ASDR Mini & Toy Aussies • Early Neurological Stimulation
• LIFETIME Genetic Guarantee* • Extensive Socialization
• OFA CAER • OFA Hips & Elbows • Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing • Lifetime Breeder Support • & Much More from Our Family here at L.L.A to Yours!
Lucky Little Aussies "Highlights":
Customer Service Information:
We are Big on Family. We Always Prioritize Our Family & fur-kids. The Mental & Physical Health and Quality of Life for Everyone (Including Our Pets) comes FIRST. We make time for Everyone Else When We Can.
We Homeschool our Kids, Train our Dogs, Work with & Socialize Puppies, Complete Daily Chores, have Family Time & other Obligations. Although, we cannot be available at all times... we ARE here for all Aussie Pet Parents & try to be as Responsive as Possible!
Feel free to Email L.L.A ANYTIME & we Will Respond ASAP But During Customer Service Hours we will Respond Quicker & are Available for Phone Calls & here to Answer Questions or Ease Any Concerns. 🥰
L.L.A'S CUSTOMER SERVICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday 1 PM - 6 PM PST
Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM PST
CLOSED on SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS.
THANK YOU ALL for Your Support & Patience! Every Potential Pet Parent & Existing Pet Parent IS Valued & Important!
We will Assist You As Soon As Possible; in the Meantime, PLEASE, Review Our Website (Especially Our "Home", "Genetic Testing & Guarantees", "Our Process", "NuVet Vitamins & Products" & "Puppies & Education" PAGES) for Important & Useful Information to Aid You in Your Search for an Australian Shepherd Puppy of Any Size! Also, Check out Our FACEBOOK PAGE to Watch Our Past or Upcoming Videos! 😘
Lucky Little Aussies’ Support, Commitments and our Love for Dogs & Family is Fur-Life not just Fur-Now!
— Join L.L.A on a Journey to match you with a Fur-Life Mate of your own 🥰
Here with YOU from the Start to the End, we Promise! ❤️
Is a Mini/Toy Aussie Right for YOU ?
Brief Overview of the Breed:
Australian Shepherds have it ALL; Aussies have Intelligence, Athleticism, Good Looks (Color Variations for Coat & Eye Color), Incredible Personalities, Varying Energy Levels && OVERALL, are a Great breed for the WHOLE family!
There are Calm Ones, Energetic Ones, Blue Ones, Red Ones, Black Ones, Little Ones, Medium Ones, Big Ones, Fluffy Ones (Show Coats), Not So Fluffy Ones (Working Coats), etc. We believe this is the best breed because the Variety is so vast that its Almost impossible to not find what you are looking for!
Despite being an Amazing breed it is still best to LEARN about the breed & be Positive an Australian Shepherd is for You!
The Mini/Toy Australian Shepherd is just like the standard size of this breed but in an adorable, Compact package.
Mini Aussies are extremely smart & love the opportunity to be a Working part of the household. They can be trained to do many tasks, such as being a running or hiking companion, helping with laundry, cleaning up toys, opening doors, turning on/off lights, doing yoga with you, being emotional support dogs & so much MORE!
They are high-spirited, strong, determined dogs with average exercise requirements. They are eager and often tenacious players of more intensive activities, like jogging or hiking.
Overall, these dogs can adapt pretty well to living in small dwellings (like a trailer or an apartment) as long as their exercise needs are met both PHYSICALLY and MENTALLY (ex. Daily walk/jog, Plus mind stimulation through tasks or games).
**Keep in mind, that Boredom is the MAIN reason for Several unwanted behavioral patterns (ex. destructiveness, hyperactivity, unreasonable barking). So, getting a dog that has a Higher Drive than You & Your Family can Maintain WILL lead to Issues.
That being said, as You look for a puppy/dog I Strongly Recommend asking every breeder About Each Puppy’s ENERGY Level, DRIVE LEVELS (Prey, Defense, Fight, Rank & Pack) and their TEMPERAMENT (“personality”) because Overall, Personality, Energy Levels & Drives will impact your Life more than the way they look.
