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"First and foremost, the Australian Shepherd is a true working stockdog, and anything that detracts from his usefulness as such is undesirable. The most important breed characteristics are overall moderation in size and bone, balance with correct proportions, and sound movement.
The Australian Shepherd is primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. He is an intelligent, exceptional companion. He is versatile and easily trained: performing his assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm. He is reserved with strangers but does not exhibit shyness. This unusually versatile stockdog works with the power and quickness to control difficult cattle as well as the ability to move sheep without unnecessary roughness. Although an aggressive, authoritative worker, viciousness toward people or animals is intolerable."
-excerpts from the ASCA Breed Standard
Josh and Barbara
We were so nervous to get a new furry buddy. Suzanne was so thorough and amazing to work with. She did such amazing work with Lex before we were lucky enough to adopt him. People compliment how great he is everywhere we go. We take the credit of course lol. We will certainly be interested in a puppy when the time comes. The focus on food, training and health knowledge is second to none.
Josh & Barbara Lex & Ty
Olivia and Janina
Suzanne is a terrific breeder and did an excellent job in preparing the puppies for their new homes. She is completely devoted and passionate towards breeding and raising her pups, and always puts them and their requirements first. We absolutely love our Ringo, he has the best temperament and never fails to put a smile on everyone’s face. We are truly so thankful for everything Suzanne did to raise him, and cannot wait to get another furbaby from her in the future!
I came across GraceRok Aussies by chance. A life long Lab owner, we were uncertain about a new breed. Suzanne took the time to explain the breed and ensure an Aussie was right for our family. His demeanor is calm, attentive and loving and was so well trained from day one. He loves walking his kids to school and playing with his fur brother. Suzanne is so passionate and knowledgeable about breeding and raising happy, healthy dogs. He has fit in with our active lifestyle perfectly, we could not be happier with our Aussie addition to our family!
I cannot say enough amazing things about Suzanne and Gracerok. She puts so much care and love into raising every single one of her puppies. When our Evie came to us at 9 weeks old, she already had amazing default behaviours like 'sit for attention' and 'focus on me'. We constantly got (and STILL get) so many compliments on her demeanour. It made Evie easy to train (well, as easy as it gets for a wild little aussie) and she has grown into such a sweet, confident, healthy and loving puppy. Even after we picked up Evie, I stayed in contact with Suzanne and she has been an incredible resource with navigating puppyhood - AND she is the only other person who might get as excited as me about pictures of Evie. A gracerok puppy (which will be healthy with great temperament) is worth waiting for.