November News

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Saturday, November 14, 2009 Under: Dunham Lake Monthly News
Hello and Welcome to my new Blog!

I plan to use this blog to update you on news from Dunham Lake Aussies at least monthly.

Plus any important matters concerning dogs health, proposed legislation changes that have an impact on our dogs, news worthy topics. If you have a topic you would like to share with other Aussie people, drop me an e-mail at

Fall, our favorite time of year here in Northwestern Wisconsin.  Soon coming to an end are nice sunny days, a bit of a wind and the colors of the leaves are breath taking.  It's a busy time of year for us too as we prepare for winter. 

The rain that we so desperately needed all summer, has been making up for it the last few weeks.  Not great when you have aussies that don't want to get their feet wet!  As we stand out in the rain with them I can't help but wonder, who has trained who?! 

October was a very exciting month for show News: 
  • Ellie our 10 year old Junior Showman, finished her dog Dakota to her Championship. She had a very good 4 day show in Rapid City South Dakota. Dakota (our female) took two majors that weekend.
  • Kaih came in reserve winner to a major as well. 
  • Lydia with her Australian Shepherd Molly, took reserve winner to a major, her first significant win! It was very exciting!
  • Ellie came in 1st place Junior two out of four days!
  • Ellie showed one of our friends aussie, Luna and came in reserve winner to a major!
  • I showed for the first time and took a major with Dakota.

We met really great Aussie people and made some life long friends at this show.  We toured South Dakota, visited Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Custers National Park, just to name a few. It was a really great trip!

It's been a great year for us, but I'll save the recap for my December News. 

We are excited about our upcoming litter due mid December, more details to come on this.

At this time of Thanksgiving, we have much to be thankful for, our family, friends and of course our wonderful Aussies!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!


In : Dunham Lake Monthly News 

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