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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the guarantee you mention throughout your website?
1 What date were your 2006 litter of Purebred Australian Cattle Dog puppies born?
2 How old are the 2006 litter of Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies?
3 What sexes are the Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies you have available?
4 How much are you selling these Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies for?
5 How much do the puppies currently weigh?
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What colour are the Purebred Blue Australian Cattle Dog Puppies?

What colour were they when they were born?

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What are the markings of the current litter of Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies you have for sale?

What is a "Bentley" mark?  -  Click here for the glossary explanation.

8 Have the Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies you have for sale been checked by a VET and if so what is the VET's contact details?
9 Do you sell your Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies with or without them having had their needles at 6 weeks old?
10 When are your Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies available to be picked up?
11 Where are you located?
12 How many litters of pups has your bitch "Chloe" had and how many pups has she had all up?
13 Can we see the dog "Rowdy" and the bitch "Chloe" before we decide to purchase?
14 Will you transport your Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dogs around Australia or Overseas?
15 Is this breed Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) also called Blue Heelers?
16 How do you accept payment?
17 Will you give me a Tax Invoice / Receipt for payment so I can claim it on my taxes?
18 Where have previous litters' puppies gone to?
19 Will you haggle, negotiate or barter on the price of the puppies?
20 Do you have any references we can call to find out about the Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies you've sold from previous litters?
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21B

We missed out on a pup this time. Will you mate the bitch and dog again?

Is there any way you can keep me notified of when the next litter of Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies is due so that I don't miss out again?

22 How should I restrain or transport my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy home?
23 What is it best to do for my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy for the first few nights to a week when I get him/her home?
24 What do I feed my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy?
25 How often do I need to feed my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy?
26 Have both parents got Tan markings across the chest?
27 When can I come and pick out my new Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy?
28 Do you have any restrictions on who you will you sell your Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies too?
29 Do you take early deposits or pre-payment for the puppies?
30 How much will it cost to transport my new puppy to us from Echuca?
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Frequently Asked Questions - Answered

Q1 - What date were your 2006 litter of Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies born?

A - The first six (6) were born on the 28th of April and the last two (2) were born on the 29th April 2006.

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Q2 - How old are the 2006 litter of Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies?

A - Here's an easy-to-read table to calculate their ages at any given date...

Fri/Saturday the 28/29th April 2006 -  Birth
Saturday the 6th May, 2006 -  1 Week Old
Saturday the 13th May, 2006 -  2 Weeks Old
Saturday the 20th May, 2006 -  3 Weeks Old
Saturday the 27th May, 2006 -  4 Weeks Old

Saturday the 3rd June, 2006

-  5 Weeks Old
Saturday the 10th June, 2006 -  6 Weeks Old
Saturday the 17th June, 2006 -  7 Weeks Old
Saturday the 24th June, 2006 -  8 Weeks Old (2 Months Old)
Saturday the 1st July, 2006 -  9 Weeks Old
Saturday the 8th July, 2006 - 10 Weeks Old
Saturday the 15th July, 2006 - 11 Weeks Old
Saturday the 22nd July, 2006 - 12 Weeks Old (3 Months Old)
Saturday the 29th July, 2006 - 13 Weeks Old
Saturday the 5th August, 2006 - 14 Weeks Old

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Q3 - What sexes are the Purebred Australian Cattle Dog puppies you have available?

A - In the current litter of 2006 there are 3 female (bitch) and 6 male (dog) Australian Cattle Dog puppies available.

Due to the litter from both 2004 (litter #2) and 2005 (litter #3) being "snapped up" within a very short time of being advertised - as is usual for our pups - we recommend that if you are seriously interested in purchasing one of our Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies for sale you put your name and contact details on our >> Priority Notification Opt-In List. <<

Go and Opt-In to our >> Priority Notification Opt-In List << and get a "leg-up" on everyone else after our "in demand" puppies.

Note: We expect to be able to use "Rowdy" again for our 2007 litter - 5th AND VERY LAST - from "Chloe" & "Rowdy" but are never 100% sure until they are joined again, especially due to "Rowdy" being a working dog. Sometimes accidents or snakes will intervene.

