Bone

"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them."  - Phil Pastoret

Only the Best for your Best Friend

because Compromise is Out of the Question

Diet & Nutrition

We strive to breed genetically sound Toy Australian Shepherds. But, genetics are only a part of raising a healthy dog. Nutrition plays a critical role in life time health. Many dog foods cannot be relied upon to meet your dog's nutritional requirements and nutrition can be attributed to a number of health issues.

We don’t feel there is one right way to feed a dog, nor do we believe there is a “perfect” dog food.  There are multiple factors, including the individual dog and your lifestyle.  For some, kibble is preferred due to it being readily available, and for others, pleasure is found in preparing wholesome, whole raw food meals for their pets. We have tried many different foods over the years, and we have spent countless hours speaking to several veterinarians and researching dog food and we have found Purina Pro Plan food to be comparable in terms of quality and results, whilst being more convenient and more economical than raw feeding.

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We Keep our Puppies on a Premium Rotating Diet.

To learn more about what a rotating diet is and its benefits CLICK HERE

Rotating your pet's food provides them with variety, which is important not just for appetite, but for health.  Like with humans, a varied diet is healthy for dogs.  It keeps them interested in their food while enhancing the diversity of their microbiome.

It reduces the risk of allergies and food intolerances, as well as helping prevent potential issues down the road.

Our Recipe - The Core Four

What we feed our puppies

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    A combination of 2 different flavored Purina Pro Plan Puppy Kibble

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    Mixed with Royal Canin Puppy Food - using 3 kibbles in total

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    1 Tsp per day of Bernie's Perfect Poop Digestion Support Supplement

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    1 Zesty Paws Hip and Joint Supplement per day

We order almost everything from Chewy.com.  They are fast & fabulous!

We have a large food storage container and mix all three foods in the container.  We realize that this is not reasonable for everyone.  For us, having our puppies on three foods give you the option to choose one of the three flavors to continue feeding your puppy.

Gut Health

We like both of the below products

Pre & Probiotics

Bernie's Perfect Poop combines essential Fibers, Prebiotics, Probiotics & Enzymes to heal your dog's digestive system and maintains a healthy balanced gut microbiome. Just add 1 tsp per day to one meal, or split the one teaspoon into however many meals you feed per day.  We switch the flavors up to offer a variety.

Pre & Probiotics

FortiFlora probiotic supplement powder is specially formulated to promote normal intestinal microflora in dogs suffering from diarrhea. It is crafted in collaboration with nutritionists, researchers and veterinarians to contain a specific amount of live microorganisms and antioxidants to help support digestive health and reduce gas.

Joint Supplement

Mobility Bites

One of the most common health issues with any small breed dog is luxating patella's (bad knees).  Puppies/dogs can cause joint issues by doing simple everyday activities like running, jumping, etc.    Because of this, we recommend putting your pet on a joint supplement to help maintain joint, bone and supporting soft tissue health.

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