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. They are not apartment dogs.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. 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.Aussies are an amazing breed 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 is the read I was talking about. http://www.karenshanley.com/raising-an-australian-shepherd-puppy/
My pups come with their AKC Reg. Paperwork, a 2 year health guarantee on hips and eyes.Tails and dew claws 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.