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Q4 - How much are you selling these Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies for?

A - The females (bitches) are $440 (incl. GST) and the males (dogs) are $385 (incl GST). All prices are in $AU and as noted they do include a Goods and Services Tax. You may also click here for more detailed price and payment information.

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Q5 - How much do the puppies currently weigh?

A - There is a chart of their weights on the >> puppy blog << with the current weights of each puppy. You can also print out another detailed chart of their actual weights and my notes from day 1 if you desire on this >> puppy blog <<.

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Q6A - What colour are the Purebred Blue Australian Cattle Dog puppies?

A - They are all what is commonly known as "Blue" - a silvery dark blue looking colour - with the standard black and tan markings. Some of them also have black patches on their body, head or tail. See each of our puppies' descriptions on the detailed chart of their weights along with my notes on the >> puppy blog <<.

Q6B - What colour were they when they were born?

A - When they are born they are all white except for their obvious black patches (or dark brown in the case of Red ACD's). A >> "Bentley" mark << on their heads cannot be seen until they reach around 3 to 4 weeks of age or sometimes a little older. 

See the >> puppy blog << to check out the pictures of them at birth and a day or two later. There are also videos of them from birth until they leave us.

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Q7A - What are the markings of the current litter of Purebred Australian Cattle Dog puppies you have for sale?

A - Please read >> question number 6A <<above and also see each of our puppies' exact descriptions on the detailed chart of their weights along with my notes on the >> puppy blog <<.

Q7B - What is a "Bentley" mark?

A - A "Bentley" mark is the term that Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) fanciers give to the white stars or markings on the foreheads of Australian Cattle Dogs. Please go to the >> glossary explanation of a "Bentley mark << for more detailed information

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Q8 - Have the Purebred Australian Cattle Dog puppies you have for sale been checked by a VET and if so what is the VET's contact details?

AAll of our (ACD) Australian Cattle Dog puppies are sold with their first set of vaccinations (at 6 weeks of age) and having been VET checked for general health. This is of course included in the price of the dogs.

Our VET is Dr. Doug Black and his staff members at the Moama Veterinary Clinic, 61 Meninya Street, Moama, NSW (over the border from Echuca). The phone number of the clinic is 03-5480 6071. Contact them by email at: >> mvc@bigpond.net.au <<

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Q9 - Do you sell your Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies with or without them having had their needles at 6 weeks old?

AAll of our (ACD) Australian Cattle Dog puppies are sold with their first set of vaccinations (at 6 weeks of age) and having been VET checked for general health. This is of course included in the price of the dogs.

You will receive with your Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy a VET vaccination card to use for their next vaccination and to prove this.

We do not let them leave our premises before the vet recommended time of 10 "clear" days after the first vaccination has passed. In fact we allow 11-days to make sure the vaccination has kicked in.

(See the next question below.)

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Q10 - When are your Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies available to be picked up?

A - All puppies are not available for pick-up until 11-days after their first puppy vaccinations at, on or around 6 weeks of age. Please see the >> table above << to work out the puppies ages. 

Presuming vaccinations for this litter happen on Friday the 9th or Saturday the 10th of June (at 6 weeks of age) they will be allowed to be picked up and removed from our care from Wednesday the 21st June, 2006. This will be confirmed after vaccinations.

Update - 6 Week vaccinations and check up happened on the ?????? . So this litter may be picked up from ??????.

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Q11 - Where are you located?

A - We are located in Echuca, Victoria, Australia. Click here to see (or download) a map (in .pdf format) with directions to our residence once you get to Echuca.

Echuca's nearest neighbour is the smaller border town of Moama.
>>
Echuca-Moama << is the closest place on the Murray River to Melbourne, which is the capital city of Victoria, a state of Australia.

Only two to two and a half hours easy and uneventful drive from Melbourne's CBD 
>>
Echuca-Moama << is the largest inland port in the world and is rated as one of Victoria's Top 10 tourist destinations. It is a great place to stay for a day or a week  and check out the heritage and tourism places and wineries and generally just relax.

