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Welcome to
Old-Time Australian Shepherds

Home of Hard to find "Old-Time" Aussie Traits

An Aussie owner/lover since 1975, we are dedicated to preserving the natural instincts of the Australian Shepherds, and raising quality dogs as family and working companions. Our traditional standard pups are eligible for ASCA and AKC registration, have a one year health guarantee and come in a variety of colors.

We breed foundation lines where temperament, willingness to please, brainpower, physical condition, and natural instincts were foremost. Unfortunately, over the years, many of these traits have been bred out of Aussie's. 

Pups come from proven Champion and/or Hall of Fame pedigrees and are intelligent, hearty, gorgeous, healthy teeth/gums, and loyal beyond belief. Farm raised and well socialized they will be the BEST dog you have ever had!

Our females display high levels of maternal instincts, and have approximately one litter per year. Our pups are raised in an environment that allows them to explore the world around them. Our pups lineage are OFA hip-tested, CERF eye-tested, and are checked for good bite.  All parents are DNA certified. 

Litters are up to date on vaccinations, de-worming, and vet checked before they go to their new families. Shipping and/or delivery options are possible.

Pups are sold on a spay/neuter contract unless other arrangements are made prior to sale.

Our Aussie's come from some of the most influential foundation kennels in the country...
Twin Oaks, Twin Oaks II, and Las Rocosa.

Contact information:

Dianne Armbrust
Trimont, MN 56176
507 236 2501 cell ~507 639 2107 home



 Welcome to our online Interactive Gallery. Please click on an image to view them larger, you may also mouse over the images while they play to learn more about a particular Aussie we have available or to see pedigree's. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us and we will happily assist you in anyway.


We are embarking on exciting times!!
We do not have any puppies available at this time, but  
       we have two litters planned for the middle of April 2011.       
  Pictures and Pedigree of parents are shown on slide-show
Prices range from $600.00-$700.00

 Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions about character, temperament, 
and traits of the parents or pups.   
A non-refundable deposit of $200 will hold a pup based upon the suitability of each individual home. 
Although we will always keep in mind the color preference of our puppy buyers, we do not place our pups in homes based solely on color choice.  Our evaluations are on-going to identify puppies on a wide variety of qualities including
temperament, natural instincts and suitability.

We proudly sell Aussie puppies that can be lifetime
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If you are having trouble viewing the slideshows click on this facebook link. 
I have pictures of all the dogs on my page. 

Available Pups are Shown Below   





The Boys


The Girls


Buster's pedigree has several Hall of Fame and Champion Titles, these are from his first four generations.

WTCH The Bull of Twin Oaks CD - Supreme champion Stock dog, WTCH Windsong's Falcon RTD-cs, WTCH The Bear of Twin Oaks CD, Twin Oak Poky Cody OTD-cd,STD, Twin Oaks Ora Dell STD-s, Twin Oaks Duchess, WTCH Little Spot's Speckled Image, WTCH Windsong's City Rhythm, WTCH Windsong's Hurrah Cain CD, WTCH Windsor's Falcon RTD-cs, WTCH Ranch Wind Wolf RTDcsPATDs- 1999 Champion Cattle Dog, WTCH The  Sting of Twin Oaks, Twin Oaks Jubalee, STD-csd

 Buster's sire Twin Oaks Working Class Boe


 Buster's Grandsire

WTCH 45 Ranch Wind Wolf DNA vp RTD-cs PATD-cs
Hall of Fame Sire, 1999 ASCA Champion Cattle Dog.
1999 ASCA High Combined Finals Champion.


 Buster's great grandsire's dam.

ASCA Hall Of Fame Dam Twin Oaks Poky Cody DNA cp OTD-cd STD-s
Only Dam to have produced 2 Supreme Champion Stock dogs in ASCA. WTCH Twin Oaks Kit Carson DNA vp RTDcs, RDX , Hall of Fame Sire, All time winningest Stock dog Finals Winner, and
WTCH The Bull Of Twin Oaks DNA vp, CD, RDX, RTDcs ,
Hall of Fame Sire. Together both dogs have won 18 Finals Championships.


Quotes and Statements about Old-Style Aussie's from Long-Time Breeders

Good health and longevity was a hallmark for the early foundation Aussie's.
...The Total Australian Shepherd

My dogs are the old kind and I mean to keep them that way. ...Viv Billingham one of the most knowledgeable shepherds of Scotland

In order for an Aussie to have a correct temperament it must possess herding instincts. This is what the breed standards call for. ...Carol Ann and Earnest Hartnagle

With their natural working ability, Australian Shepherds soon became a favorite. They were found to be easily trained, natural watch dogs, and a very good companions for children as well as adults. ...Janeane Harper early owner, club historian and breeder

"As a family dog, the Aussie is one of the best dogs we've ever been around"
...Fletcher Woods



In regards to the 'mini' Aussie...

Recently there has been a rise in the movement to breed “miniature”, and sadly, even a “toy” version of the Australian Shepherd.  Neither of these are recognized by any of the official Australian Shepherd clubs/organizations. The Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA), the American Kennel Club (AKC), nor the United States Australian Shepherd Association, Inc. (USASA), recognize nor register these dogs. The dogs are only recognized by their own breed clubs, which have been formed since they were denied recognition by the above clubs. They are NOT a 'variety' of the true Australian Shepherd, they are a totally separate breed.
We do not breed "mini's", will not allow our males to be used to breed to a "mini" and will not recommend a breeder to you because we personally do not support the purposeful breeding of 'miniature” or “toy” dogs that are then passed off as Australian Shepherds. We breed our Aussies to the ASCA and AKC recognized standard of excellence. These clubs require all of their members to abide by their rules and regulations and their Code of Ethics, and to be ever vigilant in the preservation and protection of the true Australian Shepherd. 



A  Letter from Dave, an Old-Time puppy owner...
Hey Dianne;
I just wanted to say thanks again for letting slick into our lives. he continues to become a greater dog every day. Now that I am on my 4th combat tour in afghanistan, you have no idea how much it comforts me to know that Joanne has him to be with every day. thanks again for a great dog. david merritt

I am writing you to thank you for selling me such a wonderful dog. I knew she was a great dog, but we had a baby last Aug and she is such a good caretaker to the baby. Just in case you don't remember, my boyfriend (now my husband) met you in Sleepy Eye in early 2004.

Again, thank you.

Tara Pfankuch  


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~~Nick and James with Aussie, Holly 1988~~

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