testimonial to Lakehills bred dogs....
Notes from some of our "puppy" owners:
June 14, 2015
This is Rosie on her 5 month birthday
(Brook and Chester)! She is bright and loving and keeps
We want to ask you when you would
recommend feeding her twice a day instead of three
times. Would you change her food or stay with the same
Hope all is well,
Sue and Peter
March 19, 2015
Bubba is absolutely the coolest
little guy and he actually listens! Great
temperament and Tosh has adopted him as his new
buddy. They are really bonding - all is good, great
appetite and such a beautiful Aussie.
Thanks again for an awesome experience.
Pics of Bubba and Tosh from this
morning's wrestle attached...
Bubba - pictured at 2 months of age
with his new best friend Lakehills Ross
2 months of age)
March 09, 2015
I know you have heard this before, but
Ross is the most intelligent, beautiful, sweetest puppy
ever! Of course, big brother Baron could give him a run
for his money!
He spent his first alone time today--sort
of. I used baby gates to kennel him in the kitchen while
I went to work. The Chihuahuas have their own pen and
crate in the kitchen too; so he wasn't really alone. I
suspect Baron stayed with him on the other side of the
gate all day. Baron loves this pup! Ross also learned to
pee on command in the back yard in one day! I expect him
to be housebroken in another day or two. Like all of my
other dogs, he doesn't eat unless I am present.
He sleeps well, but likes to wake up
around 11:30 PM to play! Not my favorite thing since I
get up at 5:00 AM, but I decided not to fight it and
simply play with him until he is ready to fall back
asleep. ( I swear he has grown since Saturday.)
I found my old puppy stroller and took
him for a walk with Baron last night. (Keeps him safe
and off the ground.) It is a bit eccentric--so we walk
at night. He is the perfect passenger. The stroller also
allows him to socialize with other walkers.
I've attached a few photos. You can see
how happy Baron is! I LOVE THIS BOY! I can guarantee my
separation anxiety was worse than his today!
Saturday, February 07, 2015 4:13 PM
It's been a while since we've exchanged emails. We
adopted a female aussie from you in 2012. Her mom
was Brooke and her dad was Jesse. She was born on
1/10/12 and we picked her up in March 2012. Her name
is Fiona. We are so in love with her.
We were talking about getting second aussie so I'm
reaching out to you again to start the process. We'd
like to get another female blue merle. Can we get on
the wait list?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Fiona, 3 years of age
February 14, 2015
One evening last week Bucky and Lucie played with a
skunk. The smell was still lingering. The warm weather
allowed a swim then a bath for the kids. They are
so beautiful I had to share.
January 18, 2015
Hi Lisa, just wanting to say that today our Beauty,
" Lake Hills Feather River Reflection" aka Emma is
having her 2nd Birthday, we love so her much and she
is everything amazing.
As I had e-mailed you last year that our precious
Son Taylor was Murdered by a Drunk driver while on
his way to work. Our Emma has done more than
you could ever imagine, such a character. There has
been so many times that my Husband and I have been
struggling and that little girl does something that
we both cannot ignore and truly look at her as
though she knows, and we just can't help but giggle
Just had to make sure you know she is doing great
and as we push forward hoping to get back into
agility soon, thank you, and who knows what the
future holds, may be looking to you for another pup.
Thank you, Johnna and Miss Emma
Lakehills Moon Lite Breeze
September 14, 2014
WOW 6 yrs ... Where does the time go
!!! Nika is going great and in good health.
In June I had my right knee
replacement done, so the last year I was unable to do
much of anything, we are looking forward to getting back
at it, thinking of doing some AKC Agility, CPE and NADAC
this fall and also going for her NW 2 Title.
Hope everything is going super for you, Bosco is looking
fantastic how is his pups doing?
Joyce. & Nika
September 01, 2014
Hi Lisa we haven't sent you a picture
for a while so thought we would check in.
What amazing friends Sierra and
March 31, 2014
I hope all is well with you. We are doing
well. I just wanted to send along a picture of our girl
Déjà Vu. Her 5th birthday was February 26th and I always
try to check in with a picture and update on our special
girl. As you can see she is a beauty and we get so
many comments on her. She is a big girl, like her
brother "Big Al" and we often get asked if she is a
Bernese Mountain dog. She has found her passion in
life, Frisbee! She has also decided that Rally is not
for her. The only part of Rally she likes is the treats.
