I started with Herding dogs in the late 60’s as I lived on several
acres with 100 head of registered Polled Herefords and needed some help!
Indian Runner ducks were also added to start puppies.
During this time I opened a grooming, boarding and retail pet supply business.
Then started pet obedience classes with the area Adult Education Program.
I was fortunate to have started with some wonderful dogs, mostly Las Rocosa,
Sunnybrook and Countrywoods breeding. They taught me much about herding,
training and breeding.
When breeding I look for a versatile dog in Aussies and Vallhunds as I want the
dog to have the ability to compete in all areas of competition, but most of all,
I want the dog to be a good family companion.
The versatility includes good structure, relating to the breed standard
and good temperament as both go hand in hand.
My dogs are eye checked each year and all hips are done before breeding.
I only breed “good” and better hips, clear eyes and “good” and
better elbows in Aussies. All the
dogs that I feel are not a productive compliment to the breed are put out on
spay or neuter contracts.
Puppies are raised in home, temperament tested at eight weeks, with
reports kept on each puppy. This
helps to make sure the puppy is placed in the correct home. The testing also contributes to what training will need to be
done with each puppy.
The puppies are all exposed to at least seven different surfaces by the age of
eight weeks. They are also
socialized in home and outside of the home. This helps puppies become
comfortable with different situations.
Prospective buyers are interviewed to be sure the home will be a good one. Part
of the qualifications for a buyer are as follows:
A properly fenced in yard
Financially capable of taking care of the dog
Willing to do motivational training and socialize the dog
Willing to sign a contract stating they will return the dog to me if they
find they cannot keep it
Willing to learn about the new healthy schedule for vaccinations
Willing to spay/neuter when specified
With each puppy, dog, I give a packet, which includes:
Pics of sire and dam and the puppy
Information on the breed
Suggested obedience trainer in their area
Copy of temperament test