About TAC Team Kennels:
TAC Team Kennels is a joint breeding and training facility owned by husband and wife team Darian and Jo Stern.
Darian is a certified Dog Trainer and employs Balanced Training techniques with dogs that come to our facility. Darian brings over a decade of experience with the Toy Fox Terrier breed, and the TTK lines boast multiple CH dogs in recent 3-generation pedigrees. All of our Toy Fox Terriers are health tested, listed on the OFA website and/or have obtained CHIC numbers. Darian’s main passion is breeding high quality, well-bred Toy Fox Terriers to ensure the continued survival of the breed.
Jo is our “breeding specialist”. Growing up her family had Boxers, sparking a lifelong love for the breed. At an early age she began helping a close family friend with breeding, whelping, and raising their dogs and puppies. At 12 years old, she stepped into the ring and discovered a passion for showing and handling dogs for Conformation. She now actively works towards the betterment of the breed by focusing on temperament and breed standards. With our Boxers working towards Obedience, Trick, and Conformation titles she maintains the highest standards for our dogs. All Boxers are health tested and available results registered with the OFA.
Our oldest son, Jace, has always been “behind-the-scenes” as our Professional Puppy Pal when we have litters on the ground. He started handling dogs in the Conformation ring shortly after his 8th birthday and is now working towards earning Junior Handler points in the UKC! Jace is a big part of our program and is already an expert in socializing puppies. We’re very proud of all his hard work and look forward to his successes in the dog world.
Our dogs are raised in a family setting on our 18-acre farm. We provide a rich environment for exploration and pride ourselves on producing well-balanced, happy puppies. Our children are a big part of our breeding program and assist with desensitizing puppies to various situations. We love each and every puppy we produce — and we hope you’ll love them, too!