Dedicated to raising healthy, happy Puppies in a safe, comfortable, and clean environment.
Visitors Welcome By Appointment
Chihuahua, Dachshund, Boston Terrier, Pug
Ric-Den Kennels is located just outside the small town of Mount Olive in the eastern part of NC. The
owners have 20+ years of breeding experience. We are nearing completion of our brand-new facilities
located on Shortcut Road which include three climate-controlled kennel buildings with outside runs.
We welcome visitors to our facilities but do have strict guidelines for seeing our dogs. We do not
allow visitors to handle any of our newborn puppies that have not yet received their first vaccinations.
We specialize in breeding Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshunds, Boston Terriers and Pugs. The majority of
our puppies are AKC registered.
what we offer
We began the kennel in 2021 with a vision of creating a facility that would provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment for the dogs in our care and that we would be proud to have potential future puppy owners visit.
The Chihuahua is a tiny dog with a huge personality. A national symbol of Mexico, these alert
and amusing "purse dogs" stand among the oldest breeds of the Americas, with a lineage going
back to the ancient kingdoms of pre-Columbian times. - AKC
The famously long, low silhouette, ever-alert expression, and bold, vivacious personality
of the Dachshund have made him a superstar of the canine kingdom. Dachshunds come in two
sizes and in three coat types of various colors and patterns. - AKC
The Boston Terrier is a lively little companion recognized by his tight tuxedo jacket,
sporty but compact body, and the friendly glow in his big, round eyes. His impeccable
manners have earned him the nickname 'The American Gentleman.' - AKC
Once the mischievous companion of Chinese emperors, and later the mascot of Holland's
royal House of Orange, the small but solid Pug is today adored by his millions of fans
around the world. Pugs live to love and to be loved in return. - AKC
Get to know us
Ric-Den Kennels is dedicated to raising healthy, happy puppies in a safe,
comfortable, and clean environment. It is our goal to place all of our
puppies in homes with families that will love and care for them in a manner
that they are deserving of.
Read what people are saying about Ric-Den Kennels.
I got my puppy Jesse, a gorgeous male cockapoo, in November. He’s amazing- sweet, funny, playful, adorable, smart. Rick and Dennis were wonderful in bringing us together. They are very caring, professional breeders. It’s easy to see they love all their dogs. All the puppies I met were happy and healthy. The kennels were comfortable and homey while still very professional. Rick and Dennis raise beautiful, well loved puppies. I am so lucky to have found them. And through them my beloved Jesse!
Huge thanks to Ricky & Dennis. We placed a deposit on a Boston Terrier Pup and they held him for us for a very special Christmas surprise! Our daughter was so thrilled and we are so happy to have “Jackson” a part of our family! We highly recommend Ric-Den Kennels for your next Fur Baby!
My family has been trying to find a small breed puppy and reputable breeder for quite some time. We came across RicDen Kennels and were absolutely blown away with their facilities, cleanliness and carefulness to protect their litters. Their care, professionalism and focus to quality of various breeds of puppies is unmatched in Southern NC. They were informative, very responsive and affordably priced unlike many of their competitors. My family ended up settling in getting a female Boston Terrier and then I couldn't resist and picked up a Pug as well! They gave us a starter gift package for the pups and all the vet information they had done and we took our new pups to the vet the following day and they checked out 100%. I highly recommend you give RidDen Kennels a chance and schedule a visit, you will be blown away by their love and care for their pups and business. Thanks Ricky and Dennis for our new family members and everything you've done for us!
I would recommend Den & Ric Kennels to anyone. Very , very clean and very good to work with. I went and visited Lizzie for 6 weeks before I could get her . Always very welcoming. Thanks Denise
Would like to thank Rick-Den Kennels for the excellent service they gave us when we went to get our new puppy Bonnie. Their facilities are VERY neat and clean, you can absolutely tell that they love what they do. Highly recommend going to them if you are in search of a pup.
Dennis was honest and transparent throughout the adoption process...
His facility is clean and his dogs are well taken care of..
Ricky and Dennis and Ric-Den Kennels are wonderful. They answer all of our questions throughout the period before we picked up Olive and even after we picked her up. The goody bag we left with had everything we needed to welcome our new family member. The facility is top notch!
