There are many things to consider when selecting a dog breed: temperament, size, activity level, lifestyle, and of course the PCF (Puppy Cuteness Factor). Australian Shepherds are a working dog breed that the AKC calls, “animated, adaptable and agile.” They are excellent herding and family dogs that possess strong guarding tendencies. Australian Shepherds, also called “Aussies”, are best suited for active environments, specifically on a farm or ranch. Their coats are long, with colors ranging from solid black and red to blue and red merles, and their eye color ranges from brown to blue, with some having a mixture of the two. Australian Shepherds are my personal favorite dog breed, and the puppies are the most adorable, rambunctious fluff balls ever. In fact, their PCF is so great that Australian Shepherd puppies could even fill a soulless troll’s tiny blackened heart with boundless joy.
When my friend asked if I wanted to join her in looking for a puppy, I answered, “Um… duh. Yes!” Together with my children, we traveled west of Pierce, Colorado to the ranch of Jeff and Sandi Carr, who had a 7-week old litter of AKC and ASCA Australian Shepherd puppies. The Carrs are responsible breeders, who only raise dogs that will enhance the breed. Their puppies certainly enhanced my day. My friend loved the Carrs’ dogs so much that she now has the little powder blue merle at her house. Operation Puppy Procurement: Complete.
Try not to smile while looking at these Australian Shepherd puppies. I dare you.
Click Through to See Fluffy Australian Shepherd Puppies!
(All photos by Johi Kokjohn-Wagner)
Read more of Johi’s writing at Confessions of a Corn Fed Girl.
And don’t miss a post! Follow Johi on Facebook!