We highly recommend that if you are travelling a long way to get to 
>>
Echuca-Moama << and want to stay overnight, book a motel or hotel room as soon as you know you are definitely coming. Sometimes it is very hard to get accommodation in Echuca or Moama due to our booming tourism and wedding industry. You may click here to find accommodation in >> Echuca-Moama << on the local Echuca Moama Tourism website.

Or you can call the Big River Motel, High Street, Echuca (just down the road from us) on (03) 5482 2522 (+61 3 5482 2522 International). Make sure you tell them we recommended you call them and they may give you a discount.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the .pdf map above if you download it. Get it free click here.

To download this .pdf file format map - Right Click on the "Click here" link and then select "Save Target As...." from the drop down menu and without renaming the file, save it to a place on your computer where you can find it again. Usually your desktop. Make a note of the file's name before you press the "Save" or "OK" button just in case you forget where you saved it.

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Q12 - How many litters of pups has your bitch "Chloe" had and how many pups has she had all up?

A - This is our bitch "Chloe's" fourth litter. She is nearly 6 (September 2006) and had her first litter at two and a half years old. Overall she has given birth to 35 pups (8, 10, 8 and 9) with only 2 deaths at birth. Her very first pup (the largest of them all that was breach) of her first litter and her last pup (died of hypothermia we think) of the fourth litter.

We are told, but are not certain, that there are only 32 pups alive today. One passed away due to it's owner not completing the parvo-virus vaccinations. This bitch contracted the parvo-virus and had to be put down.

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Q13 - Can we see the dog "Rowdy" and the bitch "Chloe" before we decide to purchase?

A - Yes - by all means. The bitch "Chloe" is our own dog and as such is available to be viewed at any time. The dog "Rowdy" is owned by another person so with enough early notice of your arrival we can arrange for you to see him too.

There are photos of both dogs on the >> australian-cattle-dog-puppies-for-sale-pics page << above the puppies and on the >> australian-cattle-dog-puppies-for-sale page << too. Both pictures are above any of the puppies pictures.

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Q14 - Will you transport your Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dogs around Australia or Overseas?

A - Yes. If you (the purchaser) can arrange the right transporters and you (the purchaser) will pay the cost of the transport then it is certainly a possibility. This would be discussed and decided upon, on a case by case basis. The welfare of the puppy is our main concern.

I am told by our Vet that to transport an animal overseas is now much easier. Please call and talk to >> Dr. Doug Black at the Moama Veterinarian clinic << his details are above.

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Q15 - Is this breed Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) also called Blue Heeler?

A - Yes. ACD's or Australian Cattle Dogs are often called Heelers, Blue Heelers, Queensland Heelers or Queensland Blue Heelers. These dogs are navy/black in colour with white fleck through their coats giving them various shades of a bluey-silvery looking colour. They have tan markings on the legs, chest and head and sometimes have dark patches on the head, body and tail. (This is a "loose" description of them).

Other names you may hear Australian Cattle Dogs called are Smithfield's (Stumpy Tailed Australian Cattle Dogs which are an early mutation of the breed now established as it's own breed), Red Heelers (Light Brown colour version of ACD's) and Timmin's Biters (A nickname of the early Light Brown coloured Australian Cattle Dogs that originated in the late 1800's - these are thought to have died out although the name stuck).

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Q16 - How do you accept payment?

A - We can accept payment by the following methods: -

Cash - on the day or prior to pick-up when selecting the puppy. Correct amount only as no change is on hand.

Credit Card - in person on the day or over the phone prior to pick-up by Visa, Master Card or BankCard (Australia) only.

EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer (Direct Debit to our account) may be made a minimum of three days prior to pick-up of, or on the selection of your puppy.

When you pay by EFT you must >> email us << or fax to us (03-54806654) immediately your receipt of this transaction and also note the puppy you are paying for.

We WILL NOT hold puppies for more than 24 to 48 hours waiting for the clearance of these funds into our account. >> Email us or call us << to request our account details.

Any of our puppies may be purchased and pre-paid for before they are allowed to be taken home.

Personal or Business Cheques - Not accepted - Please do not even ask!

Bank Cheques - Not accepted - Please do not even ask!

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Q17 - Will you give me a Tax Invoice / Receipt for payment so I can claim it on my taxes?

