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The Lewis Ranch
19909 Ave 376
Woodlake, CA 93286
Welcome to our Queensland Heeler Page
Our dogs are registered with the
Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC
This page was last updated on:
January 27th, 2015
Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers
The Latest News:
Pfeiffer is bred and due about February 9th, 2015.
Aniston should be back in heat in December/January 2015.
Chloe should be back in heat in February, 2015.
(email for current pics of Tatum/Hudson)
This old site isn't allowing me to add new pictures so I am in the process of re-doing the site.
Please scroll down for pictures and more information on each female
Foxy's last litter
Pfeiffer's last litter
Aniston steals a moment with her baby at the neighbor's house
Chloe's 2013 litter
There are 5 pups in the above photo-(find Abby-hint: she's red and white)
Swift litter (May 29, 2013)
This guy was born without a tail. He is our new breeding sire of stumpy tail heelers.
New pic to come once he gets through is "teenager" stage
He is average height so when bred to my 4 small girls (Foxy, Chloe, Hudson, and Pfeiffer) they will produce smaller-medium heelers, some without tails.
Everyone who had reserved for a blue female (and now male) and has waited so patiently-Thank you!
Foxy (pups in the past)
These are Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers and are also registered with the Working Stock Dog World Registry
Pups are $325
you can use a credit card/ATM with above link
Please read "The Way It Works" before you reserve.
We will get you a pup as quickly as we can.The Way It Works (click here please)
Please be advised: Wait time can be from 1 day (if you reserve the day pups are born and are taking a pup that is available)
to over a year if I get an influx of a particular color/gender reservations and nature doesn't oblige. Some things cannot be controlled.
If you want to Reserve a pup: We may very well have plenty of pups to accommodate everyone in a particular batch of pups, but if we don't, being flexible will get you a pup sooner; being understanding/patient is greatly appreciated.
Please take a moment to read, The Way It Works
in order to accommodate choice in color/gender it may take a couple of litters to get you a pup, especially if you are not flexible with color/gender.
In order to accommodate choice in a particular female's litter, it could take a bit longer as dogs have only 2 heats/litters per year (with 62 days gestation each).
1. You can use a credit card/ATM or checking account - by clicking on the paypal link above
-No paypal account is necessary as I have a paypal account set up to accept your payment of $325
2. You can mail a check or money order for $325 to Tina Lewis, 19909 Avenue 376, Woodlake, CA 93286 and email or call 559-909-2156 to alert that it is in the mail. I will let you know when it arrives and your reservation is secure.
-please put your phone number and/or an email address/tail docking/color/gender preference with the check
Your pup can be registered with Working Stock Dog World Registry,LLC -all pups will be dewormed and have their first shot and be eating Purina Brand Puppy Chow
-you can click here for a registration form to register your pup after you get it home, email me for sire/dam registration numbers
and whelping date
This beats a bowl of cherries, any day!
Pfeiffer and Foxy with their last litters below.
Pfeiffer and Foxy's past litters here at The Lewis Ranch...just when they get FUN!
Foxy and her previous litter.
Sarandon's last litters below
November 4, 2012 Sarandon litter-a sea of beautiful colors.
...reserve now by clicking here to pay with paypal (please read "The Way It Works" first as there are no refunds)
Hudson - our newest blue female. Small, about 25 pounds at 7 months old, very active and sweet-needs a job like a typical heeler
Foxy - small (shortest, but thicker than Chloe) red female (about 30 pounds) -lots of energy but very loving and sweet
Pfeiffer- small blue female (about 28 pounds)-comes from a working dog stock but is a little more stand-offish with strangers-very loving once she knows you
Chloe - small red female (about 28 pounds)-this is my "heeler". I didn't raise her (got her at age 6) so she is 10 feet tall and bullet proof, in her mind...the protector-but loves children.
Average size heeler:
Swift - average size red female heeler (about 40 pounds). This dog loves kids and other puppies even when they aren't hers...sneaks in to play with everyone's pups when unattended (and eat puppy chow).
Sarandon - This female is a little larger than most female heelers and weighs about 45 pounds-bigger, but very sweet, loving, friendly. Active but content to lay at your feet too.
Aniston - This is my tallest female, but not real wide so she weighs about 49 pounds. She goes camping with me. Very smart and well-behaved. Sticks close to me.
