Sylvan & Barb Stoltzfus
This sweet little one is Riba, a snuggly and fun Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy. This adorable pooch is socialized and being family raised with children, getting ready to meet you! Riba comes home vet checked, up to date on shots and de-wormer, and can also be registered with the ASDR. In addition, the breeders provide a 30 day health guarantee for this puppy. If you would like to welcome Riba into your heart and your home, please call Sylvan and Barb today!
DOB: September 6th, 2022
Age: 13 Weeks
Available: Available Now
Situated on a 25-acre farm on the eastern tip of the beautiful Pequea Valley, Sylvan and his wife, Barbie, operate Barbie’s Puppies LLC, where they have been breeding dogs for over 10 years. The 1810 estate was part of a 300-acre land grant, and is currently being remodelled. They and their seven children raise Mini Australian Shepherds and Blue Heelers. The puppies begin the socialization process very early with the children handling them and playing with them regularly. In addition, the dogs come out for exercise twice a day and are exposed to plenty of fresh air and sunshine. Both sires and dams are onsite. Three roam the farm freely including Rusty, their sire. He is the quintessential farm dog, and he sleeps in the house. He is registered with ASDR (American Stock Dog Registry), and their breeding females are dual registered with ACA (American Canine Association) and ASDR.
Sylvan likes the Mini Australian Shepherd due to its great herding abilities. These dogs tend to be energetic, playful, and very intelligent which makes it easier to train them. The Blue Heeler is also a great breed with natural herding instincts. Both breeds will work anywhere, and they have sold a few that were going to do shows. He finds that these two breeds will really bond to a person or family, and they always stay around making them good companion dogs who like to be at your side.
Sylvan and Barbie ensure that their puppies are always vet checked and up to date on all vaccines and deworming prior to going to their new forever homes. They prefer a more holistic approach to raising their puppies and use a combination of commercial and herbal supplements to support their puppies’ immune systems. Each puppy goes to its new home with a sample bag of the food they use and herbal supplements as well.
One piece of advice Sylvan would give to new owners is to learn as much as you can about the breed and make sure you are ready to provide the physical activity level and mental stimulation these breeds need to stay healthy, happy and well adjusted. To learn more, give Sylvan or Barbie a call today!
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