the DIVERSITY of the TOY - Mini AUSSIE - and have all types/sizes - we breed for
toys (under 14") and for less herding, less energy. = the perfect family
9" Tiny Toy aussie - Sirprize x Luseal
16" Mini aussie - Mr Perrywinkle x coco
(coco is the mom of
luseal- so these two dogs are cousins!)
NOTE - we do NOT broker or resell other
* have a couple of local friends that have some
of my girls- they are my bloodlines, breed to my males, & follow my
guidelines for raising puppies -
I do not "broker" or purchase other
breeders "cheap" puppies to resell - I know the parents, the "lines" & watch the
puppies as they grow which is important to know the future health, disposition
and "looks" of the puppy.
WE DO NOT
CROSSBREED breeding dogs are
registered toy & mini aussies
WE selectively breed for less herding, less energy - a "city sized" -
"cityfied " dog
do NOT blindly follow a breed standard set by "someone" - under 14" is
8 toys on a pillow
or 1 mini below
overview - our breeding
If you have time to read our little "blog", (you must be bored ?? :)
but folks have asked "about us".. so we hope this "blog" will help with
your decisions that we are a legit, experienced and
caring breeder & will do what is possible to get you a quality, healthy puppy for your $$.. for
further information read "references"
page.. we (WERE) also an ebay "power seller" (artist making/selling dichroic
glass jewelry) with a 2900/11,900 99.6% Positive rating,
verified for Paypal as of april07. We have lived at our current
farm/residence for 15+yrs, would take 2yrs to move out with all the stuff we
have.. So not a here today, gone tomorrow operation.
"Bella is 12.5 inches tall and 12 pounds after dinner tonight. YOU,
Madam, are a breeding genius. She is healthier, smarter, and more
loving and loveable than we imagined. Dare I say, “The PERFECT
Dog”. Yup! Thanks again a million times!! "
"this puppy is everything promised:
mellow, well-socialized, and happy. We had a vet visit today and the vet
said she's healthy, happy, and very trusting - sure signs of a good breeder who
does more than just produce pups to sell.
She's still happy as can be and so are we. Thanks again for everything
and for such a well-adjusted pupp"
"I check your
website often (I will most likely end up with another of your
puppies at some point in time) and it looks like you are getting
some flack from other “Breeders” .. I am here to tell them that you
breed the most wonderful dogs and I would not even consider having
any other breed. I would just hope that they are as talented
(but I doubt it) as you are. Don’t pay any attention to them.
You are doing a wonderful job and your puppies are absolutely
fantastic!!! Thank you for the
wonderful addition to our family."
These tell me on I am on the "right
track" in breeding the perfect family COMPANION>
Minda has a degree in AGRICULTURE
from OSU '74. and have taken numerous genetics, animal breeding/reproduction
seminars & workshops-
In animal breeding matters I have been accepted by the courts as a "learned
expert", expert witness. have been told by our horse and small animal vet that I
should have been a vet, and with animal breeding/reproduction/genetics know
much as they do. we work closely with our vet - Dr Powers at
animal clinic regarding health, prevention and care.
Minda Also has an MBA and was a CMA (certified management
accountant)- not the career I wanted but still pursued until I achieved Chief
Financial Officer working 24/7 (i am extremely GOAL oriented) and realized I
had no life outside of work. when I tried to balance work/& a life I was told I
"lost my focus" and was "organizationally enhanced".
Minda has raised animals since high school- was in FFA
(future farmers of america) raised rabbits,
chickens etc, later raised cats - himalayans & ragdolls, and horses. I
watched the breeds I fell in love with and wanted to be a part of, change
due to the whims of "someone" who determines what the breed standard "should"
be.. I found repeatedly that what the "someone/group" chose as "SHOW" and
breed standard was not what I liked to have at HOME.. Himalayans went from a cross between a siamese & persian that had a
fluffy but non-matting coat and lovely doll face with interactive personality, to
a "color" of Persian and "should" look like a persian.
Including the matting coat,
mutated smashed face that creates nasty health problems, and "distant" aloof personality..