All pups are priced at $325
Air TRANSPORTATION*Plane tickets are around $208, through American Airlines and United Airlines and fairly easy to arrange-out of Fresno, CA.-I have to pay on this end but you make the reservation on your end and pay the ticket amount to me via paypal right before the day of the flight along with reimbursement for the kennel, bowls, bedding, etc ($85).
*Alaskan Airlines to Washington was $184 in 2012 when I flew a pup
-I will drive your pup to the Vet for the exam and to the Airport for you (55 minute drive for Airport/15 minutes to the Vet-one way)-free of charge
-a medium kennel and feed/water dish is needed and I can get that for you and you can reimburse via paypal ($85 for all-includes required feed/water dish for air travel, blanket, absorbent padding)
-a Veterinary exam is $54 at Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic and they will take credit card over the phone-I can set appointment and take the pup-you call and give them payment/shipping information.
their number is 559-732-4818 and you can check out their website by clicking on the clinic name above.
More pics of Females and their past litters:
Swift is pictured above
Swift is medium in size...verrrry sweet and loving (loves kids and everyone's puppies), and is very laid back
Aniston is my tallest female and goes camping, sticks close and loves to go (she has large litters as you can see).
Aniston ready to pop
Aniston's October 30th, 2012 pups at their new homes:
...and I'm never going out in the snow again!
Pfeiffer is a small blue female-she weighs about 28 pounds
(she has the occasional "white" or "cream" heeler)
This is Bingo...an all white pup from Pfeiffer's first litter.
He never got the black hairs that make a blue heeler.
See Bingo and pictures of him growing up
The white heeler is a rare color of heeler and Pfeiffer has now thrown at least one in each of her litters but there is NO WAY TO KNOW WHICH PUP WILL BE WHITE (or cream), SINCE ALL PUPS ARE BORN WHITE..they normally get color at about 3-4 weeks of age.
Bingo had no color but some get a hint of tan on ears and undercoat. The pup in her second litter got some tan on ears/back-very light
If a solid white one is in the litter (usually known by 3-4 wks old), it will probably already belong to someone by the time we realize it is a "white" pup. If they are ok with a white one, the pup is theirs...if they would rather have a blue, they will move to the next blue pup available in the next litter. This is up to them.
If a "white" pup becomes available to sell...I will notify those who have indicated they want a shot at a white one, reserved folks first, and then those who just emailed to indicate interest in a white one, and then notify everyone else on my list to find a home for the pup. It will be first come, first serve.
A white female from the 2nd litter.
She is all white with no spots and no apparent coloring at this point.
The red pup next to her in the pic below, has some red color. This pup ended up with a tad bit of red later...
The difference in color is apparent in the picture below
Pfeiffer's 3rd litter born January 11th, 2012...there appears to be one that is staying white in this litter too...the people who own this pup had requested a shot at a white one.
They should name the pup "Lucky"...Bingo was also appropriate for the 1st one... :)
This white pup is getting some tan in the ears now (at 4 weeks of age)
Foxy is a small dog so the pups will be smaller. She weighs about 30 pounds
Reserve for the next litter
This is a blue heeler...she is just very light blue. She will throw blue pups
some will have tan, some will not. No way to know at birth which pups will be light like
her and which will be darker like the sire, or which will end up with tan. They get color
at about 3-4 weeks of age.
A pup of Sarandon's and one of Foxy's-all grown up... at home.
Most of Sarandon's blue pups end up blue with no tan (which gives the appearance of a black heeler).
At about 10 days old:
I call this pup a chocolate heeler...no tan on paws or chest or face...just a black heeler that turned chocolate ...there were 2 in this litter.
Sarandon, had a brother this color and he was gorgeous!
She had a couple that are black heelers, one red, 2 chocolate and a couple of light speckled with some light tan on paws, etc. One appears to be white with some traces of black around ears. They are not quite 5 wks in this picture below. Colorful litter.
EMAIL if you are interested in reserving for a pup from one of the upcoming litters or reserving specifically for a particular female
Reserving ahead gets you a pup quicker, but please realize I don't control litter size, color or gender-this is left to nature.
Chloe is a small red heeler, lots of energy...typical heeler. Chloe weighs about 28 pounds
Chloe litter at birth Chloe litter at 1 week old Chloe litter at 3 wks oldChloe litter at 4 weeks old
Chloe litter at just over 5 weeks old
Chloe's November 1, 2012 pups at their new homes
Australian Stumpy Cattle Dogs:
This is Tatum's mom
Registered with Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC, so pups can be registered like the other heelers.
