Toy Average Height: 14 inches and under
Toy Average Weight: 6 to 23 lbs, depending on bone structure and size.
Colors: Red Merle, Red Tricolor, Black Tricolor, Blue Merle. and Bi.
Most definitely not! I wish I could see into the future, but just like with children you can't predict adult height/weight. The best I can do is provide the heights and weights of the parents. The dogs in my program range from 10" - 12" in height and weigh 6-14 pounds. Size at birth does not matter. Pups can be fast growers or slow growers. I have found once the pup is about 3-4 months old you can chart their adult weight at www.puppychart.com. Just choose the breed "Miniature Australian Shepherd and follow the directions. I have found this to be pretty accurate but still no guarantees!
Eyes may be any combination of brown, amber, hazel, blue, or marbled. Some of these dog have eyes that are two different colors or may be marbled or swirled. For example, one eye can be blue and the other eye split blue and brown.
Puppies usually open their eyes at about 2 weeks of age. Color can usually be determined at about 4-5 weeks of age but eye color can change as late as 2 years old (not very likely though).
If you click HERE you can get a general ideal how I price my pups and what is included. On average they are usually $2500-$3500 per pup. All of my pups are sold to PET ONLY homes. I do NOT sell breeding rights.
My pups are raised in my home under foot. Raising them is a full-time job for me. I dedicate a couple of hours per day to each puppy individually training and socializing them.
Yes, definitely. In general, these intelligent dogs make excellent companions and respond beautifully to training. They are good-natured and even-tempered; may initially be reserved with strangers yet make a very loyal companion. The Toy Aussie is an active dog with a happy and even disposition, good-natured, seldom quarrelsome and responds with enthusiasm to the challenge and responsibility of having a job to perform.
The Toy Aussie wears a moderately thick double coat. The undercoat is shed twice a yearly and shedding is moderate between these periods, although degree will vary with individual dog. Regular brushing once or twice a week will help minimize shedding and keep their skin and coat healthy. The Toy Aussie's coat is not long enough to require heavy daily attention. Click here to read more about grooming.
There is no wrong choice. Both males and females make loyal loving pets.
Toys are great with children and are amazing family pets. They’re also accepting of other pets. Mine live with two Yorkies, one Biewer Yorkshire Pom Pon, one Sphynx cat, and one piglet!
Your new pup will come to you having been trained with the Puppy Culture Protocol from Day 1. We do hope you will continue with PC training through 12 weeks and the rest of their lives! All 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!
We are located in Highland, MI – about one hour North of Detroit. Please see our Visitation Policy
Option 1: If you are local to me when your pup is ready to go I would like to personally deliver the pup to your home. That way I can spend some time with you and teach you how to clicker train and I would stay until the pup gets settled in. Usually about 30 minutes.
Option 2: We can hand deliver your fur-ever friend for an additional fee. This allows the puppy to travel IN the main cabin. We would just need you to meet us at your local airport. The rates within the U.S. range from $350-$450. Please inquire for Canadian and International rates. ALL Rates INCLUDE time & airfare.
Option 3: I am willing to drive up to 60 minutes one way to meet you to help shorten your drive
I will not ship my pups in cargo.
VIP White Glove Hand Delivery service is NOT included in the puppy price.
Contact me! A deposit of $400 is required to be added to our wait list and hold a puppy. Deposits are 100% fully refundable (same day) if the puppy that you want is not born or you may roll your deposit over to the next litter. Once you pick the puppy you want after they are born then the deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable. Once you pick your pup you cannot transfer the deposit to a different puppy so please be sure you pick your perfect puppy!
I do have confirmed deposits placed. If you would like to place a deposit I would need your full name, email, and address. I would then generate an invoice for $400 USD that will reflect your deposit is 100% fully refundable for any reason up until the day you pick your puppy. Once you pick your puppy your deposit becomes nonrefundable.
Once I email you the invoice I will add you to the deposit wait list in order the deposit was received. So for instance, if I have 25 confirmed deposits you would take the 26th spot as "pending payment". I will hold your spot for 10 days. If payment is not received within 10 days I will void your invoice and remove you from the list.
