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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.

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One-page handouts that cover topics such as stacking your dog, breed historical timeline, and why breed type is important.

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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 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



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