Thank you for your interest in a puppy from Mikatura! We are dedicated Aussie
lovers who participate in various dog related events and we breed occasionally
to produce what we believe to be a quality Aussie that conform to the breed
standard, are intelligent and able to do what the Aussie was meant to do - work
and be your best friend! We focus on doing all we can to produce physically and
mentally sound dogs.
Through our membership in both local and international Aussie clubs we are
exposed to other points of view and educational programs, and we keep up on the
rules and regulations governing these clubs. We firmly believe in the ASCA Code
of Ethics and abide by the ASCA Rules and Regulations. Through our constant
contact with other Aussie breeders all over the world we have the opportunity to
share information and ideas concerning Aussies.
When we have puppies available we ensure that our puppies are only sold to
loving committed homes and we do our best, though this questionnaire and other
means, to ensure a good match between the personality of prospective owners and
our puppies, that is why we ask you to fill in this questionnaire, to help us
get to know you a little and to understand what you are looking for in a puppy.
We are very protective of our puppies...they are all raised in our home and are
well cared for and socialized during their time with us. Each and every puppy
receives a lot of love, play time and attention. Even with all the attention,
puppies going to a new home are not a trained, well-mannered finished
product…they are puppies! They will have accidents and they will get in to
mischief, all part of being a puppy. We expect new owners to finish the job we
have started and help their puppy become a mature, well-mannered Aussie by being
responsible for the further development of the puppy's personality through
structured discipline, training, guidance and most of all, love. Also we keep
in close contact with our puppy buyers, they become part of our extended
family! We're always available to help you with questions or just about
This questionnaire serves the purpose of helping us become better acquainted
with the people inquiring about our Aussies. It serves to present us with a more
complete picture of what you are looking for in a dog and to help us match you,
as a potential buyer, with a dog that will ultimately turn out to be what you
are looking for. This questionnaire in no way constitutes a contract on our part
that there will be an Australian Shepherd puppy available for you, nor do your
responses serve as the sole determinant of whether or not a Australian Shepherd
puppy will be offered. Also there are no right or wrong answers!
Although we will always keep in mind the colour preference of our puppy buyers
we DO NOT place our pups in homes based solely on colour choice. We evaluate
the pups from day 1 and puppies are placed based on a wide variety of things
including temperament, natural instinct, and suitability. If you are interested
in a puppy from an upcoming litter we recommend you complete our questionnaire
and speak with us (via phone, e-mail or in person) after that. When we have a
litter planned we will notify you and we will request a deposit from people
interested in a pup. A deposit ensures ONLY that you will be considered as a
prospective home and we reserve the right to choose not to place a puppy in a
prospective home at any time or for any reason. Our first consideration is the
safety and well-being of our puppies, from the day they are conceived until the
day (hopefully long in the future) when they pass on.
Because of the over abundance of Aussies in rescue, our puppies are sold on a
Limited Registration (non-breeding contract), requiring the dog to be spayed or
neutered at or around six months of age. This means that if the dog is bred,
the resulting offspring will not be recognized or registerable with the ASCA,
CKC, or AKC. We will, under very special circumstances and with outstanding
puppies, agree in writing to lift this Limited Registration allowing the puppies
to be bred once certain criteria are met. We will discuss this with you if you
are interested in a breeding prospect pup.
Prior to taking the puppy home you will be given an copy of our "Puppy Info
Pak", a wide variety of information on training and care of your puppy, a list
of proper equipment and supplies to obtain prior to bringing your puppy home, a
copy of the pedigree and you will be asked to sign a puppy purchase contract.
You will be given a copy of all applicable registration applications for papers,
our health records and any other information we feel you may need. Please note,
we, as the breeders, will register the litter with ASCA but individual
registration application papers must be completed and submitted by the new owner
along with photos of the puppy . This individual registration application will
be supplied for you to register your puppy when we receive them. Individual
ASCA registration is around $20.00 and we highly recommend that you complete and
submit them. All our puppies are “identified” with an EIDAP microchip which is
then registered with EIDAP in their database. This ensures that should your
puppy ever go missing any vet, humane society or rescue organization will be
able to get in touch with you and arrange the return of your puppy.
As much as possible we evaluate each puppy's temperament and personality by
observing them during their development. We attempt to match the puppy to the
buyer to produce the best fit of puppy and family. The order in which you will
be allowed to pick your puppy is determined by the order in which your name
appears on our waiting list along with a deposit being received by Mikatura.
Therefore, if having a number of puppies to choose from is of importance to you,
it is in your best interest to complete and return this questionnaire in a
If, after completing the questionnaire and sending it, you don't hear from me
within 3 or 4 days please contact me via email or phone...I will ALWAYS
acknowledge receipt of a questionnaire no matter what, I have been through the
agony of writing to a breeder and never hearing back and I will not do that to
anyone! If I am away, at a dog show or for any other reason, for more than 2
days, I usually remember to put an automatic reply on my email so you would get
a note telling you when I'll be back. The other way to contact us by phone
at either of the following numbers, Jeni Cell ~ 403-877-4629 or Foss Cell ~ 403-896-0724, if you get voice mail, please
leave a message!
the questionnaire are below.
Just in case there’s any glitch
with the questionnaire, I recommend you download it and save it
on your computer. Fill it in and resave it (so you have the
completed one) and then either attach it to a return email to
copy and paste it into the body of an email to us. Usually
there isn’t a problem but you just never know with computers!
If you have ANY
problems with the questionnaire, or if your computer can't "read" it, please get in touch with me at
If necessary I'd be
happy to put the questionnaire in the body of an email for
you...just let me know!
Foss & Jeni Gallichan
Jeni Gallichan -
Mikatura Australian Shepherds