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Latest News


  • Championship Show critique added. Photos  to follow
  • Exciting event planned for 2018
  • Open Show critique added. Photos to follow
  • Judges lists updated


  • Championship Show results added. 
  • Male Australian Shepherd looking for a new home

MAY 2017

  • ASCUK trip to the World Dog Show 2018 - flyer available

APRIL 2017

  • Gallery of Events held ~ photos throughout the years now being added
  • Limit Show results and critique added


Australian Shepherd Rescue

We are always looking for experienced dog owners to add to the waiting list who would like to offer lifelong new homes to an Aussie.

Please contact Julie (details below) or fill in the contact form if you would like an further information.

**Please note that Julie does have a full time job as well as being responsible for Aussie rescue. She will endeavour to answer all telephone calls, e-mails and enquiries as quickly as she can **

We currently have a 4 year old blue merle neutered male Aussie looking for his forever home.

Hudson had a great start in life but he grew quicker than he should have done (? food) and he had surgery on his hips which are now completely fine. He is very reserved with strangers but over time he does get used to new people, he also gets stressed in new situations. He hasn’t had a great deal of contact with children and I will not place him in a home with young children but teenagers he is great with.

He has turned and nipped his current owner a few times when he loses his senses when he sees other dogs. This is because she has grabbed him on the back of the neck and we think that he has thought it was another dog and he has retaliated. When he gets eye contact with other dogs he will bark and rear up throwing a total strop because he has been allowed to do this instead of learning controlled greetings.

He has been trialled and assessed with a muzzle on by an experienced trainer, on their own dog under VERY controlled circumstances. He went in for the other dog in the first instance but she retaliated and he ran away but within a few minutes they were playing. The dog trainer is confident that despite a long period of misdirection by other trainers, the dog has come through remarkably well and could be trained in the right hands.

He is not a greedy dog but will work for food rewards. He is not bothered by thunderstorms or fireworks however he does not like the pond vac, leaf bower, lawn mower or other machinery. He is not bothered about cows or sheep when out on a walk. He chases cats and would not recommend that he lives in a home with cats.

If you are thinking of using a trainer with Hudson, they will need to be familiar with the breed as he could not cope with any more misdirection. He needs firm but fair handling and positive reinforcement.

Please look past Hudson's colour and if you genuinely feel that you have what is required to give him a loving home, then please email me at

ASCUK have a dedicated Rescue Co-Ordinator who helps to find homes for unwanted Australian Shepherds young and old. The service is available nationwide and the service is supported by many volunteers who help with kennelling, transporting and raising much needed funds for the Rescue fund.

The Rescue Co-Ordinator is:- Julie Holligan who can by contacted by:-

Telephone:- 0161 718 9285 after 8pm (please do not leave a mobile number if you require a call back, unless urgent). Keep trying and your call will be answered.


A Facebook page for Rehoming Australian Shepherds has been set up and can be found at

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