Howdy!! Just in case you might be interested in the person behind this web site, let me introduce myself beyond simply being a name. I can now claim to be a part of the over 60 crowd...seen Elvis, been to Woodstock, grew up on Long Island, N. Y. and in my 20's crossed to the 'other' coast to California.
October 1999 was another big change as my husband retired and we moved to a beautiful area of SW Washington. We now live on 5 acres so we can truly say 'we've gone to the dogs' Dogs have always been an important part of my life...the very first dog show I attended was the Westminster Show in the early 60's.
First breed I was involved with for showing was the Alaskan Malamute and I still admire the breed greatly. Now we have a more "wash and wear" breed by living with Australian Cattle Dogs....truly a breed 'not for everyone' as they can be a very high energy dogs that need and want to be mentally and physically active. Yet are adaptable to live in most home situations, as long as they are exercised and walked daily and kept mentally stimulated.
Come on in and meet my dog family, dogs that we bred and some of their owners, current and future breeding plans, and links that may be of help in learning more about the breed. Thank you for stopping by and do bookmark our website and visit when you can.
Australian Cattle Dogs
Top breeder of AKC titled ACD performance dogs in the PNW
site updated June 2016
Buck photographed by Jeff Jacquish
Keeper & Ann Gunderson
OTCH & CH Austlyn's Claybank Keeper AGN, AGNS, AGNJ, AGNJS, RA, MADC, MSDC, AGDC, RAMCL, TT, WD, (Am) CDX, RE
Keeper has garnered 50+ titles in both CKC (Canada) and AKC - now retired
Can Ch Austlyn's Outta The Blue HS SDS
Steven Bonk of Canada and DOC winning several HITs one weekend Doc and Steve work on a ranch in Canada
CH Austlyn's Always A Lady CDX RN OA NAJ CGC TT
Austlyn's Country Star HSAs CKC HIAs STDsc JHD HRDII (Buck)
Lynn Leach & Buck winning several HITs
My awesome Son-In-Law Mark Bernardini and his Panda x Leah boy HARLEY
Baron at 7 weeks
Keeper at 3 years old
Am/Can CH Aquila's Cat Dog Ballou AKC /CKC HSAs
Sally lives in So Calif with Austlyn bred ACD's Emily (sitting) and Nitro (lying down) and friend
Cris Whitehurst finishing her boy Sounder
CH Austlyn N Aireus's Jackaroo Blue RA
Special card made by Michelle Rogers for her boy Draco
Cris Whitehursts girl Shine
Austlyn Day Without Rain RN OA OAJ CD
Bali was co-bred by myself, Jane Ward & Laura Steward out of BISS CH Wallaby Outback Wonda and Am/Can CH Austlyn's Silver'n Jade.
Mary and her Dad bringing Bandit home
Jewel lives in Wa with Cecile Drege and her Labradors
Linda Lafferty's girl Tessa -- a Mora pup by Jackson
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WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Your shelters and the WWF actively support the lives of animals. Neither PETA or HSUS have any involvement in supporting your local shelters or putting monies into the care of wild life. Make this a better planet and see where your money goes
Lori Groves boy Tucker spreading the love
Mike Anderson and Captain can often be seen in Sequim, Wa keeping each other active
Congratulations to Michelle Pardee and her KATE
CH. Austlyn's Bringing Up Baby, HSAs, PT, CGC
Handled by Megan Scholz
Dusty and his litterbrother Tucker over the years Above with Lori Groves - Tucker's Mom
Both boys have crossed over the bridge
CHEWY - lives in Sequim, Wa
CH Austlyn's Wiz Kid CDX RE PT with Nancy Hansen
Charlie lives with Wendy Zeldner of Wa -
Ice x Star pup 8 mos old
Elvis lives in BC and knows how to keep cool (Ice x Star)
CHECK OUT THE SUMMER 2012 ISSUE OF DEB CASEY'S ACDSPOTLIGHT FOR AN INTERVIEW OF ME AND MANY PHOTOS OF DOGS I HAVE BRED begins on page 74
NW HEELERS IN NEED
This is a facebook page that lists dogs looking for new homes or even fostering that live in the Pacific Northwwest. If you are a member of facebook please drop in for a look see. It is easy to join Facebook too so that you can visit this site Help these dogs to find a family of their own PLEASE pass this page along to others that might be looking for a forever companion, or willing to have one live with them until a permanent home can be found
HSUS once again NOT using donations they receive for the welfare of the animals
Read this Article by HumaneWatch.org
IF you want to help and donate PLEASE support your local shelter or locate a rescue group for the breeds that you want to support .. make your dollars truly go towards helping the animals and not corporate salaries
Reba and Barb -- Austlyn Ksenia Song For Poppa -
One of Mora's pups from Buck
Another win for Barb Loitz of Ksenia Shelties and one cattle dog in Saskatchewan At the Prince Albert Kennel & Obedience Club Reba won BOB and then went on to a Group FOUR in the regular judging.
