About Us

Color Country Aussies excels at producing Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherds which possess the temperament, intellect and drive of their larger Standard counterparts. We have a passion for what this breed exemplifies and constantly strive to magnify and maintain their most cherished qualities. Australian Shepherds are known for their great intellect, loyalty, compassion and spirit. For the last 12 years we have been breeding and working with Australian Shepherds in order to become the epitome of perfection. We have been showing our dogs for nine years and have received recognition and great acclaim for their abilities and beauty. In fact, many of our faithful canines have been awarded with championship titles and other prestigious awards.

Don’t let our dog’s distinctive pedigree let you think they have strayed from their background as talented farm workers. In our rural area we are surrounded by red cliffs and the heritage and traditions of the American Cowboy. At our small ranch in Southern Utah, our dogs have daily interactions with the many farm animals we raise. We own large dogs, cats, goats, calves and horses which our lil’ Aussies have spent their lives becoming acquainted with. My children are extremely active in rodeo and the training of our horses. My family values the importance of working as a team with the animal, treating your loyal partner with respect, and using hard work and patience in order to achieve your goals. Our dogs have been put in many typically uneasy situations, such as small children, loud noises, and various animal interactions, all of which they have passed with flying colors. Color Country Aussies are ready and eager for any situation, including loving every member of your family.

As a stay-at-home mother I know the importance of raising my dogs around all different ages and situations to ensure the friendliest atmosphere in the home. My three darling children, including my 10 year old daughter Taylor, are very involve in the developing of these dogs into wonderful companions. With Taylor’s help, I have the great opportunity to spend all day with our little fur babies and raise them with and as my own children. I have spent many sleepless nights assisting each momma dog in birth and providing a safe and nurturing environment for their new puppies. While our area is known for cold winters, we keep each puppy dry and warm with heaters and a protective indoor area for them to play. These dogs are given the utmost attention and care as we keep them physically safe and healthy. We have a wonderful vet who is an expert in the care and needs of the breed. He ensures each dog is in wonderful health and is given the best food and vitamins. It is through this personal relationship with our veterinarian that we know our Miniature and Toy Aussies are receiving the best care available.

At Color Country Aussies we value friendliness, respect, and timely response to every potential buyer. Just like the breed we sell, we take pride in the service we can give to you. Because of this, we wish to go above and beyond by selling our puppies with current and age-appropriate vaccinations, healthy and healed docking and due claw removal, and a full health veterinary check before coming to their future home. Our Aussies have been requested all over North America due to their quality. We can ship to anywhere within the United States using Delta Airlines for around $300 and anywhere else in the world for the appropriate shipping fare. We know you will love and care for our lil’ Aussies as much as we do. Thank you for considering this amazing breed as a companion of choice. Let us give a puppy from our home to yours.

Feel free to contact us at 435-590-1301 or send an email to colorcountryaussies1@gmail.com.

Breeding Program

As a breeder I am always looking for ways to better the breeding program I have dedicated my life and talents towards. At times I do not sell several dogs (some even from the same litter) because of their exemplary qualities which I want to pass on to future generations. Because I cannot keep and breed all of these amazing dogs which I have kept, I will sell them at an older age. This is not due to any temperament issues or health defects which caused potential buyers not buy them when they are younger. I simply did not sell these dogs when they were younger due to the great potential they have to further better the breed. In fact, some of these dogs have earned Level 1 Championship titles with the ASDR due to their amazing traits.

If you are looking for a beautiful dog but do not wish to go through the often difficult puppy stages, you will be interested in these handsome Aussies. Due to their experience, they will be accustomed to grooming and bathing, as well as being leash trained. Many of these experiences are developed as we prepare them for the shows in which they perform.

I often have been asked about my breeding age males. I have some of my males for sale at this time. I am selling these males due to wanting to add quality, new, outside bloodlines to my program. Having new bloodlines ensures top of the line health and physical attributes of the breed. I am in no rush to sell my breeding age males, but since many have shown interest in buying I want to make sure everyone has the chance to view what my program has to offer. If one of these handsome boys catches your eye, please give me a call. I will be happy to tell you all about my stud dogs.

