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 and allowing us to share some of our top quality puppies to outstanding families. Aurealis strives for excellence in the show ring, performance ring and as companions and this all begins in the whelping box. We are proud to have attained ample success 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 are home-raised from birth and receive the finest care by us and their remarkable dams. If not keeping a puppy to contribute to our breeding program, we want to give them every opportunity to be a member of your family. Aurealis Collie puppies are available at 9 weeks of age. We breed Rough and Smooth Collies of all colors: Sable, Sable-Merle, Tri, Blue Merle and Color-Headed Whites.
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 and many families wait long periods of time before they are able to call one of our puppies their own. Patience is key. To receive our Puppy Application, please email us at email@example.com. We require a phone interview and check references diligently. We are no longer accepting deposits for our puppies, this could change at any time. Once you are your family have been approved as a potential home will you be added to our reservation list. We reserve the right to refuse any sale. When inquiring about our puppies, any and all requests such as gender, color, or coat variety is required. Aurealis breeds collies in every color and in both Rough and Smooth varieties. Though there is no preference among the colors in the Collie Standard, we understand that many of our potential clients prefer a certain one as 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 born or available. The more open you are to coat color/markings, gender and variety, the sooner we may be 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 for any reason, they may wait for a puppy from a future litter or we can recommend other respected Collie breeders in your area.
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 affect 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 health 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) by genetic testing.
Vaccinations: Depending on the age of your puppy, the proper vaccines are administered before leaving Aurealis. We will provide you with a detailed vaccination history for personal and veterinarian use. Our puppies receive preventative deworming to avoid parasitic conditions before going to their new home. Any questions about deworming and/or flea/tick/heart worming medications should be discussed with us before administering to avoid any catastrophic reaction due to the Multi-Drug Resistance mutation that affects herding dogs.
For more information about the MDR1 Mutation visit: https://vcpl.vetmed.wsu.edu/
Wellness/Health Checks: All of our puppies have a wellness/health check by our trusted veterinarian Dr. Anders Thoreson prior to going to their new home.
Socialization: Our puppies are given an abundance of attention and training and are socialized to numerous environments such as: car rides, other pets, and individuals 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 8 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 and are bred together, color-headed white offspring may 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 top quality 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. 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 for a flat rate of $100. Otherwise, the puppy may be transported world-wide by airline cargo. We only recommend Alaska Airlines for all air transportation, whenever possible. Air transportation incorporates extra costs such as: shipping cost, a health certificate and a suitably sized crate for the puppy.
Please contact us directly for our domestic and international pricing. The cost is based on a variety of factors such as: age, quality (companion or show) and lineage.
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