Here at Flying D Kennels we strive to give you the best. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us as as a breeder. 

About US:

Since 2015, our goal at Flying D has been to produce beautiful, companion dogs that are able and willing to compete in all aspects of herding and family activities. Our dogs participate in hikes and other dog friendly activities with us like pet parades, social events, Halloween trick or treating etc and are family pets as well as show dogs. We are working towards a CH (Champion) title for each dog in our breeding program. We have 4 Champions in our breeding program so far. You can see them here: Our Champions. We spend around $2000-$5000 in handler and other show related expenses per dog. It's fun and addictive. For us, being a Champion not only proves our dogs are meeting the breed standard proving the quality of our breeding stock but also speaks to our dogs' excellent temperament. Show dogs have to have an amenable temperament, they have to be touched all over while being asked to stand correctly and submit to the examination. The judge is a complete stranger. Sometimes they are even shown by a complete stranger. This includes looking inside their mouth and for males, an exam between the legs to check for the testicles due to the fact that neutered dogs are not allowed to be shown, so definitely amiable to handling as the breed standard calls for! If a show dog isn't happy to be there; the judge knows it. An aggressive dog can be banned from AKC events (growling or snapping at another dog can also get them banned) so they have to be tolerant to people, other dogs, LOTS OF NOISE and focused on their handler. Show dogs are judged on their soundness, movement, structure and temperament. Excellent conformation and temperament are genetic. Knowing the health and longevity behind a pedigree is only stacking the deck in your favor when buying a puppy. It’s not a 100% guarantee. But it sure is a step in the right direction. 

 

  • We strive in each and every breeding to achieve the highest quality possible relative to the breed standard for conformation, trainability and temperament, in order to maintain our breed's characteristics. We only choose breeding pairs that accentuate each other in health and temperament.

  • We use only physically sound, mature health tested dogs of stable temperament for breeding. OFA certified. We have high standards for our breeding dogs and do not breed dogs that fail to meet those standards.

  • We honor and respect our sires and dams at all times to keep them healthy and happy. Our dogs recieve the very best veterinary care. Yearly exams, teeth cleanings starting at age 2 as needed, DNA testing for genetic conditons, at 2 years old we do hip and elbow dysplasia screening. Yearly eye exams from a board certified opthamologist, Flea & Tick control as needed. Regular de-wormings. Our dogs are always up to date on vaccinations and heartworm prevention. They also get screened reguarly for brucellosis.

  • We guide each puppy's placement as carefully as possible with a compatible buyer/family. 

  • Puppy Curriculum - We provide a structured curriculum to ensure that puppies learn the world is safe, people are kind, and dogs are friendly.
  • We are equally concerned about the serious genetic problems facing cattle dogs so, at a minimum, all of our breeding dogs must test passing scores or non-affected for inherited orthopedic, eye, and inherited diseases. We do not breed our female until they are 2 years of age minimum. We are also concerned with allergies, cancer, breeding or whelping problems, seizures, and swallowing disorders. We expect our brood bitches to be excellent mothers, free whelping medium to large litters. We have never missed a whelping! We are always beside our mothers and they NEVER whelp alone. 

  • We take appropriate steps to have each puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian for general health prior to placement. Each puppy will be vaccinated and de-wormed by a veterinarian. Australian Cattle Dogs are BAER (hearing) tested. Each puppy will come with a health guarantee. Puppies are temperment tested so you can make an informed choice.

  • The pups are raised so they are accustomed to the hustle and bustle of family life. They are handled and socialized from birth, with daily individual attention.  

  • We do not sell, supply, donate or surrender any dog for which we are responsible to a pet shop, catalogue house, wholesale dealer in dogs, Humane Society or to a laboratory. 

  • We encourage puppy buyers to go to puppy obedience classes to help your puppies to become better canine good citizens. The achievement of a Canine Good Citizen certificate is encouraged.

  • We screen our prospective families. 

  • Our pups are also socialized with adults, children and other dogs, we also try to expose them to the goats & cattle. By the time they go home between eight and nine weeks, they have been introduced to other dogs, had daily walks on the farm, been in crates and on car rides. If the weather permits, the pups will also be introduced to water. We are training them for YOUR FAMILY from day 1. This is not just some random pairing, throwing 2 dogs together. It was a carefully selected, pedigree researched breeding designed to preserve and improve our bloodlines while aiming to improve the strengths and aiming to correct faults. If a breeder tells you their dog has no faults, they are "kennel blind" and I would suggest you look elsewhere. Buying a pet quality puppy from an outstanding well bred, fully health tested litter means you will be getting a puppy of the same quality as the show pick puppy in health and pedigree. A breeder chooses their keepers on conformation preferences that would not register to most people looking for a family pet.  A pet from this type of a litter would far surpass the best puppy from a backyard breeder. 

  • We will ALWAYS take our puppies back for any reason, for their lifetime. We provide a 2-year genetic health guarantee.

SHIPPING:

We prefer to meet all our new families face-to-face. As such we, are unable to ship any puppies. We can meet you 2 hours your direction by car to help save travel time for an additional fee or at the closest airport, Will Rogers in OKC for an additional fee of $175. If you choose to fly home with your puppy, the puppy can fly at your feet as carry on as long as it's under 12 weeks of age. We do not ship puppies by cargo in a plane.

No Friday evenings or Saturdays. 

Occasionally we can offer private delivery based on your location for $650-$1200 transport fee. Ask for a quote if interested in this. If we have another young litter on the ground or momma due to whelp this will not be an option.