She is an eating machine so we have to keep a close
watch on her diet to keep her girly shape. No way
that Deja could be a free feeder! She is the most
loveable girl and is still a wonderful adopted mom to
our 3 year old Male Aussie. Anything he wants he
gets as far as Deja is concerned.
We can't thank you enough for our girl.
She and Jasper make our hearts full. Enjoy her
picture and be assured that she could not be loved and
doted on more than she is. She is a happy girl.
Enjoy the wet weather. Thank goodness it finally
arrived. We are suppose to get snow tonight,
better late than never.
Sue, Ron,Deja and Jasper Collier
March 24, 2014
Wanted to let you know how our terrific Tilly is doing.
She's now 2 years old and has become an expert frisbee girl.
She loves running off leash and hanging out with the boys.
She is now almost 60 lbs and always has a smile on her face!
We just love her so much and hear all the time what a
gorgeous girl she is. She truly is special!
Hope all is well at Lakehills
Andrea & Jerry
ATCH-III, ADCH, MACH Lakehills Maggies
Hard Candy-AKC CD
February 23, 2014
A little Maggie news, she finished ATCH 3
this weekend at PASA. It was a long shot since we needed 3.5
Regular Q's. She ran the courses nicely hitting all her
contacts with only one dropped bar, giving us 3.5 Q's!!!
What a wonderful weekend we both had. I just can't believe
she is 7 already, and I'm always thankful for each run we
have. She's turned into so much more than I ever imagined.
Janet Jenkins and Maggie
January 24, 2014
Lisa, attached is another picture of Carson (Big Al's
brother) right after grooming. He did really well with a new
groomer---he has come a long way.
Pictured at 4 years of age. Carson is a Chase x Jesse son.
December 07, 2013
Hope this note finds you and your family
well. I have been meaning to write to you and send some
photos of Petula since last summer, but something always
seemed to get in the way.
My grandmother moved in with me, she is 93
and a handful, so we keep busy around here. She also took a
fall in the beginning of October and fractured her shoulder,
wrist and a stress fracture on her hip. We have had a flurry
of nurses and many different types of therapists coming and
going for two months now. She also required 24 hour care, so
between my Mom and I, we were able to take care of her.
Needless to say, it has been difficult, but she is doing
much better, so we do see the light at the end of the
How are you? How are your fur kids doing? I
did see that Brandy and Chester were both busy this year
with new pups to add to the family. Did you keep any?
Chester looks so gorgeous and majestic in his photos.
Petula is doing very well. I know I always
tell you how wonderful she is and that she is so smart and
soooo loving, but it is not just me that thinks that. People
are always telling me how pretty she is and they are always
amazed by her intelligence and how well she behaves. Trust
me, all these things have been put to the test with her,
especially in these past couple of months with all of the
strangers entering our house. Don't get me wrong, she will
also let me know when an unknown has entered the property,
but she really shines when people get to know her one on
I simply love and adore her so much. She is
the sunshine in my life. She is such a happy girl, always
has been, since the day I picked her up at your house. That
says a lot to me Lisa, about just how much care and love you
pour into your fur kids and just how important that is to
I am enclosing two Christmas photos of Petula.
She looks so much like Brandy to me. I hope you like them.
May you and your family have a wonderful
Christmas and an even better New Year!
Marilyn & Petula
August 16, 2013
Hi...today is Molly's fifth birthday, so I thought I would
write a brief update and send a couple of photos...Our Molly
is a joy. So sweet, so loving, so smart. She was a bit of a
firecracker for the first year or two, but has settled down
and while she is still FULL of energy, she is much more
observant, thoughtful and communicative with us, if you know
what I mean. She listens, understands, and lets me know
what's up. She adores her "big brother" Bodie, our now 11
year old mini aussie. They are best buddies and take good
care of each other. We also adopted my mother-in-law's
elderly dachshund "Chula" when she passed away, and Chula
lived with us for several years until she passed away last
June at the age of 18! Molly was very respectful and careful
with Chula and knew her boundaries. Molly and I have taken
obedience class (twice) when she was younger, and this year
we started taking Agility classes, which she loves - I go to
ARF in Walnut Creek once a week. She is doing well and we
are on the third level of "beginning", so she is doing about
six different apparatuses, and can do most of it off leash
now. I do not intend to compete with her, but she has a lot
of fun and enjoys the socialization aspect also. Molly had a
fun birthday today, including getting her annual birthday
"portrait" (see below), getting a special trip with Mom to
PetCo to pick out some new toys, receiving some gifts in the
mail from relatives, and Frosty Paws doggie ice cream shared
with Bodie after dinner. This weekend we will take them on a
birthday excursion too. She is well loved.
