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This page last updated 15 November 2016 12:13 PM

 

 

 

The babies arrived September 30, 2016

 

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If you do have an interest in a pup first please click on the following link to read more information about Mikatura pups.

Then send us an email and we'll put you on our list of people to notify when we do make plans.  At that time we will ask you

to fill in the questionnaire we ask any interested puppy buyers to complete!

 

More information & our Questionnaire for prospective puppy buyers

 

 

 

Interested puppy buyers, please note:  Although we will always keep in mind the colour preference of our puppy buyers we DO NOT place our pups in homes based solely on colour choice.  We evaluate the pups from day one and puppies are placed based on a wide variety of things including temperament, natural instinct, and suitability.  If you are interested in a puppy from an upcoming litter we recommend you complete our questionnaire and speak with us (via phone, e-mail or in person) after that.  When we have a litter planned we will notify you and we request a deposit from people interested in a pup.  A deposit ensures ONLY that you will be considered as a prospective home and we reserve the right to choose not to place a puppy in a prospective home at any time or for any reason.  Our first consideration is the safety and well-being of our puppies, from the day they are conceived until the day (hopefully long in the future) when they pass on. 

Please take time to read...

Is An Aussie Right For You?

 

 

From time to time we may have an adult Aussie available that we think is a good working prospect.

If you have a serious interest in a "ready to train" Aussie, please contact us at mikaturaaussies@gmail.com

for more information!

 

 


Please note, we DO NOT breed so called "mini" or "toy" dogs and ask that you read the following regarding them...

Recently there has been a rise in the movement to breed so called “miniature”, and sadly, even a “toy” version of what people would like you to believe are "variations" of the Australian Shepherd.  THEY ARE NOT!

Neither of these are recognized by any of the official Australian Shepherd clubs/organizations.  The Australian Shepherd  Club of America (ASCA), the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), the American  Kennel Club (AKC), nor the United States Australian Shepherd Association,  Inc. (USASA), recognize nor register these dogs.  The dogs are only recognized by their own breed clubs which have been formed since they were denied recognition by the above clubs.  They are NOT a 'variety' of the true Australian Shepherd, they are totally separate breeds.

We do not breed "mini's" or "toy's", will not allow our males to be used to breed to a "mini" or "toy" and will not recommend a breeder to you because we personally do not support the purposeful breeding of "miniature” or “toy” dogs that are then passed off as Australian Shepherds.

We breed our Aussies to the ASCA standards of excellence. This club require all of their members to abide by their rules and regulations and their Code of Ethics, and to be ever vigilant in the preservation and protection of the true Australian Shepherd.

Our best advice...find a reputable breeder and get a real Aussie!!!


Puppy socialization 101

Just A Dog?

I did not write this but I'm sure the man how did was a kindred spirit, I couldn't have expressed my own thoughts as eloquently as he did...

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or "that's a lot of money for just a dog".  They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog".

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog".  Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog", but I did not once feel slighted.  Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog", and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog" then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend", "just a sunrise"  or "just a promise".  "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.  "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.  Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.  So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.  "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man." 

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile...because they "just don't understand".

~ ~ Author Unknown

One Man's Special Tribute To A Dog

The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.

A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintery winds blow, and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the sores and wounds that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his Pauper master as if he were a prince.

When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in it's journey through the heavens. If misfortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies.

And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in it's embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even in death.

~~ From a speech given by Former Senator George Graham Vest of Missouri. Delivered in 1870 when he was acting as a lawyer in a suit against a man who had killed the dog of his client...He won the case.

Please check out our rescue page...click here...for more information about available rescued Aussies in Canada!

These days we're all inundated with information promoted by "animal rights" activists & their often misleading advertising.  We encourage all interested puppy buyers to visit

http://www.exposeanimalrights.com/

for information about PETA, HSUS & others who are trying to stop us from owning any animal, including our well loved family members, aka "pets".

Another great site, full of up to date information, is available from Americans Supporting Animal Ownership:


http://www.americanssupportinganimalownership.com

We are also always happy to help with information about other litters we know about...we know lots of good breeders all over the world that we can refer you to.

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