Windmill Australian Shepherd's
History & Mission Statement

I first met this breed while I was training and showing horses in 1965. I have been involved with Australian Shepherds ever since. My first registered Australian Shepherd was purchased in 1978. I competed in obedience for 2 years while studying the breed, genetics, structure and acquiring knowledge that would allow me to start a successful breeding program. My kennel name was registered in January 1980 and is now a permanently registered ASCA kennel name. Windmill is also a registered kennel name, for Australian Shepherds, with the AKC.

I am currently serving as chair on the ASCA DNA committee and member of the ASCA Hall of Fame committee. I have been a member of PASA, a local ASCA affiliate club, since 1977 and I am now a lifetime member. I am also a member of Delta ASF, ASC of MT and ASC of ID. I have held all positions, from President to Affiliate Rep in PASA and I am currently serving as a board member of ASC of ID.

Windmill has produced dogs that have successfully competed in all areas of competition, generation after generation after generation. At ASCA National Specialties and pre-shows, Windmill dogs have received multiple Premier CH. Awards, high scoring obedience awards, brood bitch class placements, winner of the ASCA Nationals stud dog class, Best of Breed WTCH as well as multiple class placements in conformation, stock, obedience and agility. They have also placed in the top ten of the agility finals at multiple nationals. 2001 National Specialty Altered Best Opposite Sex was Ch.Windmill's Charmer For Lynn, CDX. She was 8.5 years old at the time of this win. ATCH, ADCH A-CH Windmill's Jinn Fizz has been to the ASCA agility finals twice and both times placed in the top 10. ADCH ATCH Windmills Daring Finley has also been to the ASCA agility finals and placed 3rd. At regional competitions, Windmill dogs have received multiple BOB, BOS awards as well as multiple High Scoring awards in obedience, agility and stock (multiple high in trial cattle, sheep and ducks).

All of my breeding dogs are micro chipped or tattooed, hips are OFA good or excellent, elbows normal and eyes are cleared yearly. They are MDR1, HSF4, DM and PRA tested and all are DNA profiled. In addition they all have full dentition and scissors bite. We are currently starting to do full panels of genetic tests, as they become available. My dogs are on a minimal vaccination protocol and fed a raw food diet. Puppies are raised, starting at day 3, on strict puppy enrichment protocol to ensure they are bomb proof and ready for life in their new homes.

My goal, from the beginning, has been to breed mentally stable, structurally sound, moderate, athletic dogs, capable of doing any task they are trained for. Longevity and health are key issues and will not be sacrificed to achieve these goals.

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