FTC Affiliate Disclosure
—Many of the products and services we advertise and recommend on this site provide us with an affiliate commission for referrals and we use affiliate links in banner ads and text links throughout this site, including on this page. What is an affiliate link?
For more information see our Disclosure
Need Australian Shepherd Puppy Buying Advice
(Johnson City, TN, USA)
I had two Australian Shepherds from a breeder who has since stopped breeding. I consulted with a breeder who has no puppies and she recommended another breeder with puppies available from two litters, two boys at three months, and one at 7 months.
My concern is that both litters had some stillborn puppies (2 of 8 from the recent litter, 1 of 4 from the earlier litter), and the more recent litter one puppy has bilateral deafness, though it is a tri and this was not a merle to merle breeding.
The breeder has been involved in showing and breeding for many years, with a good reputation, but all this has me a bit nervous. I am planning to visit and possibly purchase a puppy soon, and would like advice.