Each Great Oaks puppy is hand raised with love and socialization, in a clean home environment. They receive one-on-one handling targeted at stimulating their neurological sensors and enhancing intelligence, as well as building trust.
Every litter is planned with careful attention to creating ideal puppies that are true to breed standards of health and conformation, while preserving the loving, intelligent nature that Australian Shepherds are noted for.
We are selective about approving homes for our puppies. Please fill out our questionnaire and return it to us. We would also welcome any questions from you.
All of our puppies can be registered with AKC and UKC. Most are eligible to be registered with ASCA, AKC and UKC.
Puppies are wormed regularly. Shots are started at 6 weeks, and vaccine schedule is sent home for the new owner in the puppy packet. We strongly recommend 'INTERCEPTOR' for heart worm treatment, and FRONTLINE PLUS for flea and tick treatment.
Our puppies are carefully checked by us and our licensed Veterinarian to make sure they are healthy in every way. we offer a written health guarantee on every Great Oaks Aussie.
A Puppy Packet goes home with each puppy that has pedigree, registration papers, basic training information, shot and worming schedule, feeding instructions and more.
We ship puppies in the continental US at buyer's expense, and prefer Delta Air Cargo. The costs for shipping are an additional $400.00, which covers the flight and extra expenses involved. With puppies being flown out, I need the full payment 2 weeks prior to the shipping date.
We need full payment at puppy pick up- please, no personal checks. Prefer cashier's check, cash, or Postal money order. (I can accept credit cards, but need to charge extra to cover the surcharge.)
Puppies are to be neutered between 6 and 12 months.
We reserve the right to make the final decision as the the home we feel would be the best fit for the puppy or dog being placed.
We always welcome our Great Oaks Aussies back, should unforeseen circumstances arise.
Feeding a high quality food is of UTMOST importance to the health of your dog. Check out the 5 star food list on WWW.DogFoodAdvisor.com to find the best food available in your area. We feed 'Victor High Pro Puppy' available at many stores, and also at Chewy.com. Many 4 to 5 star foods are quite expensive. If you are watching your budget, you could also consider '4Health' Premium dry food from Tractor Supply, rated 4.5 stars. The 'Victor', and '4Health' are both about $1.00 per pound. Always stay aware of any recalls, by continuing to check online for updates on the food that you choose.
I recommend the 36" folding wire crate(with the divider, for a small puppy) for crate training. We begin to introduce crate training, which will also facilitate in house training. Every puppy will also be started on leash training, and we include a free little collar and leash with the puppy packet.