Tyson is #1 Miniature American Shepherd!!!
OTCH SANDY CREEKS WANNA BE LIKE ME UDX4 OM6 BN GN LOVINGLY KNOWN AS (TYSON) IS THE NUMBER 1 MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD, ACCORDING TO AKC!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS VERY YOUNG TEAM. AS TYSON’S BREEDER ALL I CAN SAY IS MY HEART IS FULL AND RUNNING OVER. I REMEMBER THE DAY MARA (WHO WAS 9 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME) AND HER MOTHER SHANNON CAME OUT TO OUR FARM TO SHOP FOR A PUPPY. WE DECIDED THAT TYSON WOULD BE A GOOD FIT. BOY WAS HE EVER. TOGETHER AS A TEAM THEY ARE NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING. TYSON IS THE ONLY MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD TO HAVE HIS OTCH TITLE. LAST YEAR TYSON AND MARA TOOK A SECOND AT THE NOC, THIS YEAR THEY WON IT AGAINST SEASONED HANDLERS. THEY WERE ALSO INVITED TO THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB SHOW AND TIED FOR THE WIN IN ONE OF THEIR CLASSES. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ANYONE, BUT MARA IS ONLY 16 YEARS OLD. EVERYONE HERE AT SANDY CREEK IS SO PROUD OF YOU MARA. YOUR DEDICATION TO YOUR LITTLE BLUE DOG AND YOUR SPORT IS AMAZING!! WE WISH YOU THE VERY BEST IN 2019.
Tyson Wins Again
At the 2018 AKC Region 10 qualifier, Sandy Creek’s Wanna Be Like Me (Tyson) got a perfect 200 in Utility B on Friday and ended up being HIT with a 200 and HC. He also was High Combined Sunday. On Saturday, he had scores of 199.5 in open and 199 in Utility. Tyson also got a 199 in Open on Sunday. Then, he ended up winning the entire regional qualifier with 1191.5/1200!! Wow!! He is the first MAS to get a 200, which he now has 2 of. He is also the first MAS to win a regional, and last year he was second! He also broke 300 OTCH points this weekend, another breed record. He actually is tied for the highest regional score among all 10 qualifiers in the country!
WAY TO GO TEAM TYSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON AN AMAZING JOB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Current and Upcoming Litters
Bold Legends She Blue Me Away (Saverya) and Tahoe puppies arrived November 13, 2018. They will be ready for their forever homes January 8, 2018.
Sandy Creek’s Regal of Bold Legend (Bristol) and Bold Legends Jack Pot (Jack) puppies arrived November 26, 2018. They will be ready for their forever homes January 21, 2019.
Stay Tuned for more details.
Rocky, who is a Shalay/Trooper offspring,is #2 agility Mini Aussies in the country. He is on our Honors page. Our dear sweet Tyson is also a Trooper offspring out of Presley. He did an outstanding job at the Westminster. We would really like to see some of these puppies go to serious performance homes.
Welcome to the breed of Toy / Miniature Australian Shepherds. These dogs have the same wonderful traits as the standard Aussies, but come in a compact size.
Aussies are a truly versatile breed. Not only are they agile working dogs they are also intelligent animals and make superb family companions.
A very endearing quality of the aussie is their intense desire to please their owners. This makes them quick learners and loyal friends.
Our puppies are family raised underfoot and socialized with children and all the other farm animals. Every puppy from Sandy Creek is crate trained, guaranteed to be healthy, and up to date on vaccinations and worming.
Aussies are a very special breed, and deserve special people. Their character and whimsical sense of humor place them in a class by themselves.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoyed it. If you are ever in the area please stop in and sit a bit. We would love to visit with you.
A DAY SPENT WITH YOUR AUSSIE IS A DAY SPENT WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND !!
