Sundance Australian Shepherds

Breeding Today's Winners and Tomorrow's Future!

 

NEWS FLASH!!

CH RaineDance Royal Mischief at Sundance JHD (Charlotte) wins WB to finish her  ASCA  champiionship.  Thank you to SBJ Laura Diebold for her final pts. and to Megan Sims for her superb handling presentation - October 30, 2015

CH RaineDance Royal Mischief at Sundance JHD (Charlotte) wins WB to finish her ASCA champiionship. Thank you to SBJ Laura Diebold for her final pts. and to Megan Sims for her superb handling presentation - October 30, 2015

CH RaineDance Royal Mischief JHD - Miss Charlee - looking so proud of herself - October 30, 2015 at the ASC of AZ show in Waddell, AZ.

CH RaineDance Royal Mischief JHD - Miss Charlee - looking so proud of herself - October 30, 2015 at the ASC of AZ show in Waddell, AZ.

CH Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance (Pirate) wins BOB under BJ Cherrie Cannon and SBJ Laura Diebold. Thank you so very much to both judges!  October 30, 2015

CH Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance (Pirate) wins BOB under BJ Cherrie Cannon and SBJ Laura Diebold. Thank you so very much to both judges! October 30, 2015

Handsome Pirate

Handsome Pirate

RaineDance Royal Mischief at Sundance (Charlotte) wins WB and BOW under judge Canby Scott at May Days show 9-6-15

RaineDance Royal Mischief at Sundance (Charlotte) wins WB and BOW under judge Canby Scott at May Days show 9-6-15

CH Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance (Pirate) wins BOB under judge Donna Wright at May Days show 9-6-15

CH Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance (Pirate) wins BOB under judge Donna Wright at May Days show 9-6-15

Sundance Super Stars!

The Spirit Runs Tru of Sundance "Dazzle" HOF Dam Both Destiny and Dazzle are littermates. . .I am so proud of my girls!!!

Ch The Season Runs Tru of Sundance DNA-CP "Destiny" HOF Dam. 

 

Great weekend in Waddell, AZ. for Pirate (Ch. Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance) and handler Megan Sims.  He won two BOB's under judges Ronnie Bates and Hal Engel and two BOS's under judges Jasa Hatcher and Gloria Kerr. Thank you to all the judges and Megan, who Pirate loves dearly!!

Great weekend in Waddell, AZ. for Pirate (Ch. Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance) and handler Megan Sims. He won two BOB's under judges Ronnie Bates and Hal Engel and two BOS's under judges Jasa Hatcher and Gloria Kerr. Thank you to all the judges and Megan, who Pirate loves dearly!!

 

 

Pirate won three of six for Best of Breed under judges Claire Thomas (pictured with Pirate) plus Diane Landstrom and Anne Shope. Thank you to all three judges for putting up our beautiful black-bi boy - Pirate - CH Shiver Me Timbers of Sundance.   
 
 
 

 



Welcome to Sundance Australian Shepherds!



Owned by Debbe Dolson - ASCA Breeder since 1974


Inquiries always welcome! Contact Us! - 928.308-4901 - Email Debbe Dolson


        AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS - The Breed

 

 

Australian Shepherds aka "Aussies" are even-tempered wonderful pets, remaining puppy-like even in their adult years. This spirited dog makes a good watchdog for the home and are excellent with kids, they love to frolic and play! They are a devoted, loyal friend and are naturally protective. Warm, lively, very agile and conscientious - they are eager to please. Australian Shepherds are known for their high intelligent and are easy to train. The Aussie is gentle with human friends, though they can be strong and aggressive when working with livestock. If you have the right temperament the Aussie is the friend for you!

The exact origin of the Australian Shepherd is unknown. However, it is generally accepted that it evolved from sheep dogs imported into the Western U.S. by the Basque shepherds from the Pyrenees mountain region of Spain. The Australian Shepherd was developed as a herding breed and most will exhibit herding traits.

Aussies are extremely intelligent and devoted to their families. They are a moderate sized dog, with superior qualities for, obedience, tracking, show, agility, therapy and herding.In other words, an all around dog!!There are definitely two types of Aussies and they are somewhat different in appearance, perhaps in some lines, temperament as well. If you are not familiar with the different types, the best thing to do is to attend some ASCA events where you can see both types competing in conformation, herding, obedience and agility. Depending on the type that you prefer, be sure to select a breeder that produces what you like and will fit the best in your home. Do your research and find a reputable breeder that knows the breed thoroughly and is willing to discuss and answer any questions you may have.

Australian Shepherds are normally good with children and friendly with everyone. However, the breed tends to be somewhat reserved around strangers and protective of their home and family.Obedience training is highly recommended and you will find that they are very eager to please. They are considered “‘people” dogs and desire to be a part of the family. You will need to have the time to spend with them.

Aussies are considered very healthy dogs and can live up to 12 years plus, so ownership can be a long time commitment. Aussies are a long haired and double coated breed and they require regular brushing, bathing and nail trimming, etc. Aussies are a fun breed to own, easily trained, super smart and have a willingness to please. These are very special dogs, with lots of character and deserve caring and
understanding homes.

THE FOUNDATION LINES

 

These four dogs are very special to me – my foundation lines! They are all of the same breeding and have passed away. Austin and Bria produced several beautiful and successful dogs through the years and passed their sweet and biddable temperaments to their offspring!

       Feature Story

 

 

Don Packard and Sailor (Settin' Red Sails from Sundance).  Don is a 20 year Air Force veteran and VA volunteer with his dog Sailor, who also volunteers to comfort our vets

Don Packard and Sailor (Settin' Red Sails from Sundance). Don is a 20 year Air Force veteran and VA volunteer with his dog Sailor, who also volunteers to comfort our vets.

Congratulations to Don and Sailor for passing Pet Partner's therapy dog re-evaluation.  Sailor got the highest score of Complex which means he can multi task in several areas.  He can go to hospitals, hospice, assisted living - senior care, nursing homes, educational centers and all health care facilities.  We are so proud of both Don and Sailor.

Congratulations to Don and Sailor for passing Pet Partner's therapy dog re-evaluation. Sailor got the highest score of Complex which means he can multi task in several areas. He can go to hospitals, hospice, assisted living - senior care, nursing homes, educational centers and all health care facilities. We are so proud of both Don and Sailor.

All photos by Heidi Dahms-Foster ( unless credited)

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