Sassy and Wrangler 2015 

She has 5 beautiful puppies, 3 boys and 2 girls that were born on March 25, 2015!! 

2-Black Tri Males

2-Black Tri Females

1- Blue Merle Male

We have a very uniquely marked  tweed Merle, and minimal white Tris.

These pups will probably be small to medium Minnie Aussies around 13-16 inches tall 20-30 lbs.

They will ready for new homes on May 15!

We have decided to name them after another one of my favorite Disney movies: Beauty and the Beast!

We have sent off health test for the following categories on both Sassy and Wrangler: 

  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Hereditary cataracts (Australian Shepherd type)
  • Multidrug resistance 1
  • Progressive retinal atrophy, Progressive rod-cone degeneration
We have no doubt that our dogs are healthy, but we feel that having the test to confirm it only reassures our new families even more that these puppies come from good stock and a loving home. 

Deposits are half of the puppies asking price and they are non-refundable. Deposits and final payments are acceptable in the form of cash only. 

 Typical Prices: 

Typically my Black Tri/ Bi Males range from ($500-$800)

Black Tri/Bi Females range from ($600-$900)

Blue Eyed Tris (Black/Copper/White and Red/Copper/White) males and females are very rare and because of that they are more expensive. If you want to ever breed your dogs and register the puppies you can't go wrong with a BET  ($1,000-$2500).

Blue or Red  Merle Males range from ($700-$1500)

Blue or Red  Merle Females range from ($800-$1700)

I will take $100 off a puppy that is going to be a pet only, but that also means that the new owner will not receive the NSDR registration papers.

All of these puppies will have received their first shots with wormer as well as have had their dewclaws and tails removed. 

I also recommend that new owners use Sentinel or any other non-Ivermectin heart worm preventative when their pup is 6 months of age. * See my note at the bottom of the page for more information. 

My ultimate goal is to find these puppies amazing loving homes, where they will become part of the family just as my dogs are.


The Boys 

Gaston   $1,400 

Sold to Janay Findley!! Congrats!! His new name is Levi Blue!!

Weight at 3 weeks: 2 lbs 11 oz

I estimate he will be a small mini 15-16" and 25-30 lbs. 

Blue Merle (tweed) Male with 2 blue eyes, lots of dark copper, big white blaze in his face and half collar. 

Just like his character name suggests Gaston is our boisterous pretty boy of the litter. He seems to be the current trouble maker of the litter, always making noise. 

He is also the most photogenic pup of the group. There is always that one that loves to get his picture taken, and this litter it's him. 

Beast    $600 / $400 pet only

On Hold for Lauren Woods!

Weight at 3 weeks: 2 lbs 7 oz

I estimate he will be about 15" tall, 25-30 lbs. 

Black Tri Male with two black eyes, lots of very dark copper and small white booties.  

This guy is our strong silent type so far. But I can't get over how expressive he is with those amazing copper eyebrows. 

He is such a sweetheart and he is going to make an amazing companion.   

Chip    $800 / $700

Sold to Levi Frantom & family!! Congrats!!  

Weight at 3 weeks: 2 lbs 2 oz (smallest puppy). 

He is still the lightest one. He doesn't look it but he is all fur! 

 I estimate that he will be  14" toy around 20 lbs. He also has perfect conformation!!

Black Tri Male with black eyes, white strip in his face, white socks, and small amounts of light copper. At this time his eyes have a lot of blue still in them. He may have a partial blue right eye. 

This character fits his so well. He is always such a busy boy, never wanting to sit still. 

It was pretty difficult getting pictures of him because all he wanted to do was play with me. 

The Girls

Belle    $1,500

Weight at 3 weeks: 3 lbs 2 oz (largest puppy)

I estimate her to be a small mini 15-16", 25-35 lbs. She has the perfect conformation for a show/ breed lady.

Black Tri Female with 1 blue eye, lots of dark copper, big white blaze in her face, white socks, and a partial collar. She is going to look a lot like Fievel, even though they are not related. 

She is such a sweet little girl, who seems to be very independent. 

Mrs. Potts     $800 Sold to Kelly Pechlaner & Family! Her new name is Tea!!  