Then added a BEST PUPPY IN GROUP! Thank you to judge Janet Buchanan. Handled by Ashley Loitz Reba won Group One Baby 3 days and BIS Baby 2 times.
Talk about beauty treatment and it's a boy!! Cruz lives with and obviously gets the luxury treatment by David Holman and Tina Abeel of Washington
This is one of my very favorite families -- The Diehls of Pennsylvania Dad Wayne with Wyatt and Maranda and of course Diesel Diehl.
Chance as a puppy
Mora and Buck pup
GetGo's Austlyn Express "JETTA"
1998 to 2013
My heart and soul girl that began it all for me. She was the first, then came her sister Sara and Sara's daughter Lessa. What a splendid 15+ years we shared
"Buncher" a Aim x Mora pup goes to his new home with Bob & Annette
This is Windy who lives with Suzanne in Alaska. She is out of Boomer and Jetta and litter sis to Veda, Dolly, Bob, Tucker, Dusty, Rocky and Crikey..one of my all timne favorite litters. Windy is 11 years young in this photo
Emma lives with Joanne Lipsiea in Oregon. Emma will be 10 years old in Feb 2014 and she is just starting agility training. This will surely help to keep her in shape and shows how versatile a Cattle Dog can be no matter the age!!
RYDER -- AKA Austlyn Red Ryder You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
Ryder lives with Gina Phipps Burroughs and her crew. He is a young boy just beginning and now has his first agility titles. Just love this pic. He will be known as the handsome happy agility cattle dog with the weird name ♥ Photo by Wendy Schmitz
AKC Breeder of Merit -- ACDCA Code of Ethics breeder
The old and the new ♥ On the right is Windy from Jetta's breeding to Boomer back in July 2002 and on the left is the new kid - Remington from the Mora and Aim breeding from June 2013. Suzanne and Roy Johnston live in Alaska
Brenda Adams of Adams Ranch ACDs and "KAT"
AUSTLYN GIRL ON FIRE AT ADAMS RANCH - a Aim x Mora daughter winning at Ventura, Calif.
Marilyn Bell and her girl Tandie Tandie is Star granddaughter
Austlyn's Thisaway Thataway HTds HSs SDSs JHDs HTDs HTADs HSAc
Jimmie winning the Canadian National
Owners: Ashley & Barb Loitz
Quincy winning the German Nationals
Owner: Sara Herzlinger
Littermates from the 1st Whiskey x Star breeding. TOP is Hottie owned by Mark Philpott. Below is Jimmie owned by Ashley and Barb Loitz..
Diane Wein and her boy Herschel!!
Ch. Austlyn's Chance of a Lifetime
Owned by Mary Marglin and handled by Trent Wilkenson
Lessa at 11 years young
CH AUSTLYN'S BOLD AS BRASS
2001 - 2014
Lessa was the other love of my life - brilliant, fun, my shotgun rider, jokester and more. Awesome Mom and produced wonderful pups. So lucky to have had both of these gals in my life!!
Both these males are out of Star in an earlier breeding