About Ohio Valley Australian Shepherds
Dylan and I live outside of the small town Bethel, OH in the Ohio River valley with our dogs and three cats. Our dogs are not kennel kept aside from when we are unable to supervise them, they live inside and are apart of our family on a daily basis. They lounge on our couch, eat beside our dinner table, and enjoy sleeping under a large window enjoying the sunshine. Our dogs are very social and enjoy outings with the family such as hiking, camping, swimming, and the frequent trips to our local feed and pet stores.
Dylan and I met when we were in high school and next door neighbors, Dylan grew up only being allowed to have one pet at a time so you can imagine the confusion when he met my family and our 8 pets!! He however adjusted very well to all of our pets and has continued to love them as much as I do. I would have never imagined that I would meet a man that would say " yes babe" whenever I found another Australian shepherd that I wanted to add to our growing family. Together we have worked very hard to provide a comfortable lifestyle for ourselves and our pets. We enjoy our dogs, our cats, cars, trucks, and the outdoors.
Jake and Jersey are the foundation of our breeding program and the loves of my life. All of our dogs are registered with at least American Stock dog register ( ASDR ) and/or our private breed club Australian Shepherd Club of America ( ASCA.) and/or AKC. Before any breeding's take place our dogs are health tested complete with a genetic panel and the requirements of the Orthopedic foundation of animals better known as ( OFA.) First and foremost our dogs are our companions and our family. They all receive individual attention, training, and love, they often frequent every outing that Dylan or I attend.
Our goal as a preservation breeder is to continue to breed dogs that are beautiful examples of our breed standard. We strive to produce dogs that are versatile as they are beautiful.
All of our puppies are raised in our home and spend their days with us being socialized and cared for. We make multiple trips once the puppies are vaccinated to pet friendly, stores, restaurants, and other facilities so that the puppies experience many different situations, and opportunities to socialize with people other than ourselves, friends and family. All of our puppies are registered and health tested so that we can puppies produced by us are healthy and well adjusted.
Our puppies can go to their new homes at 8-10 weeks of age so that their dam, sire, and our other animals can teach them to be their best self, along side our guidance. We start working with each puppy individually because learning at a young age can make a world of difference in the foundation of a puppies life. We want each of our puppies to have the very best start in life so we send each one home with a large puppy care package that includes a comfort blanket, toys, training treats, a sample bag of food, and a binder full of information.
All of our puppies are placed on limited registration (pet only) with a co-own until proof of spay/neuter, and breeding rights are available to properly screened and approved performance/show/herding homes. I do have a contract in place to protect my puppies that I require to be signed by every person purchasing a puppy. These contracts are adjusted accordingly with whether you will be receiving limited or full registration for your new family member. I also Offer a 2 year genetic guarantee for each puppy that is also covered and explained within my contract.
Our puppies will have their tails docked, 1 rounds of vaccinations, micro-chipped, and started on flea and heart-worm prevention.