Here are a few pictures....Thanks again for sending us our
Mendoza Family, California
Black Tri Female - Lakehills Echo
Blue Merle female - Lakehills Blue Denim & Lace “Lacee”
"Lacee" & "Echo"
Lacee was placed with the Stickney family
as a 10 month old puppy and doing fabulous!!
April 12, 2013 5:54 PM
Lacee is fitting in perfectly with our
family. She follows around our daughter a lot and sleeps
in her bed. Lacee loves being hugged and cuddled all the
time. My wife has been really busy this week.
Thank you so much! Attached is a picture
of Echo & Lacee.
Monday, March 18, 2013
there, just wanted to pass along a couple things to you.
We were at an AKC trial this past weekend and Peg was
talking to a friend of ours, Maggie, who relayed a story.
This gal has been coming to our ASCA trials for probably a
year or so, who has, I think he's a rescue German Shepherd.
The poor thing is so scared of being in the ring anyway, and
then one time last year we had a guy come up from California
to one of our trials and he was in the ring setting bars
when, Sampson, the shepherd came up to him during his run
and the guy kind of lunged at him and made a growling sound.
Well that did Sampson in and the poor gal had such a hard
time getting him to come in the ring, then he finally did
come it but wanted to run out every time. Anyway, she's been
really working with him at several of our other trials and
he's doing a lot better. ANYWAY, long story, we don't know
this gal real well other than talking to her briefly at our
trials and seeing the diligence she puts in to help this
dog. So at the AKC trial, Peg was talking to Maggie, who
knows this German Shepherd gal (can't remember her name) and
she said she's thinking of an aussie. Well, Maggie said to
definitely get a hold of us because our dogs are very
healthy and have great temperaments and are so well put
together! I thought that was so nice of her to say and she
has Aussies herself but she recommended ours!
Another gal, who we don't even know, saw Gracie waiting to
go run this weekend and said, "What a beautiful Aussie!".
I just like to pass along good things when I hear them!
Julie wrote and sent a couple pictures of Mixy, she's
gorgeous! Her and Piper are having a great time playing I
guess. We'll get to see her in a few weeks at our ASCA
trial; we can get our puppy fix! So glad that worked out. It
will be fun to have more Lakehills dogs up here!
I got the Aussie Times today. Thanks so much for including
us in the ad. I get so teary every time I see Peyton in an
ad but I have to just remember the incredible journey we
Annette Dusa and Peggy Dent
own 5 Lakehills Bred Australian Shepherds…
is the black tri, shown at 4 years of age
February 27, 2013
We always think of you this time of
year, as yesterday was Déjà vu's 4th birthday. She had a
great dog celebration with a long walk and a special
dinner. Not to spoiled, Right? I am sending along a
picture of her and Jasper. Hope I got the sizing right.
If not let me know and I will try again. It is
impossible to get a picture with a flash of Deja without
the yellow eyes, so use your imagination and replace the
yellow eyes with her dreamy brown eyes!
Deja only gets better with age. She is
still the most amazing mommy dog to Jasper. They love
each other so much and she keeps him in line. If I scold
him for something she is right there to take over and
handle him. Both pups are training in Rally. All Deja
wants to do is please, she is an amazing girl! I see
from your website that her brother Big Al is now one of
your breeding males. He is a beauty too! Saw a picture
on your site of Big Al on your lap, he is one big boy!
Deja is a big girl too. We get 3 comments on her, she is
beautiful, her coat is so shiny and wow she is big! Deja
is an eating machine, she would eat all day if we let
Just wanted to touch bases and give
you an update on Deja. We thank you so much for our
girl. We are totally in love with our kids and Deja made
our dream of having 2 dogs that got along a reality.
Again thanks for our girl, she is
Lakehills Chica Bum Petula
December 26, 2012
Petula sends Christmas hugs to you and to the rest of her family.
