BREEDER DIRECTORY
State | Kennel | Name

LEGENDS AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS

ASCA Hall of Fame Excellent Kennel
AKC Hall Of Fame Kennel


Breeder Picture

Steve and Anne Shope
website: www.legendsaussies.com
Email: legendsranch@hotmail.com (best method to contact)
Alternative Email: shopes@legendsaussies.com
Phone: 505-328-0573 (Steve's Cell) or 505-328-6427 (Anne's Cell)
Located in both Estancia, NM and Albuquerque, NM


• stud service (linebred stockdogs to approved bitches)



MISSION STATEMENT: Breeding Australian Shepherds with strong drive and natural instinct for stock work, who can also be a best buddy, ranch hand and competitive partner. Legends is featured in the 2011 Australian Shepherd Annual with a 40 page interview with Steve and Anne.

FOUNDATION DOGS:

• the late HOF VCH WTCH CH SHOPE'S GOODNIGHT BANDIT CDX RTDsc HA HX DNA (multi-qualifying Finals dog)
• the late BISSv VCH WTCH CH LADY CLAUGENE SHOPE CDX RTDsc HA ROMI DNA (AZ Silver Specialty Belt Buckle Winner HC)
• the late WTCH DIAMOND S LEGENDS ROSY RTDs DNA (1st place sheep, ASCA Nat'ls '03)
• the late VCH WTCH CH TRUELUC'S MISTY BLUS SHOPE CDX


SOME OF OUR NATIONAL STOCKDOG WINNERS:

WTCH LEGENDS OF TEEWINOT'S TALON PATDsd RTDcs HRDIIIs DNA (stockdog merits/finals competitor; 1st place sheep ASCA Nationals 2006, High In Trial ASCA Nationals 2006) producer of working trial champs and agility finals invitational champ
2012 ASCA Nationals Cattle Finals Champion WTCH GRAINGER'S EVERREDI LEGENDS EDI RTDs PATDsc AFTDs HATDIIIdsc (2012 Finals placements; High Combined '09 ASCA Nat'l Specialty; High Combined '08 ASCA Stockdog Finals/merits), producer of working titled champs and multi-titled offspring
WTCH LEGENDS SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN akc PT HIBs HIAs HIAd HRDI HTDI PATDs RTDsc OFTDsc, MPS Georgia Nationals
WTCH LEGENDS I HOPE YOU DANCE (MPSA ASCA Nationals Pre-Show/Merited) AFTDs HI-As HSADIsd HRDIIIs RLFIIIs JHD HTD1s
WTCH LEGENDS STARN SAY GNITE GRACIE AFTDs (placements Texas Nationals/merits)

CURRENT STUDS STANDING AT THE RANCH:

• WTCH EDI named above
• LEGENDS COUNTRY STRONG GARTH, son of Edi, carries the blood of WTCH Talon and VCH WTCH CH Bandit named above. He has WTCH'd, stock titled, major pointed, and multi-titled littermates. 

All our breeding stock are OFA rated good or excellent, elbows normal, eyes cleared normal, HSF4 cleared, MDR1 rated normal/normal, and DNA'd.

CLINICS AND CAMPS: Steve Shope offers off-site stock clinics. He has done clinics throughout the US and abroad.  

JUDGING: Steve is an ASCA and AHBA stockdog trial judge. Anne is a senior breeder conformation, obedience, and rally judge and trials her Aussies on stock and uses them in ranch work.

TRAINING AIDS: Steve & Anne co-wrote and produced ‘05 Stockdog 101 (sold out); at this time they are in the process of updating all training materials and video footage.