Breeder of Miniature American Shepherds to a meticulously high standard.

Showing

Showing

All About Showing!

Showing this amazing versatile Breed is becoming a real joy, both Boomer and Nova seem to get better and better. We’re hoping to document our Showing journey on this page and hope to include some Video’s of movement in the future. Each show we attend will have its own summary page set up on this section of the website.  I will update in more detail on our news pages.  If you would like to see more information on our showing please look at our Facebook page as I tend to update while I am at the show so you will get to know what is going on as it happens.

Our hard work starts to pay off

We have been working hard to train our dogs not only to move correctly but to also show them selves to the best of their ability. The back ground work of grooming and washing to ensure the coat is at its best has become a weekly if not daily challenge. Feeding and supplements also plays its part as they need good quality food to look in the best condition. I also pride my self in the fact that though my dogs are used for conformation showing they also have the chance to be dogs, if they want to charge around in the mud that’s fine by me!

First UK Bred Grand Champion

I was delighted in June 2018 to achieve Grand Champion for Dunnelons Boomerang, becoming the first UK bred and produced Miniature American Shepherd to gain a Grand Champion title in showing, to achieve this he had to be awarded 8 CAC’s by 8 different Judges at 8 different shows. I was even more delighted at the same show His daughter Ironpaws Iron Lady gained her Multi Champion. To put the icing on the cake Gottabes Supernova gained her Grand Champion at the last show before retirement for showing in June 2019.

Preperation

We work with a lot of passion to get the best out of our dogs. Correct balance of angulation front and rear, which can be observed when a dog is stacked (standing for those who are not familiar), it can help to see it in movement, this is where balance work comes into place.

Showing in Bremen, Germany.

It was the first time we had ever shown, in June 2015. Nova and Boomer took me by surprise when we left the ring with Boomer receiving a Special Rosette and Nova coming second in Young Dog.

Ironpaws Miniature American Shepherds

Ironpaws Miniature American Shepherds