Aussie Talk

Australian Terrier International

January 15, 2010

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."

Also, all dues are donated to the Canine Health Foundation-Australian Terrier Health Fund!  How great is that!

As one of the originating Founders of the ATI, it's been a rewarding experience to work with other members of this organization who are working very hard to provide the best information about the Aussie. The Founding members of the ATI knowledge, experience and background in the Aussie breed is remarkable. 

I invite you to visit the site and if you are interested in joining to request a membership.  The first newsletter is already available it includes great information from how to pick a breeder, to health issues, to just cute photos.

Hope you find ATI a helpful resource.


 

Integrity

January 11, 2010

Every year I look at the mission statement of Dunham Lake Aussies and make sure it still supports our goals which are to raise healthy, sound temperament Australian Terriers for show or companion homes.  2009 has been a wonderful and interesting year in many ways.  In the Aussie world in which we are involved, by our peers, we have been challenged, harrassed, loved, stalked, included, excluded, welcomed, ignored, highly encouraged, commended and supported. Quite the range of experiences! Than...


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January News

December 24, 2009

Happy New Year and Greetings Friends!

We’re looking forward to 2010! It’s already off to a great start here at Dunham Lake Aussies! 

A few plans for 2010…
 
Introducing several of our beautiful puppies to the show ring! Mentoring and assisting our wonderful new families adopting one of our puppies.
     Support and assist our club. Continue to volunteer and offer support to our local Humane Society and Aussie Rescue. Attend many dog shows including International shows. A...


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December News Merry Christmas!

December 2, 2009


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The Aussie Down Under-Book review!

November 30, 2009

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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Don't feed me that!

November 20, 2009
During this time of year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, as we celebrate and feast on a variety of wonderful foods many, (guilty myself) tend to share a bit with our 4-legged friends.  While we think by giving our dogs "a special little treat" in celebration, it's really important for us to be reminded about what NOT to give them.

Here is something I pulled up on line that I thought would be a good reminder, some things like grapes and raisins, were new to me! If a grape of two roll off y...
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What's it like to show your dogs?

November 17, 2009

How'd you get started in showing dogs? What's it like to show dogs? I get asked these questions many times so let me tell you...

Our girls started showing our Aussies in 2007. We decided we have to start somewhere, so we jumped right into the ring (pretty much literally) and began showing our Aussies.  

Our first show was in St. Cloud MN, we didn't have any idea what we were doing. The girls wore tee-shirts with their dogs name on them and wore jeans (that's NOT how it's done :^). We thou...


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Dog Deaths and Blue Green Algae

November 16, 2009

My experience has been that the Australian Terrier breed LOVE to swim and they are good swimmers.  Ours jump off our dock, off the pontoon, are always with us in or around water catching frogs,  just playing in the water.  They love kiddie pools, even the sprinkler and fighting with the spraying hose.

Sadly, lake swimming is now something they won't be doing anymore.  This past July we lost our beloved Aussie Harley to Blue Green Algae poisoning.

Like most dogs, our dogs love to swim and catch ...


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Potty Training Your Aussie!

November 14, 2009

If you adopted a puppy from Dunham Lake Aussie's, your puppy began potty training at 6 weeks. By the time you receive your puppy from us at 12 weeks, he/she knows the concept, will go outside, but still has a month or so of consistent training on your part as well as maturing physically to be fully trained. Here are some tips on how to help you complete the training the training process.

The Australian Terriers we have raised and bred were easy to train  That's because we spend hours a day ...


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Considering an Aussie?

November 14, 2009

If you are thinking about bringing an Australian Terrier into your family, here are some things for you to consider:

Take the time and do some research, ask questions of breeders or people that have an Aussie. Attend a dog show in your area sometimes they are represented there. Read up on the typical personality of an Aussie and really check out the Aussie breeder.  Like most people, we have similarities and differences. Find a breeder that meets your needs with a program that benefits the ...

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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 other w 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 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 #2 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. In 2013 at the Australian Terrier National Specialty,held in Palm Springs, with 83 Australian Terriers entered, we were awarded Best of Breed, Opposite Sex, Winners Dog, and Select Winner's Dog. All bred and either owned or co-owned by us. We have been honored at the 2014 and 2011 AKC Eukanuba National's with the highest award for a breeder, Best Bred-by Australian Terrier and the 1st Award of Excellence. This win was awarded to our Bred by Ch. Dunham Lake Moon Dream "Miles and Gch. Dunham Lake Gabriella Touched by an Angel "Gabby" handled breeder/owner/handler, and my daughter, Ellie. 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