family owned and operated breeders of quality Miniature
Australian Shepherds (MASCA) in Southeast Wyoming. Pups are raised as part of our family here on the ranch. We have no males that live with us but have wonderful partner homes for a few males. Our dogs love to play and are very active but they can calm down and are controllable as well. It is important for us to produce dogs that are a pleasure to live with, easy to train, intelligent, with good social skills, as well as structural soundness and good examples of the breed. We are constantly evaluating our program for this as well as doing our best to not pass on any genetic diseases or problems! We consider our matings seriously, considering strengths and weaknesses in each mate and do not breed just because it's convenient. We provide a contract, health/wellness guarantee, 2+ year guarantee on hips/eyes and genetic issues, microchip, collar/leash, vaccination record, toys, food and bones with each puppy
as well as any help you may need along the way.
Our dogs are part of our family so we do not ship them off to be bred, do not lease them out, etc. In order to give our dogs the most attention we intend to never have more than 4 dogs here at the ranch. Most of our dogs are in wonderful
partner homes where they get a great amount of attention and love.
Before breeding, we test our dogs for PRA/PRCD, DM, Collie Eye Anomaly, Hereditary Cataracts, CERF, MDR1, and OFA (hips, elbows, patellas & cardiac)! Tails docked, dewclaws removed. We are striving to produce the "whole package" - great structure, healthy, athletic, smart, willing, confident, good drive, etc.
We only keep breeding dogs from consistant litters so we can continue to improve our lines.
They are scrutinized strongly in structure (Pat Hasting's Puppy Puzzle) and personality
(using Suzanne Clothier's method) at 8 weeks.
Our deposits are refundable if we cannot get the right matched puppy for your family in a reasonable amount of time!!!
VISITORS are welcome to come meet and play with the parents and puppies
BUYERS BEWARE: AKC accepted Miniature Australian Shepherds in to their club BUT they had to rename the breed, change their history, etc. ALSO you cannot breed a Mini American to a Mini Aussie and take the pups Mini Aussie (if either parent if Mini American).
They also cannot breed to Australian Shepherds any longer.
We chose to stay true to what we are - Australian Shepherds of the miniature variety!
If you choose to change breeds and go in to AKC as a Mini American, you cannot bring it back to MASCA so be sure you
know it's the right choice for you beforehand. We will continue to follow the rules of MASCA and believe the Mini Aussie is here to stay!
IF YOU WANT TO TRIAL WITH AKC IN PERFORMANCE EVENTS - agility, rally, obedience, etc.You may do so as a MASCA Mini Aussie,
please ask us how before making your decision.
To contact us email: email@example.com or call 307-788-1303
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Updated on Feb 18, 2015
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***74 Ranch NEWS***
EnV and Echo got their Novice Trick Dog Titles in Jan 2015!!!
***Puppies are here! See puppy page***.
Members of ASCA, CASA, MASCA, NADAC and WOWMASC
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74 Ranch Males
We have several wonderful breeding males and several upcoming
males, all living
in awesome pet co-own homes.
Great pedigrees, personalities and structure! All testing is or will be done before breeding!
74 Ranch Females
74 Ranch has 3 breeding females on the ranch and a few co-own females living elsewhere. We test for HC, PRA/PRCD, MDR1, DM, CEA, OFA and CERF! We watch pedigrees for future health and breed for the full package to improve the breed!
Accepting deposits now for currrent litters. Our deposits are $250- please read our terms. Be sure to get your share of 'puppy breath', click above!