- 15 1/4 inches
- Sable & white
- Eyes certified normal
Andy was never my dog. The late Barbara Hagen Rieseberg (Silverleaf Shelties and
Talk author) discovered him and put most of his American points on him
in Colorado. I
lived in Wyoming at the time he made his appearance. I handled
him to his final 6 points, 1 major, to finish his American
Championship at the Oakland KC show the week of the National
Specialty in 1976. I bred him to my Ch. Sea Isle Clancey of
Sagebrush, UD, a breeding which produced Sagebrush Cindy of Roylin,
UD, who had 8 points, 1 major, with a Working Group 1, before her
owner unfortunately died of cancer. This was back in the days
before the Herding Group was split out from the Working Group by AKC.
A year or so after he finished, Andy went to visit Leslie Rogers and spent a
year in Canada. He finished his Canadian Championship during
that stay, and sired his twenty-one Canadian Champion offspring.
I don't know when or with whom he earned his CD title in either
country. His owner lived in western Wyoming and he rarely
At the time he finished his
American championship, Andy was owned by Farren B. Johnson, who was
also his breeder. Andy spent some time living with Barbara
Rieseberg, but she died in April 1980 the same week as our National
Speciality, and I lost track of Andy after that. He wasn't used
much in the United States. He had a very sound well-angulated body,
but even for that time an older style head. Although he was
about 15 1/4 inches tall, he was heavy-boned almost to the point of
Andy was fun to show, although
having been raised in rural Wyoming, he tended to be a bit nervous.
Except for the night he pulled a Beethoven album off the shelf and
chewed on it, he was pleasant and well-behaved around the house.