This will be the page to bookmark if you want to see all the latest pictures of these puppies as they are growing up.
I will add new pictures and change the date as updates are added. Check back often, I hope to add new pictures every few days so you do not want to miss a set of photos. The puppies will start to grow and change quickly now.
Page 1-4 (first week page) will stay online until the puppies are about 6 months old. Then they will have a grand-dogs page of their own with the pictures that are sent to us by their new families as they grow up.
It has been such a blessing to us that a majority of our previous puppy owners agreed to and have kept us up to date on all the progress of their puppy. We treasure each email, card, visit and photo we recieve. Most of the pictures are added to the site shortly after we get them.
It is important to us to keep track of how each puppy is doing for several reasons:
First it helps us to decide if the breeding between the two parents produced exceptional enough puppies that help to preserve and possibly improve the Aussie breed.
Second it helps us determin if there are any problems such as inconsistant size, color, coat, or temperment that the cross produced. Liksewise we want to know if the puppies are just so wonderful that we should consider doing this again in the future. That tends to be the case with our puppies 99% of the time.
These are the top reasons as far as being a caring breeder but personally I love to here about the accomplishments of each puppy.
No matter how large or small the Australian Shepherd is capable of learning just about anything. It is my hope that the puppy people get from us is a valued companion, member of their home, and excellent friend.
Our previous Aussies are doing all different things such as one has just gotten a flyball excellence title, another certified therapy dog, another being herding trialed, some are shown in conformation, some in agility, and some in obedience. Some are taking long walks, playing fetch and being cuddled in front of the TV each night. But no matter what you do with your Aussie I am and will be equally proud of each one of you.
If you have one of our Aussies and it is laying across your feet each night and you enjoy playing ball with him then I will be just as proud to hear about that as the person who just got a title on their Aussie from us. As long as your enjoying your puppy from us and give it lots of love and care we will be happy. Our main goal is that our Aussies are in good loving homes where they get loads of love and attention no matter what you do with the dog.
Now enough talk on with the new puppy pictures~!~ Be sure to hold your mouse over the puppy pictures on our site!
ALL 3 BOYS TOGETHER
THE 2 MERLE BOYS SNUGGLE
2 OF THE GIRLS
This page was last updated on: February 8, 2004
2 week old puppy pictures ~!~ More to come soon!!!
PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE OUR PICTURES LOAD
Some of the puppies have their beautiful blue eyes open and some have just begun to open the inside corners of their eyes. They have just learned to growl at one another! Funny how some of them learned to do this even before their eyes opened. They have just begun to get up on their unsteady legs and can walk for a few steps before falling over. They are so adorable right now!!!! I hope to have better pictures up in a day or so.
We have decided nicknames for a few of the puppies.
Hold your mouse over the pictures to see who they are.
Lil Boo is my nickname cause I look just like grandma!
My new name is Gizmo!
They call me Spec for special
Hi I am thunder!!!!
new pictures dated 6-5-03 below
FINALLY MEET MINNIE !!!!!
This week has been a week of so many first for the puppies!
Their first teeth came in, and then more teeth came in! ASK KEEPA!
Their eyes are now all open.
They can hear me, when I walk in the room they jump up and watch for me.
They began eating solid food for the first time. See pictures!
They had a visit from the Pritchard family who will be getting a puppy.