MINIATURE AUSTRALIAN/AMERICAN SHEPHERD HAILED AS THE BEST CHOICE FOR A COMBINATION COMPANION/THERAPY DOG.
OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS JUST CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT THEIR AMAZING MINIATURE AMERICAN PUPPIES
At 3 years old, Ethan said he needed a brother. So along came his hairy bro, "Berkeley". They are inseparable. Miniature Australian/American Shepherds are excellent family dogs
"Maverick" is very affectionate - loves to be scratched behind the ears or have his belly rubbed! He is just as eager to give you kisses! He also loves to romp and play with our son - Maverick is very fast!!!! He and our son chase each other, play tug of war and rough house often, but all we have to do is say "sweet" and instantly Maverick is gentle, loving and ready to snuggle. As much as he loves to play, he is equally content to doze quietly at your feet or cuddle with you as you watch TV. He blows us away! Who would ever know at this time this picture was taken, that Maverick would grow into an award winning Companion and Therapy Dog at Baylor Medical Center? We are so thankful for our breeder Judy Reynolds, for her professionalism.
"Koda thinks it’s HIS job to pull me around on the skateboard and we have to stop all the time 'cause he thinks that everyone just wants to pet him. AND he is extremely smart, sometimes too smart for his own good! " Koda is owned and loved by Eric T. of Arizona.
"We are enjoying our pup Maggie! She is quite adjusted to us and the kids are to her. They enjoy each other greatly."
The Roeske Family
The Kerico family takes canine companionship all the way to the ball park. The Miniature Australian/American Shepherd is truly a versatile breed
"Rocky" seems to enjoy listening to Cade read to him. A Mini Aussie is just happy to do whatever his person is doing.
"So eager to please, so quick to catch on, he was a breeze to train!"
The Chambers family
"We have one HAPPY teenager and what seems like a very happy puppy!
Rosie is right at home on Maggie's bed, and she likes her own bed, too.
She's incredibly sweet, and we just love her." Katy, OK
"Today we enjoyed spoiling Peanut on his birthday, and I thought you may want to see some pics. He loves car rides, guarding the house, playing fetch, and following us wherever we go. We are so grateful for our little obedient Aussie. We will never turn from this breed!" The Klopfenstein's
(Note: Peanut is mature at 12" and 15 lbs. What a PRETTY BOY!)
"Thank you Judy for leting us make a deel with my mom . I promise to take good care of dexter i will love him with all my heart i will send you pictures of him when he is mature so you can see what a great dog he is going to be . thanks again for dexter."
Serena (9 years old). Texas
"We are enjoying Maggie! She is quite adjusted to us and the kids are to her. They enjoy each other greatly."
The Roeske Family
"She's a beauty and as sweet as can be. We all love her!! Her family includes four humans, a fellow mini aussie, Maggie, two cats, Rex and Timber, and a big old turtle we call Turtlee. She's very healthy and happy! Thank you for sharing one of your pups with us. Can't imagine life without her!!" The Okulski Family
there's nothing that can make a little girl any happier than sweet little puppies.
"Maggie loves the snow and is the greatest thing ever. Thanks so much for our wonderful family addition!"
"Everyone in the town loves her!"
"We are so very impressed with Maverick!!! I've grown up with dogs all my life. We've had several different breeds from AKC Keeshonds, Labradors and mutts, big dogs to small dogs and we've loved them all. But I've never seen any dog so smart, so easy to train and eager to please! From the moment we got Maverick, he was constantly our shadow, following us loyally wherever we went. Maverick has grown into the best Companion and Therapy Dog ever!
So quick to catch on, he was a breeze to train! So much so that when we went to sign him up for puppy training classes we ran into a problem. By the time we waited to get his rabies shot, Maverick had already learned everything they were going to teach the puppies. We asked to move up to the next level - the beginner class - and Maverick already knew all those tricks, too. We finally signed up for private classes not because Maverick needed to be trained, but because I didn't know any more tricks to teach him!
