BREEDING: Thank you for your interest in a Spur Strap pup. Miniature Australian Shepherds carry the same wonderful traits of the Standard Australian Shepherds. They are friendly, loyal, intelligent, and fun-loving dogs. Spur Strap bloodlines have been carefully bred for a size range of 14-18 inches. More importantly, we breed for structural soundness, genetic integrity, and super temperaments! Selected from terrific breeding stock, your puppy comes with a health/genetic guarantee, age appropriate vaccinations, regular de-wormings, and lots of socialization. All breeding dogs have completed testing for OFA, CERF, HC, PRA/prcd, MDR1, HSF4, and DM. Many of our dogs have also completed and passed a herding instinct test.
PUPPIES: Companion puppies are sold with MASCA registration pending spay/neuter.
A deposit of $500 will hold your place on our deposit list.
PURCHASING: If you are interested in a Spur Strap puppy, please take the time to complete the Buyer Information Form. This form does not obligate you to purchase a puppy. It is a tool we use to help gather information about what kind of puppy you are looking for. We want to make sure that we place a puppy in your home that is suitable to your needs and lifestyle. The deposit is $500 and goes towards the purchase price of the puppy. The remaining balance must be paid in full before the puppy is 8 weeks old. The deposit is refundable under appropriate circumstances only. It is recommended if you have color/gender preferences to get a deposit in early!
PICKING YOUR PUPPY: As the breeder we reserve the right to hold back any puppy for our program. All puppies are evaluated for temperament and structure at 8 weeks of age. Exceptional puppies will stay with us or placed with a family in the Guardian Program. As the breeder, it is our responsibility to place puppies based on our evaluations. Our previous puppy buyers appreciate this! We do our best to match temperaments, energy level, and personalities to your lifestyle. We do not breed for coat or eye color. Although we realize many people have personal preferences, please understand that we cannot create 'custom' puppies. We have many happy buyers because they have trusted us to match their family with the best pup for them.
SHIPPING: Shipping is available nationwide. Most major airports accept pets shipped as live cargo. We primarily use United Air PetSAFE or Alaska Air. We are very pleased with the great care our puppies receive. Puppies can be shipped after 8 weeks of age. We can arrange all the details for you. Just Ask! Puppies arriving by air will be accompanied by a health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian and a personal crate. Total expense of shipping to buyer is $450.
GUARANTEES: We offer a 5 year guarantee on our dogs. We also offer a 72 hour health guarantee on all puppies purchased. This gives you time to get the puppy into your own vet for a check up and to establish care. A full refund is offered if your vet finds something amiss within that time period. We ask that you schedule your vet appointment before bringing your puppy home because many vets may be booked for several weeks. Our main goal is to place our puppies in FOREVER homes. Before purchasing a puppy, we ask that you research the breed thoroughly and ask a lot of questions. We want to place our puppies with committed families. However, we also realize that sometimes life may take an unexpected turn. We always offer to take back any dog if you can no longer keep your pet. We are committed to our buyers for the life of the dog. We will keep and care for the dog until we can find him a suitable home to place him in.
GUARDIAN PROGRAM: Learn about it here
BREEDING DOGS: We are always looking for REPUTABLE breeders to place the best puppies with. Breeders are asked to maintain the same high standards of showing and completing the health testing on their dogs. A show/breed puppy will only be sold on a co-own basis. We ask that you would be willing to work together to improve the breed. There must be an honest, open line of communication with our breed/show co-owners.
STUD SERVICES: We offer our males to approved outside females. Females must be titled, have completed health testing, and be an asset to the breed. Pedigrees and health clearances must be provided.