Weight at 3 weeks: 2 lbs 5 oz 

I estimate she will be about 14", 20 lbs. She is so fluffy and full of energy. 

Black Tri Female with lots of dark copper,  white snip and small blaze in her face, white socks, and a tiny partial collar. 

She is such a loving and cuddly girl. She has the cutest face! 

Color Information 

(The information below is what I have come to understand and believe. The subject of Harlequins and Tweeds seems to cause much debate among Aussie people)

Harlequin VS Tweed


For most of us, genetics can seem downright confusing; even when researching fairly simple combinations such as the genes influencing coat and eye color.  In Lisa McDonald's A FIELD GUIDE TO COLORATION OF AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS, she provides information and photographs on nearly every known variation of Australian Shepherd color, as well as the genes believed to create each pattern.  Better yet, she has managed to genetics!  

On the topic of Harlequin Merles, she states the gene creating this pattern is a "dominant modifier of the merle pattern".  In other words, a "Harlequin Merle" is simply a beautiful and unusual variation of the more common Merle color pattern. 

When a Merle Aussie possesses the Harlequin gene, the already uniquely beautiful Merle coat pattern becomes even more "exciting".  For instance, a typical Blue Merle would have a base coat of "blue" with black patches scattered throughout, while a typical Red Merle would have a pretty "sugar and spice" base coat with darker red patches.  In the case of a Harlequin Merle, the base coat color is muted; the depigmented areas appearing very pale, possibly even white.  In both the Blue and Red Merles, the darker Merle patches are also affected; a Blue Harlequin Merle may have Merle patches ranging from the typical black, to charcoal gray, to lighter grays, to silver - some with warm reddish tones.  A Red Harlequin Merle may have several distinct variations of red, ranging from dark liver to medium red, to a lighter red, to a pale buff. 

Though knowledgeable fanciers recognize the Harlequin Merle as a legitimate color variation, and a true Australian Shepherd, this pattern is not an "accepted" color variation in most show venues. As Lisa McDonald discusses, a controversy arises when we study the breed standard, which states: "...all colors strong, clear and rich...", she  continues with "In harlequins the different colors are quite distinct and do not muddy each other. The fuel for the controversy is that a very few harlequins have small lacy white areas on the body where the patch is depigmented completely. Some interpret this as a white body splash, a disqualifying fault in the Aussie. Others recognize that this is neither a piebald body splash nor the body splash indicative of a homozygous merle, but a byproduct of this type of modification of the merling action. In some harlequins the light areas fill in with pigment as the puppy matures, and in some they remain constant." 


Another interesting coat pattern, seemingly related to the Harlequin gene, is called "Tweed".  It is very similar to that a Harlequin Merle in the way it affects the Merle coloration, but test breedings would be needed to know for sure if this is just a variation of the same gene or a different one altogether. The pattern itself seems to be more "evenly distributed" in a distinct pattern and there are very minimal if any areas on the body that appear white.   For a more complete understanding of the Harlequin, please review Lisa McDonald's Coloration guide.

Either way, there is no doubt that the Harlequin or Tweed Merle is a beautiful animal who will turn heads everywhere he or she goes... 

Heart Worm Information  

Aussies like many other herding breeds are prone to the MDR1 gene (multi drug resistance gene). This gene causes them to have Ivermectin Sensitivity. Some Australian Shepherds and Mini Aussies are highly sensitive to Ivermectin, available both as a single worming treatment and in a lower dosage as a heartworm preventive under the brand name Heartguard. Ivermectin affects the central nervous system in individuals to which it is toxic. Symptoms of vermectin toxicity include depression, excitability, seizures, loss of muscle control, drooling, coma or even death.

I have been told to never prescribe Ivermectin to Mini Aussies, because they are more prone to the gene. Supposedly 50 % of Mini's will have it. 

Interceptor is a non-Ivermectin based heartworm treatment safer for most Mini Aussies. Sentinel combines Interceptor and Program (flea preventative) into one pill.
All of our dogs are on Sentinel. 

If your vet prefers to use Heartguard then I strongly suggest that you get your puppy MDR1 tested. Here is a link with further information about the gene.

We are currently in the process of testing all of our age appropriate adults for many health screenings. We strive to produce not only beautiful but healthy Mini Aussies!!!