Breeder of Miniature American Shepherds to a meticulously high standard.

Our Dogs

Grand Champion Dunnellon’s Boomerang

We decided that we wanted to get another dog as we really felt that Holly was lonely. I wanted another dog to do agility with and my husband wanted another dog to go running with but not a large dog like Holly. At first i came across the standard Australian Shepherd and really wanted one but knew we did not have the room. I came across the Mini Aussie (as they were then) and fell in love with Cajun Jessica Stewards stud at Dunnellons in Shropshire. After several e-mails and phone calls i was delighted to find out i had been accepted onto the waiting list. I can still remember the day we picked him, we had the choice of two. I picked him because he seemed the sweetest one with a glint in his eye, where as my husband picked the same pup but because his feet were good! I don’t know which one of us were right but Boomer has grown in to a handsome, intelligent and happy boy.

In the 2018 show season Boomer delighted us by gaining his Grand Champion title in showing this makes him the first United Kindom bred and produced Miniature American Shepherd to gain a Grand Champion title in showing.

Ironpaws Can I Play With Madness

Bruce was from Boomer and Novas 2018 litter, we agonised over weather to keep him or his brother Skippy. I decided to keep Bruce as he has slightly more bone than his brother and a longer back, i have been worried about our breed becoming to short and too short in the back. Bruce is the most relaxed and chilled out puppy we have ever produced. He is happy to sit back and watch the world go by, he is affectionate, intelligent and relaxed. I was delighted when we flew from Cyprus to France for the Paris International Dog Show with no issues and was very relaxed throughout the whole thing, and for a 4.5 month old puppy he really excelled throughout the whole show. I am very excited about he future and cant wait to see how he develops. Bruce will be staying here with us Ironpaws and will hopefully step into his daddy Grand Champion Dunnellons Boomerang’s Paws!

Bruce delighted us at his debut in the Paris International Dog Show 2019 by winning both Baby Male classes and Gaining Best Puppy in Breed.

Grand Champion Gottabes Supernova

Well its true what they say ‘Minis are like Pringles, once you pop you cant stop’ the search was on for another mini, Boomer was almost 2 and doing well at agility training and had just started competing. I did not want another one to do agility or really for breeding. I wanted to move into showing. Again my mentor Jessica Steward came to my aid and said that her friend at Gottabes in Reno USA was planning a litter. Again after lots of emails and a very long Skype conversation i was delighted to find out that i had been accepted onto the waiting list. I had to pick Nova at 2 days old as i wanted a puppy with its tail. I picked Nova for a number of reasons but the one that always springs to mind is the pattern on her head that looks like two HD eyebrows! When i was asked if i wanted full rights the journey of Ironpaws began.

In May 2018 Nova delighted us by gaining her Champion title in showing, due to having a litter he was not able to compete in the full 2018 show season. Nova had her last litter in August 2018 and will now be retired from breeding, this in no way means that is it for Nova we gained her Grand Champion title in June 2019 and then after spaying we will continue with Novas rally and Agility work.

Multi Champion Ironpaws Iron Lady

Apollo has been a character since she was born, this little girl is going to be a challenge. She knows her own mind and has a sparkle that I could not ignore. Apollo started showing in January 2017 at 5 months old and already has a number of wins under her belt, we cant wait to see how she continues to develop. We will instinct test her for sheep herding and hope to have her French Kennel Club temperament test done. I am expecting great things from this lovely girl, being our first home produced female she will continue our type into the future.

In the show 2018 Apollo delighted us by gaining her Multi Champion title in showing she has one more CAC to gain before getting her Grand Champion. It is planned to put Apollo into pup in the spring of 2019, we look forward to seeing what she produces.

Ironpaws Miniature American Shepherds

Ironpaws Miniature American Shepherds