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The Dog Show Journal

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Monday, July 20, 2015, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 


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Sportsmanship, A New Low.

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, April 18, 2014, In : Dog Health and Current News related topics 

A new low through Social Media, in the world of AKC Sportsmanship

Click on this link and read the full published article in the Canine Chronicle.

What some well known exhibitors are capable of doing, the amount of energy and time to discredit another exhibitor is beyond my understanding. It's a dog show people! It's suppose to be fun and a way to evaluate your breeding program.
 



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Dunham Lake Australian Terrier Philosophy

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Thursday, January 30, 2014, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 
Just thinking this morning... I don't usually share personal feelings I might have on my open pages for the world to read, I save that for my secret/private DL family group. (If you are not yet a member, private message me and I will send you an invite theresaagoiffon@msn.com). But waking up this cold winter morning, to my 8 Aussies all around me, the snow coming down, the fire crackling, my daughter working on school work, I feel truly blessed and wanted to share our philosophy as a breeder ...
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Best in Show!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : 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 evaluati...


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Best in Show Daily Visits with Ellie Goiffon

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

Posted in: ProfilesTerriers | January 18, 2012 at 6:04 am

Interview by Christi McDonald

It is our great pleasure to introduce Best In Show Daily readers to one of the many talented young people who are contributing to the sport of purebred dogs. Ellie Goiffon has been enjoying plenty of success with her home-bred Australian Terriers, and we’d like to share her story with you.

Ellie and Gabby in Orlando.

1. Can you give us a brief bio of yourself, including your involvement showing dogs so...


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Dunham Lake Australian Terriers 2011

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

Dunham Lake Australian Terriers look back at 2011!


What a year it has been for Dunham Lake Australian Terriers.  We started 2011 with finishing our girl Kaih, to her championship and ending the year with winning the Best Bred-by Australian Terrier and 1st Award of Excellence, at the annual  invitational only, AKC National Eukanuba Dog show with our first Bred By Champion Dunham Lake Gabriella Touched by an Angel "Gabby".

There were many accomplishments and some tragic news along the way...


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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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The First Australian Terrier Puppy Cam!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Helpful Tips 

 

This is not about "self promotion" or " puppy sales" that's not the intent in any way. All of our puppies have their forever homes, as it is, we have a hard time keeping up with the demand for one of our puppies.  Anyone with a computer, a webcam and a bit of computer sense could do what we have done.

Actually, truth be told, my 12 year old daughter Ellie did the research, picked the web stream provider and got it all set up. Thank you Ellie :)  Yup, that's the truth. But it does take...


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Grand Champion Dunham Lake Scout Master "Scout"!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

We are proud of all our Aussies at Dunham Lake Australian Terriers, whether they are Grand Champions, Champions, show dogs in training or simply a loving family companion.  Our focus is and always will be about breeding healthy, well socialized Australian Terriers for families.  Sure, we share our excitement when our dogs do well, either in conformation, obedience or the joy we get from an email or a call from one of our families sharing a story about their Aussie that came from us.

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Looking for a responsible Australian Terrier Breeder?

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, April 15, 2011, In : Dog Health and Current News related topics 

What can we do as a breeder to improve the health and temperament of our puppys?  Heatlh Testing how Important is it?
Once again the Popular Sire Syndrome, is addressed, which is quoted to be "the greatest threat to overall breed health and vitality". Some breeders are ignorant to this serious problem.  Here are some bullets that address these questions and a link to the complete newsletter from the AKC Canine Health Foundation.


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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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Holiday Wishes from Dunham Lake Aussies!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

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Australian Terrier Grooming 101

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Helpful Tips 


New blog with updated tips for grooming your Aussie can also be found here:
http://dunhamlakeaustralianterriers.com/aussie-talk/grooming-your-australian-terrier

It's not easy if you are a new Aussie owner trying to find a groomer that knows how to properly groom an Australian Terrier. I learned to groom by asking other aussie people, looking at many photos of properly groomed aussies and just practice.  

When we were new to the breed, there wasn't anyone near us to help us with hands-on trainin...


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Weekend Dog Show Results!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

It was a great show weekend in Oshkosh Wisconsin for Dunham Lake Aussies!

Beckham our Champion won Best of Breed two days out of three and was awarded three Grand Champion awards!

Kaih our Champion in training, won Best of Opposite and Winners!

There were 8 Australian Terriers competing at this show. 

It was the first time we decided to use a Professional Handler and did so on just Saturday.  We hired Susan Kipp, who we greatly respect as a Professional Handler.  She was successful in ...


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Ring My Bell!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, March 5, 2010, In : Helpful Tips 


(Teddy,owned by Jan and Duane, Bred by Dunham Lake Aussies, pictured above at almost 1 year, was potty trained easily)

It would be nice to keep the guessing out of knowing when your 4-legged friend needs to go outside. Some dogs, like our Aussies, come up to us and stare at us, one has a certain bark he makes, yet another will sometimes jump up at us and when she does, you know it's time to run to the door. 

Every pet owner eventually figures it out and looks for the signs from their dog, but ...


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What do you feed your Australian Terriers?

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Saturday, February 27, 2010, In : Dog Health and Current News related topics 

Recently, I was approached by a supplier of an all natural dog food line wondering if I would consider selling their products on our website. The sales woman was quite pleasant and educated in pet food in general and of course her product line, which was produced by a Veternarian so I agreed to sample it. 

The product was all natural didn't contain corn, high in protein and it was clearly fresh.  Our dogs really liked it. 

This product isn't available in stores and shipping fees I felt were ...


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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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Integrity

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Monday, January 11, 2010, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

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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What's it like to show your dogs?

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, In : Helpful Tips 

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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Potty Training Your Aussie!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Saturday, November 14, 2009, In : Helpful Tips 

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?

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Saturday, November 14, 2009, In : Helpful Tips 

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 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