Vanstone Puppy Information:
All Companion puppies are sold with Non-Breeding CKC registration with a Non-breeding contract.
Show and Performance pups are sold by private treaty.
We take Enormous Pride and Joy in raising our litters our Puppies are born and raised in our active family home.
We put great thought and planning into each litter, genetic health and breed type and temperament is paramount to ensure that each litter has predictable traits and appearance.
Puppies are provided with various enriched environments to explore during development both inside and supervised playtime outside once old enough.
Puppies are socialized and desensitized to everything and anything we can think of to help them get the best possible start to life.
As of 2016, we added an adapted "Puppy Culture protocol" for raising Super-Puppies. For more information on: Puppy Culture.
We invest countless hours into raising our litters, we use proven techniques to ensure that our puppies will be the best they can be. Striving towards happy, confident, socialized individuals.
Puppies at 8-9 weeks are ready for their new homes so that their New Families can continue to build on a solid foundation of socialization and training.
Our Passion is placing the very best Aussie puppies into the very best of homes!
How puppy Selection works:
Companion homes need to be aware that they are waiting for A Puppy, Not necessarily a specific color or sex. *We do our best to fill a wish list, but given the nature of things, we are not able to make any promises.
Puppies are Selected based on extensive temperament evaluation at are 5, 7, and 8 weeks of age. They are specifically matched to homes based on Energy level, drive and personality.
We put a tremendous effort into placing each puppy in the home that will suite them best. We have over 16 years of experience matching puppies with families and have had fantastic results.
Puppy Buyers need to be patient with the process of selection and understand that we might not be able to say which pup is for them until after the 8 week mark. We ask you to be prepared to keep your hearts open till then so that we can work together to make the best selection possible for you and for our puppies.
We love to include our future homes in the socialization process and have two visits during 5.5-8 weeks of age
Companion puppy price is $2800.00 Canadian
Puppies will have:
- Vet Check and First Vaccines done by 8 weeks
- Eyes cleared by a Veterinary Ophthalmologist
- Receive multiple de-worming
- 30 days of Health Insurance with TruPanion
- Written guarantee and Contract
- Puppy Package with Food, their veterinary information, Scented Blanket from their mom, Toy and Pro Plan Package
- House Breaking is started (puppy culture method)
- Introduction to Crate Training
Parents have breed-appropriate health testing done prior to breeding, Specifically Hips and Elbows and Eyes with the OFA , Hereditary Cataract test clear (HD or HSF4) and MDRI Mutation status known.
For more information regarding the health of the Australian Shepherd See ASHGI .
We follow an adaption of Dr. Jean Dodds DVM Protocol for minimal vaccine use.
We ask our buyers to commit to keeping in contact with us, we love hearing stories about the puppies and receiving pictures!
Staying in contact with our homes provides us with great information and feed back, we are always looking to improve on our program.
We offer lifetime support and are available for questions, ready to help and if, at any time, and for any reason, we will take back a puppy, for the duration of their life.
We also commit to support our puppy's families in the raising of their New Aussie pup and we are happy to share our experience and advice on all things Aussie Dog, from heath to food, grooming, training anything! And we even offer boarding at a big discount!
We are also available to offer our help to any local newcomers to the breed in dog sports, specifically instruction for show grooming, showing and help with how to get involved in the great world of dog sports!
For the Love of Aussies,
Kim and Brendan Van Biert