PRICE FOR A PUPPY - BEGINNING February 2022
(This Breeder has the right to change the pricing of any puppy, at any time).
We price based on overall quality, color, conformation, markings, coat, size and eye color.
Prices range from $1600.00 to $2500.00. - See 'COMPANION PUP' vs 'BREEDING RIGHTS'
Occasionally, 'Pet Only' pricing is below $1600.00. The reduced price (of Pet Only Pricing) is due to mismarks, such as too much white, no color around eyes, etc.
COMPANION PUP - VERIFICATION OF SPAY OR NEUTER REQUIRED:
For those folks who are purchasing a puppy for a pet/companion, it is requested by this breeder, that once you have had the puppy spayed or neutered, that a copy of the surgery verification of said puppy being altered by your Veterinarian be emailed or scanned to WC Mini Aussies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BREEDING RIGHTS ~ An extra cost of $800:
Breeding rights are only given after evaluation of specific pups. Breeding rights are NOT given on every pup, nor are breeding rights included in the basic pricing of pups. An extra cost of $800 will be charged to potential buyers who may want to breed, depending upon specific pups being approved, as well as potential buyers being interviewed. Breeding rights are not given to everyone who requests them. Each individual situation is taken into consideration, and evaluated.
LEAVING TAILS AND DEWCLAWS INTACT:
We have recently had several requests, again, for puppies to have their tails and/or dewclaws left on. We have reconsidered our previous decision, and will try to accommodate those folks wanting their pup's tail left on.
This is how it would work... If you want a tail and/or dewclaws left on:
~ You would need to be first pick on a litter
~ You would need to choose your puppy within 24 hours of birth, as tails are docked on the 2nd day
~ A price of $1600 would need to be made up front, at the time you choose your
puppy, as some folks changed their minds, after tails have been left on). Payment would need to be in
cash or Venmo. Price could change, after puppy is evaluated at 6-8 weeks of age. Final cost would be
determined before the puppy leaves the Warren's.
~ Pricing of Puppies
* Blue Merle and Red Merle pups cost between $2000 and $2500; Black or Red Tri pups' pricing starts
at $1800 and can go up to $2000 - (blue eyes could add to the price; and unique coloring of Tri's or
Merle's is taken into consideration, meaning there could be added cost, which would be deter-
mined at 6-8 weeks of age.
~ If you are interested in leaving a tail on your pup, and you AGREE to all of the above, we would
leave the tail on your pup.
NOTE: This Breeder has the right to choose any pup(s) of any litter, before pups are six
weeks of age, for the purpose of continuing our breeding program.
WE ARE TAKING DEPOSITS AGAIN, ONCE EACH MAMA COMES INTO HEAT, A TOTAL OF 6 DEPOSITS WILL BE TAKEN ON EACH LITTER. ONCE THE NUMBER OF PUPS IS KNOWN, DEPOSITS WILL BE ADDED..., OR NOT.
Placing a Deposit: A $200 deposit is required, if you want to be able to choose a pup from a specific litter, at the age of 6 weeks. The order of picking a puppy is determined by the date each deposit is received. First deposit gets first pick of pup, second deposit gets second pick, and so on. I will however, have a say in choices. If folks have picked a puppy that I believe would not be a good fit for them (if they have small children and I think a different pup would be more suited for them), I will make suggestions. Also, at times I will ask folks to give me their top 3 choices of pups. I am wanting to assure that each family gets the perfect puppy for them. We have seen them grow up, and know their personalities. We feel this is a helpful way to see that they are placed in the perfect home, and each family gets the perfect pup.
A 'WAITLIST' has also been started, and folks who want to be placed on the waitlist will be added, as of the date they request to be added. However, no one will be added to a 'litter' without first making a deposit of $200. SEE Pick of Pup Guidelines.
Individuals on the waitlist will be called, (in the order I received their name), to see if they are still interested in a pup. If they are interested in a puppy from a future litter, I will receive their deposit, at that time, for a specific litter. I will take up to 5 deposits on each litter. On occasion, the Dams do not come into heat when expected, and this would determine the timing of the birth of the puppies. 'Puppy Play Days' are at 5 weeks of age, and selection of puppies will be made when they are 6 weeks old.
