"An active dog for an active owner = a happy dog & owner"
An aussie is not a dog for everybody. Have you done your research properly about the breed? I breed strongly working line aussies, that have been bred for herding and guarding. Inside the cute, cuddly dog there just might be a highly dominic, quickly reactive and protective dog that needs a lot of activity and a owner who knows what they are doing. An aussie at its best is a easily motivated and eager dog that loves to work whatever with its owner, but a dog that is a pleasure to live with in day-to-day life. An aussie at its worst can be a problem dog that scears the neighbours, and even the owners can't trust. That is why it's critical that you make sure this breed is for you and you are not biting a bigger piece than you can swallow!
Red'n Ready puppies are sold to active and responsible people, who are looking for a dog for dog sports like agility, obedience, search & rescue, military sports or a working dog for herding. Though I much prefer using working lines in my breeding program, my main goal is an all-around dog, not mainly a herding dog. It is a good thing to keep in mind when inquiring me for specially a herding dog. I don't sell my puppies to homes only interested in conformation shows or homes where the dogs live in kennels or only outside. I want every one of my puppies to live in a home where it will be part of the day-to-day life and a loved family member. Not a working tool or a stuffed decoration on the couch!
Every litter is carefully considered and planned, and I always hard strive to produce healthy puppies that have they qualities to be wonderful performance dogs that are also nice to live everyday life with. All of the females I use for breeding have had thorough health tests done - in minimum hips, elbows and anual eye examination - and they are healthy. Also different kinds of DNA-testing and official back examination will be included in these health tests as they become more easily accest. Naturally the bitches will be otherwise healthy as well of all heritary illnesses. The females should also be proven themselves as performace dogs and have had their working instincts tested. We also have two different mentality tests in Finland and the females will have at least one of these done and approved. They should have no disqualifying traits and have at least one conformation result that they are within the breed standard.
Acquiring a puppy
When searching for a puppy I would recommend to start early! If possible, you should contact the breeder well before the breeding and come meet the female and possibly the male.
When you inquire about a puppy, please tell about yourself. How much experience with dogs do you have? Why are you interested especially in aussies? Why this litter is interesting to you? What kind of a home would the puppy be coming to and what do you plan to do with the puppy? What kind of a puppy are you searching for? Gender, temperament etc?
I try to choose my puppybuyers with care, so that the right owner finds the right dog and the puppy gets the kind of life it deserves. Because puppies will vary in temperament inside the litter, it is important that the puppies go to the right homes. I use a puppytest done by seasoned trainers to help understand each puppy as well as observe them all closely when they grow. I don't sell my puppies because of a certain colour or lenght of tail etc.
Red'n Ready puppies
will be registered in the Finnish Kennel Club (FCI) and if possible also in ASCA
will leave earliest at 7 weeks to new homes
are fed only with top quality puppy food
will all be microshiped by a vet
will be properly dewormed before leaving
are thoroughly examined by a vet and will have a official eye examination
grow up in the house in the middle of everyday life and will get used to cars, people, kids, dogs, different places etc.
My wish for a puppy owner
My goal is the breed top quality puppies, but to acomplice this I need some help from my puppy owners. I wish that they will appreciate the hard work I put into the puppies and help me by doing some of the following:
Regular updates of the puppy, even after it is grown up! (information about health, character, working abilities, problems etc.)
Having official health tests done (minimum of hips, elbows and eye examination)
Doing some mentality test, prefarably in Finland but puppies abroad are a different thing
testing the herding instinct of the dog if anyhow possible