Friday, December 23, 2011

The Art of Sportsmanship

Click here to see an article on sportsmanship in the world of purebred dogs. This article was originally published in the AKC Gazette.

Australian Shepherd Breed Characteristics

Click here to see article on "breed characterisitcs" that originally appeared in the AKC Gazette.

About Expression

Click here to see an article on Australian Shepherd "expression" orignally published in the AKC Gazette

For the Good of the Breed

Click here to view the article which originally was published in the AKC Gazettte

A History of the Australian Shepherd

Click here to see an article that originally appeared in the 2004 issue of Dogs in Review magazine.

Australian Shepherd Potential Breed Development

Click here to view some of the breeds that potentially contributed to the Australian Shepherd.

Australian Shepherd Historical Timeline

Click here to see an example of the Australian Shepherd breed timeline

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Nannette Newbury, Stonepine Australian Shepherds. Warm wishes to the wonderful families that have Stonepine babies. Happy holidays to friends far and wide. I wish you all prosperity and joy at this most auspicious time of the year. Pictured above is Preston, Heatherhill Point Taken (Ch. Heatherhill Without A Trace x Saddleridge's Latest Craze). Photo courtesy of Trista Hidalgo at

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Come by Sasha

Sasha, Stonepine Start a Revolution (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man "Deacon" x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk "Sash") not only gets it done in the conformation ring, she is now headed for herding. Atta girl!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Stonepine Silk Pie (Ch. Heatherhill Double-O Heaven x Ch.Stonepine Silk) celebrates birthday #6 in style!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Judging in the Netherlands

Pictured left to right: Joni Johnson (TN), Nannette Newbury (CA) and Angie Challenger (UK) during champagne reception prior to judging the Australian Shepherd Club of the Netherlands Specialty show. The following day we attended the Euro Dog Show in nearby Leewarden.

Fossil in the Fall

Stonepine Etched in Time "Fossil" (Ch. Heatherhill Double-O Heaven "Cazz" x Stonepine Etch-A-Sketch "Sketch") owned, loved and photographed by Vicki Greymont.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Sasha Boing!

Sasha (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man "Deacon" x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk "Sash") and owner-handler Trista Hidalgo at the 2011 ASCA National Specialty (WI). Generally it takes all four feet on the ground to win your class, but "joy" has to count for something, right?

Group 2

CKC Ch Heatherhill Stonepine Prvt Dancer (Ch. Hisaws Its a Cinch for Gingerbred "Cinch" x Ch. Heatherhill Jada De Ville "Jade") wins in style going Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and a Group 2. Congratulations to owner Sharon Rupple, Hemlock Australian Shepherds


Pirate (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man "Deacon" x Dazzle's Pretty Fancy Schmancy "Fancy") takes a break from his agility classes. Pirate is owned and loved by Warren and Deborah Teitelman. Looking forward to seeing Pirate in the conformation ring as well.

First Outing

Stonepine Smoke 'Um "Oak" (Ch. Canyonoaks Turbocharged "Turbo" @ Woodlake x Ch. Stonepine Shiraz "Rozz") at his first show; expertly trained and handled by Trista Hidalgo. Thanks to Dynamic Dog Photos for this pic!

Pure Bliss!

Elle (Stonepine Dollars N Sense x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) and Polly...a perfect match!

Retirement is Grand

Sizzle and Dax join Jenny at the beach. Life is grand!

16th Title

Congratulations to Hailey and her owner-trainer-handler Joanne Prada on their 16th title! Hailey is now: Stonepine Silk Kimono AKC/ASCA CD, RE, OA, AXJ, OF, NJP, RS-N, JS-N, GS-N.

Happy Harvest

Harvest greetings from Ruckus (sitting) and Freedom owned and loved by Marie Couey.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

ASCA Nationals Win

Congratulations to Denise Creelman, Sandyland Australian Shepherds, and "Jenna," Stonepine's Dark Side of the Moon on her wins at the 2011 ASCA National Specialty (4th place, Open Black Bitch class) under breeder judge Tina Burks. Jenna is co-owned by Kim Abney Kippert (Canyon Oak Aussies) and Leslie Creelman Sosa. Jenna is by Ch. Crazy Hearts Talk to Me "TJ" and out of Ch. Stonepine Shiraz "Rozz."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Another Birthday Girl!

"Dancer" is a littermate sister to Kacee (see previous post). Both girls celebrated their birthdays this past week in style. CKC CH. Heatherhill Stonepine Prvt Dancer, was Winnner's Bitch at the Blue Ridge Australian Shepherd Club shows (Virginia) for a 3 point major under breeder judge J. Kelsey Jones!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Kacee!

