A note to all families who are looking for their first Aussie. I can not express enough to please do your research on this breed. I have been owning them for over 20 years and like so many others will always own one. 20 years ago they where all working lines. My female's bloodlines do have working lines in them. Some more than others.I for one like a little working lines in my dogs. They are very smart,loyal,loving companions. They are a herding breed who was designed to keep the herd together and protect them. They can be the same with their families.It is in their nature to be weary of strangers. They require a lot of socialization for the first 2 years..Even though your puppy is super friendly when you get him/her you have to do your part in training your pup. My males are all show lines. This helps mellow out some of the herding instincts but keep some of the traits I love about the working lines. There are pros and cons to both working and show lines. I ran across this read and although I do not agree with all she says about the working lines it is one that everyone who thinks they want or trying to decide if an Aussie is what they want should read. I have also posted another good read I feel that describes an Australian Shepherd. It may change your mind about owning an Aussie.I am OK with that. As an Aussie lover myself I would rather you know the pros AND cons before you get a puppy verses you getting a puppy that turns into a dog that is too much dog for you and your lifestyle.Aussies are an amazing versatile breed that with training can do any thing you ask of them BUT they are not for everyone. As a breeder it is my responsibility to my pups to try my best to match them with the best family suited for them the first time. This will also benefit you. I have several families who have came back when they where ready for their second and a few for their third pups from me.
Here are the 2 reads I was talking about.
My pups come with their AKC Reg. Paperwork, a 2 year health guarantee on hips and eyes.Tails are docked.My pups go to my vet between 6 and 7 weeks old for a healthy puppy exam as well as their shots.You get all their records.They also go home with some food I feed. Here is a link. as well as a go home puppy kit. Puppies get litter box trained.Puppies do not go to their homes until they are 8 weeks old.
Please go to my past puppy page and see what my puppies look like as babies and what they become as adults.
I will not have any more litters born this year.. I do have plans on breeding a couple of our girls later this year for puppies January thru March.
I do have a friend in Mount Airy NC who has 2 litters now that will be ready at Christmas. Contact Brenda Martin at 1-423-914-1731. Pictures below. There are 3 black tri males-2 red merle males- 4 black tri females-2 red tri females- 1 red merle female and 1 blue merle female. Tris are $1500 and merles are $1800.