My husband and I started with our first Australian Shepherd in 2003 with a chance encounter with a blue merle ball of fluff from Bayshore kennel (Thank-you Frank and Chris!). We had done our research, but were still so amazed at how smart and attentive Ms. Moxie was. She still continues to amaze us everyday, and we couldn't ask for a better Grand Dam (although she is spayed) of Kyanite Acres.
A year later I happened upon Bofelli's website and noticed that they had a litter, and I was very interested in showing a dog in conformation among other activities. I contacted Nadine and David and had her send me photos of a blue merle male that she thought would be a great show prospect (I also needed them to convince my husband that we needed another aussie - thank-you sweetie!).
We have produced many titled dogs and will continue to strive to produce dogs that meet the breed standard as closely as we can. We are located in Northern Virginia, near Dulles airport.
We are hobby breeders, I plan to continue to learn and research the breed, the health problems that afflict them,and alternative holistic ways to help my dogs thrive. I also hope to preserve the natural instinct that made this breed such an asset to the cattleman and sheep herder.