MINI AUSSIES IN COLORADO (Colorado Service Dogs LLC )  


Hi, Here is a video of some of our puppies and activities!


My husband and I raise delightful puppies for companions and working dogs. We live in Palisade, Colorado and live an active life of hiking, climbing and exploring wilderness areas.


I made a video so you can see our home in Palisade, Colorado! 🙂




Our females and stud dog go with us on campouts and hikes.  My dogs live with us in the house and whelp in our bedroom. They have human contact from birth with lots of socialization.

I searched for a special dog for our life style.  The Mini Aussie is everything I had hoped for and more! You will not be dissappointed in their athletic and loving nature!

My desire is to raise puppies that the correct version of The Australian Shepherd. My puppies average between 16-18 inches to the shoulder when they are full grown. I tend to be getting about a third of them that are over 18  inches now.  Occasionally I have smaller ones.  My goal is for an intelligent, athletic,dog in a healthy compact package.  I want to find the perfect fit for each puppy that comes from my home.

I love these dogs so much, that I switched from breeding Yorkshire Terriers to this awesome breed.



  1. I love my puppy we got from here. She looks just like Tiger. Best dog ever and loves everyone in our family. She is doing agility in our backyard and is only 8 months old. Can be shy towards others but warms up to them quickly recommend this breed to anyone!

  2. I purchased a puppy from Roni in October of 2011, she has turned out to be such a joy to have around. She is everything Roni said she was and more. I cant thank you enough for my little girl, Sophie. My family and I are so grateful that we found her. Thanks again, Debbie

    • Hi Debbie……So wonderful to hear Sophie is such a joy! Thank you for the update! I sometimes feel like a gramma to our puppies!

  3. Thank you so much for our boys Roni. We love Corbin,Zorg and Ruby so much. Having them in our lives is the best thing ever. So smart and loving little guys. Everyone that meets them falls in love and just smiles. Thank you once again Roni.

    • Me to found out everything I need to do on the hours she needs to put in to and reg. jackets tags and doc. papers holy moly lots of stuff to do but Im going to do it!!!!!

      • That is wonderful! A fantastic goal to keep you focused, with an incredible benefit at the end!

  4. We could not have asked for a more perfect puppy. Bella is wonderful. The first two nights she was really lonely in her hooch (kennel) and howled but last night was perfect. Potty training is going great. My husband adores her and she spends lots of time napping at his feet under his chair as he reads. She is really quiet in the car so we take her everywhere.

  5. Howd Roni… I am singing tomorrow , wednesday, at 10 a.m. at Palisade Living Center.. It would be a great opportunity to come by and give you the deposit instead of mailing it…and we could see your dogs.. How does that sound… Please call me and confirm ..I sing from 10 to 11.. and would come after 11 A.M.
    My number is: 858-5176 home
    my Cell is: 778-0951 Thanks…Looking forward to hear from you…Either via email or phone….Could you please give me directions from Palisade Living Center… Thanks..Peggy

  6. New babies and they r the cutiest and the most awesome moms every and the best daddy ever! Dont worry Tiger give credit were credit is do!!!! Roni you and your husband r awesome breeders!!!!!

  7. Wendy and Jeff Williams in southern Arizona have one of your puppies (mother Denali, father Hale’s Ace) She might be 4 or 5 years old now but is just like what we’re looking for. I understand you were to have two litters in Sept. and wondered if you have puppies for sale now. If you do can you email pictures. I’m looking for a blue merle.

  8. Hello, I got your name from Georgia, I am looking for a dog for my 11 year old daughter. After much discussion, she would like to see some aussies to see if this is a breed for her. We are very active, and she wants a dog to do 4H with. it would be her first dog. I would like to know what you think about an aussie for a child that young, she currently has sheep and chickens that she does for 4H, so she is not a stranger to responsibility.

  9. Oh my goodness! We are so in love with Lacy that we got from you! She is everything we wanted as a new member of our family. Plus she is just beautiful. Our Border Collie and her are now best friends! Just wanted to let you all know. And the Hale family really gets their pups off to a great loving start. If you are thinking of purchasing a Mini Aussie, I thoroughly recommend getting one from Roni Hale!! 🙂

  10. Hi, I was wondering if the breeding took, and if we can look forward to picking out a puppy. Also, I noticed you have bread another dog, and was wondering if there is a pick list on them. Let me know, thanks,
    Kathy Bagley

  11. We got (Rex) Cooper from you last Christmas. He has been so much fun and keeps us very busy. He loves to play ball, although he does not like to give them up. He also loves to swim. We live a very active life style and he is with us everywhere we go. I have day care and has been great with the kids. We couldn’t be happier with our new addition. Thanks for a great dog!

