Tried and True
It all started with True, our first aussie. He was so fun and lovable and a great introduction to Aussies. We loved the breed so much that we decided to get to know them better and to share the breed with others.
We are located in beautiful Northern California about an hour north of San Francisco. We raise our animals on our little 4 acre ranch. Here our dogs get to experience life with chickens, a cow, horses, cats and other dogs. They also get to grow up being handled by us and our 7 children. My sons loved playing frisbee with True and over the years have taught many of our dogs to enjoy frisbee. My daughters also enjoy doing agility with dogs here on our property and Natalie has received outside training as well.
We are always trying to learn more about the breed and good breeding practices. We have done genetic testing through Paw Print Genetics as well as working with a local vet. We want to provide puppies that make great companions and are true to the Australian Shepherd Breed Standard. We keep up current membership in ASCA and keep current in the AKC and the trainings they provide. We hope to continue to better the breed and to keep learning as we are go. We also have been enjoying getting to know Poodles and Aussiedoodles as we have added this breed to our program.
We are blessed to be doing this as a family. We couldn't do it without our children because they spend so much of the time socializing the pups and doing a lot of the work. It has been a joy to be able to provide wonderful companions for people and families in our area. We love to stay in contact and see the dogs as they grow. We enjoy the opportunity to meet so many people and to make new friends.
Tried and True Aussies
Standard Australian Shepherds
We work as a family to breed and raise dogs here on our little ranch. We homeschool our 7 children and we all enjoy working together. Our kids are still doing agility here on the property as well as with a local trainer and it is a great way to spend time with the dogs. This year we are also all going through the Recallers program with Susan Garrett (a trainer and agility champion from Canada).