ACD / BLUE HEELERS
Registered ACD/Blue Heelers
We do not breed for quantity we breed for quality, therefore we do not have litters of puppies every month. We take pride in our dogs and puppies, as they are all part of our family. We breed for quality and we take the health of our ACD,s very serious. They are not bred every cycle nore before the age of 2yrs old and we generally only have 2 litters a year, unless we are breeding for something specific. All of our dogs are rutenly checked out by our vets, kept on monthly Heartworm prevention, wormed regularly and kept up on all vaccinations and rabies. We feel anyone that breeds for several litters a month or breeds their females back to back every cycle are only in it for the money and not the health or soundness of the breed.
I am a Code Of Ethics breeder with the ACDCA.
When looking for your your next family member, make sure they come from health tested parents. We breed for only PRA( A or B) ACD`s, so no worry about bad eyes. We also only breed for PLL Clear and breed for good hips and Elbows..
All puppies are socialized and handled daily. They interact with other dogs and they are carried around and played with by the kids. Around 7 weeks we start their crate and house training. We do not introduce our puppies to livestock other than through the fence. We do not want them to get injured or killed by the cattle or other livestock.
They are all on a good worming schedule and will be UTD on Shots (done by their vet) and Microchipped when they go to their new homes!
Due late August: Phen X Ruby so a red to blue breeding this is going to be a really nice cross!
All Puppies Are Sold With Contract and we do take any of our puppies back at buyers expense (we do not buy puppies or dogs back). We DO NOT SALE for RESALE or to BE LEASED.. All dogs or puppies MUST come back if for any reason the buyer can not or does not want to keep the puppy or dog any longer. We Sale For Pet Homes With On Occasion Letting One Go Out To Approved Show Home.
I do take A Non-refundable deposit AFTER the puppies are born and you have chosen the one for you or your family. These puppies are usually all sold, by the time they are 2-3 weeks old. Registered AKC and can be shown AKC, used as working dogs, for agility or as a loyal pets. These ACD puppies are socialized with both kids and other animals. They will all be Current on Vaccines & Wormings by the time they are ready to go to their new homes and healthy. We DO NOT Breed our Females Every Heat Cycle.
AKC Registered Puppies out of Champion and Australian Import Lines $750-$2,000/
We Do select "Our Pick" pups that are priced higher. Prices are firm and Non-Negotiable. Prices vary on puppies, litter to litter. A Non-refundable deposit of $300 is taken at the time you choose your puppy, with the remaining balance due At Pick-Up Or Before Being Shipped. Deposits are non-refundable, make sure you want a puppy from us and you have the time and energy that they require.
For an additional handling fees to airport puppies can be shipped. Buyer will Pay all Fees to have puppy shipped including veterinarian examination and a certificate of health. Puppies must be at least eight weeks of age and will have current vaccinations. Buyer will need an airline approved travel crate. No puppy will be shipped if the outside temperature is 85 degrees or greater at the departing and arrival airport on the day of travel. Buyer will receive puppy care and feeding instructions to help lower the stress level and digestive problems for the new puppy. There our occasions when we can meet clients with a new puppy at a predetermined location.
Without peer as a cattle herder, the Australian Cattle Dog is ready and willing to work all day. Their agility, strength and courageousness allow them to easily control and move cattle in both open and confined spaces. Stubborn cows don't discourage this dog - they just become more determined to get the job done! The breed can be blue or red (can be in mottled or speckled pattern), with or without black, blue or tan markings
I DO NOT DOCK A PUPPIES TAIL!
Without a fully grown tail, a ACD/Blue Heeler will be disqualified from dog shows, as they fail to possess complete characteristics of a true ACD/Blue Heeler breed. It is said they can not move and steer actively, due to a grown tail help to control them while herding (balance). Apart from the reasons mentioned above, an Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) requires its tail for a very big reason and that is to show his/her love towards its owner. After all, tail wagging helps it express its affection too.
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What Is A PUPPY MILL?
A puppy mill is basically a purebred puppy factory where the puppies are just churned out as fast as they can in order to have, for example, as many Australian Cattle dogs for sale as possible (and usually breed for more than one breed of dog at a time). The dogs are forced to breed at unhealthy rates and it's all about the money. Female dogs in puppy mills are made to have several litters per year, which is extremely dangerous and cruel. Usually Australian Cattle breeders pay little attention to the specific health and genetic diseases due to in-breeding, reluctantly they don’t inform whoever is looking for an Australian Cattle dog for sale about this problem. Genetic health testing is almost unheard of and mass-producing pets for profit is the bottom-line. In the worst puppy mills, horrifying conditions are the norm. How can you stop puppy mills? There is only one way. Take away their profits. Remember before you look for an an Australian Cattle dog or puppy for sale keep in mind that adoption is a option! Remember that most of these backyard Australian Cattle dog breeders don't know about breeding for favorable health and temperament qualities, and they don't know how to raise a properly socialized litter. Many of the Australian Cattle dog breeders wean litters from their mothers way too soon. Sometimes, a backyard breeder turns into small-time puppy mill to increase their supply so you can find Australian Cattle puppies for sale all the time in order for profits to grow. If You have your mind set on a Registered puppy look for someone that breeds for quality not quantity. IF YOU WANT TO RESCUE, CHECK OUT OUR RESCUE PAGE!
