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New breeder approval process

We’ve had a lot more applications where working ability wasn’t completely apparent and have had to reject people based on the way their website came across or what not. Since it is so difficult to vet from afar,  it was suggested by our advisory committee that we go to a new system, and we always listen to our advisory committee! As of this posting, new Working Aussie Source breeder members must: Have a referral WAS breeder to vouch for you,…

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Add a new listing

Working Aussie Source does not guarantee or endorse any of the dogs listed in our directory. Your business transactions are between yourself and the lister. CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE: WHO CAN BE LISTED: The Breeders Directory is reserved for those who are producing Australian Shepherds primarily as a using dog for livestock work and stockdog trials. Our goal is to provide those who are looking for an Australian Shepherd purpose-bred to control livestock with a directory of breeders of that specific…

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Stockdog Library

We’ve brought together articles from many sources here; besides those commissioned by us, there are re-publications from websites, magazines, and online discussion boards. All are copyrighted to the authors unless otherwise marked, and the opinions expressed are those of the writer alone. Please remember that there are many different points of view and training techniques–not all of them will be appropriate for your dog, or your situation. A list of books and videos helpful in training loose-eyed breeds may be…

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Welcome to Working Aussie Source!

[espro-slider id=2917]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. 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…

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Cowboy Driving

COWBOY DRIVING by CynDee Cooper Whether you use a dog for ranch work or trials it becomes necessary at times to “Cowboy” drive stock with your dog. This technique can be taught to any breed of stockdog during the earliest stages of its training. Having a stop or check command on your dog helps but even if the younger dogs only respond to their name you can teach them how to work on the back side with you. Blocking a…

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