In 1966, I acquired my first Aussie from Morton Colbert, a talented and colorful old cowboy, who owned the Sweet Water Roping Arena just north of Bonita, Calif. He had raised ‘Aussies’ since the 1920′s and used them to help with the rodeo stock. At the time, I was showing for Bob Bradley, Bonita Valley Farms, and my arab type pinto gelding Pancho up and down the west coast. Aussies had always been a fixture at all the events we attended. During the period right after WWII, when western riding and horse shows surged in popularity, this little ranch dog gained popularity with the horse people day by day.
Its been 45 years since that first little blue merle female. My early involvement with those great original type Aussies and with early ASCA, grew from unregistered ranch dogs to ASCA HALL OF FAME EXCELLENT KENNEL . I love a intelligent, devoted, working dog with natural stock ability. Through the years I have stuck with the tradational type Aussie. Their intelligence, beauty, soundness and the do-ability they possessed, as well as the genetic soundness, became more evident as the years passed and the breed gained in popularity. Having been involved with early foundation dogs of the breed, which were the basis for the early defination of breed type and then the drafting of the Breed Standard, approved in 1977 , I will continue to breed for the qualities that this early document portrayed in its original interpretation.
One of the original registering bodies for the Australian Shepherd was the International English Shepherd Registry (aka National Stock Dog Registry-NSDR) The Fairoaks kennel name was registered with them in 1969 and when the ASCA registry was opened in Aug. 1972 it was among the first registered kennel names in ASCA.
I love this new media. All those interested can now see my dogs since the beginning, my involvement in the breed and the accomplishments and titles they and their wonderful owners have earned. You will find more about our history and accomplishments on their allotted pages. Plus see pictures of alot of old style Aussies.
There is a lot to look at, so if you are inclined, grab a cup of coffee, sit down and get comfortable. Hope you enjoy ! Thank you for your interest in my passion.
Fairoaks Australian Shepherds
Hall of Fame Excellent Kennel
PRESERVING THE TRADATIONAL WORKING COMPANION
OF THE AMERICAN WEST.
Since 1966 !
Int'l Ch. Fairoaks Aladar
10346 E. 2600 N. Rd.
Potomac, Illinois 61865
217-286-3499Senior Breeder Judge
Fairoaks Chica Red tri female
Born June 06
Ch. Chulo Rojo Of Fairoaks HOF ROMX!!!
Red tri male 22 1/2"
OFA normal- eyes clear @14yrs.
Foundation sire and ideal of Fairoaks.
Born July 1973 to Sept 19, 1988
New Pictures and info. 5- 20-13 !
Hawk x Lilly 7wks 5-19-13
Available Adolescents, Males, Females
Born Mar 2011
July 21, 1993 - Aug. 16, 2009
CONSISTANCY THROUGH THE GENERATIONS.
Fairoaks Isis AKC UD, ASCA CDX
Owned and trained by Julie Arisco, Texas
Ch. Int'l Ch. Sir Santo Fairoaks Bluegrass
Owned by Sunny Jordon
WTCH Fairoaks Atoya CD
Many times HIT
Owned by Wayne Kirby, Ronnie Bates and
trained by Susan Abrams now owned by Susan.