Above photo is UKC BIS Champion/AKC Pointed Sandstones Enchanting (Celine). Owner handled by Sandy Sharpe Photo was taken October 2011.
Welcome to Sandstone Australian Shepherds. Home of Best In Show Winning Australian Shepherds with "superb" temperaments. We are a small show/hobby kennel located in South Carolina. Our kennel has indoor/outdoor heated and air conditioned runs. We also have very large fenced in areas for exercise and play. (Check out our Kennel on "Our Kennel" page.) We have owned Australian Shepherds since the year 2000. All of our Australian Shepherds are AKC/ASCA registered. We are proud members of The Australian Shepherd Club of America. We currently show our Aussies in Conformation in AKC, ASCA and UKC. All of our Aussies are free from communicable diseases and in good health and free of any known genetic defects. In the past we raised American Paint horses and American Quarter horses before Sandstone was born. We were known as Triple S Ranch. Our first Aussie was used here on the ranch and that is how it all began in the Aussie world for us. Since then we have fallen in love with the breed. Our first Aussie was NSDR registered. His name was Sharpes Cowboy Cody. He was a blue merle with blue eyes. He did a great job helping us herd the horses and helped us separate mares and foals when it was time to wean. He served his purpose here at the ranch even though he was only NSDR registered. He was out of the Las Rocosa bloodline.
We hope you enjoy our other Aussies that are on this website. The Aussies on this website have Mi-T, Heatherhill, Firethorne, McMatt, Briarbrook, Thornapple, Propwash, etc. in their bloodlines. We breed Top Quality Australian Shepherds that meet the Official AKC & ASCA Standard. Temperament is our Number 1 priority!!! We believe that all dogs need to be family companions before being a "show dog" or champion, because you have to be able to live with them before worrying about being a champion! Not all Champions have the "Total Package" that make it easy to live with either! Showing is our Hobby. Our dogs are part of our family first and foremost!
For more information about this wonderful breed, go to our "Links" page.
All of our Aussies that will be used for breeding, will have their eyes CERF'd by Certified Canine Ophthamologist and Hips & or Elbows OFA'd. Eyes are CERF'd yearly Hips are OFA'd at the age of 2 years old.
Our Aussies are not only CERF'd yearly, but our dogs Eyes are registered with CERF as well ! Go to our "Links" page and click on OFA for hip registration & click on CERF for Eye Registration.
We also DNA our dogs that are used for breeding! We do MDR1 (Multi Drug Sensitivity Test) testing on our dogs used for Breeding too!
HOME OF MULTIPLE GROUP WINNING AND GROUP PLACING
AKC CH. MI-T SUNBEARS NOBLE SAINT
" UKC BEST IN SHOW WINNER "
ABOVE PHOTO SANTOS WINNING BEST IN SHOW AT HIS FIRST SHOW IN UKC ON OCT. 9, 2011 OWNER HANDLED BY RUSSELL SHARPE
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UPDATED October 3, 2014