Our Response to Covid-19
Due to the severity of Covid-19 we have adjusted our breeding plans to ensure our puppies have the best possible start to their little lives.
WE WILL NOT BE HAVING PUPPIES FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
While we understand the desire to have a new puppy is very high for families right now, we would caution you to consider that veterinary offices are open for emergencies only, parks are closed, training facilities are closed, and puppy socialization options are few and far between. With so many closures, social distancing, border closures among other things, we feel that this is not the time to be adding more stress on the understaffed businesses around us who are manning the front lines; veterinarians, delivery personnel, pet food stores and more.
Should we determine to proceed with any future breeding plans, the website will be updated accordingly. As always, if we produce any puppies, we will ensure that they are in homes who can accommodate a new “normal” and if no suitable homes are found, we will be prepared to keep any and all puppies that we produce. We will still be accepting applications for our
waitlist if you are interested in being part of our Ausable River Family.
For any requests for referral, please e-mail me at or to further your puppy buying research, please check www.canadasguidetodogs.com, as there are MANY reputable breeder listings.
If you would like to be considered for a future planned breeding please fill out the Wait list application and submit it to be considered for a placement. Companion Puppies are sold for $1800, and Show/Competition Prospects are sold on Co-Own Contracts under private agreement.
I do not breed often, and only breed when I feel that I have time to invest into raising and nurturing the pups. My priority will always be to local families, competition homes, and active lifestyle homes. I do NOT place puppies based on color, please do not send me an e-mail asking for a blue-eyed, blue merle - I am not McDonalds, I can't special order(plus, I love and adore Tri's! Especially my black girl). A puppy is a lifetime commitment, you want a dog who's personality fits your family for 13+ years, not simply a certain colour.
Items that I prioritize when considering homes are:
Well established families, local to me, so I can be available to offer help and ongoing support if needed.
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.
Active lifestyle and acreage
Experienced dog homes, as 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