She is doing great! Petula has been the biggest blessing in my life. She is such
a sweetie and continues to amaze me everyday with her desire to learn new things
and her ability to do so. You would be proud. She loves to cuddle and is so full
on love. Often, I wake up finding all or most of her body on top of mine. It's a
good thing that she is petite. :)
Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Here's to a fantastic New Year
November 23, 2012
Just took our Xmas card photo and thought I would send you a updated pic of
Sophie and let you know how she is doing. Sophie is the most affectionate Aussie
I have ever seen - she will actually snuggle! She is so darn sweet, funny, smart
- and protective to boot! The perfect dog :D She loves to tease Maverick every
chance she gets - very funny to watch! Maverick is ever the gentleman with her
and loves her to pieces. They have become the best of buddies. It is so much
better with two dogs! She is having a very happy and loved home life. Thank you
s much for our little bundle of joy!!
Wishing you a very blessed and joyous holiday season!
Sophie is the aussie looking at the
November 20, 2012 10:10 AM
I just wanted to let you know that we are so enjoying
Zane. He is such a wonderful dog - and has been such a
love for both of my boys. Here is a quick snapshot with
my son - cuddled up to watch cartoons. ;-)
He is turning out to also be absolutely beautiful. More
than a handful of times I have been stopped by passing
cars and asked where I got him. He has certainly
generated some traffic to your website!
Hope all is well with you and thanks again for the
Racin In Blue Jeans
August 25, 2012
I took a couple of shots to use for Senna's Registration and thought you might
like to see the boy. He is now 16 pounds. Got his second round of shots today. I
also gave him a bath so I thought it would be a good time to snap some shots. He
is gotten a lot more color and the nose is also turning black.
Hope all is well with you and the furry kids.
Valerie and the Kids
Pictured at 3 months of age
Bum PetulaPictured at 2 years of age
August 12, 2012
Petula just wanted to wish her brother
Chester a happy birthday! We hope he had a great day
today. Petula had a wonderful day with new toys, balls
and a bone too. Playtime began quite early this morning!
I want to thank you for the gift you gave
me in Petula. There are no words to express how special
she is. She is smart, obedient and so funny. She is my
constant companion and so full on love. I have never
meet an Aussie that loves to cuddle as much as she does.
She is everything that I imagined she would be and more.
Here are a couple of photos of her. I
hope to have some professionals taken soon. Also, I
meant to give you her formal name the last time I wrote.
It's Lakehills Chica Bum Petula. I wanted to spell it
exactly how Carmen Miranda spelled it in her song that
became so famous back in the day.
Petula sends love and hugs to her Mommy
Until next time...
June 22, 2012
Hi Lisa! How are you doing? I shared your
website with a co-worker of mine today and it gave me
the opportunity to see all the new puppies and stuff
going on at Lakehills. It just makes me want a puppy so
bad!!! Anyhow, I just wanted to say hi and let you know
that Stoli is the best dog ever and a testament to you
and your breeding program.
He is like my furry sunshine. He is
beautiful and fun-loving, highly intuitive, obedient,
protective (not aggressive), intelligent, and loyal. A
woman's best friend! I have to say that raising him was
pretty much effortless and he is a joy to have around.
He brings smiles to everyone he meets.
I'm would love to catch up with you one
of these days if you are in Sacramento and see the new
Lakehills generation. If you think of it and have a
minute, drop me a line of any shows or events down here
so I can come and say hi. I hope all is well for you and
the family. I've attached a few pictures of Stoli so you
can see how handsome he is. O…I Loves My Doggy!
July 15, 2012
My niece was here this weekend and took
these photos of Sophie. I thought you might enjoy
them...We are loving her so much - she is just the best
July 17, 2012
Here are some new photos of Jazz and Tosh
out for a hike at Fort Funston! They are such great
Lakehills Jazz (pictured at 3
½ years of age) is a Chase son, Lilly son, Sagee
grandson, Jesse Grandson, Katie and Tessie Great
Lakehills Tosh (pictured at 6
months of age) is a Brook son, Sagee Grandson, Katie
We are totally in love with our boy Leo.
He is growing so quickly. He is by far the smartest dog
we have ever had. It makes it a joy to be with him
and teach him things. He is like sugar and is a
really good boy.
Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job.
We will send more pics soon.
best, Dana and Paul
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:28 PM
Hi Lisa,I am sending you a variety of pics and hope
you like them. I will also send you a video of Zoe and Adele Zooming
around the yard....I just love, love , love my girls...
I looked for a year before I found your wonderful
Aussies....Temperament, intelligent, loyal, athletic and of course
beautiful! And now I am fortunate enough to have 2 of them and
they are full sisters. Zoe 4 1/2 and baby sister Adele. I have
4 grandchildren 6yr, 4yr, 4yr and 14 mo who roll and tumble with my
girls and love every moment of it.
