MARCH 2020: 15 week old Sable-Headed White Female available to companion home. Please contact us below for more information.
LITTER OF 6 BORN FEB 2020: Sired by Aurealis Constellation x Aurealis Classical Era
SPRING LITTERS - Please check back with us as we may have select Rough and Smooth puppies available in late-Spring 2020.
We do not have any adult Collies available at this time.
ABOUT AUREALIS PUPPIES:
Aurealis has always kept it small, with an emphasis being quality not quantity. This philosophy has guided us to keep a limited number of elite dogs to carry on the Aurealis bloodline. With a passion for head detail, expression and elegance plus soundness, Aurealis has engineered a line of dogs that exude breed type that adheres to the AKC Collie Standard. We emphasize temperament and feel that all Collies should be able to perform the duty of what they were bred for. Many of our Collies have been successful not only in conformation but agility, herding, obedience, therapy, tracking and most importantly enjoy being lifelong members of the family. We are proud to have accomplished this with limited breedings and careful selection. We carefully plan each and every litter with the goal to better the Aurealis bloodline and improve the quality of Rough and Smooth Collies world-wide. Our puppies receive the finest care and are monitored extensively to ensure optimal success. Aurealis puppies have high expectations for us and we are honored to share them with people from around the world. Aurealis Puppies are available beginning at 9-10 weeks of age.
If you are interested in an Aurealis puppy, we require a completed Puppy Application before you or your family are considered as a potential home. Many of our puppies are reserved prior to birth. To receive our Puppy Application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may require a phone interview and check references diligently. If approved, a refundable $300 deposit is required to reserve your place on our list. This deposit goes towards the overall price of the puppy. Requests-if any, such as gender, color, or coat variety are also required during this process. Aurealis breeds collies in every color in both Rough and Smooth varieties. Though there is no preference among the colors in the Collie Standard, we understand that many of our clients prefer a certain one for their ideal Collie. Despite the fact that our clients will know the prospective color(s) and variety of a future litter, we cannot 100% guarantee a certain color in a specific gender or variety will be available. The more open you are on the coat color/markings, gender and variety, the sooner we may have something available. We reserve the right to pick the puppy that best fits the requests the buyer specified in their application. If puppies become unavailable or there is not one that adheres to a buyers expectations, they may wait for a puppy from a future litter or have their deposit refunded. Additionally, the deposit is 100% refundable up to the point that the litter turns 6 weeks of age. After that point, we reserve the right to retain the deposit if we need to further market the puppy in order to find an approved home.
CARE OF AUREALIS PUPPIES PRIOR TO SALE:
Health Testing: In an effort to ensure that our dogs are healthy, health testing allows us as breeders towards that goal. We DNA test our sires and dams for major health issues that may effect collies, including but not limited to: DM, DMS, CEA, PRA, numerous blood disorders and various OFA tests such as Cardiac, Elbows and Hips. Visit our dogs personal pages for personalized heath testing results and the OFA website for public records. Our resources tab has many enlightening articles to further your understanding of diseases and defects that can afflict dogs in general and Collies in particular.
Collie Eye Checks: We have our puppy eye checks at 7-8 weeks by reputable Canine Ophthalmologist Dr. Sullivan at the Seattle Animal Eye Clinic. You are ensured accurate results and are given a certified eye check certificate with your puppy. Our breeding stock is Mild for CEA (Collie Eye Anomaly) and 100% clear of Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).
Vaccinations: Depending on the age of your puppy, the proper vaccines are administered before leaving Aurealis. We will provide you a detailed vaccination history for personal and veterinarian use. Our puppies receive preventative deworming to avoid parasitic conditions before going to their new home.
Wellness/Health Checks: All puppies have a wellness/health check by a veterinarian prior to going to their new home.
Socialization: Our puppies are given an abundance of attention and are socialized to numerous environments such as: car rides, other pets, and people of all ages. We pride ourselves in the temperament of our breeding stock and are hopeful to share our sweet, happy and playful collies with you.
Collie Ear Taping: We begin taping all of our puppies ears at 7 weeks old. This is a diligent process that must occur in order to achieve the correct ear set, shape and tip of the ear for the proper Collie expression.
Sable: Predominately Sable, ranging from fawn sable color of varying shades of light sable to dark mahogany with white markings usually on the chest, neck, legs, feet and tip of the tail. The Sable Merle appears sable and will typically have a lighter sable color with merle speckles.
Blue Merle: A mottled or marbled color predominately blue-grey and black with white markings on the chest, neck, legs, feet and tip of the tail and tan markings on the legs and face.
Tri-Color: Predominately black, carrying tan markings on the legs and face and white markings on the chest, neck, legs, feet and tip of the tail.
White: Predominately white, preferably with sable, blue-merle or tri-color markings. When both parents inherit the white-factored gene, color-headed white offspring appear.
The AKC Collie comes in two varieties, the Rough (long hair) and the Smooth (short hair). They are one breed and judged by the same AKC standard, except in regards to coat. When bred together, both varieties may appear in a litter. At Aurealis, we are primarily focused on the Rough variety but do occasionally breed Smooth Collies. All of our Smooth Collies are Rough-Factored and will produce Rough and Smooths when bred.
Aurealis Collies is located north of Seattle, Washington, USA. We are within close driving proximity to Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Canada. If we are outside of your driving range, we recommend you fly into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to pick up your puppy before 10 weeks of age in order for it to fly in the airplane cabin with you. Otherwise, the puppy may be transported world-wide by airline cargo. We recommend Alaska Airlines for all air transportation, if possible.
Please contact us for our domestic and international pricing. The cost is based on a variety of factors such as: age, quality (companion or show), progeny and color.