A - Yes. This is not a problem at all. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is included in the price of your puppy for ALL purchasers.

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Q18 - Where have previous litters' puppies gone to?

A -  Puppies from Chloe's first litter (2003) went to Echuca, Echuca Village, Bendigo, Lockington and Korumburra (all in VIC) and to Moama (in NSW).

Puppies from Chloe's second litter (2004) and Rowdy's first litter went to Echuca, Rochester, Mooroopna, Kerang, Maiden Gully, Melbourne (all in VIC) also Deniliquin, Mathoura and Berrigan (all in NSW) and Mt. Gambier (SA).

Puppies from Chloe's third litter (2005) and Rowdy's second litter went to Bendigo, Bridgewater, Echuca, Maryborough, Numurkah, Shepparton (all in VIC) and Jamberoo (NSW).

Puppies from Chloe's fourth litter (2006) and Rowdy's third litter went to... TBC

2007 will be Chloe's fifth and final litter and hopefully Rowdy's fourth litter.

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Q19 - Will you haggle, negotiate or barter on the price of the puppies?

AAbsolutely NOT! If you do not intend to pay the price we are asking for our proven Quality Purebred Blue Australian Cattle Dog puppies then please do not waste our time (and yours) by trying to negotiate, haggle or barter with us. We will not - period!

We know our puppies are not anywhere near the cheapest Purebred Blue Australian Cattle Dog puppies but I challenge you to find a better purebred Blue Australian Cattle Dog puppy from a responsible purebred breeder with the guarantee and back-up support we offer to our "Family".

We have also found in the past that letting our puppies go cheaply usually results in them going to people who do not care for them as they should be cared for. This is very important to us as responsible breeders.

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Q20 - Do you have any references we can call to find out about the Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies you've sold from previous litters?

A - Yes. I have the phone numbers or other contact details of most of the purchasers of the dogs from the previous litters and can supply them on request. Please >> email or call me << for this information.

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Q21A - We missed out on a pup this time. Will you mate the bitch and dog again?

A - Yes. We will be aiming to mate "Chloe" (Our Bitch) with "Rowdy" (Dean Oliver's Dog) again next year for a litter of puppies around the same time.

Q21B - Is there any way you can keep me notified of when the next litter of Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies is due so that I don't miss out again?

A - Yes. Due to previous litters being "snapped up" within a very short time of being advertised and the current litter expected to be pre-sold before advertising we recommend that if you are seriously interested you put your name and contact details on our Priority Notification Opt-In List.

Go and Opt-In now to our Priority Notification Opt-In List and get a "leg-up" on everyone else that is after our "in demand" puppies.

Note: We expect to be able to use "Rowdy" again next year but are never 100% sure until they are joined due to "Rowdy" being a working dog. Sometimes accidents or snakes will intervene.

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Q22 - How should I restrain or transport my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy home?

A - Your puppy should ALWAYS be restrained by either a properly sized and fitted dog restraining lead/belt, which can be purchased from most vets or sometimes the supermarket. 

Another more convenient way is to have a small to medium sized transport cage that can be attached safely inside the vehicle for yours and the puppy's safety in case of an accident on the way home.

Although we DO NOT recommend the following this seems to be the most popular ways people transport their dogs - either held on their laps (Please, NO, NO, NO) or just sitting on the seat of the car. Either way is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS for the puppy and the other occupants in the car in case of an accident.

We do not recommend this way but at the very least, and only if you must, have your puppy sit on the floor of the vehicle until you get home and can install a proper dog harness to your vehicle.

Don't forget... the Police can and may fine you for not having your puppy or dog strapped in or adequately restrained in your vehicle.

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Q23 - What is it best to do for my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy for the first few nights to a week when I get him/her home?

A - It is best to have a bed already set up for your new puppy prior to leaving to get him/her, or as soon as you get home.

A soft blanket or cushion in a small cane basket with a chewy toy of some description and a wind-up, ticking clock. If you can get a piece of the mother's bedding to place in his/her bed. That's also good as it'll have the mother and litter's smell on it to help soothe the puppy. We will happily provide this FREE if you ask.

