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Hello, my name is Angie and I am very happy you’re considering one of my babies.
I first want to tell you a little about myself. I am married, with 4 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and a whole bunch of fur babies. I work full time, so my daughters help me out quite a bit with the dogs when I am not home. I do not have a kennel, my Toy Aussies & Standard Poodles are part of our family. Our family enjoys camping, spending time with extended family, going to ballgames, floating, taking out the pontoon and kayaking. Our Toy Aussies and Standard Poodles love swimming, riding in the truck, going to the park, and camping. I try to incorporate them into whatever we’re doing. Of course, I would love to take them all at once, but that’s just not possible so we have to take turns.
I began breeding Toy Aussies in 2016, and in 2019 I had my first litter of Standard Poodles. You might wonder why Toy Aussies and why Standard Poodles? I had wanted an Aussie for years. I love the different colors the merles can produce. I am extremely partial to the black tri's. I love most about the Toy Aussies is their loyalty, behavior with kids, the love to travel, and they love the outdoors. About 10 years ago I attended a Canton First Monday Trade Days. There I saw a poodle and since then I have always wanted one. I jumped the gun on 2017 and got Luluh! Toy Aussie do shed some and the Standard Poodle doesn’t shed at all. Both dogs, although very different in size, love doing all the same things! To me, they’re a great combination to our family.
Something I want to mention. I get a lot of request for Aussie Doodles. That is not what we plan to do here at Blasted River. If that’s what someone else wants to do that’s fine but that’s not where I see my breeding business going, so no doodles here.
This job might sound easy, but it’s not. A lot of time, money, blood sweat and tears goes into this business, but I love it and it’s not going away. Our name, Blaster River. The Blasted part comes from what my husband does for a living. He owns a drilling and blasting company. A few years back we bought land on the river. We love the river and so does our family and dogs. So, we added it together and got Blasted River Aussies and Poodles. I want all of my customers to be happy, so I will help you in anyway I can.
We would love for everyone to come here, meet the parent, hold their babies, but that is not always realistic. I take special precaution no germs or illness are brought into my home as I always have puppies. I spend a lot of money on my dogs and don’t want to take the chance of Parvo being unknowingly brought in my someone. However, I am able to send videos, FaceTime, pictures of pups and parents but I am very cautious about allowing a lot of people here at my home.
Not every dog should be bred. You cannot go out and buy 2 Aussies and 2 Poodles and expect them to be able to breed, it doesn’t and shouldn’t happen that way. Every reputable breeder should have some sort of genetic testing completed on their sire and dam or by the grandparents to show that dog is clear or a carrier of something.
Breeders should take extra precautions to never breed two carries together. This is where the tears come in. Sometimes it’s possible to purchase a puppy you may want to use as a breeder down the road. That puppy grows up and their ears are not correct, I as the breeder must make a difficult choice and pet those Toy Aussie out. This is after your whole family has bonded with her and she with you. But as breeders we cannot keep them all and I feel it only fair to the dog they go on and allow some family the opportunity to give that dog 100% of his or her love. It’s hard, but it’s the right thing to do. If you didn’t do this, you would end up having 50-70 dogs and that’s unrealistic for your self and for the dogs.
Each adult dog I have is health tested for the main Aussie or poodle diseases. If I need to test any of the puppies; I am also more than happy to do that too.
Toy Aussies & Standard Poodles are family dogs and when raised from babies they can adapt to most any type of living situation. With that said, both breeds need socialization.
My Toy Aussies and Standard Poodles will go to Lowe’s, training class, parks, floating, kayaking, rides on our side by side, camping, ballgames, and anywhere else we can take them. After your pup receives his or her vaccines, it’s important to socialize and exercise them, they love to be with you! These two breeds can live in apartments, big houses, little houses, cold or hot environments but obviously the Poodles do take up a little more room. The Toy Aussies do shed, but with regular brushing this can be greatly minimized. The Standard Poodles have minimum amount of shedding but do require hair maintenance for getting them groomed.
I am also a big fan of crate training for your pups safety.
From time to time, we do have young adults or adults we are retiring for sale. I am very picky as to where they go. I know all their quirks, the good, and the bad. I want both you and the dog/puppy to succeed so I must be picky in this area.
In the event you are unable to care for your Blasted River baby, I will gladly take him or her back, and try to re-home.
My Toy Aussies are under 14 inches tall and generally weigh no more than 20 lbs, with the average being 12 lbs. I am constantly analyzing my pack and making sure I am only breeding the best quality not only for my customers, but for the betterment of the breed as well. They make a fabulous family dog!!! They’re very low maintenance other than they do need some exercise but it doesn’t take much which would be based off of their drive.
The Standard Poodle was on the bucket list for me to own one. They have been a great addition to my program. They fit in well with the Aussies. You will even notice I'm also adding in the Toy/Mini Poodles. I take great pride in all of my animals which allows me to analyze to ensure the best quality. The Poodles have minimal amount of shedding, love going on adventures, and is a great campaign for any family.
Future program will be a focus on the smaller poodles, so be on the lookout for our mini program with this breed!
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