One question that I am often asked is, ‘how did you find out about this breed?’  Good question since most people have never heard of an Australian Terrier.

Many years ago, 2002 to be exact, our Pug, Dolly, passed away at the age of 12.  We were heartbroken and at the time didn’t think that we’d be able to do that again, live through the loss of a beloved pet.  However, after a couple of months, the house was so quiet, still and sad.  There had always been a dog in the house…

I went online, just looking around, and came upon a questionnaire, ‘Which Breed is Right for You?’  I decided to take this questionnaire and lo and behold the Australian Terrier was in the top 5 picks.  I had never heard of this breed and began my search to find out more about it.

This search led me to many interesting places, one of which was the Australian Terrier Club of Colorado website.  This is where I met my future breeder/mentor, Susan Holsinger of Redwing Australian Terriers.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Now the house is definitely not still, sad or quiet!  We live with four Australian Terrier girls and one Irish Terrier boy, and they let no grass grow under our feet.

Since then, I have been enjoying this wonderful and fascinating world of the sport called Conformation showing.  Because of these terriers I have met and made many new friends, from all different walks of life, different parts of the country and the world.

My goal now is to strive to be the best breeder of Australian and Irish Terriers that I can be.   By continuous education through books, seminars and learning from the experience of those who have ‘been there and done that’ I continue to improve my understanding of this most important responsibility.

 My contribution to the breed may be small in regard to numbers, but I want those numbers to count for something big.  Big in regards to health, big in regards to structural integrity, big in regards to happy temperaments.  I hope to leave a legacy that people will look back on and understand that that is what I tried to accomplish.  I hope to help educate new dog owners along the way, helping them to appreciate the dedication and hard work involved by the guardians of the breed.

Because of this philosophy, litters are very carefully planned.  Many things are taken into consideration before this happens.  I may not breed but once every two to three years, so you may have to wait a while for one of my puppies.  But, if you are willing to wait, you will not be disappointed.

 

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