Aussies

 

Our AKC / ASCA Australian Shepherd bloodlines were selected based on temperament, agility, moderate herding drive and correct confirmation. They are excellent all-around bloodlines that will be willing and capable of anything from show or competition to working livestock or just companion lap dogs at home. My goal is to raise an all around Aussie that has an “on” switch and an “off” switch. Most of all, they just want to be near their family.

I have a relatively small breeding program with a sole goal of promoting the breed standard and producing healthy, sound-minded and loyal Australian Shepherd puppies that are confirmationally correct, have been socialized well and given the best start available so as they will make a wonderful addition to your family as a loved family member. I have been in love with this highly intelligent and loyal breed since I purchased my first Aussie puppy on an impulse buy at a horse show in Oklahoma for my daughter to commemorate her first Morgan Nationals in Oklahoma City. That was how it all started, Isabella, “Izzy”. My daughter will swear to this day that Izzy was the best impulse buy ever. This breed is the smartest, funniest, most unique and most loyal animal I have owned. I had no idea how much of an influence this incredible dog would have on my life.

All of my Australian Shepherd breeding stock have had genetic testing for the common breed specific genetic issues including but not limited to, Collie Eye Anomaly Mutation (CEA), Cone Degeneration (CD), Canine Multifocal Retinopathy Type 1 (CMR1), Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), HSF-4 Hereditary Cataracts (HC) and Ivermectin Sensitivity-Seizures (MDR1), Hyperuricosuria (SLC2A9), Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6 (CLN6), Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRCD). Both of my sires and dams are n/n for all of these genetic traits. This means that none of my puppies will be “affected” or considered having a mutation for any of these diseases. I follow the puppies that I produce as much as I can and adjust my breeding program based on tracking of health/confirmation/personality traits. La Dolce Vita Farms Aussie puppies are well-socialized, partially potty trained and all come with their AKC and ASCA registration papers, a written health guarantee, current vaccinations, dewormed every two weeks since birth, dew claws done, tails docked, a bag of food, food bowls, a lead and one or two toys at the time of delivery. They are adorable wiggle butts full of Aussie puppy kisses ready to fit right into your home.

It is important that you understand these dogs are NOT backyard dogs and will chew, dig and escape, not to cause trouble or be “bad” but more often to just simply find you. They need lots of love, attention and consistency in training and have a need to be near you. I will do my best to match the temperament of the puppy/dog to the lifestyle of your family. If they receive the attention and consistent training necessary, they will be your mirror image, couch potato to workaholic, whatever your speed is.

We accept Cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, PayPal, Money Order or Cashier’s Check. We no longer can accept personal checks unless being used to place a deposit on a future puppy.

DEPOSITS – If you wish to reserve a LDV Farms puppy, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required. Puppies will be tested and evaluated for show potential versus pet/companion quality at 7-8 weeks of age. Puppies will be offered to deposit holders at LDV’s discretion based on these evaluations. Puppy is reserved and marked as sold once the deposit is received. This deposit is transferable, not refundable. This deposit can be transferred to a future LDV puppy of equal quality. Payment in full for the chosen puppy is to be paid by ten weeks of age and/or upon delivery whichever comes first. If not paid for in full by ten weeks of age, puppy and deposit will be forfeited. If the puppy is being shipped, the puppy and the additional shipping costs must be paid for in full before the flight is booked. We also accept deposits on future litters with approval. La Dolce Vita Farms reserves the right to refund any deposit without explanation and also reserves the right to have first pick of the litter on any and all future LDV litters.

If you’re looking for Australian Shepherd Puppies, view our list of current dogs available.