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A  collaborative  effort  with  Cheryl  to  get  our  first  Kirk  puppies  -  yeah !  
Cheryl  is  ready  for  a  new  performance  puppy  and  we  are  both  very  excited  about  these  long  awaited  Kirk  babies.  Thanks  Cheryl  &  Mike  for  getting  little  Kirk  to  Texas  and  for  visiting  us  once  again.  

We  decided  to  breed  little  Kirk  to  2  of  my  bigger  girls  ( Luna  &  Thistle ),  in  hopes  of  ( at  least )  one  of  the  girls  blessing  us  with  pups.  We  will  be  happy  with  either  cross,  but  Cheryl  has  loved  Wizard  since  the  first  time  she  met  him  and  is  so  happy  that  Luna  acts  just  like  him.  I  have  been  waiting  for  the  Thistle  and  Kirk  cross  for  a  couple  of  years  now.  

This  will  be  first  litters  for  both  girls.  Luna  is  from  Wizard's  last  litter  and  Thistle  is  from  BoJangle's  very  last  litter.   Both  girls  are  nice  tempered,  healthy,  very  athletic  and  have  a  good  "off  switch".  Web  pages  for  both  girls  are  coming  soon  . . . ( I  had  their  pages  saved,  but  forgot  to  publish  them  and  they  were  lost  when  the  desktop  program  crashed ). 

If  you  are  interested  in  one  of  the  puppies  from  either  cross  and  would  like  to  get  on  our  waiting  list,  please  call  or  send  an  email  with  information  about  yourself  and  the  type  of  puppy  you  are  hoping  to  acquire (  tammy.flaga@juno.com   /  ( 832) 818-2939  ).   Thank  you.  

       Below  are  the  prospective  mommies  saying  "good-bye"  to  Pastor  Mike.  
       Kirk  tells  Luna  "that's  my  daddy"  and  Luna  tells  Mike  "please  don't  go"   : ) 
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Click  here  for  cute  photos  of  some  of  our  previous  puppies  
                   ( these  pups  are  no  longer  available,  but  still  fun  to  see )
                              Updated  November  5,  2018 

  Puppies  sired  by  the  multi- talented  Cap't.  Kirk  have  arrived !  

We  have  more  red  tri  pups  than  anticipated,  so  I'm  making  several  pups    available  to  loving  family  homes  after  evaluations.  Below  is  Thistle's  bundle.  

We  have  4  additional  red  tri  pups  in  Luna's  litter.   Kirk  likes  to  clone  
himself  -  LOL .   So  now  we  have  some  lovely  puppies  who  will  be  looking  for  their  forever  families  come  mid-  December.  

     See  the   " AVAILABLE "  page  for  more  info  and  photos. 
Pups are born and raised in our house, are handled daily and are exposed to normal household noises ( TV, vacuum, kitchen, etc ). They also experience many other age appropriate sensory experiences to help get them ready for their future careers. They are vet vaccinated and health checked. Our puppies are evaluated for structure and temperament at 7-8 weeks of age, which is when I can get a pretty good idea of the type of home they would do best in. We prefer proven performance homes for our pups because in the 30 years that I have had Aussies, I find that these homes are usually 
best suited for most Aussies (& MAS). Puppies going to non-show or non-performance homes must be spayed or neutered at the age appropriate time and our contract states that the dog is not to be bred.  

Puppy prices depend upon many factors :  size, parents, titles, co-own, contract, etc.   
I do give discounts to proven performance homes, buyers coming from out of state, buyers who have (had) another dog from me - and private treaty agreements.  
The average price for a fully guaranteed family companion (non-breeding) can range 
in price from $800. to $1,500. and can depend upon size, color and gender.  This is 
not because I feel that one is better over another (all the pups are equal as far as I'm concerned), but demand is higher for some (blue merles, blue eyes, females, etc.), 
so those pups can help cover part of the cost of having the litter (if any are for sale). 

