I am involved since now tweny years to produce some usefull dogs for the farm owners. I beleive that the Australian Shepherd can be one good help if the capabilities to work the stock are selected. I do all the health tests, DNA included. I strongly think that the only valuable breed standard is the working hability. Everything else bring us in the wrong direction to protect our breed. I think that we should talk about training. We should talk about trialing. We should talk about tips to involve our knowledges and habilities to handle our dogs. We should learn to use the whistle. We have to be proud of our breed and take the time to show their capabilities, their good sides ( switch on and off and house’s gardian, good partneship on the day to day work on the farm, etc ) For me it’s clear that I cannot doing a day of work without my dog beside me.