PICK OF PUP GUIDELINES - SLIGHT CHANGE IN SELECTION OF PUPS:
On occasion, and when necessary, when pups are 5 weeks old, and after Puppy Play Days, each person(s) who has given a deposit, will be asked to give us their top 3 choices of the puppies, that they would most like to have. Based on the pup's temperaments, activity level, etc., and after discussion with each person(s), regarding the pups they selected and their specific needs/desires, a mutual selection, for each family, will be made in the order in which deposits were received. We feel that doing the selection process this way, will lead to more perfect placement of pups into their perfect family. We will work closely with each family to assure that they get the best choice of pup for them.
Our deposits are $200, and the deposit is non-refundable, but can be moved to a different litter. By folks giving a deposit, we know which individuals are committed to getting a puppy from us, and which ones that are still shopping.
Deposits can be made by VENMO, CHECK, or CASH.
We will have a 'Puppy Play Day' for each litter, when they are 5 weeks old, and you will be able to see the pups 'in action'. However, until COVID-19 is a thing of the past, handling and playing with the pups, will be limited. Folks will be contacted to let them know when each specific Puppy Play Day will be. Each individual will be called to schedule their 'puppy play day'.
We have researched and found that puppies go through a 'fright stage' around 8 weeks old. If we see that a puppy, or puppies, are a bit more shy than the others, we will consider keeping them a little longer, so they are thru the 'fright stage'. We should, however, be able to release the 'shyer' ones by 9 weeks. All pups will see our vet at around 7 to 7 1/2 weeks, for a puppy exam before they go home, and will receive their 'age appropriate shot', and be dewormed one last time, by this breeder. We do ask that the new owner(s) take their new pup to their veterinarian, of choice, to have them examined, in the event that our vet missed something, and to assure that they have an absolute healthy pup.
Before the puppy leaves our facility, the puppy will need to be paid for, in full. The balance can be paid by CHECK or VENMO, several days before the pup is picked up, or with CASH the day you pick up your pup.
Please call, anytime, if you have questions regarding the above information. 970-215-9488
NOTE: This Breeder has the right to choose 'pick(s) of the litter' (any litter),
when pups are six weeks of age, for the purpose of continuing our breeding program.
Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies guarantees your puppy to be in healthy and sound condition, at the time of sale, and for the period of one year, (pertaining to hereditary issues, or breeding). We will work with you, to the best of our ability, should any health issue arise, having to do with his/her breeding, during that year.
All puppies will have been de-wormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age, and will have received his/her age appropriate shots and a vet check at 7-8 weeks of age. Although we do de-worm the pups every two weeks, it is still highly recommended that you have your puppy's feces tested for parasites, by your vet, as parasites can, sometimes, still be an issue.
See the 'Purchase Contract' section for more details.
'Moving Forward Application' located under the 'Purchase Contract' Section - BELOW
~ Name, Address, Telephone, etc.
~ A WC Aussie Puppy ranges from $1200 to $2500 ~ is this a price range you are comfortable with?
~ An additional charge of $500 is charged for breeding rights. Please let me know, early on, if you are
interested in breeding.
~ If you are interested in purchasing breeding rights, have you bred dogs before?
~ Do you prefer a female or male pup?
~ Do you have a preference of color?
~ Have you owned dogs before?
~ Do you have children living at home? If so, what are their ages?
~ Do you own, rent or lease your home?
~ Are you living in an apartment? If so, do you have a yard? Is the yard fenced?
~ Do you have an area where the puppy can exercise?
~ Will someone be at home with the puppy during the day?
~ If you are not home, how many hours will the puppy be alone during the day?
~ Where will the puppy be kept while it is alone?
~ We highly recommend crate training your puppy, for his/her safety and comfort.
Is this something you are comfortable with?
~ What type of activities will you be doing with the puppy? i.e. walking, jogging, hiking, obedience, agility?
~ Number of pets you currently own?
~ What attracted you to this breed?
~ What are your goals for this puppy?
~ How did you find out about Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies?
