Placing the puppies we raise in their new homes is a responsibility we take very seriously. All our puppies are sold on a Companion Contract. Companion puppies are sold on a sterilization agreement. Companion puppies from Desert Willow are NOT the undesirable pups from a litter. They are simply pups who will not be used for breeding. We occasionally sell to breeders, however we prefer all our dogs to live in a home with you. Our Companion dogs are quite often show quality, and are sold with the same Guarantee.
you are interested in one of our puppies, please take a minute
to fill out our online questionnaire & we will contact you
promptly. References will be required.
is Everything to us. The quality and health
of the dogs we breed speaks louder than anything we could ever
say. When it comes to breeding a sound and healthy Australian Shepherd,
we make no compromises. Many "breeders" produce pups for one reason
- Profit. Sadly, when this is the case, quite often dogs that
should not be are bred; dogs that have health or genetic problems,
but can still produce another couple litters.
If you're looking for a cheap pup, look elsewhere. Just keep in mind the difference between "Price" and
"Cost". You can find an Australian Shepherd pup for
a cheap price. The question to ask yourself NOW, is saving
a couple hundred dollars on the Price is worth the Cost? Is
it worth the Cost of thousands of dollars in vet bills when
your Aussie develops medical problems? Is it worth the Cost of watching
your family's companion suffer because he was carelessly bred
by someone out to "make a buck"? Is it worth the Cost
of your children's tears when their beloved pet has to be put
down at a young age because he can't walk or has severe seizures?
PLEASE, before you compromise and purchase that cheaper pup
for a lesser Price, ask yourself if it will really be worth
the Cost in the end. We understand that you not only invest your money and time into your puppy, but your hearts own them as FAMILY.
Our Breeding Program is designed to protect your hearts!
you are looking for a healthy affordable quality dog, you're
in the right place. Our Australian Shepherd pups
are sold on a Contract, with a Full Health Guarantee.* Our contract is designed with the dog in mind, also to protect
both buyer and seller. There is a lot of important information
in our contract, please review it carefully. Our primary concern
is the care of our pups. In the event of a health problem with
your Desert Willow Australian Shepherd, our contract DOES NOT require
you to return your loved pet to receive a refund/replacement.
(Beware of any contracts that do require the dog's return,
as a number of breeders will use this
as a detriment to keep
from actually having to replace the dog / refund your money.)
Standards produce Quality Australian Shepherds. We have been asked why our prices are high. We would rather
explain to you now why our price is high, than explain to you
later why our quality was poor. We would rather explain to you
now why we breed so selectively, than explain to you later why
your loved family companion is sick. Quite often, you do "get
what you pay for". We care about providing you with the
Best Quality possible.
The price for a Desert Willow Aussie companion pup is as follows:
Companion Red or Black Tri Colored puppy Male or Female Price $1275.00
Companion Tri with one or two Blue Eyes Male or Female. Price $1450.00
Companion puppy Merles Male or Female. Price $1600.00
To keep the tail is an additional $200.00 added to the prices above.
These prices Include
the following with your
Desert Willow Aussie Puppy:
Registration thru AKC & ASCA.
A written Health Guarantee and Agreement.*
Contact us direct for details.
A documented extensive Comprehensive Vet examination will be done and eyes
will be checked prior to 8 week departure at 7 weeks of age.
You also receive:
"Temperament Tested Puppies" to fit your life style"
Detailed Litter Schedule posted 1 week after Litter Arrival
Education on raising your Aussie with Breed Specific Protocols
Extensive Puppy Pack and Education
Puppy Pedigree and Photo updates
Access to IN-HOUSE Trainer
Private Support Group on Facebook
And so much MORE!
Current Vaccination & Continued worming through Holistic means.
Lifetime support in raising your Aussie & written 5 year Health Guarantee.
* Due to the price of fuel, we add a reasonable fuel/transport fee of 65.00 to each puppy to assist in Vet appointments (2 visits total) and travel to ship the puppies to/from the airport.
* When asked to deliver a puppy we charge 60.00 within 75 miles round-trip and 150.00 up to 125 miles round trip. For further pricing with longer distances, please consult us direct.
* Companion puppies are sold on a sterilization agreement. Companion puppies from Desert Willow Aussies are NOT the undesirable pups from a litter.
They are simply pups who will not be used for breeding.
They are quite often show quality, and are sold with
the same Guarantee.
* The Purchaser
has read and fully understands the terms of our Contract/Guarantee
and agrees to comply with them. Buyer, by purchasing
a "Desert Willow " Aussie, agrees in full to our
Contract/Guarantee agreement, and agrees to provide
Breeder with a signed copy of said agreement.
We do accept "Advance Pay" payment plans for approved homes. Puppy must be paid in full before leaving "our arms to yours". Please ask
WE NO LONGER GRANT BREEDING RIGHTS, NO EXCEPTIONS. WE TAKE SERIOUSLY THE TESTING TO CLEAR OF MANY DIFFERENT ISSUES IN OUR BREED AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAKING SURE THESE DOGS DO NOT LAND IN THE WRONG HOMES WHICH COULD LEAD THEM TO THE POUND, SHELTER OR RESCUE. WE ARE CAREFUL TO PLACE THE RIGHT DOG INTO THE RIGHT HOME SO BOTH OWNER AND DOG ARE HAPPY. THESE ARE WORKING DOGS AND CAN BE A HANDFUL.
FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR DOG WE GUARANTEE THEM A HOME IF "LIFE HAPPENS" IN YOUR WORLD. WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN.
Reservations are accepted on a limited basis
for each litter. Pups may be chosen at 3 weeks of age in the
order reservation deposits were placed. Remaining pups will
be made available on a first-come-first-serve basis to approved
homes according to temperament.
Transport is available after your pup reaches 8 weeks of age. While you are welcome
to come visit in person, we realize a trip to New Mexico is
not feasible for everyone and will work with you to make the face to face connection. We strongly encourage out of state Puppy Parents to fly in and meet us at the airport in Albuquerque. This is done in one day without you ever leaving the airport. We share a meal, take pictures and play with your puppy in the Pet Relief area and then you fly back home with your Puppy in tow. The airline charges a fee to carry your puppy on-board with you in a special soft carrier that is provided by Southwest Airlines for a small fee and tucks comfortably under the seat in front of you. We have other options available, please contact me direct for more details.
Home for Life. Every Desert Willow Australian Shepherd
that we breed is guaranteed a home for life with us if needed.
We believe that if we bring a dog into this world, we have the
responsibility to make sure that dog always has a loving home
and does not end up unwanted, abandoned, and spending its last
days alone in a shelter run. The biggest and most important
commitment a breeder can make is to take responsibility for
the lives they produce. We Do.