AUSTLYN  Australian Cattle Dogs

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                                                                     to Cimarron Outback Elita At Wallaby

It is my pleasure to announce the planned breeding of one of our most favorite dogs that truly introduced us to the breed and the herding venue
Pete's Mom KATE  - DC HTCH WTCH Tenaja's Cattle Kate Osage HX HXbs QW HRDIIIcs HTDIIIs PATDc RTDc

Pete's litter brother HAZER - CH Trail's End Hard Workin Hazer HS QW HTDIs HRDIs STDsd
Mom - Kate
   Pete waiting his turn at a herding trial
    Pete on his way to his conformation
                  Championship title

This is a breeding that comes full circle for me. Our very first litter was quite successful and the sire was Pete, the dam our Jetta. Elita is a granddaughter of Jetta making this a similar breeding.

For me, this breeding is a tribute also to 2 men. To Steve Waltenburg, along with his wife Julie, of Trail's End ACDs. In some ways, to me, Steve was the California Tiger Woods of herding. He was so dedicated to both the breed and herding and willing to pass along that enthusiasm to all interested. Watching Steve with Kate and Pete in the early 90's influenced others to take their cattle dogs and put them on stock. The Waltenburgs have always been very involved in this venue and today Steve is a trial judge and also instructor in herding. I have long admired this couple and the many hours training, working, traveling and volunteering for the cattle dog as they were meant to be - a working dog.

The other man would be my departed husband Stan Rocksvold. We went to a herding event so Stan could see cattle dogs work cattle. While there he met Steve & Julie and both Pete and his Mom Kate. Stan so enjoyed watching them as a team he would travel hours for trials just to watch them work and always thrilled with how well they did. After this he was determined to give herding a go himself. I smile today as up until then Stan had never been near cattle or sheep and had only owned one dog of his own in his lifetime. Stan may not have been successful in getting to ever work cattle but he asked me to never forget the instinct the breed should have when we did breedings. I still remember when I suggested we breed our Jetta to Pete, a good memory. We had 7 pups from that litter, 4 went on to get conformation CH titles with the 5th -our Angie only needing her last major before she was lost by her handler - never to be found.  Those that were introduced to stock got high praise on their potential  from those working the stock.  One of the boys from that litter went on to obtain his MACH title and also titles in conformation, herding, agility, garner a AOM and TDI therapy certification. I wanted to do this breeding to pass on once again the wonderful attributes of Pete and his Mom Kate. I feel honored to be able to continue on with this pedigree and hope that the offspring will a tribute to their breeding and to the Waltenburgs

It is through the generosity of my friend Dr. Laura Steward, DMV of Cimmaron Farms in Ethel, Wa.  that I am able to lease Elita for this breeding.  Laura, myself and Jane Ward of BC Canada co-bred this gal. Elita herself worked on a goat farm while in So Calif before coming back to Laura.  Elita has a very solid temperament, nicely structured and balanced movement.  Elita has a littersister owned by Jane - Am/Can CH Aquila's Cat Dog Ballou AKC HSAs CKC HIAs, also a litter brother that works on a goat ranch in Oregon. Elita's Mom Jayda is dam to Paul Murrays Aquila's Forbidden Kosciuszko. Koz had titles in many venues including herding in AKC, AHBA, CKC and ASCA herding programs and agility. Koz began her herding going HITs and garnered a HIT cattle at the 2010 ACDCA National and RHIT overall for both days.  Elita's sire comes from Wallaby kennels which began with stock dogs from Australia.

The pups will be prcdPRA obligate A or b. Both parents are OFA good for hips and BAER normal. The pups will have health checks before leaving, tested for hearing, microchipped, wormed and vaccinated before leaving. I plan on having the pups herding instinct tested on goats prior to leaving. Homes that offer the opportunity for herding will be preferred.
  Elita - updated photos coming soon
Elita's sire Bubba as a youngster
   Bubba winning BOB at the 2008 Cascade Specialty    JUDGE  Mr. C G Liepmann
                                 Handled by Lorrie Pruitt        Presenter: Shirley Oberg

Elita's dam Jayda winning WB and BOS over adults at the 2007 CKC National Specialty in BC
Jayda at the 2004 Nationals with Owner Jane Ward  Judge Kathy Buetow Branson
Handled by Serenity Littlefield

Jayda was titled in the USA by Chris Ann Moore