HUGHES TOY and Miniature
australian shepherd (Toy aussie) (9-14") to small miniature australian shepherd
loving family temperments, OREGON
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2014-2013 References & notes from
I just want to
THANK YOU for breeding the best puppies. We got Joey “JouJou”
from you in 2003 and he was the love of our life. My first born
child you might say J He
passed away in November and our lives have not been the same. We
find ourselves on your page daily, looking at his relative
puppies as they remind us of our little man. Very soon we will
be ready for a new Blue Merle, maybe two this time around. Will
let you know when it’s time. But again, THANK YOU THANK YOU
I enclosed a
photo Joey the old man J He
grew up to be SO very handsome and had the best wiggle butt
ever! We are forever grateful.
Hi Minda. I just thought I would send you a short message about
the puppy we got from you. We named her Kenzii and she is doing
just great. We really love her. I am attaching a couple of
pictures. Hopefully they will work. When we first brought her
home our kitten hid upstairs for 4 days. She would not come down
to eat or drink so my daughter had to take her food upstairs.
She's 7 months and a little spoiled. After the 4th day she
ventured downstairs and sat on top of the tread mill for several
hours. She finally came down and as you can see by the pictures
they are now best friends. Kenzii is eating well and has been
checked by our Vet. She's very healthy and super smart. Thank
you so much....... Sherry & Lexi
I just wanted to give you an update on Oreo :) I bought him a
little over a year ago and he is doing amazing. He loves going
out on walks and enjoys meeting new people. I have considered
getting him trained to be able to go to hospitals or retirement
homes to visit and cheer people up. Because he is so friendly
and living. All my friends absolutely love him and I have passed
on your information to several people who have made inquiries on
where I got him.
One person who has met him is actually surprised on how well
mannered he is for being just over 1 years old. The same friend
is considering actually buying one of your puppies right now. Oh
Oreo also absolutely loved the snow we had recently as we
I never got a chance to thank you or follow up after
receiving our puppy, now named Finn. I wanted to take this
opportunity to attach a few photos and let you know how
wonderful he has turned out!
So far he is adjusting well to life at the beach. Our other
two dogs refuse to go near the ocean but he is starting to
wade in on his own and chase birds at every chance. His two
favorite foods are ice cubes and licking empty containers of
Greek yogurt. He has bonded pretty well with our other two
aging dogs, although Finn is always down to play whereas the
others are not.
Thanks for providing us with such an incredibly smart,
attentive, fast, and perfect new family member!
Attached are some of my favorite pictures of his puppyhood.
Lizzie made it home safe and sound. She is such a beautiful
puppy. Lizzie is so good natured and fun. She has a new
stuffed elephant that squeeks in it's tummy and crinkles in
it's ears. Lizzie just loves it. She is sleeping now, but had
a roaring morning where she tried to jump up on the couch.
Luckily she is to short to do that just yet. Thanks so much
for the beautiful dog. I know we will cherish her for a long
time to come.
Just thought I would send you a quick email to let you know
that Tucker has been such an amazing addition to myself and
my family. At 4 months old he is completely house trained
and crate trained and knows lots of tricks. He is so well
behaved and loveable and he definitely lived up to my high
expectations. Thank you so much for providing me with my
incredible little man.
Home safe and sound...she ate quite a bit...drank lots of
water...did a poo in her indoor litter box...and is enjoying
a nap currently...
What a sweet girl...cannot thank you enough for your
expertise, promptness and professionalism...we are so
pleased to have her here...and she seems happy too!
Her grown up brother is doing ok with her so far, but it's
gonna take a bit of time for him to adjust...she doesn't
seem to mind him at all however...
Many many thanks again...and I'm sure we'll send way too
many pics your way as she grows up!
And...we've decided she's called Lady Wagner...Wags for
short (as she has no tail...seems pretty cute)
Thanks one more time!
Not that I had any doubt...but our vet says the puppy is in
perfect health...actually, and further, she said this is the
best taken care of puppy she has ever examined...so kudos to
you, and again, many thanks!
