What our families are saying...
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"She’s gotten a few tricks down like sit, leave it, high 5, and wait oh and speak… she’s a talker for sure..."
"Valerie is quiet and low energy but will keep up but just needs to aggressively snuggle next to me. (She shoves her face in my leg and omgosh it’s just so cute the way she is). Her neediness is so gentle and cute."
"He is so incredibly lovable!! Are your dogs like that too? He’ll come up on the couch and sit on my lap like a little kid. It’s hilarious. I’m so thankful that I have him right now."
"She is stunning and many people have commented on her and asked where she came from! I hope you are not too inundated with inquiries. She has been a joy and keeps us on our toes… sweet, loving personality - I love that she comes and practically sits on me and leans hard into me to embrace, pat, love her. My son, Harrison and Suki are 2 of a kind… he’s going to have a hard time going back to college as he misses her so when he’s gone for an afternoon! And she will miss him too! We call him ‘Favorite’ and she will go look for him when we say “Where’s Favorite?”… really sweet!
Another sweet thing is she remembers your daughter and has a soft spot for any little girls!
Thank you for your kindness in trusting us with one of your babies! She is completely spoiled!"
"Amora is definitely a laid back Aussie but she's got the energy to keep up with my cattle dog. Lol. She also does great with travel. We recently went on a trip and she seemed to enjoy herself. I think she especially loved the mountains...She is doing good. Such a sweet girl."
"Banksy loves to play with the other dogs. The older ones take turns. Banksy is wicked smart he has learned to sit, lay down, shake, stay, and is potty trained already. He is great."
"Millie is a classic frisbee dog. She just loves catching frisbees. And she’s so good at it, too. But this is new: now her frisbee takes naps with her. So she’s always ready to go? So she can catch frisbees in her dreams? So no one will take her beloved frisbee? Because the fact of frisbees in the world is just so joyous, she must always have one in her midst? Dunno."
"We love Arya so much!! She is such a great dog. We love to take her for runs or walks around the cranberry bogs. She’s great with the kids and a great snuggler. She has lots of dog friends in the neighborhood too!"
"She’s growing so fast"
"Yuki is adjusting well & getting cuter, more curious & more bold by the day!"
"Loki is doing great. He has chilled out a lot in the last couple of weeks, he loves to get crazy a couple of times a day but likes to sit and cuddle too. Went on a hike today and he was keeping all the kids in check. Thank you for such a great dog. He fits right in with the family."
"She’s doing great! Loves to play play and play...this pic is from today. Playing in the yard...sitting still for a split second lol! Love her!"
Chase and Brookie
"We love them."
Chase and Brookie's Owner
"Scout is doing great and has fit it with the other animals. He loves
"He just loves our chihuahua. He literally squeezes in her crate with her whenever she goes in there and lays down. He doesn’t realize how much bigger he is than her now. He does so good though. When I put him on our bed he knows it’s time to calm down."
"You guys love and care for the puppies right from the beginning so when we get them they are just amazing little guys and gals! I wouldn’t buy from a different breeder..."
"She is obsessed with balls, and frisbees. We have an apple tree and she thinks each apple is a toy. If we are at the camp and she seems to disappear, you can hear the water moving because she went swimming. She loves shadows and light reflections on the wall, she tends to entertain herself if we're not playing with her. She is so FULL of energy and curious about everything. She now has 3 siblings who cannot keep up with her. She is the sweetest soul. She truly is a blessing, and I thank you guys for letting us adopt her."
"We got the dogs puzzle toys for Christmas. Luca is impressing us with how quickly he figured it out. He’s so good at it."
"Otis is so loyal, loving, and has a funny personality. We couldn't have picked a better dog ❤"
"Ollie is 52lbs currently and a VERY good boy! We’re working on a couple more tricks as of late but we know all the basics, and his favorite things are his rubber balls, his antler chews, and his cousins! Just wanted to say how much I appreciate my boy and how thankful I am to you guys for letting him come home with me ❤️❤️❤️"
"She has learned her boundaries on the lawn, how to stay and wait, and how to play catch with the frisbee. We love her so much and are still so grateful that you and your family gave us this opportunity to have such a smart and loving dog!"
"He is great! Him and Millie have become best friends which is adorable. Once he got home he fit right in and adjusted so well! The mornings he’s a little rambunctious hahaha but he is wonderful!!!"
