Each litter at Ausable River Aussies is planned with great care and consideration for temperament, health and soundness of mind and bred to reflect the standard set forth by our breed clubs, The Canadian Kennel Club and ASCA. Companion Puppies are sold for $3000, and Show/Competition Prospects are sold on Co-Own Contracts under private agreement. My waitlist is currently CLOSED until plans have been determined for 2022. Please use the contact form below to be notified when the waitlist re-opens.
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, temperament and personality are what make a puppy shine when placed in the best home.
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.
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