|Dogs that live with me at Radiant Aussies, the
rest are owned by friends and relatives.
|Australian Shepherds - in smaller sizes
|My dogs are all Australian Shepherds, they are bred with high working and
herding ability. I have chosen to concentrate on producing dogs under 18",
this is one reason why I can not always be sure if one of my pups may go
over that size when full grown. They are beautiful, intelligent, loving and
social dogs with a deep desire to please and to work for their families.
However, they retain strong guarding and herding instincts that enable
them to be great all around workers. I have been involved with Miniature
sized Aussies since 2000. In that time, I have showed almost all of my dogs
to many championships. Look at their individual pages for their
accomplishments. All dogs in my breeding program will be OFA good or
better and CERF clear, plus any other tests available. All pups will be
guaranteed when leaving for their new homes, and most will be sold on a
spay/neuter contract. Only the most exceptional pups will be considered
as show/breeding quality, and then will be placed with the utmost scrutiny.
My first reason to breed any of my females is to better my breeding
program so I have first pick of any litter I breed. This is the reason I can
not be sure what pups will be placed until 8 weeks, when all of the tests are
done. All inquires are welcomed, as I love chatting about this wonderful
little dog. If at all possible, please e-mail me rather then call, as it is much
easier for me to get back to you, then by phone. Thanks!
|Radiant Aussies has been involved with and enjoying the Miniature Australian shepherd for
almost 20 years. Cori and I were blessed to get involved at the height of the breed. We met
many wonderful people that mentored us and taught us so much in the beginning. As we grew
in knowledge and built many more friendships with other breeders and also with all the people
that we placed our beloved puppies with, we truly couldn't have enjoyed this breed more. We
and our friends and relatives showed our dogs to more wins then we could have ever
imagined. Attaining many Grand Champions and winning top positions at many Nationals
over the years. We have come to a point in our lives that we have to make a big decision The
majority of the Mini Aussies of the past have opted to go AKC and change the breed standard
and their name to Miniature American shepherds. I personally still feel my dogs are
Australian shepherds in a smaller package, not just an off spring of the breed. I have no ill
will for those who choose to go AKC and am still good friends with many that have. My dogs
bloodlines are in many of the top winning Mini Americans today and for that I am very proud.
In order to really get to the top in AKC you have to use handlers which is something I do not
want to do. That is what we enjoyed most about showing the Mini Aussie was becoming and
staying friends with all the people we competed against.. To that end, we have decided to stop
breeding and showing this wonderful breed. We have a list that has been waiting for sometime
to get a second pup from us, so we plan on one more litter this spring. We hope to fill the
wishes of those that have been waiting, but we are not taking anymore names and if you want
to see if you are on the list you can contact me. We can not promise anything as we will not be
breeding just to fill orders, this would totally go against the policies we have been so proud of
over the years in placing puppies and the reason we bred in the first place. Thank you from
the bottom of our hearts to all the wonderful friends we have found through this fantastic
breed of dogs.
| Ellie, (Striker/Opal litter) 07/03/12 and her new friend Willa,
(Cargo/Sweets litter) 09/14/2018 enjoying their Maine winter wonderland.
Thanks Herb and Kelley for keeping us updated on them both!
|Please keep Kelley and Herb in your prayers. We
are saddened to report that they lost their beloved
Ellie, to a sudden internal ailment. We are all heart
| Atty & Otto in 2006
| Otto now!