IRON SIDE RANCH

​​The original Aussie is rare..


​We spent years heavily researching and looking for the bloodline of dogs we wanted.

I wanted a dog for my family and our ranch. A dog as good as the ones I used when working ranches in the past.
I wanted my children to experience the amazing Aussie mind....
extremely intelligent, quick witted, not easily distracted, very focused and protective dog.
​The true working Australian Shepherd.


                We found, after all our research looking for the old bloodine of the Aussie, that they are rare. The Aussie has been bred out to achieve the pretty coat for looks. In the process they have lost their intelligence and calm demeanor.

The bloodlines that are mass bred and sold now a days (with the exception of a few breeders who still carry the old line) are easy to spot as they have short snouts, tall boxy heads, long hair, they are high strung, don't care to listen, bark persistently, dig, chew up all your belongings, have no want to please you and no focus... not a true Aussie.


There are only a few breeders left breeding the old Aussie bloodlines, we are one of them. We can tell you thru years of experience, you cant go wrong with a true working Aussie.



The new and old version..  


       The true Aussie, has a long slender snout and a low sloping neck line, do to this they have a great sense of smell. Their sloping, slender head allows the Aussie better eye sight, similar to a wolf. A working Aussie will have a short coat, thus not getting brush and stickers stuck in it. A short tail is needed to work livestock as tails get stepped on, stuck going thru fences, broke or cut, thus causing infection killing the dog. A working Aussie needs to be small boned with a slender build for agile movement and quick get aways.

A working aussie is calm minded, focused on your needs and ready to serve you.


       The bloodlines that are mass bred and sold now a days (with the exception of a few breeders who still carry the old line) are easy to spot as they have short snouts, tall boxy heads, long hair, they are high strung, don't care to listen, bark persistently, dig, chew up all your belongings, have no want to please you and no focus... not a true Aussie.

 



​Our working Aussie as a family dog..


Our 'working' Aussie's are also great as family pets!
Don't let the word 'Working' scare you, it only means to serve YOU.


   There is a lot being said on the internet about Aussie's needing a job and not making good family dogs. We understand why people would say this, as we see MANY breeders breeding for COLOR ONLY so they can make a quick buck. They are NOT breeding with intelligence and demeanor in mind. 

 We started breeding because we want to preserve the true intelligent Aussie. Our dogs have been specially picked and bred, with a lot of attention into making a calm, intelligent, easy to train Australian Shepherd without the high strung, obnoxious dog that is being bred by so many.

Our Aussie's are calm, willing to please, easy to work with, quiet and loving, making them wonderful family dogs! Our Aussie's are gentle with and have a true passion for children! ​​​  


We cannot say enough about these dogs! 

If you want to know more you can visit our past puppy page, our Facebook page, or give me a call and I will be glad to tell you all about these dogs!  ;)

Our working Australian Shepherds

Our dogs are out of the old Woods and Blue Bear bloodlines. ​

          They are true working ranch and family dogs.

Our working lines are exceptional! ..


These are without a doubt the best dogs you will find.


       You will not find a breed of dog with a sounder mind, a true passion for their person, an intense desire to please, a strong focus on your every move and a human like thought process like these dog have! 


This is why we work to preserve these dogs.


​These dogs are working dogs, meaning, "to serve you"..


Our dogs are in disabled homes, PTSD homes, autistic homes, search and rescue work, ranch work, agility trials, frisbee competitions, dock diving competitions, scent work and are being trained to work for the police force!


The amazing true Aussie mind..


These dogs can open dog proof latches, figure out your routine and follow it, learn to manipulate things by watching you do it, let you know of certain danger, react to your commands almost instantaneously, follow your body signals, understand your moods and act accordingly, know when a person or child is in need of help, respectfully know what is and is not ok to do, potty train in a day, sit in just a couple repetitions, walk on a loose lead in just a couple short sessions, respect what you ask of them and work to serve you!!


Here is some fun stuff on the amazing aussie minds with Jay Sisler, a great man who owned the true American Aussie...

   http://workingaussiesource.com/stockdoglibrary/scott_sisler_article.htm


                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejioz8N9h3U
































Australian Shepherds