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Welcome To Weeping Willow Miniature American Shepherds!

Weeping Willow Miniature American Shepherds are ethical dog breeders focused on using the considerable power all breeders have to ensure our puppies are healthy and a joy to own. 

1. Our puppies are family reared so they will fit in beautifully with your family. We raise them in the house from day one until they leave for their new family. 

2. They are never inbred, so are very unlikely to develop genetic illness. All of our parent dogs have full genetic panels, yearly eye exams, and OFAs completed before breeding. In fact, all our puppies come with a Lifetime Money-Back Health Guarantee against serious genetic illness! 

3. They are personality tested and matched to your family so it’s a perfect match for you. You also get regular photo or video updates of their progress on our Facebook page. 

In addition, we get their potty training off to a great start and our puppies are chew toy conditioned, crate conditioned, and well socialized. We raise our puppies with Puppy Culture Protocols and they have a great start on basic commands (sit, down, come, stand, et cetera) and loose leash walking. Our puppies come microchipped with the microchip registration paid for. All our puppies are up to date on vaccinations and deworming. We get our puppies’ eyes certified (CAER) by a certified veterinary ophthalmologist before they leave for their new home, and to prevent future injury and pain, our puppies’ dewclaws are removed when they are very small and tails are docked. We support our owners throughout the life of their dog. Most importantly, we provide guidance to get their crucial early puppyhood period right, setting a strong foundation for a well-balanced, happy dog for you throughout its life.

Weeping Willow Miniature American Shepherds was founded in 2017 by Terry Albert. Terry, and her daughter, Catherine Talbert, raise and train their dogs, and their litters, at their home in East TN.  Their dogs are a part of their family, and they spend countless hours together.  Weeping Willow Miniature American Shepherds is located on a horse farm, so the dogs get to be a part of the farm life, too. Many hours are spent in care, play, and training to keep their dogs as happy, healthy, and safe as they can possibly be. 

The puppies are a part of the family from the moment they arrive. From Day 1 until the puppies go home around 9 weeks of age, they are almost never left alone. Someone is always there to keep an eye on them. Catherine and Terry sleep in the same room with the puppies until they are well into crate training. The puppies get daily attention and care and are introduced to many new people and situations before they go on to live with their new owners.