Monday, July 22, 2013

Boulder goes Breed from the Classes!

Congratulations to owner Sharon Ruppel, Hemlock Australian Shepherds. Stonepine Like a Rock, "Boulder" went Best of breed from the classes this weekend!

Sammy at Six!

Sammy (Fallon x Stoney litter) welcomes the newest addition to the family. Congratulations to all!

Dock Diving

"Jazz," owned, trained and loved by Kathy Murphy leads quite and active, hiking in Lake Tahoe, agility, obedience, beach runs. And now! Ta Dah! Jazz does dock diving!

Surf is now Pepper!

"Pepper" (previously known as "Surf") enjoying a gorgeous San Francisco day with her new family!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rethinking early spay-neuter

New science regarding the unintended health consequences associated with early spay-neuter.

Breeders are dedicated to producing healthier dogs. When new data and research is presented we listen. Not all health afflictions related to the Australian Shepherd are genetic. There are many conditions that are environmental, caused by myriad of factors. As breeders and owners we can do something about the environmental factors immediately.

As a result of current scientific evidence, it has been determined that early spay-neuter can have a huge impact on the rate of incidence of hip dysplasia. Based on this research and the advice of veterinarians, Stonepine Australian Shepherds is altering their puppy guarantee contract to reflect this evidence.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Like the new digs!

Gretta (Ch. Heatherhill Creedence "Jeep" x Heatherhill Gold Rush "Mika" 2005 litter) pictured in her new digs in Georgia. Happy new homecoming to Lisa and Jeffrey as well. Gretta looks quite at home in the south!