Links

For more information about Miniature and Toy Australian Shepherd breeds, please visit these websites:

Toy Australian Shepherd Association of America

American Stock Dog Registry

While this breed is amazing at companionship, they also excel in service, obedience, therapy, herding, outdoor recreation, conformation, tracking, and showing due to their incredible smarts. We constantly have puppies and adults which are being trained to succeed in agility, conformation, and therapy. If you are looking for a dog that is easy to train, and sometimes too smart for its own good, look no further. As you look into the eyes of an Aussie it is easy to see the intelligence and understanding which this breed is famous for possessing.

As I previously stated, I am always looking for new quality bloodlines to add into my program. I am most interested in Aussies which are under 16 inches tall. If you think I may be interested in one of your dogs, please contact me with pictures and price. I am very picky as to what traits and attributes are passed onto my future generations. While I do not add any dog to my breeding program, I always am looking and open to those who are truly special.

Breeder’s Manifesto

I am a breeder…..

My food receipts for a family of 4 is less than a ¼ of my dog food bills each month.
My water bill has doubled.
My electricity bill has tripled.

It is I, a breeder, who when my fridge quit, saved the dog meds and let the food go bad.
My feet find the way to the kennel before I have even grabbed a cup of coffee in the morning and the kennel is my last stop before bed.
While my friends are on a cruise to the Bahamas and my family meets for Christmas, I am home delivering puppies.
I haven’t had a real vacation in 8 years, but maybe soon. All plans are made around heat dates, whelp dates, vet dates and shipping dates.

I shower and 10 minutes later I smell like a dog and am covered in paw prints.
My clothes are all stained with fecal matter, urine, afterbirth or bleach. I have to remember to clean my shoes before church. Or if I get a chance to get a way for a dinner with friends.

Most of my friends breed dogs.
Who else can you call at 3 am for support?
Who else has the experience I sometimes need, the meds I sometimes need, or just an uplifting word I sometimes need?
Who else would understand how it feels to have invested hours and hours in a weak puppy to lose it? Or the joy in investing hours in one that lives?
I have slept on the floor beside a litter until the crucial 2 weeks have passed. I have bottle fed a litter of 12 … feeding every 2 hours and it taking 90 minutes to do for weeks at a time.
I have learned to be proficient at micro chipping, vaccinations, fluids, bottle feeding and tube feeding.

My vet knows me by first name.
My vet takes her time to teach me what she knows, because she knows I care.

I am a breeder.

It is to me that 63 days takes on new meaning, still excited by every new life.
It is I who delivers all my pups, towels and heat lamps on ready – happiness and sadness sometimes intermingled.

Even though it increases my work load, I look forward to the 10 day stage when eyes open, and puppies begin to emerge from the helplessness of newborns.

Puppy breath, a first bark and a heart of exploration.

I am not uneducated, unemployable, illiterate or lazy as some Animal Rights folks would imply of breeders.
I am a conscientious lover of animals and I have found my niche.

I am a breeder.

And although I feel no shame there is a part of me that feels the need to hide from powers that could come to invade my home and take my dogs .. maybe for
.. finding a mild infraction,
.. a leaf in the water dish
.. a kennel not yet cleaned for the day yet
.. a rash I am home treating?

I feel I should tell the kids and friends to hush, do not tell others we are dog breeders, and I wonder when did breeding puppies go into the same secret place as criminal activity?
I am a breeder and I am not cruel, dumb, uncaring or criminal.

I am not raking in money while sitting on my butt.
Every penny I make I earn through blood, sweat and tears.
My greatest joy is a healthy puppy and a wonderful home. The cards of thanks and the pictures of my puppy with its new family is the fridge, benefits of my efforts.

I am an animal lover, nurse, midwife, heavy laborer, customer service representative, photographer, website designer, secretary, marketeer…

AND I am a breeder.

Pin It on Pinterest