Our dogs are completely house dogs, our companions, and rarely see a kennel. As such, the puppies we produce are only available to similar situations. We don't hold on to puppies trying to find show homes. Although we would love for our little ones to be able to show, our first priority is the BEST home for them. We like to be close and available for our puppy families so our puppies are generally only available to homes in Colorado. We raise our puppies in our house and use early neurologic stimulation. We feel it helps make a healthier, more well adjusted puppy. We do recommend taking your new puppy to obedience classes at a young age to start them on the road to being a great family member. Aussies require lots of socialization to become happy, well adjusted family members. We like to think that we start them on the road with different sounds, smells, sights, people, etc., but you will need to continue to socialize your puppy appropriately.
We don't charge more for different sexes or different colors. The same amount of time, energy and love go into each puppy. Our puppy price is $2500 with a mandatory spay/neuter agreement, unless a special arrangement has been made. Speaking of spay/neuter, it is our recommendation that spays/neuters be done no earlier than one year of age. For many studies on this, google "early spay/neuter".
We have a contract/guarantee. While nothing will guarantee that a puppy is perfect and will live to 15 at least, we believe that we have done all that we can to have a healthy litter. We have made choices in our breeding program to promote longevity and health. There is, however, no guarantee that your puppy will never have an illness or condition. Managing a veterinary clinic, I see the heartbreak when a beloved pet becomes ill or has an injury. We will never knowingly breed any dogs with genetic conditions that would shorten the lifespan or make their quality of life less than ideal. In turn, we ask that you practice safe procedures as well when you bring your puppy home. Please don't overvaccinate. Please don't intensely exercise for at least the first year. Please don't use chemicals on the lawn that puppy recreates on. Please use less toxic chemicals when cleaning around the house. Please keep your puppy at an appropriate weight. Please choose a high quality food with a reputation for quality and a long history of testing and do not fall for fads like boutique brands and exotic ingredients. We would be more than happy to discuss different food options.
We maintain a wait list and take deposits after the litter is born. At the 7-8 week mark we can work together to determine which puppy is best for each home. Puppies will go to their new homes after 8 weeks old and with their first vaccine, eyes checked and vet checked.
Both parents have their hips and elbows OFA'd and their eyes cleared yearly. There are alot of different genetic tests available for conditions that Aussies can have. We have checked all of our dogs for those and their results are on their individual pages.