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About Riverwind Aussies


Welcome to River Wind Australian Shepherds.


In 1984 Michael was given a twelve week old blue merle aussie puppy for his birthday. Her name was Fiona. At the time Michael had a flock of sheep and as Fiona got older she helped tend the sheep. When Michael and I met in 1991 I was introduced to this wonderful breed. I had never met, nor will I ever meet another dog like Fiona. While Fiona never earned an obedience title, she was the most obedient dog I have ever seen. If Michael left her outside a door and told her to stay, it didn’t matter how long he was inside, when he came out Fiona was right there. In 1993 Michael and I married and he gave me a black tri aussie puppy as a wedding present. Thus began our love affair with the Australian Shepherd.


We are located in the Blue Ridge Mountains Sixty-five miles west of Washington, DC. River Wind is a small kennel dedicated to preserving the versatility of the Australian Shepherd. Our dogs are shown in Conformation, Obedience and Herding. We produce at most one litter a year. All of our breeding stock have their hips and eyes cleared to help insure that the offspring are as healthy as possible. Temperament testing is done with all of our puppies to help us match each puppy with the right home. Our companion animals are sold on limited registration with spay/neuter contracts and a cradle to grave clause.


We are always happy to answer any and all inquires.