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     Pictures of pups from prior litters, see owner updates on Prior Litters page.                       

                                     1 litter of Puppies 2wks old, available to leave Feb 18th
                               Please use the "contact us" form to request our Questionnaire form.  
We breed as a hobby, we have full time careers for income, we do not have puppies year round. We breed Lovable, playful and Healthy  Standard size Australian Shepherds.  We start with quality Mom and Dad's that  have relaxed temperaments.  They always receive the best of care and quality diet.  Puppies are raised in the house and well socialized, our puppies will make excellent family pets and companions.  Many of our pups have done excellent in herding, agility and also as therapy dogs. 

Puppies come with:
   UTD on puppy booster vaccinations, dewormed at 2wk, 4wk, 6wk & 8wks,  our 3 yr Health guarantee,
   Spay/Neuter contract, plus Microchipped.  Tails Docked, and dew claws removed by our vet on day 2.
   We start them on Interceptor or similar meds at 7wks.

   A $200 deposit will reserve your puppy. Partial payment at 4wks, Payment in full required by 8wks old.
   The funds from puppies goes into adding additional play yards, gravel, replacing dog houses and making    upgrades that are needed yearly.  see pictures of their kennels/runs on the Other Pics  page.
2018 Prices for new inquiries: 
     Black Tri  w/Brown eyes $550,
     Red Tri w/Brown eyes  $700,     
     Blue Merle or Red Merle regardless of eye color**  $850,
     Black Tri or Red Tri with Blue eyes $850, 

We accept payments through PAYPAL. If you are interested please use the Contact Us Page to request
our puppy questionnaire.  We'll send you our process along with a questionnaire to fill out and return, a sample of our letter, process and questionnaire is at the bottom of this page, but may have updates in the actual email that will be sent out.  Please make sure you agree with our process before submitting a contact form requesting our puppy questionnaire

   You can read what our puppy owners have to say about their puppies by going to  Testimonials

    Unless otherwise agreed, all puppies are sold on PET (Spay/Neuter) contract ONLY, 
   not for breeding.

    **No Guarantee on Merle eye color, Merles eye color continues to change with possible marbling of brown into the blue, or blue
        transitioning to green or amber or brown through puppy's 1st year of life.  That is why there is no premium for blue eyes on
        Merles as they can continue to change.           

    PUPPIES NEED TO BE PICKED UP IN PERSON, or Purchased in person if you need us to ship to your home state.

                        Marina  and Murrey puppies born Nov 04,2017, all went to new homes
           Black Tri Male #1  BTM1   Halo Went to live with Mike and Tracey.

    Blue Merle Female #2  BMF2  Z Went to live with Robbie and Caroline

     Black Tri Male #3  BTM3    Hank went to live with Amanda and Jason in SC   

     Blue Merle Female #4  BMF4   Storm Went to live with Morgan

  Blue Merle Male #5  BMM5     went to live with Melody

     Blue Merle Male #6  BMM6    Went to his new home

    Blue Merle Female #7  BMF7 Piper went to live with Ann and family, with 2 children to play with

    Black Tri Male #8  BTM8 has 2 blue eyes   Koda Went to live with Jaclyn and Ethan
                        Snow and Bosco  puppies born 11/21/2017 Available to leave Jan 16, 2018.
             Snow is from Moriah and River, gentleness,        Bosco  is from Roamie and Star, calm like Sapphire
                             eager to please, looks for direction.                         wide dome head and square muzzle, large boned, nice ears.