Our Male: McConaughey
This is McConaughey napping at the neighbors McConaughey by the fire
Just a lil bit comfy...we weighed McConaughey in November and he weighs 80 pounds! Time for a diet.
McConaughey sharing the bed
More pictures of
our Females: Aniston, Chloe, Foxy, Pfieffer, Sarandon and Swift
This is Aniston. You may reserve for her next litter
You can reserve for her next litter. She has large litters of pups and most have spots and always tan paws/muzzle/butterfly on chest.
A couple of McConaughey x Aniston pups all grown up
You may Reserve for any of these litters and scroll down to see each of the parents pictures and past litters.
You can mail a check to reserve as long as there is time for the check to reach me before they are born. To Reserve either a male or female pup via paypal, you can click here. Or email that you are sending a check and I will email you back when I have gotten your payment, either way.
Sarandon: Sarandon, our light blue (with red in her coat) female bred to McConaughey. She had 2 Blue males that ended up black (no tan) and 3 Red females. We are assuming that with Sarandon's unusual color she must carry a red gene as she was only exposed to McConaughey and we expected these pups to all be blue. Reserve now if you want one of her pups from her next litter and specify in the notes section.
This is Sarandon This is McConaughey and Senseney (she is deceased now)
Pics of Sarandon's last litter below:
Chocolate Queensland (Sarandon X McConaughey)
from Spring of 2011
Pics taken of Sarandon's litter at about 2 and 1/2 wks old: Big pups!
Sarandon had 2 pups that were all blue... (what I call a black queensland with no tan or brown)
Sarandon's mother was a "black" heeler and her dad was red...and a brother in her litter was chocolate.
Sarandon is such an unusual color there is no telling what she will throw each time, but it is nice to know that she will throw this rare color of heeler, an all blue heeler with
no brown/ tan (black heeler) and also chocolate (kind of a diluted black color).
The picture below (of an Aniston pup) playing with it's new owner's heeler which is an example of the "black" heeler color...(I do not own this black heeler)
with my granddaughter, Hannah and Sara. Pfeiffer is under her right arm and Foxy under her leftAniston is missing from the above picture as she was off visiting the neighbor, I guess. This is her below, camping
McConaughey in front, Sarandon on the left with Swayze in front of Hannah, her left hand on Swift and Chloe in front of the birdbath
Our other dogs:
Red (she is a heeler, but is fixed born in 1998 best we can figure). She wandered onto our property so we are guessing at her age.
Sadly, Red passed away on May 23rd, 2014 at 16 years old-she is greatly missed.
Dakota (she is half Queensland, fixed and about 14 years old now). We got her at a year old.
Palomino ( my baby... and a real boy, not a dog)...Corgi/Lab mix??? He is also fixed and was adopted at 6 wks old
Palomino (he was 10 years old March 17, 2014)
More pics of our Breeding Queensland Heelers:
More pics of our Females:
Sarandon, our light blue female (Average to large size heeler) and has a lot of red in her coat color too.
Foxy, our small red female (Daughter of Senseney)
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Custom made Western Wine Barrel Doghouses $145
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Patio Heater with new Heater parts: $350
Ice Chests with stand: $175
Dog Houses $145
Trash Cans with lid and horseshoe handles $120
Top rim comes off to hold trash bag secure under it.
Click on the Wine Barrel Creations for more pics and information or to order...paypal available.
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Looks great on the porch or patio or inside your barn.
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to be put on the list to notify when pups are available to buy.
More Pictures of our Heelers and past litters below:
McConaughey, our blue male, below, one summer, with his girls, Senseney and Aniston.
McConaughey (3 yrs old below and already chubby) with Red, and Senseney in the background
McConaughey...taking time from his busy breeding schedule to smell the roses (or plastic horse heads).
and here with Senseney-what a tank he is.
This is Swayze, our red male pup-he is 5 months old in this picture (born August, 2009).Our Females and their past litters:
Aniston will throw all blues when bred to McConaughey (some with spots like her/mask like him/her)
McConaughey has been breeding our females but now Swayze has come of age so we may mix it up a bit.
Chloe is a daughter of Senseney.