Hi Nannette,
Hope this finds you well and happy. Just got the birthday pictures of Kacee (Ch. It's a Cinch at Hisaw "Cinch" x Ch. Heatherhill Jada De Ville "Jade") together in a collage today and thought you might like to see our little girl. She is so beautiful (everyone says so:), sweet and thriving. She makes me so happy and every time I think of that, I think of you and want to let you know how much joy she has brought me--thanks so much!
Betty and Jim

Monday, September 12, 2011

Match Group 2 for Gentry!

Stonepine's Southern Gentleman "Gentry" owned and handled by Phillip Gault captured a Group 2 at the NAKC match this weekend in Alabama. Thanks to judge Shirle Rogers.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Dynamic Duo

Pictured left to right: Stonepine Fuel Injected "Enzo"owned and expertly handled by Robin Paboojian. On the right Stonepine Start a Revolution "Sasha" owned and handled by Trista Hidalgo. They are littermates to "Graham."

Stonepine Fuel Injected

"Enzo" (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) is owned and handled by Robin Paboojian (Sanger, CA) and is a littermate brother of Sasha and Graham.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Introducing...Stonepine Smoke 'Um

Timber is pictured at 9 weeks (Ch. Stonepine Shiraz "Rozz" x Ch. CanyonOaks Turbocharged@Woodlake "Turbo").

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saber's Creative Playtime!

One of the characteristics I find fun about Aussies is their ability to keep themselves amused...without expensive toys!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stonepine's Newest Champion

ASCA Ch. Stonepine Jaded (Ch. Heatherhill No Stone Unturned x Ch. Heatherhill Jada De Ville) finishes with four major-pointed wins. Thanks to the breeders judges that awarded E.D.: Cindy Taylor, Kerry Kirtley, Judy Norris and Tiffany Levin. Thanks to breeder judge Sheila Polk for the Reserve Winner's Bitch award at the 2010 ASCA Nationals Pre-show. Thanks to those that have assisted me this year with their additional handling skills.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Introducing Stonepine Stone Temple Pilot

"Pilot" pictured at 17 months of age is a slow-maturing, elegant and very sound young male. Dam: Ch. Stonepine Silk "Silk." Sire: Ch. Heatherhill No Stone Unturned "Turner."

Monday, August 8, 2011

E.D. Wins Big at PASA Show!

Stonepine Jaded "E.D." (Ch. Heatherhill No Stone Unturned "Turner" x Ch. Heatherhill Jada De Ville "Jade") had a terrific outing this weekend at the Peninsula Australian Shepherd Association shows in Los Banos, CA. She won back-to-back 4-point majors under Senior breeder judges Judy Norris and Tiffany Levin. Many thanks to the judges and a huge thank-you to her co-breeder Alan McCorkle for handling her to these wins.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rozz-Turbo Pups at 5 Weeks!

Two red tri males loving on each other! Dam: Ch. Stonepine Shiraz "Rozz." Sire: Ch. CanyonOaks TurboCharged@Woodlake "Turbo."

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dogs on the couch: What your pooch is really trying to tell you with those soulful eyes and wagging tail

"The situation is one every dog owner will relate to: your pet bounds up to you, barking enthusiastically, yet you have no idea what they are excited, or worried, about — and wish desperately that they could talk.

While our dogs love us unconditionally, follow us around, play with us and depend on us emotionally and physically, we know very little about what goes on in their minds. Worrying new research suggests our ignorance might be making our pets miserable."

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Stonepine Lucky Beau Sallie HT

"Hi Nannette, hope all is well with you.  Just wanted to let you know that Sallie (Ch. Its a Cinch for Hisasw x Ch. Heatherhill Jada De Ville) and I have been taking herding lessons with Lora Cox (Fremont, CA), and this weekend Sallie qualified for her Herding Tested title at the AKC trial held by the BCNC.  She is doing great!" Linda Harris

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Stonepine Start a Revolution

Sasha takes her first major at the Hi Desert ASC shows in Fillmore, CA. Congratulations to owner-handler Trista Hidalgo!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stonepine Like A Rock

Congratulations to Boulder (Ch. Heatherill No Stone Unturned x Ch. Stonepine Silk) and his owner/handler Sharon Rupple of Hemlock Australian Shepherds (CT) on going WD/BOW at their first AKC show.

New champion! CH. Stonepine Son of a Preacher Man

Congratulations to the newest Stonepine champion-- "Graham" (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) handily finishes his ASCA championship at 14 months of age at the Central Valley ASC shows in Reedley, CA. Congratulations to his co-owners Kathy and Trista Hidalgo and to his handler Trista. He is always beautifully presented and a joy to watch and especially to live with.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Styxx in San Francisco

Stonepine Styxx and Stones "Styxx" at a dog park in San Francisco, CA with her new friends. New owner Pam Keon is doing an amazing job during the transition period. Continued success and happiness.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stonepine Son of a Preacher Man

"Graham"  (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) co owned (Trista, Kathy and Nannette) and handled by Trista Hidalgo of Tujunga, CA takes a major win today at the Central Valley Australian Shepherd Club show in Reedley, CA under breeder judge Shawna Sakal Beaty. At one year of age Graham has two of his majors and is sitting on 9 points.

