Note: Due to the huge file size of over 800 pages with over 700 photos this will never appear in print. It would simply cost too much. This was the very best way to present this at this time.
You can view it on a computer, tablet, or phone using the free Kindle App. If you don't already use the app or Kindle site, download it and request a sample of this book. The sample includes 80 pages (10% of the book) which will give you a good idea of what is included.
It doesn't include the index of all the dogs pictured, however. If you would like a pdf of the index shoot me a message.
Issue postponed due to the lack of editing time (I totally underestimated how much work this issue would be). Still accepting submissions. Especially looking for photos and stories that are ready to go and do not need to be written.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact me ASAP. Jean & I are happy to do any graphic editing or assist you with featuring your great SilverDust dogs past & present. Any stories about your dogs or about Deb Casey are most welcome! This is the best way to honor Deb's memory. She was all about her dogs. They were her reason for everything.
For those of you that are unaware, Deb Casey, who was the owner and operator of ACDSpotlight, passed away earlier this year. Her passing was a great loss to all who knew her.
Deb was an avid dog enthusiast, breeder, and trainer. She began training her first dog when she was a very young child, putting her first obedience title on a dog in 1969. Schutzhund and competition obedience captured Deb’s attention for a number of years as she actively titled her dogs often with high scores including a number of High In Trials. She has also worked as a veterinary technician and trained/trialed Rottweilers in obedience for a top breeding kennel in Colorado. Deb was also on the Board of Directors of the Australian Cattle Dog Club of America and is past editor of their well-received Quarterly Magazine. For the past decade, Deb was the owner and editor of the online publication ACDSpotlight, which focused on the Australian Cattle Dog breed.
As an Australian Cattle Dog breeder, Deb bred very few litters – only 10. Of those litters however, she bred 20 Champions of record and some of those hold obedience, herding, and agility titles as well as some working in SAR, therapy and tracking. Deb believed in keeping only a very few dogs at a time and insisted that ALL be house dogs. She often stressed the importance of training and socializing puppies so they become pleasant lifetime companions.
Deb was dedicated, passionate, opinionated, and kind. She will be greatly missed.