I first fell in love with Australian Shepherds in 2003 when I saw the breed featured in Dog Fancy magazine. I was convinced my first dog would be a black tri Aussie who would be my agility partner. My parents had other ideas and adopted a hound mix from the local shelter. Jenny had no interest in doing agility but she proved to be a wonderful family pet who taught me a lot about dogs.
When I was old enough to get my own dog I found myself still drawn to the Australian Shepherd. I befriended and worked for a local breeder and got my first Aussie, Pants for my 20th birthday. He has only furthered my love of this highly intelligent breed and shared my enthusiasm for trying new dog sports.