Hi. We purchased our Meg from you. She is 4 years old now and
the love of our lives. She captures the hearts of everyone she
meets. She has quite a fan base in Beaverton. If we go anywhere,
especially the pet store, without her many people ask where she
is and are disappointed. She is an absolute sweetheart. Thank
you again for such a wonderful dog.
Attached are a few recent photos of Marley (L’il Guy and Pepsi,
March 2008) at five years old. She is still the best dog ever
and everyone who meets her remarks on what a wonderful
disposition she has and how smart she is. After five years,
we’re still telling everyone about the wonderful breeder in
Oregon who breeds happy, healthy dogs.
I’m writing with a Ryder (lil Sydneys BMM1) update. He is a
wonderful puppy. He is a smart, lovable and a happy puppy. He
has retained all the great qualities of a full grown Australian
Shepard but in a small package. Just what we wanted. He is about
12inches tall and weighs 12 lbs. Cheryl
for our family member
My name is Nicki and my daughter and I adopted a mini from
you about 4 years ago. I cannot remember his parents names.
I just wanted to let you know that this dog is the best
thing that has happened to our family. We named him
Vincent. He is the son I never had, and we very much treat
him like a child :) Everyone loves him, even people who are
not dog-lovers. He gets attention everywhere we go :)
He is very smart... loves to play Frisbee and ball (all day
long), lots of energy, and gives lots of loves. He loves to
camp, hike, go to the beach... anywhere really, as long as
he has a ball. I am sending your info to another person who
has been wanting a mini-aussie, he is in Everett, WA.
And just FYI, Vinnie has had no major medical issues, and
seems to be a very healthy boy. Attached are some pics of
him.. when we got him, and some current pictures of him.
Thank you so much! We love him so much.
I thought you'd like to see how your puppy looks all grown up.
She is so beautiful and gets OOO's and AWW's everywhere we go.
We're still working on training. Let's put it this way....she's
a good guard dog :). She's very sweet and likes to play.
I would say she is addicted to playing with the ball. She would
fetch all day and night. When we take her to the park she takes
the ball to all the kids to throw for her. She likes to share.
I've given your information to a few people who might be
interested in your pups.
Thanks again. We really love her being part of our family.
Broken Arrow, Ok
PS She travels in car and airplane really well.
Just wanted to say how much I love my new pups. They're
adorable and so much fun to play with and watch play. They
have 2 different personalities. I was wondering if you would
please send me a picture of the 2 different mothers (Lil
Skyler and Kelly) I have gone on your web site but can't get
pictures on the "Girls " page--would love to know more about
the moms. Thanks again for meeting me in Eugene and the
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you that the puppy we
bought from you 3 years ago has grown into the best dog
ever! He has such personality and is so lovable and
friendly. He is much loved!! His name is Lincoln and he is
Thank you for taking such great care to breed puppies with
Cody after visit to vet for 12 week shots. Very good boy and
Hi Ms. Hughes!
My name is JJ Blaisdell. I had purchased a mini australian
pup from you back in October of 2010. I know his father was
Sugardaddy and I believe his mother was a red merle (but
can't remember her name). Anyways, I came across your
website by chance again and just wanted to say a friendly
hello and to show you what a beautiful boy my Harley has
Harley is quite the festive dog and loves to go out for
Halloween and Christmas tree shopping. He is the most
affectionate animal I have ever had the pleasure of knowing
and sharing my life with! He also has quite the sense of
humor and thinks its funny to rip the stuffing out of his
favorite plush toys (haha). We just recently moved to
Southern California and Harley has found a new love for the
beach and ocean hiking! I am so happy to have found him
through you, Ms. Hughes, and couldn't ask for a better
friend in the world. Thanks so much! Hope these pictures
brighten your day :)
JJ and Harley :)
I first wanted to tell you that Bobby is officially in the AKC
top 5 minis in the country in agility and will be going to the
AKC Invitationals in December! Although he is a little guy
agility is his true love, along with Lindsay of course. What a
true team they are. Everyone comments when they run the course.
