We decided to send Liz to herding camp after her little informal instinct test showed she liked the sheep. We’ve been on the long waitlist with Megan Sims Kennedy in Arizona for longer than a year and finally now she’s herding!!
We got the first update after she was there for a week and it was great. Fingers crossed that she continues to love it and succeeds in this adventure. It’s really neat that even though we haven’t bred specifically for herding instinct, there is something there.
We miss her so much, especially Kiki who was her main play buddy! It’s super expensive, but what with these dogs isn’t?
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted here. My original intention with this site is to keep everyone updated on what’s going on with us. Oops.
There has been A LOT of stuff in the last 1.5 years.
First thing to update is that our little stink, Kiki, finished her AKC Championship. She was “pink” in our last litter and her name is now AKC CH Bialy If You Know You Know CGC. The AKC CH part means she got all the required points and majors needed to complete her championship title with the American Kennel Club. She also has 5 major points towards her ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) championship too. The CGC at the end of her name stands for Canine Good Citizen. It’s a title from AKC that basically means she was tested to have good manners around other dogs and with people. There are a series of exercises in the test where they have to walk with/near other dogs behaving, accept people touching and brushing them and stay with a stranger while the owner is absent for a few minutes. Pretty simple.
For her championships, we utilized a professional handler. She is the same one who showed Bonnie, Remi and Olive for some of their championship points. That’s why you see her in the win photos and not me.
Now that we wait for other shows to finish her ASCA title, she will continue on with her agility training which she loves! She’s such a fun girl.
Puppies turned eight weeks old yesterday and we had the litter evaluated with some fellow breeders, judges and even a reproductive specialist. They all agreed with what we have been thinking for a few weeks, that Pink is the prospective next generation hopeful. That means that as of right now Mint, Blue, Red and Lavender are all available to loving companion homes.
Yellow, now Lincoln, flew the nest and it is in his own home now and Purple has also found her new family.
First group car rides in the kennels and the puppies were great! Usually we have some crying ( or a lot of crying ) for most of the way there and they usually stop and settle down for the last 5-10 minutes but not this crew. They were chill and quiet right away and for the whole trip there. All the puppies cleared their eye exams and we stopped by my brother’s house on the way home and they got to play on some astroturf and politely meet a flat coat retriever.
We are making the long trek on Friday down to South Denver for evaluations with some fellow breeders and judges. We already know a few of the puppies that are available to companion homes but hopefully on Friday we should have sussed out which one we want to grow up in hopes of being the next generation.
Please let me know if you are interested in one of these puppies! We are really impressed with their temperaments in particular and they are a beautiful bunch.
The puppies are now 7 weeks old now. They love playing in the ball pit and some of them even like the pool when water is in there.
Puppies are now moving from mostly mushy puppy food to mostly dry puppy food in anticipation of some going to new homes this coming weekend. Eye exams on Wednesday and evaluations on Friday. We do still have 3 puppies available.
The babies turned 6 weeks old yesterday and today had their first official baths. They were all really great with only a few complaints. We have worked on weaning this week because Mama Bonnie goes back to her house tomorrow. Auntie Liz is coming back in trade so we’re really excited. 4th of July went super well and all the babies handled the hours and hours of our neighbors lighting super loud boomers. Today they didn’t even blink when Mike drove the loud riding mower near them.
They are doing awesome with the potty training and haven’t pooped in the pen for well over a week now. They also thankfully are later risers than the last litter. Whew!
We still have available puppies. Please let us know if you are interested.
I could not believe what happened tonight. Oh and Happy 5 weeks old babies! They are doing so awesome and Bonnie has had her nights free for quite a few days which she loves. They are loving their playtime outside and even got out to the grass today. They are eating smushy kibble, dried kibbles and they get milk about 5 ish times a day with Bonnie. They are liking peeing and pooping outside and I’m excited that it will move more and more that way.
Back to my excitement right now. We put them to bed after playing outside for about 45 minutes. We get settled for bed and hear a pup whining. Check camera and it’s Pink. Go stealthy into the darkness and grab her. Bring her out to the little porch off our bedroom where she hadn’t been yet. Put her in the grass……and she tinkled! Like right away. She was asking to go out to pee! Ahhhhh! These little things excite me. Kind of like how calm everyone was outside when direct neighbors were lighting loud illegal fireworks in our street.
I’m so proud of these little puperonies.
We do post more photos daily to our instagram @bialyaussies and a few to our tiktok bialyaussies
As of right now we have a few puppies available. We feel strongly about a few of their show and performance potential that we would make special arrangements if that type of home inquired. Feel free to ask any questions
Hard to believe that four weeks has gone by and that we are halfway through our journey. They moved completely out to the big pen this week and it made me kind of sad to put away the whelping box for the final time.(for another year at least) ￼
They started ground up puppy food this week and really like it. They are surprisingly clean and nobody has had to have a bath yet. They really love playing with us and run over anytime anybody walks by. They have been going on the porch a few times over the last few days and they really like exploring out there.
We did there weekly weigh in and their DNA tests for MDR1 and added a merle test since their dad is technically an atypical merle.
Lots of individual photos below and extras from the past few days.
We are going to start taking deposits of families that are interested. It’s been kind of a weird summer as a few people have dropped off the list because they decided they definitely want a blue merle girl with blue eyes and we definitely don’t have that this time. We love our black tris and they seem to have awesome personalities so far. We do have room on the list for a couple of the boys and at least one of the girls.
We have enjoyed having the kitchen table back for an entire 2.5 weeks between litters but today we set it up for the Bonnie babies. They spent a few hours in there over the day today and will do another few hours tomorrow and probably will transition fully on Monday. Big changes for them but they handled it like champs as long as there was a cold pack in there to lay on. It also helped that Bonnie’s human mom, Michelle, came to visit and sat in the pen for a while. They are so weird about loving the cold packs though. It puts them right to sleep.
f you do not follow us on instagram, you should. @bialyaussies We post daily adorable photos.
We are waiting a few more days to introduce mushy food because not all of them have teeth that are erupted. There are a few that do and the rest are right on the edge so soon.
We will take new individual photos tomorrow and start to get a general idea on who we have waiting first. We do have a couple of spots on the wait list available for both a boy and a girl or 2. If you have filled out the questionnaire, I’ll contact you this week to see if you want to commit and make a deposit to guarantee your position. To get to the questionnaire, bialyaussies.com