If you pursue purchasing a puppy from us, we would like to have 2 to 3 referrals, that we could contact regarding your experience with dogs, your character, etc. We do not intend to insult anyone, however, we cannot be too careful when it comes to placing one of our puppies into a new home.
Each pup takes a piece of our heart with them when they leave, and we cherish each and every one of them.
If you would like to move forward with purchasing a puppy, please either contact us, if you have questions, or fill out the 'Moving Forward - Application' below. We will contact you, as soon as possible, to take the next step, and secure your deposit.
Below is our Purchase Contract, for Your Review
Seller warranties the puppy to be in healthy and sound condition, at the time of sale. Puppy will have received his/her first parvo vaccine, a booster parvo, and other age appropriate vaccines and will have been dewormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age.
Buyer has 72 hours to have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian for the pup's general health from the date of pickup. Failure to do so will result in any and all warranties being cancelled. Seller accepts no liability for any communicable diseases after 72 hours from when the puppy leaves the possession of the Seller. If puppy does not pass the general health exam, Buyer agrees to notify breeder within the 72 hour window and provide a copy of the original signed licensed veterinary statement of health. Health guarantee does not cover any parasite, internal or external condition, as this is a treatable condition. Buyer may choose a different puppy, get a puppy from another litter , or have their money refunded (minus the $200.00 deposit). It is always suggested to have your vet check a stool sample, of your pup. It is highly recommended that when you take your puppy in for his exam, that you take in fecal sample, so a test can be run on it, to see if there are any parasites. Although our puppies are on a strict de-worming schedule, at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks, it is still possible for them to have parasites in their stool. This is easily treatable, and should be treated, as soon as possible.
There is no guarantee of SIZE, TEMPERAMENT, SHOW QUALITY, or EAR SET. However, we will work with you to suggest which mating would be best for what you are looking for, in a pup.
Seller is in no way responsible for any vet bills incurred after puppy/dog leaves the care of Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies / Marshel and Ann Warren. Any and all veterinary costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies guarantee the health of your puppy, for the period of one year, having to do with it's breeding, and will work, on an individual basis with purchaser, if any problem arises, to the best of our ability, for the period of one year.
Buyer hereby releases breeder and agrees to hold harmless for any liability, injuries or damages to person or property caused by this puppy/dog. Buyer shall assume full responsibility for the health, temperament, behavior and appearance of the puppy/dog upon leaving the premise of the Seller.
NOTE: If the Purchaser(s) is/are unable to care for the above named dog, for any reason - at any time -
or it is necessary to re-home the dog, the purchaser WILL contact this Breeder FIRST, and will NOT re-home the dog, until this Breeder has been notified. Most likely, we would ask that you surrender the dog to us so we could find an appropriate home for it, or we will help find a home for it. It is understood, that if you purchase a puppy or dog from this breeder, you will NEVER surrender it to a humane society or rescue - no matter what the circumstances. If the dog is surrendered to us, the cost of the puppy or dog, or any portion of the purchase price that was originally paid to Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies, would not be refunded.
IN ADDITION: If, for whatever reason (other than health issues) you want to return your puppy because the pup doesn't 'bond' with you; you are having trouble with potty training; the pup is too timid, or for any other reason, we will take the puppy back. However, the cost of your puppy, or any portion of the cost, would NOT be refunded to you. We would take the puppy back, and you could choose a puppy from a different litter, if you want. You AGREE that you WILL call this Breeder, first and WILL NOT and MUST NOT SURRENDER the puppy to a humane society or dog rescue.
NOTE TO PURCHASER: Puppies need a lot of patience, kindness, understanding and love. Some pups are more timid than others. Whether you chose a timid pup, or not, it is absolutely imperative to give your puppy sufficient time to adjust to its new surroundings, before expecting too much from him/her. This will help immensely to build his/her confidence, and everyone will have a more enjoyable experience, including your puppy! Please remember your puppy is a baby. Allow your puppy to get used to loud noises, rambunctious children, and other family pets, gradually. Going to a new home and environment is very stressful to your puppy. If you have small children, PLEASE teach them to respect your puppy and it's space.
