Planned Litter Reservations
Please read our reservation policies below before placing a deposit
Please look for the RESERVE A PUPPY button on litters that are currently accepting reservations.
How much does a puppy cost?
The total cost of a puppy from High Desert Aussies ranges between $1,800 and $2,800. The cost is based on demand and availability of different litters, coats, genders etc.
How do I reserve my pick of the litter?
A $200 non-refundable deposit reserves your pick of the litter.
Once we accept your deposit on an unborn pup, that deposit holds your position to choose a pup from the litter.
Picks are determined by the order in which the deposits are received. When the litter arrives, if there is not a puppy available that meets your needs, you may apply your deposit to the next litter of your choice.
What happens after the litter is born?
After the litter is born, an additional $500 non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation for the puppy selection you have put on hold with the initial deposit. The full-amount due may also be paid at this time.
This second deposit payment is due within 10 days of the litter being born, or you will lose your hold on the puppy and it will be offered to another family. You can move/apply your deposit to the next litter.
When can I pickup my puppy?
Puppies will be ready for there new homes between 7-9 weeks of age at which point the remaining balance will be due if not already paid.
You must schedule an appointment to pick up your puppy from our facility in Bend, Oregon. In the rare case that a pickup is not possible, pleas contact us to make other arrangements at additional cost.
Please be sure you are willing and able to commit to responsible dog ownership before making a reservation.
Aussies are not for everyone. Raising a happy, healthy and well behaved Aussie is a big commitment and should be taken seriously.
Aussies require more activity and attention than a lab, retriever or other typical house dog. They demand an active lifestyle and hours of your focused attention every day. They must be a part of your family and your daily life.
While crating your puppy 2-4 hours at a time for training purposes is encouraged, your Aussie should not live in its crate. Aussie that spend their lives alone and locked up in a crate will become depressed can develop major behavioral problems.
Dogs that end up in pounds, shelters, & rescue are there because of irresponsible breeding practices and pet ownership.
We want to be part of the solution and not a part of the problem. Please only consider buying an Aussie if you plan to make the dog an active family-member in your daily life.
- We only home puppies with responsible dog owners as family pets and companions
- Owners must agree to spay or neuter there puppy by 15 months of age (unless otherwise agreed with the breeder)
- We do not home puppies to owners who keep dogs in outdoor kennels, small apartments, crated all day or other unsuitable living situations
- We only breed full-size, pedigreed australian shepherds - we do not breed mini-aussies
We reserve the right to refuse the sale of a pup or dog for any reason and refund the deposit if we don't feel it will be in the best interests of the dog. We don't want to hurt peoples' feelings but we are the only voice our dogs have in choosing the right home for them.
Have additional questions or concerns? Please read our FAQ
We politely request that you call us at 541-420-1580 to introduce yourself before placing a deposit on a puppy.
Please be advised that our ranch and kennel are a private facility and are not open to the public. We only see visitors with a scheduled appointment.