This handsome boy started our love affair with the breed over 16 years ago! We bought Maverick as an Emotional Support dog for our son Drew, who was an adolescent struggling with depression at the time. After traditional therapy and Rx’s didn’t really seem to help, we decided we had nothing to lose and everything to gain if we tried thinking outside the box. We scoured the country for the perfect puppy.
Fortunately, we found this sweet boy in Oregon who had been chosen as Pick of the Litter by Pat Hastings, the creator of Puppy Puzzle, and an AKC /ASCA Judge, who also traveled the country as a consultant evaluating litters for top breeders. Maverick, singlehandedly did what none of Drew’s doctors were able to do; his sweet puppy antics and his intuitiveness and dedication brought my son out of the depths of depression and truly changed his life. We also realized through an exhaustive search, how few quality breeders we had in the South. Yes, there were many “backyard breeders” and a few “show breeders” but only a few who truly produced high-quality puppies that could seamlessly go from herding cattle to the show ring, or to the sofa at your child’s feet as an all American family dog. Including puppies with amazing temperaments, stunning to look at and wickedly smart.
Thankfully Maverick is still with us. Sadly, we lost our son, Maverick’s owner in December of 2017 to an aggressive form of pneumonia. Maverick suffers from dementia but is not in any pain. However, he has taken up the job of comforting and being the protector of Drew’s beautiful daughter Emma who is now 6. Unfortunately, we know our time with Maverick is drawing to a close, but we will be forever grateful for this gorgeous wiggle butt and his role in changing our lives for good by introducing us to this incredible breed. Update: It is with great sadness we share that Maverick quietly passed away in the Spring of 2021. He was the greatest dog a family could ask for. Emma misses him greatly but knows that God left him on this earth for as long as he could.
At Bluebonnet Ridge, we take great pride in raising high quality, health tested ASCA, AKC & ASDR puppies who are ranch raised indoors with Puppy Culture Protocols. We raise our puppies the way they should be and often aren’t, without cutting corners to ensure our puppies are healthy and well socialized. We invite you to find your dream puppy and join the Bluebonnet Ridge Aussie Family! With warm regards, Angela, Scott, Ryan & Emma