Text Box:    A true Aussie will have strong herding and protective instincts with a very loyal and strong resolve with no fear. Ranchers in the American West prized these tough little working dogs, for their often uncanny intelligence, eagerness to please, protectiveness, trainability and charm.  They were the preferred breed during the largest part of the twentieth century. They were favored by stockmen for their stamina, and intuitiveness to handle stock in the tough, demanding conditions of working large flocks in the American west.

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Puppies planned for

Fall 2020

Pups should make great ranch, working dog, agility or any thing you want to do as well as great active family companions.

Parents are cleared for MDR1, DM, HSF4, CEA, PRA and both good rating with OFA on hips.

Reserve list started.


406-861-3715  paintedprairie@msn.com


“Ranch raised and family loved ASCA & AKC Australian Shepherds”

In the Beautiful State of Montana


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