    • Thank you for the good report! I am so thankful he fit in with your life style! If you have any photos…I would love for you to post one for me if you have time. I enjoy seeing how they mature! Roni 🙂

  12. Love your dogs Betsey is sending your web site to Dawn,really enjoyed your website.Would like to talk story with you two someday,your Mom has been a great part of our life all good and a great friend,and I really enjoyed working with her. Jim your Dad was one of the best doctors I have known and a very good riding partner we had a lot of good times up on the hill with smokey and thunder our runaway horses with us on them.Your welcome to visit us antime we have plenty of room.God bless much aloha bruce& betsey

    • Hi Bruce and Betsy,
      Finally checking my web page…puppies coming this week.
      I remember Thunder running away….often! Big Comanche was a killer pony…ha….I sure loved him!
      Such wonderful memories of Alaska. You and Betsy always treated us so good. Thanks for that!
      My middle son, Jonathan and his wife Marileigh now live in Kona. (Two wonderful grand kids too, Jason and Isaac)
      Mom will be going to Kona Nov. 7th, 2014 and that is where my son lives. Crystal my oldest daughter will be going to Hawaii, Kona Nov. 18th, 2014. She is hoping to find some kind of work with her Biology degree. She is 34 and is Manager for Old Chicago….put herself through college with the restaurant business….now wants to be with her passion (ANIMALS) Hmmm where did she get that? She is guiding a trip down the Grand Canyon with our other son Michael right now. Maybe she can pop over to Maui to see all of you!!!
      I also would LOVE a chat with you two! Roni

  13. Hi Roni,
    I have a red merle miniature Aussie I was wanting to breed and I thought I read in one of these comments that you would consider that provided she was a virgin (which she is) and that I had papers, which I do somewhere. I never registered her but I do have papers that show where she came from. Let me know if you have a tri or black and white that this would be possible with. I think my girl should be coming into heat sometime within the next month or so. Her last one was at the end of June if I remember correctly. Thank you.

  14. Each time I check your website I find something new. Thank you for sharing your home and your family. Those of us that live in Colorado or just visit are blessed.


  15. I am looking for a blue eyed female for a buddy for my 2 year old female. Please contact me if you can help me locate and or wait for a litter you have or may know of. Thank you ever so much!!! I live in Castle Rock. My number is 949-294-3412 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  16. We are looking for a female. We do not care about eye color, but prefer a merle. My husband has been grieving the loss of his best buddy, Aurora our darling German Shorthair Lab mix for about a year now. We are ready to love again. Please let us know if you have any puppies we can love and bring home to care for. My parents live in Montrose. We live in Casper on a mountain with plenty of room and a fenced yard and two cats to call family.

  17. I have a giant miniature purebred red Australian shepard that I need to find a new home for. He is one year old, a sweetheart, neutered, but someone forgot to tell him he is a miniature. We are downsizing to a maintenance free home with no yard. He loves the outdoors and needs to be on a farm or somewhere he can run a lot. He is registered and is up to date on all shots. We are looking for a great home for him.
    Kendra – Parker, Colorado 720.339.4641

  18. Hello! My parents are wanting to add a second pup to their household and are very interested in this breed. My mom is a sucker for blue eyes since their last Aussie who recently passed had beautiful baby blues, do you have any upcoming litters? They would like a female. Currently they have a mini golden doodle male that will be a year in the next couple months who has become best friends with my puppy, so they would like to get him a buddy at this point in time. I hope to hear from you!

    • Hi Bre,
      I have two females bred now that are due the first week of Sept (ready at 8 wks) Nov-Dec.
      Then three more that are due to be bred July and Aug…..so lots of puppies coming. Roni

  19. Hello. I am a published writer and travel around the united states for various writing projects. When traveling I drive a Jeep or a truck, both are equipped with sleeping areas, so I usually camp out while writing and doing research for current projects. I have previously always had larger breed dogs… Malamutes, Australian Shephards, and German Shepherds. My last companion (family) passed several years ago after my last project.

