I breed each litter for myself to possibly retain a promising puppy or two for my own breeding program. All of my companion puppies are from these occasional litters and sometimes they are a nice puppy that could be shown if I so desire but I just decide to place in a pet home instead or a puppy that isn't totally up to my standard for showing purposes eg: just a bit too big/small or ears not 100% right or wrong eye color or too much white on the body. Occasionally I may have a nice show/breeding prospect available on co-ownership only to an approved co-owner.
I breed the occasional litter working as I have for the past 25 years, towards improving each generation with the hopes of having a puppy or two to grow out. Occasionally getting a super litter and growing out several. I never breed a litter with the sole intent of selling all of them. However having said that over time they may eventually all end up being sold if they do not turn out to be what I was hoping for from that particular cross that would carry on improvement to the next generation. I also never take deposits on entire litters once they are born as my sole intention is to hopefully have a puppy that I feel is worthy to grow out and that can not be totally assessed until the puppies are at least up on their feet. I usually keep in touch with prospective puppy buyers and once the puppies are on the ground if there are some that immediately are not what I am hoping for (wrong color (eg: black if I was hoping for a sable, etc), wrong sex (eg: boys if I was hoping for girls etc), from that litter and it is turning out to be what the buyer was looking for then I will ask for a deposit to hold a puppy or two, holding back the ones I am growing out for myself until I make my final pick(s). Therefore sometimes I may have an older puppy available that just did not develop into what I was hoping for, or kept growing taller, or just didn't get big enough but in the same token a very nice puppy. If I have a request for a specific type of puppy (perhaps a performance puppy with a certain type of attitude or structure or a very nice show puppy or just a certain "companion"), then I will keep my eyes on the litter for a suitable puppy fitting their requirement from birth but I do not reserve puppies from a litter prior to them being whelped until I have made my decision of what I am going to keep.
Puppies are CKC registered, sold on a spay/neuter written agreement where the puppy will be required to be spayed/neutered and a copy of the spay/neuter certificate will be forwarded to me, microchipped, age appropriate vaccines, wormed several times, and vet checked.
They are litter box trained, started on crate training and house breaking, they have been started with early neurological stimulation, exposed to different toys and items in their pen with a puppy play box and exposed to different house hold sounds and sights. They have also had exposure to different dogs, cats and farm animals in the warmer months.
They come with a written contract, puppy pack which includes a pedigree, health records, microchip info, puppy notes, training information. Your puppy will also come with toys, a leash and collar, goodies, bag of puppy food, 6 weeks of puppy health insurance and a life time breeder support and membership into Aberdale Shelties Facebook page exclusivly for their Aberdale sheltie family.
A puppy from Aberdale is a lifetime of love and a lifetime commitment!