Welcome to MCStorms, owned by Mike and Colleen Storms, We're dog lovers from
Washington State, located an hour south of British Columbia and the Canadian Border in
Twisp, WA in the Okanagan Region. We have a passion for raising a few dogs that make
wonderful life companions for the right people. Best in home is really more important
than Best In Show in our book! Our dogs are our "kids" these days.
In 2004, we bought our first Miniature Australian Shepherd from Heather Pozzi in
California and came to know our "Gennie". We fell for the breed, their hardy big dog
nature in a smaller package, quick minds, beautiful colors and easy coat care. Gennie
became a champion in conformation and has given us some great kids and grandkids,
many with our new MCStorms puppy families. We share our home with, train with, and
show a few of the puppies from our lines. We feel they are great representatives of our
breed, which has now entered AKC under the new name Miniature American Shepherd.
When we decide on a breeding, we are developing lines with correct Aussie type that
we would want to own, and we love it when we can share a few precious fur kids with
great people who want that devoted companion in their lives.
We have known the heartbreak of having health problems with our labs in the past, so
our first priority is to breed for good health. We have all our dogs' hips tested through
OFA or Penn-Hip, and all our dogs' eyes are CERF'd by a Canine Ophthalmologist. We
also test our dogs for MDR-1, DM, and PRCD/PRA, all hereditary concerns that can affect
our breed. We want you to be comfortable knowing, when you purchase a puppy from
us, we are breeding first for best health outcomes. And we have an agreement that
gives you solid health guarantees. Our contract is linked to our New Litters page.
Our second priority is to breed for sound temperaments and to practice training
techniques that make dogs good family members. We work with our litters from day
one to expose them to positive stimuli to build strong sociable puppies. We are
continuously working on the training part with our own crew; it’s a work in progress!
We are always available for questions and help to our puppy adoptive families.
We are proud to say that we have puppies and grand puppies that have achieved their
AKC, IABCA, and MASCUSA conformation championship titles, from Washington to as
far south as Arizona. We also have wonderful family companions, pups participating in
agility and obedience, as well as training to be Therapy dogs, living in the Western U.S.
and British Columbia, Canada. So, if you're looking for that special Miniature American
Shepherd puppy, whether as a pet, an agility or herding partner, or to compete in the
conformation ring, please feel free to contact us. We fly puppies safely after they are 8
weeks old, as well as offer delivery within Washington State or northern Oregon.
We are also open to helping the occasional person interested in showing and
developing their own line of quality minis.
|Mike & Colleen Storms
|Gennie, our foundation girl!