Miniature American Shepherds
Our Stud Dogs
All of my boys have been brought up as family. Born in the house and potty trained. They each are crate trained, leash trained and trained to recall at a whistle. Well, when you live on a hundred acre ranch whistle recall is a necessity. All have a wonderful personality but each unique in their own way. All have their prelims done of their hips and elbows and then at two years of age their permanent OFAs. Their eyes are certified annually. Their DNAs are listed for each with their stats. My boys or studs , it’s the same requirements even more so . Because they are available to select outside girls they need to be the best examples of the breed standard possible. But not just that their offspring must be better than they. They are really adding to the gene pool.
Each puppy as it is born and is followed each day is evaluated weekly. Puppies picked to continue in my breeding program are either placed into show homes, or co owned homes or I fall in love, and they grow up with me. Growing up with me means each one is taken into my home and treated individually. Tons of love, snuggling on our bed with us, learning to be crated and potty trained. Yes, I live on a ranch and as such is not fenced. However, we have a little side protected porch with a doggie door off the main bedroom and a small temporarily fence yard off the kitchen. Each puppy learns about the vacuum and a bell on the door to let him out or the doggie door on the patio. They get to learn how to walk on a leash to and from the barn and to ride in the car. They learn about the ducks on the pond and to wade or swim in the pond that is just off the front porch. Most important is learning to come at the sound of a whistle. 100 acres is a lot to hear you yell “come.”
Please be sure to read about each stud dog as an individual.