Terri Morgan has been in the breed long enough to have a huge impact, and thank goodness for that – her dogs are sound, she’s an excellent example of the kind of open and ethical breeders we hope to encounter, and, let’s face it, her dogs are beautiful. The thing that stuck out to me, that we didn’t cover in the interview, was her commitment to her family. She’s raising two generations of kids – and her daughter, Libby, has followed in her footsteps as an influence on the breed. She’s buzzing here and there to get them to school when she’s not working or playing with puppies and dogs.
In this session, we learn about:
- How exactly you pronounce Calais, her kennel name
- What it’s like working with co-breeders
- Some of Terri’s philosophies on how she gets the kind of quality she’s been getting consistently for a long time (hint: influential sires)
- How form meets function and the importance of keeping working instinct in the dogs
- Why conformation showing is fun, and how to get into it
- What exactly is breeding to a winning fad and how to avoid it?
Links and sources recommended:
- Calais – Carolina Australian Shepherds
- Female line / line breeding outline
- General dog anatomy terms
- “Get” = puppies out of dogs
- ASCA breed standard
- USASA breed standard
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