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Tin Roof Australian Cattle Dogs Puppy Info

I consider the dogs family members. I understand that they are dogs, and they must be trained and treated accordingly. but they are living with me in the daily life and activities. I love them dearly!

What you can expect from Tin Roof ACDs

Tin Roof ACD puppies are AKC Registered, DNA Health testing on all sires/dams to be clear of genetic diseases commonly found in the ACD. These can include; DM, prcd-RCD4, prcd-PRA, PLL, and others. The puppies will be microchipped, have received age appropriate vaccines, and de-worming, AKC registration, and more. The puppy program, as we refer to it, is evolving all of the time depending on current studies, recommendations from trainers, and the individual puppy. I follow protocols from Puppy Culture & Avidog and other enrichment programs, which include (but not limited to) doing these at appropriate times:

  • Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) for optimization of central nervous system development; creates a stronger 

  • Barrier Challenge for improving frustration tolerance in puppies and enhanced problem-solving ability.

  • Conditioned Emotional Response to create positive associations with crates, handling, grooming, etc.

  • Desensitization and Habituation to loud noises, including vacuum cleaners, making noise with/dropping household items, and playing different types of music.

I strive to raise the pups with as many positive experiences and novel items as possible every day.  Every day the puppies are being exposed to new textures, activities, games, and a lot of human affection. The puppies' parents are always fully health tested, sire and dam will have excellent bloodlines, & most of the dogs have titles on both ends. Most are conformation Champions & Grand Champions titled in several events. I hear often, "Oh I don't need a show quality dog, I just want a pet..." The AKC Conformation show champions are an important part of the Tin Roof program because it is crucial for a dog to be structurally correct & balanced. This permits the dog to travel (walk) properly and helps prevent lameness and arthritis. This allows the dog to cover ground effortlessly, and for long distances. Breeders that show their dogs, invest in their dogs. They enjoy their dogs and want to breed better dogs to benefit the breed. Champion pedigrees give us a history of ancestors, and any health testing that was performed. All of this promotes a higher potential to live longer, healthier lives. No matter what the career will be for the puppy; pet, sport, show, or other, I raise them with the same highest standard possible. I would not want to send a pup lacking health, structure or otherwise simply because you do not want to take it to a dog show. 


I continuously do my best to produce top quality puppies with health, longevity, sound body, and good temperaments, but the puppy program is what really makes the puppies shine. I require that you continue on with what has been started early on. If you want to end up with a well-mannered dog. ACD's are challenging as puppies, and need to be properly trained, and mentally stimulated. Please be sure to research the breed traits as an ACD does have common behaviors that should have boundaries put in place to not have behavioral issues take over. Most of the Australian Cattle Dog puppies, raised in a social environment, enrichment program, and have training are wonderful pets, but you have to be their leader that they are confident you will be safe to follow. They need room to run free safely (no dog parks), and a yard to go outside in. Apartment, condominium, or townhome life is not a ideal place to raise a heeler puppy.


Australian Cattle Dogs (blue heelers) are great sport dogs, can really thrive at things such as: Nosework, dock diving, fast cat, fly ball, barn hunt, agility and so many other activities.

Contact me directly for more information at I look forward to meeting you, and I hope to add you to the Tin Roof family one day.

Thank you for your interest in the Australian Cattle Dog!


If you are serious about wanting to purchase an ACD puppy from Tin Roof, you are required to fill out the puppy questionnaire. 


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