PRICE FOR A PUPPY
Black Tri and Red Tri - From $1600 - $2000
Red Merle and Blue Merle - From $2000 - $2500
Prices could go higher with exceptional markings, and eye color, etc.
Final price is determined when pups are 6 weeks old.
We price our pups based on overall quality, color, conformation, markings, coat, size and eye color.
Prices will now range mostly from $1600.00 to $2500.00.
Also See 'COMPANION PUP' vs 'BREEDING RIGHTS'
Occasionally, 'Pet Only' pricing is lower than $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 REQUESTED:
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 and approved. Breeding rights are not given to everyone who requests them. Each individual situation is taken into consideration, and evaluated.
NOTE: This Breeder has the right to choose any pup or puppies from any litter, at any time and by the time the pups are six weeks of age, for the purpose of continuing our breeding program, or for whatever purpose we choose.
It has been the practice for many, many years to dock Aussies' (Toys, Minis, & Standards) tails. Aussies are herding and working dogs, and because their tails could and did get caught in machinery, as well as brambles, weeds and sticks becoming entangled in their tails, it became the standard practice to dock the pups' tails, shortly after birth, for safety and protection of the dogs. When done very early, (within the first 5 days..., although we like to have ours done by our vet as early as their birth day), it does not cause too much discomfort. However, waiting until they are older to have their tail docked, possibly for an emergency reason, it becomes major surgery and very painful, and most vets will not do this surgery, unless absolutely necessary. If you can find a vet to dock the tail later, say at 3 months, it is very costly (estimated at over $1000.00).
Quotes from professionals (vets, breeders, trainers, etc.)
"In the case of the Australian Shepherd pup, tail docking is a procedure that benefits the life of the dog. Because they are a working/herding dog, a shorter tail prevents potential breaking later in life and ensures a cleaner and more sanitary lifestyle for the dog and its owner."
"It's considered a standard of the breed. An undocked tail is long, messy, and could get matted. To prevent damage from tall grass, weeds, and other outdoor dangers."
"The Australian Shepherd tail and mini Australian Shepherd tail both often undergo tail docking for the following reasons: It's considered a standard of the breed. An undocked tail is long, messy, and could get matted. To prevent damage from tall grass, weeds, and other outdoor dangers. "
"I have heard it said, that 'other dogs don't know if an Aussie with a docked tail that is approaching them is friendly or not..., because they don't have their tail'. I would say that is not the only way to know if a dog is friendly, or not."
Our dogs wiggle their little butts all the time. There is no mistaking when they are extremely happy and friendly when meeting other dogs! They are our happy, energetic, joyful little Wiggle Butts! AND sometimes I call them our little 'twisted butts'...., as they have this way of turning their butts to us in their fun and expressive way of saying "I'm so happy I'm yours!"
There are many opinions & a bit of contradicting information out there, however this Breeder will dock all future puppies' tails.
WE ARE TAKING DEPOSITS AGAIN, A TOTAL OF 5-6 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 2-3 choices of pups. I want 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 5-6 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 - 6 weeks of age, and selection of puppies must be made by 6 weeks of age.
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 2 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 and do our best, to assure that they get the best choice of pup for them.
The deposit to be placed on a specific litter is $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. (And most often, I place folks on more than one litter.)
Deposits can be made by VENMO, CHECK, or CASH.
We will have a 'Puppy Play Day' for each litter, beginning at 5 weeks of age, and you will be able to see the pups 'in action'. Folks will be contacted to schedule their specific 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, to have them examined, to assure that they have an absolute healthy pup. It's protection for the pup, the new owner and us.
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,
or for whatever reason we choose.
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.
'Moving Forward Application' located under the 'Purchase Contract' Section - BELOW
~ Name, Address, Telephone, etc.
~ A WC Aussie Puppy ranges from $1800 to $2500 ~ is this a price range you are comfortable with?
~ 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?
~ 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?
~ 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?
~ An additional charge of $800 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?
~ 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 call referrals only AFTER the specific litter of pups you are on have been born. 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
This Breeder/Seller guarantees your puppy to be in healthy and sound condition, at the time of sale. Puppy will have received his/her first 5-Way age appropriate vaccine, will have been dewormed at 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks of age , and will have been examined at 7 1/2 weeks off age, by our veterinarian at South March Vet Clinic, in Berthoud, CO.
(Note: In the remainder of this Contract, 'Breeder' always refers to Breeder/Seller).
All pups will have their tails docked within 5 days of birth - NO EXCEPTIONS.
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. Breeder accepts no liability for any communicable diseases after 72 hours from when the puppy leaves the possession of the Breeder. 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 from the same litter (if there are any left), get a puppy from another litter or have their money refunded (minus the $200.00 deposit).
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.
Breeder 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/Seller 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 TO BUYER: 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.
BUYER - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
1) If your pup is found, by your veterinarian to not be a healthy pup, presenting within the first 72 hours of purchase , and re-examined and confirmed by this Breeder's veterinarian, and you want to return your pup, your money would be refunded, or you could chose another pup (if any are left in that litter) or from a future litter.
2) If you want to return your pup because the pup doesn't bond with you; you are having trouble with house training; the pup is too timid, or any other 'like' reason, AND you return the pup, the money you paid for the pup will not be refunded to you.
3) However, depending on the circumstances, we would take the pup back and you could receive another pup, of our choosing, from a future litter.
4) OR we may choose to work with you through a 'first right of refusal' negotiation, which means that you return the pup to this Breeder, and we will negotiate a fair $$ amount to return to you, after taking into consideration all related issues. Upon the pup being returned to us, we will crate train, house train, feed, care for and advertise the pup for the time it takes to find him/her an appropriate home. This will all be considered in determining the $$ amount that could possibly be returned to you, after the pup is placed.
5) AT NO TIME, in the future, will you surrender your older pup/dog to a Humane Society or Rescue. You would be expected to notify this Breeder, and we will be happy to help you in re-homing your dog. We always have folks looking for older, adult dogs. Or, if you re-home your pup to family members, that you are comfortable with, that would be a suitable solution, as well. Please advise this Breeder tht the pup/dog has been re-homed.
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.
If you buy a puppy from Warren's Colorado Mini Aussies, you are agreeing to this contract, whether you sign it or not.
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, as much as possible. Aussies are also extremely smart and strive to please their owner by learning quickly!
Our breeding dogs are registered through the American Stock Dog Registry (ASDR).
Your pup will come with the appropriate registration form for ASDR, to be registered.
If you choose to register your pup, the easiest way is to go onto the ASDR website.
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 considering dual registering all of our dogs with AKC.
SHIPPING OF PUPPY
We do not, at this time, ship puppies.
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, toys, puppy food they have been fed while with us, and a blanket with their litter mates and
mama'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.