2 Recent breedings !!! Aussie & an Mini American Shepherd - See litter page
SUMMERWIND AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS
The past - It started with our two daughters and their love of horses. We are blessed to live on 35 acres and have the best of rural living. The girls began showing horses at a young age which led to Bill and I to breeding horses, for the girls to raise and show. Then....they''re off to college, after which one opted for the city life and the Biotech world of San Francisco, the other a Veterinarian owning "Southwest Equine" - a referral practice in Scottsdale, AZ.
The present - Bill (retired law enforcement) and I (retired teacher) still live on the farm, raise some hay, breed a few competitive show horses. Aussies came into the fold with "Penny" 20 yrs ago- our first Aussie of strong Twin Oak herding lines. Then came "Dolly" with "conformation lines" in her pedigree (more suited to what we wanted in an Aussie) . Now as "empty-nesters" our quest to add a puppy to the mix brought us "Treyse" - our first "show prospect, ". She is now AKC Champion Dreamstreets Three Wishes & living a retired life of doggie luxury. Other dogs have followed ( some we've bred ) from fabulous Hall Of Fame kennels - achieving AKC/ASCA titles in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Herding, Scent Work, Conformation.
The future - Recently we ventured into a "smaller realm " and acquired two Mini American Shepherd puppies from a breeder in KY. One is now an AKC Champion, the other now an AKC Grand Champion. Each finished all this by 10 months of age. We plan to breed these girls for those wanting a smaller version with all the attributes of their larger version. We are incredibly pleased with "Red Red" and "Lucy ". Plan to have puppies of the same high quality.
The Australian Shepherd is an amazing breed. Their intense devotion, beauty, intelligence, eagerness, and bright spirits are second to none. With breeding our Aussies and Minis to best of sires, we strive for healthy, long lived puppies of stunning breed type, beautiful temperaments, correct structure with the ability to compete in an array of venues and sports. But above all, they need to be happy, fun, healthy, new family members. Ready to meet anyone on the hiking/jogging trail/side walk/beach with a smile and a pleasant greeting. Puppies are raised in our home and transition to the outside weather permitting. Individual attention and socialization is a continual and ongoing process even as when they move on to their new families.
We continue to look forward to new adventures and successes with our dog and horses enjoying the new incredibly interesting families and friends we meet along the way...an amazing journey it is for all