Every Australian Shepherd purchased through Lucky Little Aussies (L.L.A) has a LIFETIME Genetic Disease Guarantee* AND a Congenital Defect Guarantee*!
Every Mini/Toy Aussie will be Clear of ALL the Genetic Diseases Their Parents are Clear of & Each Parent/Adult dog is Tested Before breeding to Ensure our puppies produced are Clear or NOT Impacted by Any of the diseases that can commonly impact Any Size of Australian Shepherd.
All of our Adult dogs are FULL PANEL tested for TEN (10) Different Hereditary Diseases:
Cardiorespiratory (Associated with the Heart and Lungs)
Dilated Cardiomyopathy - (DC)
Neurologic (Associated with the Brain, Spinal and Nerves)
Degenerative Myelopathy - (DM)
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6 - (NCL6)
Ivermectin Sensitivity MDR1 (Multi Drug Resistance)
Ophthalmologic (Associated with the Eyes)
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy CMR1
Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia - (CEA/CH)
Cone Degeneration - (CD)
Hereditary Cataract - (HC)
Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration - (PRA/PRCD)
Urogenital (Associated with the Urinary and Genital Tracts)
Canine Hyperuricosuria - (HUU)
* 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 they will have a THREE (3) YEAR Genetic Guarantee.
All of Our Breeding Adults (Except Jackson, who is a Carrier for PRA) are FULL PANEL CLEAR! Even Jackson being a CARRIER of PRA still means NONE of Our Puppies will be Impacted by or HAVE ANY of the Genetic Predispositions! PRA Requires 2 Copies to actually present with symptoms or be impacted by it. A CARRIER ONLY has 1 Copy and MANY of the Diseases like PRA Require 2 Copies to be "Activated", so to speak.
If a CARRIER for a disease that Requires 2 Copies is bred to a CLEAR dog there are NO CHANCES of puppies HAVING that Disease. So, ANY Puppy you get from us is NOT Genetically Predisposed to HAVE or be IMPACTED BY ANY of the 10 diseases on the Aussie Panel & we GUARANTEE that!
That being said, Please, feel free to check with us about Individual Adult Dog's Test Results, Review Our Contract & Ask Questions! We do Not withhold or hide anything & are happy to Send/SHOW Results. We, also, Post the Results Publicly on our website (On the "Our Aussies" Page via the Dropbox Link) & via Facebook.
Below is a Reliable Resource that gives information on EACH Genetic Disease, They are also a Great Resource to CALL and Verify everything I have said Above. The link is the "Full Panel" of Diseases for Miniature Australian Shepherds through PawPrint Genetics:
* Please note that "MDR1" is a Multi-Drug Resistant gene, this gene does NOT shorten the dogs life or impact its quality of life (if managed properly) so there is no "guarantee" for it. The "MDR1" gene does not impact your dogs health, it just means that certain medicines/drugs must be avoided. There have been cases where even if a dog does Not possess that gene or is merely a recessive carrier of the gene the dog can be affected so it is best to always just treat the dog as though they have it even if they don't.
** Please, also, note that "HUU" (Canine Hyperuricosuria) can occur due to Other causes NOT Just genetics, like diet or stress. ALL of Our adult dogs are genetically free of this disease & the puppies are Clear of HUU Genetically.
Every Mini/Toy Aussie purchased through Lucky Little Aussies Has a 100% Money Back Guarantee* Against Birth Defects & Birth Impairments THAT IMPACT THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE! Which means Any Puppy purchased is Guaranteed to NOT have Any Birth Defects or Impairments Caused by Complications from Birth or fetal development THAT IMPACT THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.
To ensure Your new puppy is Healthy & Sound, Lucky Little Aussies has Each puppy examined by a Licensed Veterinarian & Certified Healthy. However, even though it is Highly Unlikely we would re-home a puppy with any defects, Sometimes things can get missed (Human Error & all) so we add Extra Protection for YOU & provide you with This Guarantee!
You have THREE DAYS upon pick-up of the puppy to have the puppy seen by a Licensed Veterinarian, so scheduling an appointment in Advance is Recommended. Our Contract covers this topic quite extensively. Please, feel free to read over Our Puppy Contract & Email, Text or Call us with Any Questions or Concerns You may have!
We Promise Lifetime Breeder Support! That being said, if at anytime a puppy/adult purchased from us cannot be kept and needs to be re-homed we will be willing to take back the puppy/adult so our babies never end up in shelters or rescues. Also, we are here to answer questions or give advice whenever possible.
- Even if you do not have a puppy (or adult dog) from us...
- Even if you are just looking into the breed...
- Or even if you went with a different breeder...
... Please, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns! We are always here to help! Also, if we don't know the answer to your questions we will help you find an answer to the best of our ability!