About Us

ask-plus-tell-1We support the ASHGI 10 Steps Program which 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. Amy has since moved on, and Kristin has been heading it with a team of volunteers.

WAS is a community working to preserve and promote America’s greatest ranch and farm dog.

Kristin Horowitz (McNamara) – She has served at the ASCA board and committee level, helps with the Australian Shepherd Genetics and Health Institute, and manages a number of Internet sites (and historical archives) and Facebook groups for Aussies. She has recently gotten into the National Cattle Dog association trials as a stockhandler and announcer/points judge.


Janet Colby – Event Listings – Janet is a fan of the Aussie’s ability to do all the things. She set her mind to a supreme versatility championship with a dog and she did it with her current pup. She is an MVA competitor and had the hardest time finding events, so she has volunteered to make it easy for you

Gina Larson – Dog listings – Gina is HOF Windmill Aussies, and she has done it ALL.  She started out in the conformation ring, but once she got her boots into the arena, there was no looking back.

The Working Aussie Source Advisory Board- a board of stockmen and women who have decades, if not lifetimes, of experience breeding, training, and using Aussies as stock dogs.

• John Harvey  – Bar JH – California
• Dana MacKenzie – Hearthstone – Texas
• Terry Martin – Slash V  – Texas
• Betty Williams – W Lazy J – Montana

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.

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