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Sherry MacClennan and, GCh Corral West Feel The Sting, aka "Whip" Went Best Of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, on Feb 16th 2015. Our second red boy to win at this show. Wizzard was the first red to ever win there. Whip is a very special and handsome boy!
Coming soon; all ACDSpotlight ads will be place in a rotating banner on the front page of the web site. The ads will run in a rotating top spot for 3 months and will then be moving to a advertisers section. Your ads will be on the ACDSpotlight site instantly - no waiting for a future issue to be released. All upcoming magazine issues will have dedicated issues; a spotlight on herding champions; performance, photo history of the breed etc. Check back soon to see our new ads.
Herding: Jim Buzzard, Buzzard Australian Cattle Dogs
Jim Buzzard’s passion for the Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) began as a young ranch hand on a cattle farm in the early 1960s. He learned quickly that the better the quality of the dog, the more work it could do and the longer it would be around to do it! As an active cattle rancher, Jim’s passion for the correct Australian Cattle Dog continues to this day.
The very first Herding Excellent (HX) title ever awarded went to a Buzzard ACD named Ch. Buzzards Red Tubs. That dog also sired 90 champions, a record for Australian Cattle Dogs that has yet to be matched. The breeding program has also produced close to 400 AKC champions.
Jim and his daughter, Theresa Buzzard-Couch, and grandson, Colston Couch, were some of the first breeders to become a part of the AKC Breeder of Merit program. Jim has hosted a National Specialty and has traveled to Australia several times not only to evaluate new breeding stock for his program, but also to train local breed clubs in the formation of their herding programs. Jim also hosted the first AKC Herding Trial ever held, in 1990.
Buzzard Australian Cattle Dogs are living in many countries, proving their excellence by winning in conformation and performance events. Jim and his family have assisted many in the sport, including mentoring newcomers to herding and helping junior handlers learn how to show ACDs in the conformation ring. Jim is an AKC-licensed Australian Cattle Dog conformation judge and herding trial judge.
The Summer 2014 issue of ACD Spotlight has been released! Included in this issue you will find the copies of old photos that are in my original photo album published in 2001. Each upcoming issue will show about 100 photos from this album. Hope you enjoy.
Next issue will feature updates on all of the herding champions.
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The Winter 2013 issue of ACD Spotlight has been released. This issue features breeder interview; Cindy Cook, article on " Finding Barney ", and stud dog listings.
Look for the PHOTO CONTEST information for our first ever ACDSpotlight Calendar for 2015.
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from SilverDust Wizzard of Oz and Ch. SilverDust Down Right Wicked owned by Dave Campbell.
In this issue we will be announcing a new photo contest; this will be for ACD puppies, and the winners will be published in a first ever ACDSpotlight calendar and Ipad magazine. CHECK out the upcoming issue for more information.