I breed number one for correct conformation in my puppies. I feel that all of my adults have good temperment and mild herding instinct. I do not breed for high herding instinct in my toy and mini aussies. If you are looking for this type of instinct, I have some good friends that I would love to refer you to.
In order to place a puppy in a home, we will ask questions about you, your family, your home environment and your lifestyle.
You may feel that I am being intrusive or nosy, but questions that we ask each other will ensure that you get the right puppy.
One of our upmost wishes is that the puppy you pick stays with you and lives a long and full life. As a breeders, one of our most important jobs is to match the puppies personality to a new home. Don't let the color or markings of a puppy be your only guiding factor. Our goal is to have dogs loving their family and families loving their dog.
Male or Female; I get asked this question a lot. Which is best? I find that both are very intelligent, easy to train and loyal. I have had good experiences with both sexes. In fact, when I went to get my first (with no intention to breed) I wanted a male. I ended up with female. Both sexes are better pets spayed or neutered. Spaying or neutering your dog may extend their lifespan.
Selecting the right personality is very important; Toy Aussies and Mini Aussies can have several different levels of temperament in each litter. We classify the puppies into two different types:
Mild: These puppies make the best choice for someone looking for a less herding, less active companion dog. They are still very intelligent and can be working stock dogs if you so choose. These pups are considered the "couch potatoes". Very moderate exercise, happy and content to play and relax as you do.
Medium: These puppies will mature to be the best of both worlds. They are generally content to just hang out with you, but are always up for hiking, fetch, and herding. As working dogs, they tend to call off easier as they aren't so zoned in on the task at hand.
I do not breed for herding instinct, the dogs that I choose tend to have a mild or medium instinct. I believe that puppies with mild and medium instinct still can be taught to work stock if that is what you desire.