Before Maverick was 5 months old, he knew how to sit, lay down, shake, stay, reach up for a high five , bark, crawl, turn in circles (both clock wise and counter clock wise), beg, jump thru a hoop, retrieve, catch a frisbee most of the time - at least when I throw it correctly! Maverick understands the words: come, bye-bye, hungry, drink, walk, park, up, go stairs, night-night, kisses, ball, toy, find it, bring it, drop it, frisbee, find us (Maverick even plays 'hide and seek' - we hide and he finds us). Maverick is learning to put his toys in the basket at night (we just show him which one to pick up), he is currently learning to play dead , bow, roll over and even say his prayers. He is far and away the most amazing dog we've ever known!!! Maverick even rings a bell to let us know he wants to go outside!!!! "
"He is very affectionate - loves to be scratched behind the ears or have his belly rubbed! He is just as eager to give you kisses! He also loves to romp and play with our son - Maverick is very fast!!!! He and our son chase each other, play tug of war and rough house often, but all we have to do is say "sweet" and instantly Maverick is gentle, loving and ready to snuggle. As much as he loves to play, he is equally content to doze quietly at your feet or cuddle with you as you watch TV.
Talk with the Reynolds, do some checking, see for yourself and you will find as we did, that Rocking 2R is far and away the best place to buy your new dogs!!!! We did research before we bought Maverick and the difference in quality is night and day!!!! We spent a bit more on him as a puppy, but less on him in medical bills!!!!! The little extra money up front is more than worth it to know you have purchased a healthy, well bred, intelligent, well socialized, quality dog!!! Ms. Judy and Mr. George take exceptional care of their dogs. They love and pamper each dog and each of their puppies!!!! Their dogs are certified for eyes and hips, they are breeding dogs not only for great looks, but for loving temperaments and high intelligence! You get not only registration papers, but full pedigrees. You also get years of experience - the Reynolds are always there if you have any questions or concerns. More than getting a puppy, you are getting a new member of your family and you are also getting wonderful new friends!!! Ms. Judy is very particular about her babies!!!! There is a difference! We will never buy another dog from anyone else other than Rocking 2R!
We know you will be just as thrilled with your Rocking 2R puppy as we are!"
Blessings! The Chambers family, TX
"Ms Reba is an exceptionally loving dog. She acts as a companion with compassion for not only me but also for my severely disabled son. She brings me so much joy and I am touched by her capacity for loving me and others in my life. Sandra N.
"At one time, Richard would not even look at what was in front of him." It's amazing how a sweet companion and therapy dog can make such breakthroughs into the mind of this gentle young man.
Even at just under a year old Ms Reba seems to know what her mission in life is - being a great Companion and Therapy Dog.
Ms Reba may be a working girl, but she gets to travel in high style.
"Never a problem, from the day we brought her home!" We took the girls on vacation to Moab the first part of October and they had a blast! That convinced Dustie that she was really happy to be a part of our family. Wanda & Jerry Dunlop, NM
CONGRATULATIONS TO SKIP!
FIRST PLACE PUPPY CLASS -MASCA
FIRST PLACE PUPPY CLASS - ASDR
CONGRATS TO - MARLIES, SONJA AND SASKIA!
Thank you to Marlies, Sonja and Saskia for giving Skip a wonderful, forever home in Deusseldorf, Germany
"My dog, Jake, has been exposed to a lot of training since I got him from Judy last November. He has been to herding seminars, training classes, and much more over the last few months. Everyone we are around KNOWS AUSSIES and I get more compliments on how natural Jake looks and how unbelievable his mannerisms are. He’s not just smart, he blows my mind!!! This breed is known for high intellect, but he puts the other Aussies (standard and Mini) to shame. Each time I get compliments on my Mini-Aussie, I say, “Hey, it’s all in the breeding!” Thanks Judy, I couldn’t be happier with you and your professional and high class breeding of these angels!! "
Here's Abby and Gibbs - they are now 3 years old. I have had so much fun working with them. They are so smart. Both of them have completed their Canine Good Citizenship and I am registering them with the AKC.
Abby is on the left she is 38 pounds Gibbs is on the right at 23 pounds. It was a shock that they are so different. Everyone always think that Abby is the mother. They are a blessing thank you!
