We advocate for the health and longevity of our Australian Shepherds through selective breeding, raw food diet, minimal vaccinations with titer testing, holistic health care, mentally stimulating and physically active lifestyle.
Growing up our family was active in the local 4H Club with projects in sheep, poultry, horse, and horticulture. We proudly raised purebred CLRC registered Suffolk sheep under the farm name “Cerdinen Livestock”. Our 4H experiences included travelling throughout BC to Fall Fairs, Exhibitions and 4H sponsored events. Many of our achievements were recognized with ribbons and trophies. These experiences encouraged the development of public speaking abilities, various husbandry techniques, flock management skills, breeding practices, as well as judging, showmanship and leadership skills. These valuable skills have been an asset to my involvement in the dog world. It only seems appropriate that we would add a herding breed like the Australian Shepherd to our family.
I'm a proud member of the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA), and affiliate clubs: Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association (CNASA), and Australian Shepherd Club of British Columbia (ASCBC). MountainAsh is a permanent registered kennel name with ASCA. “Mountain Ash”, commonly called Sorbus aucuparia or Rowan, is a species of deciduous tree or shrub in the rose family that produces white flowers and red berries.
I have been fortunate to attend many workshops, clinics, seminars and classes with some of the best in their fields. It has been a pleasure to attend obedience seminars with Monique Anstee and Sylvia Bishop, conformation handling and conditioning workshops with Joy Henderson, nutrition and reproduction seminars, Structure in Action (puppy puzzle, structure and gait) seminar with Pat Hastings, dog behaviour seminar with specialist Jean Donaldson, herding clinics and lessons with Lynn Leach, Marti Parrish, and Kristin Thomson. Many thanks to Ann and Bruce of Trekhond Kennels for their friendship and incredible support! I'm beyond grateful to my mentors, trainers, family, and friends.
I've always had a passion for photography and MountainAsh Aussies are regular subjects of interest. I share many images through this website. Find us on Instagram @mountainashaussies for even more photos!
If you've had an Australian Shepherd in your life you already know these dogs create a special place in our hearts. My life wouldn't be complete without an Aussie to share it with. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments. Enjoy our website!