One of the 1st Mini American breeders - Gottabe has been awarded the coveted title of "Breeder of Merit" by the AKC -
Blue Ribbon Breeder since 2000!
Multi-generational, extensive health clearances -
Stirling finishing his AK CH with another 5 point major @ the Lizard Butte Show in Boise, ID under judge Robert J Shreve
Me-n-Sterling at the Grass Valley show, 9/16. Stirling received his first Barn Hunt title that weekend. Love this pic - thx Cindy O.!
Stirling winning another major in Sacramento, CA, 4/16
From This -
Comes This -
Mult. Ch/AKC Certificate of Merit, Passions Gottabe Darkfever Jerico, "Barons" (above) & son major pointed Sapphires I've Been Spotted @ Gottabe, "Stirling"
One of my Gottabe puppies - now @ 15 years of age, Gottabe's Sparkling Cider, OTCH, MACH7. Owned & loved by Kay G.
August, 2015 - Just 3 weeks from a long awaited re-union with Cider, @ 15 she passed on to the rainbow bridge. Gottabe's Sparkling Cider retired from agility at the ripe age of 12 with her MACH 7. She was the first Miniature American Shepherd to have completed both the highest obedience title of OTCH, AND a MACH in agility 7 times. Although I was unable to see Cider, I was able to finally meet Kay @ the MASCUSA Nationals in St. Louis, MO, September 17, 2015
Mult. Ch/AKC Certificate of Merit, Passions Gottabe Darkfever Jerico, "Barons" & son major pointed Sapphires I've Been Spotted @ Gottabe, "Stirling"
- our passion is producing dogs with both beauty, and the ablity to perform in both the conformation & performance ring. In addition, we breed only those dogs passing extensive health clearances. We are not large, only exclusive and enduring. Our dogs truly have it all!!
Mini-Americans have entered the AKC Herding Group - A new AKC breed, but not new to us!! Catch Gottabe in the ribbons!!
News Flash!! -
Gottabe was established in 1994 with our first aussie, Jazmin from Sunshine Aussies. Our first breeding was in 2000 & produced, Mult. CH. Gottabe's Spot The Winner, Multi. CH. Simon Says Fairplay, OTCH MACH7 Multi-agility-titled Gottabe's Sparking Cider, and our wonderful Gottabe's Ima Makin U C Red. These crosses started the foundation of my kennel. Gottabe's goal for my minis is to consistently produce wonderful, affectionate, intelligent, healthy, biddable Aussies with a height range of 16-18" and weighing 22-35 pounds (though we don't always get what we want - ask any parent of a teenager!). We are now on our 4th generation and have produced many multi-titled conformation, agility, herding, obedience, Rally-O, and family companion extraordinaire! In addition, ALL of our breeding dogs have multiple generation health clearances also. Located in Nevada, but serve CA, OR, UT, WA and most of the US (including Alaska) & even "over the pond" in the UK!!
Conner - with me, Princess - with JR & Smoke - With Cyndi (Blackbriar Mini Aussies) @ 2008 Nationals
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DeeDee winning 1st place, Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed Owner Handler and then Group 1, Terrier OH Group! She went on to finish her CH with another major the next day! So proud of our 1st homebred mannie!
Above: Mult CH. Gottabe's I'm A Fool for You, "Ava"
Gottabe's Dressed to the Nines, "Finn" - A NOAA son
Multiple CH. Passion's Gottabe A Storm Chaser, "NOAA" (16") What an awesome guy!!
Our goal will ALL breedings we do is to produce dog of sound temperment, body & mind. A longtime breeder once told me, "Breed the best to the best and hope for the best". How true!!
Gottabe Australian Shepherds & Miniature American Shepherds - Aussies of A Smaller Size! Reno, Nevada (775) 425-4040
Mult. BIS/MASCA GR/NAMASCUSA GR/UKC/NAKC Amer. & Canadian/Int./Nat'l CH Hthrlz GB A'spots Highlander, "Conner" 12/9/2002-6/28/2013
I was so blessed to have you in my life.