MISSION – Our breeding program is designed to ensure the legacy of old-style Twin Oaks bloodlines to continue. Our most important and vital priority is to home puppies with responsible and compassionate owners who will provide the proper care and training to enhance each and every Australian Shepherd acquired through us.
I am often asked, “What should I feed my puppy? What do you recommend?” When researching dog food I look at the first few ingredients, I was always told that these are the most important and meat should be the first on the list. The guaranteed analysis was the next important criteria. These things are important, but even more so are the quality and freshness of the ingredients. If you do your homework, you’ll discover that “all dog food” is not created equal. Don’t be tricked by terms “premium” or “high energy” and I recommend you research the words you can’t pronounce and you may be surprised at what you learn.
Over the years I have heard more and more sad stories of Pet Owners losing their dogs to cancer and/or other non-genetic illnesses. It seems strange to me that these diseases continue to effect so many dogs, especially because our canines don’t “drink or smoke” and for the most part get exercise/rest and appear to have a fairly healthy life-style. However, what we feed them makes a huge difference in their over-all health. The ingredients in many of today’s commercial brands of dog food are made of by-products such as chicken/fish heads, duck bills, chicken/turkey feet, bones and diseased or contaminated slaughterhouse meat. Also, harmful chemicals are added to provide a longer shelf life, for several months, even possibly a couple of years. This research has encouraged me to reconsider my “best practice” for our dog’s health, wellness and vitality.