Quality, Authentic ASDR Mini & Toy Aussies
• Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing • Early Neurological Stimulation • LIFETIME Genetic Guarantee* • Extensive Socialization • Lifetime Breeder Support • & Much More from Our Family here at L.L.A to Yours!
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 and 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 and love the opportunity to be a Working part of the household. They can be trained to do many tasks, such as helping with laundry, cleaning up toys, opening doors, turning on/off lights, do yoga with you and 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 behavioural patterns (ex. destructiveness, hyperactivity, unreasonable barking).
ALSO, as you look for a puppy I Strongly recommend asking every breeder About Each Puppy’s DRIVE level (“energy level”) and their TEMPERAMENT (“personality”) because Overall personality & energy levels 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’s just Perfect!!
I personally wish the breeders I spoke with Guided me a bit as far as Each Puppy’s Drive when I was looking because I may have chosen differently for MY family.
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 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 you to find it & more!
ALSO, Please, check out some of our helpful posts!
WHY we do NOT dock or remove dew claws:
What is a CARRIER of a RECESSIVE Disease?:
Puppy Drive & Temperaments!:
Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing & Early Neurological Stimulation Documents:
*ALL Links on this Website & Every Where That Says Volhard Puppy Aptitiude Testing & Early Neurological Stimulation ARE CLICKABLE LINKS. 😁
How to Avoid Creating a SuperDog?
L.L.A's View on Canine Love Languages!:
WHY we don't use Heartworm/Flea/Tick Medications & Why we Choose Natural Alternatives:
Puppy Training Steps & Emergency Recall:
Fear or Excitement Urination & What to DO or Not DO:
Dog Bites & HOW to PREVENT it:
Spaying/Neutering can do WHAT to my Dog’s Health?! 😱
L.L.A’s View on Dog Parks:
How Often Should You Wash Your Canines:
How Our NOTIFICATION LIST Works:
Red Merle or Blue Merle? How to tell 😉:
For EACH Puppy, in EACH Litter, we start Socialization from DAY ONE (1) AND we, ALSO, do Early Neurological Stimulation to Develop High Achieving Puppies (IN Accordance With Carmen L. Battaglia's work).
Puppies Receive: Bi-Weekly Deworming, a NeoPar Vaccine @ 6 Weeks of age, Seen by a Licensed Veterinarian & Certified Healthy Between 7-8 Weeks of age, a Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv Multi-way Vaccine @ 8 Weeks of age, Nails are trimmed 1-2x before leaving, Bathed & Blow Dried 1-2x before leaving & are Rubbed down with FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas/Ticks 1-2x before leaving.
What we DO with ALL of the Puppies: on Top of ENS, Socialization, Sound Desensitizaion & Volhard Aptitude Testing we, ALSO, Group Crate Train, Litter Box Train and Start teaching Bite Aversion/Bite Inhibition in mouthy pups.
Then EACH Puppy, from EACH Litter, IS Tested using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test (Developed by Wendy & Jack Volhard) ON DAY 49 @ 7 Weeks Old (Or As Close As Possible to Ensure True Reactions are Not tainted by Learning)! 😁💕
AS FAR AS FUTURE LITTERS & WHAT TO EXPECT:
We now have a “Notification List” NOT a waitlist. ❤️
We will Notify everyone TWO (2) TIMES! We will POST to Facebook &/or Notify People through Email (IF you filled out the Notification List/Previously a Waitlist Form).
We will send Notifications @ These Times:
1) 1-2 Weeks Before a litter is Born 🐾
2) Once the litter is Born 🐾
Once those Notifications have been sent, UNLESS you are Already in Contact with me Right Before the Litter is BORN & I Give You a Resevation Number, it will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVED (to APPROVED HOMES).
It is the Responsibility of the Interested Parties to be responsive & Express Their Interest A couple Weeks Before Birth or Once Puppies are Born.
We NO Longer reserve spots UNTIL Puppies are BORN & YOU Contact Us to let us know You are STILL interested.
* People who Notify Me of Their Interest Once the Puppies are Born will THEN get a RESERVATION NUMBER for THOSE LITTERS & can Choose a Puppy @ 7 weeks old when the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing is Completed.
I hope that makes sense to everyone, feel free to ask me to Try to clarify if it doesn’t! 😅🥰
AT FOUR to SIX (4-6) WEEKS OLD:
We will have the 1st PUPPY MEET & GREET (Based on Our Schedule) & let everyone know how We THINK each one Seems to be Drive & Temperament wise & You can get an idea of which puppies You are leaning towards 🥰
* You Can Tentatively pick a puppy @ this Stage but PLEASE Keep in Mind, they DO Change A LOT Until 7+ Weeks Old!
Tell me which Pup(s) you like most, & based on Your Reservation Number, I will put your name down for That/Those Pup(s). 🥰
AT SEVEN to TEN (7-10) WEEKS OLD:
SEVEN WEEKS OLD is the STAGE You Can OFFICIALLY Choose Your Puppy AND His/Her Matching LupinePet Collar & Leash SET!!
We perform the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test ON DAY 49 @ 7 Weeks Old (Or As Close As Possible to Ensure True Reactions are Not Tainted by Learning). We will reveal Individual Results ASAP to Help you make an INFORMED Choice when choosing your New Companion for the Next EIGHT to FIFTEEN (8-15) YEARS.
At this Stage we can Share Our Opinions on Individual Drive Levels & Personality. Deposits can then be placed (via Cash, Apple Pay, Zelle or Walmart to Walmart) Based on Volhard Aptitude Test Results, OUR Assessment of Drive & Personality and the Optional IN-PERSON COMPATIBILITY Discovered from the 1st meet & Greet.
We will have a Puppy Pick-Up Day (Based on Our Schedule) BETWEEN Eight to Ten (8-10) WEEKS OLD. Where Everyone can come to PICK-UP their New Puppy, Meet the Parents or US & even Meet the Siblings Families. * Puppies CANNOT Leave until EIGHT (8) Weeks of Age, per California LAW. 🥰
* Customers do NOT Have to attend the Puppy Meet & Greet. It is an OPTION to Choose Remotely! We DO Offer Live Video & will send Current or 7 Week Old Photos/a Video, Volhard Puppy Aptitude Testing Results & Our Assessment of Individual Puppies.
Deposits can be placed via Apple Pay, Zelle OR Walmart to Walmart based on Volhard Aptitude Test Results, OUR Assessment of Drive & Personality & Photos/videos in these cases.
The "Puppy Meet & Greet" is an OPPORTUNITY for everyone to see, in-person, who fits Best with each family but it is NOT a Requirement (People will Have priority based on Their Reservation Number (ex. F19A/G/R/A_6) & are Not Required to choose Until 48 HOURS After Volhard Results are in & Sent).
**Everyone can come & see All of them & have the option to choose from any Available Puppies BASED ON THEIR RESERVATION NUMBER. So, if you are 1st you get to choose from them All and if you are 3rd you will have 2 people choosing Before you 😊
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 they will have a THREE (3) YEAR 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 someone to perform this test Individually on Every Puppy because puppies cannot know that person), early neurological stimulation, extra socializing, food, vet costs, toys, 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 & 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 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! We Guarantee they will be properly socialized and matched with their families based on temperament, drive & Aptitude Scores 🥰😊
We, also, offer our Puppy Buyers Lifetime Breeder Support & Customer Service!