Revelaire's Spirit of Kai RNX NJC AKC RN CGC TKN and Lanae take Altered
Winner's Bitch for a Three Point Major and Loyal Spirit's True Friend (at
almost 14 years of age) takes Reserve Winner's Bitch under PBJ Erin Swain at
ASC of MI shows. Photo by John Beals
ALT-CH Leb Raah Faith Girl CD NAP CGC loved and cherished by her girl Lanae (age 8)
Photo by John Beals
Loyal Spirit Sedona Sunset RS-N JS-O CGC ASCA Major Pointed
Loyal Spirit's Raven Sky NA JS-N JJ-N RS-N DNA-VP ASCA Altered Major Pointed
HOF Leb Raah Misty Blue CD/CD RS-O GS-N JS-E OA OAJ NAC TN-N CGC ROM I DAM DNA-CP
working with mom on not being so pushy. Look at Misty's Happy Face! What a good girl she is.
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 40 + years. As a kid growing up we had several aussies that shared our lives with us and were cherished family members. 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. We had raised 1 litter in 2003, 1 litter in 2005 and 1 litter in 2007.
Lanae and Lane playing in the snow with Gracie and Sedona