About Us As Breeders

I would like to welcome you to our site buckmountainaussies.com, my name is Dr. Bob Van Duys and my wife Holly and I breed amazing Australian Sheperds. I have been a small animal veterinarian for 21 years and Holly has been a veterinary technician for 25 years. We owned and operated our animal hospital in Deerfield Beach Florida before selling our business that we loved so much to retire to our property in Colorado. We have been breeding Australian Shepherds since 2007 and have owned Aussies for 25 years. We have owned many different breeds from Basset hounds to Rhodesians but have found the Aussies to be the best companion pet we have come across in our long animal careers. They are one of the smartest and most loyal of dogs and equally beautiful and charismatic.

Our Breeding Standards

We strive to breed to the best standards of the Aussie to produce great companions, show prospects and agility competitors. We are small hobby breeders and only breed one or two litters a year, making our perfect litters limited. All our dogs live in our house as one of the family with puppies being exposed to adults, children and other animals on their first day of life. Our daughter and the neighborhood children play with the puppies almost every day so they are well socialized. Many of our dogs love to compete in agility courses. We have beautiful show dogs but our highest priority is to produce an excellent companion who you will love forever. I have owned dogs for 45 years but Indy, my 9 year old Aussie, is the best dog I have ever had. All of our dogs get the best veterinary care I can provide as a veterinarian. All of our breeding animals are OFA certified to be free of  hip and elbow dysplasia, and all dogs and puppies are Certified by a board certified ophthalmologist to be free of congenital eye diseases.