You grow to love any of them (usually before you even get them lol) but when their Personality & their Energy Level Matches yours & your family’s it is just Perfect!! 🥰
I personally wish the breeders I spoke with, when I first started, Guided me a bit as far as Each Puppy’s Energy Level, Personality & Drives when I was looking, because I would have have chosen differently for MY family & Our LIFESTYLE.
It makes it hard when you aren’t as active as your dog wants to be Or when you are More active than your dog wants to be.
...Again, Boredom Easily occurs in Higher Drive & Higher Energy dogs who are Not being Stimulated Mentally & Physically to the Extent they Need & it is the Main reason for destructive & unwanted behavior.
We don’t want you to feel like we are telling you to disregard what you are looking for; we just want to make sure your lifestyle & dog You Choose are Compatible!..
...& We want you to find Exactly what You are Looking for & More!
IF an Aussie IS the Right Fit for YOU & Your Family...
We here @ Lucky Little Aussies (aka L.L.A) Genetically Test Each of our dogs, have them thoroughly examined by a veterinarian & closely monitor Temperament, Intellect & Conformation to the Breed Standard BEFORE allowing the dogs to participate in our breeding program.
We are so confident that we are breeding healthy, genetically excellent fur babies that we offer a LIFETIME Genetic Guarantee* AND a Congenital Defects/Impairments Guarantee*, with Specifications & Exceptions on our GENETICS PAGE & IN OUR CONTRACT.
Our Genetics Page explains further about our guarantee & how ALL of Our Adult Dogs are Full Panel Tested for 10 Different Diseases & the Results are Publicly Posted here & via Facebook when Litter is Advertised.
L.L.A Guarantees EVERY puppy IS Genetically CLEAR of ALL diseases Their PARENTS are Clear of; Please, see Individual Adult Dog Testing & Note NONE of Our Dogs are Impacted by or Have Any of the TEN Genetic Diseases Commonly found in Aussies.
* MDR1 & HUU are NOT included in the guarantee Because they are Not life threatening, if handled properly, & HUU can be caused by things Other than genetics.
However, L.L.A Does Test for Both MDR1 & HUU & Provide Results for the FULL AUSSIE PANEL for EACH of OUR ADULT DOGS.
(Please, refer to our GENETIC TESTING PAGE & OUR AUSSIES PAGE for More Information).
* Every Puppy/Adult will come with a LIFETIME Guarantee that they will be GENETICALLY CLEAR (through Parentage) of EVERYTHING their PARENT'S are CLEAR for IF they keep their puppy/dog Healthy with NuVet Plus Vitamins. If Customer Chooses Not to use NuVet through US they will Only have a TWO (2) YEAR Genetic Guarantee.
** It is ONLY $4 or Less PER WEEK ... ~$230 or Less (IF using Auto-Ship) ... to Keep Your Fur-Baby Healthy for a WHOLE YEAR! 😯😍
All The Essential Vitamins, Minerals, Prebiotics, Immune Support, Free Radical Defense & More that Your Pet Needs for ONLY $230 (or Less) Per Year & Qualifying you for the LIFETIME Genetic Guarantee*! 😍😯🤯🎉
We do NOT remove Dew Claws!
“During canter/turning, dew claws dig into the ground to keep the carpus from turning. It IS a functioning digit & they can use it as such. “200-1” are the odds/Chances of Injury (low injury issue).”
“Very helpful in icy weather. When dew claws are removed, the tendons/ligs are modified & it takes away strength from the dog. In most cases, if you keep the nail trimmed it really doesn't pose as a risk of catching on things - certainly things can happen but the risk is not as high as it's made out to be.”
Dew Claw functionality:
We do NOT dock Tails!
We do Not feel comfortable with altering their bodies & removing an Essential part of their body (their TAIL) that aids in Balance, Socialization/Communication, Swimming Aide & other aspects of their lives.
“The essential question is not “How harmful is the procedure?”, but rather “Is there sufficient justification for performing it?” Performing a surgical procedure for cosmetic purposes (i.e., for the sake of appearance) implies the procedure is not medically indicated. Because dogs have not been shown to derive self-esteem or pride in appearance from having their tails docked (common reasons for performing cosmetic procedures on people), there is no obvious benefit to our patients in performing this procedure. The only benefit that appears to be derived from cosmetic tail docking of dogs is the owner’s impression of a pleasing appearance. In the opinion of the AVMA, this is insufficient justification for performing a surgical procedure” (AVMA).