... do want to thank you for Bobby. He's just the best little
dog and the love of Lindsay's life :)
Hi Minda this is Susan bush in
Arizona.. Skyla is the most wonderful pup and companion
ever! She is so smart and very easy to teach. everyone
including her vet just adore her. she is potty trained and
knows sit stay and will play ball as often as I want. what
an awesome friend she is! she also comes running the minute
I call her name although she never roams to far from my
side. thank you for having here and sending her my way.
Just wanted to let you know that we absolutely love Snoop(that's
his name that our family gave him). Thanks so much for giving
our family such a wonderful pet to bring more love and laughter
to our lives. His best friend is a Bengal cat that Santa brought
us named Jessie. They play for hours and then clean each other
and sleep together. LOL!
I know you haven't heard from me in a long time but I am
always looking on your site! My mini Aussie, Taz passed
away at the age of 14, last July. Now Kiah is my only one
and you know you can't have just one Aussie!! Especially
your Toys :)
I am always wishfully checking out your site. In the mean
time, Kiah and I are still making our Therapy visits and
I've noticed that you still have her picture on your site.
It really doesn't do her justice as one of your beautiful
dogs so I'm sending some updated pictures in case you'd like
to change the one you're using :) She is really a
beautiful example of an Aussie, inside and out!
Thank lyou again for giving us our special friends,
Hi Minda! Just another quick message to let you know Bowie (Tazzy's
BMM2) is doing well. He's been a complete joy and even had his
first professional modeling gig for a clothing magazine today.
I've attached a photo to show you just how handsome he is.
Thank you again for our sweet boy.
Destiny & Zach
I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how please we are
with the Mini Aussie we bought. He has been so wonderful and
such a great disposition. He is very active, intelligent but
mello and so very cuddly. I feel he is a much better quality
then the mini Aussie that we got from xxx
Just wanted to let you know Major is doing great. He’s become
well adjusted to our routines and is very happy. My son is
already getting him interested in frisbee’s. He just needs to
learn that he can’t stand on it and pick it up at the same time.
We just wanted to say thank you for the little guy! We decided
to name him Charlie. ;) We are sooo thrilled! He whined about
ten minutes then Cub, my husband, got in the backseat with him
and he played and slept and was quiet all the way home! It was
effortless! We couldn't be happier! Thank you again Minda!
Just wanted to say we have had ace for 3 months now and
we absolutely love him :) He is very friendly and
adorable. We couldnt of asked for a better dog. Thank
Adrianne & Greg Andrews
Max is doing very well and fits in great with our family. As
you can see, our youngest David is quite attached. He seems to
feel good and is eating. He’s a good sleeper and we are so
happy to have him.
We just love our pup! "Remy" has really warmed up to our family
and farm life. He is a total love and somehow he came potty
trained! He whimpers when he needs to go outside to potty, and
he sleeps in a crate at night and has never messed it up.
Anyhow, I know you have some expected litters coming up, and I
am also interested in a toy/small mini Red Tri, either gender.
If you come across one of those, will you notify me?
I purchased my Toy Aussie from you in 2007, she was born
4/16/07 parents Mr. Riggs and Fawn.
Just thought I would drop you a note and tell you she is
doing wonderful. She is still the center of attention in
our home. Loves to go with my anywhere I go and is always
very polite. She is well mannered and loves everyone! She
weighs in at 10 lbs. She keeps her figure nicely. As you
can see she has lots of hair. Soaking wet there is not much
to her. She is a sweetheart!
I thought you might enjoy seeing how Koda turned out......he is
a handsome, smart and funny boy and is loved by our entire
He loves snuggling with our twin girls who are 7 and playing
with our 15 year old son. He also loves frustrating my
husband......never intentional but always seems when he does
something wrong it is my husband at the short end of the
stick.....he ate his wallet and debit/credit cards, ingested
some medicine and had to go to the vet and have his stomach
pumped and of course Jon was home with him, the kids fed him
cookies at Christmas and it didn't set well with Koda's
digestion and of course Jon was home with him - stuff like that.