Zoe and I compete in agility and are having a ball,
Adele will follow in her shoes, or should I say paws.
Thank you again!
Pamela, Lakehills Lovin' Life (Zoe) and Lakehills
Rumor Has It (baby Adele)
a few weeks previously, Pamela wrote...
Just a little Brag on Adele............She is so
She sits, downs, rolls over and will stay in a sit
with me 5 ft from her! we are now working on the slice between the
legs as I am walking...she learns very quickly and retains.
She now weighs 28lbs and is such Clown...and the most
important part is she is 95% house broke :)
Thank you for again such a wonderful Aussie...I love
her to pieces!
Pamela and the girls
Sorry that I have not done a very good
job in letting you know what has been happening in
Roscoe's life so I thought I would send some recent
photos. What a great companion he has been. Thanks again
for sharing him with us. Hope you are well.
January 05, 2012 9:22 AM
Here is a picture of Beau and my
walking partner. He is the smartest dog I have ever
owned. It is so funny every morning my husband lets him
outside and every morning Beau lets himself in through
our front door! Now if we can just teach him to close it
Hope you had the best holiday season
ever and a wonderful start to the new year
Thanks again for such a wonderful
Happy New Year from Biscotti, myself, and my family. I
hope 2012 is a great year for you and your family!
Just wanted to send a quick
update on Biscotti. She is doing very well and will turn
4 this month. I can't believe how fast the time has
gone. She is such a good girl and is by far the best
mannered dog I have ever had. She is smart, easy to
train, and loves to please us. She has a sweet
personality, is great with the kids, and we continue to
be impressed with her each and every day. I appreciate
the time you invest in your dogs because I have one of
the end results. Biscotti is an awesome dog and we are
so fortunate to have her as part of our family.
I am sending you a pic
of Rosie that I took this afternoon. We live in Oregon
and are coming down to Calif. for Christmas so.....I had
Rosie groomed today and she looks fabulous!! When we
take her for walks we always get compliments on her
looks and how well behaved she is. And I tell Rosie she
looks just like her daddy....Chase.
Thanks Again, Denise
10 December 3011
I hope all is well.
Juliana and I would like to
get another sibling for Chico and we are interested in your
Spring litters that are still available. The last time we
spoke you had recommended getting him a female companion.
Would that still the case? He'll be 1 year old in Feb...
I understand you have two
litters coming up and was wondering if you could make a
recommendation for us. Kole and Sagee look to be absolutely
beautiful dogs and time-wise their litter might work out
best for us. Do you think their offspring would be a good
match for Chico?
As an update, Chico has
grown into an extremely beautiful, loving and
affectionate guy (he's quite the "hugger") and
absolutely loves both people and especially other dogs
and he also seems to be naturally good with small
children, which is important because we're planning on
having kids soon. We literally can't walk down the
street without feeling like celebrities because of all
the attention he gets!
As you can see in the
picture below he also *loves* the outdoors and loves to
hike and run run run, especially in the snow--I haven't
yet seen him happier than the first day he played in the
snow, he absolutely loves it!
He has boundless energy
for outdoor adventures and playing with other dogs,
although he's also very mellow inside the house as long
as he's had sufficient exercise.
Let's us know your
thoughts and we'd love to reserve one of your upcoming
pups for him!
Best regards and Happy
Craig & Juliana
It's hard to believe that a year has gone by
since we picked up Rusty. The addition has been so good for
Bindi since she now has a playmate. She does throw her
weight around and makes sure that Rusty knows that she is in
charge, trying to dominate him, but he is quicker than her
and teases her...absolutely hilarious to watch.
I am making progress gaining Rusty's trust,
but it has been a slow process. He waits patiently for
Sandra to get home...and goes crazy when she
arrives....their bond is unbelievable. He absolutely
worships her. He is a very smart boy and extremely sensitive
and loving. I hope to someday have the same relationship
As always we plan our trips with the dogs in
mind. They are living a great life full of adventure , fun
and constant affection. They have enhanced our lives
We are headed for the coast this weekend.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Lakehills Rusty (Red Tri) and Lakehills Bindi
29 April 2011 - Riley
Just had to tell you how thrilled I am with my perfect
puppy! We have a great routine now, and he is EVERYTHING
I could ever want. You are so right about that
personality- he loves everyone and everything.
