Border Aussie Puppies 

 

This wonderful cross includes the positive traits of both parent breeds - Australian Shepherd x Border Collie.

The combination of being very smart and purposeful makes these active dogs quick to learn. Their positive attitude toward life makes them great candidates for many activities such as agility, hiking, swimming, obedience training, herding, tracking, playing games, learning tricks as well as loyal companions.​

Cost: $800 with $300 of that down to hold your new companion.

 

Puppies have had their 7-week veterinarian wellness check (all healthy!) and will be ready to start going to their forever homes 1/19/22. Purchase of a pup also comes with an invitation to join our private Border Aussie Facebook Group. It's where we - our family and new puppy owners - share photos and stories with each other of the puppies. 

Scroll down for more information on their early life - diet, socialization, general recommendations from us and to see pictures of parents.

Update:    We have 3 puppies left - Sirius, Luna, Bellatrix (personality descriptions and more pics just below!)

Draco & Pandora & Regulus have found homes! And Orion has a pending home!

🎉 Congratulations to the new owners!🎉

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  • Sirius - Sometimes actually serious, sometimes snuggly, sometimes playful, this guy is full of heart and intelligence. He'll make you a true companion. Just wait until he sits a step or two in front of you and stares into your eyes - I dare you not to melt!

Sirius with sleeping pups
Sirius sniffing in the snow
Sirius sleeping on Draco
Sirius looking at Misti thru door window
Sirius in action
Sirius with tennis ball
Sirius, soulful
  • Luna - Laidback yet ready for fun, Luna is a looker that will wrap you around her paw before you know it, but the truth is ➡ she'll love you even more than you love her! Did you notice the sprinkle of freckles on her nose? Soooo cute!

Luna & Orion
Luna chewing on rope toy
Luna saying hi to Stacey
Luna yawning
Luna snuggling
Luna running
Luna sleeping on toys

Bellatrix - Full of energy, spunk, and zest for everything, this pup is all in whether she's playing, exploring, or snuggling with you. It's clear her devotion will be boundless. Her unique facial markings put everyone around under her spell.

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Bellatrix with toy
Bellatrix and Isabel
Bellatrix falling asleep on Regulus
Bellatrix on the cushion
Sirius 
Male
Black & White
Luna
Female
Black Tri with White & Copper trim
Bellatrix
Female
Black Tri with white & copper

Placed with Gillmore

Placed with
Baumann

Regulus 

Male
Red Merle with white & copper

Placed with
Christian-Hart

 

Placed with
Wegner

Orion 
Male
Red Merle with White & Copper trim
Pandora
Female
Red Merle with white & copper
Draco
Male
Blue Merle

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We want you to enjoy many happy years with your new companion.

 

With that goal in mind,

we’ve done everything we can to get you started by giving your puppy the best start physically and emotionally. 

 

 

 

SOCIALIZATION: Parents on-site as they are our pets. As such, they live and work side by side with us on our farm. And the puppies are doing the same. They were born in a whelping pen next to our kitchen and that continues to be their home-base.

 

They are with us all day, everyday, and get lots of play, attention, love, and interaction with the five of us.

 

We started taking them outside for exercise and potty breaks a couple weeks ago when they started weaning. We were surprised at how much they love being out there! 

They hang out with all our dogs and have some experience with cats. We also took them to our farmers market last Saturday and they met new people - adults and kids. They are on their way to being well-socialized. 

DIET:

We follow a species appropriate Rotational Monofeeding Diet for all our dogs, including the puppies. It essentially involves feeding raw meat and bones on some days and plant-based meals (some cooked, some raw) on other days based on the way canines have evolved to eat.

Although pups are fed only raw meat for their first year to year and a half. Meat can include chicken, turkey, duck, beef, rabbit, venison.

 

We do this to avoid burdening a dog’s body with foods it cannot cleanly digest, which in turn causes waste to accumulate in the system. Since this accumulation of waste causes all dog disease, addressing the diet is disease prevention. 

 

Since we switched our dogs’ diet, they glow with health. Their coats are softer and shinier than ever before, their teeth are whiter and the little plaque that was at the top of their back teeth is gone, they are full of energy, and the seizures our 6-year old Aussie (not related to these pups) was having every couple of months have disappeared.  

 

While there are no guarantees in life, we feel prevention through a natural healthy diet brings the promise of a longer lived, healthier dog.

 

Of course, it will be your choice of what you feed your puppy. You have to decide what will work best for you. If you decide to continue feeding as we do, we have resources and information to help you! 

 

And if you decide to feed a conventional kibble diet or something other than what we’re feeding, there shouldn’t be any problem to change your pup over. Just realize it will be a brand-new experience for your pup, and there may be a few days of adjustment.

Since we grow pastured raised, organic-fed beef and chicken on our farm, that's what Mom io ate throughout her pregnancy and while she was nursing and is what we weaned these pups on. We ground chicken and turkey at first (you should have seen them go at it!) Then we transitioned through to bigger chunks. By the time io naturally weaned them at approximately 6 1/2 weeks, we were giving them pieces of chicken with the bone in and skin removed (wings, drumsticks, breast, thighs. etc.) and it was obvious they ahd all the instincts and ability to tear the meat off and chew the bones. A side benefit = lots of chewing time on the appropriate-sized bones means less chewing on us and our furniture!

 

Either way, you can be secure knowing your puppy had the best beginning diet possible!

CONSIDERATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Be clear on the reasons you want a dog and spend some time figuring out what “job” your new companion will have. It could be one of the above suggestions or something else. These breeds are working dogs that want a purpose and will be both physically and mentally more healthy with one.

  • Figure out how you will socialize and train your dog and yourself and other family members too! We humans need to learn how to communicate with dogs using dog “language.” Training goes a long way to making sure you and your new companion get along well and will enjoy many wonderful years together.

  • We’ve found renowned agility trainer Susan Garrett https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2015/04/teaching-puppies-its-just-arranging-coincidences/  to be not only wise, compassionate, and insightful but intuitive also and a great place to start - even before getting your pup! She has a free blog as well as online classes. 

  • In person and guided socialization with other humans and puppies is important so you and your dog learn how to behave in situations with other dogs and their owners. We advise you to join a puppy class. You might want to reserve a spot as soon as you make the decision to get a new puppy because some classes fill up fast. 

 

Mom = io (pronounced  "eye-oh")

registered Australian Shepherd

 

Eyes = green/amber mix

Coat = red tri with white & copper trim

Weight = 40 lbs

Height = 19.5 in

MDR 1 gene test = negative

OFA = clear by parentage

 

io's a joiner and wants to be included in any job, fun, or activity that's happening. She's very affectionate but don't let that sweetness fool you. She is loyal and alerts us if something is out of the ordinary.

 

We've only had her for a year but has firmly rooted herself in our hearts!

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Dad = Dash

registered Border Collie 

Eyes = one blue eye & one blue/brown eye 

Coat = blue merle medium rough

Weight = 46 lbs

Height = 21

MDR 1 gene test = negative

OFA = clear by parentage

Dash is always ready to go! He loves to play ball, run, and herd. 

 

A great companion, he makes us smile at both his joy for life and his antics.