I don't breed often and primarily breed to get a puppy for myself.  My pick pup almost  always lives it's entire life out with me or it's co-owner.  One exception would be a dog that would do better in an only dog household, but that is rare. Since breeding is not 
a business for me, I don't have a turn-over in dogs (mama's & studs). Some of my 
most favorite dogs have lived a long life with me and I never had a chance to breed 
them, although I would have liked to. Since breeding is a lot of work (when done right) and I don't have a lot of time to devote to breeding, a co-own (partner) home is always welcome and considered for my pick of the litter pup.  However, I do not want my pick pup in a breeder home that does not intend to keep their dog for life. My hope is to find that forever home where the dog will be part of the family and get to participate in activities and would allow me to get a puppy back from that dog (in the future and only after the dog is deemed worthy of reproducing). 
2018 -  DUE  OCTOBER    (  see  above  )  


2018 -  January  2018  (  6  puppies  -  all  but  one  was  titled  or  had  Q's  by  6  months of  age ) 

2017 -  NO  LITTER   

2016 -  WE  HAD  ONE   LITTER   ( MINI )   1 male  &  3   females  -  all  red  tri

2015 -  WE  HAD  ONE   LITTER  ( AUSSIE )  just  2  pups   ( 1 male  &  1 female )  
             FLAGTREE  or  PRIZM  dogs  sold  by  me, come  with  
              a  money-back  health  and  temperament  guarantee.

* I don't often have puppies available, so I maintain a waiting list and give priority to performance homes and to people who have proven to be good owners to another of my dogs. Why ? .....

These are herding breeds that enjoy activity and owners who invest time and training into their canine companions are tops in my book. Some Aussies and Mini American Shepherds are less active and do well in less active homes, but owners willing to go the extra mile for their dogs get the first choice in pups (after evaluations). Our puppies are NOT SOLD on a first come basis, as we always get the first pick puppy from each litter and we generally have people waiting on a specific type of puppy ( gender, size, color, agility, etc. ). 

* I don't have pre-sale forms that need to be filled out nor do I take deposits before the new owner meets the puppy. Why ? ....

I've found that many "pet" homes want a puppy "right now" and they are just shopping around for availability or color, so there is no need for me to gather "forms" unnecessarily or lock someone in with a deposit. Since breeding is not a business for me, I never know when I will plan another litter, so I'm not willing to hold a deposit until a next litter. Normally the performance homes will wait on the right pup and some folks have waited a couple of years for that special team mate, so I am grateful for those types of homes. 

* I require phone calls and encourage pre-visits before I agree to sell someone a puppy or dog. Why ? ....

This allows me the opportunity to ask questions and to see whether a certain pup would be suitable for the family, their environment or their lifestyle. Talking with someone on the phone and /or personally meeting them ahead of time is much more enlightening than an internet 
"form & deposit". Also, the prospective owner may find this breed of dog is just NOT quite right for them after all. For instance, some callers do not realize a few snippets of information such as :

  1) Yes, this breed does shed - lightly year round & heavy seasonally.
  2) Yes, requires daily exercise - and some dogs more than others.
  3) Can become protective of their family or property. 

Australian Shepherds / Mini American Shepherds are attractive dogs, but they are not a good breed for all owners. My hope is to have my puppies placed in their forever homes once they 
leave our home. Face-to-face and phone "interviews" can help me decide if the prospective owner is dedicated to providing 12-15 years ( on average ) with their new family member. 

* I will not ship an unaccompanied puppy or dog. The new owner must physically observe the puppy on my premises and then fly home with the puppy. Why ? ....  

First of all, so that YOU (the buyer) knows first hand what you are getting and you are happy with the puppy. Secondly, according to USDA law : If breeders allow BUYERS to physically observe the animals before or during PURCHASE and on the premises where they were born & raised, the breeder is NOT subject to USDA licensing. Since Sept. 2013, the new APHIS "Retail Pet Rule" 
was enacted to ensure the internet-based businesses SELLING pets and also dog or cat breeders SELLING  pet animals "SIGHT UNSEEN" - ( over the net ) must be licensed by the USDA and inspected by APHIS. Typically these are "volume breeders" ( breeding as a business venture ). 

While I rarely ever "SELL" a puppy, in keeping with the new rules I'll REQUIRE a visit to our home either "before or during purchase". If you are NOT PURCHASING ( buying ) a puppy or dog from me at the time of the current litter, I may still allow a visit to meet the litter and our dogs during a 
group play date. 

Upon request I can provide references from people who have acquired a dog from me and who have been to my home. Folks from all walks of life ( including doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, judges, nurses, etc ) have come to visit our dogs at our home and most everyone wants to come back for more visits. We love our dogs and have fun playing with them and showing them off  : )