Best in Show!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Under: Dunham Lake Monthly News

Best in Show!

Grand Champion Dunham Lake Scoutmaster "Scout" our first bred Champion, Grand Champion, Multiple Group placing, Multiple Reserve Best in Show and now our first Best in Show!

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 program.

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 grooming skills.

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!

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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