We would first like to thank Brittany with Hillside Australian Shepherds for seeing the mating compatibility between Roxy and Smarty. It is always important that we look at temperament first, conformation second, markings and then of course comparing OFA's Annual Eye Certs and the genetics for mating compatibility. It was the perfect match. Even though Smarty has proven him self already as a stock dog, Roxy is scheduled to start her herding career with Dawna Sims as PSR in 2019 to gain her titles. She will then start up her agility career soon after with BAAD of Bend.
When we originally met Brittany and Smarty we notice right off how easy going he was and that his overall conformation was excellent as he did take "Reserve Winners Dog" on February 2011 in the conformation arena. Both Smarty and Roxy have great conformation and incredible focus. We believe the sport Roxy will excel in would be Stock Dog work just like Smarty and Agility. The two, took fancy to each other so it was a love at first sight. Brittany "his owner" told us that he is very focused and extremely biddable and that both Smarty and Roxy are a lot alike. Brittany says "Roxy is her kind of girl."
We would also like to thank Pat Lambeth for her support and entrusting one of her dogs into our overall breeding program with our small kennel. Pat's HOF Kennel is in California called Little Spot who breeds stock dogs capable in many areas. Smarty has earned his WTCH, STDs, STDc, STDd, OTDs, OTDd, ATDs, RN, RA, OTDC, ATDd an ATDc and his Rally Advanced title as well. The puppies from this crossing are perfect for the family looking for a performance dog to compete or a dog for an active family and lifestyle.
We also looked at improving Roxy's pasterns as well which was another reason it was the perfect fit. Finding the imperfections of your dog and recognizing that, is what makes their offspring better which is improving the breed. The other feature we saw in Smarty was his incredible nature and the fact that he is already 10 years old with no health issues. If you do choose a "Smarty and Roxy" pup, don't be surprised if someone comes up to you and ask's you if you have a "Smarty" pup as he is more recognized within the community due to all of his earned titles. We hope Roxy will be recognized for her hard work as well some day.
Snapshot of Smarty's first two generations Smarty's 1st Generation
Smarty's 2nd Generation