Ricky and Dennis were very helpful and accommodating when I went to pick up my Boston Terrier puppy. They made sure I had everything I need and gave me any information I needed for my little fur baby. They care about their animals and more importantly, care about their service. If you’re looking for a Boston terrier, chihuahuas, pugs or dachshunds, they are the place to go.
Getting our puppy from Ricky & Dennis was the easiest, most pleasant experience. Once we selected our puppy Dennis sent us new photos, kept us informed on vet checks, and answered my many, many questions. We lived 4 1/2 hours away and Dennis met us more than half way to get our baby to us. Our Vincent was very healthy and well loved. We have kept in touch with them since getting Vincent home and send them regular updates and photos of his progress. You can tell that their dogs are well loved and cared for. Thank you so much Ricky and Dennis (Thelma and Chester too!) for our sweet, smart, stubborn little man!
We’ve been looking for miniature dachshund puppy for me and my wife. I found RicDen kennels on line which I highly recommend. We purchased two puppies Ace & Daisy that are are bringing joy in our life every day. Again Highly recommend RicDen Kennels. Thank you
We’ve been looking for a Boston Terrier puppy to add to our family. We stumbled on RicDen kennels on puppies.com. They were close by. I sent them a message and heard back in 30 minutes. They were more than happy to let us come out and see all the puppies and the facilities. They were super conscious about the puppies’ safety and sanitation. Rick and Dennis love all the dogs and take excellent care of them. They were super patient with us and let us spend as much time as we wanted/needed with the pups to pick the perfect one. They were more than happy to show us mom and dad, as well as make sure the puppy was completely ready to come to her new home. We put down a deposit and came to pick up our pup the following week. She is the sweetest, most well behaved and smart puppy. I could not recommend this breeder more and have already referred friends to them. If I could give them more than 5 stars, I would. Highly, highly recommend RicDen kennels
I highly recomend Ric-Den Kennels. Ricky and Dennis really love their puppies and take their time with you to be sure their puppies going to a good and safe happy home. Their Kennels are very clean the puppies are clean and taken very good care of. I got a Mini-Dachshound and she is so sweet and pretty. They are so great to work with. Thank you Ricky and Dennis. I will keep in touch!
This is an awesome place. I got my puppy from them. She is perfect in every way. The owners care and truly love each and every dog. It is an extremely clean facility. They know what they are doing. Willing to answer any questions and help in any way. I plan to keep in touch and give them updates. Maybe even go for a visit now and then. Definitely recommend Ric-Den kennels. Not like any other kennel. MUCH MUCH BETTER
This was the best kennel; clean and kept. Ric and Den are awesome breeders and genuine caring for their dogs with love. Would give 5 stars on everything.
Fantastic kennel,very friendly ,professional service,they care very much for all their animals.Our puppy ,Bailey is happy ,healthy and our family couldnt be happier,thanks and appreciation to Ric-Den K!
We are so excited to start our new journey with our baby pug Turbo. From start to finish Ric an Den kennel was amazing to work with. Friendly, caring, extremely clean. We will be recommending then to all our friends looking to adopt a new furfamily member. Going further this will be the only place we work with to grow our fur babies. We want to thank them for all the hard work and love they have put into their facility.
This breeder is excellent, they are so nice and love every puppy they have. They were a pleasure to work with and the poppy I got from them was already sweet because of them. Thank you Ricky and Dennis.
I highly recommend Ric-Den Kennels. Rick and Dennis are not only outstandingly responsible breeders, but very kind and generous (not to mention patient) with those of us who haven't experienced puppy parenthood in a very long time. Ricky and Dennis truly love their dogs and want prospective owners who are as committed as they are to providing safe and happy homes for their puppies. The puppies are beautiful and obviously well cared for. I loved the fact that I was immediately invited to tour the kennels and meet the pup I was interested in. Ricky and Dennis not only answered all of my questions about my new pup, but also provided many helpful suggestions about training my pup and keeping him healthy. They also made sure I had all their contact information in case I have questions or need help with the pup as he grows up. Ricky and Dennis have made a lifetime commitment to provide the best care possible for all their dogs and puppies. My little guy is living proof of that.
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We have an experienced qualified team to take care of your best friend
Ricky has over 20 years of experience in breeding small to mid-size dogs.
Dennis has been passionate about dogs since he got his first pet, Rusty, at 8 years old.
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