Kickapoo Australian Shepherds
Our introduction to aussies was through horses. Our shoer was
always accompanied by his aussies and we fell in love with them.
We got our first aussie in 1996 and have been hooked ever since.
Kaitlin came to live with us and the fun began. We talked about
showing Kaitlin and Kristie became Kaitlin's handler. We showed
Kaitlin to her ASCA, AKC, and INTL Championships. In 1998 we
registered the kennel name of Kickapoo Australian Shepherds.
We have been blessed with wonderful dogs that are full of love
Our beginning in aussies was in the conformation ring. Kristie
handled the dogs and Kathy did the behind the scenes work. There
came a point when Kathy felt the need to become a handler. Since
Kristie had the conformation part covered, Kathy entered the
agility arena. Today our dogs compete in conformation, agility,
stock. We look forward to the coming years of aussie fun in
all venues, and maybe even rally!
The question asked is where does the name Kickapoo come from?
Kathy has two passions, dogs and family history. A great grandfather
spent his youth in the Kickapoo Valley of WI. In his later years
he traveled around the South peddeling Kickapoo Indian Sagwa.
As we tried to find a kennel name that we could agree
upon, we kept coming back to Grandpa Will's story. Kickapoo
was a name we could agree upon. Kickapoo allowed us to tie dogs
and family history together .