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If you're a fan of the old-time Australian Shepherd, you've come to the right place.We maintain the largest directory of working Aussie breeders anywhere. Our goal is to be a source of information and inspiration for those who use Australian Shepherds for their original purpose, livestock management.


Photo credit Nanouk Dognies

Photo credit Nanouk Dognies

NEWS: Working Aussie Source is under new ownership. Long time Internet community team, Amy Bradley and Kristin Tara Horowitz were invited by Kay Spencer (founder of WAS) to take over as she felt it was time to step away. We're excited to not only continue the work that she started but also try to use the potential of this page even more if possible.

Some things in the works:

We won't be making any of these changes super fast as we want to ease into the way things work around here, but we're happy to hear your thoughts. You can email us at any time. :) PLEASE NOTE THE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: info@workingaussiesource.com

ASHGI 10 steps member

We support the ASHGI 10 Steps Programwhich was created for the purpose of assisting the improvement of the genetic health of the Australian Shepherd, and to encourage accuracy and openness in sharing genetic information among breeders and owners.

Who is Working Aussie Source?
This website was curated and managed by Kay Spencer for many years before passing it on to Aussie web team Amy Bradley and Kristin Tara Horowitz. They advised by a board of stockmen and women who have decades, if not lifetimes, of experience breeding, training, and using Aussies as stock dogs. Presently the Working Aussie Source Advisory Board consists of:

• John Harvey  Bar JH Stockdogs
• Dana MacKenzie  Hearthstone
• Terry Martin  Slash V
• Betty Williams  W Lazy J

Advisory Board members serve in a consulting capacity only. They do not make policy decisions and are not responsible for the content of Working Aussie Source.

Link to Inherited Health Problems article

We invite each and every Aussie stock dog breeder to have their own Breeder Page here on Working Aussie Source. If you'd like to find out more about this easy, inexpensive way for you to reach buyers searching for those real working Aussies, go to our Sign-Up page.