Frequently Asked Questions

What Dog / Puppy Food do you feed?


Answer: Royal Canin Small Puppy Dry Dog Food




Do you give your dogs / puppies any supplements?


Answer: Yes, My dogs & puppies receive a vitamin called NuVet K -9 Plus. This provides essential vitamins & immune support as well as growth and development.




What testing is done on my breeding dogs?


Answer: I run a Full Aussie panel through Paw Print Genetics which consists of 9 tests, so we can guarantee you a happy, healthy puppy. Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA), Cone Degeneration (CD), Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Hereditary Cataracts (HC), Hyperuricosuria (HUU), Multidrug Resistance 1 (MDR1), Multifocal Retinopathy 1 (CMR1), Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 6 (NCL6), Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRA-PRCD)




What does my puppy come with?


Answer: Your new puppy will have a health exam by my vet prior to leaving. He / She will come with Limited ASDR registration papers (unless other arrangements have been made), will have been microchipped, current vaccination & worming history, health guarantee, collar & leash set, a small blanket that smells like mom & littermates, NuVet K-9 Plus sample and a small amount of food to get you started. (If flying your puppy they will come with health cert, and crate)




What vaccinations does my puppy come with?


Answer: Puppies will come with their first 2 vaccinations. They are administered at 4 wks. & 7 wks. This is to ensure proper protection against Parvo / Distemper The 4 wk. vaccine is: Nobivac® Puppy-DPv (Progard puppy-DPv) prevents Canine Distemper and Parvovirus
The 7 wk. vaccine is: Nobivac® Canine 1-DAPPv (Galaxy DA2PPv) prevents Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus Medical information will all be written out, so you can give that information to your veterinarian. You will work with your vet to map out the timeline for other needed vaccinations Your new puppy will have completed their worming schedule. Puppies tails and dewclaws have also been removed at birth.




Will my puppy be potty trained?


Answer: Puppies are litter box trained. I use horse bedding pellets. I start to introduce going outside around 5 wks., weather permitting.




What microchip do you use?


Answer: Your puppy will be microchipped prior to leaving. I use the brand Nanochip. It is the least invasive, little tiny chip. Fetch ID is Nanochip's's official recovery service for pet owners.
Online registration is fast & easy at www.fetch-id.com I also recommend registering your babies Microchip with https://www.freepetchipregistry.com Your baby will come with his / her microchip already registered in both places under me as the breeder. I ask that you go into these sites and register as the new owner.




How long have you been breeding?


Answer: I have been breeding since 2001. I started with the Standard Australian Shepherd and just love the breed. Then I found that they came in a smaller packages. Ones that can go anywhere with you and don't take up the whole back seat of your car. I was even more in love, brains, loyalty, athletic, hardy, and easy to train, all wrapped in a little package that you can easily take anywhere.




How do you socialize your puppies?


Answer: It is very important that puppies are properly socialized so they become well-adjusted dogs. I use the Puppy Culture Program. Puppies have been very well socialized around people, other dogs, children, and are very comfortable with a household environment. Parents and puppies are all house dogs. So puppies are use to the hustle and bussel of a home. I'm a firm believer that early socialization will help the puppy better adjust to new surroundings and life with you after you bring him / her home.




When will you be able to take the puppy home?


Answer: Puppies are able to go home at 8 wks if you are picking up or meeting me. If puppy is being flown to his / her destination and you are picking up at the airport, they will be 9 - 10 wks (depending on airline regulations)




Do you provide a health guarantee and a contract?


Answer: Yes I provide a 1 yr. health guarantee against genetic defect and that is defined in my puppy contract.




What requirements do you have for people looking to purchase one of our puppies?


Answer: I will require that you fill out my puppy questionnaire on the puppy page of my website. This lets me know what kind of lifestyle and activity level that you lead, so that I can better match you with the puppy of your dreams. A signed puppy contract, that I will send once we have talked.




What kind of treats do you give your dogs / puppies?


Answer: I give my dogs and older puppies pig ears, hooves, bully sticks, antlers, and soft raw bones, are the main bones / chews that my fur family gets.




What will I need when I bring my new puppy home?


Please see the link below for a list of items you will need when you bring your new baby home. New Puppy Checklist




How much do puppies cost?


Answer: Our prices reflect the genetic testing that ALL of our dogs undergo prior to breeding. We pride ourselves at Magical Toy / Mini Aussies in delivering beautiful, well-rounded AND HEALTHY pups. We want to match you with a companion that will live a very long & healthy life with you. Merles Female - $2000 - $2500 Merle Male - $2000 - $2500 Black & Red Tri Female - $1500 - $2500 Black & Red Tri Male - $1200 - $2500




How do I get on the waiting list for a puppy?


Answer: Please see our Waiting List page located in the tool bar above.




When can we come visit?


Answer: Here at Magical Toy Aussies we put a lot of time and money into raising high-quality Toy & Mini Australian Shepherds in our home. We are excited to work with serious buyers to find their perfect pup. If you are purchasing a puppy from me you are more than welcome to come out to meet the dogs and pick your puppy after puppies first vaccination at 4 weeks of age. But I'm sorry, I do not allow people to come to just "play with puppies" or meet the parents. We don't have a kennel, so you are coming into our home. We also require that you do not go to any other kennels or pet stores before coming to our home as we want to keep our puppies safe. We also do not allow other pets on our property nor do we let anyone handle any puppies that are under 4 weeks of age or that haven’t received there vaccination yet.




Why Do Puppies Nip And Bite?


Answer: Please Read This Article, It's a great read. Why Do Puppies Nip And Bite?





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