Make sure the bedding is placed out of a draught and somewhere where the puppy can readily contact you - but not in your bedroom. It is not necessary to have the puppy in a warmed area provided it has adequate bedding and blankets for warmth. I suggest the laundry or similar type of an area with a tiled floor in case they poop or wee during the night.

It is critical you give the puppy extra understanding and care at this time as he/she will be feeling very "alone" and "lost" in his/her new environment without the rest of the litter and mum.

Try not to get into a habit of getting up to the puppy every time it whimpers or cries as this can lead to a spoiled pooch which can become a bigger pain later on.

Just be gentle, but firm, and you will find this will be the start of a beautiful relationship.

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Q24 - What do I feed my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy?

A - It is recommended you feed a puppy the following...

  1. Dry "Puppy" food - there are many brands. This dry food is full of extra proteins, calcium, carbohydrates and iron needed by a puppy for early development.

  2. "Puppy" milk which is Lactose Free and calcium and protein enriched. All are of great benefit to your puppy as he/she grows.

  3. Small raw bones a little later on (from 5-6 months) and some vegetables (steamed or raw) in small amounts to balance their diets. Not all dogs will eat the vegetables.

Usually the dry "Puppy" food and the "Puppy" Milk will have a recommended feeding guide on the side of the packet or container but if you wish contact me, I will advise what we feed our puppies.

It is essential that Fresh Water be always available for your puppy.

Do not sweeten any of your puppies foods with honey or sugars as these will quickly rot their teeth. 

Although many people feed their puppies and dogs table scraps - and have done for years - it is not in the dog or puppies best interest to do this apart from left-over meats and vegetables with no condiments on them.

WARNING: Cooked bones, especially chicken bones, but also beef and lamb bones can break off sharply and dangerously and lodge in the gut of the puppy when swallowed. Sometimes these pieces will lodge in the puppies internal gut and make a hole in their gut that will require expensive surgery to save your puppy from certain death. For more information on this please contact Dr. Doug Black above.

Therefore we recommend only cooked or raw meats, raw bones (excluding chicken), dry puppy and dog food, lactose free puppy milk and cooked or raw fruits and vegetables are the best foods for your puppy and dog.

If you are ever unsure of what to feed your puppy please call your own local Vet who will be very happy to advise you of the correct foods for your puppy or dog.

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Q25 - How often do I need to feed my new Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy?

A - Up to 3 months they need to be fed between 3 and 5 times daily small but adequate feedings of moistened food. i.e. Dry Puppy Food soaked in warm Lactose Free Puppy Milk or warm water.

Between 3 and 6 months reduce moistening and the feedings to 3 times per day.

Between 6 to 12 months reduce the moistening again and the feedings to 2 times per day.

From 12 to 18 months stop moistening and gradually reduce the feedings to once per day.

Reduce the amount of food you feed your puppy if after 12 months the puppy is putting on lots of weight and is getting fat. Exercise your puppy regularly i.e. A walk long walk once a day if your puppy is not a working dog.

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Q26 - Have both parents got Tan markings across the chest?

A - Yes. Both parents Purebred from Pedigree stock (the dog more recently than the bitch - that I know of) and as such have all of the correct Tan markings like the "bow tie" on the chest and the Tan on the legs etc. You can see this in the photo of the parents on the >> australian-cattle-dog-puppies-for-sale-pics page << and on the
>> australian-cattle-dog-puppies-for-sale page <<.
All of the puppies have them as well as you would expect.

Note: The Dog (Rowdy) looks more pale than he actually is and the bitch (Chloe) looks more Tan than she actually is because I tried to adjust the photo levels to cater for the shadow the bitch was in.

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Q27 - When can I come and pick out my new Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppy?

A - From around 4-5 weeks onwards is a good time. Usually by this time we have an answer from the Dog's owner (Dean Oliver) to be certain he gets the pick-of-the-litter as per our agreement with him.

But that being said we notify everyone on our >> Priority Notification Opt-In List << at the same time (to be fair to everyone) before we let anyone else on our other general lists know and before we start advertising offline - in newspapers etc.

(Note: We find that we rarely do any offline advertising now as most if not all of the pups are pre-sold well before the pick-up date.)

