Dogs have always been a large part of my life, but it was not until about 2008 that I decided to start pursuing the Australian Shepherd breed. I joined the Aussie Board and met some great Aussie breeders, exhibitors, and owners, some of who are still friends and/or mentors to this day. The first dog show I ever went to was ASCA Nationals 2010, and you could certainly say I was jumping in with both feet! I made many connections there, and by early 2011, I had my first Aussie, my beloved "Chloe". From then on, I was completely hooked! Over the next few years, I researched, made more connections, and learned. A lot.
We have been showing Australian Shepherds for a decade now, and have had several successful litters with accomplishments in and out of the ring that I am truly proud of! We are members in good standing with both USASA and ASCA. We have chosen to step back from breeding for the time being and slow down our role with showing as we focus on family and our careers, but my passion and involvement in this breed will always remain. I am so grateful to breeders Maria Neff (Airam Aussies), Sandra Landry (Vinelake Aussies), and Caroline Gomes (Primeoak Aussies) for doing our co-owned dogs justice while allowing us to focus on other things for now.
Please contact me with any questions about this wonderful breed or for breeder referrals!
Amber Jade Aanensen