Seems like my best aussie yet. I love him SOOOOO much!!
is the blue merle pup in the photos)
4/7/2011 - Lakehills Summit
We were on the dog beach the other day and a
photographer happened to be there taking action shots-- he
got this great one of Summit, tongue flying! We had it blown
up 20X20. Yes, we LOVE this dog. Had to pass it on. Best,
Hope you and yours are well.
Just wanted to send a pic of my girls! Lola Shaye was born
Jan. 12. She is healthy and beautiful and our hearts open
and overflow with adoration every day. Eddy had a
tricky first couple days when we got home but has learned to
accept Lola as her own and is incredibly tender and loving
with her. Thought you'd like to know...G
This is eddy and I on mt tam a couple weeks
ago. this is where we go to run and jump and play like
children. she has become something of a rock star out there.
People are always stopping us to ask about her and it's
amazing how many people recognize her. this day some ladies
hiking asked to take our picture and then sent it to me
later. We're both a bit worse for wear but neither of us is
ever much happier than when out on the trails together.
Your dog has brought so much joy to our lives. thank you.
I want to tell you why Susie was so
special to us and why we want a puppy that looks like her.
I'm not sure you know or remember that our
son had been diagnosed with a life threatening illness a few
months before we got Susie. On his own, he found you
guys and decided it would make him happy to get an Aussie
pup. Susie belonged to all of us, but was really his
dog. Miraculously, his illness has improved
dramatically, which he attributes in part to Susie.
When Susie died suddenly, he was functioning at an almost
normal level and feeling pretty healthy. It was an odd
juxtaposition; he gets healthy and Susie dies. He
called Susie his "sick" dog. So now we all want to get
a "well" dog, as much a reincarnation of Susie as possible,
for spiritual reasons. I know it's kind of weird that
we're all kind of superstitious, but "God works in
Anne and Ed Oklan
We just want to send you a quick
hello and to share a picture of Sierra and Boomer. We are
still in San Diego but will be moving to Susanville in the
spring. Almost daily we are asked about the dogs and are
told how beautiful they are. We hope you are doing great!
Amy and Charlie Clingensmith
December 24, 2010 9:22 PM
Out for a hike for eddy's birthday. we
actually met up with Mira as we were leaving and the sisters
got to romp. I couldn't get a shot because they were in
December 15, 2010
Here are a few updated photos of Memphis. She
is the daughter of Lilly and Chase born 2/12/09. She is such
a great member of the family.
The Bright Family
Victor, Sara and Ava
November 12, 2010
summer...bagging some peaks, hiking in Mammoth, hanging out
in Santa Cruz, and we just got back from Mendocino...I can't
get enough of that place! We spent a whole day hiking thru
the woods looking for mushrooms!...another rough day in the
I am still thinking I may
want a sibling to play with, because I am sleeping on the
couch too much and packing on the lb's...people are
wondering if I am a Bernese. Imagine that!
Bindi & owner/best friend Kirk
Friday, October 29, 2010 7:47 AM
I hope this short note finds you,
Allen and the fur kids well.
I thought I would check in with
Booker's progress (he now has his AKC Open Jumpers title) and also
let you know that we are still working on his ASCA titles.
This is proving to be somewhat
difficult as there are very few ASCA trials in southern California.
In fact, the next one doesn't take place until February 2011.
Along those lines, I was wondering if
there were any ASCA trials slated for your neck of the woods over
the Thanksgiving weekend. If there are, I was thinking it might be
fun to sign Booker up and we would head north in the motor home. I
did check the ASCA website, but didn't find any agility trials in CA
for November or December.
I am also including a few new
pictures of Booker for you. Hope you like them.
Bambi & Billy
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Aussie Lure Coursing?
A few weekends ago, I was up in the
Bay Area helping some friends out at their flyball tournament and
the Friday night before the tournament, just for fun, they had a
lure coursing field set up. I let Tag have a go at it and she sure
had some fun. Maybe not as good as those terriers, but, to see her
little Aussie fur fly out to herd it up was pretty fun to watch. At
one point she spotted the cameraman and posed (mid-flight mind you)
for him...she was having a good hair day, so why not?! Don't know if
you have ever seen an Aussie on a lure course, so here are a few
pictures to share!
Peace and Aussies,
Carla and Tag
Running for the lure...
October 05, 2010
Subject: Katie gets to R.E.A.D.!
I hope you all are doing well! I
wanted to share some pictures of Katie - as she works! She has
been back visiting patients at Mercy Hospital here in Redding.
