The Australian Shepherd: Judging Compendium by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor

By Kristin Tara Horowitz Full disclosure: I have edit credits for the book in this review. I was sent a previous version for review and offered to do final edits while writing this review. It is truly an honor to be involved with a book of this importance having grown up on Hartnagle-Taylor’s previous works. The Hartnagles know how to leave a legacy, and it starts with the written word. Many of us were raised on Hartnagle-Taylor’s All About Aussies, or perhaps Joey Hartnagle’s lighter version (or both). Now comes another tome which has the potential to…

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AKC – Saint or Sinner

Red Oliver, ASCA Board of Directors Originally printed in the June/July 1991 Ranch Dog Trainer. We feel it’s of major historical interest that the story endures. In the late fifties, a small group of individuals got together to develop a registration system whereby the farm dog that had served rural America for 400 years would not slip away into antiquity. They developed a herding program, along with an obedience and conformation program for this old farm dog. They gave him…

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Membership Info

Membership Membership – General Membership includes unlimited Litter Listings, and two StudDog listings. General Members may also have Referral Litters. All items belonging to General Members may be used as Select items, placing them both in information provided to the general email list, and also on the front page of the website.  Stud dogs listings include live animals or frozen semen. Costs General Membership – $30 US Additional StudDogs – $5 each Referral Litters – $10 each (good for 6…

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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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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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