Desert Willow Aussies
Specializing in ~ Companion ~ Sport ~ Herding ~ Service
No Breeding Rights will be offered...
"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and
every home would have an Aussie!"
Photo Credit: Mark Diamond's Jewlers
We present our Puppies to our Reserve List and the wonderful folks who have filled out our
Online Application (in full), and
we've had the blessing of chatting with first.
We temperament test all our puppies to properly place them in to the right homes for their temperaments and drive.
This process begins when the puppies are 2 weeks old. We respect that these are working dogs and make it our
priority to place where both Owner and Aussie will be happy for years to come, it's our guarentee.
Please bookmark this page to see if we have any available puppies from these three litters. If you are interested
in an Available Puppy from the litters below or our upcoming litters, go to our Policies page to find the link to
our Online Application. There you will also find more information on pricing and details about our Kennel.
We are accepting Reservations on our upcoming Litters and look forward to meeting you!
Our Puppy Parent Approved "Temperament Testing Program" and Promise to you.
We test all our puppies to properly place them into the right homes for their temperaments and drive according to your needs. We respect this breed as working dogs and make it our priority to place our puppies where both Owner and Aussie will be happy for years to come, it's our guarantee. With this being said, we do not post any pictures for each puppy until the testing is complete. We do have available puppies for all our litters, fill out the online application so we can investigate the best temperament for you!
DWA guide for placing puppies: At birth the observation begins. About two weeks of age, we begin temperament testing. It is of the up-most importance that we place the right puppy with the right parents & setting. While not 100%, we do have a pretty darn good track record. Many folks will ask, “how do you do that, especially at such a young age?” A lot has to do with studying our dogs, their temperaments, and owning apart of their lineages. Past that, I fail terribly at being able to put this process into words because this has been a work in progress for nearly 11 of our 13 years of breeding. Then on the inside of this is that extra something alive within enough to see what my gut is sharing. I’m confident with my process, always hoping to get even better and enjoy the feed-back I get from puppy parents.
FYI: Desert Willow Aussies does not post or begin showing litters until the puppies
are at least 14 - 16 days old...We "Temperament Test" when eyes open up
AND make sure they are all Healthy, Fat & Happy first! Get onto our Reserve List today
to be matched with the RIGHT Aussie for your life.
Chub Sullivan & Rita Hayworth
Litter Arrived November 1, 2017
This gorgeous litter is placed with our wonderful
new friends. Another litter is schedule to arrive
Christmas week! Stay tuned...
To see what is expected soon visit this link: LITTERS
If you are interested in a up-coming Litter, please take a moment and fill out our Online Application on our Policies Link. There you will see pricing and the nuts and bolts of what we do. When we recieve your Online Application we will
contact you direct by phone!
Older Available Dogs
To see what we have - - -> CLICK HERE
Meet our DWA Crew...
Los Lunas Animal Clinic's Dr. MacDougall is a key part to the Health of our dogs. He has been beside us for years with research, guidance and mentoring leading us to where we are today. Because of him our health program is a successful one. Dr. MacDougall is an "Expert" in the Australian Shepherd Breed (and many other breeds with a vast resume including Equine, Exotics, Large Animal, Wildlife, Orthopedic, PennHip & Repro), partnering with us to create a "Breed Specific" approach to caring for our Aussies. Our success rate is much due to not only his direct support to us, but to many of our Kennel parents take their DWA's to the clinic and trust he and his wonderful staff will only do what is necessary and safe for our Breed. Marlena is an owner of 4 of our Aussies and helps out where ever she can with Puppy Days, transports and directly supporting me in answering questions in our private group on Facebook. Mel (my husband)Julianna & Travis, (our children) work here in the Kennel. They help with all the day to day tasks it takes to keep things clean and running.
Marlena, Julianna, Dr. MacDougall, Mel, Theresa & Travis
Julee Samuli - DWA's exclusive In-House Certified Dog Trainer
Julee is our gifted trainer and owner of 4 Desert Willow Aussies,who not only trains remotely with our Puppy Parents, but also certifies for CGC and trains DWA Service Dogs and Emotional Support dogs, taking them into her care for training.
This is Team DWA.
If you are interested one of our upcoming litters,
Please take a moment and fill out our Online Application on our Policies Link.
There YOU WILL SEE PRICING and the nuts and bolts of what we do.
When we receive your Online Application we will contact you direct by phone.