The Armstrong Family
Whoever said that Mini Aussies are hyper active, better take a look at Tater and Spirit! Mini Aussies (Americans) tend to mirror the energy level of their human family members, and whereever their humans are is where they want to be.."Our two Mini Aussies at 4 1/2 years old are doing great. It is amazing how well they get along together. When we go on vacation, of course they always go with us. Spirit and Tater are great travelers and well known in many stores where we shop.... " The Druff Family
The Mini Aussie (Mini American) Shepherd is often called the "Velcro dog." McKenzie M. can't even take a bath alone, but she says it's okay because "Remi" & "Earl" are quick to bring her the bath towel.
"WHERE is my toothbrush! I just keep losing it!" - Penny Collins, OK
There is nothing Koga likes better than competing on the FlyBall course. We have so much fun with her!
Definitely one of a kind! We absolutely adore Gibbs! He is laying here next to me while I am on the computer. Super silly, funny and so sweet! So glad we found you Judy! He is a member of our family & we love him tons! We keep him cut a little shorter than most Aussies, but we have lots of adventures to go on! And there are too many stickers around here to get caught in his beautiful coat. He looks handsome either way! Thank you for him! He is the Best!..The Ledbetter Family.
Isabella is just over 10 lbs and I love her, she is the BEST dog I have ever owned. She goes everywhere with me-incIuding the studio that I manage. "Her" visitors often find her lounging on the top of my desk. E. Silviera
Watch Diva Fly Through the Agility Course! Diva is out of Rocking 2R's Zechanted Princess Annika and Rocking 2R Snicker. She is making huge strides towards earning her agility title! Congratulations, Diva!
Congrats also to Diva's Mom, Terrie Tomlinson, and Diva's Trainer, Missy Pugh. Photo courtesy of Eric Bloemers Photography.......
"Judy, I believed you when you told me how incredibly intelligent these mini aussies are… but you never said they could TALK!!! Lol. If I wanted a smarty pants kid that was going to talk and talk back to me, I would have given birth to one…lol. You know how they say dogs and owners start to look alike. I guess in my case, instead of looking like me she turned into a wise cracker like me…lol. You ask if you can publish her pictures... You may absolutely publish her pictures in your "Happy Customers" page. You can also publish her picture in the “My Mommy is a Sucker” page, in the “I’m too cute for my own spots” page and the “you must adore me or I will become indignant” page… all equally apply. LOL
BEFORE.... AND AFTER.... Believe it or not... This is the SAME dog! The pictures were taken on the Same day!
And the dog's hair WAS NOT CUT!
Bleu Belle has an incredible coat and She is a Brilliant Girl! Bleu’s herding instinct is very strong - so much so she has become mommy’s little helper. If I yell at any of the cats for doing something they are not supposed to… Bleu springs into action and reprimands them, and usually she either yells at them too, gives them a bump with her nose, a paw on their back or just runs them back over the gate. Sometimes it's annoying when she does it but let’s face it in 4 days I’ll be 48… I don’t move like I used to…
Sincerely, Bleu Belle’s overprotective and very loving Mommy. Catherine M"
”We met Judy when we were looking for a special buddy for our deaf Mini Aussie, Skye. After losing our old furry friend, Savvy, Skye was severely depressed. We knew we had to find her a new buddy. Judy interviewed me, then invited me to her ranch to meet the male red merle that would become known as “Chili”. From the first day, it was as if Chili knew it was his "job" to look after her. He is very protective of Skye and our family, highly intelligent, listens well, is easy to train, housebroken and loves to swim and play ball. If you are considering a mini Aussie I would highly getting your dog from Judy. How she handles her puppies from birth until you get them, is testament to how dedicated she is to producing a wonderful dog. Her dogs are well socialized and are extremely easy to handle & train. I cannot say enough good things about Judy & her "babies". I wish you much joy with your new puppy and hope that you will have as much pleasure & love from your puppy as Chili has given us." Laura J.
"Boy, does he have me trained!"
