THE SHOPES & THE MCDANIELS

671 Langley Road, Estancia, NM 87016-8032

505.384.2547

(legendsranch@hotmail.com)

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Legends Star Ruby CD RN STDs OTDc (HOF Winnie daughter)

 

All our dogs are DNA'd, microchipped, & have breeding clearances

Scroll down to meet our dogs and their progeny

 

LEGENDS & STARN TITLED PROGENY

Here you can meet ALL the titled offspring of our dogs & the folks who titled them

 

 

Stud Contract

These dogs stand on a limited basis to approved bitches:

 

TALON

(linebred Hangin Tree/stockdog)

WTCH Legends of Teewinot's Talon RTDds PATDsc

MAX

(Versatility Bred/VCH Claugene grandson )

CH Legends StarN MaxAMillion CD OTDdsc RE

EDI

(linebred Vest & Hangin Tree/stockdog)

WTCH Graingers Everedi Legends Edi RTDs PATDsc

SIMBA

Legends StarN King of the Jungle (up&com'n puppy)

 

 

FOLLOWING ARE OUR INTACT GALS:

 

ALLY

Legends Rite Up My Ally STDdc OTDc

KARMA

BISSp CH Legends StarN Magic Happens

BEYONCE

Legends StarN Destiny's Child (up&com'n puppy)

 

ALTERED

or

AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

FOLLOW

 

 

ALTERED

GUS

WTCH Las Rocosa Western Legends RTDsc PATDs

CLAUDIA

Legends StarN Lady Claudia

 

 

RAINBOW BRIDGE

BANDIT

HOF VCH WTCH CH Shope's Goodnight Bandit CDX RTDsc HS HX

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CLAUGENE

BISSv VCH WTCH CH Lady Claugene Shope CDX RTDsc HA ROMIop

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MISTY

VCH WTCH CH Trueluc's Misty Blu Shope CDX

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ROSY

WTCH Diamond S Legends Rosy RTDs

 

 

RETIRED (residing on our ranch)

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PEPPER

Diamond S Pepper, age 12

 

 

 

CO-OWNED

RESIDING WITH COOWNER OFF SITE

FYI: Legends & StarN do not ask for puppies back on their coownerships . These pups below were gifted to our friends:)

 

coowned with Betty & Kalla Jaco/Pulley resides in Wisconsin w/Marie Murphy temporarily/he's close to his VCH title

PULLEY/STUD

CH Legends Boomvang RS-O JS-O GS-N NAC OAC NJC NCC CD OTDc ATDds (our Max's brother)

 

coowned & residing in Maryland with Becky Leuth, under 2

KUNA

coowned & residing in Tennesse with Andrea Hoffman, under 2

REMY

LINKS TO ALL OUR DOGS ARE IN YELLOW ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE

Max at play/HOF Winnie son/VCH WTCH CH Claugene grandson

 

 

CH Legends StarN Max-A-Million CD OTDdsc RE

Max training for obedience

Max competing in conformation (athletic, moderate, typey, working instinct - living up to his awesome pedigre)

OUR KENNELS

Legends is Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc. Hall of Fame Kennel No. 42 and also United States Australian Shepherd Assocation Hall of Fame Kennel No. 6 . Legends is owned by Steve & Anne Shope. Steve & Anne started in purebred Australian Shepherds in 1992, but owned and worked crossbreds prior to that date. Their foundation stock: Claugene, Bandit & Misty were among the first 15 versatility champions in the history of the Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc. Legends boasts not only man's best friend, but also merit winners in both ASCA and USASA, finals winners and competitors, search & rescue dogs, therapy dogs, working dogs, performance competitors, and champions, specialty premiers, multi-registry championships, plus two very close to their versatility championships.

StarN is owned by Stephanie Shope-McDaniel. Stephanie has co-bred litters with Legends. StarN is close to earning its hall of fame with many progeny earning titles in conformation, obedience, agility and working and showing tremendous promise in search & rescue plus therapy.

We list all dogs owned or co-owned by us. We purposefully keep our kennels downsized so that all dogs get individual attention and lots of love and the best well care our money can buy. Sometimes we gift our six or seven year old altered adults to a home where they don't have to compete for attention. These homes get a well-trained well-socialized dog to join their family. Most of our Aussies, however, retire here in the lap of luxury, spoiled rotten into their golden years enjoying the ambiance of the ranch life. All get individual attention & love daily. We are a family of three adults and one junior handler. Someone is always home to tend to the dogs and the ranch. Please come visit us if you are in our vacinity.

