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how to use AussieU
Welcome! We have a variety of educational tools to assist in your continuing education of the Australian Shepherd as an owner, breeder or handler. These include handouts, online study courses, a blog and the soon-to-be recreated Breeder Mentor Discussion group.
This site contains articles, video courses, illustrated education pieces, recommended readings, current data on health and longevity of the breed and a weekly blog. There is also direct private support for any additional questions you may have.
If you "love to learn," you will love this site!
Feel free to access a variety of articles targeted specifically to the Aussie...take a look.
Learn about breed standards, proportions, how to properly stack your dog...all at your convenience.
Our weekly blog is a quick learning reminder...snippets of knowledge and skills from a variety of sources.
Feel free to discuss and ask questions on the re-created Breeder Mentor Discussion group.
I created this site to share knowledge and experience, on an international scale, about our incredible breed...the Australian Shepherd. I hope to provide relevant, educational material on a worldwide basis.
I am approved the judge the breed in AKC and FCI and I am a Senior Breeder Judge in ASCA. I have served as tthe Judge's Education Coordinator for the United States Australian Shepherd Association (USASA--the AKC parent club of the breed).
I love to learn, and learning about my breed brings me great joy. My hope is that you will enjoy learning about our breed as much as I do...it is a lifelong journey!
My past involvement with the breed includes:
Creator of the landmark and first Breeder Mentor Group on Facebook
Former editor of the Australian Shepherd Journal
Former member of ASCA (the Australian Shepherd Club of America since 1972
Former member of USASA since 1992
Former member of AKC affiliate club, the Del Monte Kennel Club (Carmel, CA) since 1995 and currently serve on the board
Former Australian Shepherd Breed columnist for the AKC Gazette magazine
Guest writer for the Herding Dog Digest, Show Site magazine, BIS Magazine and the Australian Shepherd Journal