    SB17 BTF1  Black Tri Female #1        going to Melissa, joining Piper a Crazy pup from 2015

    SB17 BTF2  Black Tri Female #2       SOLD to Bonnie

   SB17 BTF3  Addie went home with Patrick and Erin, joining Copper a Dahlia pup from 2016
       SB17 BMM4 Blue Merle male #4     Went home with Meaghan and family 

    SB17 BMM5  Blue Merle male #5     Going to Katelyn in GA


   SB17 BTM6  Black Tri male #6  is jet black    SOLD to Tom in VA

  SB17 BTM7 Black Tri male #7 went home with Martin

                  Crazy and Sport -  puppies will be due in Jan 2018, expect Blue Merles and Black Tri's.     
Bell and Sport planned for 2018 for an all Red litter. . .
                  3 deposits for next litters Red and or Blue Merles
  **There is no guarantee on Merle eye color, that is why the price is the same regardless of eye color on Merles.
          Eye color continues to change on Merles with marbling that can occur with brown or green into the blue through
          out the first year of the puppy's development.


 Below is a copy of our letter that is emailed out to you once you fill out the contact form requesting more information and our puppy questionnaire.    Our process is also detailed below and included in the email sent out upon request.  Please make sure to read and agree with our process before submitting a puppy questionnaire.

Our Introduction letter:

Thank you for your interest in our puppies. We are a hobby breeder, meaning we work full time careers with Corporations which pays our bills, we do not make a living off of our puppies. We breed puppies for the enjoyment and also to make sure these larger Aussies are available in the future. We Breed Standard size Australian Shepherds that are friendly, playful, sweet and loving. They are "active" (not hyper) and some are a bit more laid back for an Aussie, but still a more active breed than most breeds. Our focus is on Health, Temperament, intelligence and personality over perfect markings or other small cosmetic things. We cross the "Show class" Aussies with "Working class" Aussies for the perfect pet. The show class Aussies have some attributes like beauty, playfulness and refinement, while the working class Aussies have other attributes like intelligence, focus and fewer health issues.

We have a 3yr Health Guarantee combined with our spay/neuter contract. We keep in touch with our puppy owners, we have a few pups out there that are just turning 10 this year, and than more that are turning 7 this years and so on. All of the pups that we have sold are all still in great health no issues. We still have our foundation dogs that are retired some 12, 11 and 10yrs old, all are still doing great, we started with good tested clean lines and have not added any dogs that have not been tested. We still have our second generation dogs and are now on our third generation after 10yrs because we make sure there are a couple of litters with great feed back before deciding to keep one from the same parents to carry on the genes. We did not have test run on our second generation since they are all within our foundation dogs and all of the adult dogs are in perfect health, we will sample test our newest generation to make sure nothing has changed. However out of 239 puppies from over 10yrs of breeding and with zero health issues.

We keep our numbers down so that we have time for daily handling of each puppy, and exposing the puppies to different environments as they develop, which is part of their socializing.

Our 2018 Puppy Pet/Companion prices :

- Black Tri's with BROWN eyes are $650,

- Red Tri's with Brown eyes are $700

- Blue and Red Merles (regardless of eye color) are $900

- Black and Red Tri's with Blue eye(s) are $850.

Prices are for Pet/companions (Spay/Neuter contract), does NOT include Breeding rights.

Pups are required to Spay/Neuter at six months old, failure to provide proof of Spay/Neuter from a Licensed Vet with microchip number referenced, will result in legal action plus a billing for breeding fee of $2000, unpaid invoice will be sold to collections.

If you would like to place a Non refundable Deposit of $200 to put a puppy on hold for you,  once we have contacted you regarding your questionnaire, let us know you are ready to place a deposit, we will set up a PayPal invoice with Terms and Conditions.

A partial payment of $200 at 4wks old, and the remaining balance is due when the puppy turns 8wks old or upon pick up.
Blue Merles are in higher demand than Black Tri's so if you are wanting to secure a Blue Merle prior to their birth, than a deposit can be accepted to secure one.

