What is the
difference in a Miniature/Toy Australian Shepherd and a standard
|The only difference
is size. If they are quality mini's, they should look
identical to a standard aussie.
colors are mini aussies?
||Standard colors are
Blue/Red merles and Black/Red tri's or bi's. See this page for
a ton of interesting information about Aussie coloring and genetics. Click Here This is an amazing site
with TONS of information.
can you tell a puppies eye color?
||I can usually have a
pretty good idea by about 4 weeks.
they all have blue eyes?
||Aussies can have
shades of blue, green, brown or even a mixture. Some can have
eyes of different colors, some are marbled or split. Example 1
eye might be blue and the other is 1/2 blue and 1/2 green. You
can see more info on the page listed above.
big is a mini aussie? A toy?
||Mini aussies are
14-17 inches. Some registries will accept them up to 18
inches. Toys are 13 inches and smaller. However, some
registries consider a toy 14 inches and under.
mini aussies shed a lot?
||Some have more of a
coat than others, so of course, some shed more than others.
There is a brush called the
FURminator. It works wonderful and you'll see a lot less
hair if you use it only twice a month!
kind of coats do mini aussies have?
||Coats can range from
long silky hair to fluffy and thick. Some have working coats
and are a little bit shorter.
or females? What makes a better pet?
||I know some people
live by their beliefs that males are better or females are better.
After raising minis and spending alot of time with both sexes I have
not noticed any significant behavior differences. Both make
already have a pet, male or female, should I get the same sex or
||If you're just
looking for a pet and plan to spay/neuter it doesn't make any
difference. I have two un-neutered males that live in my
house. They get along great! Its just a matter of preference.
mini aussies get along with children and other pets?
||Minis are great with
children and are wonderful family pets. They are also
accepting of other pets. Remember, they are herding dogs and
can sometimes herd the cats, dogs or other family members!
mini aussies need training?
puppies need to be trained with consistency and love. Aussies
love to be involved in family activities and do best with families
that provide obedience training, socialization and exercise.
Aussies are naturally reserved around strangers and need to be
properly socialized early in their lives. They are also
extremely loyal dogs; wanting to be by their masters side more than
anything else on the planet! Aussies are extremely smart and
want nothing more than to please their owner. They can very
easily be trained to do anything!
mini aussies registered with AKC? How are they registered?
||No, AKC does not
recognize mini aussies as a breed yet. My dogs are registered
with ASDR. I don't use NSDR anymore. However, if you
want to register your puppy with NSDR you can hardship them.
They will not have papers with pedigree from them, but they will
sell your puppies with papers?
||Yes, my puppies all
come with full registration papers No additional fees
will be added for breeding rights unless otherwise specified.
ship your puppies?
preferred airline carrier is Continental. Puppies fly in
temperature controlled cargo. Its the same as being a
passenger. Other airlines are available but prices may vary.
much is shipping?
||Shipping is $300.
Price includes airline charges, crate, vet check, health certificate
and certificate of acclimation. I do not charge for driving to
the airport. However, I do try to ship more than one puppy at
a time to make it worth the drive. Its almost a $100 trip for
these costs included in the price of the puppy?
||No, all shipping fees
are the responsibility of the buyer. HOWEVER, 2 puppies ship
for the price of one!
like to purchase a puppy, what do I do next?
||Send a deposit and
let me know which one you want! A deposit is required to hold
a puppy. I allow one week including weekends for your deposit
to arrive. If it does not, I can not keep holding the puppy.
For more details click here!
can I send the deposit?
||For deposits I accept
checks, money orders, paypal or a credit card can be taken over the
phone. For the final payment I accept
money orders or paypal/credit card. Or of course cash if puppy is picked
up. You can send paypal money to
or to my phone number 580-695-7711.
decide I don't want a puppy anymore can I get my deposit back?
What if I pick one I like better after I have already put a deposit
on another puppy?
||All money is
non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. The reason
for a deposit is for me to hold the puppy for you. If I am
holding a specific puppy for you, he can not be sold to anyone else.