The general appearance is that of a strong compact, symmetrically built working dog, with the ability and willingness to carry out his allotted task however arduous. Its combination of substance, power, balance and hard muscular condition must convey the impression of great agility, strength and endurance. Any tendency to grossness or weediness is a serious fault.
As the name implies the dog's prime function, and one in which he has no peer, is the control and movement of cattle in both wide open and confined areas. Always alert, extremely intelligent, watchful, courageous and trustworthy, with an implicit devotion to duty making it an ideal dog.
The Cattle Dog's loyalty and protective instincts make it a self-appointed guardian to the Stockman, his herd and his property. Whilst naturally suspicious of strangers, must be amenable to handling, particularly in the Show ring. Any feature of temperament or structure foreign to a working dog must be regarded as a serious fault.
Head and Skull
The head is strong and must be in balance with other proportions of the dog and in keeping with its general conformation. The broad skull is slightly curved between the ears, flattening to a slight but definite stop. The cheeks muscular, neither coarse nor prominent with the underjaw strong, deep and well developed. The foreface is broad and well filled in under the eyes, tapering gradually to form a medium length, deep, powerful muzzle with the skull and muzzle on parallel planes. The lips are tight and clean. Nose black. Eyes-- The eyes should be of oval shape and medium size, neither prominent nor sunken and must express alertness and intelligence. A warning or suspicious glint is characteristic when approached by strangers. Eye color, dark brown. Ears-- The ears should be of moderate size, preferably small rather than large, broad at the base, muscular, pricked and moderately pointed neither spoon nor bat eared. The ears are set wide apart on the skull, inclining outwards, sensitive in their use and pricked when alert, the leather should be thick in texture and the inside of the ear fairly well furnished with hair. Mouth-- The teeth, sound, strong and evenly spaced, gripping with a scissor-bite, the lower incisors close behind and just touching the upper. As the dog is required to move difficult cattle by heeling or biting, teeth which are sound and strong are very important.
The neck is extremely strong, muscular, and of medium length broadening to blend into the body and free from throatiness.
The shoulders are strong, sloping, muscular and well angulated to the upper arm and should not be too closely set at the point of the withers. The forelegs have strong, round bone, extending to the feet and should be straight and parallel when viewed from the front, but the pasterns should show flexibility with a slight angle to the forearm when viewed from the side. Although the shoulders are muscular and the bone is strong, loaded shoulders and heavy fronts will hamper correct movement and limit working ability.
The length of the body from the point of the breast bone, in a straight line to the buttocks, is greater than the height at the withers, as 10 is to 9. The topline is level, back strong with ribs well sprung and carried well back not barrel ribbed. The chest is deep, muscular and moderately broad with the loins broad, strong and muscular and the flanks deep. The dog is strongly coupled.
The hindquarters are broad, strong and muscular. The croup is rather long and sloping, thighs long, broad and well developed, the stifles well turned and the hocks strong and well let down. When viewed from behind, the hind legs, from the hocks to the feet, are straight and placed parallel, neither close nor too wide apart.
The feet should be round and the toes short, strong, well arched and held close together. The pads are hard and deep, and the nails must be short and strong.
The set on of tail is moderately low, following the contours of the sloping croup and of length to reach approximately to the hock. At rest it should hang in a very slight curve. During movement or excitement the tail may be raised, but under no circumstances should any part of the tail be carried past a vertical line drawn through the root. The tail should carry a good brush.
The action is true, free, supple and tireless and the movement of the shoulders and forelegs is in unison with the powerful thrust of the hindquarters. The capability of quick and sudden movement is essential. Soundness is of paramount importance and stiltiness, loaded or slack shoulders, straight shoulder placement, weakness at elbows, pasterns or feet, straight stifles, cow or bow hocks, must be regarded as serious faults. When trotting the feet tend to come closer together at ground level as speed increases, but when the dog comes to rest he should stand four square.
The coat is smooth, a double coat with a short dense undercoat. The outer-coat is close, each hair straight, hard, and lying flat, so that it is rain-resisting. Under the body, to behind the legs, the coat is longer and forms near the thigh a mild form of breeching. On the head (including the inside of the ears), to the front of the legs and feet, the hair is short. Along the neck it is longer and thicker. A coat either too long or too short is a fault. As an average, the hairs on the body should be from 2.5 to 4 cms (approx. 1-1.5 ins) in length.
The color should be blue, blue-mottled or blue speckled with or without other markings. The permissible markings are black, blue or tan markings on the head, evenly distributed for preference. The forelegs tan midway up the legs and extending up the front to breast and throat, with tan on jaws; the hindquarters tan on inside of hindlegs, and inside of thighs, showing down the front of the stifles and broadening out to the outside of the hindlegs from hock to toes. Tan undercoat is permissible on the body providing it does not show through the blue outer coat. Black markings on the body are not desirable.
Color (Red Speckle)
The color should be of good even red speckle all over, including the undercoat, (neither white nor cream), with or without darker red markings on the head. Even head markings are desirable. Red markings on the body are permissible but not desirable.
Dogs 46-51 cms (approx. 18-20 ins) at withers
Bitches 43-48 cms (approx. 17-19 ins) at withers
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.