This contract is under the jurisdiction of Larimer County in the State of Colorado. In the event of any dispute, the parties mutually agree that the dispute will be settled under the jurisdiction of Larimer County, Colorado. Any and all attorney fees will be paid in full by the Buyer.
This contract will be signed by both Seller and Purchaser and a copy provided to you, at time of purchase.
If you buy a puppy from Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies, you are agreeing to this contract, whether you sign it or not.
LYRIC, as well as DIAMOND, COPPER and DISCO
are in our Foster/Guardian Program
Would YOU Be Interested in Fostering an older Puppy / Breeding Dog
~ With Full Ownership at the End of Breeding ~
The Foster Program is a program in which a person would home a female older puppy, or dog, up to breeding age, and after.
WC Mini Aussies would keep ownership of the dog, and we would breed her,
to our stud or a stud of our choice - up to at least four (perhaps five) times,
or depending upon litters, health of mama, etc. ~ perhaps only once.
Once she is finished breeding,
full ownership would be transferred to the Foster/Guardian Parent.
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
We want all of our dogs to have the best life possible.
On occasion, we identify a puppy or dog that fits our breeding program, perfectly. However, at the time, we may have a 'house full' of mama dogs. So to create a 'win-win' situation for the puppy/dog, for an approved family, and for ourselves, we chose to 'Foster' that particular puppy/dog.
This way they have the best life possible.
We do not raise our pups in an outside kennel.
All of our dogs are part of our family and live with us in our home.
All applicants are screened and there would be a 'Good Faith' amount of $800 to $1000 (depending on the dog) that would be requested from the foster/guardian parent, at the beginning of the agreement.
Any expenses for the fostered dog, pertaining to breeding,
would be paid by WC Mini Aussies.
Any other expenses (exams, shots, heart worm medicine, normal visits)
would be paid for by the foster parents.
WC Mini Aussies would pay for licensing in Larimer County,
until the dog is transferred, to the "new owner".
The fostered dog would come back to WC Aussies for breeding and then go 'home' until two weeks before the puppies are due.
Two weeks before due date, the mama would come back to WC Aussies
for the birth and the 8 to 9 weeks that the pups are with their mama.
If there were any unforeseen accidents or illness,
the costs would be discussed, at that time.
After the specified number of litters determined, by WC Mini Aussies,
the ownership of the dog would be transferred to the foster/guardian parent.
If you would be interested in fostering a dog, please call for an appointment to discuss this possibility, and to meet us and our dogs.
NOTE: All APPLICANTS ARE SCREENED AND APPROVED,
BEFORE PLACING ANY OF OUR DOGS.
(As of 1/23/21, we do not have any adult dogs available. I will update this post, as they come available.)
Occasionally, we do have Adult dogs that have been in our breeding program, that have been neutered or spayed, that we would like to find loving homes for. It is terribly hard for us to let one of our family members go to a new home, however we screen folks carefully and make decisions prayerfully. We want our dogs to have the very best life, and for our dogs that have been in our program and have given us their all, it is our first priority, when adopting them out, to find them a wonderful new home, where they will the very best life can offer. Jet was adopted by Prabodhi and Travis, and they love him dearly. He goes on hikes and walks daily and is excited to meet new people and their pups! He is SO HAPPY! Jet is also a beautiful example of the pups that we raise. Jet is from a Rylee and Hawk litter.
Breeding guys and gals could be coming available within the year. These dogs are registered and are guaranteed to be in excellent health. Usually, they are 3 to 5 years old. They are socialized, house trained, crate trained, and are all very loving dogs. We ask a re-homing fee, (the amount based on each individual dog), but there are no other charges. These would be dogs that have had litters or have sired litters and are quality dogs that have done their job excellently. They would be looking for a family that would love them unconditionally, just as they would love unconditionally, and to be part of the family. All of our breeding dogs have been DNA tested, are registered through American Stock Dog Registry and are guaranteed to be in excellent health, with a full Veterinary exam before they are adopted.
A two-three week trial period would be given, before a final decision is made.
All applicants are screened carefully, interviewed, and references asked for and called, before a decision is made.