See prior pup pictures on Prior Litter page and also on River Puppies page. Many of our puppy owners have pictures and comments posted to our fb page at https://www.facebook.com/AuzzieRun


More information, further below in the process.... (goes out to all inquires)

We encourage folks to read the Testimonials page so that you know from prior

litters what kind of dogs our dogs produce. These are fun loving dogs that love

to play, love toys, want to please you and be loved by you. With training and

continued socializing they are friendly with other dogs, love to play with other

dogs at the dog parks, friendly with people too, and after you get home from play,

they will follow you from room to room like a shadow, they will keep your feet

warm while you watch TV and some dogs enjoy watching TV too.

We strongly recommend taking your new puppy to puppy training classes where they

get exposed to other puppies, their owners and learn to listen and obey "with

distractions". This training is also needed to establish a good foundation. In the

youtube link below is a video of one of our pups, Ivy, that went to live with Lisa.

Ivy is just about 1yr old in the video. Prior to taking Ivy to training, her owner Lisa

was frustrated with how to train her new puppy. Once she became familiar how to

communicate and reward Ivy, than the progress has never stopped. Ivy is certified

for Therapy, and as a Service dog, plus she is now into sniff training for identifying

different smells. She continues to practice her prior training so that she doesn't forget

and also learns more all the time. That is the magic of knowing how to communicate

with your puppy through training.

This link below is The Dog Knowledge Service Dog Demo video, Starring Ivy, she is from our Sapphire / Watchie's 2011 litter, she lives in Charlotte was going to The dog knowledge for training and tricks. Ivy is awesome!!. Ivy made a commercial for Lowes Home imp. look for it. Her owner Lisa Kite spends a lot of time training Ivy, she knows an endless number of tricks.



Our General "new litter" process.

Basic process information :

We are located 1hour north of Raleigh, North Carolina, customers should be close

enough to drive out to pick up their puppy in person at 8wks old. Puppies that

need to be shipped have to been seen in person.

Below is an out line of the normal process for future expected litters, this along

with several email and a few phone calls along the way to discuss in more detail

your situation, timing and pick up schedule. If pups are already grown than a few

steps are no longer a point.

1) You fill out the attached puppy questionnaire and return to us.

There are no wrong answers we just want to know more about you so we know

what level of experience you have and what type of life style, yard or in lieu of a

yard you do what.... This will help us to know if you can handle an active dog or

need “us” to select one of the more relaxed puppies for you, and so on.

2) We'll send you an email with pictures when they are born, if they are already

born they are posted to the web.

The folks that have placed a deposit before they are born get the early picks, if a

person that has placed a deposit but can not decide on which puppy they want than

they will be skipped over for the next person to choose a puppy. Intent for early picks is

to quickly snatch up the best of the litter that matches your desired color/gender.

For new buyers that do not have experience with Aussies than we will assist with selecting

the best pup for a beginner. For therapy or service needs we will also recommend the selection of pup that best fits the need.

3) Puppies go into the Vet for tails to be docked and dew claws removed on day 2.

If you want the tail to be kept long then you'll need to be at the top of the list and decide within 24hours of the pups being born, as they have tails docked on day 2.

4) If you're interested in an available puppy, and your questionnaire has been accepted, than

let us know which puppy ID# you want to put a deposit on. You will need to email your choice in writing with parents names and puppy ID# example Blue Merle Male#3 or BMM3.

5) If you have not already placed a reserve deposit, we'll send you a PayPal

invoice for the non refundable $200 deposit and out line the balance amount due for which

puppy ID# you are submitting a deposit for. If you prefer to mail in a check that is

fine too.

  1. you pay the invoice or mail a check for the $200 non refundable deposit.

  1. We change the status to Sold with your name on the puppy page for that puppy ID#.

8) Puppies get dewormed at 2wks, 4wks, 6wks and 8wks here, and at 7wks go to the vet

to get their first set of shots and a micro chip, 15 digit international number.

9) We post updated pictures every couple of weeks til puppies are picked up

at 8wks old.

10) There are normally emails exchanged as folks have questions week to week

about their puppy's development stages, activity level at the age pictures updated.

when they learn to walk, learning to play, learn to pull on ears, eat solid food, etc.

