Little Bita Diesel Smoke.
He has been our foundation sire and has sired many an adorable puppy that will work, play, or hang out on your lap. He is a great little dog standing 11 1/2 inches and currently weighing about 15 lbs. Diesel has tested clear for PRA, PRCD & HC. He is an MDR1 carrier.
Hughes Toys Blue Denim Shaker aka "Dollar"
Dollar! There are not enough words to describe Dollar. She is an amazing, gorgeous dog and a fabulous momma! She has had the best looking pups that I think I've ever raised. Correct and gorgeous! If you are looking for a good solid working dog, show dog, agility dog, or simply an outstanding family member, you need to check out her babies. They have been phenomenal! Dollar has been tested clear PRA, PRCD & HC. She is an MDR1 carrier. Dollar stands 15 inches tall and weighs about 18 lbs. Dollar has now been retired and spayed. She remains here to live out her life as matriarch of the farm.
The Toy Australian Shepherd is a smaller version of the Standard ranging from 10"-14" in height. The Australian Shepherd (affectionately called an ‘Aussie’) does not actually originate in Australia. It is believed that some Basque farmers brought ancestors of these dogs with them when they emigrated to Australia, then subsequently to the United States during the 1849 California gold rush. However, the breed as it is known today was developed in the American Southwest over the next few decades. The Australian dog was crossed with several breeds in an effort to produce an animal able to deal with the harsh temperatures and demands of the American West. Breeding during this period was mainly focused on ability—speed, agility, and endurance--rather than appearance, which delayed the Australian Shepherd’s recognition as a breed. Australian Shepherds became popular pets after they were featured as rodeos performers in the 1950’s, and later in Disney films such as ‘Run Appaloosa Run’. The Miniature Australian Shepherd was created by selectively breeding small Australian Shepherds. It has increased in popularity in the last few years due to its combination of small size with high energy level and endurance.
The Toy Australian Shepherd is intelligent and eager to learn. It is relaxed, loyal, and devoted, bonding closely with family, even to the point of developing separation anxiety. Aussies are confident and lively; they are known to behave like puppies.
They are a great companion for children and other pets, especially if socialized as a puppy. It can be shy around strangers, as it is territorial by nature. Toy Australian Shepherds are affectionate and kindhearted. They are easily bored. The character and temperament of the Toy & Miniature Australian Shepherd, regardless of the size variation, is that of a herding dog. Most Aussies do not adapt well to a sedentary lifestyle. If you like to come home from work and just plop on the couch with the remote, this is not your breed. If you are looking for a dog that has a high intelligence level to be a major "partner" in your life that you can truly interact with, that is the Aussie. Many Aussies live on farms or ranches and thrive on the mental and physical stimulation of helping with morning chores However, there are many, many that live in cities. No matter where you live; your Aussie will be happiest to live with you. Most Australian Shepherds do not do well living a sedentary lifestyle. They thrive on mental stimulation and most will not be happy as a kennel dog. They need social interaction with their owners. Toy and Mini Aussies make excellent house dogs with appropriate exercise. The background of the energy level of the dogs in the puppies pedigree will be a good clue as to the energy level your puppy will have. This varies from bloodlines to bloodlines. Be sure you discuss the energy level of the dogs the breeder has that you are purchasing your puppy from.
The Toy/Mini Australian Shepherd requires relatively little grooming, but a thorough combing is required when shedding. Bathe only when necessary. Miniature/Toy Australian Shepherds can tolerate warm or cool climates and do well indoor or out. Aussies have a life span of 12-13 years and litters of 3-6 puppies.
The Toy/Mini Australian Shepherd is fun to train because it learns quickly and easily. Aussies are unusually eager to please and adept at a wide variety of sports and games, such as herding, Flyball, and agility competitions.
RCF Don't Fence Me In.
Dakota is our smallest girl coming in at just under 11 inches and maybe weighing 8 lbs. She is a little girl with a huge heart! Dakota has been tested clear for PRA, PRCD, & HC. She is an MDR1 carrier.
This is Faith (Hughes Toys Faith to Believe at RCF). Not the best picture of this girl and will update it when I can get her far enough away from me long enough to get a good picture. This girl is a drop dead gorgeous double blue eye tri with strong double BET lines top & bottom. She should produce blues with any of the males that I cross her on. Champion lineage. Faith stands 13" and 15 lbs. Clear PRA, PRCD, HC, MDR1 by parentage.
This is Pebbles (RCF She's Throwing Pebbles). There are no words for her either! She is out of Dollar and is so very much like her! I adore this little squirt! She's horrible to take pictures of because she's always in my face. Always! She is currently 11 inches and I expect her to make it to 12 inches and weigh in at about 15 lbs. She is a chunk! I also expect her to throw some phenomenal babies. Can't wait to see them! Pebbles is clear by parentage for PRA, PRCD, & HC. MDR1 status unknown. Super super little girl and the first one I've kept back. I'm very pleased with this girl.