What an Aussie! What a weekend! Our family was there,
Scout's family was there, it was a very emotional experience for all of us. We
are thrilled as you might imagine with this win and as it reflects our breeding
Breeding quality dogs, that are health and temperament
tested, producing and evaluating the best in your litter is key to any
successful breeding program. But unless someone shows your dogs and shows them
well, you may be the only person that ever knows how good they are.
Wining a Best in Show is a group effort. We, the breeder,
put together the breeding pair that we felt would create healthy and correct
Aussies based on the breed standard. We selected the puppy or puppies we
determined was the best. In Scout's case, the Steinmetz family, his family, deserves
all the credit for showing him and promoting him. His handler, Jackie Johnson,
the Steinmetz daughter and professional handler, deserves all the credit for her excellent handling and
The Australian Terrier was brought over to the US sometime
in the late 1800's. Like all breeds there are breeders years before us that
have established their breeding line's and as we all do try to improve the breed litter by
litter. History is important to
evaluate, but only the breeder of the two dogs is responsible for the litter
they produce, both good and bad results. While I know there are many beautiful Australian Terriers in Scout's pedigree, with the exception of Crestwood Cracker Jack, GCH Dunham Lake Scoutmaster is the only other Aussie in his pedigree that has ever won a Best in Show. In fact, there have only been 15 other Australian Terriers in the history of showing the breed that have ever won a Best in Show in the USA. Scout is #16.
Our family has always done things on our own, for many
reasons. We take great pride in having been successful in our breeding program
with many top awards at several National Specialties, Best Bred by at Eukanuba, many more and now with the ultimate
show award, Best in Show!
A HUGE "Thank You" to the Steinmetz family and
Jackie Johnson, Scout's handler for making our dream a reality. Congratulations,
well done Scoutie boy keep them coming!
In : Dunham Lake Monthly News