Our Guarantees

Every Australian Shepherd purchased through Lucky Little Aussies (L.L.A) has a LIFETIME Genetic Disease Guarantee* AND a Congenital Defect Guarantee*!
 

(*See Below for Details) 

 Genetic Testing 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. These are the diseases that are Known to commonly impact Any Size of Australian Shepherds:

Cardiorespiratory (Associated with the Heart and Lungs)

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy - (DC)
    * Orivet Removed this Test as it was Not performing Reliably.

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 through US they will Only have a TWO (2) YEAR Genetic Guarantee.

** It is Less than $4 a WEEK (IF using Auto-Ship), ONLY $230 or Less 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*! 
 

 

PRA is inherited in an Autosomal Recessive manner in dogs, meaning that they Must receive two copies of the mutated gene (one from each parent) to develop the disease. In general, carrier dogs do not have features of the disease but when bred with another carrier of the same Mutation, there is a risk of having affected pups.

A CARRIER ONLY has 1 Copy and MANY of the Diseases like PRA Require 2 Copies to be "Activated", so to speak.

 

   If a Dog that is a CARRIER (A dog that has 1 Copy of a Gene) for an Autosomal Recessive Disease (A Disease that Requires 2 Copies of a Gene for the dog to be Impacted) is bred to a Dog that is CLEAR there are NO CHANCES of puppies HAVING that Disease. 

So, ANY Puppy you get from us will NOT be Genetically Predisposed to HAVE or be IMPACTED BY ANY of the diseases their Parents are CLEAR of & we GUARANTEE that! *Some of our Adults are MDR1 POSITIVE.

  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.

With New research & Discoveries New Tests May be Added overtime! 

IF there IS a Test on PawPrints Full Breed Panel that L.L.A has Not Tested for, PLEASE, let L.L.A Know so we Can Keep our dogs Current/Up-To-Date on ALL Available Breed Specific Tests!

We do our Best to keep all Breeding Dogs current on the Breed's Genetic "Full Panel".
Sometimes, it does take a few weeks-months to be able to update our dogs panels but we always try our best to make Genetics a TOP PRIORITY.

The link is the "Full Panel" of Diseases for Miniature Australian Shepherd/Miniature American Shepherd through PawPrint Genetics:

 

https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/products/breeds/39/

 

What is a CARRIER of a RECESSIVE Disease?:

https://www.facebook.com/324578144672063/posts/587964278333447/


 

* 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, ALL of Our adult dogs are Genetically Free of this disease & the puppies are Clear of HUU Genetically.  "HUU" (Canine Hyperuricosuria) can occur due to Other causes NOT Just genetics, like diet or stress & unless found to be Genetically Impacted is Not covered in the Genetic Guarantee.

*** "Intestinal cobalamin malabsorption (Australian shepherd type)" (ICM/Vitamin B12 Deficiency) is a New Test that we have not Yet been able to test for. This disease is Not considered a Required test for the breed and IS considered an Add-On with many companies like Orivet, GenSol and others.

ICM//Vitamin B12 Deficiency is inherited in an Autosomal Recessive manner in dogs meaning that they Must receive two copies of the mutated gene (one from each parent) to develop the disease. In general, carrier dogs do not have features of the disease but when bred with another carrier of the same Mutation, there is a risk of having affected pups.

HOWEVER, All of L.L.A's Breeding dogs will be tested (in a Timely Manner) for ALL NEW TESTS Discovered & Added to the "Miniature Australian Shepherd Breed Profile".
(
https://www.pawprintgenetics.com/products/tests/details/208/?breed=39)

 

 

Listed Below are Credible Resources on what is Required or Expected to be an "Excellent Breeder": 

 

For Every Adult Dog Lucky Little Aussies does: 

  • OFA CAER
     

  • OFA Hips, Elbows & Patellas
     

  • Full Panel Testing for at Least NINE Different Diseases
    (INCLUDING the few tests AKC & OFA Require)
     

  • & Thorough Veterinarian Exams.

BEFORE Breeding our Dogs, L.L.A Closely Monitors & Evaluates:
 

  • Genetics
     

  • Temperament
     

  • Intellect
     

  • Conformation 
     

  • & More 

 

PLUS, we Microchip ALL of our Adults and Puppies for Permanent Identification.