Mara and Tyson at Westminster
Mara and Tyson competed in the Westminster Masters Obedience against 24 other outstanding teams of NOC Champions and OTCH dogs. The competition consisted of 2 parts: The first being an obedience run with a total of 200 points possible. Mara and Tyson tied to lead that section of the competition with a 196. The next section was a freestyle competition where they performed a very correct display of obedience while Tyson also displayed some of his tricks as a circus dog. Overall the team did amazing, placing 6th. An amazing accomplishment for a 15 year old and her self-trained dog!
Thank you Wanda and Sandy Creek Aussies for all of your support and promotion of this young and up-coming team and for raising this amazing display of the versatility of the Miniature American Shepherd. Tyson is a TRUE testament to the TOP NOTCH breeding program Sandy Creek Aussies is so well known for!
– Shannon Wacker (Mara’s Mom)
MARA WACKER AND SANDY CREEK’S WANNA BE LIKE ME LOVINGLY (KNOWN AS TYSON) ARE HEADING TO THE WESTMINSTER!!!!!!! MARA IS A WHOPPING 15 YEARS OLD. WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHED YOUNG LADY. WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF THE YOUNG TEAM. GOOD LUCK !!!
Gisele Wins Grand Championship – November 2017
GR CH Sandy Creek’s Tangled In Blue (Gisele) Won her Grand Championship November 18, 2017 at the Minneapolis Kennel Club Show.
December 2017 – Rocky Gets His MACH
On December 17, 2017, at the TCVESSA agility trail at On The Run, under judge Dawn Glaser-Faulk, Sandy Creek’s Rock My World got his MACH. Big thanks to Fusion Training Center and my instructor, Michael Teh. It has been a wonderful journey, and a fantastic first agility dog! Someday we may finish our OTCH, but for now we’re having too much fun running!
OWNED AND TRAINED BY CAROL AUTHUR!!
ROCKY’S SIRE IS WANNA BE MAN IN BLACK (TROOPER)
ROCKY’S DAM SANDY CREEKS DEBONAIR (SHALAY)
Dasher Wins – November 2017
Dash had a good weekend November 11-12 at UKC Nose work trial at For Your K9 in Melrose Park, IL. We got our Superior overall title and vehicle, exterior, and interior element titles. Four, 1st places and two, 2nd places. The interior search was a Master element title and it got us a high in trial too. The weather was very cold and was raining for our vehicle searches but Dash didn’t care. He had fun, he really enjoys searching.
Dash is owned by Roni Thielsen of Menlo, IA
Tyson – Region 10 NOC Qualifier – October 2017
Here are some pictures from the Region 10 NOC qualifier, which is an additional qualifying route to the National Obedience Championship in march. Tyson was already qualified, because he’s the number one mini in Obedience, but still was fun! We were second overall, in a very impressive line up of experienced handlers and dogs!!
We won utility Friday with a 199.5/200. We were second in both open and utility Saturday with 199’s. We were 3 in utility with 198+ Sunday and 4 open with 196.5. Overall, we had 1186.5/1200. We qualified 6/6 which is awesome! Thank you for my wonderful boy, who makes my life complete!
Sandy Creek’s The Adventure Begins (Journey) Places at 2017 Nationals
In obedience in Novice B Journey received a second place ribbon and qualifying ribbon at the first trial. At the second trial she received a first place ribbon and qualifying ribbon. These two legs finished her CD at Nationals.
In rally we showed a total of four times. Two in advanced and two in excellent. She qualified three out of times in the ring. She received three qualifying ribbons and one each second place, third place, and fourth place ribbons in rally.
Journey won high scoring Novice dog all levels, all trials combined. She received two qualifying ribbons for “Most Versatile MAS” and “Ultimate MAS” also.
She also got a qualifying ribbon for Herding instinct test.
Sandy Creek The Adventure Begins (Journey) is owned, trained and loved by Colleen Adrian
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM HARLEY!!!!
BRIANNA AND HARLEY WON A STATE FAIR TRIP
Brianna & Harley did an amazing job in three venues – showmanship, rally & obedience.