I changed to breeding ragdolls. Which originally were similar to a "doll faced himalayan"
-a cross between a white long haired cat & a "burmese". But again "someone" decided
that perfect markings were more important than health, size and disposition. I
stopped breeding Ragdolls when after a year of working with my vet, not breeding
the cats to
TRY to get the adults "healthy", finally realized thru testing that the
"show" quality cats had reduced/no natural immunity. Immune system had been bred out by
inbreeding for perfect markings? .. To maintain their health required extreme measures of
daily antibiodics &
sterile environment outlined/prescribed by the major breeders, until the
kittens left, to maintain their "health".. . And then they would get sick as
most pet buyers don't have sterile homes or give weekly antibiodics for life.
So I stopped breeding them.
We have bred/raised different breeds of horses.
Minda has studied "conformation", show quality, breeding quality, soundness for
performance & temperment to be a show or "home" horse.
We have shown
and bred horses that have become champions in their breed & performance
shows (I am GOAL oriented) or just "at home", the dream, love of their
life to their owners. We currently breed/raise Friesian sporthorses. WE
have a Friesian & saddlebred and warmblood . The Friesian breed goes back to Medievil times and has very strict inspections and controls for breeding to
maintain a quality & type again set by "someone" - We understand the "quality
control" behind an animal that is RARE. Preservation of a breed that
almost went extinct in WWII. And is a serious "investment".. Though
don't necessarily agree that the breed MUST only be black with no white markings
and no other colors -WHY???? - We LIKE color, I like variety. So I use the
Friesian for its qualities & type to breed the Friesian sporthorses..
We apply similar breeding guidelines to my dogs. But
don't show them in the aussie "clique" shows for their "inspection/critique".
As we are going our "own way" with what traits we want in our dogs.. with
dogs, we breed for quality family companions with the smarts/looks and health of the aussie, minus a few traits
we don't think the aussie needs as a family companiont.
By breed standard for the australian shepherd under 14" is a disqualification..
so ooops most of our dogs are already disqualifed.. We
have shown different animals to the national level, - primarily horses, obtained championships etc.. But with
showing of animals found that its 90% POLITICAL. The judge today is the show
handler at the next show so places the handler that will be the judge at that
show, so they will place him etc.. The judges know certain
breeders/trainers/show handlers. It is a
conflict of interest for the judge to be a breeder/trainer/handler - so its not
always the best animal that wins . Or the breed "show" standard/qualities
to win is a animal
We don't want at home.. In the south every aussie is a
"champion", there are enough aussie breeders to have a "sponsored" show in
someones back yard, every week.. there is NO certification to be a Judge - We don't know of "shows" for
best "family pet".
Minda now has to work from home, She was physically assaulted by a "phycho" several
years ago and no longer able to work a 24/7 (or 8-10hrs @110% that employers
demand) desk job due to permanent
injuries to her neck & back. So she works 24/7 but on her
hours/schedule at home-with a combination of at home "jobs".. She now works
24/7 to ensure the health and socialization of our dogs/puppies and horses. We
work closely with our vet to ensure the health and quality of our dogs &
And we keep a lot of my own breeding for future breeding stock.
We get feedback from
buyers as to the temperment and qualities of puppies from different parents and
incorporate that into future breeding pairs to improve the temperment, structure
Our toy aussie may or may not meet a "breed standard" set by "someone", but it
meets our standards for a colorfull, SMALL, healthy, smart quality family
our vets exam
With dogs we wanted a quiet, smart, loyal, no health
problems, no grooming requirements and a QUIET- on my terms dog.. we originally had the three original mini aussies
14" -=, Sky,
holly & lilly and had 1 litter a year. they were family pets but mainly
outside dogs for watch dogs.. We bred a toy female from sky &
holly that became our house/ bed dog- tootsie.. With Tootsie we realized the toy aussie is a
fantastic family pet if they are less energetic & less herding..
Small enough to have in the house all day, take with you in the car etc..
But quiet, healthy, intelligent and no grooming requirements..
We started looking for a toy aussie male to breed to Tootsie and found that
small, quality aussies was a "buy 4- get 1" that met my criteria. Most
were larger than the breeders represented. Some were fearful and produced
"fearful", these were petted out.. We
purchased dogs from other breeders for outside bloodlines- When we found an
outside line that met our criteria, we kept sons/daughters and bred to
sons/daughters of other good lines.. We found the perils of
"line breeding" or "in breeding" with the ragdolls- Only about 1 out of 4
outside dogs ended up being
the size, quality & temperment we wanted in my program.
