Dec. 2, 2019

From the Beginning with Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor

From the Beginning with Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor

The Origins of the Australian Shepherd


In this episode it is my honor to interview Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor, whose family was one of the founding breeders of the Australian Shepherd. Jeanne Joy is full of interesting information and history! It is so great to hear her talk about these dogs and how they were developed and came to be the breed we know now. 

If you are new to the breed, you will get valuable insight into what makes your dog tick. This is the story of where they came from and why they are so special. If you look way back into the pedigree of your dogs, there is a good chance you will find one of Jeanne Joy's dogs there. 

For those of us who know the Hartnagle family, it is a great pleasure to hear these stories over and over again and to learn more about these creatures we love. The working Aussie has a rich heritage. This is one interview you won't want to miss.

Jeanne Joy talks about where the Aussies came from (hint: It wasn't Australia) and how they came to be such an important part of our history as a country and played an important role in agriculture starting during the second World War. 

We discuss what the original Aussie breeders looked for in a dog and how they developed through some of the founding breeders and kennels.

Jeanne Joy is a published author of all things Aussie and she talks about one of her books, Stockdog Savvy.

Our conversation was so interesting and engaging it went really long- so this is only Part I of this great conversation. Keep your eye out for Part II coming soon! 

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