I decided that I wanted to find out how much he weighed, so I set him on our home scales. After weighing him, I praised him and gave him a treat. Later I told him let's go weigh...he trotted in there and set on the scales. Today I told him the same thing and off he goes. Each time I give him a treat. Later I missed him and went looking for him. Guess where he was! In the utility room sitting on the scales! lol Boy, does he have me trained! He is such a smart little boy and we love him dearly. D. Strobel,
"Buying puppies from the Internet is a scary task. Just in searching for breeders you often come across horror stories of buying unhealthy puppies. Being just 8 months from receiving my DVM, I was anxious to ask tons of questions of the breeders I contacted before I looked at any puppy pictures... Because we all know that a cute puppy skews all reasoning. I had almost given up, then I found the Rocking 2R's web page. I called Judy and she answered all my questions honestly without dancing around the truth. I was impressed with her dedication to her pets, her complete medical records, the testing she has done on all of her adults for the common Aussie health problems (hip and eye evaluation, and MDR1 etc.). I was sold on getting a Mini Aussie from Judy before she even had any pups available. At the time it was likely that I would have to wait 6 months to get the color I wanted and I was fine with it because no one else could compare. At last, we bought Rowdy home, and he has been such a joy! He has only been with us a couple weeks and is potty trained, he can sit, lay down, rollover, shake and paw. Judy made the experience of buying a dog long distance a great experience and I will likely be a repeat customer! Lauren Otto, MO
" I thought you would enjoy to see how she has grown. Right now she is 21 pounds and 16 inches from the shoulders. Her hobbies are playing catch with tennis balls and going on boat rides. It is getting cold in northern Minnesota and Ava really enjoys it. She got very excited when we got our first snow fall and loves playing in the snow. She is also fully potty trained since she was 10 weeks old. She is a very good dog and we couldn't be happier with her!"
The Nybergs, MN
Izzy says she doesn't care if it IS the cat's bowl. "It's MY BED now!" Izzy is quite the ham lol, the new baby in town !!! She and Toup (cat) are really playing together now. When Izzy goes to sleep Toup will wake her up to play. She's making lots of new friends and loves being with people. The Small Family
"Nitro is probably the best dog I've ever had. He is very smart and very loving to my kids. He really enjoys playing in the snow!"
The Smith Family in Arkansas
Boomer is My Most Loyal Friend!
Boomer is our eternal baby! He never complains about going on my daily walks twice a day (rain or shine), he is so smart, he reads my mind, he is my most loyal friend and he is gentle as ever with kids, especially babies. The Wong Family
"Domino is in excellent health and he is one spoiled pup! He knows many commands now such as sit, stay, down, shake, and come, as well as the names of several of his toys. He is very smart and very, very sweet! We just love him to pieces! When I go to visit my parents he LOVES to play with their standard Aussie, Dundee." (See his picture continued to the right)
Domino and Dunde are best friends! I have attached a photo of him sleeping back to back with Dundee. Thank you for breeding such a wonderful dog! He is very loved and we are all very happy together! Thank you again!" L. Yost
"Susie is very beautiful, personable, and extremely intelligent. We have such a bond that I recently signed her up to do agility classes. I've been telling everybody that I have the next national champion! I do think she has some real talent for it. She is extremely expressive and sweet, but she's also pretty bold. She's a really neat dog. You did a great job breeding her. You will be happy to know that Suzie is very happy and healthy!" K. Renshaw
"Henri and I have just completed six weeks of training with a private dog trainer. As expected, she learned very, very quickly...only one or two times of showing her how to do something and she would get it. We have spent five hours shopping and walking around downtown Palo Alto, including an hour at a sit down out door restaurant and she behaved beautifully. Everybody told me that it is remarkable that she is so calm given her young age. There is not a day that goes by where someone doesn't tell me how beautiful Henri is. She was an adorable and beautiful puppy and has grown to be even more beautiful as a young dog. I am not biased, but she could possibly be one of the most beautiful dogs out of your kennel! I love having Henri in my life. She brings me much joy." L. Lo, CA