Go and Opt-In now to our Priority Notification Opt-In List and get a "leg-up" on everyone else that is after our "in demand" puppies.

At this point in time we are planning to let everyone know they are officially for sale at 7:00pm on Monday the 5th, June. Although I must confirm this yet with the dog's owner, as I said above, to make sure I don't sell his pup.

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Q28 - Do you have any restrictions on who you will you sell your Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Puppies too?

A - Yes! Definitely! We are VERY choosy as to who we sell our Quality, Purebred, Blue Australian Cattle Dog Puppies too. We treat it a bit like an adoption process - although not as strictly as for a human child. (For example you cannot just walk in off the street and expect to take one of our puppies home with you. We will not sell any of our puppies to a pet shop for re-sale either.)

We rely on our gut instincts as well as an online form on the >> Priority Notification Opt-In List << to help us determine to whom we will sell our puppies. If we say no to you - we mean no. Nothing will change our minds.

We are very strict on this due to past instances early on in our breeding whereby owners have not cared for their puppies properly and they have either died or we have ended up rehousing the dogs at a later stage of their life.

With that being said we look forward to meeting prospective owners of our puppies. You are welcome to come and look at the pups at any time from 4-5 weeks onwards and meet with us. Please just >> email or call us << and let us know you are coming a day or two in advance so we can arrange to meet with and show you.

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Q29 - Do you take early deposits or pre-payment for the puppies?
We are travelling a long way so we want to make sure the puppy we want will still be there when we arrive.
We have waited a long time now for one of your puppies and want to make sure we get the one we want from the videos and photos.
We know the exact one we want and want to make sure we get it.

A - Yes! Usually it is full payment or pre-payment only BUT we have had so many requests we will take deposits and pre-payments on the following terms only......

1) By paying a deposit or full pre-payment on any one or more of our puppies you are stating that you have read these terms and are in agreeance with them and agree to abide by them.

2) A minimum of $100.00 AUD per puppy by Cash, Visa or MasterCard Credit Card, Australian Money Order in AUD, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or Wire transfer into our account. No cheques - period - are accepted.

3) You must specify the puppy or puppies you are placing the deposit on by sex, number and name (if applicable). This is your responsibility to make sure this information is correct.

4)a) Any deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE!
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You may transfer a deposit to another puppy from the same litter that is still available for sale by written notice - Fax or Email. We will confirm your change by return notice by the same method. Of course the deposit comes off the total fee on pick-up of your puppy.
   c) If you have made a full pre-payment for a puppy and change your mind for another puppy that is not available or suitable then a $100.00 AUD cancellation fee will be deducted from any refunds due to you.

5) If you decide not to take your deposit puppy or another suitable puppy from the same litter then you will forfeit your deposit money. We may have already knocked back others from purchasing the puppy and we have to then invest extra time and cost into finding a new family.

6) As with full pre-payment should anything happen to your puppy resulting in death or illness prior to pick-up or for any reason we cannot supply you the puppy in excellent health as expected at pick-up then you will be refunded any deposit or pre-payment in full. Of course the puppy will not be supplied either.

7) We always reserve the right to reject anyone we feel will be unsuitable for our puppies on meeting them at pick-up or prior to pick-up. In this case a full refund of any monies paid is issued.

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I'm sure you'll agree these terms are fair and reasonable. 

We always recommend it is best to come and check out the puppies in person before placing a deposit or pre-paying - if at all possible.

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Q30 - How much will it cost to transport my new puppy to us from Echuca?

A - We often get asked this question so I've put together a "pdf" document listing several companies and businesses who transport our puppies to you in Australia or Overseas. 

For Air Transport we highly recommend Jet Pets - see the document for details - who will arrange everything for you. All you need do is let us know when the puppy needs to be at Tullamarine airport.

We will charge you $77.00 AUD for our fuel to get the puppy there if we have to make a one puppy trip. If we can arrange several puppies to be delivered within a short time of each other on the same day - so we still only make one trip - we charge each owner $38.50 AUD. Of course this is on top of the cost of the puppy and must be paid 48-hours prior to the date to delivery.

