Lubbock, TX and are known for the temperament and health of our hedgehogs.
Ever heard the saying "Happy Cows Come From California"? Well, I'm not sure how true
that is but I am sure that Happy Hogs come from Texas. Here we do not breed for biggest
litters or for the most profit but we take our time finding the best parents with the cleanest
and healthiest pedigrees in order to make you the best companion. We have spent a large
amount of time and energy in finding a vast number of healthy pedigrees from all over
the nation. We do not breed hedgehogs that have ill temperaments as it does carry into
hoglets. If cancer has shown itself early in a lineage we also remove these pedigrees from
our program. From the earliest day possible our hogs are held and socialized so that they are
ready to show you how much fun and love they are capable of.
So what's our goal and what motivates us? Many scientific studies have proven that our human lives are longer, healthier and happier alongside an animal companion. It reduces stress, increases heart health and so much more! Here we take the time to not only do what ever we can to better the hedgehog species with extensive pedigrees and selectively breeding only the healthiest, friendliest hedgehogs but to do so in a way that we can better human lives as well. This is a passion we love very much and we take very seriously.
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Hello there! Welcome to Happy Hogs!
Happy Hogs has been a member of the IHA, IHR and HBA* since 2010
License # 74-A-1470
International Hedgehog Association Member Number: B1086
*HBA (Hedgehogs Breeder's Alliance) disbanded winter of 2012.
Note that many of these national clubs lost funding at some point so not many remain. However, we wanted to show how actively we have tried to continue our education and support our communities.
In Loving Memory
October 30th, 1988
June 10th, 2020
A husband, a father, and an amazing friend. Grant brought
home our first hedgehog and supported Happy Hogs for eleven years while working with hundreds of families before he lost
his battle against cancer.
It will never be the same without him here.