Dixieland is located in Northwest Louisiana at the state lines of Texas and Arkansas. We bought our first mini Aussie "Rocky" in 2004 and began obedience and agility competition. He has been a beautiful example of the breed's keen intelligence, loyalty and devotion.
We primarily show our dogs having an occassional litter with the hope of retaining a puppy as a conformation show prospect. All other puppies are placed in homes on a pet spay/neuter contract. We test our breeding dogs for PRA/PRCD, Hereditary Cataracts, annual CERF, MDR1, DM and OFA hips. We strive to produce healthy puppies with great structure with smart, willing, confident with biddable temperaments. At 8 weeks of age puppies are structurally evaluated based on the Pat Hastings technique where pups are rated as show/breed or pet/performance prospects.
Our dogs are part of our family and are not raised in a kennel. Puppies are whelped in our home and stay there until they leave for their new homes. We prefer our puppies go to homes that want a "house" dog and a family member and not a "yard" dog. It is an injustice to put a dog in a yard and not allow it to share its love with a family.