FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW BIG IS A MINI AUSSIE? A TOY?
Mini Aussies are 14-18 inches measured from the top of their shoulder or withers to the floor. Toys are 10-14 inches. Size is not determined by weight. We try to predict size the best we can through our parent dogs and their pedigrees. Sometimes dogs stay smaller or get bigger than we intend. There is not exact science to determine size.
HOW DO MINI AUSSIES GET ALONG WITH CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS?
Minis and toys are great with children and are wonderful family pets. They are also accepting of other animals in the household. You could come home one day and find your Mini Aussie cuddled up with your kitty cat!
DO MINI AUSSIES NEED TRAINING?
Yes. All puppies in any breed need to be trained with consistency and love. Aussies love to be involved in family activities and do best with owners that provide obedience training, socialization, and exercise. Aussies are naturally reserved around strangers and need to be properly socialized early in their lives. They are also extremely loyal dogs and want to be with their human family members as much as possible. Aussies are extremely smart and thrive to please their owner by learning a training concept with very few repetitions. Socialization is a must with Aussies that means with other people and dogs.
DO YOU SHIP YOUR PUPPIES?
We ship puppies nationwide. We offer shipping through airline as well as ground transport. Shipping / Transport costs are the responsibility of the new owners. You are always welcome at FDR Aussies to get your special family member.
I WANT TO PURCHASE A FDR PUPPY – HOW DO I SEND A PAYMENT/DEPOSIT?
It’s simple. Deposits are $500, payable by Cash or PayPal (make sure to include 3.5% fee for PayPal). Once deposit is received, your puppy will be placed on hold. Final payments must be in the form of Cash or PayPal (include 3.5% fee for PayPal) before the pup can be released to the new owners.
The email address you want to use for PayPal is
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Make sure to include the 3.5% fee in your transaction – for every $100 add $3.50
IF I DECIDE THAT I DON’T WANT A PUPPY ANYMORE MAY I GET MY DEPOSIT BACK?
All money is non-refundable. We know that sounds really strict but your deposit is for us to HOLD your puppy. We mark it as sold so nobody else can purchase him/her. We have taken that puppy off the market FOR YOU. We are a small breeder and the benefit for you is that your puppy is born and handled daily in our home and comes to you very well socialized. We would be loosing several potential sales while your puppy was marked as sold.
DOES MY PUPPY COME WITH A HEALTH GUARANTEE?
Yes. A 72 hour health guarantee. Refer to our Agreements on the bottom of this page for addition guarantees . We stand behind our dogs, but every situation is different and it’s impossible to address every potential scenario in a contract. If there is ever a problem, it can and will be dealt with professionally where we both can be happy. Our goal here at FDR Aussies is for everyone who gets a puppy from us to be totally excited with their new family member!
WHEN DOES MY PUPPY NEED TO BE PAID IN FULL?
Puppies must be paid in full before it will be turned over to you as the new owner and will not be delivered or shipped if not paid in full.
HOW EARLY CAN I PICK MY PUPPY UP?
Puppies can be picked up after they are 8 weeks old. It is against Texas Law for a pup to leave before they are 8 weeks old. Our vaccine / deworming protocol is through 8 weeks to ensure that you are getting a pup that is as protected as we can.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED IN CASE I WANT TO PICK UP MY PUPPY?
Forestburg, Texas We are approximately 1 1/2 hours from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.
ARE THERE THINGS I SHOULD NOT DO WHEN I PICK UP MY PUPPY?
The main thing to remember … be very careful in public places until your puppy has received all their vaccinations! For example, don’t leave here and go to a pet store. People of all walks of life take there animals there and you do not want your baby exposed to these places until there vaccines are complete. You don’t want to expose your new little bundle of joy to getting sick by where other sick puppies have been. Wait until you can get somewhere your puppy can safely potty -preferably a place where dogs haven’t been. The same is true when you are out on the highway with your puppy. Rest stops have designated dog areas. That is fine when your dog is fully vaccinated but don’t let your puppy potty there because of all the non-vaccinated and sick puppies. Please find an isolated spot on the side of the road for potty time ~ and always have the puppy on a leash! In an instant they can dart away from your protection simply because they are so curious and energetic. Make sure and bring a towel, paper towels and/or wipes with you, your little one may have an accident on your way home.
I THOUGHT MY PUPPY HAD VACCINES BEFORE I RECEIVED HIM/HER. WHY IS IT STILL SO DANGEROUS TO TAKE HIM/HER TO A PET STORE OR TO THE PARK?
Your puppy will be up to date on its vaccines according to his/her age when you receive him/her. We will send a vaccination and deworming record with your puppy. However, the Parvo virus is still very dangerous to your puppy and still can be contracted if not fully vaccinated. Most vaccination schedules don’t have your puppy complete with their vaccinations until it is 15-16 weeks of age. So, the best policy to keep your puppy healthy is to wait until all the boosters and vaccinations have been administered.
WHY DO SOME AUSSIES EARS STAND UP AND OTHERS DON’T?
We strive to produce dogs that are breed standard. Some times dogs are born with smaller ears or ears that are not as heavy and they can stand up. We try to match dogs that compliment each other to produce the best we can but it still happens sometimes. When Aussies are teething their ears can do some crazy things. As much as we would like we do not guarantee what the ears will look like as adults.