About Us

Happy Tails Alpaca Farm

Rick & I began our farm in 2006 in Blacklick, Ohio and relocated in 2012 to China Grove, NC.  We’ve directed our focus applying strategies allowing our farm to be successful as a business.  Our breeding strategy involves matching the female’s positive traits and pairing them with studs that can enhance those traits and add the next level to create a cria that raises the bar.  We are continually infusing new male and female genetics to keep our herd vigorous.  We specialize in breeding huacayas with the goal of maintaining correct conformation and focusing on uniformity of fleece.   Our machos & hembras bring home Championships and Judge’s Choice awards on a consistent basis.

We’ve learned the value of mentoring and are willing to share our knowledge and experience with new breeders or breeders that need help determining their niche.

We stand behind the health of our alpacas and the integrity of our show quality breeding program.


Char & Rick Johnson

Char and Rick Johnson

“If I could give more than five stars I would! Char and Rick run a top-kotch operation raising high quality alpacas. They have been an invaluable source of information and support as I am starting my own alpaca herd. I have visited Happy Tails farm a number of times to learn more about various aspects of the business. Their love and respect for the animals and the alpaca industry is obvious.”

Tammy F.

New Alpaca Owner