Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 Under: Dog Health and Current News related topics

Most breeders will have immunized the puppy with his first shots. Your breeder will provide you with a list from their veterinarian of what shots were given and when. It’s always a good idea to visit your own vet within a week for a full puppy check and discuss with your vet the proper vaccination protocol to follow.

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Annual physical and vaccinations, which includes advice on flea and tick control options. As well as annual heartworm tests and control. Lyme's preventative is also recommended depending on your area or if you plan to be in an area affected with deer ticks.

Spaying your female is usually, done at 6 months of age, male neuters suggested at 1 year of age. This is very important as there are far too many unwanted, puppies living in shelters or euthanized, please do not contribute to this problem.

Shot Protocol followed by Dunham Lake Aussies

4 Weeks: Deworming

6 Weeks: Deworming

8 Weeks: Distemper, Parvovovirus, Adenovirus,
Parainfluenza and Coronavirus.

12 Weeks: Booster  the above 

                                               16 Weeks: Booster the above (Leptosira optional and separate 2 weeks from combo) 
Rabies according to your state requirements

1 Year Repeat above

 DO NOT vaccinate the Distemper, Parvovovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Leptospira and Coronavirus with Rabies, separate two weeks apart.

Year two titer test, otherwise shots every third year depending on your location.  Rabies according to your state laws, most states are every three years.

This is just a suggestion and what we follow here at Dunham Lake Aussies. As always check with your Veterinarian for what may be a variable in your specific part of the country. 

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Theresa Greetings from Northwestern Wisconsin! I am a wife, mother, grandmother, breeder and author. I also work with helping small businesses with their website needs. Previously, I had a 25 year banking career. Retired several years ago, as a Vice President of Commercial Banking and Business Development Director for a financial institution. I have owned and raised dogs and cats for over 40 years. In 2007, we started to show and raise Australian Terriers. We now have 10 Australian Terriers and 2 Australian Shepherds. Breeder of Multiple Best in Show Aussies. We own and have bred some of the top Australian Terriers in the USA. We have bred and co-own the 16th and 17th Best in Show Australian Terrier in America he held the #1 in All-Breed in the USA in both 2013 and 2014. We have bred/own/handle the 2015 #1 Australian Terrier in the USA Jake who also won his first Best in Show with my 15 year old daughter Ellie handling him. Jake is only the 2nd "red" Australian Terrier to ever win a BIS. Breeder of 2 Australian Terriers to Win Best of Breed Westminster 2014 and 2015. We have Championed many Aussies and we have Champions in training, that being said, our dogs are first and foremost our companions. I take my role as a breeder very seriously. I support health testing and temperament testing as well as evaluating proper conformation prior to breeding. We believe in breeding for quality not quantity. We do not ship our puppies. Regardless of whether your puppy comes from us or not I hope you find our site a helpful resource. If you have questions about our program or about the Aussie Terrier, please e-mail me or give me a call@ 715-689-2675. Thanks for visiting us! Blessings, Theresa