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Rico Jr.

Male Australian Shepherd

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5 years, 21 weeks


Yes, $400.00 (Estimated)

Champion Bloodlines

Champion Sired

Show Potential

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Walking 'N Grace Aussies: Rico Jr. is a gorgeous black tri male. He has a striking face, symmetrical markings, full white collar and lots of rich copper. His headpiece is beautiful. He has great bone and balance and his color is very rich and markings are perfect. Rico Jr. (as well as all pups in this litter) will be red factored. Rico Jr. is already showing his "stack", is very attentive to us and enjoys in engaging people.He would be a wonderful show or performance prospect, and we are happy to consider him as a beautiful, smart, family member.Serious inquiries only, we do not sell to puppy mills, brokers or agents. Phone calls are mandatory.If this special boy captures your heart as he has captured ours, please contact us. We do give thanks to God for blessing us with such beautiful, healthy puppies.
Walking 'N Grace Aussies is a working ranch in Western Arkansas. We are dedicated, ethical breeders that believe in the true versatility of the Australian Shepherd. We have been very selective in our breeding program. All health clearances are done and clear, whether owned by us, or any stud we may use. Dam is owned and loved by Walking 'N Grace Aussies (Thia and Dennis), she sleeps, eats and works beside us, our constant companion and family member. dam is Stormy Lee's Las Rocosa Dixie Lee DNA-VP (AKC & ASCA) "Dixie", her pedigree is Las Rocosa, ASCA number ONE HOF (Hall of Fame) kennel. Her sire is the incredible, and well known ASCA Ch Las Rocosa Chance Of A Lifetime. The summer issue of the ASCA Journal highlighted the Hartnagle's (Las Rocosa) unmatched contribution to the development of this breed and their generations continue to stand out with Aussies that go easily from working ranches, to show ring, OB, agility and some of the most wonderful pets and companions. We are so blessed to have one of their precious dogs as a member of our family. Dam, Dixie, is a gorgeous red merle, she has wonderful conformation, great bone and balance, a great headpiece, firm topline and beautiful movement. We have never shown Dixie, she is our family member and ranch hand, but our goals include keeping the true instincts and versatility, while adding some "show bred" lines to enhance what we already have. Dixie is a wonderful, attentive mother, she is agile, focused, biddable and always ready for whatever comes her way. She has a very easy going, but intent temperament, gets along great with people and other dogs. Her pedigree is outstanding on both sides, with HOF dams and sires, and PROVEN lines. While some may say our dog or pup CAN do it all, Las Rocosa and Dixie's lineage HAS done it all!
When looking for a potential sire, we were very particular. We were determined NOT to lose the intelligence, problem solving skills and the natural instincts that have been bred "out" by some breeders with different goals.
Sire is owned by IndigoMoon Aussies (Christie Cotton), "Rico". Rico is out of her foundation sire, AKC CH Sonny. He is AKC GCH Shoreland's Midnight Cowboy DNA-VP (AKC & ASCA)Rico and all Aussies owned by IndigoMoon are family members, and do NOT reside in kennels. Christie Cotton has been involved with Aussies and showing successfully in AKC for over 10 years. Rico finished his AKC Championship at barely 16 months, in under 2 months of select showing. With a year off to mature, he git the AKC show ring mid January and by mid April (2012)was ranked in the top 4 AKC Conformation standings, and top 6 All breed AKC standings. He has numerous group placement, and received a prestigious AOM (Award of Merit) at the last USASA Nationals this year. He is a gorgeous black tri, with lots of "flash", incredible, flowing movement, beautiful head, level topline and a very "animated" outgoing personality. Rico is a proven sire, has campion offspring in both AKC and a daughter ranked #6 in UKC at barley 7 months! His puppies have been started in herding, agility, OB and flyball and have proved to be successful in all venues.
We are thrilled with this cross, the pedigrees, temperaments and conformation contribution from both sire and dam shows in these pups. All puppies ar cleared by parentage of the HC (HSF4) cataract mutation, and are N/N for the MDR1 mutation. Dixie is OFA hips-Good, RIco is OFA Hips-Good, Elbows normal. This breeding exceeded our expectations and at 5 weeks, these puppies are showing incredible intelligence, already using the grass, very intense, very people focused, and with the most gorgeous markings and coloring.
Price is for limited registration, please call Thia to discuss how we handle show/performance contracts and pricing. Any shipping fees are additional and include airline charges, crate, health certificate required by law. we ONLY charge what we pay, we do not "add on" charges to ship your puppy. We would love and prefer that you drive to meet us, but we understand that is not always possible.
We are interested in show/performance homes or working ranches, but our main qualifying factor is a stable, loving home, with a family prepared to love and spend the time needed with this amazing breed. This cross is not the "average" nor mediocre, this breeding and what we may offer for sale is a very special opportunity for those that want the PROVEN best of the best. All puppies are raised in our home, wormed, and lovingly cared for. They are exposed to people, animals, children, noises and receive the highest in medical care and food. We are very selective and do screen ALL potential homes, so please do not be offended. For further information, please feel free to contact us. Go to for up-to-date pictures of sire and dam. **price is for limited registration, please call Thia for details on price and contract for conformation/performance. Rico Jr is very consistent with the sire's previous males. He has tons of "chrome" and is already prancing and gaiting.
AKC and ASCA registered, email for additional pictures, visit Walking N' Grace on Facebook. Puppy videos available on youtube, type in clynnc58 and look for Walking N' Grace/Rico x Dixie pups.
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