Meet our girls...

All my dogs are registered and all their puppies will be registerable. Please email me with any questions.

Genetic defects explained and all my dogs are tested except for hips if they are not old enough for the x-rays. ...Click Here

   
 
sister

Sister

Smilie/Frankie daughter who is negative for all genetic defects by parentage and is also a small mini standing 14 inches and weighing about 28lbs with a huge hair coat which makes her look heavier.

 
Tinker

Tinker

Panda/Chaz daughter who is negative for all genetic defects by parentage, she is just a year old so won’t be bred for awhile, she is a small chunky mini weighing in at about 28lbs and only 14 inches tall.

 
Rosie

Rosie

she is negative for all the aussie genetic defects but we need to do the DM test and get her hips xrayed at age two.

Red tri, intact female

 
Queenie

Queenie

  • DOB: 1/30/2012
  • EYES: Blue
  • HEIGHT: 15 "
  • PRA/prcd: Neg
  • CEA/CH: Clear
  • CERF: Clear
  • MDR1: Carrier
  • OFA HIPS: Too Young

Blue Merle, intact female

 

Panda

11/09/2014, Black tri, intact female, . She is negative for all the genetic defects.

 
Whitney

Whitney

  • DOB: 12/25/12.
  • EYES: Blue
  • HEIGHTH: 15 "
  • PRA/prcd: Carrier
  • CEA/CH: Clear
  • CERF: Clear
  • MDR1: Clear
  • OFA HIPS: Too Young
  • Bruski/Chaz daughter
  • Black tri, intact female

 
Simone

Simone

  • DOB:
  • EYES :
  • HEIGHT:
  • PRA/prcd:
  • CEA/CH:
  • CERF:
  • MDR1:
  • OFA HIPS:
 
Maggie

Maggie

  • DOB: 10/28/12
  • EYES: Brown
  • HEIGHT: 14"

 neg. for all genetic defects by parentage

 

 

All my girls started out as Miniature Australian Shepherds registered with NSDR and ASDR but now all my girls and boys are registered with AKC as Miniature American Shepherds. There is quite a bit of controversy over the name change but everyone needs to remember their origin in spite of the name change, they are still Miniature Aussies to me..

On the genetic testing, if it says “N” it means normal, if it says “M” it mean they are carrying one Mutant gene and can pass it on to their offspring.  In the case of MDR1 you can avoid problems by following the list that will be provided by the breeder and also showing it to your veterinarian so your puppy will not get the offending medication.  Otherwise MDR1 does not affect their health.

The CERF is done yearly and is to check their eyes for any abnormalities.

The OFA for hips cannot be done if the dog is under two years of age and cannot be done if the female is in heat or pregnant.

The dogs who’s birth dates are not listed is because I recently purchased them and haven’t gotten their papers yet.

The ones that say PENDING means I’m either waiting for results or have ordered the kits and are waiting to get them.

I try to keep the price of my puppies affordable and I want to produce puppies that are free of serious genetic defects.  The testing is costly and time consuming but be assured that for the price you pay you are getting some of the best puppies on the market today.  All this testing makes it easy for me to guarantee my puppies and leaves you with the peace of mind that you will not have a defective adult mini aussie down the road a few years.

I want your experience of getting your new forever friend from me to be a good one and I want you to have many years of pleasure and enjoyment with your puppy.  Remember, happy, healthy aussie’s come from AP RANCH.

 

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~ Favorite Quotes ~

"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket

and then give him only two of them."

                                                            Phil Pastoret


"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will be not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

Sam Butler


There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

   Ben  Williams


Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." 

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole” 

 

Roger Caras


"My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am."

Unknown   

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