*All puppies are registered ASCA only (Australian Shepherd Club of America). All of our dogs have been or will be tested for Hip Dysplasia through the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) before breeding. All of our dogs used for breeding have been checked for hereditary eye diseases.
*We guarantee our puppies free and clear of hereditary hip dysplasia, hereditary eye defects, inherited epilepsy, and any other inherited diseases that would prevent the dog from working. They are guaranteed free from disqualifying faults per the ASCA Breed Standard. If one of these hereditary issue is found in your puppy, we will replace him/her with a different puppy from the next available litter. We must be notified of the defect by the time the puppy is 32 months of age. Should this happen, we may require the puppy/dog be returned at the buyers expense. We will require the papers be marked "not for breeding" and the puppy to be spayed/neutered when of age (if the buyer retains the puppy). Written proof from a veterinarian that the puppy does in fact have a hereditary disease will also be required. We will always take a dog back! Hereditary issue or not we stand by our dogs and they are always welcome here. A refund will only be given if a puppy is found unhealthy (by a veterinarian) within 72 hours of ownership. All shipping expenses are the responsibility of the buyer at all times. All guarantees become null and void if and when the dog is used for breeding.
*Genetics is not an exact science, nothing in breeding animals is 100 percent. Every dog is a product of both his genes and his environment. We have no control over the environment once the puppy leaves Mighty Pine Acres. We have done our best to give each puppy the genetic potential to be a useful stock dog and companion.
*We no longer give first vaccinations. This will be the responsibility of the buyer between 8-10 weeks of age. We recommend giving just the Parvo shots first as puppies little immune systems have a hard time handling more than one vaccine at a time. Puppy shots are not permanent! Check with veterinarian for vaccination schedule and worming schedule. It is recommended that all 3 parvo vaccinations be given before you take your dog in public! Puppies will have three rounds of dewormer before leaving.
*All tails are docked and dew claws removed.
*We do take reservations on puppies and honor the deposits ($200.00) in the order they are received. The deposit will be refunded if the litter does not produce the color/sex requested or may be left to reserve a puppy from a future litter. The deposit will apply to the purchase price. We must have full payment for the puppy by seven weeks of age if the puppy is to be shipped (which we prefer to do at eight to nine weeks of age). Puppies picked up from Mighty Pine Acres must be paid for in cash or a certified check. Puppies must be picked up by ten weeks of age or the deposit will be forfeited and we reserve the right to resell the puppy.