Also, the Breed Standard per the ASDR website ALLOWS the natural, long tails (undocked) due to docking being illegal outside of the U.S & because they recognize personal preference.
The AVMA provides AMPLE References in Each link & we Encourage people to visit those references & research on their own 💕
* Please see attached website for a description of the breed standard from the Official American Stock Dog Registry Website:
We believe Your family would get an excellent Experience & Puppy (or adult dog) by choosing US as Your Breeder.
We follow a strict code of ethics & stand behind Our dogs & program 100%. We use the standards set for the breed (Drive, Temperament, Intelligence Genetics & Colors) as strong guidelines & new Research & Genetic discoveries to expand and improve the breed.
We strive to Exceed the standards set for the breed through our breeding program.
Below is a General Size Chart for Mini & Toy Australian Shepherds:
Toy - Height: 10-14 inches
Toy - Weight: 12-17 pounds
Miniature - Height: 14-18 inches
Miniature - Weight: 20-40 pounds
How Do We Determine Our Prices?
We try to keep our prices as low as possible given all the costs and work that goes into our puppies and our dogs.
We have to account for all the genetic testing, Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing (We have to pay a Professional Trainer to perform this test), Early Neurological Stimulation, Extensive Socialization, Food, Vet Costs, Toys, Lupine Leash/Collar Set, Microchip for puppies, Go-Home Pack, Premium Pet Carrier for Socialization, Our Time (40-80 Hours EVERY WEEK for EIGHT WEEKS) & More.
I, also, would like to point out, many cheaper puppies are not guaranteed, may have costly medical issues, may have serious or life threatening genetic diseases, may not have an ideal drive &/or temperament (some people breed aggressive dogs and that cannot be seen in puppies right away), improper conformation (leading to other issues like hip dysplasia) & much more wrong with them because of improper breeding. 😔
We breed quality pups that have generations of proper conformation, good mental health & properly paired ancestry (as well as properly paired now) based on genetics, drive, temperament & colors.
We Guarantee NO Puppy is sold with serious medical issues (any genetic issues/diseases or birth defects), & Our pups are fully vetted. IF an issue Ever arises that is from Genetics or Congenital we stand behind Our Puppies & Program 100% and are Always Fair. 🥰
We Guarantee for LIFE* that they will NOT be impacted by ANY of the 10 Genetic Diseases that are Known to Impact Aussies & they Will be CLEAR of Everything Their PARENTS are CLEAR of! All L.L.A Puppies be Properly Socialized & Matched with their New Families based on Temperament, Drive, Volhard Aptitude Scores & Desired Color 🥰😊
We, also, offer our Puppy Buyers Lifetime Breeder Support & Customer Service!
We (L.L.A) Feel Confident in the Energy Level Assessment, Drive Levels Assessment & Personality Assessment of Our Puppies.
Here is how Lucky Little Aussies Evaluates Our Daily Energy Log Breakdown to Energy Level Assessments:
LOW Energy - 10-20% Active & 80-90% Relaxed/Observant
LOW-MEDIUM Energy - 30-40% Active & 60-70% Relaxed/Observant
MEDIUM Energy - 50-60% Active & 40-50% Relaxed/Observant
MEDIUM-HIGH Energy - 70-80% Active & 20-30% Relaxed/Observant
HIGH Energy - 90-100% Active & 0-10% Relaxed/Observant
* Active = Pacing/Squirming/Chewing/Busy/Not settled/Pawing/Jumping/Whining
* Relaxed/Observant = Sleeping/Laying down without fidgeting/Calm/Disengaged during Some Playtime/Patient/Quiet
** You Can have a Whiny dog that is Lower energy!
Whininess or Clinginess can be due to Personality OR Drive Level and the Breeder Should be Able to Distinguish Between the Two and Clearly Describe the Energy Level & Personality of Each Puppy in Their Own Professional Opinion.
Personality IS Important and Can/May vary within Any Drive Level Category!
Be sure to ask about personalities & energy levels Before choosing a puppy!