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Grooming Supply List

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Helpful Tips 
Many people contact me inquiring about what kind of grooming supplies I recommend. Here is a list of some basic tools that I recommend. Some items specifically the scissors and blending sheers I have not used that brand so I can not personally attest to them but they appear to be decent based on the price.

Hope this is helpful.

Here is a list of grooming supplies I suggest to anyone new and would like some basic and fairly reasonable tools to groom your Australian Terrier.

1 set Basic Frankling ...

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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 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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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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Grand Champion Australian Terrier and Junior Handler Featured in the Inter-County Leader

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

1st place Australian Terrier Junior Handler Ellie Goiffon and Grand Champion Ch. Benayr Just for Kicks' Beckham made headlines as the Feature Story in the "Currents" page of the Leader, our local Award Winning Newspaper in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Thank you to the Editor, Gary King for his interest in our story.

Click on article for larger viewing.

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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:

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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Temperment Testing Your Puppy!

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Helpful Tips 

We are a very hands-on breeder and will always be.  For me, it's the only way to really know each and every one of our puppies.  This is important when making the decision on which puppy would be the best match for their forever family.

From the moment they are born, I take great effort in studying, observing, holding and just playing with our puppies to make sure I know them. It's not just about "how they look" which is important, especially when considering a show/breeding puppy, but wha...

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Construct your own Whelping Box

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, In : Helpful Tips 

When we decided to breed our first Australian Terrier we had many things to consider, not only the breeding pair, but where will they be whelped which led to looking for a whelping box. 

We were fortunate that when we built our home a few years ago, we planned on breeding, so we have a really wonderful set up in the lower level of our home, which includes infloor heating, windows, a door to the exterior back yard, even a sink. 

My husband, the handyman, decided to take on the responsiblity ...

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AKC Grand Championship

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

Grand Champion Benayr "Beckham" Just for Kicks

We are honored and thrilled to announce that our dog Champion Benayr Beckham Just for Kicks is the 4th Australian Terrier in the US to achieve his Grand Championship Title. 

Beckham lives with us and is co-owned with our friend, Pamela Levy from Arista Aussies. Beckham has been shown by my 11 year old daughter Ellie. 

Several people have asked us about this accomplishment and how does a dog acheive this title.  Here are the details and requirements...

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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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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, grandmother, breeder and author. 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 now have 10 Australian Terriers and 1 Australian Shepherd an a Great Pyrenees. 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 or give me a call@ 715-689-2675. Thanks for visiting us! Blessings, Theresa