I love him to death.....he is smart and eager to please. He
loves people and always wants attention and to be included in
everything we do. He is also a good watch dog and barks to let
us know when someone approaches the house but settles down when
he knows we are ok with it. He loves rides in the car and
visiting.......camping and water are also favorites......he has
so many toys our house is getting over-run but his favorite is
his squeeky chicken - he can play with that for hours!
We are so happy with him and love him so much - I think we will
always have an Aussie!
I attached some recent pictures......
Here is a collage of our three wonderful babies that we have
bought from you over the years. Feel free to use this on
your testimonial page.1st- Player in 2009, 2nd, Paris last
Spring (2012), and 3rd, Prada last week (2013)! These three
Toy Aussies are the love of our lives!! Thank you so very
much for breeding such wonderful dogs. We are expecting our
first litter from Player and Paris in March and are very
excited about that. I refer people to you all the time and
will no doubt be a repeat customer in years to come. P.S. a
couple more shots of Prada from her big arrival last night.
Peachstone's Toy Aussies
On September 26, 2010 I purchased a puppy from you. We
picked Tucker up from BWI Marine airport and we have had a
wonderful time with him. A local photographer in town
produced a dog calendar as a fundraiser for our local humane
society. She took photos of all 3 of our dogs but Tucker was
a definite favorite. Attached is the photo of Tucker soon
after you sent him to us. I wanted to let you know how much
joy he has brought to our family and what a happy dog he is!
We purchased Bob & Ellie (Gigi's blue merle M & F last
March). Today is their first birthday. Thanks for two
really great dogs and lots of fun. They are a handsome
pair. Ellie stays with my daughter and Bob stays with me,
but I puppy sit Ellie every week day. We refer you all the
Blessings in the new year.
Its been a week and she is doing real well. Everyone loves
her....her name is Maiya. Thank you your puppies are great. Its
a possible near future I'll be getting another one of your
Hey! My name is Lyan Jones and I had adopted a toy Aussie from
you about a year ago that was also known as coca cola m3 I
believe. Anyways I just thought I'd let you know how happy he's
made me and what an amazing addition he's been to this family!
He's a big healthy and happy boy!!! :)
Sagi was playing with the mini-Aussie up the street and my
neighbor took these. Sagi had her make up done beautifully,
don't you think?
She's just about 6 pounds
Just dropping you a note to thank you so much for such a
wonderful, loving and intelligent pup. I named her Madison
and she is full of pep and vinegar but also very loving;you
were also right, she loves to cuddle.. She is already house
broken and loves to play catch and all the other things
puppies love to do. I will keep you updated as she
progresses and gets older. Again, thanks for giving me my
picked him up earlier :-) he is so adorable - thanks so much
minda looking over the shot record right now.. Everything is
good right and he seems to be perfectly healthy although when we
picked him up there was a little bit of blood in his stool I'm
assuming its from the deworming medicine?
Yes no more blood took him out this morning right after kennel
and he seems very happy :-) runnin around and playing with his
new toys :-) he is adorable thx again Greg :-)
I would like to say thanks for such a great puppy!! He is really
taking a liking to his new house and is way cuter then I thought
he would have been such a sweet little guy! He is going to have
a great new home with lots and lots of love! Thanks agin josh :)
Thank you again for all your help and meeting me today. We
adore him already and are so happy to have him as part of
our family!! :-)
Ozzie (his new name :-)...is doing wonderfully and seems to be
settling into our home wonderfully! We love him and he's sooooo
smart and super great with the boys. Love him already!
We bought Sassy now named Baby from you Oct 31, 2011. She was
one and a three quarter pounds at the age if 8 weeks. She is now
a bit over 6 months and only weighs 4.4 pounds. Will she have
another growth spurt. She is wonderfully healthy, playful, and
the love of my life. I was just wondering how much she might
weigh since you have much more knowledge of the breed than my
Thanks so much for such a beautiful puppy. So smart and easily
trained and so stubborn and willful, I try to out stubborn her
and lately I have been winning out much more than she has.
Everyone who sees her at the park wants to take her home. I have
given your web address to a lot of people here in Bellingham and
I hope you at least get a few sales. I will continue to tell
everyone how great your dogs are.
