Buyers and their Pups

"Smiling" Catahoula pup greets visitors at Oregon ranch



Hi Doc Jim. I just had to send I this pic of our Rancho Santiago,TX bred Catahoula, Griffin.  

Anyone who comes to our ranch is greeted with THIS smile!  He really is smiling- but we don't tell strangers this is his "happy face!"  

My barn girl took this picture last week. Her brother was new to our ranch n refused to get out of the pick up!  I see a couple of pups that would fit right in here.

I'm very tempted to visit TX. 



January 6, 2017

Hi Toni, 
WOW… now that is the smile of smiles…. I would not get out of the truck either. 
We will have more pups and have a few 1/2 grown fine pups for sale. You 
are always welcome to visit TX and the rancho. 
Of course, I have not noticed any of our pups with such a fetching smile. 
Many thanks for sharing, 
Waggin Puppy Tails 
Dr. Jim




"Hula Girl" son's best friend


Just thought I would share this with you guys,

We are loving "Hula Girl",

She is my son Rocky's best friend.



We broke out in a big smile when we received this picture of one of our great 2015 pups out of Bosco X Feet.  After all of these years we are still amazed by how our Catahoulas can be so gritty and courageous on the hunt and also serve as gentle, loyal, loving, caring protectors of "their" children and famalies. 

Dr. Jim 







Dr. Karen & her prospective therapy Catahoula














Dr. Karen, of San Antonio, Texas, has a natural great trusting calming easy going relationship with animals and especially with Catahoulas.  All of the Rancho Santiago Catahoula pups, hunters and breeders were instantly happy and trusting with Karen.

Karen and #5 female pup out of the 7-20-16 Elvis X Emma litter picked each other.  The plan is to help #5 grow, develop and train into a service - therapy dog to help clients in her counseling work with all ages of folks.

Talk about an instant bond and trust... the next morning after going to her new home this Rancho Santaigo kennel raised pup went jogging with her new person !

We are thrilled that this special pup is with this special person. 

Dr. Jim and Maria




Today - third day on leash. We jogged this morning 2.5 hours!! She stayed behind or beside me. Balked one or two times and we worked it out....gently but firm
This afternoon I came home to walk her.
She balked a lot but I stayed firm and calm. She got it and we went to dog park here. She was so good! She jogged around again with me in the park with no leash and watched a young Springer spaniel go for the ball and bring it back to its owner. Then she joined in a little bit and play with the other dog. When it was time to go at least you're up and when she tried to block I didn't need to do anything but gently touch the leash and she followed me.
I'm trying to send you a video but it won't go through it was this morning jogging 
I learned so much from you! Thank you because I'm using everything you told me and from the books I'm listening to.
Please Note this pup had never been on lead or a leash as of 11-14-16.  We are proud of Karen and super proud of her Rancho Santiago pup's intelligence, flexibiliity and trainability.  

Dr. Jim 



"Ruger" happy in North New Mexico

David and son. Great Northern New Mexico folks.  

     "Ruger"  growing fast

Go figure!  Ruger and his best buddy the cat.



HI David and family, 
A smile burst out across my face and a nice chuckle of joy came out as I enjoyed your pictures. 
We are elated that Ruger is a great addition to your family. 
thank you for sharing, 
Waggin Happy Puppy Tails 
Dr. Jim 

Dr. Jim,

Thought I would send some pictures and let you know that Ruger is not only getting big!!....but also overall just a great dog that has brought a lot of joy and happiness to our family.  Ruger and our kitten play more than he and our terrier! 


Thanks once again.


David C.  


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