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2004 ASCA Nationals

Brandon and Talena have been involved together in Aussies since 1994.

Before that time Brandon grew up with Aussies and showed them at a very young age.  As a Junior he competed in Junior Handling, Conformation, Herding and Obedience. He worked hard and became ASCA's 1992 - 1993 All Around Junior as well as the Overall High Score Junior in Obedience.  He was also the High In Trial Junior at the 1992 ASCA Nationals.   He brought with him what became our foundation dog... Ch. Moonlight's License To Chill CD STDd CGC.

Talena grew up in a family that enjoyed animals but never had any real interest in dogs or showing. In Junior High she bought her first pure bred dog, a miniature Schnauzer. Together they joined a local dog 4-H club and it was an instant love! With a very supportive mother she started going to dog shows. In time she was introduced to the Australian Shepherd. It was love at first site and with the help of a wonderful breeder she purchased Bateham's Out of the Mist CD CGC which became Tri-Smith's foundation Bitch.

We have two wonderful children who also share our love of dogs. 

Mekenna has taken the show ring by storm and loves to train and show.  She is working hard to follow in her daddy's footsteps for an ASCA All Around Junior award.  Mekenna has accomplished multiple Rally, Conformation, and Obedience titles.  She is heading to the Herding arena next.....

Morgan just began showing in July of 2011.  He has since then accomplished his first CD on his dog Fashion as well as multiple Junior handling wins.

We as a family breed to exceed the standard. Our breeding goal is to produce a beautiful dog that is structurally sound and intelligent. We breed for Health, Temperament, soundness, and versatility. All of our breeding stock is checked for the following: OFA Hip clearance (We only breed Good or Excellent rated dogs), OFA Elbows, Eyes are checked yearly by a certified ophthalmologist and ASCA DNA Testing.  All of our puppies are sold on a full written guarantee. Dogs sold as pets are required to be spayed or neutered and are sold on limited registration. All altered dogs may compete at dogs shows in many events offered.

Litters:
We only have 1 to 2 litters per year. We chose sires and dams very carefully. Sires and dams are chosen for structure, temperament, genetic health, and over all conformation. Puppies are born and spend their first weeks in our home with us. All puppies are handled and loved every day. 
All Tri-Smith puppies are given their first shots and worming before they go into their new homes.  All Tri-Smith Litters are Registered with AKC and ASCA. 

Thanks for learning more about us! We are proud to represent the Australian Shepherd breed and invite any new comers to ask questions!

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Brandon

 1992 - 1993 ASCA All Around Junior

1992-1993 Overall High Score Junior Obedience

And to follow in his foot steps....

Mekenna

2011-2012 ASCA All Around Junior

2011-2012 ASCA Overall High Score Obedience