It's part of the Prescription Pets organization in Redding. She
is a social butterfly and really like visiting. This spring we
started in the R.E.A.D program. R.E.A.D = Reading Education
Assistant Dogs. We initially introduced the program into the
Redding library and have since expanded into the Shasta County
School system. The program is designed to help students that
have difficulty with reading skills. The student reads to the
dog- there is no teasing, peer pressure etc for the student. We
started the program at Bella Vista elementary school and work
with all the kids in the 4th and 5th grades. All are excellent
readers and the school uses it as a reward for the
children...and many are happy to give up recess to read to the
dogs. I must tell you that the little girls LOVE Katie...and
Katie thrives on the attention. I wanted to share that she has
really found her niche. She is slowing down and not racing
anymore, but runs around the house when it is time to go to
Katie, going to school to read & visiting the
Einie is doing great! He is still
my clown and brings a smile to my face every day. He is a bit
nervous around shiny surfaces so he is not able to pass the exam
to work as a therapy dog...so he plays here at the house,
exercises the squirrels that dare to cross the back fence and is
all around great company for me!
I hope you are enjoying the fall
and that all your animals are doing well.
Cathy, Katie and Ernie
August 23, 2010
Hi Lisa. Here are some new
pictures of our boy Maverick. We can’t believe he will be a year
in a few weeks! He is such a ham – he loves posing for cameras.
He will just sit there and look at the camera. Most dogs will
just get antsy but not our Maverick!
Sarah & Jeff Lange
Bandit is SOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!! These
picture do not do him justice!
He is SOOOOO light and agile on his
feet, and SO sweet, and obedient. We have been
doing Obedience training for 6 months now and he is
SO well behaved, and has been SO Responsive. We are
starting to do tracking, and continuing with
obedience, but we think he needs more...we want to
start agility training....he is so eager, loves to
run and go on hikes, and catch the frisbee. He is in
great shape, very strong, and just so light on his
THANK YOU for bringing him into our
Hope all is well with you. You have brought
incredible aussies into this world!!!!!
August 16, 2010
Dr. Amanda wrote: "Wanted to let
you know that our Summit is now a Beach Dog! We moved to the San
Diego area a few months ago and he and our son, Balian, are just
a hoot together. No one can believe he's not even a year old!
Please use our name/photos etc. as a reference anytime."
C'mon-We're only a little wet...
Miles & Amanda
Chula Vista CA
July 29, 2010
Hope all is well with you.
Well, Ronde is a year old...tomorrow.
We took a couple of photos this weekend so
thought you might like to see him.
He's just a love! And Jumper, our 17 + yr old
seems to enjoy his company and puppyness as well.
I got him registered w/ both AKC and ASCA: "Perrodise
We go to agility training 1X/wk which is right
around the corner from our home. Luanne Cox is the trainer...and
he seems to do well...for a puppy. Learning the basics, low
jumps, tunnels, A-frame, teeter totter, cat walk, weave. I am
definitely learning as well and I think make more mistakes than
him! Ha Ha
Well, I hope you like the photos. He such a
handsome puppy; we love him.
Take care. Happy Summer.
Patty, Tom and Madisyn
July 15, 2010
Hope all is well with you and yours. just an
update on Eddy. She was spayed a month or so ago. Everything
went perfectly. She's all healed up and back to her puppy
madness. We were up in the mountains a week or so after her
operation and she discovered swimming, which makes me so happy.
Now it's all she wants to do. On our hikes and trail runs now we
go up to our local lakes and she just wades in and swims around!
so stinkin' cute.
Anyway we just couldn't love her any more than we
do. She is so well behaved. her only issue now is barking at
people walking passed our (her!) front yard...but we're breaking
her of it. She is better than we'd imagined and far and away the
most beautiful aussie we've ever seen. We meet so many on our
travels and none are remotely as elegant and gorgeous.
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2010 8:31 PM
Subject: Happy Birthday Sadie!
Tag and I wanted to wish her
sister Sadie a Happy 2nd Birthday and send an annual update. We
hope you are well, we check your website often to see what's up
with the pups and all looks great.
