It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and it will soon be time for Fancy to be bred for her 2013 puppies. She has had a nice break from motherhood this year and running the yard with Swagger and Rosie has toned up her muscles so she is nice and trim and healthy at about 22 pounds and will have her 4th birthday in November.
If Fancy is on her usual schedule, she will be bred to Swagger in October for December 2013 puppies. This will be her third litter, but first for Swagger. I’m excited to see this cross. Fancy’s strong points are her nice Aussie conformation and bone and steady and friendly personality. Swagger is a smaller athletic dog with keen intelligence and has very bright merle colors to add to the mix. Both dogs have been in the show ring for their Int’l Championships as adults and have their health tests. They are registered NSDR as Miniature Australian Shepherds and AKC FSS as Miniature American Shepherds.
Lots of folks have inquired about this litter, and I will take deposits as soon as Fancy stands. The order that I receive deposits is the order that folks pick their puppies. I like to be sure everyone is healthy before I invite folks in to visit to choose their new playmate so typically wait until about 4-5 weeks. My puppies are weaned at about 6 weeks so they are ready for a vet check and shots at 7 weeks and are ready to move to their new homes around 8 weeks.
As you can see, my dogs are our house pets and travel partners and I do not have a kennel so having puppies in the house occasionally is a bright spot in my year.