Brianna is a member of Saratoga Challengers 4-H Club, Winona County and showed Sandy Creek’s Let The Good Times Roll, call name: Harley (age 1 year old).
Wins are from the
Minnesota State 4-H Dog Show
Held September 23, 2017
Foundation Rally, Grade 3: BLUE
Foundation Rally judge: Lori Brama
Foundation Obedience Grade 3: BLUE
Foundation Obedience judge: Larry Reese
Novice Showmanship Grade 3: Grand Champion
Novice Foundation judge: Larry Reese
This is Breanna’s first year in regular 4H
BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ANOTHER VERY YOUNG TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WATCH FOR BRIANNA AND HARLEY IN THE SHOW RING!!!
See Harley’s Honors page for more information on this exciting puppy and win.
SANDY CREEKS TANGLED IN BLUE (GISELE) WON HER AKC CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 27TH AT THE ST. CROIX KENNEL CLUB SHOW IN LAKE ELMO, MN
Tyson Receives OTCH Title
Mara Wacker and Sandy Creeks Wanna Be Like Me (TYSON) received their OTCH title at the AKC show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota the weekend of July 22-23, 2017. They were also HIT with a 198 1/2, and HC. They won both open and utility to finish our OTCH.
Tyson is also the Number 1 MAS in Obedience rankings for the 2018 National Obedience Championship in March. He is the first Miniature American to receive this title since we have become known as MAS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS AWESOME TEAM!!!!! THIS IS QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR SUCH A YOUNG DUO. They purchased Tyson from me when Mara was only 9 years old. All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Mara your commitment and dedication to Tyson has paid off. Job well done !!!!
Mara and Tyson trained with Chucki and Gary Gatz of EZ dog training in Hutchinson MN, and Audrey Peterson of Litchfield, MN. I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to these trainers who made this possible. And to (Mom) Shannon who made sure Mara got to her training classes.
IABCA Puppy Champion
SANDY CREEK’S SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN (STETSON)
IABCA PUPPY CHAMPION
3 X BEST IN SHOW BRED BY PUPPY
Gisele Wins in Just 2 Shows
Sandy Creek’s Tangled In Blue (Gisele) won her UKC Championship at the German Shepherd Dog Alliance show the weekend of April 1 – 2, 2017. She did it in 2 shows!!!!!
Porsche Wins Group Second and Third
Sandy Creek’s Heaven Sent of Bold Legend (Porsche) won a group second and third at the UKC German Shepherd Dog Alliance show the weekend of April 1 – 2, 2017
Rocky got 1st in utility at a CDSP obedience trial on February 4, 2017 in Burnsville at Tails We Win: score of 198. He was tied for high in trial against a wonderful Golden and won it after 2 run offs.
Sandy Creek’s Tangled in Blue (a.k.a. Gisele)
Sandy Creeks Tangled In Blue (Gisele) took 4 BEST IN SHOW BRED BY AND A RESERVE BEST IN SHOW PUPPY at the 2016 North Star Autumn Sieger Show.
SANDY CREEKS WANNA BE LIKE ME EARNS HIGH SCORES!
MARA AND SANDY CREEKS WANNA BE LIKE ME (TYSON) AT OUR 2016 MINI NATIONALS
won highest scoring mini in advanced rally level, high in trial obedience dog, high in level open obedience, and highest scoring mini all trials combined obedience. They also won first place in open with a 198/200, and won rally with a perfect 100! Mara was also the ultimate junior handler 12-14, finished 9th in mv-mas with only two scores. They were 11th in the ultimate mini Aussie placing as well.
MARA GOT TYSON FROM ME WHEN SHE WAS 10 YEARS OLD.
SHE HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB TRAINING TYSON. THEY ARE BEST FRIENDS AND AN AMAZING TEAM. TYSON LIVES TO PLEASE HIS GIRL. I SEE A GREAT FUTURE FOR THESE TWO. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG WINS AT NATIONALS!!!!!!
