PUPPIES

Check out our litter plans.

We are planning puppies for 2021!

If all goes well, Irra is going to have puppies in 2021. 

More info to follow on this page

IRRA

Quickbeam Solenopsis Gallica STDsd OFTDs

  • General info
  • Health
  • Activities and exams

Registered name: Quickbeam Solenopsis Gallica STDsd OFTDs
DOB: 1. 3. 2018
Registered with: ASCA
COI: 12,46%
Color: red tri
Tail: long
Height: 51 cm
Weight: 17 kg
Owner: Katja Crček

Hips:: A/A
Elbows: 0/0
OCD: 0/0
Back: ok

PRA: carrier (+/-)
DM: carrier (+/-)
MDR1: clear
HSF4: clear
CEA: clear
CMR1: clear
Hiplaxity I: clear
Hiplaxity II: clear
HUU: clear
IGS 3: clear
MH: clear
NCL 6: clear

Activities

- herding
- rally obedience
- hiking

Exams

Passed BH/VT exam

ASCA titles: STDsd OFTDs

Competitions

About Irra

This is what Irra’s owner Katja wrote about her:

Irra is a dream come true since I always wanted a puppy from Beam, and Nadja choose the perfect male for her – Rango. She was such an easy puppy: obedient, very responsive, fast learner, lots of self control, chewed nothing, relaxed but acting as clown all the time. Big thanks goes to her older »brother« Badger, he helped me raise her and did a great job. They get along so well, as a puppy she always looked up to him and she would follow him everywhere and did everything he did, so getting used to new things and places was a piece of cake. When she hit puberty, we had some problems with fear of strange people and dogs but she is getting better and better.

She is reserved towards strangers, but can easily be bought with food and toys. She also has guarding instinct and will protect our house, but she is never aggressive. Otherwise Irra is a little clown, always jumping around, always happy about little things, very curious, she never gets frustrated or annoyed; she’s not at all reactive. She can be drama queen and talkative, but never barking while working. She needs a lot of love and attention, she’s always around and wants to help. She is easy to live with, I can take her everywhere with me – public places, coffee, stores, camping, she has no problem settling down.

Working with her is a pure pleasure. We tried herding, obedience, agility, nose work, frisbee and more is to follow. No matter what we do she is a shining star, she always puts 100% into it. We did a lot of shaping as a puppy and she was so smart, learning super quick and always offering new behaviors, stepping and jumping on objects etc., so easy so work with. I think she is a born obedience dog, it comes so naturally to her, she’s always looking at me, very enthusiastic and finds obedience super fun. Herding with her is a balsam comparing to Badger, she’s gentle, calm and thinking, doesn’t nip or bite for now, but she is still young and needs more experience. We just started with agility but she is already very fast and listens to what I say.

MR. X

Male will be announced later

My goal

My goal is to breed Australian shepherds that have the originial working ability and are healthy with a stable character.

I believe that it’s really important for dogs to grow up in a safe and stimulative environment. The socialisation period whilst in the litter can never be replaced. 

Our puppies as well as our dogs live in the house with us, so they are used to people, other dogs and different sounds from the beginning. 

When they are old enough, we take them outside where they meet new things and challanges. We expose our puppies to different materials (wood, metal, grass, tiles…) and provide them with all sorts of stimulative objects like tunnels, small obstacles made from different materials, all sorts of toys and so on. When they are old enough we take them for short car rides and trips. We make sure they meet other friendly dogs from our friends and also different people of all ages.

Each puppy gets individual attention. When they are old enough this also includes getting used to a collar and leash, we start using clicker with them and start with basics of recall, luring and so on.

Our puppies are mostly fed with home prepared food which includes all sorts of different ingredients: different protein (goat dairy products, beef, poultry, pork…), different vegetables, fruit and grains. When they are 6 weeks old we also introduce them with kibble, so they are used to different kind of foods.

Our puppies:

  • get ASCA pedigrees
  • are 8 weeks old when they leave us
  • are fed with high quality puppy food and home prepared food 
  • are microchiped
  • are dewormed multiple times
  • have their first eye check before they leave

For the puppies I’m seeking active owners who want to work with their dog either in a dog sport in search and rescue or herding. Because Australian shepherds need to live with their people they are not suitable for living in the back yard or in a kennel.

About Australian shepherds:

If you are interested in Australian shepherds, I believe it’s very important to know that Australian shepherds are a working breed with strong herding and guarding instinct. Even though they look nice and friendly they can be chalenging and need consistency and clear rules. They are very active and need a lot of work and attention, both mental and physical. Among the common problems Australian Shepherds owners might encounter with their dogs are reactivity, fearfulness, excessive guarding (which can be seen in relation to humans or dogs), chasing game, chasing runners and cyclists and so on. Certainly these problems are not something that is in the goal of breeding, especially in the modern urban world, but it is something which can happen and is worth keeping in mind.

If the negative characteristics have not dissuaded you from thinking about getting an Australian shepherd, it’s also important to say that the Australian Shepherd can be marvelous companions. What makes them amazing is their will to work and love for working with their owners in any activity you can imagine, be it herding, search and rescue, dog sports or just being active together.

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