You can make payment by mailing me a personal check, cashiers check, or money order, cash if local, PayPal, Chase Quick Pay, Zelle Quick Pay, or I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. I do NOT charge extra for any PayPal or Credit Card fees. Most do, but I feel it's a cost of doing business.
Puppy picking starts when a litter is 7 weeks old. On that day I will take updated photos and send a mass email to everyone on the list that will include more about each personality, weight, estimated adult weight, and pricing. Then I will begin to go down the waiting list in the order each deposit was received one by one to see if the buyer would like to pick a puppy, roll their deposit over to a future litter, or request a refund. Each buyer has 24 hours (no exceptions) to make their decision before I go onto to the next person in line. In most cases buyers already know who they will choose when Puppy Picking starts and have a good idea what they will do if the puppy they had hoped for gets picked prior to their turn. When that happens Puppy Picking goes a lot faster, but some times buyers need some time to process everything and take advantage of the 24 hour period and when that happens Puppy Picking can last for several days if more then one person takes some time and that is ok as getting a new pup is a big decision and I want you to be 100% confident in your decision.
During this time I am happy to provide photos, videos, anything you need to make it easier for you to decide!
Your puppy comes with a one year genetic/health guarantee. We offer an optional FIVE year genetic/health guarantee if you keep your puppy on Life's Abundance Dog Food at no extra cost to you. We stand behind our dogs 100%! Click here Puppy Contract here for more details.
Being that I raise my puppies using the Puppy Culture Protocol I prefer that the pups stay with me until they are 10 weeks old and passed the critical fear developing stage at 8-9 weeks. However, if you strongly prefer to get the puppy at 8-9 weeks old I will consider it based on the puppies personality.
es. It’s highly likely the puppy will have made a mess in the crate. Bring a towel/paper towels just in case. The puppy will be oh so appreciative if you can bring a bottle of water and bowl so he/she can have a drink before the car ride home. Please be aware that the puppy is NOT fully vaccinated and can easily catch a virus, parasites, or even worse, Parvo which can be fatal. DO NOT put your puppy in the ground to go potty at the airport. Please find a quiet, safe place. Puppies can get sick very easily. Please be mindful. Please do NOT bring your pup on any outings or walks UNTIL the pup has completed all of his/her vaccines. When taking to the VET please keep the pup in a carrier or on your lap. Vaccines DO NOT take effect immediately. It takes 10 -14 days for a vaccine to give a puppy protection. For example, a vaccine given at 8 weeks old is not effective until 10 weeks old. Please click here to read more about Parvo.
Your puppy will arrive with age appropriate vaccinations and deworming.
Hypoglycemia simply means a low blood sugar. Glucose is the form of sugar found within the bloodstream. Glucose is formed during the digestion of foods and it can be stored within the liver in a storage form called glycogen. If a puppy becomes stressed, gets too much exercise, or misses a meal their blood sugar could drop.
A puppy with hypoglycemia will lack energy, become listless, lethargic and nauseous. This can be life threatening. If you find yourself in this situation DO NOT PANIC – it’s easy to stabilize if you are prepared.
What is the management?
Immediately provide sugar -- Karo syrup, honey, or Nutri-Cal are excellent sugar sources and should be fed to the puppy. If the puppy fails to respond to sugar, or the hypoglycemic episodes are frequent, then a thorough exam by a veterinarian is in order.
Your pup will be ready to go when it's 10 weeks old. I am happy to hold the puppy a week longer at no extra charge if needed. While I don't this is ideal for the puppy as it will miss some very important bonding time with it's new owner I realize that we all have busy lives and schedules.
Any time spent here after 11 weeks I will have to charge a boarding fee of $40 per night. This will include any dewormings or vaccines that would be due during that period, clicker training, crate training, feeding, and socialization and most importantly lots of love and kisses!
Any one that I sell a pup to that is local if you need to travel I will also watch your pup while your away at the same rate of $40 per night as long as your dog is up to date on it's vaccines.
Most of my buyers regularly send me updated photos as their babies grow. I try to post their photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so you can see them there. Also some of my pups that are placed in their furever homes have their own Instagram accounts and you can follow them and all their sweet adventures: