Welcome to MCStorms, short for Mike and Colleen Storms! We're dog lovers from
Washington State, located an hour south of the Canadian Border in the Okanagan
Region part-time and part-time in Tri-Cities, WA. We have a passion for raising a few
dogs that make wonderful life companions for the right people. Best in home is really
more important than Best In Show in our book. Our dogs are our "kids" these days.
We've known the heartbreak of having health problems with our "lab kids", so our first
priority is to breed only the minis we believe will pass on good health. We have all our
dogs' hips tested either through OFA or Penn-Hip, and all our dogs' eyes are CERF'd by
a Canine Ophthalmologist. We also test our dogs for MDR-1 and PRCD/PRA. We want
you to be comfortable knowing, when you purchase a puppy from us, you're getting a
REAL guarantee. Please see our contract on the New Litters Page.
Our second priority is to breed for sound temperaments and to practice training
techniques that make dogs good family members. We work with our litters from day
one to expose them to positive stimuli to build strong sociable puppies. We are
continuously working on the training part with our own crew. We are always available
for questions and help to our puppy adoptive homes.
In 2004, we bought our first Miniature Australian Shepherd from Heather Pozzi in
California and came to know our "Gennie". She's 32 pounds of bossy energy and wins
the heart of most people she meets.
Like most people, we discovered we could not own just one Mini Aussie. We have kept
back a couple of puppies from Gennie's litters, that we feel are a true representation of
what a Miniature Australian Shepherd should be. It is our goal to continue breeding
and promoting the Miniature variety of the Australian Shepherd, which has entered AKC
recently under the new name Miniature American Shepherds
We are proud to say that we have puppies that have achieved their MASCA and
NAMASCUSA conformation championship titles, from Washington to as far south
as Arizona. We also have wonderful family companions, pups participating in agility,as
well as training to be Therapy dogs, living in Washington, Idaho, and even British
So, if you're looking for that special Mini Aussie or Miniature American Shepherd puppy,
as the breed is now called in AKC, whether as a pet, an agility or
herding partner, or to compete in the conformation ring, please feel free to contact us.
We are open to helping new people in showing and developing their own lines of quality
minis. We fly puppies safely after they are 8 weeks old, as well as offer delivery to
the 1-5 corridor, Seattle to Portland, OR.
|Mike & Colleen Storms
West Richland, WA
|Gennie, our foundation girl!