"Seriously, what ever you did with Orion worked. The vet said he's the smartest dog ever. WE ARE SO IN LOVE...HE IS SOOOOOO SPOILED! Thank you for bringing Orion into our lives. We get so many compliments on how beautiful, well behaved, and smart he is. We are very blessed owning our own blessing. Thanks again for all the time and love you raise those puppies with."
"Training is going great. She sits, comes when we call her, potties outside (unless we make a mistake and don't listen to her) walks on a leash pretty well- working on that- plays ball and fetches even when Finley grabs the ball and runs off. She will follow him until he drops it and then bring it back. She walks in our woods off leash with us. She is crate trained and playpen trained and will settle down when we put her in there. She LOVES Saturday breakfast of eggs and rice."
"Such lovable, happy and easy to train pups."
"Rosie and Fern are getting along quite nicely….Fern is working on her Canine Good citizen certificate."
"We have had a great experience with MilkyWay! Our dog is 1 now and he’s a super happy and super sweet pup!"
"We recently purchased the sweetest most loving pup from Rhonda and Chad! They both are the sweetest people for sure. The love for their pups definitely shows through! Thank you for filling our house with the sweetest love bug!"
"Kai is very playful, smarter than me but the best trait is that he is not aggressive and does really well with kids. The only time he showed aggression was towards another Australian Shepherd who became aggressive first. Kai is one of the most engaging and beautiful souls I’ve ever seen. He weighs 60lbs and is very healthy. He loves to walk and run and has lots of energy. If anybody wants to talk to me I can give my best reviews"
Winnie & Scooby
"We have registered them with AKC. Sir Jax Blaze Scooby Doo and Bella Winnie Dutchess of Hundred Acre Wood. Scooby is around 50 and Winnie around 40."
"Rosie is a dream! She was perfect in the car. She was a little uncertain about the snow and the (very very excited) kids at first, but she got used to both within an hour."
"Thank you to the universe for bringing this amazing creature into my life. A few nights ago, Livy and I heard a really strange noise outside. Rebel was barking like crazy. I let him outside and he took off out back. My gut told me to go check on the animals. Headed to the barn to find an empty cow stall . They decided to take a stroll. Rebel took me right to them, about 300 yards away at the edge of the woods. I was not dressed for the subzero temps and didn’t bring a bucket of treats with me. No flashlight and no phone. Thank goodness for a bright moon! Rebel helped redirect them and herd them back to the barn - on instinct, I’ve never trained him to herd. Back at the barn, the gate was frozen shut and the whole ordeal was a tense and very cold 40 minutes. Rebel got lots of attention and hot dog as a thank you"
"When the kids go in (the water) at the lake she worries about them when they splash each other so she barks up a storm. She wants to play with the chickens soooooo bad. But she’s a good girl and listens to sit and stay"
"Everyone adores Ellie. She's really smart. Ellie’s a hugger...and a kisser."
"Thank you again..she has been a blessing since she has been here. She is such a good pup though... already knows how to sit, give paw... give hugs! Oh and when she wants water and her bowl is empty she brings it to me every time!"
"She is attentive and responsive, plays well with other dogs, sensitive, great in the car, which is her “couch on wheels”, very smart, curious, energetic with an “off switch”. (I generally get her out for 2 good walks/hikes/ski 2,4,6 miles per day). I look forward to teaching her about swimming!"
"Tucker being the family baby with grama!!"
"Just wanted to let you know Lily (Teva’s litter) is doing great! She’s enjoying her first spring, all the new sights and smells are clearly exhausting. Thank you so much for her!"
"Ridge is better than we could have imagined. We went camping with him for two nights, and he loves trails and playing with sticks (but isn’t so happy about fires yet lol)."
"He is very smart, funny and lovable. He loves to be with his family but seems to do just fine when I run errands during the day. We are doing a basic manners class and the instructor thinks he is a super star because he does everything she asks of him when we are there but when we get home not so much! LOL! He gets along nicely so far with other dogs, wants to play with most of them. I can get him to do basically anything with cheese, absolutely loves cheese!! I seriously think he understands me when I talk to him but like the kids doesn’t always listen. We are enjoying him very much and love him so."
"Cass is awesome! He listens well and is full of energy all the time!"
