Moonstone Australian Shepherds is a small hobby kennel located in the northwestern hills of Connecticut. I have been training and showing dogs for over 30 years. My introduction to the Aussie was back in 1984. I was attending obedience classes in Harwinton, CT. I met Diane Dodge of Meri-Mor and, at the time, Debbie (Partridge) St. Jacques of Beauwood. I fell in love with their two Aussies, Scout and Russ. I could not believe the brains and beauty of these dogs. I had to have one.
My first Aussie was a little black tri bitch from herding lines, Pine Needle Farms Lady Sheena from The Richardson’s in MA. About a year later I got a dog from Debbie, a Russ son, a red merle by the name of Ch. Rossy’s Red Rover, CD. I trained and trialed Rover. Rover was my heart and soul. I went to my first ASCA Specialty in Springfield, MA in 1986. I entered Novice A and walked away with first place with a score of 196.5. That was all I needed…the Aussie bug got me. Since then I have titled numerous Aussies and German Shepherds in both conformation and obedience.
Our belief at Moonstone is to promote an Australian Shepherd with a sound mind, good temperament, proper structure and breed type, intelligence and instinct. Our Aussies and our Aussie puppies are home raised. They are brought up with children, other dogs, and cats. We try our best so we can prepare them for the real world. Our dogs are ASCA/AKC registered.
June 1, 2018 - GCH TownHill In The Name Of Love “Bono” takes an Award of Merit in a stunning line up of dogs today at the GPWC! Thank you to Breeder Judge Kandy L. Boll.
May 13, 2018 - UKC CH Moonstone Terra-Blue Crank It Up "Colt" wins WD/BW/BOB over specials for a 3 point major out of Bred-by-Exhibitor class giving him his second major.
March 25, 2018 - GCH TownHill In The Name Of Love "Bono" goes Best of Breed at the PWCCGS Supported Entry and then onto a Group 4 in a fabulous group of herding dogs in Edison, NJ.
March 24, 2018 - Very happy to announce that GCH TownHill In The Name Of Love "Bono" finished his Grand Championship today in Edison, NJ!
March 18, 2018 - "Typhoon" won two Altered Best of Breed wins at the ASCNE Winter Thaw shows in Seekonk, MA.
December 9, 2017 - Colt goes Best of Breed over specials at the Easten Dog Club in West Springfield, MA under Judge Mr. Jon Cole for a 3 point major from the Bred-byExhibitor class, his first time stepping into the AKC ring at 16 months of age.
November 11, 2017 - RoXXXanne finished her AKC Championship at the Framingham Kennel Club show in Boxborough, MA under Judge James Albrecht, with all points from the Bred-by-Exhibitor class.