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Hall Of Fame Dam #5: Ch Casadey S’mplelife Starvalley

Hall Of Fame XDam #2: Ch Casadey S’mplelife Starvalley

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Puppies arrived March 22, 2023!

Sybill & Caztiel are the new parents! Sybill whelped 6 robust pups on March 22.  Her litter consists of 3 black tri girls and 3 blue merle boys.
Eyes opened and the pups are curious, bold and friendly. Stay tuned!


Blue Merle Male
Black Tri Female
Blue Merle Male
Black Tri Female
Black Tri Male
Black Tri Female

Sybill & Caztiel



Ridgestars Tessomancy

OFA: Good
CAER: Clear
PRA: Clear
HSF4: Clear
CEA: Clear
DM: Clear





Ridgestars Supernatural Dark Angel

OFA: Excellent
CAER: Clear
PRA: Clear
HSF4: Clear
CEA: Clear
DM: Clear


* * *   Ridgestar Achievements   * * *

Ridgestars Salute to Independence
CGC ,RON, ASN, AJN, ATN, RATN, CGC, Certified Pet Partner

Indie is the loving companion of owner/handler Darla Gentry. Before moving to Panama with Darla in 2013, Indie had done many training classes, and received his Therapy Dog Certification through Pet Partners(Delta Dog). After moving to Panama, Indie and Darla have been able to return to two MASCA National Specialty shows, 2014 and 2016.

At the 2014 MASCA Nationals, with no prior actual show experience, Indie was  High in Trial Rally Obedience dog, High in Trial Agility Dog, qualified for his Herding Instinct certification, 3 winner’s dog- altered, 1 reserve winner’s dog – altered, 3 Best of Winners-altered, 1 Best opposite sex  – altered and a 3rd place in the Extreme Aussie Games.

In 2016 Indie and Darla returned to the MASCA Nationals again, where Indie was High in Trial in Rally, Obedience, Acrobatics, and 4th place in the Extreme Aussie Games.

This year, while on a family winter vacation, Indie was introduced to Barn Hunt, and he loved it. With only two lessons under his fur, he was able to qualify for his RATN, and has two legs towards his open title as well. His fastest time so far in Barn Hunt is 26 seconds! He also learned flyball on his vacation, and really enjoyed that, too.

Indie has an ‘I can do it’ attitude about everything he is introduced to. He is probably one of the most even-tempered dogs around, and most importantly, Darla’s best buddy.







MASCAThrough MASCA, the parent club and registry for the Australian Shepherd of the miniature variety, the mini Aussie remains a size variety of the Australian Shepherd, with a continuous gene pool. The dogs will NOT become a separate breed, UNLIKE the AKC Miniature American Shepherd. Dog owners and future owners concerned with maintaining Australian Shepherd heritage, instinct, temperament and type in a mini Aussie, are invited to contact MASCA for additional information about the club and its goals.

A MASCA mini Aussie:

  • Is not registered with the AKC as a breed other than an Australian Shepherd
  • Is not the same as the AKC/FSS Miniature American Shepherd
  • Is the true Aussie of the miniature variety
  • Will always be an Aussie

MASCA is NOT seeking recognition as a Miniature American Shepherd with AKC/FSS.

MASCA will protect the integrity of the MASCA registry and continue to register Australian Shepherds of the miniature variety. We are true to the heritage of our dogs.


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From time to time I retire dogs from my breeding program. Each of them is special in their own way and would LOVE to be the center of attention with folks who have the time for a canine companion. If you are interested in availability, please contact Mona Cooper at 360.303.8787 or


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Bellingham, WA
(360) 303.8787

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