WELCOME TO RUNAMOK FARM
Home to the original, naturally-reared, moderately-sized Australian Shepherd! (Be sure to check out our KERRY BLUE TERRIERS as well!)
My husband, children, and I live on a modest "hobby" farm, tucked away in the scenic, backwoods paradise of Northern Idaho. Depending upon the time of year, we may have goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens and various other farm critters scattered about. Whatever the season, our dogs are part of our family; working, playing and living as our constant companions...
INTRODUCTION TO THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
The Australian Shepherd should be clever, debonair, light-hearted, endearing, biddable, intuitive, watchful, protective, athletic, helpful and devoutly loyal to its family. Aussies should be versatile and adaptable, both at work and at play; Physically and mentally able to adjust well into varied lifestyles - enjoying activities such as herding, agility, Frisbee, Flyball, Search & Rescue, and therapy work.
As a breed, the Aussie, regardless of size, should have the ability to “do it all”, yet not be “driven” to excess - enjoying an active lifestyle, yet also content to lounge indoors with its family. Learn more about the AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD and its smaller counterpart.
OUR BREEDING PHILOSOPHY & PROGRAM
With over 50 years combined experience breeding dogs and raising puppies, we understand the qualities that make a dog truly "outstanding". Our family maintains a small, elect breeding program; Beautiful, moderately-sized Aussies with proper structure, instinct, and impeccable bloodlines... Exceptional, smaller dogs - true to the original standard. More important than text-book basics, as a family with young children, we have placed great emphasis on sound, family-oriented temperaments, and chemical-free, natural health care.
It is likely you have visited many sites before arriving here. Every breeder wishes to portray their particular breeding program as the “best”. Naturally, we could follow suit, boasting of Champion lines, Hall Of Fame ancestors and renowned working ability. We could brag about our pups excelling in agility, obedience, therapy, Frisbee & Search & Rescue - quite frankly, that would make us no different than sites you have already browsed.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Simply leaving our introduction at that base level might sound "great", considering the caliber of our dogs -- however, that would not give you the whole picture, or rather, the whole dog. The scope of our breeding program goes far beyond looks, fancy pedigrees, or Champion titles - reaching to the very core of natural health and longevity of future
At this time, we are one of only a select handful of Naturally-rearing Australian Shepherd breeders in the entire United States & Canada! We are proud members of the Natural-Rearing Breeders Association, and are outspoken pet advocates with regard to the proper care of our lovely furred companions.
Our “natural-rearing” program ensures our puppies are given the very best start – on all levels! They are fed a natural, species-appropriate diet; they are not exposed to harmful chemicals; and all of our puppies are raised in our home, with constant interaction with our home-schooling family. Learn more about NATURAL REARING.
If you are new to the Australian Shepherd breed, we hope you will share the adventure of owning one, or a couple, some day! It is a life full of humor, loyalty and unforgettable intelligence. Please enjoy our site, photos and consider us blessed, as there is no better friend then an Aussie!
If you would like more information regarding our puppies or natural-rearing program, we would love to visit with you!
RUNAMOK AUSSIE & KERRY BLUE PUPS FOR SALE