About Taptico’s Kennels
The following information describes how we raise all of our puppies.
The imprinting period begins in the neo-natal (newborn) phase at 3 days of age and continues through 18 days of age. The imprinting technique consists of a repetitive stroking, turning, holding and positioning regime that, applied at this early age, gives the puppy an extreme confidence, trusting attitude when beginning handling. This calm confidence lasts a lifetime.
Phase 2 begins at 3 to 4 weeks. Puppies are introduced to soft food and recall training begins as well as housetraining. We continue to handle the puppies in a normal fashion.
Phase 3, at 5-8 weeks, consists of house training in a group as well as individuals. We ensure training through gentle treats by hand and grooming table training.
Our puppies are family oriented as well as crate trained.
We are Proud to say that we have awesome Puppies.
To ensure the perfect puppy for the perfect home, we temperament test all of our puppies. Eyes are checked, microchips are done and the first set of vaccinations as well as a vet check.
All dams and sires have OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) either excellent or good, and their eyes have been cleared through Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) MDR1 Normal & More.
We do not price our Puppies as A Black Tri, Red Tri, Blue Merle or Red Merle
WE PRICE AS A INDIVIDUAL NOT COLOR
Puppies come with their own portfolio. Included in the portfolios, puppy pictures, parent and grandparent pictures and a 4 generation pedigree & more.
Our Australian Shepherds are AKC & ASCA Registered
Our Poodles are AKC Registered
All of Tapticos Dogs are DNA Tested
All of Tapticos dogs are Bred To AKC & ASCA Breed Standards .
All Tapticos puppies Leave with a life time activated Microchip.
PRICING: WE ARE NOT COLORBLIND ARE PUPPIES ARE NOT PRICE IN A
ARE PUPPIES ARE PRICED AS A PERFORMANCE WITH A SPAY NEUTER CONTRACT, OR A SHOW PUPPY.
BREEDING RIGHT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE,SO IF INTERSTED WE
CAN INTERVEIW FOR FULL REGISTATION
ALL TAPTICO’S PUPPIES ARE RAISED UNDERFOOT & IN OUR HOME.
NEVER LEFT ALONE EVER
When you have picked out your new family member, we encourage you to leave a scent article for your new puppy to sleep with for a couple of days,
This makes the exchange less stressful on your new family member because he or she is familiar with your scent.
It is pretty remarkable.
There is a great deal that is not known about the origin of the
In the last half of the 1800’s, and in the early 1900’s, the
Western United States imported thousands of wool sheep from
France, Spain, England, New Zealand, and Australia. It is
reasonable to assume that the caretakers of these sheep
brought their dogs with them. In the Western U.S., the Basque
shepherd and his little blue dogs came to represent the sheep
herding industry every bit as much as did the Scotsman and
his Collie in Britain.
Shepherd will probably never be known. However, if is certain
that the Basque shepherd, with his tramp flocks and his little
blue dogs herding sheep that originated in other parts of the
world, influenced the breed. There does exist in Australia a
breed similar to our Aussies called the German Coulee. As our
country developed, stockmen were tremendously impressed
with these very capable working dogs and their ability to
handle any type of livestock. Identifying them with the sheep
herds from Australia, they started to refer to them as
Australian Shepherds and began developing the breed in
America. The fact that they also excelled as cattle dogs made
them the ideal dog for many types of operations.
for many things. Their ability with livestock coupled with their
eagerness to please and their devotion to their owners, made
them the ideal family, farm and ranch dog. Their basic ability is
for use on livestock, and the fancy still maintains this through
actual use on ranches and through competition at stock dog
size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength
and stamina combined with unusual agility.
softness with coloring that offers variety and
individuality in each Dog.
The Awesome Aussie
The Real Deal
Here at Taptico’s Australian Shepherds it is
the standard we live by.
The real nature of the Australian Shepherd
From the conformation ring to the working
herding dog to the fire side companion
Aussies can truly do it all.