Sunday, December 14, 2014

Whelping Day Soon

Our beautiful Lexus is a picture of health, and will soon be whelping another amazing litter of Checkerboard Aussie puppies on or about the 23rd of December 2014.

Bandit was giving her a "sniff" this morning to check her out then he got himself a "kiss" back.   Still in puppy love.  I think they have only had one serious fight since we brought Lexus home 6 years ago on the 23rd of December, a date I will not be soon to forget.

Want to stay tuned to the arrival of puppies? or to preview previous litters,  please check out our Facebook page by going HERE

We are presently taking deposits for puppies to pre-approved FOREVER HOMES.  Please contact us through a message on the Checkerboard Aussie Facebook page, or by Email to:

We are located just outside the Town of Wiarton, 2 12 hours from Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo & 3 hours from London.

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of the "Checkerboard Aussies", Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Busy Busy Busy

We have been finding ourselves as busy as our Aussies are and do apologize for our tardiness of not being able to keep up with our Blog here.

However the good news is we are not only expecting a new litter on or about the week of Christmas 2014, but we are also very good about keeping our Facebook Page Updated.

Please do drop in to see us at The "Checkerboard Aussies" Australian Shepherds Facebook page by *clicking* with your mouse HERE.

When you do drop by make sure to welcome our newest addition to our Checkerboard Aussies ...

.... "Portia", who turned 5 months old today.

Thank you for taking an interested in our amazing Aussies.

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The "Checkerboard Aussies", Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Scavenging Aussies

For anyone who owns an Aussie, they must know how much they LOVE food.  What always have baffled me about my Aussies, or any other dog for that matter, is how they can turn up their noses at perfectly good food offering but not even think twice about hitting the garbage .... proof is the interest in the Compost, or any other undesirables that they might scavenge while out for a walk along the streets.

Yes I am certain if our Buddy boy was able to get himself in that compost he would have been chowing down on Watermelon rinds, Banana and Potato Peelings.  Really though, what do we know?  the nutrition is in the skins is it not?

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of the "Checkerboard Aussies", Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Walking The Dog

We had visitors today.  The last day all the "Extraordinary 8" litter were all together, as Dakota is leaving tomorrow for Thunder Bay, the Black Tri is heading out Thursday morning, with Ruby and Buddy heading out Friday.  The remainder will be leaving Saturday and Sunday.

Rusty came back to visit with his Forever Family, Jenn, Shea-lyn and Papa.  When he had enough Rusty got underneath the chaise lounge chair to hide his head.

Sisters Blu and Ruby cooling off in the Hostas.

Ace decided he was going to take Rusty for a walk.  He was pretty insistent with Rusty finally relenting in the end.

It was great having visitors, as I had lots of help giving the pups their last dose of worm medicine.

The next five days will be busy with the comings and goings of new Forever Homes and their puppies.  Stay tuned for departure updates ....

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of the "Checkerboard Aussies", Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Days ! Puppy & Semah Update

It has been a very happy day this Mother's Day at our home.  The very last two pups of the Extraordinary 8 2014 Litter got themselves Forever Homes today !  In four weeks time, one will be going to Thunder Bay, and the other down to Waterdown.  I am very happy for them. & their new Humans.  Very exciting it all is.

The feeding of solid foods could not be going better as anyone can tell from these photos ...

NEWS FLASH !  Semah update.

Semah with his new family members, & Semah after being pampered at the Groomers.

Own Carol and John's hearts have obviously melted and they are both smitten with our Semah, since the "no dog on the couch" rule when right out the door barely in a mere two weeks time.

We are very happy owners with all this goodness of Checkerboard Aussie lovers !

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of the Checkerboard Aussies, Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The First Solids

Mama Lexus has been getting a little tired of the feedings I noticed with her "Extraordinary 8" crew, so I notice them starting to whimper a little bit.  Since they just turned 4 weeks old it was time to break out the "solids" for them.  Today was that day.

It is about  this age, or a few days after 4 weeks of age, that there is usually one, in this case two, that make it over the "wall" onto Mamas side.  It looks like it was Buddy & Blu who made it over.  The Red Tri Female & Black Tri Male are the two amazing pups still available for a Forever Home.

I coloured coordinated the feeding schedule to keep it a little more organized and to give them each a little more elbow room, so to speak.

Merles went first, Tri's second, with the exception of Buddy who seems to be the piggy of the bunch.  He finished up in short work, then transferred back to the other side of the box.

Next plan is for them all to be de-wormed.  I have lots of help tomorrow that that will be the scheduled date for that to happen.  From here on in they will be growing like "bad weeds" and then some.  Stay tuned ....

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of the "Checkerboard Aussies", Australian Shepherd Dogs.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Good To The Last Morsel

... and here all along I had thought the bag had been emptied.

We never fail to enjoy our cuteness "fix" all day long around here.

Still available 2 Red Tri Females & 1 Black Tri Male (wonderfully marked).  Contact us at

Cindy, Owner/Breeder of The Checkerboard Aussies, Australian Shepherd Dogs.