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Australian Cattle Dog Puppy For Sale in SANTA MARIA, CA

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Date Listed: 11/30/2016
Date Expires: 12/07/2016

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Seller Name: Michelle
Location: SANTA MARIA, CA 93454
(805) 268-3060


Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Price: $700
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

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Age: 9 Weeks Old
Color/Markings: Red meral
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Shipping Area: Pick Up Only
Payment Method: Cash
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Beautiful red meral austrialian sheapherd very smart very alert loving pup

Items Included: Current vaccine docked tail health grantee

Australian Cattle Dog

A.K.A. : ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler
Overview: Though native to Australia, the Australian Cattle Dog is used on farms all over the world. They have a need for lots of activity and enjoy herding just about anything they can find.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 35-45
Height (in): male:18-20, female:17-19
Colors: Blue or blue-mottled with or without other markings; Red speckled. Puppies born white, but get color within a few weeks.
Coat: The outer layer is weather-resistant, short and rough. The inner layer is thick and short.
Character: Australian Cattle Dogs are intelligent and very eager to work. They're loyal and very rarely bark
Temperament: This breed is great with other dogs and children, if adequate socialization has occurred early on.
Care: The Australian Cattle Dog requires occasional brushing and combing.
Training: This breed is very intelligent and, therefore, trains quite easily. Keep him well occupied with opportunities for interactive play.
Activity: The Blue Heeler needs a lot of exercise.
Country of Origin: Australia
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and deafness.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Australian Cattle Dog Breed

Before getting a new puppy, make sure you are prepared to share your life with a new family member for the next 15 or more years! Owning a dog is a big responsibility!

Questions You Should Ask the Breeder

1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free. 

2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want? 

3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted? 

4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog. 

5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?

6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended. 

7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment? 

8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications? 

9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later. 

10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled. 

11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it? 

12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy. 

13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older. 

14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually. 

15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.

16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.

Get your questions answered and feel very comfortable with your new puppy. 


 
 
 
 
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