I am a hobby breeder & exhibitor of Yorkshire Terriers and Maltese since 1975. Over the years, I have bred multiple champions in both breeds.
I strive to produce dogs of sound quality, good dispositions, and a beautiful representation of the standard.
All of my dogs are American Kennel Club (AKC), pure bred, champion lineage puppies sold with a spay/neuter agreement. As a hobby breeder, I breed selectively for quality and not quantity.
No breeder produces a dog that is totally free of genetic faults, but for the most part, the dogs I have produced have been healthy and live a long time. I do strive for excellence.
Puppies are viewed after their shot at eight weeks, and go home to their new owners after their second shot at twelve weeks of age. All puppies are sold as a companion dog with a spay/neuter agreement.
During this past year we campaigned three Yorkies to their championship.
I support the dog fancy by being a member of:
- The Yorkshire Terrier Club of America
- The Watchung Mountains Yorkshire Terrier Club
- The Greater New York Yorkshire Terrier Club
- Progressive Dog Club
- The American Maltese Association
In addition, I serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the All Breed Dog Club and The Kennel Club of Northern New Jersey. I am an officer of the Palisades Kennel Club and a past President of the Watchung Mountains Yorkshire Terrier Club.
In my private life, I am a married Grandmother, who is semi-retired, devoting my time to my dogs and new grand daughter, Ava Madeleine.
In these Web pages, you will view dogs I have owned or bred.
Welcome to Castleford.
Please call or email me if you have questions.
Claudia Grunstra Pierro
CASTLEFORD YORKSHIRES AND MALTESE