All dogs at Spur Strap are tested for many genetic diseases. Although we are committed to breed responsibly and do not produce effected puppies, we recommend all Aussie owners stay away from the drugs on this list, regardless of the MDR1 status of their dog. Please provide a copy of this list to your veterinarian.
CERF Canine Eye Registration Foundation
OFA Orthopedic Foundation For Animals
Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute
MDR1 a complete list of drugs that affect MDR1 dogs here
Opinion on harnesses
I don't want a show dog; I just want a pet
Designer and Mixed Breeds
A Tired Dog is A Good Dog
Crate Training vs Potty Training
Why you shouldn't buy 2 puppies from same litter
Male Vs Female. Which Gender Is Right For You?
The mistake of raising two puppies at the same time
Grooming with Photos
Finding A Reputable Breeder
Bringing A Puppy Home
More great info on Facebook.
VIDEOS AND BOOKS
VIDEO: Teaching puppy to enter crate on command
We are using regular kibble to teach the pup to enter kennel. No expensive treats needed. A hungry puppy is very motivated to learn and should be challenged to earn her food. Portion out the daily rations and use it in your training sessions. It will keep your puppy focused and interested in pleasing you.
CESAR MILLAN-Dog Psychology and Behavior
Oh, How I wish I could have met this man!
PUPPY DEVELOPMENT by Pat Hastings
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE-Bobbie Anderson/Tracy Libey
Skin and Coat
OTHER REPUTABLE BREEDERS
We know many reputable breeders throughout the west and mid-west! We are always happy to help you find what you are looking for.