Hope to hear from you soon,
||hello (translated from french) shipped to france
I have received the puppy, he is gorgeous in a stunning health
and remarkable intelligence
I am delighted and congratulate you on the quality of your
He quickly becomes accustomed to life and fully understand
French it goes well with my pus and my tired which is a male
with my thanks for his christie transport
heartman x lilylu
|Hi.....Loola, her name and she already knows it,
is doing just great! She stepped right out of her crate and
is totally at home. We just absolutely love her!! She is just a
perfect fit for us and we have a cat who is almost
a year old and she loves her. My husband and I are already
enjoying her so much and we have had her around
other people and children and she just loves everybody.
Thanks for such a sweet baby and I will let you know her
heartman x skylers blue merle female
|| I so lucked out getting this puppy, she is Perfect.
Happy, healthy and gorgeous. Love her, love her ..send me
business cards, will be giving your name to my friends.. they
are going to want one..
prettyboy x bandita blue merle female
| why did the Westminster folks pick such a dumb looking
dog when there's me
What a love! I feel like I have a fur
ankle bracelet -
We had seven for dinner last night to welcome her - she is quite
social! There's an "it's a girl" baloon on the front gate and
toys are coming in! . Anne
This is Bowie .... She is now 5 months old and she is 10 pounds.
She is a great addition to our small family. She is super smart
and she definitely has funny and great personality. She loves
the dog park and knows how to fetch. Thank you very much for
sending her to us. We love her very very much.
Patty and Matt V from sunny San Diego
I just wanted to let you know that Pixel (formerly GiGis BTM1)
is doing great! Our kids, other dog & Pixel are all getting
along swimmingly! He is a whiz when it comes to house training
(only 1 accident in over a week!) and he is a really well
mannered little pup. He listens beautifully. We are all totally
in love with him. I was just curious what his birthday was. I
know I had it written down somewhere but I can't find it now.
Thanks so much,
We just wanted to send you an update as we get close to Mason's
two year birthday. He is an outstanding dog and has become a
dear friend and integral part of the family. He has a great
personality and loves to howl to greet us when we come home from
chores or dinner. When walking him people often comment on his
colors and unique look. Anyway, thanks for Mason, we love him
I attached a recent picture taken around the time of the super
bowl. He enjoyed the game even though the Patriots lost.
Henry & Eileen Wudarczyk
boomer x dusty blue merle male
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that
Kody is doing wonderful...he has won everyones's heart!
We adore him, thank you!
Thanks again...he is very special!
I came upon your website when I was doing research on
mini aussie rescue sites and of course I saw pictures of your
puppies, clicked on it, and fell in love with one of your
puppies photos...Dusty's BMM. He is adorable.
I really debated on this for the past week as I am the Executive
Director of a full adoption animal shelter .... I usually
always "rescue" my dogs, but his little picture has really stuck
with me. I currently have a mini and he is my best friend and
one of the best dogs I have ever owned. He came into the shelter
almost 5 years ago as his owner was dying of cancer and he felt
it was time he found him a good home before he was no longer
able. Scooter has been my devoted companion since.
Anyway, I finally had talked myself and my husband into calling
you and meeting him. I can promise you that I love my dogs and
they go to work with me everyday. They are always in the
spotlight at schools for humane education, visiting the elderly
in nursing homes, or just being loved and petted at all our
events and by the volunteers. They are a part of our family. I
would also be happy to provide references to you.
Thanks again for considering me just in case. Hope you have a
||Hi mindy, here is a picture of Bitsy at 5 months... she just
went and got her last lepto shot and will be spayed at the end
of this month. She weighs 5 1/2 pounds. She is the love of
my life. Bless you for bringing her into it! Cath
||Oh my gosh!!!! She's wonderful!!! She's better
and more beautiful than we could have imagined! Thank you so
Once again, we love her so much already. She's wonderful and
will make a great addition to our family. We couldnt have asked
for a better puppy!
Her new name is DENVER
||We just got "Bindi". She is absolutely
beautiful! Not shy at all with my other pups and loves the
bunny. Thank you so much. I've attached a picture of her first
minutes at home with Oscar, Louie, Gilbert, and Bill.