"How did we end up with such a sweet boy?"
"Maggie is adjusting very well and is great with my other dog and the kids. She is a very sweet girl!"
"She turned out perfect"
"She was very popular at the airport. Lots of ahhhs. She didn't make a peep during the flight, was quiet and extremely well behaved. Kids and her are getting along great."
"she is such a love!"
"The introduction to my other animals went GREAT! She LOVES them.... even the cats.... who are currently not to fond of her. We are so in love with her! Thank you guys so so so much!"
"He’s such a smart, friendly boy"
"I'm so in love with Kinley, she is the most amazing, most well behaved dog ever. I really don't think I could ever stray from this breed...She always has to go outside with a toy, she'll rarely go out without something...She absolutely loves the snow, she loves the outdoors and whatever it entails. The coldest of the cold day when it's a blizzard she still wants to be outside. Hahah! "
"Pickles is the most awesome - she has me laughing every day. And the nieces and nephews are pretty smitten. We're working hard on potty training and the rest, and taking lots of good romps in the yard/neighborhood! World's best puppy."
"Willow is awesome! She knows her name, comes when called, likes the whistle call and sits when told. Loves her head out the window when driving. Lol She liked the barn too! . And.. she is starting to let us know she has to go out by hitting the bells or we ask her and she runs to the door. Very smart!"
"We love Terra so much! She is so sweet but also can be so feisty! Definitely thinks (and usually is) she is in charge, even though Baloo tries to keep her in line!"
"He’s such a cutie pie!."
"I’ve been having so much fun picking out toys for her."
"Hey I just wanted to pop back in and compliment you guys on such a good upbringing for Digo. It blows my mind how good he is. He has been housebroken for weeks and he’s just as content laying around all day or going for a 4 mile hike. So smart and obedient."
"She is adjusting wonderfully and fits in the family! She is so easy going"
"Our experience with MilkyWay Aussies was phenomenal from the very first conversation. My fiancé had always wanted an Australian Shepherd so when our dog passed and it came time for us to welcome a puppy into our family we knew that's what she would be. I spoke with several different breeders in my search for an upcoming litter that would fit our needs and my conversation with Rhonda and Chad is what made the decision for us. They patiently answered my questions, chatting with me for well over an hour one night about what to expect with the breed as well as how they raise the puppies and their own dogs and plans for an upcoming litter. They continued to answer my frequent questions and sent me pictures of the babies as quickly as they could after they were born. Rhonda and Chad kept in touch with me throughout the next 8 weeks as we waited to be able to bring our baby home. We finally met our Luna at the puppy party when she was 6 weeks old and we were madly in love. Luna has been a wonderful addition to our family brining us hours of entertainment and very strong throwing arms. She is smart, energetic, and so incredibly sweet not to mention absolutely beautiful. I would recommend MilkyWay Aussies without hesitation."
"She’s great. Loves playing with Maya and my daughters two dogs. And she is very spoiled!"
"Buddy only got up once last night. He likes his bed. He is not crying at all much to my surprise. He seems very happy - just excited by all that is new!"
"She and our lab are getting along great...We couldn't be happier with her, She's such a great addition to our family!"
"Addie is doing well. Very funny. High energy. They seem to be getting along."
"We love her SO much. She’s so smart. She’s a great frisbee catcher. Knows all kinds of tricks and we go to school every Tues. She’s awesome and such a good kid"
"Some updates on Autumn. She's such a character and so smart. She fell asleep with a ball in her mouth. (Of course we took it away for safety reasons). She's been amazing!"
"Keeva is doing great. She's very healthy and energetic. Very sweet and loving to the entire household. Keeva has no issues with fireworks or gunfire. We've had a couple of great visits from Otis, they love playing together."
"We had a wonderful experience getting our puppy from Milkyway Border Aussies! It was great meeting Chad & Rhonda, they were so nice and you can tell they really care about their dogs. I would recommend them!!"
"His favorite move is to give hugs where he hops up and wraps his front paws around his humans. Tubbs is working hard bringing relaxation and comfort to troubled teens daily...he is therapy dog with me."
"Hi. So far, great! She's very smart and sure of herself, a sign of a well adjusted puppy!! And she slept till 3am, I thought that was pretty good. I just took her out to meet the goats, they were pretty curious of her too. Thank you all again."