    I recently visited a toy Aussie in a pet store (prison) and fell in love. He, the little Aussie Angel, was no longer available. So, after long comment, I am beyond interested in buying (adopting) one of your Minnie Aussie Angels, for my new companion/family member of nd right hand helper with all my writing projects.

    Thank you kindly for you time.

    Sincerely & respectively,
    Julia DarkRose

  20. I want a blue merle female and while my husband would rather not have a puppy he has stated he will accept the raising of one based on my past research. We are retired(70 and 64) with no children but live in a covenant controlled community and within our cul de sac of 8 homes 3 have dogs
    Both of us have had dogs in our past lives.
    Already have researched from Iowa to Missouri so I know what I want and we have already started a name list.
    Thanks, Bonny

  21. Aww! I love your pups! And I cannot believe how close you are to us. We live in Whitewater. Someday I will have one of those precious babies, gonna be awhile though for me to save up enough, but it will totally be worth it.

  22. Hi Roni and Jim,
    Denali is a joy. He definitely has Cisco’s personality of loving playfulness. We are so happy and blessed to have him. I keep telling my husband we need a sister for him….. working on it. 🙂
    Blessings and hope you all are doing great! Thank you so much for helping us get such a loving pup.
    PS.He loves the ranch….
    Russ and Jayne

  23. We live in Grand Junction, and I have been looking for a mini aussie for a while now… so happy to see you are so close to us!! I would love to get in touch with you. I ran into a very nice lady at the gas station – Zeke’s mom You came highly recommended and I absolutely love your philosophy of how you raise your puppies. We have three human boys and a border collie and want to expand our family. We are interested in a smaller mini aussie that is a blue merle, either male or female, one or both blue eyes. We are in no hurry and willing to wait for the perfect puppy 😉

  24. I actually love your post. I read your blog pretty regularly and
    you are always coming out with some amazing stuff. I discussed this on my FB and my followers only loved
    it. Keep up the good work!

  25. Hi …. I am interested in visiting with you about a mini Aussie. I have a ten year old now who is the star of our family. I live between Aspen and Dallas and in Colorado until mid-October.

    • Hi Paige,
      We just had two large litters born! They can be seen at MiniAussiesInColorado.com. You may already have found your perfect puppy. I am taking deposits for them. Thanks! Roni

  26. I purchased my puppy in December 2017 and I could not be happier with my choice. Our Gracie has been such a joy to our family. She is everything I hoped for and more. I’m very thankful I found Roni.

    Molly S.

  27. Hi Roni! This is Michelle and Johnny Foust owner of Brody (cole). We just wanted to update you on him. First and foremost he’s an amazingly smart and loving puppy. He was easy to potty train thanks to you for teaching him how to use a doggy door. And because of you he also loves all of his toys (stuffed animals). We also still give him the same chewies which he loves. He is growing like a weed.. Lol. He knows how to sit and shake. He fetches and knows to release. He also knows the words chewie, ball and play among others. We are so very much in love with our baby. He gets LOTS of love and play time. I am sending you pictures too!

  28. Hi Roni & Jim! This is Jen Taylor, Zorro’s mom! Zorro is 8 now and as amazing as ever. We had to put down his big brother Marley but everyone is adjusting, and Zorro seems to get 5x the love (it was never lacking before!). Now that our kids have all gone off to college and post-college Zorro laps up every minute when they’re home (almost as much as they lap him up!). He’s always my trail running buddy and we take him on casual mountain bike rides. And he loves being at the cabin, romping in the snow. He has been healthy as a an ox, and speaking of, I can still put my coffee cup on his ‘shelf’ lol. I was just telling a friend how all the puppies I know that were your puppies are the coolest, most mellow and the elk-adjusted Mini’s I’ve ever met… my sister Penny’s dog Scout is amazing (in Oregon), Kay & Don’s dog Haven is perfect, and Garry’s god Lulu (our inspiration to get Zorro), is amazing. You breed incredible dogs! So I was just revisiting your website and want to share how much I respect your careful practice and professionalism, and most of all your active, loving, hands-on environment! I will absolutely be getting another Mini from you… one day 😉 Jen

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