"Although somewhat reluctant, I decided to buy my mini Aussie, Gus from an internet seller. What an absolute great experience it turned into. Judy is a great lady and absolutely loves to talk about her "babies". She was never too busy to answer our questions and was always available. She was as nervous as we were on Gus' flight day. Our puppy arrived in perfect health, with a great disposition and personality. I strongly recommend Judy and Rocking 2R Aussies to anyone looking for a great addition to their family." John and Sandy, NJ
TUCKER AS A PUP
"After the loss of my 13 year old Golden Retriever, I felt like it would be awhile before I was ready to raise another puppy. I researched the Miniature Australian Shepherd for a few weeks and decided when I was ready for a puppy; this was the breed I felt would best fit our family. I searched for breeders in our area and was unable to locate any that had puppies that would be available around spring. I decided to turn to the Internet and came across this beautiful little boy at the Rocking 2R site…"Mr. Tucker" was such a handsome little fellow that I couldn’t resist calling to see if he was still available! After speaking with Mrs. Judy, I knew that I had found a reputable and caring breeder and that I was ready to have a puppy fill the void of not having a pet in our household. She was more than willing to answer any questions that I had and provided me with information that helped me prepare for Tucker’s arrival. Words cannot even express how much happiness and fun this little puppy has brought to our home! He is such a smart boy and goes out of his way to please us. He started puppy obedience classes in January and graduated after only 5 classes…he was then moved to the intermediate classes.
Tucker was housebroken in 2 weeks and has not had an accident since then! His “kennel area” is in our laundry room and he hangs out there while his mom and dad are at work. His favorite toys are his Puppy Kong and Buster Cube…he loves cheerios and apples! For the first few months, he had a friend come by every day that let him outside to potty and play, but now he is able to entertain himself without any accidents until mom gets home! He is truly a blessing in our lives and I am so glad that I found him when I did!
If you are considering purchasing a puppy through the Internet, please be careful and make sure you are purchasing your new family member from a breeder that cares about their pups and has a good reputation…you will most definitely achieve this through Mrs. Judy! I am asked quite often about where I purchased Tucker and I always make sure that I have Mrs. Judy’s web address and phone number in my purse. These puppies are truly special because they have such a special person that raises them!!" The Welborn's
"We purchased our Red Merle male (Foster) from Judy at Rocking 2R. We couldn’t be more pleased with him and Judy’s decision to allow us to purchase him from her. We drove 1,710 miles roundtrip to get him. We would never allow a puppy to be shipped if at all possible. Consider yourself fortunate if Judy does allow you to purchase one of her puppies. She is very particular about who gets to adopt one of her puppies. Before we were allowed to purchase Foster I was very pleased to find out how deeply she cared about interviewing potential owners to make sure the puppies were going to get a good home.
This breed of dog loves lots of outdoor running and playing. We take Foster to the forest preserves twice a day for his exercise. These dogs love the water and are great swimmers. They are loyal companions and protectors of your home. They are friendly but wary of strangers. They are great with kids and always will keep a watchful eye on them. They love to be trained and learn very quickly. We’ve put our dog through obedience training and several agility training programs. They love to perform and my gosh are they really fast. If you love dogs, they will give their love back to you may times over. They always want to please you and will be next to your side looking for a kind hand to pet them if they are not sleeping.
You can’t go wrong with one of Rocking 2R’s puppies. I just hope you are worthy enough to be selected to purchase one. We’ve purchased otherl breeds of dogs over the past 25 years and always purchased them from private breeders like Rocking 2R. I can honestly say that I have never come across a breeder who cared more about where their puppies will spend the rest of their lives and how much they care for them even after they are sold. Whenever Judy and I talk, she always asks about Foster and how he’s doing. We send her pictures and give her an update about his life. We are now hooked on Miniature Australian Shepherds and would only purchase one from Rocking 2R when we decide to get another one of these fabulous dogs. Take care of your Miniature Australian Shepherd," The Laban Family, Alsip, IL
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Don’t be angry with me for long, and don’t strike me,
chain me, or lock me up as punishment.
After all, you have your job, your friends, and entertainment.
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