We are not a "backyard breeder" or a "puppy mill" though the
"group" may say we are because we breed more than 1 litter a year and don't show
the dogs & follow the "cliques" direction, or kiss their feet..
we are honest that we breed animals to make a living- we do report it.. (if the "group" were breeding only for the
"good of the breed" then they should give away their non show
quality puppies to approved
homes?? ) . , we are also not a "petting zoo"
for health (dogs) reasons -
We DO NOT
FOLLOW THE "BREED STANDARD" ..- We have just
taken them a different direction- and a direction that gets mostly glowing
references from the puppy buyers.. .. We breed for quality
family companions. Good family disposition, intelligence & health are more important to
us in a
dog than perfect "ear set".
RAISING PUPPIES TO BE FAMILY PETS
Most of the adult dogs get a "rotation" in the house,
usually have 10 or so in at one time. They have to be quiet . We have 10
acres, 1acre is kennel fenced for the dogs to run, and for their safety and
health.- ie coyotes. Males are individually kenneled in 10ft x 20ft with
their own "penthouse" & , allowed to run
when we don't have any girls in season.
Puppies are born in the house, with Minda in attendance most
of the time.. many all nighter's with delivery.. Many of the girls come look for
me and want me there to "rub their tummy", and some want to start the process in
my lap.. the puppies are raised in the bathrooms or bedroom until we "lose
containment"- they start crawling out of the whelping box. We have to redo
the flooring & wallpaper several times a year.. but the puppies are socialized..
After they get old enough to climb out of the whelping box, they are put
out into prepared whelping runs. This is for saftey (underfoot) and biosecurity.
The home is not a biosecure area - and all the germs that are tracked home from
the vets, store, outside are in the flooring. A person can go to the store
or a run in the park and bring back Parvo virus on thier shoes.. Puppies without
1st shot are totally vulnerable.
They are in a
temperature controlled rooms , where paper training starts.. the playruns
are heated/cooled areas and have individual sections for
food & bed.. paper/potty. Most of the puppies learn fairly quickly to go on
paper and adapt quickly (we are told) when they get into their new homes, to going outside.. They are handled
several times a day. THe puppies are placed/held on their back from when they
are born, they learn right away that humans are "pack leader". they follow
humans, but love attention.. The playpens are 4x8 ft with fewer puppies per pen
as they grow.. For health reasons puppies do not
go outside, on the ground/in dirt. the ground cannot be sanitized.
we plan to get a concrete pad outside that we can sanitize for puppies to play
We start worming at 2wks , and rotate wormers every 2wks - (puppies are
born with worms, natures odd sense of survival of the fittest) Shots
are given at 6, 9, 12(if still here) advantage for fleas started at 6wks. Puppies are vet checked before they go home.. we guarantee they will pass a well
puppy check at 8-9wks by our vet.
For future training, we highly recommend watching the "dog
whisperer"-Ceasar Milan on the National Geographic channel.. to understand dog phychology as a basis for raising
& training a puppy. We fully
believe in "discipline, exercize & then affection",
PUPPIES ARE NOT BABIES, they should not be treated as your
"baby", they are DOGS and will have the dog pack behavior.. so affection without
rules, boundries and limitations can create an unstable confused puppy/dog that
does not behave well.
FRIESIAN stallion - Sir Jeljer , Champion & "full papered" FHANA
stallion prospect. The Freisian horse goes back to Medievil times, was
the war horse of the Knights. JJ will go to inspection
07 for Ster & possible stallion approval - We understand the "show" &
inspection process/requirements and accept the breed requirements for a
major investment".. and rare and endangered breed.
WE readily admit WE DO NOT BREED TO A "BREED/SHOW
STANDARD", SET BY SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE - with "standards" that are more about
COLOR - too much White up the leg, or on the body, or wrong color or "dilution"
spots are "not acceptable" and where the "standards" can change at the
whim of the "group" or the group leader to fit their current show dog..-
10/08 Attended Dr. Carmelo Battagllia Ph.D.
seminar on genetics of "breeding better dogs" and "choosing the Best Puppy"..