SEE INTEREST FORM BELOW
With a heavy heart, we made the decision to adopt out, Sweet Sammie. Sammie turned out to be more of a toy than a mini, and we decided he would not fit into our program.
Little Knox ('Sammie) and his new puppy parents!
We found Gillian and Kade, and they were ecstatic to be able to adopt Sampson. He went to his new home on New Year's Day.
He has adapted very well & is a happy little man!
POTTY TRAINING: Whenever your puppy wakes up, finishes eating or just begins to circle looking for a place to go, take it outside. Your puppy has been partially potty trained, before you pick him up.
CRATE TRAINING: Contrary to some opinions, crate training is very humane and they love their own little cave. We buy our crates at Walmart. We buy the plastic two-tone greyish tan one that is for 28-30 lbs. It will fit them for life and they cost approximately $60. They can be taken apart and stacked easily.
To crate train, I put a chair or small side table beside my bed, putting the puppy at eye level to me. My face is only a foot away and I can easily put my hand or finger in to soothe my puppy. It usually takes three days, then they start to feel good about the crate. Most of the time, as soon as the light is turned out, they realize it is time to go to bed. We use the word QUIET here. Your puppy will know what that means. I then move them to a dresser top, or move the table further from me, but so they can still see me. After a few days you can move them to wherever you want in your home. They will go through serious chewing stages until about 8 months. I choose to use the crate when I am away, as it saves destruction of property, and keeps my puppy safe. An eight week puppy can stay in the crate 4-6 hours before they have to go outside. Always take them outside before putting them in the crate. They will whine and circle when they need to go out. Usually about 5 a.m. Take them out to go, then bring them right back in and go back to bed with them in their crate.
MOUTHING OR BITING: Should never be allowed. Although, it may be tempting, (cute and fun) to play with them that way...do not allow it. If your puppy wants to chew on your hand, gently turn its head away. They may lick you, and will. Distraction is the best tool. Give them a toy to chew on. If they won't stop, scold them harshly. It will not take long until they learn YOUR boundaries.
FOOD: We feed Purina One Healthy Puppy, Smart Blend. Studies show that some of the more expensive foods give the puppies too much nutrients. Ask your Veterinarian, at your puppy's examination what food they recommend. A bag of the puppy food they have been on will be included in your puppy packet, so you can mix with whatever you choose.
SOCIALIZING: Mini Aussies want a job. Often if not socialized, their job becomes protecting your family. It is essential to get your puppy out in new situations. Have other people pet your puppy. It is important to avoid dog parks, pet stores (on the floor), and highway bathroom stops until your puppy has three booster shots (third given at 12 weeks of age), to immunize it for transmittable diseases. Your puppy is a baby and needs protecting. Take your puppy with you, as often as you can, to help him/her get socialized. Also, riding in the car, at an early age and often, will help them get used to riding in the car and avoid getting car sick.
TRAINING: It is always a good idea to get your puppy into a 'puppy class' for initial training, as soon as possible. Your puppy has also been trained by the use of a spray bottle of water. If they throw a fit, we spray them and say, QUIET! Loudly. If they don't stop, we squirt them again. Be sure it is not just a spray of mist, but a 'stream' that shots out.
REMEMBER to always praise your puppy when he/she responds correctly, to your commands.
AN OBEDIENT DOG IS A JOY TO OWN! Consistency and timing will give you the dog you always wanted. They WANT to please you and will look to you for direction. They will become your new best friend, and want to be with you everywhere you go!
ENJOY YOUR NEW PUPPY!
Original Document Courtesy of Roni Hale - Adapted by WCMA
NOTE: This information is from the American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR). A lot of the information is specifically for those owners who wish to show their Aussie. Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies does not breed specifically for 'show dogs', although any of our dogs that meet the standard could be shown. We found this information to be very interesting, and wanted to pass it along to you, our puppies' new families.
The Australian Shepherd is a well-balanced dog, no matter whether Standard, Miniature or Toy. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual agility. Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and coarseness with coloring that offers variety and individuality in each specimen. An identifying characteristic is his natural or docked bobtail. In each sex, masculinity or femininity is well defined. Bone is moderate and clean with coarseness, heaviness or lightness being undesirable.
