Steve and Anne Shope/Legends.........Stephanie Shope/StarN (email links highlighted)

Above sits A-CH Moxie (on Steve literally) and in front of Steve is WTCH HTCH Jase, both by our Garth (pictured below) x HOF CH Kismet


RTCH II Legends Country Strong Garth CDX/ODX UD STDs akc CDX


PROGENY (listed at this link are all our Legends & StarN titled Australian Shepherds plus their awesome owners)

LINKS (you'll find quick links to registries, clubs, titles, health, clearances, ...)

OUR RESUME At this link, you can find our accomplishments in many disciplines. Legends is a Hall of Fame Excellent kennel with Australian Shepherd Club of America, Inc. and Hall of Fame kennel with USASA (the AKC affiliate). StarN is Hall of Fame Excellent with ASCA. STEVE is a stockdog judge (ASCA and AHBA) and stockdog clinician (US and abroad). ANNE is a senior breeder judge in conformation plus obedience judge (thru open/utility approval is pending) and a senior rally judge (all levels) with ASCA. STEPHANIE is a senior breeder judge in conformation with ASCA (PLEASE NOTE: Stephanie is not taking assignments due to ongoing health issues with Lupus). The Shopes' history in the breed is included in the Australian Shepherd Annual (40 page interview including pictures).


Our Aussies 2019: (link to the left takes you to Edi, Garth, Candy, Moxie, Luke, and Buddy (our current housebuds and training/trialing partners) plus shows you several links to our well-known, overachieving foundation dogs like HOF VCH Bandit, VCH Claugene, VCH Misty, WTCH Rosy, ...)

OUR PHILOSOPHY (link to how we think dogs should be raised, loved, and handled)


NOTE: We sold our ranch late 2016. We miss it very much. Thank you to all of you who visited us there, sent in dogs for training and handling, who attended clinics or doggy camps, and to all who made the stockdog, obedience, & rally trials plus conformation shows held at our ranch such fun. We no longer breed dogs so if looking for our lines, we can refer you out to a breeder who has our lines if that's what you desire. Steve and I continue to compete with our dogs as our time allows - watch for us with Garth, Luke and Moxie. Garth stands at stud to approved, select bitches.

Below is a picture that was on the news during one of our beautiful NM snow storms at our ranch; it is one of our favorites so we've kept it up on this index page to our site. We are now located in the beautiful south valley of Albuquerque where we continue to train, trial and work our dogs on stock and train for and compete in obedience, rally and conformation.