Contact us to schedule a visit with the puppies. We will bring them all out for a quick visit, then you can spend individual time with the puppy of your choice. $200 non-refundable deposit to reserve a puppy. Merles are $1300, Black tri is $1000. Breeding rights may be available for an additional cost for the right puppy and the right owner. firstname.lastname@example.org
The one thing to remember when training an Australian Shepherd is the high energy also means you need to keep his interest. Because of the high level of intelligence, this breeds needs to be exercised, played with, or trained daily. You will hear that the Aussie can be a demanding dog, often wanting and expecting tremendous time from its master, which is true. While somewhat possessive of the master, proper socialization and training can take this potentially bad habit and turn it into something positive.
One of the best ways to be successful when it comes to training an Australian Shepherd is to work with a reward system rather than punishment. In other words, when the dog does as you command, you would reward the positive behavior with a treat or playtime with a favorite toy. This type of training helps to bond dog and master closer, while making for a happy dog. Unfortunately, using punishment will only break down trust between master and dog, which could lead to some serious behavioral issues.
2018 PUPPIES! SOLD OUT
Four adorable puppies were born February 3, 2018. We got ALL boys this time and our first red merles! They will be ready for forever homes around April 7. Our puppies are hand raised in our home to ensure they receive lots of attention, love, and socializing. They will have been handled a lot by children and adults of all ages, around two house cats, and of course with their mom and dad. Puppies begin paper training at 3 1/2 - 4 weeks of age when they begin walking. Now at 6 weeks of age pups are taken outside after every nap to do their "duty". We like to set the stage for potty training success. Puppies are in beginning crate training also. Puppies are trained to go down small sets of steps, walk on dirt, grass, snow, carpet, tile, wood, and stone. Our dogs are registered with the American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR). Puppies can be transferred to the registry of your choice including National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR) or American Kennel Club (AKC) as Miniature American Shepherds. Keep in mind that ASDR will require you to give up your ASDR registry if you decide to register as AKC. $200 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a puppy.
Dam -- Sacks Pacific Kya Blue
Blue merle with bright copper points, full mask and partial white collar, red factor. Kya doesn't realize she is small. Kya is 12" tall and 13 lbs. Full aussie with strong herding type. Loves agility and will climb anywhere with us and will endlessly retrieve balled up socks which are her favorite! She is our shadow dog always available for endless snuggles. ASDR registered. Red Factored. Genetic testing: MDR1 Normal/Normal
Sire -- Jingle All the Way
Black Tri Color with red factor. Because Jingle and Kya are both red factored we can get lots of colors of aussie pups including black tri, blue merle, red tri, and red merle. Jingle is 10" tall and 10 lbs. Jingle only likes to herd Kya, otherwise his herding instinct is fairly low and he is a big play baby! Jingle's coat turned out to be long, but bred with Kya they turn out beautiful puppies with correct medium coats. Jingle is dual-registered with National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR) and American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR).. Genetic testing: MDR1 Normal/Carrier
Male Blue Merle. Left blue eye, right eye brown. Possibility of red factor due to sire and dam both being red factor. Nice strong features. Estimate 12-14", 15-18 lbs. Wants to be with people ALWAYS. Loves to climb in your lap. Will be a snuggler as well as a play baby. Love his temperament, cool and confident without any pushiness; began looking to be with us as soon as he could walk.
Male red merle. Right blue eye, left eye amber, possibly blue flecks. Fun, Racoon stripes across eyes. Rudy is the second smallest of this litter and estimate 12", 12 lbs. Rudy is aussie active and a little shy, but has shown great resilence. What this means is that although he may shrink back a little from a new experience, he will quickly recover and want to investigate. Easily adapted to the clicker on his first day!
Male black tri color. Copper points are already nice and bright. Brown eyes. Smallest one in the litter and oh so cute! Will be a small toy. 10-12", 10 lbs. Very relaxed puppy. Has shown some shyness in the last couple of days as the other bigger puppies begin to explore further afield.
Copper was our first dog and our introduction to Australian Shepherds. He is the best dog ever and knows lots of tricks. He always has a word of greeting when we get home. He is an amazing dog and sired two of his own standard Aussie litters before we switched to toy size. Our son Jordan was only about 7 when he began training Copper in a class for kids on the autistic spectrum and we credit this amazing dog in large part for helping Jordan's recovery from Asperger's Syndrome.
If you would like to register your puppy with AKC instead of ASDR, you must first register with ASDR then fill out this form to register with AKC. ASDR does not allow dual registration with AKC, so your ASDR registration will no longer be valid. Choice of registry is really up to you as the owner. Factors to consider may be which hosts shows in your area and personal preference. National Stock Dog Registry is also an option. There have been many changes in registration of miniature Australian Shepherds in recent years. Read more about it online and then make your choice.