Our Breeding Philosophy
Each litter at Ausable River Aussies is planned with great care and consideration for temperament, health and soundness of mind. Our dogs are bred to reflect the standard set forth by our breed clubs, The Canadian Kennel Club and The Australian Shepherd Club of America. We raise our puppies in our home, with care and consideration for each individual puppy, they all have their own special personalities, we love to encourage their individuality! Companion Puppies are placed on non-breeding Canadian Kennel Club registrations and Show/Competition Prospects are selected at 8weeks, and placed on Co-Own Contracts under private agreement.
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I do not breed often, and only breed when I feel that I have time to invest into raising and nurturing the pups. I do NOT place puppies solely based on colour, I will take colour preference and sex preference under consideration when making my selections. A puppy is a lifetime commitment, temperament and personality are what make a puppy shine when placed in the best home.
Items that I prioritize when considering homes are:
Families that will consider late spay/neuter as I believe that it has many health benefits to the dog, individual situations will be assessed at time of placement.
Proper Fit! Australian Shepherds can be a difficult "starter" dog, requiring training, and often a job to keep them both active in body AND mind. The wrong fit can be destructive to both the family and the dog. I will do my best to assess each personality prior to placement.
All puppies will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, and may also be able to be registered with The American Kennel Club and the Australian Shepherd Club of America.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever: it's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness." - John Keats
Puppies ARRIVED! Harlan welcomed 5 beautifully marked red merles(1 male, 4 females) and 2 deep, rich red tri females.