is just as important for owners of household pets to do the same in case they go missing.”
So...If you have a Penguin or for that matter any other companion friend please do not hesitate to contact us regarding microchipping!
Little Rascals keep their website up to date daily.
Our customers are our priority and we strongly advise anyone looking for a puppy which is not currently on our website to subscribe to the puppy waiting list. You can find a link on our home page and this will enable us to keep you up to date with our new litters.
Thank you for taking the time to browse our website and should you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
With Winter drawing in and the nights getting darker, due to health and safety on our site we regret to inform that we have made slight alterations to our opening hours. From November onwards we will be open as follows:
Weekdays from 9am - 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am - 5pm
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, don't hesitate to contact us on 01522 789191 if we can be of any further assistance
Little Rascals are open 7 days a week, no appointment is needed to come and meet our adorable little puppies.
We open at 9.30am and close at 6.30pm as we like to keep our puppies in a routine making training easier when they leave to go to their new homes.
We are happy to give advice on all our breeds and help you find the best puppy for your needs.
Our after sales support team are available Monday to Friday should you have any queries or would just like to update us on your puppies progress. Contact details are on our home page.
Little Rascals always request that you feed your new puppy Royal Canin Mini Junior as this contains everything your puppy needs and avoids issues connected with diet changes. Royal Canin is available at most good pet stores and is a complete food and should always be fed dry.
As a guideline small puppies (Shih Tzu) will require approximately 170 to 200 grams per day measuring cups are available again at most pet stores. Large puppies such as Cockers require approximately 250 to 270 grams per day. These are guidelines only and need to be increased as your puppy grows. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
To encourage your new puppy to eat during the first few days you could add a table spoon of puppy meat to his/her diet available from most supermarkets. Plain Chicken, Ham or scrambled egg will also encourage eating.
In smaller breeds it is always beneficial to give him/her a little lick of honey during the day.
Fresh Water should ALWAYS be available to you puppy.
Toys are great for stimulation but please ensure you check the age limits before purchase, rope toys and kongs are a good choice for young and older dogs.
Avoid treats in the early months, use plain boiled chicken or ham for praising your puppy.
Please remember Little Rascals have a fully stocked shop and we can provide you with everything you need to get started at a very competitive price.
Training begins from day 1 be consistent and firm, please contact us for more useful tips and advise.
DO NOT forget we are only a phone call away
Here at Little Rascals we love nothing more than to see our puppies growing up and feel that it has come to a time to honour them all with their own page. It's great to hear what they are all getting up to and that they are bringing so much love and joy to their families.
It also gives an opportunity to keep in touch with brothers and sisters from the same litter as your puppy!
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS AT LITTLE RASCALS: on Christmas Eve we will be open from 9am - 1pm no appointments needed, then from 1pm - 5pm we will be taking appointments only. Should you wish to make an appointment, either to collect a puppy or to visit our litters, please contact us on 01522 789191. We will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Little Rascals would like to announce that some of our puppies are now vet checked by two independent vets and also carry an EU travel passport. This is at no extra cost to our customers and is a real bonus to people looking to travel with their puppies in the future.
Please feel free to call in 10am-6.30pm no appointment needed to see our little rascals.
Most small Pedigree and designer breeds available and ready to go to their new homes.
Please see the website for latest availability all puppies are chipped, wormed, flead, vaccinated and come with a months free Petplan insurance.
Speaking at the British Small Animals Veterinary Association’s congress, and reported in this week’s Veterinary Record, Ms Zulch said it also had to be accepted that every puppy is an individual with its own strengths and or weeknesses
Owners should view the practice of raising puppies as educating them, rather than training them.
Puppies spend less than one per cent of their life for six weeks of their life at ‘puppy school’, and there is a risk that owners consider this is enough, said Helen Zulch, a lecturer at the University of Lincoln and consultant at the university’s veterinary behaviour clinic.
Too much emphasis is placed on teaching puppies ‘obedience’ rather than praising good behaviour, a veterinary congress has heard.
At Little Rascals we believe you should be able to see our puppies during their daily playtimes. To enable you to be see their interaction with other dogs we record videos of all of our litters and include them with the adverts.
We have recently uploaded new festive themed videos of all of our adorable puppies to YouTube. These videos can be found at the end of each individual advert and are included on all of our social media sites. Alternatively you can subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch them first!
Click the link here to subscribe to our YouTube channel now
Here at Little Rascals we have our own onsite shop with a range of products for all your new puppy needs. Including collars and leads of adjustable sizes and various other puppy accessories. We also have a selection of food and water bowls available, along with beds and blankets to suit all dog breeds.
Little Rascals have some stunning puppies ready to go right now and if we haven't got what your looking for please still feel free to come and take a look.
Please also feel free to complete the puppy alert subscription form and we will contact you when your puppy is ready to go.
Many people wonder what makes Little Rascals a popular choice for the purchase of a new puppy.
Little Rascals have been licensed dog breeders since 1965 and have a great understanding and knowledge of all the dogs we breed. We offer free advise 7 days a week and invite our customers to pop in no appointment needed between 9.30am and 6.30pm.
We have the experience required to ensure you make the right choice for your family when purchasing your new addition, We also have on site two qualified CSQP's who are professionally trained in animal medicines and health advice.
We offer a wide range of accessories for your new puppy in our fully stocked pet shop including beds, leads, bowls and carry cases.
All our puppies have one and some two independent vet checks, they have had a vaccination, they have been flead and wormed, We activate 4 weeks free Pet Plan or Buddies insurance (subject to excess) prior to you leaving the premises, We will register your Micro Chip to you whilst you are here and provide you with a puppy pack which contains useful advise, food, blanket and insurance information. Some puppies also carry an EU passport ready for travel.
