Welcome to HILLHAVEN Australian Cattle Dog Companions Who Work and Show

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HILLHAVEN
Australian Cattle Dogs
Jim, Louanne and Amelia Brooks
31835 Oak Ridge Avenue Way
Lake City, MN 55041
(651) 345-3749
hillhaven1@earthlink.net

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At HILLHAVEN, our mission is to preserve the Australian Cattle Dog type originated by drovers and cattlemen in Australia some 100 years ago, through responsible breeding practices, and to provide owners with good-tempered, healthy companions who fulfill their desires for a well-rounded dog. We will not compromise soundness, working ability nor temperament for show ring success, yet we compete regularly in AKC conformation as well as herding events. Our line has been successful in numerous venues: conformation, herding, agility, obedience and as pets and farm hands.

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Our dogs are tested for genetic faults as much as possible, including OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of America hip and elbow assessment), DNA testing for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), BAER for auditory problems, and annual CERF exams for eye health. Puppies are whelped in the house and are socialized to children and other dogs, BAER tested, PRA free, crate-trained, leash-broken, have received their initial shots, been examined by a veterinarian and are accustomed to traveling in an automobile before leaving our home at around 10 weeks of age.

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The dogs are a way of life for us, a family avocation and passion. We are dedicated to our dogs, and they get much of our free time and loads of affection. To ensure our puppies go to good homes, we screen prospective buyers, and educate new owners. All pups are sold under contracts fashioned after those developed by the Minnesota Pure Bred Dog Breeders Association.
We usually have a waiting list of prospective buyers, who customarily wait 12 to 18 months for a puppy. We assess our pups to best match them with the requirements of the buyers.
We welcome your inquiries, and invite you to visit our kennel, located on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, an hour and 15 minutes south of the Twin Cities.
 
Please visit the links at the bottom of this page for more pages with pictures.

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Optigen PRA Testing

Deafness In Dogs/Cat

CERF

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