The Australian Shepherd is a well balanced dog of medium size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual agility. Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and coarseness with coloring that offers variety and individuality in each dog. An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bob tail. His gait is smooth, free and easily shows agility and efficiency of movement.

The Australian Shepherd is intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. He is an exceptional companion. He is versatile and easily trained, performing his assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm.

The only recognized colors are blue merle, red merle, solid black, and solid red. Blue merles and blacks have black noses and eye rims while red merles and reds have liver (brown) noses and eye rims. All colors may be with or without white and/or copper trim. Preferred height for males is 20-23 inches and for females 18-21 inches at the shoulder.

Australian Shepherds are considered by many people to be the ideal dogs. Their uncanny intelligence, whether herding livestock or being a companion is always at work. The Aussie’s loyalty and devotion are beyond question.

History Of The Breed

Contrary to his name, the Australian Shepherd is not an Australian breed at all. We can trace his early ancestors to sheep herds, many of which were brought from Australia. Basque shepherds on the west coast were known to have “little blue dogs with bob tails” in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Sheep were imported from France, Spain, England, New Zealand, and Australia along with shepherds with dogs. In the western United States the Basque shepherd and his little blue dogs came to represent shepherding as much as the Scotsman and his Collie in Britain. In Australia there are dogs similar to Aussies called German Coolies.

Although their exact origin is unknown, there is no doubt that the breed was developed in the western United States by livestock producers who used the dogs for working. The fact that the dogs also excelled as a cattle dog made them ideal for our many diverse farm and ranch operations. The breed evolved to the demands of their farm and ranch owners.

Aussies have been used for many purposes. Their use with livestock demanded a natural worker who was easy to train. Their devotion to their owners made them the ideal family farm dog which was needed to guard the homestead. Modern times have seen these talents used in even more diverse ways such as Search and Rescue, Drug Detection and Hearing and Handicap work. The original purpose of the breed as a working stockdog is still maintained across America on ranches and farms as well as through competition at stock dog trials.

Purchasing Information Please Read!

Our prices are $1350-$1750 for AKC Registered Puppies (limited registration only). Full registration available on a case by case basis to established breeders for an additional fee. Prices per puppy increase depending on coloration and eye color.

Deposits are $250 for each puppy. All Deposits paid are NON-Refundable (including wait list deposits) unless the animal dies on our property or becomes ill and I am not able to sell it to you. Please do NOT pay the Deposit unless you are 100% sure that you want the animal. Once the deposit is paid, the animal is removed from sale and is yours to pick up when it is ready to leave its mother. If you change your mind about your purchase, your deposit will not be refunded. The only way deposits are refunded are if I cancel the sale for any reason.

For your convenience, deposits for animals can be made to us thru PayPal, Venmo or Cashapp. Using one of these to send your deposit will get it to us immediately and we can mark your pet as SOLD. Payments through PayPal will REQUIRE an additional fee of 4% added on to the total. Your puppy will not be held until the correct payment amount is made. Balance on all animals must be made in CASH when the animals are picked up. No personal checks are allowed the day the animals leave our farm.

*All puppies are sold as PETS ONLY! You will be REQUIRED to initial our sale contract and spay/neuter agreement upon placing a deposit on a puppy. On pickup you will be REQUIRED to sign the contract. Registration papers will be HELD until we receive proof of spay/neuter. You must send veterinarian’s proof of spay/neuter or invoice bill with the veterinarian’s state license number and his/her signature for verification. There is a 72 hour health guarantee for all puppies from time of pickup or delivery. 

All puppies will have their tails docked and dew claws removed. All puppies will be given their first shot at 6 weeks old, all other shots will be buyer’s responsibility. Puppies will be wormed at 2 weeks,  4 weeks, 6 weeks and 8 weeks old.  All puppies will be given a health check by our vet at 6 weeks old. All puppies will be microchipped prior to leaving. Puppies go home with 30 days free Trupanion insurance and Nuvet samples as well as other goodies! We are open to keeping tails on puppies! Our Aussie puppies are well socialized with children and cats and desensitized to scary things. The health, quality and temperament of our dogs is of the utmost importance to us. We do offer airline shipping for our puppies. Puppies can easily be shipped in-cabin with any airline that allows pets! We can flight nanny your puppy to your airport or you can fly to our closest airports and we will meet you there. Our closest airport is Akron Canton Airport. We can also meet at Cleveland or Pittsburgh airport. We are possibly willing to deliver your puppy to you. All shipping expenses are an additional expense determined seperately from the purchase of your puppy.

*Read and BRING the sale contract and spay/neuter agreement with you upon coming to see our puppies!

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