Welcome to Shadowdance Farm

Scroll down to read about our dogs or visit our blog.

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Shadowdance is an ASCA registered DNA verified kennel. To learn more about Australian Shepherds, visit the Australian Shepherd Club of America website.

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Member of Working Aussie Source, dedicated to the preservation of the working Australian Shepherd, America's quintessential farm and ranch dog.

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Looking for a professional photographer specializing in pets and animals? We can help. Contact us at Rustic Photography.

Our Dogs

Jig

Jig

WTCH Heartsong of Shadowdance OFTDs DNA-VP

DOB: 01/18/12 Pedigree Each dog I’ve owned has taught me new things, and taken me to new heights. This girl has lifted me to a whole new level, one I only hope I am capable of. Jig pushes me to raise the bar for both of us. It’s challenging, sometimes frustrating, often humbling, and most of all fun. I know where I want this journey to take us. With Jig’s talent, and the support crew around us, I believe we can get there.

Dillon

Dillon

Rex’s Strike of Lightning

DOB: 01/02/16 Pedigree Dillon’s working style is unlike any other dog I’ve owned and, I admit, he has been a challenge. Bright, athletic, eager to work, he sticks with me no matter how often I screw us up. The good news is, we're finally starting to click and I can't wait to see how far our journey takes us.

Cian (KEE-in)

Cian (KEE-in)

Heartsong’s Traveling Minstrel

DOB: 07/02/17 Pedigree This young man is full of natural talent. Jig is his full maternal aunt and the two of them share so many similarities he could have easily been the son she never wanted.

Grady

Grady

Shadowdance Before the Storm

Retired and leaning into it. Grady is a big, soft, mook of a dog with the most gentle soul of any dog I've ever known.

Forever in our Hearts

Forever in our Hearts

Click the image above to see those dogs who've gone ahead. We have had Aussies since the late '80s. I don't foresee a time when I won't have one of these amazing dogs in my life. It would be such an empty existence without them.

The Shadowdance Blog

Wherein I discuss mainly my stockdog training adventures. I have, however, been known to veer off into other farm and dog related topics, life in general, and the occasional Photo Friday.

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you will know Dillon has been a challenge. There have been times when I questioned if we would ever overcome our many issues. Many times frustration overcame good sense and I took it out on him by being blatantly unfair. All I can say is it’s a […]

The Year of Training Pays Off

At the end of last year I was so frustrated and upset with how the trialing season went, I decided to take a year off. Not so I could sit in a corner and lick my wounds, but because I was determined to fix as many of mine and Jig’s issues as I could. I’d […]

I have a tendency to mention the problems I’m facing during training, but the video clips accompanying those posts are usually ones in which things are going fairly well. Today I’m going to step out of my comfort zone and really put me and my dog out there with a few clips that illustrate our […]

So much for weekly updates, right? What’s the excuse this time? Let’s see… heat, humidity, rain, more heat, out of town, put on 53 hours a week at the dayjob, changed web servers, did I mention the new horrendous work schedule? When your plate is already packed, and then it shrinks to the size of […]