We live in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia., in an alpine
resort, surrounded by mountains, forests and meadows where we and our dogs
enjoy in long walks and beautiful nature. Our dogs live with us in our house
with a large garden and are our friends and members of the family.
Most aussie fans have seen the breed somewhere and fell in love with it, but we were looking for a dog for agility as Tina competed with Ari, Irish Setter at that time. We heard about Australian Shepherd, quite unknown breed in our country. We have been searching for a bitch almost a year and finally 2002 found our Ruby in Belgium. People soon get aussie virus so happened that to us as well. After five months we got Chip from Germany.
Our Ari, as a gentleman, reconciled him with his fate not to be alone anymore and accepted the two companions full of energy.
A special thanks Dominique de Mulder, Nattrekja Kennel, Ruby's breeder, who always has time and will to answer my questions and helps with advices; Genevieve Chome, owner of Ruby's father; they kindly invited me to Australian Shepherds National Specialty Paso Robles 2004 in USA where I had the oportunity to see all those wonderful dogs at work and in show rings, stud dogs and bitches with their offspring, got to know some breeders and took part in interesting workshops.
Paso Robles, CA, november 04
Thanks to Susanne Muller, Chip's breeder, who helps when I need help.
I'm very happy that I was acquainted with
this breed, as aussie is really "man's best friend".