Why Aussies ....

Loyal Spirit's Raven Sky JJ-N NA DNA-VP, Lana, and Loyal Spirit Sedona Sunset BOBp
Photo by Perry Photography

I grew up on a Quarter Horse Farm where my family raised, trained, showed, and bred quality quarter horses. The farm was "Powell's Misty Acres." My parents were both AQHA Judges for many, many years and my father, Larry, was a National Director of The American Quarter Horse Association. I grew up riding, training, and showing horses and playing Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis…but since age 12 have always had an Aussie in my life! My parents, Larry and Nancy, took me to Hartnagles, then in Boulder Colorado. For my 12th Birthday they purchased a little Blue Merle Puppy out of HOF Ch Las Rocosa Shiloh and HOF CH Las Rocosa Sadie Blue. This little girl, who was shipped to us in August of 1978, became the center of my world. Her registered name was Las Rocosa Sadie Lynn… and I became forever hooked on this breed of dog called the Australian Shepherd. Sadie lived a good life and we shared 15 special years together. Sadie died on October 12, 1993. She will forever be my most loyal and devoted friend.

Aussies have been a big part of my life for 31 years. As a kid growing up we had several aussies that shared our lives with us and were cherished family members. Most of the time we only had 3 aussies at any given time, they worked for a living and were devoted and loyal beyond compare. Those aussies were Missy, Sooner, Rocky, Tex, Skira, Shantay, Sadie, Cheeno, Sasta. We, (our family) raised a couple of litters of puppies in the early 80's. It wasn't until 2002 that I started showing and competing with my aussies. In 2003, I applied for the Loyal Spirit Kennel Name. So, as you can see our Kennel Name is somewhat new, but I have been dedicated and devoted to a breed I love and have shared my life with for 31 years."

Our first litter of Loyal Spirit Puppies were born on October 12, 2003...10 years to the day that Sadie passed. These puppies are very near and dear to our hearts.  Our second litter of Loyal Spirit Puppies were born on April 20, 2005.  Our Third Litter of Loyal Spirit Puppies were born on October 28, 2007


Lanae and Lane playing in the snow, on Valentines Day, 
with Caitland's Heart of Grace NA NAJ RS-N JS-E GS-N and Loyal Spirit Sedona Sunset

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