Lavender Hill Farm

West Alexander, PA

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Australian Shepherds
I stood there with my hands on my knees, huffing and puffing, gasping for breath and more bruises on my legs than usual. "That's it!" I said. "I'm tired of chasing these stupid sheep! It's time to get a dog!!!!"

That's how our search for a herding dog began. There are many breeds of livestock dog out there to choose from, and I wanted to try to find a dog that would fit our needs and personality. And after much research, the Australian Shepherd seemed the perfect working companion.

Clover is a red tricolor, and she is very willing and sweet. I've never had a dog with more energy and intelligence. She comes from a working family and we are just starting her job training. I have complete confidence in her ability and she has already assisted me in rounding up those rascally sheep! By the time she is fully trained, she is going to be an amazing farm hand.


If anyone near us that has a male Australian shepherd from working lines would be interested in breeding for a puppy from the litter, please contact us. We have not been able to find a suitable mate for Clover. While she looks solid, she probably is actually a merle, so we should use a solid dog to avoid genetic issues.

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