Northwind Australian Shepherds
"The Australian Shepherd is intelligent, primarily a working dog of strong herding and guardian instincts. He is an exceptional companion. He is  versatile and easily trained, performing his assigned tasks with great style and  enthusiasm. He is a well-balanced dog of medium size and bone. He is attentive and animated, showing strength and stamina combined with unusual  agility." 
ASCA Breed Standard

Northwind Australian Shepherds
(Whidbey Island Aussies)
Home to Best in Show Australian Shepherds.


We are located in the Great North West on beautiful Whidbey Island.
We are a  "hobby kennel" and remain small by choice.  our focus is the quality of our dogs. We strive to have the ultimate Aussie, beauty, brains and versatility.

I have been in the dog show arena since 1980. My first breed was the beautiful Great Pyrenees.  After getting married  we decided we needed a breed that was smaller  in size but retained the robust doggy dog personality we loved.  The herding breeds have always been our favorites for their incredible brains and versatility not to mention their  dashing good looks. We had German Shepherds for many years and when our last girl passed away we decided  to downsize a bit more and found the Australian Shepherd was the  perfect breed for us and the rest is history...

Member of

Australian Shepherd club of America

United States Australian Shepherd Association

Western Washington Australian Shepherd Association (Charter member)


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