If I was to transfer the deposit to another puppy, I would be
loosing several potential sales while the puppy was marked sold. I
would have to start all over looking for a new home for the puppy.
my puppy come with a health guarantee?
||Yes, a 72 hour health
guarantee. It is extended to a 2 year health guarantee if your
puppy is kept on NuVet. You can see my contract page
here. I stand behind my dogs, but every situation is different
and its impossible to write every possible situation on a contract.
If there is ever a problem, it can be dealt with professionally and
we can both be happy. I want everyone who gets a puppy from me
to be happy!
does my puppy have to be paid in full?
||Puppies must be paid
for in full by 8 weeks.
early can a puppy be picked up?
||Puppies can be picked
up in person after they have their 6 week shots. Airlines
require that puppies are 8 weeks old to ship. Puppies must be
picked up or shipped out by 9 weeks. No exceptions.
are you located in case I want to pick up my puppy?
I'm about an hour south of Oklahoma City and an hour north of
Wichita Falls, Tx. Further out? About 3 1/2 north hours
of Dallas and 3 hours southwest of Tulsa, Ok.
get more pictures of the puppies?
||I spend 4-6 hours a
day on my website, 7 days a week. Pictures are more than
likely up to date. However, I can get more pictures for
serious buyers. If you're just wanting to look at puppy
pictures, please save me the time I take to take pics, edit them and
put them on my website. I take picture taking very seriously
and its not just a quick thing. Thanks for your understanding!
come and see your dogs and play with all of the puppies?
learned the hard way. I do not allow puppy visitors at my
house and/or kennel. I have had
puppies stolen and had people who have been 'puppy shopping' at
several other kennels come my place. This is very dangerous
for my puppies, as people can bring in all kinds of diseases they
may have picked up from someone else's kennel or anywhere for that
friends and family do not even handle my puppies. Only us and
our help. This way I know what the puppies have and have not
been exposed to. This helps guarantee the health of your puppy
when it arrives at your home!
do I do when I pick my puppy up?
||Be prepared, it was a
long day and airplane ride. It is possible he/she may have
made a mess in their crate. A towel might be a handy thing to have
just in case. There will be food on the crate, but a drink of
water would be greatly appreciated by your new arrival! Lots
of hugs and kisses are a great welcome!
there anything I should NOT do when I pick up my puppy?
||Yes! Do not put
your puppy on the ground at the airport to go potty! Hundreds
of people a week pick up their new puppies at the airport where you
do. A huge percent of them let their puppies run around where
you would and your new puppy could get sick by walking around where
other, possibly sick puppies have been. You can not be too
careful. Wait until you get somewhere your puppy can safely
potty where there have not been a bunch of other puppies. Gas
stations and other parking lots are not the best choice either.
take my puppy to the park or Pets Mart?
||Oh, this is scary.
As explained above, this can be dangerous. Parvo, among other
things, is very easily transferred and is very contagious.
This kills a huge percent of puppies who get it. If you have
to take your puppy to pets mart, don't put him down and don't let
strangers handle your puppy. Puppies are susceptible to parvo
until they've had several sets of shots.
thought my puppy had shots before it was shipped. Why is it
still so dangerous to take him or her out?
||Your puppy will be up
to date on its shots according to its age when you get it.
Parvo, for example, is very dangerous and unfortunately can
still be contracted after several sets of shots. You can keep
your puppy healthy by making sure its had its full set of shots
before you take it to public places!
shots has my puppy had and what does it need?
||Your puppy is up to
date according to its age when you get him or her. Here is
some information on what shots your puppy has had and still needs!
have more information on this? What about car sickness?
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar for smaller puppies?
||Yes! Check out
this page! Its my medical page,
you can find helpful information here.
if I have questions or concerns after I have my puppy?
Please don't hesitate. If you have a serious problem and need
help you can even call in the middle of the night. I would be
happy to help with anything I can. I turn my cell phone off
when I go to bed but in an emergency you can
also try 580-284-9940.
if I want to breed my dog?
||That is fine, please
if you're going to do so, all I ask is that you do it responsibly.
