A Word About Our Puppies
From day one, all of our puppies are handled and observed for conformation, personality and ability. Conformation Show quality puppies must be correctly marked and show no overt faults at time of release. Agility, Herding, Obedience and Pet puppies can show non-regulation markings and less stringent conformation but will not exhibit any noticeable trait that would prevent participation in these areas. We are free to answer questions regarding our impressions of each puppy and will be frank in our responses. When choosing a puppy as a companion or family dog, please remember that boys make just as good, if not better, pets than the girls. If neutered by 6 months and not exposed to an un-neutered adult male, most boy puppies will not learn to hike their leg and mark territory. Some of our best pets have been boys.  Australian Shepherds, in general, make wonderful family/ranch dogs. They are extremely intelligent, loyal and fun loving. They do require exercise and interaction with you. Prior to placing one of our puppies we will want to know why you want an Aussie and whether you understand your responsibilities in adopting one, as well as what type of home you are offering. We love our puppies very much and want them to be loved by you.
Having said all that, we have come to understand, over the years, that often picking a puppy to become a member of your family is not something to be taken lightly and can be a very emotional decision. Some might question how this can be done by long distance and not in person. Over the years we have discovered something rather wonderful, if not mysterious. Often an emotional bond will develop between a person and the puppy they pick even before they physically meet for the first time. Let me relate an experience we had as an example; Several years ago, we sold a puppy to a buyer from Japan. He wanted an Australian Shepherd to compete internationally on the Japanese Frisbee Team of which he was a member. He picked a little mismarked boy. He told us he was sure that was his puppy. Due to quarantine regulations, the puppy would be 3 months old before he could go home to his new family in Japan. His new family decided to make the trip to the US to pick him up personally when the time came. The day finally arrived and I went to get the puppy while the couple waited with my husband about a 100 feet away. As soon ass the puppy and I came through the door, Kenji went down on one knee and held out his arms. The puppy took one look at him and raced across the building and jumped into  his arms kissing him all over his face. That puppy knew his family. I can't tell you how many times this has happened. Too many to be just a coincidence. Now when some one calls or writes to say that one of the puppies on our website is supposed to be theirs - we believe,
All puppies come with health guarantees and shots up to date. Most come with eligibility for registration with AKC and ASCA. Puppies are released for pick up at 8 weeks. At that time we can "ground ship" them, however we don't "air ship" puppies until they are 10 weeks unless you are carrying them on with you in the passenger cabin. All costs associated with shipping will be charged to the buyer.