We are then available 7 days a week for advise once the puppy has left us and is in his/her new home.
We encourage our customers to post to our Facebook page photo's and updates so we can see how our puppies grow up but not only this people can connect with other customer's who purchased from the same litter. Please click the link above to follow us on Facebook.
We’ve put together some simple steps to help take away those first time dog owner nerves about toilet training
Positive reinforcement - Praise your puppy every time they do something right! As puppies don’t speak the same language we do, you need to ensure that your puppy is aware of their own good behaviour and begin to learn that this is desirable
No negativity - Following on from the first rule, do not punish your puppy if they get it slightly wrong. You have to remember that each new addition is a small puppy, with a small bladder and there will be some accidents along the way. They will not learn through negative response and when punished may result in the training progress going backwards
Be persistent – Until your puppy begins to learn the art of toilet training, you will have to put in time and effort praising and giving attention once they have done something desirable. “Each reward reinforces the right behaviour”
Watch for mistakes – New owners have to always be on the lookout for any little accidents and be sure to prevent them before they happen! Make sure that whenever they begin to show signs of wanting to go to the toilet, to take them outside straight away and to reward the good behaviour once it does happen
Get in a routine – Start to learn when your puppy will need to go to the toilet. This is usually first thing in the morning once they wake up, after eating or drinking and usually every few hours during the day. At these points take your puppy out and be ready to show reward
Restrict area when leaving puppy alone – from early stages the mother will have enforced for them not to dirty their bedding area, so when left in smaller spaces they will be more inclined to hold it so they don’t cause mess to the sleeping area. This must be done with caution as your puppy won’t be able to hold their bladder for very long at first and you must ensure your puppy doesn’t stay in there too long without interaction from you. Regular visits to let your puppy out will help to reinforce this training
Cleaning up accidents – When tackling accidents in the house, be aware to use enzyme-based cleaner to remove any possible trace for your puppy. Regular cleaners will remove any unsavoury smells for us, however the scent will still be present for puppy
Start from day 1 – As soon as you get your puppy home, get them familiarised with their designated toilet area. Ideally a section of garden that you know is safe and enclosed
Carrying on the training – If you have to leave puppy alone for a section of time during the toilet training process you are best ensuring that you can find someone to stay with your puppy to continue your hard work and carry on their routine
Don’t panic! – Finally, don’t panic! Toilet training is easy once you keep to your routine and begin to reward any behaviour you would like your puppy to continue
Here at Little Rascals all of very much loved puppies come with the following when they leave us to start their new lives in your family.
• 1st Vaccinations
• Fully Completed Health Check Card
• Wormed and Flead to date
• 4 weeks free Petplan Insurance
• Puppy Training pad for the journey
• A Puppy Toy
• A blanket for comfort
• Puppy Pack containing food.
All our staff want to ensure your happy little puppy as the best start and the minimal amount of stress as they join your family.
Here at Little Rascals we provide advise 7 days a week and a no appointment visiting schedule between the hours of 9.30am and 6pm.
With our combined experience and knowledge we can provide the right information on all our puppies and ensure you walk away with the correct breed for you.
We vet check all our puppies prior to leaving and at this point they have a vaccination, flea and worm treatment and are micro chipped.
We will provide you with some food, blanket, 4 weeks free insurance and also register your Micro Chip for you whilst you are here.
You will be given a pack which gives tips and advise including what to feed and when.
Please see our testimonials page for information on some of our puppies which have settled into their new homes already.
Please also take a look at our puppy subscription link where you can be notified of a breed you are specifically looking for.
When making a payment through paypal to secure a puppy please would you ensure you complete the description box at checkout with the details of the puppy you wish to purchase, your full name, address, contact number and email address. Many thanks.
Little Rascals take exceptional care of all our dogs and puppies and we want to ensure that all our puppies have the very best start in life:.
All our puppies come as standard with the following:.
A vaccination and signed vet card (Our independent vet is on site every Friday afternoon):.
4 weeks free insurance with either Pet Plan or Buddies (Claims subject to excess), these companies will then contact you prior to the policy lapsing to discuss suitable continuing policies with you:.
Puppy Pack which contains information on your puppy, guidelines as to what to feed and what quantities dependant on size, Information on insurance, bag of food and a blanket for comfort:.
SOME of our puppies have had two independent vet checks and have a valid EU passport:.
Micro Chips are registered to you whilst you are here as standard, Micro Chipping means your dog has a unique code which when scanned shows your name and address as the current owner and is held on a national database:.
We provide you with tips and advise on maintaining the health and wellbeing of our smaller breeds such as Pomeranian and Chihuahua babies:.
Currently we have two qualified SQP's on site 7 days a week to advise on animal health:.
Our fully stocked shop can provide you with all your puppies needs at competitive prices:.
On top of all this we are here 7 days a week to provide you with knowledgeable support at all times.
Please see our testimonials page for the latest updates on some of our puppies as they grow up. Please keep sending in Photos it is great to see them settling in and enjoying life.
Please click on the link above to see up to date testimonials, Please like and follow us on Facebook.
Once our adorable litters are available to be advertised we update our website daily, in order to keep you informed which puppies we have coming forward each week
All of our litters are very much loved, cared for and are part of our large family. We take great pride in having all of our dogs and puppies vaccinated, wormed and flead each week when we have a vet visit from Orchard House Veterinary Surgery
All of our litters are fully wormed and flead, microchipped and have received at least their first vaccination prior to leaving for their new forever homes. The majority of our litters are now fully vaccinated, age depending.
Here are our upcoming litters for this week; our beautiful Morkie little boys and girls are now ready for their new homes
Our stunning French Bulldog x Pug babies available in the coming weeks!