Great Dogs From Our Past

Australian Shepherd – Cash

Ch Sugargum Mdnite Gambler HT (Cash)

DOB 16/5/2000, Black tri, 22 1/2 inches, scissor bite, full dentition, Eyes: Clear, Hips: 0:0 Elbows: 0:0
Sire: Am, ASCA, Aust Gr Ch Moonstruck’s Star Slayer (Imp USA) / Dam: Am, NZ, Aust Ch Los Pinos Spotlight in Paris (Imp USA)

Cash has a very friendly nature wiggling his whole body when meeting other people and dogs.

He obtained his conformation Ch. title easily and also his Herding Instinct Test with two passes towards his Herding Test.

Australian Shepherd – Cher

Hotshots Wanna B-A Diva (IMP USA) (Cher)

Cher is a lovely bitch who has some great wins in the USA over high quality dogs before being imported to Australia. She has a great temperament and loves everyone she meets. Cher is a gorgeous red merle who flows across the ground with ease displaying a lovely side gate, a superb front and rear. She had some impressive wins in a very short time. Thank you to Becky Noe (Hotshot Kennels) for allowing Cher to come to me and travel so far from home. Cher has full dentition and a scissor bite.

Sire: CH Copper Hills Wanna B-A Hotshot / Dam: Antique Blue Iris

Australian Shepherd – Gideon & Spotlight

Multi-BIS& BISS. Aust Grand Ch, Am. & ASCA Ch Moonstruck’s Star Slayer (Imp USA). ASCV Hall of Fame (Gideon)

Born 5/11/94, Blue Merle male c/w, 22 inches, Hips Prelim. OFA excellent Eyes clear 2002.
Sire: Am Ch Bishop’s Echo of Calais / Dam: Moonstruck’s Jumpin For Joee

Gideon quickly obtained his American and ASCA Champion titles and was shown to Group status by Leslie Sorenson in the USA. Gideon has an easy going laid back style of temperament and takes everything in his stride. His movement is what astounds judges and onlookers, as he covers ground with ease. He has a lovely head and draws everyone’s attention like a magnet. He has been awarded countless “Best of Breeds” including many Royal wins all over the country, he also has numerous Best In Groups, Open in Shows, Runner Up In Shows and the Ultimate … FIVE BEST IN SHOWS.

A week prior to his death he was awarded the Australian Shepherd Club of Victoria’s ultimate prize; the ASCV Hall of Fame.

Aust, Am, & NZ Ch Los Pinos Spotlight In Paris (Imp USA) (Spotlight)

DOB: 21/7/93, Black Tri, 20 1/2 inches tall, Hips: OFA Excellent, Eyes: Clear

Sire: ASCA Ch Chanelde Center Ring Attraction / Dam: ASCA Ch Jubilee’s Gold Digger

A Lovely Foundation bitch for Sugargum Spotlight was imported in Whelp in 1997 to Kiko (Colorado How The West Was Won, owned by Leslie Sorensen of Colorado Kennels) a dog of very strong working lines (he herds horses for a living) who is closely line bred on ASCA Ch Jones Reddy Teddy. Kiko is a very dark blue merle and really stamped his type on the resulting seven pups. Spotlight was due to be released from quarantine the day she whelped and in true Aussie Style, she took only two hours and ten minutes to have her pups, with three strangers as mid-wives. We packed her and the pups up and brought them to their new home here at Sugargum where she continued with her excellent maternal instincts.

Prior to leaving the American shores Spotlight was entered in two ASCA shows where she obtained two five point majors, requiring only one more five point major for her ASCA Ch title. Spotlight’s show highlights in Australia include a multitude of Best of Breeds, Runner up in Group, 1998 Canberra Royal Bitch Challenge, Reserve Challenge and Open In Show at the first Aussie Shepherd Championship Show and Trial hosted by the Australian Shepherd Association of NSW. Spotlight also excels in playing with her dolly, and can be seen at home with it hanging from her mouth and her “butt” wiggling from her shoulders backwards.

In mid 1999 Spotlight took a trip to New Zealand and stayed with the owners of her daughter Matty from the “Top” litter. At her first show in NZ she took out Best in Group. She came home a little while later with her NZ Championship.