The Australian Shepherd is intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. He is an exceptional companion. He is versatile and easily trained, performing his assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm. He is naturally reserved with strangers but, most often, does not exhibit shyness. Although an aggressive, authoritative worker, viciousness toward people or animals is intolerable (and I would like to add HIGHLY unusual). He makes a wonderful family pet and is great with children. It helps if the pups are introduced early to children.
All colors are strong, clear and rich. The colors are blue merle, red (liver) merle, solid black and solid red (liver) and with or without white markings and/or tan (copper) points with no order of preference. The blue merle and black tri have black pigmentation on nose, lips and eye-rims; the red (liver) merle and red (liver) have liver pigmentation on nose, lips and eye-rims.
SIZE & WEIGHT:
STANDARD: Height for both male and female is 20 inches up to 23 inches at the top of the withers.
Weight is from 36 to 55 lbs.
MINIATURE: Height for both male and female is 14 inches up to 19 inches at the top of the shoulders.
Weight is from 20 to 35 lbs.
TOY: Height for both male and female is 10 inches up to 13 inches at the top of the shoulders.
Weight is 12 to 19 lbs.
For Complete Information on the Standard for Aussies, please go to www.ASDR.com
This is Rylee, just before her third litter was born.
DO AUSSIES GET ALONG WELL WITH CHILDREN?
Aussies make wonderful pets. However, they should be supervised around children, especially with children under 5 years of age.
They love to cuddle, but because of their 'herding instinct'
both child and pup should be supervised.
Some Aussies have wrongly been labeled as 'aggressive', especially when around younger children. The problem could be that the dog (really still a puppy ~ up to 12 months old) does not feel safe in his environment, therefore he expresses anxiety (misconstrued for aggression) in encounters with strangers, other public encounters, and with the child in the household when playing and using his built in 'herding instinct'.
WHAT ABOUT TRAINING?
All puppies of any breed should be trained with consistency and love. Aussies love to be involved in family activities and do best with owners that provide obedience training, socialization, and exercise.
They are naturally reserved around strangers and need to be properly socialized early in their lives. They are extremely loyal dogs, always striving to please their family members and want to be with their human family members, as much as possible. Aussies are also extremely smart and strive to please their owner by learning quickly!
Our dogs are registered through the American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR).
Your pup will come with the appropriate registration form for ASDR.
You would just need to send them in with a fee of $25
to register your pup in your name.
You can also dual register your pup through the
National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR),
or with the AKC (American Kennel Club), if you like.
With AKC Mini Aussies are known as Miniature American Shepherd.
However, AKC does not recognize the Toy Aussie.
We are in the process of dual registering all of our dogs with AKC.
SHIPPING OF PUPPY
If you want your puppy shipped, it would be shipped with a chaperone.
Or you could fly to Denver International and we would meet you at the airport. If you are driving, we could possibly meet you halfway,
depending on the distance.
Cost would be discussed at the time you specify you want your pup shipped.
These costs would not be included with the cost of the puppy and are the purchasers' responsibility.
Your puppy will have had their 'age-appropriate shots', but will not have received it's full immunization until it is 15-16 weeks old. The best policy to keep your puppy healthy is to wait until all the boosters and vaccinations have been administered, before introducing them to dog parks, etc.
When going to Pet Smart or Pet Co...., keep your pup in your arms!
WHEN PICKING UP YOUR PUPPY
Your puppy needs to be paid for in full before leaving our home.
Venmo or a check a week before the pup goes home, is acceptable, or cash on the day you pick your pup up.
We give you a packet with all pertinent papers, collar and leash, toys, puppy food they are used to having, and a blanket with their litter mates and
mother's smell on it.
Remember to be very careful in public places until your puppy
has received all vaccinations!
Rest stops. dog parks and public parks are NOT good,
until your pup has had all its' shots!
Always have your puppy on a leash!
They are so very fast, they could dart away from you quickly!
We are located in Berthoud, Colorado,
approximately 60 miles north of Denver, Colorado,
and 65 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming.