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.
These are not my pups but a friend of mine in Ridgeway Va. Please contact Debbie at 276-340-1295 with any questions.Just let her know you seen them on my website cause I am not sure if she has started advertising them yet. This is a repeat breeding. They have always produced nice dogs.There are a few dogs from this same cross that are show dogs. Some are champions and some are almost champions. I have met some of them and all are super friendly happy go lucky dogs. Catcher is the sire to this litter. He is a grand champion. Both parents are from the same bloodlines as Ace and Baby. Catcher looks a lot like Ace. There are 7 pups in this litter. 5 blue merle girls, 1 blue merle boy and 1 black tri girl. The black tri girl and the blue merle boy will be $1500. The blue merle girls will be $1800. You will have to ask Debbie but I think they will be ready to go to their new homes the second week of Oct. This is the only picture I have of them. It was taken the last week of Aug. With any luck I will have a litter by this same male in Oct that will be ready a couple of weeks before Christmas.