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Natural Tails

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Sunday, December 16, 2012, In : Breed Information 
I am receiving several emails and calls from people wondering why some of our dog's tails are  docked, some are natural. Why and what is the reason? 

Those are great questions and I have an answer!

I had a litter of puppies born July 4, 2012. I had one male puppy of the litter promised to my very dear friend in Sweden. It is not legal to dock tails in Europe, Many breeders here in the US, just pick one puppy and leave the tail. Docking is done when the puppies are 3 days old. I didn't want to d...
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Grooming your Australian Terrier

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, November 11, 2011, In : Breed Information 

Australian Terrier Grooming Revisited
By: Theresa A.Goiffon
 
 

NEW! Visit my new grooming video and see the technique and tools I use to groom my dogs. Here is the link.


I would like to preface this with, I am by no means an expert groomer. I have learned to groom my Australian Terrier on my own. However, over the past couple years, I have also had the privilege to have a few experienced Australian Terrier Breeders and Handlers show me a few tips as well.

This blog was created because of the man...


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Australian Terrier Breed. Is it right for you?

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : Breed Information 


Is an Australian Terrier Breed right for you and your family?

Choosing a dog that is right for you and your family is very important. There are many factors for you to consider.  There are many breeds to choose from. Large dogs, small dogs, active and passive in personality.  What best fits your family and your lifestyle. It can be a difficult decision, but a very important one.  So, take your time and make sure you pick the best breed for you, remember they will be a part of your life for...


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Oh...Aussie's it's cold outside!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : Breed Information 

Beckham and Gabby love the snow!

Life in rural Wisconsin in the winter can be so enjoyable.  First there is the beautiful snow, which provides plenty of outside activities such as; cross-country skiing, ice-fishing, sledding and skating just to name a few. 

Along with these enjoyable winter activities, there is the bitter cold, which generally starts in January and continues until late February.

So the question is, how do dogs like this weather, more specifically how do Australian Te...


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Australian Terrier Breed Standard

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, In : Breed Information 

The Australian Terrier is small and sturdy with a blue and tan, sandy or red coat that is harsh in texture. They have a keen and alert expression and confident spirit. They are versatile in their work and living situations, making suitable companions in most environments.

General Appearance
A small, sturdy, medium-boned working terrier, rather long in proportion to height with pricked ears and docked tail. Blue and tan, solid sandy or solid red in color, with harsh-textured outer coat, a...


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Australian Terrier International

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, January 15, 2010, In : Breed Information 

I am so pleased to announce a new Australian Terrier organization has been formed, www.australianterrierinternational.org for everyone interested in this wonderful breed.

The Australian Terrier International (ATI) was formed by Aussie people from all across the globe. 

The mission of the ATI is to "Encourage and educate others about this grand little breed.  To foster co-operation Internationally. Whether you own an Aussie OR are considering one, are interested in showing or breeding an Aussie...


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The Aussie Down Under-Book review!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Monday, November 30, 2009, In : Breed Information 

As part of my youngest daughters 5th grade curriculum for history, she is studying the Eastern Hemisphere, which of course includes countries such as Asia, Antarctica, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, in addition to Australia, just to name a few.  It's been an interesting exploration for both of us. While we're not even mid-way through the year, we've had the pleasure of studying  many countries which included New Zealand and Australia. They are both wonderful and beautiful places which we pl...


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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