Rocky Ridge

MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS



THE NURSERY



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Some VERY happy past puppy buyers, and members of the Rocky Ridge
 family :-)



A BREEDERS PRAYER

You'll love your little puppy, she'll make your house a home.
She'll be your very best friend, you'll never feel alone.
She'll make you smile, she'll make you laugh,
She'll fill your heart with love.......
Did she come from a breeder or did she fall from heaven above?
If you've never been a breeder or seen life through their eyes
as you hold your little puppy, please don't criticize.
You don't know of all the anguish and the times that bring such pain.
When we lose the battle with a little one and the tears flow like rain.
Sometimes we sit the whole night through waiting for babies to be born.
Oh the stress and trepidation when they're still not here by dawn.
Or the panic of holding a tiny baby in our hands
who weighs but 60 grams
Do I do this instead of that or that instead of this?
Alone we fight and hope we won't give him his last little kiss.
We pray he'll live to bring some joy and make a house a home
We know it's up to us and we fight this fight alone.
Formula, bottles, heating pads, we have to get it right
Two hour feedings for this tiny guy thoughout the day and night.
In our hearts we know we are probably going to lose this epic fight
but we keep trying to save him because God willing we just might
Day one he's in there fighting; we say a silent prayer
Day two & three he's doing well, with lots of love and care
Day four & five.....he's still alive, our hopes soar to Heaven
Day six he slips away again, dies in our hands day seven.
We take this little angel and bury him alone:
With aching heart and burning tears and an exhausted groan
We ask ourselves "Why do this? Why suffer all this grief?
To help them live to grow up strong is such a great relief.
So when you think of breeders and label them with "GREED".
If you have a healthy puppy it's cause they filled his every need..
When you buy a puppy, and with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money.........we pay with a piece of our heart.


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When purchasing a puppy from Rocky R you receive: 


- One year genetic health guarantee 
- Limited Registration with the American Stock Dog Registry or AKC
- Lifetime breeder support 
- Puppy package (blankets and treats etc.) 
- Proof of parents health testing 
(**The above depends on the signed contract as some differ)

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A non-refundable $200.00 deposit will hold the puppy of your choice until they are ready to go between 8 and 10 weeks of age. 


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I have been asked "Will you re-home your puppies any sooner than 8 weeks?" 


My response is NO. Allowing puppies to leave sooner than 8 weeks runs the risk of sending puppies home who have not had all of their needs met. Spending time with their Mother and siblings during the early part of their lives is crucial in their physical and mental development. Why take the risk!? These are my babies, and I will take every step possible to ensure a happy and healthy puppy.   


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Please note: Size of Mini /Toy Aussies & Miniature American Shepherd cannot be guaranteed. As breeders we are able to give a rough estimate, but cannot GUARANTEE that your dog will not exceed a certain height. Genetics play a large role in this. Minis can produce toys, toys can produce standards and vice versa. 


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