Burgie was a champion Australian Shepard. We bought him from a breeder in in Pacheco in 1992 as 3 year old pup. When first introduced to us, he came and sat down before us with his warm grin. He was normally very shy because he had different colored eyes which people stared at. At bench shows he just turned around to face the wall.
Initially Australian Shepherds were not included in American Kennel Club shows, but a year after we adopted him they began to include the breed. He quickly became an AKC champion in 1993. We didn't show him ourselves, but took him to the breeder for them to show. He later became a standard specimen for the breed for AKC judges.