SANDY CREEKS JUST DO IT (NIKE)
Elise and Nike got grand champion in obedience,
reserve grand champion in confirmation
and second place in Rally at the Sibley County 4-H
SANDY CREEKS TANGLED IN BLUE (GISELE) took 2 group 2, a group 1, and she took RESERVE BEST IN SHOW!!!!!! At the UKC Red Pine Kennel Club show July 1st and 2nd.
We feel incredibly Blessed to have raised such a wonderful little girl. She has very correct confirmation, an elegant mover, and loves everyone she meets. Gisele is very outgoing. The perfect recipe for a show dog!! WE CANNOT THANK JEANETTE WRIGHT OF BOLD LEDGEND AUSSIES ENOUGH FOR SHARING HER LINES WITH US.CURRENTALLY THE TOP MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERD IN THE COUNTRY COMES FROM HER BREEDING PROGRAM.WE THANK HER FOR HER MANY YEARS OF DEDICATION AND LOVE FOR THIS BREED. OTHERS THAT SHE HAS SHARED HER DOGS WITH GET TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF HAVING A GREAT ONE!! JEANETTE JUDGED A SHOW WE WERE AT IN PHOENIX, AZ IN 2012. SHE HAS BEEN A VERY DEAR FRIEND EVER SINCE.
GISELE ALSO TOOK 2 BOS AT THE DULUTH MINNESOTA KENNEL CLUB SHOW JULY 14 -17TH. AND TOOK FIRST IN THE PUPPY VARIETY GROUP.
Sandy Creek’s Tangled In Blue (Gisele) took 2 BOS at the Cambridge, Minnesota Kennel Club Show June 25th and 26th. Thank you to Judges Ms Gloria Kerr and Mrs Donna J Buxton.
SANDY CREEKS TANGLED IN BLUE AKA (GISELE)
Sandy Creeks Tangled in Blue (Gisele) did an amazing job at the 2016 IABCA North Star Spring Sieger Show.
Gisele is not even 4 months old yet and she won 3 Best In Show Bred By, 2 Best in Show Puppy. And she won the Grand Sieger!!!!!! We would like to thank the judging panel Jean Gau, Juliann Bitter, Carolyn Kruskey, and Dianna McCarthy. We would also like to express great gratitude to Jeanette Wright of Bold Legend Aussies for allowing us to bring her lines into our breeding program. It is an honor and privilege. I would also like to thank all my family and friends for coming out to watch the show!!! Photo taken by Kathy Gladen-Kocher. Watch for show pictures.
We won Best Family Group at the 2015 IABCA North Star Spring Sieger
In this class the judges evaluate the breeding stock and over-all program a breeder has for maintaining the standard for that breed.
Best Family class was won by:
Sandy Creeks Mayhem Like Me (Kojack)
Sandy Creeks Lucia. Her sire Kojack. Her Dam is Bold Legend Shez- A- Prize. Owned by Jeanette Wright.
Silvermist Maya Of Sandy Creek. Her sire Sandy Creeks Absolute. Her Dam is Bluegrass Sparkle. Owned by Joan Koskiniemi
I would like to give a BIG thank you to Alyssa and Martina for all of their help at this show!
Click to view larger image.
Kojack won best in show October 11 and 12, 2014 at the IABCA 2014 NORTH STAR AUTUMN SIEGER
SANDY CREEK’S LUCIA
SIRE GR CH SANDY CREEKS MAYHEM LIKE ME
DAM CH BOLD LEGEND SHEZ-A- PRIZE
OCTOBER 11th and 12th Lucia was shown in Hutchinson MN. at the IABCA North Star Autumn Sieger. It was her first time in the show ring. She won 2 Best In Show puppy, 1 Reserve Best In Show Puppy , 1 Best In Show Puppy Bred By, and 2 Reserve Best In Show Bred By
Sandy Creek’s Mayhem Like Me (Kojack) won a Best In Miscellaneous at the AKC show in Rochester, MN in September 2014