2014 Australian Terrier National Specialty

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, June 6, 2014


Home at last from a super National Specialty weekend in Colorado! 

We met several new friends and caught up with many old friend. We won some top awards, with many beautiful Aussie represented including one puppy with her natural tail Dunham Lake Arista Magic Cheers for You! "Karla" MBIS GCH Dunham Lake Scoutmaster "Select", GCH Dunham Lake Touched by an Angel "Gabby" two days "Select" and GCH Dunham Lake Unanimous Decision, made the first cut two of the three days. 

I want to thank my daughters Lydia and Ellie for showing our dogs and their continued hard work and dedication as my partners in breeding quality Australian Terriers for past 8 years. Thank you to my husband for supporting our hobby financially and for taking great care of our dogs and other animals that stayed home. Without him, we would not be able to do these trips. I also want to thank the Steinmetz family for campaigning MBIS GCH Dunham Lake Scoutmaster #1 Australian Terrier in America (All-Breed) and their daughter Jackie for showing him.

I thank my many many friends and families, some have puppies from us, some do not, that came out to the show to participate in and or just show their support for Dunham Lake Aussies, you are all amazing! A special thanks to Katrina and David for hosting a DL party and for Cindy for her amazing Aussie cupcakes! We are truly blessed with great families and friends in the breed. 

Thank you to the judges for evaluating our dogs and recognizing their quality. By next year our natural tailed puppies will be more mature and more competitive. Last but not least, thank you to those responsible for putting on such a wonderful show. I know a lot of work goes into such events. Well done. 

Congratulations to all the exhibitors! I saw many Aussies presented that didn't win a placement, but were in my eyes, gorgeous.

See you next year in Tennessee!



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Breeder of Merit


Theresa Greetings from Northwestern Wisconsin! I am a wife, mother, breeder and author. I home school 1 of our daughters the others are now on there own. I also work with helping small businesses with their website needs. Previously, I had a 25 year banking career. Retired several years ago, as a Vice President of Commercial Banking and Business Development Director for a financial institution. I have owned and raised dogs and cats for over 40 years. In 2007, we started to show and raise Australian Terriers. We have 6 Australian Terriers and 2 Australian Shepherds. Breeder of Multiple Best in Show Aussies. We own and have bred some of the top Australian Terriers in the USA. We have bred and co-own the 16th and 17th Best in Show Australian Terrier in America he held the #1 in All-Breed in the USA in both 2013 and 2014. We have bred/own/handle the 2015 #1 Australian Terrier in the USA Jake who also won his first Best in Show with my 15 year old daughter Ellie handling him. Jake is only the 2nd "red" Australian Terrier to ever win a BIS. Breeder of 2 Australian Terriers to Win Best of Breed Westminster 2014 and 2015. We have Championed many Aussies and we have Champions in training, that being said, our dogs are first and foremost our companions. I take my role as a breeder very seriously. I support health testing and temperament testing as well as evaluating proper conformation prior to breeding. We believe in breeding for quality not quantity. We do not ship our puppies. Regardless of whether your puppy comes from us or not I hope you find our site a helpful resource. If you have questions about our program or about the Aussie Terrier, please e-mail me theresaagoiffon@msn.com or give me a call@ 715-689-2675. Thanks for visiting us! Blessings, Theresa