We are busy busy busy! We went
through all levels of obedience with Tag's trainer, Melody Daggs
and in her advanced class, Melody saw how much Tag enjoyed doing
her tricks, so asked us to join her performance group, Paws for
Fun. It is a local group of people, very informal and comprised
of her students throughout the years, they go to retirement
homes, elder care facilities, children's hospitals, schools and
have routines/skits that showcase some of their tricks and
skills. The group routines are contests like, putting your toys
away and how fast you can do it and the kids get a kick out of
cheering their favorite dog on. We also do basketball
where whoever dunks the most basketballs, wins; then there is go
to bed and they roll themselves up in a blanket. They also have
individual tricks and solos. Tag has a little volleyball routine
she does with me that we just started using a beach ball. The
group like it so much we are adding a beach party routine to it
and incorporating fun things dogs do at the beach. All this to
surfer music if you can believe that. Its nice to give the folks
at the retirement home something to laugh about and they just
get a kick out of those dogs!
We also started training in
flyball and she was in her first tournament last April in a
singles heat. Our goal was to go down and back without any
errors and she did it. It was indoor on mats and that was all
very new to her and the lights, judges, people and noise were
great experience for her. We are working on team passing so she
can get comfortable with those dynamics and someday be on a
team, but so far she is really enjoying it. The club, Mutts in
Motion, is a fun group of people, very into training their dogs
but having fun doing it.
We also took a beginner agility
class and she loved it. I am directionally challenged but she
loves the equipment and I can't keep up with her. One of my old
flyball teammates who only competes in agility now, has her own
training yard and all the competition level equipment, so we go
out there a few time a month to keep up on things and continue
our work on handler/dog focus and communication, an always
ongoing fundamental skill we never get tired of. I am signing up
in the fall for another level of agility as I am not sure where
to go next and am need of some guidance there. She shows no fear
of the equipment, loves to jump, tunnel, A frame and tire,
teeter too, I just have to slow her to get the contact but we
are having fun.
Tell Sagee and Kole hello, we
were happy to see Kole still out there competing! Maybe in a few
years, I will be ready to add another Aussie to my pack, I have
my heart set on a high drive red tri this time!
Keep your site updated on any
competitions you are going to .I still would like to see you and
the pups, maybe in Turlock sometime. Until then, I will send
this with a few pictures and follow up with a separate email
that has a quicktime movie of her first flyball tournament
Peace and Aussies,
Carla and Tag Aguirre
ATCH-SP Lakehills Joyful
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A note from Peyton's
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 10:49 AM
You don't know me, but I have had the pleasure
of working with Annette Dusa and Peyton for the past year as their agility
My husband and I are moving from the Portland,
Oregon area and I will no longer have the opportunity to work with Annette and
Peyton on a weekly basis. As this phase of my life is coming to a close, it
seems fitting to share with you how much I have enjoyed working with both
Annette and Peyton, and to commend you on producing such a wonderful canine
What a wonderful example of the breed you have
produced in Peyton. She is the happiest dog I've ever known. The world is her
oyster. She has the most amazing work ethic and gives her all to anything she
puts her mind to. She is well loved and cared for by both Annette and Peggy,
which I'm certain only makes her even more special than she would otherwise be.
As a dog trainer, I have seen it all - poorly bred dogs, dogs with aggression
issues, fear issues, mis-directed prey drive...the works.
In Peyton, I see the essence of what an
Aussie should be - charming, funny, happy, beautiful,
loyal and a joy to be around.
I hope you some day have the opportunity to
watch Peyton and Annette work an agility course together...I
think you would be as proud and amazed as I am.
AgileAction...dog training made simple and fun!
** Since this note was
received, Annette & Peyton have continued to train in
agility...Peyton is now officially known as
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Einstein "Einstein" & Lakehills My Fair Lady Katie "Katie"
Dan & Cathy Johnson
I have found Katie's niche. She loves kids. I
take her to the hospitals, but where she shines is with the children in
at the Women's Refuge. This is a place where moms and kids go (safe
house) to escape from domestic violence. I am not able to take pictures
there do to the confidentially issues. But! I can tell you stories.
There was a little boy in there right before Christmas. I could tell he
was having a difficult time, but he liked the dogs that were visiting.
Katie decided that she liked him too. She sat by him. He patted her on
the head and commented that she was a pretty dog. He went about playing
with some toys. Katie nudged his arm...he petted her some more. Before
long, she was laying in his lap...and they ended up cuddling for the
rest of the visit. You can't teach a dog to do that! She is a very
special dog. I made the comment to Danny the other day..."I know she is
a dog, but there are times you wouldn't know it".
I love my Aussies! They are wonderful dogs.
You can be very proud of all your animals! It's also a testament to you
and the quality of time and work you have done for the breed! Take