There are health issuues affecting all purebred dogs and mixed breeds alike:
Most common are cancer, seizures and autoimmune diseases.
There is no genetic testing available at this time to identify markers.
Should your puppy be affected prior to three years of age, he/she will be replaced by me at no charge from a future litter. I do not require that affected dog be returned to me.
Replacement puppy may or may not be the same color or sex.
I usually have only one litter per year.
All puppies are sold on spay/neuter agreements. However, my contract clearly states that the sterilization must not be done until the dog is atleast twenty months old.
The reasons for this will be included in my pre-approval packet. . You must not over-vaccinate as well. This is one major cause of autoimmune problems. Do NOT administer Leptospirosis at any time and do not combine Rabies with other vaccines. Heartworm medication is also very specific: The only acceptable brands are Sentinel & Interceptor. If you use anything else
that contains Ivermectin, you run the risk of it killing or neurologically damaging your Aussie.
I will also provide you with a list of dangerous drugs that should never be given to Aussies.
We will discuss this at length and any violation of the above paragraph will nullify our contract.
I receive many inquiries for Miniature American Shepherds.
I do not have this breed. I would be happy to refer you to a reputable breeder .
I will not respond without an introduction from you. Thank you so much, Susan
GOLDEN GAIT AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS
AKC judge # 94953
ASCA SB judge # 2804
Susan Landry Whiticar