Thank you for visiting Everready
Australian Shepherd's home on the Web.
Whether you are inquiring
about a puppy or adult, stud packet, or just general breed
information, we hope you enjoyed the site and that we can
further help you in your pursuit.
We are dedicated to the
Australian Shepherd. We participate in various dog related
events and breed only occasionally to produce
what we believe to be a quality Aussie that conforms to the
is intelligent and able to do what the breed was meant to do.
Our main focus is on doing all we can to produce a physically
and mentally sound individual.
Through our membership in
both ASCA and AKC, we are exposed to
points of view and educational programs, and we keep up on the
rules and regulations governing these clubs. We firmly believe
in the ASCA Code of Ethics
and abide by the ASCA Rules
and Regulations. Through our constant contact with other
Aussie breeders all over the world we have the opportunity to
share information and ideas concerning Aussies.
When we have puppies
available we ensure that our puppies are only sold to loving
committed homes and we do our best, though this questionnaire
and other means, to ensure a good match between the
personality of prospective owners and our puppies, that is why
we ask you to fill in this questionnaire, to help us get to
know you a little and to understand what you are looking for
in a puppy.
We are very protective of
our puppies...they are all raised in our home and are well
cared for and socialized during their time with us. Each and
every puppy receives a lot of love, play time and attention.
Even with all the attention, puppies going to a new home are
not a trained, well-mannered finished product…they are
puppies! They will have accidents and they will get in to
mischief, all part of being a puppy. We expect new owners to
finish the job we have started and help their puppy become a
mature, well-mannered Aussie by being responsible for the
further development of the puppy's personality through
structured discipline, training, guidance and most of all,
love. Also we keep in close contact with our puppy
buyers, they become part of our extended family! We're
always available to help you with questions or just about
This questionnaire serves
the purpose of helping us become better acquainted with the
people inquiring about our Aussies. It serves to present us
with a more complete picture of what you are looking for in a
dog and to help us match you as a potential buyer with a dog
that will, ultimately, turn out to be what you are looking
for. This questionnaire in no way constitutes a contract on
our part that there will be an Australian Shepherd available
for you, nor do your responses serve as the sole determinant
of whether or not a Australian Shepherd will be offered.
Also there are no right or wrong answers!
Although we will always
keep in mind the color preference of our puppy buyers we DO
NOT place our pups in homes based solely on color
choice. We evaluate the pups from day 1 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.
Because of the over
abundance of Aussies in rescue, most of our puppies are sold on
a Limited Registration, which means that if the dog is bred,
the resulting offspring will not be recognized or registerable
with the ASCA, CKC, or AKC. Puppies sold as companion
puppies are required to be spayed/neutered with no exceptions.
We will, under special circumstances and with outstanding
puppies, agree in writing to lift this Limited Registration
allowing the puppies to be bred once certain criteria are met.
Each puppy goes home with
a information packet, which contains information on training
and care of your puppy. You will be given a list of proper
equipment and supplies to obtain prior to bringing your puppy
home. At the time you purchase your puppy you will be asked to
sign a completed sales agreement. You will be given a copy of
all applicable registration papers, our health records and any
other information we feel you may need.
As much as possible we
evaluate each puppy's temperament and personality by observing
them during their development. We attempt to match the puppy
to the buyer to produce the best fit of puppy and family. The
order in which you will be allowed to pick your puppy is
determined by the order in which your name appears on our
waiting list along with a deposit being received by Everready
Aussies. Therefore, if having a number of puppies to
choose from is of importance to you, it is in your best
interest to complete and return this questionnaire in a timely
fashion. Although, all final decisions are made by
Please fill out
the questionnaire. You can either email it to us or send
it snail mail!
And please don't
hesitate to phone us for information about availability of
litters. We usually have a waiting list.