I have been involved with Australian Shepherds since 1972, and have been active in many of the performance sports associated with Aussies—conformation, herding, obedience, agility and versatility. Situated in the central coast region of northern California--the Monterey Bay area; the perfect climate for growing perfectly wonderful Aussie puppies!
I have been active in and competed in several national breed clubs, ASCA-The Australian Shepherd Club of America (1972); USASA - the United States Australian Shepherd Association (1992). I am a member and serve on the board of the Del Monte Kennel Club (1995). I judge the Australian Shepherd in worldwide conformation events including AKC/ASCA/FCI.
I formerly served as the United States Australian Shepherd Association (USASA) Judge's Education Coordinator—dedicated to training AKC judges to competently judge our breed.
I have written numerous articles on the breed and conduct seminars on the breed worldwide on such topics as breeder education, training, judging, and improving healthy and longevity.
What is a Preservation Breeder?
Not all breeders are one and the same
Stonepine Australian Shepherds has worked closely under the mentorship and with the bloodlines from the world famous Heatherhill Australian Shepherds (Kathy and Alan McCorkle).
My purpose for breeding Australian Shepherds is to preserve and protect this breed for future generations to enjoy and love as much as I do.
This takes dedication, skill, knowledge, and mentoring for a lifetime.
My focus is on the health and longevity of the breed as well as breeding consistently in accordance with our breed standard to preserve the breed traits that make an Aussie and Aussie.