 

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According to AKC for a Miniature American Shepherd Breeder ( a.k.a Mini Aussie Breeder) to be considered a Breeder with H.E.A.R.T (a Breeder who Prioritizes Health Education, Accountability, Responsibility & Tradition) the Breeder MUST:

  • Have a Licensed Veterinarian Examine & X-Ray Dog to Test for Hip Dysplasia

  • Get an Ophthalmologist Evaluation

  • Genetically Test Adults for PRA 

  • Genetically Test Adults for MDR1 

 

(https://www.akc.org/breeder-programs/akc-bred-with-heart-program/requirements/health-testing-requirements/

 

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According to OFA for a Miniature American Shepherd Breeder ( a.k.a Mini Aussie Breeder) to be a Responsible Breeder the Breeder MUST:

  • Test for Hip Dysplasia (By Using One or More of the following methods)
    via FCI evaluation
    via OFA Evaluation 
    via PennHIP Evaluation

  • Have Vet Examine & X-Ray Dog to Test for Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)
    via OFA Evaluation

  • Get an Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist 

  • Genetically Test Adults for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) 

  • Genetically Test Adults for Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1) 

  • Genetically Test Adults for HSF4 - Hereditary Cataracts (HC) 

  • Genetically Test Adults for Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) - (Optional)

  • Genetically Test Adults for Degnerative Myelopathy (DM) - (Optional)

 

(https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=MAS&var=AM)

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According to GoodDog.com for a Miniature Australian Shepherd Breeder to be an Excellent Breeder (Recognized for Excellent Health Testing Practices) the Breeder MUST:

  • Test for Hip Dysplasia (By Using One or More of the following methods)
    via FCI evaluation
    via OFA Evaluation 
    via PennHIP Evaluation

  • Get an Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist 

  • Genetically Test Adults for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) 

  • Genetically Test Adults for Multiple Drug Sensitivity (MDR1) 

  • Genetically Test Adults for HSF4 - Hereditary Cataracts (HC) 

 

(https://www.gooddog.com/breeds/miniature-australian-shepherd/health-testing-guide)

(https://www.gooddog.com/what-is-a-good-breeder)

 

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  Regarding Lucky Little Aussies Congenital Defects Guarantee*

  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 Q
uestions or Concerns You may have!  

Responsible Dog Owners Code of Ethics:


All Dog Owners Agree To:

  1. Have your dog examined by a licensed veterinarian shortly after bringing the dog home (preferably within two to three business days).
     

  2. Ensure that your dog is always cared for both physically and emotionally, including by providing proper shelter, food, water, exercise, grooming, human contact, stimulation and protection from bodily harm.
     

  3. Take Care when Socializing Young Puppies to Minimize the Risk of Injury or Contracting Infectious Diseases, such as Parvovirus or Kennel Cough.
    Encourage Puppies to Play Safely with Healthy, Vaccinated Adult Dogs, such as those owned by family and friends at your home or theirs, and with healthy vaccinated puppies in well-run puppy classes.
    AVOID letting Puppy Down in Public Spaces with dogs of unknown Physical or Mental health status (e.g. pet stores, dog parks, regular parks) until the puppy is fully vaccinated.

     

  4. NO selling or trading your dog to any pet shop, wholesaler or broker for any reason whatsoever.
     

  5. Ensure your dogs have Permanent Identification (by microchip, tattoo, or otherwise). Keep Microchip Up-To-Date!
     

  6. Have your dog receive a Veterinary Exam at Least once per year.
     

  7. Seek Immediate Veterinary Care in the event of sickness and/or injury.
     

  8. IF unable to have an intact Pet Responsibly; have your dog spayed/neutered at an Appropriate Age for the Breed (12+ Months for Any Australian Shepherd) & based on consultation with Your Veterinarian. 
    Spaying/Neutering can do WHAT to my Dog’s Health?! 😱 (https://www.facebook.com/324578144672063/posts/692247551238452?sfns=mo)
     

  9. If Buying from a Breeder:

    1. Keep the Breeder Informed about any physical or behavioral health problems that arise in any dog obtained from them, especially health problems that are known to be heritable or that have unknown causes.
       

    2. Regardless of the reason or circumstances, Notify the Breeder if you are ever unable to keep your dog so that the Breeder can either take the dog back or help in rehoming them.
       

    3. Notify the Breeder of any change of address and/or phone number for Breeder’s Records.
       

    4. Keep in touch with the Puppy’s Breeder & send them lots of pictures. This is OPTIONAL but highly encouraged!

Lifetime Support

   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 take back the puppy/adult so our babies never end up in Shelters, Rescues or Improperly matched home.  

 

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! 

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