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What Honeycreek Australian Shepherds IS and IS NOT

We or rather the Wife and I are a lover of the breed and strive for nothing more than to have our family (our Aussie's) be in the best health and comfort as we can possibly give them. You see we absolutely love our friends and do the best by their needs not ours.

We do NOT classify ourselves as Breeders per the words definition but 2 people that enjoy the breed, enjoy their love they give to us and endeavor to bring out the best in the breed that we can.

No Aussie on this farm is kenneled or jailed however you desire to put it. They have free roam of our entire farm (except during calving then they are fenced off part of it) to play and do as they desire. Kennels maybe fine for some but not us.

The pure joy we get from our family of Aussie's and are able to turn around and give to another is our reward, money made from the sale of our puppies is minimal and usually just goes right back to their needs or desires. Yes a dollar is made but we are not like others, we are not in it for the money but for the smiles from our forever homes that the puppies are placed in and they are many.

Please read through the site for any questions you may have. Feel free to email or call us at any time with questions about us or the breed I will be more than happy to talk with you about our Aussie's or our way's of doing things around here.

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What Honeycreek Australian Shepherds Offers

We strive to offer nothing but the finest from the Australian Shepherd breed, our dogs are our family pets we did not get them to be breeders, money makers or any of that but for our loyal and loved family members. But we do love the breed and wish whole heartedly to maintain the standard of the breed by doing so we offer you nothing but the best we can give you.

All our adult Aussie's and our puppies born to them are AKC Standard Australian Shepherds why is that important for this reason, AKC ONLY recognizes STANDARD as the only Australian Shepherd there is. Do not be fooled by those offering Toy's or Miniature Aussie's yes they are out there Registrable threw other avenues but NOT by the American Kennel Club.

Why is this important to you? Because IF you desired to show your new Australian Shepherd in a AKC sponsored event you would not be able to as none of the other clubs are recognized by them, yes Westminster IS AKC only. Are the other clubs bad, no but think of this AKC has been around for many years, has a extensive database of all breeds, their characteristics, habits, health all stored in their database along with parentage. The others do not so there is a chance when you purchase a breed not AKC registered that it may NOT be a pure bred, why pay so much for a pet that is not pure in heart and soul.

I can register all our Aussie's with ASCA or any other club just by giving them a few documents and money, you cannot do that with the AKC people as they require parentage to do so. Now who do you want your dog registered by, the AKC people or some other club that gives you a it might be a pure breed, choice is yours to make just be very careful of your breeder. Make sure they are in it for the purity of the bred and not just for the dollar those are nothing but puppy mills trying hard to make money at the expense and health of the animal.

I am going to step on some reputable toes here and if you are one of them so be it. A lot of Aussie breeders price their puppies out by their show quaility or by their eye color (blue, double blue, brown, green) I really feel this is a joke and just another way for a breeder to get a extra buck. All our puppies whether they are for show or pet, whether they have 1 or 2 blue eyes or brown or green are all the same price the only difference inpricing we have is whether they are Merle or Tri colored other than that they are all equal and wonderful. Do you think one of your kids is more valuable than the other I sure do not so why is it some price their so called Loyal Family Members this way. Be wary of this when looking for your new friend, yes blue eyed Aussies are beautiful, yes Merle's red or Blue are fabulous. But ask for, no rather demand to see the parents and their pedigree preferably at least 3 generations or more, demand to see the parents. Why? Because to get those blue eyes or Merle colors they have to have a Merle background BUT 2 Merle's bred together is very dangerous for the dog. Blindness, deafness and even early death can occur. You see the Merle gene is good when their is 1 but 2 together is bad, lots of bad things can occur to the dog. So Demand to see parents, demand a parentage tree for your benefit and the animals well being. You will also see how they take care of their Aussie as by nature they love to run if kenneled then that natural instinct is jailed inside them and they are not able to release themselves, bad for growth of their natural abilities.

Official Standard of the Australian Shepherd

Developed as we know them in the USA the Australian Shepherd was officially recognized by the AKC Foundation in 1991 in the Herding Group category. The AKC ranking of the breed to date is ranked 18th as the most popular Dog breed in the world. They are very smart, work-oriented, have tons of energy, sitting around doing nothing does not agree with them at all as they love to work and play constantly. You can click this link AKC Aussie PDF to look at what the AKC people say a Australian Shepherd should be.

General Appearance: The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts. He is a loyal companion and has the stamina to work all day. He is well balanced, slightly longer than tall, of medium size and bone, with coloring that offers variety and individuality. He is attentive and animated, lithe and agile, solid and muscular without cloudiness. He has a coat of moderate length and coarseness. He has a docked or natural bobbed tail.

Valued by stockmen for their versatility and trainability all the while they continue to work as stock dogs and compete in herding trials. The Aussie has earned recognition in other roles due to their trainability and eagerness to please and are highly regarded for their skills in obedience.

The Aussie has considerable energy and drive and usually needs a job to do staying engaged so he/she does not get bored. Aussie's often excel at dog sports such as dog agility, fly ball, and frisbee. They are also highly successful search and rescue dogs, disaster dogs, detection dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs.

Your new Australian Shepherd Puppy

What To Expect from your new Australian Shepherd


The breed is typically highly energetic, requiring a great deal of exercise and attention, although some can be calm and easy-going. An Australian shepherd enjoys working, whether it is learning and practicing tricks, competing in dog agility, or engaging in any other physically and mentally involving activity. Dogs may show reserved and cautious guarding behaviors. They are kind, loving, and devoted to those they know. They are very loyal to their owners, and are rewarding dogs if treated well. Because the breed was developed to serve on the ranch, a job which includes being protective of its property, it is inclined to bark warnings about neighborhood activity. It is not inclined toward obsessive barking.

The Aussie is intelligent, learns quickly, and loves to play. This means that a bored, neglected, unexercised Aussie may invent its own games, activities, and jobs, which to a busy owner might appear to be hyperactivity: for example, an Aussie may go from being at rest to running at top speed for several "laps" around the house before returning to rest. Without something to amuse them, Aussies can become destructive. Aussies also do best with plenty of human companionship: they are often called "Velcro Dogs" for their strong desire to always be near their owners and for their tendency to form intense, devoted bonds with select people.

The Australian shepherd has a reputation as a highly intelligent and versatile stock dog with a range of working styles. A good working Aussie is quick, thoughtful, and easy with its stock. The ability for the breed to adapt to the situation and think for itself makes it an excellent all-around worker. For this reason the Aussie is often chosen to work unusual livestock such as ducks, geese, and commercially raised rabbits.

Australian shepherds can become extremely destructive if their energy is not directed in a positive way. These dogs require a minimum of 2–3 hours a day of play, exercise, and attention. They thrive in rural, ranch like conditions, and need space to run and play in an urban setting. The Australian shepherd is a high-spirited dog, that requires much attention and work. Teaching them tricks keeps them focused and happy, which also keeps their minds working. The breed also has great stamina and can live in a variety of terrain. That's why they are a popular pick as trail dogs and working dogs.

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