You'll hear quality over quantity. We believe in both!! Quality of well care, feed, training, time, environment, family, opportunity, genetics, ... and quantity of love, feedback, time, support, opportunity and education. We are members of Ask Tell (hit the link on the left), participating in breed studies and disclosing genetic issues. As you probably noted, we are also judges, clinitians, authors, and mentors.

We don't breed often so you'll have to check in periodically to see if we have a litter planned or on the ground. Normally you'll find we have one litter per year (periodically we'll have two). Most pups are booked well in advance of any whelping. Our breeding stock and competition partners have hips & elbows certified, eyes cleared, periodically thyroids checked, plus all breeding stock here is DNA'd certified or verified. Pup's eyes are cleared prior to them going to their new homes and if dna'd, the parentage will be verified. Our Questionnaire is mandatory to be considered for one of our pups or adults. All pups and adults are sold, placed or co-owned on our Buy/Sell Contract.

Please understand we breed for high drive, temperament, attitude, bidability, and workability with sound structure. We are a family who understands this breed and values its rich history. Aussies are not a breed meant for every doglover or dogowner. Be sure that you have educated yourself about this breed, prior to adding one to your family. We encourage you to check out our links page. Please learn about the breed we have come to love and to which we have happily dedicated our time, love and money.

Please, if you add an Aussie to your family, give it quality of life and if you cannot, please give it back to the breeder or contact Aussie Rescue (see our links page) for assistance if you don't know who the breeder is for your Aussie. Understand that your Aussie will be a reflection of its genetics and your environment, the time you and your family spend with it, the opportunities you afford it, the socialization, training and exposure you provide, the parameters you set, the wellcare you supply, and the commitment you make to love it. Make it a lifetime commitment:)

We have a chatlist for our puppy owners and stud users plus other interested Aussie-lovers. Here one can share training tips, get advice on health issues, grooming tips, showing tips, and share brags, stories, and educational information. An Aussie-friend is just an email away:)

AUSSIE GENETIC HEALTH INSTITUTEASGHI

HOW WE CARE FOR OUR DOGS

PLEASE BE ADVISED (LEGENDS & STARN CONCUR WITH THESE STATEMENTS):

Australian Shepherd Club of America: "The Miniature Australian Shepherd, North American Shepherd, North American Miniature Australian Shepherd, and/or Toy Australian Shepherd breeds are not recognized as a  variety of Australian Shepherd by ASCA.  The club considers such dogs to be a distinct and separate breed and will not accept them into its registry. "Our bylaws state that ASCA's purpose is: 'To encourage members and breeders to accept one breed standard for  the Australian Shepherd as approved by the Club as the only standard of excellence by which Australian Shepherds shall be judged.' It is the mission of this club and the mission of its members to preserve the breed rather than change it."

United States Australian Shepherd Association: "Recently there has been a rise in the movement to breed miniature and toy versions of the Australian Shepherd. The Miniature Australian Shepherd and the Toy Australian Shepherd are not recognized or considered varieties of the Australian Shepherd by this organization, the United States Australian Shepherd Association, Inc.(USASA), or by the American Kennel Club (AKC).   Since these dogs are not AKC registered, they cannot be verified by USASA as purebred, and therefore are not considered Australian Shepherds by this organization. The USASA does not support the purposeful breeding of Miniature Australian Shepherds and Toy Australian Shepherds, and expects all members who have breeding programs to breed to the USASA/AKC recognized standard of excellence. The USASA further expects all members to be ever vigilant in the preservation and protection of the Australian Shepherd."

Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association: "Recently there has been a rise in the movement to breed miniature and toy "versions" of the Australian Shepherd. The miniature/toy Australian Shepherd are not recognized or considered varieties of the Australian Shepherd by the following Clubs and organizations: *the Canadian National Australian Shepherd Association (CNASA) *the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) *the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) *the United States Australian Shepherd Association, Inc. (USASA) *the American Kennel Club (AKC) *the United Kennel Club (UKC) Since these dogs are not CKC/ASCA/AKC and/or UKC registered, they cannot be verified as purebred, and therefore are not considered Australian Shepherds by this organization. The CNASA does not support the purposeful breeding of Miniature/Toy Australian Shepherds. The CNASA further encourages all members to be ever vigilant in the preservation and protection of the Australian Shepherd and recognize out Breed Standard of Excellence."
 

 

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