Decker and Old Dominion Terriers





THE BEGINNING: our first outcross litter the F1 generation.


Apollo's Pedigree

Bred to BriarBey's Jolene 2018


Daughters for the Program

1/2 Decker 1/2 Amstaff.

Bringing the Basenji back in.

1/2 Decker 1/2 Basenji


The Basenji and Amstaff will all be blended in to the Decker Terrier for more diversity,

 health and stamina.  Now known as "The Old Dominion Terrier".  NOT a new breed

a rebranded breed, going back to some of what created them to begin with.


     We love the size of our Decker Terriers and know full well that as time

passes we will lose that because of the chihuahua and toy breeds carried

within the rat terrier lines. 

     The biggest difference between the Rat Terrier and the Decker Terrier

is the BASENJI in the lines, Deckers should never have been registered

Rat Terriers and because of that we are confined to breeding to Rat

    We went looking for the proper outcross's and one that is already

within these dogs historically, and what created the larger much loved

farm dogs of old which have all but disappeared due to the push in

history towards the toy breeds. 
Below is the ancestery tree of the Rat Terrier as stated by the Rat   

Terrier Club of America.

(note*  You will not find Basenji in this tree.)

(note* If you like the bigger dogs, adding chihuahua and toy genetics is not going to keep them bigger.)


We are also aware of the health problems within the Rat Terrier breed and are moving

 away from many of those problems.  These statistics can be found on the NRTA site.


Follow this link for  more detailed information  We have no intention of

changing the look of our dogs, our objective as we move forward towards breed status is

to maintain what we have all grown to love!  Through out my 15 yrs. as a breeder of these

wonderful dogs, I have paid close attention to Decker percentages which is something I

was taught early in my breeding practices and is also something that no one is paying

attention to.  I have never outcrossed to a Rat Terrier, I'm not about to start now, for

their sakes and ours.  I am seeing more and more puppies advertised as Deckers yet

those puppies have the chihuahua apple head which is going to come from the rat

terrier. It will be specified with any upcoming litters which puppies are the Decker

Terriers and which ones are the Old Dominion Terriers, although several breeders are

currently registering their Deckers as foundation stock with: The Old Dominion Terrier




The Old Dominion Terrier Registry.