Peter Rolfe, chairman of the bench, told the couple and their lodger he was giving them the longest sentence available to him.
He added: "If we could send you to prison for longer, we would do."
Prosecutor Paul Taylor told the court that Jenkins, 35, had admitted burying the puppies but claimed he thought they were already dead.
He said Mrs Perks, 49, said she knew the puppies were still alive when they were buried. The lawyer said: "She could not be bothered to do anything about it. She said she had other things to do."
Describing conditions at the property, Mr Taylor said: "There was dog excrement all over the floor on the ground floor. The carpet and furniture upstairs was also smeared with excrement. There was excrement all over the property."
Speaking after the sentencing, RSPCA inspector Jayne Bashford said: "No matter how many years I work for the RSPCA this day will remain one which I will never forget.
"All who attended on the day were shocked to the core.
"The whole property was in a disgusting state with pools of dog faeces on the floor of the living room and numerous young puppies living amongst the squalor. Two adult bitches in the living room had clearly been bred from several times.
"The dogs outside, confined in rabbit hutches, had no bedding and barked uncontrollably as if pleading for help.
"As the dogs were being checked over, a police officer was told that a puppy had died that morning and it was then that the abhorrent discovery was made of two tiny puppies gasping for breath beneath a patch of disturbed soil."
She added: "This case highlights all the concerns we have with respect to irresponsible and indiscriminate breeding of dogs and the selling of those animals to unsuspecting members of the public.
"The defendants admitted breeding and selling dogs. Each puppy to them was of value purely for the price they could get for it. adly this is too often the case with people who breed and sell dogs for profit where the welfare of the dogs is not the top priority. To put it simply, they were profiting in death and suffering.
"I hope this case will make people think before they respond to an advert in a newspaper, a card in a newsagents or an internet site advertising puppies as your actions could contribute to fund similar irresponsible dog breeders.
"I am pleased with the sentence imposed; that this back street puppy breeding business has been closed down means no other dogs will suffer at their hands and that at last we can now find new homes for the dogs."
Mr Perks, 74, his wife and their lodger showed no reaction as they were jailed.
A crowd of 20 animal welfare activists gathered outside the court with banners and placards and cheered RSPCA inspectors as they left the hearing.
RSPCA officers, police and a vet attended the property on August 25 last year after a woman who bought a sick puppy from the breeders a few days earlier alerted the animal charity to the plight of the animals.
Martyn Hubbard, RSPCA regional superintendent for the West Midlands, said: "It is our experience that, when puppies are bred and sold as commodities purely as a means of making money, the dogs' welfare needs are way down a list of priorities.
"We need the public to be clear that, by buying puppies from irresponsible breeders, they are in essence supporting the sickening trade in puppy breeding and dealing.
"I would encourage anyone looking to buy a puppy to thoroughly do their research first and make sure they are going to a responsible breeder.