LITTER INFORMATION
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PROSPECTIVE AUSSIE OWNERS
BAILIWICK has stong beliefs and priorities and applies them to our breeding program.  Only with the betterment
of the breed and the breed standard in mind is a litter conceived.  The litter is bred with the intended purpose
of a top quality puppy staying at Bailiwick and then the rest are evaluated and placed according to their qualities
as required for the intended fields of interest and their new families.  Shared priorities are placed on show potential
puppies and pet/performance/companion puppies.   With this concept in mind, only the highest quality is produced, we
NEVER do a breeding for convenience of a sale or as a 'money litter' as some breeders refer to their litters.

The goal at BAILIWICK is to produce top quality Aussies that are structually correct with excellent movement
and correct temperaments to be enjoyed by the Aussie enthusiast whether it be conformation, obedience,
agility or as family companions.

All parents will have O.F.A. clearances and current eye exams done by a certified/licensed Veterinary
Ophthalmologist.  Puppies will have an eye exam by a certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist prior to leaving
on their new adventure usually around the age of 7 weeks.  The puppies will have had an exam by a licensed
Veterinarian, been routinely de-wormed for intestinal parasites (if present) and given their first vaccination.

Puppies are whelped and raised in the kitchen to insure the maximum amount of proper stimulation and socialization.
They are touched and held on a daily basis to monitor growth and development.  They have touch stimulation
done on a daily basis, holding them on their backs, rubbing their stomachs, feeling their feet and toes, rubbing
their heads thus making them comfortable to human touch and building their trust at a young age.

At a proper age, separation from littermates begins, crate training is started to minimize the stress of crating
in their new invironment.  When possible, leash training is begun using positive motivational methods. Families, often
those that have purchased puppies in the past are invited over to play with the puppies.

All puppies that are placed in pet/companion/performance homes are placed with limited registration,
They must be spayed/neutered and no offspring would be eligible for registration.  NO EXCEPTIONS

We believe in the proper placement of the puppy to the right family seeking out the perfect match as well as
the evaluation of a future puppy owner.
Please take time to read the following:
ARE YOU PREPARED????
** To take full responsibility for this Aussie and all of its needs for the 10-15 years.  This is a task for the WHOLE
family not just one person and not left to one of the kids.

** To invest the considerable time, money and patience it takes to train this Aussie to be a good companion.    

** To always keep this Aussie safe, not running loose, riding in the back of an open truck or chained outside.  

** To make sure this Aussie gets enough attention and exercise.                                                                     

** To live with shedding, herding, retrieving and high activity for the next 10-15 years.                                    

** To spend the money it takes to provide proper veterinary care including but not limited to: vaccinations,     
heartworm testing and preventative, spaying/neutering, dental care and annual check-ups.

** To become educated about the proper care of the breed, correct training methods and how to groom.         

** To keep the breeder informed and up to date on the dog's accomplishments and any problems that may arise.
Taking your questions to the breeder or qualified professional before they become problems
that are out of control.

** To have the patience to accept and enjoy the trials of puppyhood and each stage after that.  To continue to
accept responsibility for this Aussie despite inevitable life changes such as new babies, kids off to
school, moving, going back to work or retiring.

** To resist impulse buying and to have the patience to make an educated decision that will impact more than
your life for a long time.

If you answered yes to the above, you are ready to start contacting responsible breeders.  Ask many
questions of the breeders and they will ask questions of you.  If you need help with what to ask, contact me,
I will be glad to help.
To contact BAILIWICK for a puppy either phone or email to get acquainted. Remember to put
aussies in your subject line.   Let me know what you are interested in:  show potential,
performance,
forever pet/companion. List color and sex if you have a preference and why you have this
preference.  We will then take the next step and talk on the phone to get better acquainted.
Don't be shy, there is no question you can't ask and i will as honestly as i can, answer all
questions.  My main concern is proper placement of one of my grand dog babies.

Looking forward to meeting you
Happy Trails
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