About Smarty & Roxy

WTCH Little Spot Smartly Painted RA DNA-VP "Smarty" X Int'l CH Roxy Pierce DNA-VP

We are offering Limited Registrations "ASCA" only on this litter.

For the "Limited Registration Pet Performance" homes, you need to take note that just because this litter will be ASCA registered only, does not mean that you are not allowed to enter your puppy to an AKC event! The only event you will not be able to enter them into would be a "Conformation" event. Other than this, you will be able to enter them into all other applicable events.

It will be required that you spay/neuter your dog from this litter which gives you the right to enter them into the AKC arena for their events. What you need to request is an ILP/PAL number. I have made a link under Questions and Answers that explains how to proceed. 

All puppies sold on limited registrations must be spayed or neutered no earlier than the age of 10 months of age and no later than 2 1/2 years of age. It is advisable to spay or neuter as late as you can. Please seek advise from your Veterinarian. 

For more information on this please review the Central Oregon Australian Shepherds Policies under our Questions and Answers tab. There is a link that explains when would be the best time to spay/neuter a dog. Because the Australian Shepherd is more so on the smaller side of a medium size dog, is the reason we chose that the earliest our dogs from our kennel shall be spayed/neutered is no earlier than 10 months.  Once we receive acceptable documentation from your Veterinarian is when we will release our name off of the ASCA registration papers to you. Then you will be able to enter them into any venue with AKC again, except "Conformation." And of course you can do this with both of our names on the ASCA registration paper work. Again, so long as they are spayed/neutered you are good to go!

The Non-Refundable Reservation Deposits will be placed in the priority in which we receive the deposits as to 1st puppy pick, 2nd puppy pick position and so on. By placing your deposit down secures your puppy pick position. It also shows us you are a serious buyer because of your deposit. If need be, you can also choose to forward your non refundable reservation deposit towards the next litter if the puppy you originally wanted gets picked by another buyer. We would also request that you ALL sign up for our newsletters because this will be how Central Oregon Australian Shepherds will communicate with you all. This eliminates hersay and any miscommunication with us all. We will ONLY communicate this way so everyone is informed of ALL conversations. Questions and Answers will be communicated and responded by our newsletter.  

Puppy Picks will happen at the very beginning of the 9th week. The 1st puppy pick buyer will choose their pick first. They will get a small window/hours to tell the Breeder which puppy they have chosen. This is of course after everyone has reviewed the results of the Volhards Puppy Aptitude Test. Then the Breeder will contact the 2nd puppy pick buyer who will do the same and so on until all of the puppies have been picked by all the Buyers. 

The Breeder will have a set date as to when the earliest the puppies will be able to go home. Each Buyer will need to make arrangements with the Breeder as to when the Buyer plans to come to pick up their little bundle of joy. It would be advisable to schedule your puppies Veterinarian Health Check by this time so that you have that all pre-arranged as you are required to take them in within 72 hours after puppy pick up. 

We really feel that the Volhards Puppy Aptitude test helps our Buyers get a better sense of which puppy would be best for their family. We do this so that you have a chance to see your puppy grow over time with our weekly videos we provide on our website to then finalize with the Volhards Puppy Aptitude Test scoring results we supply to you as to your "Final Puppy Pick" choice.

Both the Sire and the Dam of this litter both come from stockdog lines. The preferred buyer for one of these puppies would be an active pet performance home or a working ranch home. The puppies from this litter would not be for someone who wants a dog to lounge around the house all day. Someone who is a runner would be another ideal candidate for one of these puppies. 

We practice the"Volhards Puppy Aptitude Test"

The Volhards test is testing each puppy at 8 weeks old to help you evaluate which puppy you think would be best for you and your family. We will place a stranger to the dogs (who will be Mekenna Smith with Tri-Smith Aussies) in an unfamiliar testing area that the puppy has never seen or been at which will more than likely be our outdoor deck to do the testing for us on our testing day. We of course know who the stranger is but the puppies do not. 

Once the testing has been completed, we will send you their test results via email back to you and prior to this, if you're subscribed to our email you should have been sent a newsletter explaining to you what each testing score means. If you have not subscribed to our newsletter and are purchasing a puppy from us, please contact us so that we can add you to our newsletter as this is our form of communication with you as to what's happening next with the puppies.

When the 8th week "Volhards Puppy Aptitude Test" video starts, each test on each puppy will be in the order as shown below. 

  1. Socializing with others
  2. The willingness to follow a person
  3. Testing for dominance or submissive tendencies
  4. Testing of social dominance with a stranger
  5. Testing of any degree of dominance with a person in that they have no control, like at your Veterinarians office
  6. Testing each puppy to see how they react to retriving items from a person
  7. Testing their touch sensitivity
  8. Testing their sound sensitivity
  9. Testing their sight sensitivity and
  10. Testing on how they would react to sudden sounds from unfamiliar objects and in this order.  

*By the time the 8th week rolls around, you will probably have a pretty good inclination of which dog you like especially since you have already seen 7 weeks of puppy videos. On the 8th week you can then finalize which puppy you choose in the order of course we have received the non-refundable reservation deposits. 

This video shows you how we test each puppy!

With these videos, it really helps the buyer to see the different energy levels and temperaments of each dog. This helps you as the buyer to decided which puppy you think would work best for your family rather than choosing a puppy by its color combo, eye color or even gender.