Senseney: (Deceased now but not forgotten) Red female
This is Senseney, she was such a good mom, very athletic and energetic. Loved to fetch, and play catch with the kids with little pebbles, when no ball was available. Loved to catch squirrels and gophers and mice. She was very lean and stayed very active.
Senseney's first 2007 litter
Senseney's October 2007 litter-Lots of spots in this litter. Cash was the father, not McConaughey (McConaughey was just a pup).
Cute marking on this pup...perfect belt with a little bling
The same pup... at 6 mos old. Happy at home...Her name is Dally...her ears are starting to stand up good.
This is a male from a Senseney litter in 2006 (Bandit, McConaughey's dad, was the father)
I almost kept this one, as she did this all the time...what a cutie!
Soaking up the sun
Check out more pictures of past litters
Pups are beginning to get their color in these pictures
The above picture shows a pup that we left the tail on...as requested.
Senseney below with her litter
...I will never doubt that I am truly loved as long as Aniston is around.
Below is her at 4-5 weeks of age (before her ears stood up)
Aniston driving us home...Got Ears?
Aniston...settling in at home.
at 3 1/2 months old at Darcy's birthday campout at the Kings River...she is a swimmer!
camping in July 2009 and cleaning up after a bear in camp.
Below is her mom and dad and her litter mates:
Below is a litter: Aniston x McConaughey (born Oct. 25, 2009)
(Bludger) one of her pups at about 3 months old.
taken 11/22 & 11/23
taken on November 15th, 2009
The relaxed guy below-left, and the howler above right with the lil girl in the center
October 25th, 2009 Litter from Aniston (by McConaughey)
Pictures of Aniston's first litter:
Pictures taken just over 3 weeks old
An adoreable pup in the doorway of the doghouse
Here is a link to a video of the pups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAZq6iAnyfE
Pictures taken at just over 2 weeks old. Eyes beginning to open on most of them.
Pictures taken at 8 days old.
We left a couple of tails for some folks...either way is ok with me-just specify by 3 days old.
McConaughey, Our blue male heeler
McConaughey loves to play with the pups, pictured above at about 3 weeks old and turning blue.
A picture of him below just before his 3rd birthday in November of 2009. Just a tad chubby.
Here is McConaughey as a puppy himself...
At 3 weeks old...Bandit's Son...McConaughey
At 6 weeks when we brought him home.
What a smarty pants. He plays dead if you point your finger at him like a gun and say "bang"!
This is McConaughey at about 6 months old above...
McConaughey at 9 mos old
He will eventually share the spotlight (and the girls) with McConaughey.
Swayze and his companions
Bandit was sleeping and was accidentally run over in our driveway and had to be put down due to his injuries on Monday, October 16th, 2006.
I should thank Rick Tucker, DVM for going above and beyond to help me that day.
Bandit is greatly missed.
The Good News is...We were fortunate enough, to get McConaughey from a litter that Bandit fathered about 2 weeks before he died, out of a really nice red female heeler.
How Could You?
Directions and Map
Below is a beautiful story about a puppy that was loved and a dog that was forgotten and where he ended up...If you have a moment it is pretty enlightening.
Dog ownership is a big responsibility.
HOW COULD YOU? - By Jim Willis, 2001
When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" -- but then you'd relent and roll me over for a belly rub.
My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs" you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.
Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love. She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" - - still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy.
Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love." As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch -- because your touch was now so infrequent -- and I would've defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway.
There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog ," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.
Now, you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You've made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family.
I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with "papers." You had to pry your son's fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don't let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life. You gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked, "How could you?"
They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you that you had changed your mind -- that this was all a bad dream... or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me.
When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days.
As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood. She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured, "How could you?"
Perhaps because she understood my dog speak, she said, "I'm so sorry." She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn't be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself -- a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. And with my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not directed at her. It was directed at you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.
A Note from the Author: If "How Could You?" brought tears to your eyes as you read it, as it did to mine as I wrote it, it is because it is the composite story of the millions of formerly "owned" pets who die each year in American & Canadian animal shelters. Please use this to help educate, on your websites, in newsletters, on animal shelter and vet office bulletin boards. Tell the public that the decision to add a pet to the family is an important one for life, that animals deserve our love and sensible care, that finding another appropriate home for your animal is your responsibility and any local humane society or animal welfare league can offer you good advice, and that all life is precious. Please do your part to stop the killing, and prevent unwanted animals.
Remember...They love UNCONDITIONALLY.
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