Stonepine Fuel Injected

"Enzo" (Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man x Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) owned and handled by Robin Paboojian of Sanger, CA takes a major win today at the Central Valley Australian Shepherd Club show in Reedley, CA under breeder judge Becci Maloney. At one year of age Enzo has two of his majors and is sitting on 10 points.

Sash Babies

Reunion at Central Valley Australian Shepherd Club show in Reedley, CA. These babies just turned a year old. Pictured (left to right) Graham, Sasha and Enzo. Sired by Ch. Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man "Deacon" and out of Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk "Sash."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jazz earns new title!

Congratulations to Kathy Murphy's Jazz (Ch. Crazy Heart's Talk To Me x Ch. Stonepine Shiraz) who just earned her Novice Rally obedience title. Atta girl Jazz!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Heatherhill Point Taken

Introducing "Preston" (Ch. Heatherhill Without A Trace x Saddlridge's Latest Craze) at 18 months.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stonepine Rock It!

Happy Birthday to Stevie (1 year old) out of the Silk-Turner litter (Ch. Stonepine Silk x Ch. Heatherhill No Stone Unturned).

Stonepine Styxx and Stones

Happy Birthday to Styxx (1 year old) out of the Silk-Turner litter (Ch. Stonepine Silk x Ch. Heatherhill No Stone Unturned).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Xabi Vacationing on the Oregon Coast

Xabi is one of the wonderful Sash (Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) and Trump (Stonepine Makes Cents) litter from 2008. His owner Maureen Twomey (Eugene, OR) sent this great update. "He's a love and reminds me of his sire in looks. He fits in with us very well. My female Aussie Nuala, who just turned 13, tolerates his nonsense with good spirits. He loves her and keeps her lively. One of my sons, who lives in Germany, always wants him included when we SKYPE. Everyone that comes in contact with him says he's the most cheerful dog they've ever met. And beautiful too."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Go Graham!

A year ago I was presented with a remarkable litter out of my cherished Sash (Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk) sired by Deacon (Heatherhill Dazzle Revival Man). The blessings continued to flow as I shared these pups with equally remarkable new owners and now friends: Marie Couey (Ruckus), Robin Paboojian (Enzo) and the Hidalgo clan (Graham and Sasha).

As a one-year anniversary present Graham (pictured above) expertly handled by Trista Hidalgo, captured a 5-point major under ASCA breeder judge Cheri Preciado at the ASC of San Diego shows! Many wishes for continued success to this talented team.It is truly a love fest.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

...worth a thousand words

Most of my dogs are placed in permanent homes as spoiled rotten family pets. Every once in a while however I get a request like I received from Sherrie Scott (Spring Fever Australian Shepherds) of Utah looking for an outstanding Juniors dog for her incredibly talented daughter Katelyn. After consulting with Alan McCorkle (Heatherhill Australian Shepherds) we offered a young bitch I had bred, China (Stonepine Shanghai) to Katelyn. Well the rest is history. Am I proud of this team and their accomplishments? You betcha. As Katelyn's successful Junior Showmanship career draws to a close, this photo says it all for me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The kids are growing!

Sash's (Ch. Stonepine Sheer Silk x Deacon) pups are now in the 9-12 class. Pictured left to right are Enzo, Sasha and Graham sending Valentine wishes to their siblings. All were entered and did terrific at the Central Valley Australian Shepherd Association show held this past weekend in Reedley, CA. Photo courtesy of Trista Hidalgo (

Winners Dog and Best of Winners

Congratulations to owner/handler Robin Paboojian and Stonepine Fuel Injected (Sash-Deacon litter) 5-point major ASCA win this weekend. Enzo went WD and BOW from the 9-12 dog class under AKC and ASCA judge Del Richards at the CVASC show in Reedley, CA. Enzo faced some stiff competition from his brother Graham in the same class! Photo courtesy of Trista Hidalgo (

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cow Palace Fun

Another year, another Golden Gate Kennel Club benched show in the bag. Whew! Congratulations to all the attendees. The most fun was not showing, but meeting and greeting all the Stonepine puppy people that stopped by to say hello! Sure made the long weekend go by quickly with great good cheer. Pictured above is Natalie Conn and Lucy. Natalie and her family stopped by the Stonepine benching area and shared this wonderful photo. Congratulations to Natalie and Lucy on their wonderful obedience work. Can't wait to see you in the competition ring in the future.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Newest CGC Title!

Congratulations to Phillip Gault and "Gentry," (Stonepine's Southern Gentleman) on their Canine Good Citizen title earned this weekend. I am so proud of you both!