When you first message me I want to know if you have owned Australian Shepherds in the past or currently. If not, we need to have a chat to make sure this is the right breed for you. I don't mind answering questions about the Australian Shepherds even if you are not buying a puppy here. I got my first one when I was a kid and have been hooked ever since. You can call me at 760-207-3401
NOTE - I DO NOT SHIP DOGS! I actually prefer the Wiggle Butts stay here in Southern California if possible. If you live out of the area but within driving distance. Best to call me to talk about possibly getting a puppy from here.
Puppies are sold with LIMITED AKC registration which simply means there are NO BREEDING RIGHTS. They are intended as gorgeous great family pets and/or ranch dogs. I rarely sell dogs with breeding rights, too much stress for me being worried about them.
I ask for a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to reserve puppies. It only takes a few minutes for me to get a deposit via Venmo or Paypal which is how most puppy buyers pay. Waitlist buyers get the first choice of puppies. People that bought puppies from me in the past are moved to the top of the waitlist in the order they contacted me. Usually about a year or two after buying a puppy, people contact me to buy a second Aussie which is great! We schedule pick up of your puppy after they are 8+ weeks old, all dewormings up to date, first shots are completed, they are eating dry food with no issues, and have solid stools. I want puppies SUPER ready for the big transition to a new home. New people, new water, and sometimes a long car ride to the new home.
Deposit status when posted on the website:
Deposit Pending - Waiting for the deposit to arrive.
Reserved - Deposit has been paid
Sold - Puppy is paid for in full and has been picked up
We can accept the $100 deposits via cash-type apps. The balance must be paid in cash at pickup. We can arrange for you to mail a check in advance. Checks need to be received, deposited, and cleared before the pickup date if you are going this route.
Aussies are a family hobby, we have 1-3 litters per year and we are not pet dealers.
Puppies are sold with LIMITED AKC registration which simply means there are NO BREEDING RIGHTS. They are intended as gorgeous great family pets and/or ranch dogs. It is a rare occurrence, but I have sold a few dogs with breeding rights over the years. There is a higher cost and many conditions for this sale. Best to call me if you are looking for a dog to possibly breed someday.
The day you are coming to pick up your puppy. DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT visit other breeder's homes, doggie daycare facilities, pet stores with puppies, dog shelters, dog parks, or anyplace with young dogs. WHY? You risk infecting your new puppy with a contagious illness. Yes, 1st shots help, but not 100% protection until they had ALL shots and boosters. Please don't bring illness to my ranch :( I'm very protective of puppies until they have had first shots. I guard my unvaccinated puppies even from my own friends and family who visit the ranch. Good idea to bring a crate (unless you have someone to hold them on the way home), towel or blanket, and paper towels in case they get car sick on the way home. I will provide you with enough food until you can purchase a big bag. A reminder that they are babies. Stress, being picked up a bunch or a car ride can lead to them tossing their cookies :)
We use Bil-Jac Large Breed (PUPPY) Dog Food Here - I prefer puppies bought here stay free fed on Bil-Jac. Please don't let your vet or local pet food store talk you into some other goofy brand. They are motivated by profit. My motivation is happy healthy dogs. I want my puppies free-fed Bil Jac Large Breed Puppy so they can grow to reach their full potential. We also feed fresh-cooked chicken and a salmon supplement/treat to our dogs. I will put a link to the supplements on my favorite things page.
SPECIAL NOTE - VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU BUY THE LARGE BREED FORMULA!!! You buy the one for small dogs and you will end up with a sick puppy. The formula for small dogs is very very rich. Make sure to get the LARGE BREED PUPPY :)
Springtime on the ranch means baby Boer goats, baby Peacocks, sometimes baby barn kittens, and puppies. Very very busy here, and I pretty much work from sun up until I pass out. When we have new babies, I get about 3-4 hours of sleep because I'm checking on them all night via cameras and physical checks. I'm not a store. The ranch is my home and the critters are my hobby. You have to be patient with me getting back to you. Animal care is first priority here.
Gone are the days of going to someone's home and picking which puppy you want from 5+ puppies in a pen. This may still happen at some places. In general here, people reserve a puppy and come here to pick up that one puppy on a scheduled date and time. Seriously safer that way not having dozens of people touching puppies. Young puppies do not have strong immune systems like adult dogs. The 1st set of vaccines helps, but will not 100% keep them safe from highly contagious illnesses. I care about our puppies health more than I do people's wants and feelings in the big picture. Nothing personal when I tell you no visits. I just want puppies super clean and safe here.
MOST of the puppies do not keep blue eyes. Keep this in mind while looking for a dog. Do not pay a breeder extra for blue eyes because there is a good chance they will turn to brown (Black and Blue Dogs) or amber (Red Dogs) as the dog matures.