Aussie Style--What is it?
For over a quarter of a century, documentation supports that Australian Shepherds have historically filled a niche unique from all other commonly used breeds. Different from Border Collies, Kelpies, and Australian Cattle Dogs (the four most common working dogs), Aussies are known for their style of work.
Please explore the items below, arranged in chronological order, to get an overview of the historical view of "Aussie Style."
Working Style By Philip C. Wildhagan, ASCA Historian, History of the Australian Shepherd - (ASCA Yearbook 1957-1977, pg. 11-6) Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Aussie Style by Mari Taggart (Editor of the American Sheepdog Journal) from the Spring 1976 Aussie Times page 25 Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
The Australian Shepherd: A Good Herding Dog by Lee Larochelle, Larochelle Bros. Cheviots and Australian Shepherds, Rochester NH, reprinted from Vol. XXXXVI, No.l, January-February 1978, of the Mid States Wool Growers News.)
From All About Aussies by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle, first edition, page 45 Copyright 1985 by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle
Quote from Jeanne Joy Hartnagle, ASCA Yearbook, page I-27 1957-1977 Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Quote from Jeanne Joy Hartnagle, from "Finals Competition" by Cee Hambo
Quotes from Notes from the Stock Pens--The Working Aussie, what is his Style? uncredited author, assumed to be Red Oliver, from Aussie Times, July/August 1987 pp. 91-92 Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Terminology by Kathy Hoyt-Warren originally published in the Aussie Times Jan/Feb 1991 p. 35 Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Working Style--Aussies vs Border Collies By Jeanne Weaver, Aussie Times, January-February 1993, page 68 Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Comments from Jerry and Sharon Rowe, J Bar D Kennel, Berthoud, Colorado, 1993 Australian Shepherd Annual, from an interview in the "Australian Shepherd People" segment.
Excerpt from an article by Roger Stevens called A Tale of Three Aussies, Aussie Times, January/February 1994, pp. 75-80
What is the Australian Shepherd? by Terry Martin, Slash V Working Australian Shepherds, beginning paragraphs of article printed in the Ranch Dog Trainer Magazine 1994
The Working Australian Shepherd: The Aussie Outrun and Style by Terry Martin, from the Ranch Dog Trainer, Feb/Mar 1997, pp. 38-42
Quote from "Q & A" from the Ranch Dog Trainer, June/July 1998, pp. 35
The Australian Shepherd as a Sheep Dog by Mari Taggart Morrison, From Ranch Dog Trainer, Dec '98/Jan'99 pp. 8-11 (with quotes from Rick Pinney)
The Australian Shepherd Working Cattle by Sherry Baker, From Ranch Dog Trainer, Oct/Nov '99 pp. 42-43
Working Styles, Manners & Methods by Kyle Trumbull-Clark, from the March-April 2002 Aussie Times Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
The Stockdog Corner by Terry Martin, from Aussie Times, July/August 2002 p. 61 Copyright 2001 Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc.
Why I chose Aussies by Norm Andrews, Nebraska, April 2004