Will be incorporating a LOT of the information and techniques to "breed a better
PET! toy aussie".. including the "early neurological stimulation" techniques to
enhance temperment , intelligence and trainability of our puppies - techniques
utilized in starting the dogs used for "war, guard, bomb & guide dogs " ..
did get vindication of not blindly following "breed
standards set by someone.. " the pomeranian used to be a 40lb SLED dog,
and "they (that someone somewhere)" decided it should be a 10" house dog. But in
selectively breeding to make it smaller "they" didn't change its energy level,
temperment or hair.. so have an extremely high energy sled dog now kept indoors
as a lap dog, without exercize and too much hair for indoor
temperatures.??? any wonder why pomeranians are hyper???
Also attended Myra Savant Harris seminar on
reproduction & puppy health for information on better breeding, reproduction and
It has become politically correct to only
get your dog from a shelter, and it has become the mission/agenda of the
government and HSUS, ASPCA and local "anti puppy mill activists" to shut down
ALL BREEDERS. If you breed dogs you are a "puppymill" - and treated
like a criminal. SO IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THE "RIGHT" to purchase a
puppy from a breeder rather than a broker or pet store or only get a dog from your
shelter please read -
"antipuppymill has become anti dog
breeding" the current nutz have decided that anyone that breeds dogs is a
animal control officer said they are
"discouraging breeding of dogs & cats as there are too many in the shelters",
but look at the dogs in the shelters - they aren't small breeds or
purebred.. most are part pitbull, large breed
dogs. and its harder to adopt a dog from a shelter than to adopt a child.
"professional" Dog breeders are "endangered"
having a dog will be a luxury if the HSUS and ASPCA win
I am a breeder.....
authur unknown - but a lot "fits"..
My food receipts for a family of 7
and my dog food bills match
My water bill has doubled
My electricity bill has tripled
It is I, a breeder, who when my
fridge quit, saved the dog meds and
let the food go bad.
My feet find the way to the kennel
before I have even grabbed a cup of
coffee in the morning and the kennel
is my last stop before bed.
While my friends are on a cruise to
the Bahamas and
My family meets for Christmas while
I am home delivering puppies
I haven't had a real vacation in 7
years, but maybe soon. All plans are
around heat dates, whelp dates and
I shower and 10 minutes later my
grand kids say I smell like a dog
My clothes are all stained with
fecal matter, urine, afterbirth or
I have to remember to clean my shoes
Most of my friends breed dogs
Who else can you call at 3 am for
Who else has the experience I
sometimes need, the med I sometimes
need, or just an uplifting word I
Who else would understand how it
feels to have invested hours and
hours in a weak puppy to lose it? Or
the joy in investing hours in one
I have slept on the floor beside a
litter until the crucial 2 weeks
passed. I have bottle fed a litter
of 12 .. feeding every 2 hours and
taking 90 minutes to do for weeks at
I have learned to be proficient at
micro chipping, vaccinations,
bottle feeding and tube feeding.
My vet knows me by first name
The vet knows my children by name
The vet now knows my grand children
My vet knows it was I who added on
the wing to the vet clinic
I am a breeder
It is to me that 63 days takes on
new meaning still excited by every
It is I who delivers all my pups,
towels and heat lamps on ready -
happiness and sadness sometimes
Even though it increases my work
load, I look forward to the 10 day
when eyes open, and puppies begin to
emerge from the helplessness of
newborns. Puppy breath, a first
bark. and a heart of exploration.
I am not uneducated, unemployable,
illiterate or lazy as some Animal
Rights folks would imply of
I am a conscientious lover of
animals and I have found my niche.
I am a breeder.
And although I feel no shame there
is a part of me that feels the need
hide from powers that could come to
invade my home and take my dogs ..
.. finding a mild infraction,
.. a leaf in the water dish
.. a kennel not yet cleaned for the
.. a rash I am home treating?
I tell my children and grand
children to hush, do not tell others
we are dog breeders, and I wonder
when did breeding puppies go into
the same secret place as criminal
I am a breeder and I am not cruel,
dumb, uncaring or criminal.
I am not raking in money while
sitting on my butt.
Every penny I make I earn through
blood, sweat and tears.
My greatest joy is a healthy puppy
and a wonderful home. The cards of
thanks and the pictures of my puppy
with its new family is the fringe
benefits of my efforts.
I am an animal lover, nurse,
midwife, heavy laborer, customer
representative, and marketer.
AND I am a breeder.