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Name: Utah, but his name can be changed 

Color/Coat/Markings: Black & Tan Merle (classic) 

Gender: Male 

DOB: August 20th, 2020

Current Weight: 6.5 lbs 

Pet Price: $750.00 for any new clients

(Utah does qualify for the SFC discount to repeat clients) 

Altered: Scheduled for July 11 and will be available about 7-14 days afterwards. 

Microchipped: Yes

Rabies: 3 year vaccine still current

Immunizations: Up to date! 

AKC Registered: Yes

Genetically health tested through Embark and is 100% healthy and cleared in all areas

Patellas, Eyes and cardiac are certified and cleared through the orthopedic foundation for animals, as well as cleared for degenerative myelopathy (eye disease)



Background: Utah was not born at SFC, but he is our lines! We work closely with other breeding programs and share lines so we can get our lines back with new blood mixed in to keep diversity in our program. Utah is a 4th generation of our original lines. He is scheduled to retire simply because it's his turn. He will be four years young in August. He has been genetically health tested with Embark, cleared for eyes, patellas and heart through the Orthopedic foundation for animals and had his Merle sine length evaluated with UC Davis. He has been DNA'd with the AKC. All of his health testing is public and can be viewed on the above links. 

He is an outstanding dog. He is friendly to everyone he meets and an overall happy go lucky dog. He gets along with other dogs and seems to like all people. He does have the reverse sneeze quite often from excitement. We suggest picking him up and rubbing his neck to calm down his excitement. He does not have a collapsed trachea. If you are not familiar with the reverse sneeze in small breed dogs, look it up now! Utah will come neutered, a final dental cleaning, up to date on all core immunizations, including Rabies. He is microchipped. He has been trained to use a dog door to go outside to go potty, but has been an intact male so will lift his leg. He wears a belly band when in our home. Once neutered and in a new environment, he can be retrained to not potty in the house, but please be open minded that this will take consistency and patience. Utah loves toys and water. He seems to do fine in the car for short travelling. 


 We do not have any cats or small children in our home, but we are open to a home with who may have either. Please be cautious with small children and adopted dogs!  He is not leash trained. He is NOT fully potty trained, especially in a new environment. He uses bellybands in our home or washable pee pads or our doggy door to the fenced yard. He loves his fenced in yard but he would be fine in an apartment setting too. 


We encourage all prospective adopters to really think this through and not take on a dog that may not work for you. We want his next home to be his forever home. To submit an application for Utah, please use our puppy/dog application for consideration.

  • Please be aware that Utah is from a breeding home. He will not be fully potty trained in a new environment and will take patience and the ability to retrain to establish a new routine

  • Please read the post below about the 3/3/3 rule! Not one dog is like another and you need to be open minded when adopting an adult dog who is very used to their current environment

  • Shipping available (new owner agrees to pay for return shipping if placement doesn't work out)

  • Meet in greet encouraged but not required 

​We are available Tuesday through Thursday for meet-and-greets, but contingent on our schedule. 

AKC DNA Profile: #V964562

Embark Health Tested: Clear in all breed relevant categories

UC Davis Merle sine length: 268 

OFA Health Testing Results

Heart: CH-BCA294/12M/P-VPI

Patella: CH-PA2831/12M/P-VPI

Eyes: CH-EYE1203/19M-VPI

Eyes: CH-EYE1203/30M-VPI

Merle: CH-MRL13/12M-PI-CAR

Degenerative Myelopathy: CH-DM75/3M-NOPI

CHIC #: 168841

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