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Note: This FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Page is by no means complete. More FAQs on our Quality Purebred Australian Cattle Dogs and on Australian Cattle Dogs will be posted here in the future. Please >> email us << if you have a question.

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Lifetime Genetic Defect Guarantee

Our 100% Bullet Proof Guarantee For ALL Our Puppies and Dogs

So confident are we of the Quality of our Purebred Blue Australian Cattle Dogs we guarantee the following to ALL purchasers of our Australian Cattle Dog Puppies.

All dogs have a Lifetime Genetic Defect Money Back Guarantee!

If any dog purchased from us, is EVER found to be defective in hearing, vocals or sight due to a "Genetic Fault / Gene Fault". We will reimburse the full cost of the test that proved there is a Genetic/Gene Fault with the dog AND the full purchase price of the dog.

To claim this... it is the purchaser's responsibility to pay to have the dog tested to prove the genetic fault. The purchaser is then required to...
1) Contact us advising us of the claim and fax to us the documents proving the genetic fault or faulty gene. We will then contact the purchaser to arrange a time and place for the reimbursement.
2) At the time of reimbursement the dog MUST be returned to us.
3) At the time of reimbursement provide us with the original documents of the required proof (the test results and any other documents for the dog).
(Note: All the above conditions MUST be met to receive reimbursement.)

BONUS: If all of the above conditions have been met by the purchaser we also offer the purchaser - FREE - the option of 2nd pick-of-the-litter (after any agreements we may have with the owner of the dog we use) of any litter next due from any of our breeding bitches if they so desire.

You will not find ANY OTHER Purebred Breeder offering this Guarantee!

 

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Other Information

Glossary and Clarification of the Terms used on this website:

Bentley Mark - This is the term that some Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) fanciers give to the white stars or markings on their foreheads of Australian Cattle Dogs.

The "Bentley" mark is only apparent on puppies after 3 to 4 weeks of age, as they mature and darken in coat colour. When they are born they are all white except for their obvious dark patches and so the "Bentley" mark cannot be seen.

Markings - These are any dark patches or other markings the dog may have on them.

Pedigreed - Dogs registered with the appropriate State and/or National Kennel Club and having a traceable family history / tree. These dogs are sold with the appropriate "Pedigree Papers" and usually cost many times more than equivalent purebred dogs as described below.

Pedigree Papers - Commonly referred to as "Papers", these are the registration papers required under the Kennel Club rules to be provided by the "Registered Breeder" to the purchaser of the dog when they purchase the dog "with Pedigree Papers" or "with Papers". These papers include such information as the dog's registered name, registration number, family history and more.

Pure Bred or Purebred - Dogs "believed" or "known" to be from pure blood lines; without a mixture of any other breed. The breeder usually has no "definite proof" this is the case and hence these dogs are normally much cheaper to buy than pedigreed dogs.
Note: A purebred dog purchased from a "registered breeder" may not cost a lot less than a pedigreed dog depending on it's "type" and "markings".

Registered Breeder - A breeder who is currently registered with the State and/or National Kennel Club bodies as required to breed Pedigreed dogs. Only "Registered Breeders" can supply Kennel Club Registered and Pedigreed dogs with "Pedigree Papers" (commonly referred to as "Papers") to customers/purchasers of their dogs.

Type - This is loosely described as the way the dog stands, looks, carries itself etc. A dog of excellent type conforms closely to the Kennel Club Standards than does a dog of OK or Very Good type as an example.

Note: This Glossary is by no means complete. More information on Australian Cattle Dogs will be posted here in the future. Please >> email us << if you have a question.

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Submit A Question and Get a FREE Copy of my NEW e-Book Titled... "The Australian Cattle Dog"

As a fellow Australian Cattle Dog Fancier (Lover), I need your advice!

I'm putting the finishing touches on a new e-book and information package that's all about Australian Cattle Dogs and I want to make sure I don't leave anything out.

So, will you let me know your biggest question about Australian Cattle Dogs? It could be anything...even if you think it's silly.

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Please feel free to contact us at any time for more information on our great little Pure Bred Australian Cattle Dog puppies for sale and/or on the Australian Cattle Dog e-book due out soon.

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(Personally, I Just Love 'em!)

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