me, how do you turn this down?"
Don had wanted a Mini Aussie for a long time, as a friend of
his had bought one a few years back and kept telling us how
much he and his wife enjoyed their dog. So when Don’s old
dog passed, I bought him a Mini. Oh my gosh, look whats
happened. We LOVE them. They go with us to the horse shows
and fit in the back seat quite nicely. Fun personalities and
LOOK they can work too. We kept telling the breeder we had
bought our Mini from, just how much we really enjoyed him.
One day a few months later, the breeder, Michele Herbst of
74 Ranch Mini Aussies, called and asked if we would be
interested in co-owning a show/breed quality male with her.
She JUST HAPPENED to be in town and had this male with her,
she could stop by and we could meet him, talk about what a
co-own is and decide if we thought that might work for us.
So tell me, how do you turn this down? ........ Well, we
didn’t! And the rest is history.
The Minis are so intelligent, their sense of humor is
awesome and they have unwavering loyalty and affection. We
are striving in our breeding program to maintain that great
Aussie temperament, balance and type.
We do pre-breeding health testing of our breeding age dogs.
Their hips are OFA certified by the age of two, eye’s are
CERF’d on an annual basis and PRA tested. We also MDR1
genotype test our breeding dogs. All this is taken into
consideration when considering a mating.
Every puppy leaves our care with a written guarantee of good
health. Also, when you pick your puppy up we will give you a
puppy starter kit, a detailed packet containing what and how
to feed, a record of current wormings and vaccinations,
pedigree, and all paper work to register your new puppy.
Come meet the Aussies! Visitors are always welcome!
To place a deposit on one of our puppies, a $200.00 down
payment is required. We do not refund deposits because a
puppy is not marked the way you would like or dependant on
eye color. We DO refund if you put a deposit down on an
unborn puppy and we do not get what you were wanting in that
litter (sex, color, etc.) Or we can hold your deposit until
the next litter. If for any reason we refuse to sell to you,
your deposit will be refunded. If something happens to your
puppy before you pick it up, your deposit will be refunded
or you can choose another pup of equal or better value from
the same litter or the next available litter. Deposits and
purchases can be made on PayPal. We will accept personal
checks for deposits as long as there is time for it to clear
before the puppy is picked up or shipped. If the puppy is
over 7 weeks old, payment must be received in full before
shipment or pick up. Final payments are only accepted via US
Postal Money Order. First come is not necessarily first
served. We like to be sure that the puppies personality and
temperament will fit your family and life style. Please be
sure to fill in the puppy application so we can help to
match you and your puppy.
PLEASE BE SURE BEFORE YOU MAKE A COMMITMENT
It’s so hard on everyone involved, especially your puppy, if
it doesn’t work out. Our contract says that we have first
option back if you cannot keep your puppy. PLEASE, DO NOT
send your puppy to rescue! We will help you find a new home
or bring the puppy back home with us.
We prefer that you pick your puppy up. However, we can ship
on the airlines. You are responsible for shipping costs,
health certificate and crate. Puppies can be shipped after 8
weeks of age. Fees must be paid in full, cleared and all
contracts signed before shipping.
All puppies leave here with a health guarantee. See
contract, email or call for more details. However, what we
cannot guarantee is size, as the Minis are bred down from
the standard Aussies. We can tell you approximately what we
think their height will be.
We have the right to refuse a sale to anyone.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFO
breeds of dogs have genetic health issues associated with
their breed. When choosing a puppy it's important to buy
from a breeder that tests their breeding dogs. These puppies
will be more expensive, but they'll be less likely to have
genetic health problems. We want you to be aware of issues
that can affect the Mini Aussies, so please visit the
websites below for more information..
We also recommend PRIME PERFORMANCE NUTRITION supplements
for your horses and dogs.
Maker of HEALTHY E OIL which we use for great coats both
equine and canine
The Miniature Australian Shepherd Club of America is
pleased to have partnered with Paw Print Genetics to
provide affordable testing for your dogs. Using discount
code MASCA, save 20% off any order or 25% off two or
more tests in the same dog, including disease tests,
coat colors and traits, or 40% off the Miniature
Australian Shepherd Disease Panel. Find your tests here:
Place your order at https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/ or
call them Mon-Fri 8am-5pm pst at 509-483-5950. This code
is valid through December 31, 2016, cannot be applied to
previous orders or combined with other offers. Discount
excludes Parentage testing and DNA profiling. Be sure to
use your discount code only for MASCA members at