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

COLOR MANOR

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

Australian Shepherd.

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.

Exactly how these dogs picked up the name of Australian

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.



Since the first Australian Shepherds, Aussies have been used

 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

trials.



DESCRIPTION OF THE BREED

The Australian Shepherd is a well-balanced dog of medium

size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength

 and stamina combined with unusual agility.


Slightly longer than tall, he has a coat of moderate length and

 

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

 

is versatility.

 

From the conformation ring to the working

 

herding dog to the fire side companion

 

Aussies can truly do it all.

 

 

Bobbie

 

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