Last Updated on August 3, 2021
Australian Shepherds for sale can be hard to find in different states, so where can you find them in South Australia?
Getting a dog is a big responsibility and decision that should not be made on a whim, so it’s very important to research Australian Shepherds (or any dog breed you are interested in) to see if they will fit with your lifestyle.
Researching the Breed
Australian Shepherds are praised for their intelligence and energy, but if they do not have a job to use these skills they quickly become destructive. If you have an active household, an Australian Shepherd will thrive.
Australian Shepherds are extremely versatile and are often seen working as therapy dogs and in search and rescue. They are also very talented in the agility arena and tend to do very well in competitions in South Australia.
Locating a Responsible Breeder in South Australia
Once you have made the decision on a breed that fits, you can start to research and find a responsible breeder in South Australia.
You’ll want to watch for any red flags from self-proclaimed responsible breeders. Red flags or warning signs would include being very focused on the money and not answering your questions about the puppy’s life, parents, and health. If you notice any of these warning signs, we’d recommend not purchasing a puppy from that particular breeder.
Responsible breeders will be focused on the quality of the puppy, health, and overall care. They are great resources for answering puppy questions or breed-specific questions. Fostering a relationship with your breeder can help to calm any nerves when you first bring your Australian Shepherd puppy home.
Some Australian Shepherd Breeders in South Australia:
- Tuscamada Kennels – http://www.tuscamadakennels.com
- Tonya’s Australian Shepherds – http://tayonaaustralianShepherds.com
- Eyreabella Kennels – http://www.eyreabella.com
Pet Stores in South Australia
Everyone loves a cute puppy and seeing one in the pet store window can be super tempting. Purchasing an Australian Shepherd puppy from a pet store is often quite easy, but not normally recommended.
You’ll want to be cautious and ask lots of questions about the puppy, it’s parents, and health before purchasing. Many pet stores purchase puppies from puppy mills where the level of care is not very good. In addition, most pet stores won’t be able to supply much information on the puppy. We usually recommend a responsible breeder for full transparency.
Some Pet Stores in South Australia:
- P&K Pets – https://www.pkpets.com.au
- BarxBuddy – https://www.rspcasa.org.au/adopt
- Tuocan Pet Centre – http://www.toucanpetcentre.com.au
Adopting an Australian Shepherd
We love adoption and giving a dog another chance at a happy life. However, in most cases, you won’t receive any information on the dog’s life or health prior to them being in the rescue. The rescue will do a complete health exam and make sure the dog is healthy prior to putting them up for adoption.
Not knowing the dog’s past can be challenging if they exhibit odd behaviour because you are unsure of what caused it. Many rescue dogs will be very cautious in a new situation or with new people. Adopting an Australian Shepherd will take patience and perseverance.
Some Pet Rescues in South Australia:
- RSPCA – https://www.rspcasa.org.au/adopt
- Animal Welfare League – https://awl.org.au
- Fairwood Lodge Animal Shelter – https://awl.org.au
Make sure to choose a dog breed that fits your lifestyle to make sure you and your dog will be happy.