This Australian Shepherd nicknamed Akc Ballad sold and went to a new family.

Akc Ballad

Australian Shepherd

Champion Bloodlines Champion Sired Show Potential

About Akc Ballad



26 months




I am offering Ballad as a companion or might consider a small home based program with terms, but don't want him bounced all over. He's an AKC Miniature American Shepherd and is sired by a Bronze GCH. He's had all health testing including OFA hip and elbow prelims (good/normal), CAER eyes clear, DNA panel clear including IVDD, is m/m on M locus. is crate trained and home raised. He loves to swim, and has not been raised with children or other animals, just dogs. He would do okay with a compatible dog friend. He's 17", 34 lbs and 19 months old. He's microchipped, had all his vaccinations including 3 year rabies, and is current on Interceptor for heartworm preventative. I would prefer a fenced yard for his safety. Available to approved home only, located in southern Michigan and needs to be picked up in person. Call 260-445-8235 Price listed is for neutered companion.

************* Whether you are looking for a Mini American puppy for a companion or even for show, it pays to choose carefully and get the best you can. Find a breeder you enjoy working with as they will be your source for advice as you raise your puppy. We take our role as stewards of this amazing breed quite seriously. We are not just breeding to crank out pups to sell, but plan each breeding with the goal of correcting minor faults and maintaining the essence and quality of the lines we have. For us it's quality over quantity. By doing all recommended health testing, it ensures we've done all we can to produce healthy, sound puppies. We also evaluate the structure and breed type (how well the dog meets the written breed standard) and most of all assess the temperament, since that is what affects the day to day life with the dog. Our dogs are AKC registered. Pups sold as companions with limited registration and spay/neuter agreement. Full registration for show/breeding on limited basis, to experienced show homes only, not just for casual breeding. Puppies come with AKC application, premium food, toys, pictures of parents and pups since birth, copies of the parents health test results, and info on MAS and general puppy care. We also have an extensive health guarantee. They are current on vaccinations, wormings and are started on Interceptor for heartworm prevention. Pups are born inside and are raised with Puppy Culture to maxmimize potential. We feed a premium diet (raw food and supplements, and premium dry food) and put a lot of thought, care and passion into everything we do with our dogs. We start crate and potty training, and we take the pups on several car rides before they leave. We also start them on grooming training. We want them to have appropriate, caring, permanent homes once they leave us. We keep a smaller number of dogs so each dog gets plenty of attention daily. We get to know each of our pups very well too, so we can help match you with a puppy with the right temperament. All my dogs and puppies are available to approved homes only. We reserve the right to refuse sale of a pup or dog. I don't ship puppies. It is best they are picked up in person so I can meet you and introduce you to our dogs. I am starting a waiting list and taking deposits to hold your place in line to choose a pup. Check out my website at for so much more information on the breed. Call 260-445-8235 or email for more information.

Puppy Snapshot

Date of Birth: January 20, 2022
Date Available: August 31, 2023
Registration: Inquire with Breeder
Puppy ID: 270108
Color: red tri, amber eyes

Included Items

  • • akc registered
  • • house, crate trained
  • • shots, wormed
  • • microchipped
  • • ofa, caer, dna
  • • vet checked


This puppy must be picked up locally and cannot be delivered to your local airport.

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About the Breeder

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Jill Porter

Member Since:  June 2008

Located Near:  Battle Creek, Michigan

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