TEXAS RANCH AUSSIES AND LABRADORS!
I raise Mini and Toy Australian Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. I've had my Lab bloodlines for over 25 years. Labradors are the most versatile of all canines! I've had my Aussie bloodlines over 15 years. They are excellent family pets, but by nature, tend to become more attached to one person. These breeds are one of the most loyal!
I'm a small home breeder, meaning they're part of the family. I'm down right proud of my tender, loving Aussies and birdy, blockhead Labs! ALL of my pups are raised 'under foot'. No, I'm definitely not a certified kennel!! To be 'certified', they whelp 100 or more pups a year, so they are required to be certified! If you want a puppy mill kennel dog, my pups are not for you!
My Aussies are ASDR and Labs AKC registered. They are guaranteed to be 10 generation pedigree or longer. I focus on correct bone structure, physical conformation and temperament. All of my dogs are clear of genetic flaws and all of my Aussies are MDR1 negative. After all, excellent breeding is the very reason one buys a purebred dog!
These two breeds have wonderful qualities. They're excellent working dogs, service dogs, companions, travel partners, and family pets! By the time you get them, they're well socialized and spoiled. They've been exposed to children, large and small dogs, horses, cattle and more! If you're looking for a loving, loyal best friend, you've found them!
Aussies and Labs are happiest right next to their owner. Because of their tender and devoted natures, they form lasting bonds. Aussies have full, soft coats that need very little maintenance. Labs have short hair and most of mine are soft because they're part English Lab. These breeds are natural watchdogs and have been known to give their lives protecting their loved ones. They're very intelligent and full of energy; they want to run, swim, fetch, hike, play with you and other dogs, and go for rides in the truck. They'll watch over children, romp with them and be an endearing best friend. Aussies can be reserved towards strangers and both breeds can be quite protective of their property and family.
Aussies and Labs have earned recognition in a variety of skills because of their loyalty, intelligence, and eagerness to please. They excel as service, therapy, medical alert, and visiting dogs and Labs are excellent search and rescue and guide dogs. Both breeds are highly regarded for their abilities in obedience, agility, and fly ball, and, of course, Labradors love to compete in Field, hunting and retrieving.
Be wary of buying an Aussie pup from those breeding Aussies born with natural bob tails, or breeding merles to merles, or breeding Aussies with a lot of white. These practices increase the odds of deaf and/or blind offspring, along with other abnormalities.
I've used only 'Exclusive' dog food for over 10 years (before no additive dog food was cool). It has no fillers, additives or meals and is available at most locally owned ranch feed stores. If you need help finding a dealer near you, let me know.
I make every effort to place my babies in loving homes, where they'll be lifelong companions. It's important for you to be certain they'll fit in with your lifestyle and family. Below are some good reference websites about Aussies and Labrador Retrievers.