I sell my dogs as pets. When you buy a dog/puppy from me, its
your dog to do with what you want! But please remember, do
this at your own risk. Complications can arise. Educate
yourself. If you have questions feel free to ask.
interested in adult dog or older puppy to breed in the future...what
is your guarantee?
||Adult dogs and older
puppies that I raised are under the same 72 hour genetic guarantee
that puppies are. I can not foresee any problems that might
arise and can not guarantee any dog to be a good 'breeder' or a good
mother. That is a chance we all take when we buy a dog to
breed. I will not sell a dog to breed that I know is unsound
or unfit to breed. So, to be very clear...no guarantee at all
other than the 72 hour genetic guarantee.
you help me pick a dog compatible for breeding with mine?
would be more than happy to help you pick a puppy that would work
best for you! If you need help getting started, I'd be happy
to help you out as much as possible. I know what its like to get
started, its hard to learn as you go. No one was there to help
get started, so I would be happy to help anyone who is serious about
learning more about mini aussies!
raise Corgis? How about Poodles? Shih tzus?
||No, I sure don't.
I only have a select few Welch Corgi females that I breed my aussie
stud dogs to and my Poodles are only to breed with my aussies as
well. I have a few Shih Tzu females that I have bred to
aussies and the outcome has been wonderful for someone wanting
something even smaller and hypo-allergenic. I love the aussies
so much that other breeds just don't interest me much. Now the
crosses, I have to admit, are almost as great as the aussies.
Especially to someone with asthma or allergies to dogs!
aussie puppies go through a weird 'teenage' stage?
||OH YES! Just
like people, some more than others...but sometimes they will go
through a stage where they have no hair. They're all legs and
ears and you wonder what the heck you bought!? Well take a few
pictures and try not to be too disappointed because after 2-3 months
of this, all of the sudden one day they will be a different dog!
You'll want that picture to laugh at later! Most of you who
watch my website have seen some of these guys grow up. From my
experience the ugliest ones are just ugly ducklings and they turn
into the most beautiful dogs! I actually made a page just to
show you how much they can change in just a couple months time!
Check out my UGLY page!
shots will my puppy have had by the time I pick it up at 8 weeks?
are given on their weekly birthdays.
5 weeks Neo-Par (parvo only)
6 weeks Bordatella
7 weeks Neo-Vac (distemper only)
8 weeks Bordatella booster and 5 way vaccine
is Neo-Par and Neo-Vac?
NeoPar is a very safe vaccine that is made just for Parvo. The
Doctors at Neo Tec who make the vaccine are very helpful in
answering any questions about vaccinations, how they work and the
importance of timing when vaccinating puppies. Their website is
||Bordatella is a
kennel cough vaccine that most vets and boarding facilities require
to board pets.
is a 5 way vaccine?
||A 5-way vaccine is a
vaccination for healthy dogs 6 weeks of age or older as an aid in
preventing canine distemper caused by canine distemper (CD) virus,
infectious canine hepatitis (ICH) caused by canine adenovirus type 1
(CAV-1), respiratory disease caused by canine adenovirus type 2
(CAV-2), canine parainfluenza caused by canine parainfluenza (CPI)
virus, and canine parvoviral enteritis caused by canine parvovirus (CPV).
This shot boosters the previous Parvo and Distemper shots.
is my puppy's next shot due?
||I highly recommend
booster shots given at 12 weeks. From there you can discuss
with your vet. But at least, another booster at 6 months
followed by yearly boosters. Remember, after your 12 week
shot...it takes 10-15 days for that vaccine to give your puppy
anymore protection than it already has.
you do shots at these times?
It's very important to remember that vaccines don't take effect
immediately. It takes 10-14 days for a vaccine to give a puppy any
A shot given at 6 weeks old is just beginning to take effect at 8
Some vaccines will not do a puppy much (if any) good before 8 weeks
old. Their immune system is still too high from what they got
from their mother to properly use the vaccines. This is why we
use NeoPar at 5 weeks. It is made for younger puppies so their
bodies can start to create immunity to Parvo at an earlier age.
By giving this shot at 5 weeks old, they should have the full
benefits by 6 1/2 -7 weeks
about wormer, has my puppy been wormed?
Why do we worm so often?
Worming your puppy doesn't kill worm eggs. Only the worms. It's a
process. You have to stop the life cycle of the worms.