  1. We discuss/arrange date and time for you to come out and pick up the puppy.

12) Balance may be paid in cash (not check) upon pick up. Or you may pay the

balance by PayPal prior to pick up date at 8wks. Balance is always due in full

at 8wks old, PayPal can be used if pick up is delayed. If payment in full can

not be made when puppy is 8wks old, seller has the option to sell the puppy

to another buyer and transfer your deposit to a future litter.

13) Puppies not picked up at 8wks may incur additional fees if additional shots

are required.

  1. We also have information at our Prod Info Page, recommendations for: Type of Food for you to buy, toys, collars, crate and other products like Sentinel and Trifexis 3in1.

You can get a lot of information by visiting the pages of our website. Testimonials,

Prior Litter , River Puppies . Available puppies on the Puppies Page,

pups that are sold are marked as SOLD.

Please Consider a Black Tri, they have the same great personalities, loving and loyal, as a blue Merle they are just a different color.

you can either reply to this email and than fill in the below puppy questionnaire,

or you can copy and paste the below into a new email to us and fill in your answers.

__ TEXT version * * * Puppy Questionnaire * * * __copy paste to reply email____

Below is our questionnaire; we get all kinds of people asking about our dogs, so

for our puppy€™s protection we need to ask these questions. Bottom line is, we want to

make sure you will take very good, loving, care of our baby for her entire life. And that

you have some history or personal knowledge with active dogs so that we do

not sell to someone that might abandon them because of their energy level.

Aussies are not for everyone, so please make sure that you understand the breed first.

1. We keep our dogs on monthly heartworm prevention, front line or similar, a diet

of a Premium dog food, Nuvet vitamins, and annual vaccines/vet visits.

If this puppy is sold to you, do you commit to providing this same kind of care?

2. Please explain what your experience has been with Aussies. If not with Aussies,

Than what types of dogs have you owned in the past that might be similar in

energy level.

3. Do you have a fenced in yard, Or Acreage with invisible fence, or other?

Please elaborate.

4. Do you have children at home? What are their ages?

5. What type of environment do you live in, country, city or suburb?

6. Please fill in your name and home address below.




7. Please include your phone number where I can reach you to discuss your adoption.

8. What hours are better to reach you?

9. How many dogs do you own?

10. How long have you owned your dogs?

11. Have you given up pets in the past, if so why?

12. Do you have a veterinarian, may we contact them?

13. What are your plans for this puppy?

14. Will he/she be alone during the day, for how many hours?

15. What activities are available during alone time?

16. What kind of training do you have planned?

17. What is your activity level, do you Plan to take the dog on frequent hikes or jogging?

18. Will he/she spend nights inside or outside? If outside, is there shelter available?

19. We would like to get an update (a few lines on how quickly he/she learns, gets along with other dogs and greets strangers) as well as photos with approximate height and weight twice a year for the first two years as he/she matures. This helps us in making sure that we continue to produce loving, intelligent and loyal puppies that are active, not hyper. Is this something that you are willing to commit to?

******* End of Questionnaire. *******

We look forward to your reply.

________ Facility information and pictures_______________

For pictures of our kennels see our website Other Pics page.

The Boys have 10'X40' runs with an adjoining 40'X60' exercise yard

Night time 10ft section has sides and top covered with dog house which opens to 30' long run that has 10' covered total 40' enclosure with 20' covered. For freezing nights they do go into our 30'x40' shop.

The girls have 2 larger play areas 30'x40' each for exercise and enjoy romping together.

Their night time kennels are covered 5X10 with a house. We also have a larger adjoining

exercise yard that is 40'X80' for them to run wide open that we put in summer 2015.

When they are further along in the pregnancy the females are brought into the house to have their pups.

    For other older puppies or dogs see the Older Avail.  Page                 










   NOTE: Buyers need to pick up puppy in person. 
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