American Champion Thornapple Climate Controlled

Lorenzo wins Best In Specialty Show
under breeder judge Mrs. Pam Levin * May 2004!

The Contest of Champions is a prestigious, black tie event.
It is a competition of the #1 dog in each breed recognized by the Kennel Club.
It is a 3 judge system.  The judges were from Sweden, Slovenia & South Africa.

Congratulations Jayne & Wally Holligan for your prestigious win!


Black Tri Dog * DOB 07/13/98
Sire: CH Heatherhill Sweet Talkn' Dude
Dam: CH Thornapple's White Diamonds

Owned by Jayne Holligan * Tamworth, England
Handled by Jayne Holligan

Lorenzo loves the snow in Sweden!

Lorenzo is on Holiday in Sweden until December 2005!

Photo Gallery

Am CH Thornapple Climate Controlled

#1 PASTORAL DOG 2003 & 2004!!!!

Australian Shepherd Club of the UK #1 Australian Shepherd at Championship Shows 2001 & 2002 & 2003 & 2004

National Australian Shepherd Associations #1 Conformation Dog at Championship Shows
 for 2001, 2002,  2003 & 2004

Dog World/Pedigree Competition - Top Aussie 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004

Dog World/Pedigree Competition - Top Rare Breed Overall 2002, 2003 & 2004 and Ranked #8 All breeds for 2002.

Our Dogs/Eukanuba Top Aussie 2001 & 2002 &  2003 & 2004

Sire of 1st Australian Shepherd Puppy to win Best In Show Puppy at an All Breed Championship Show

click here for the "scoop" on Lorenzo!
Reserve Best In Show * 2004 Contest Of Champions * Best Dog * CRUFTS 2004
Best of Breed (entry 75) * Group 2 (2788 pastoral group) * CRUFTS 2002
Best In Show * NW&PB Championship Show 2002
Reserve Best In Show * NW&PB Championship Show 2003
Best In Show Rare Breed NW&PB Championship Show 2002 & 2003
Reserve Best In Show at SKC (Aug) Championship Show 2002
42 Best Of Breeds * 8 Group 1 * 10 Group 2 * 3 Group 3 * 4 Group 4
Best In Specialty Show * Australian Shepherd Club * 2001 * 2002 * 2003
Group 1 * St. Patrick's Day Show * Ireland

Applefire Australian Shepherds

Crufts 2002

Jayne Holligan * Applefire Aussies * sends photos from the UK!
Thought you might like these two shots I got today of Herdwick sheep I was out on the fell road at
Crummock Lake ... these are Alan's dads sheep ... I just love those Laal chunky legs and cute faces!
I have just finished building the basics of my new website . its still work in progress and am just
waiting for my upgrade so i can add some more pages ... as I want to include an Available, Bred By,
Gallery and Pedigree pages .... let me know what you think and any suggestions gratefully received ...
here's the link _

 ... Hugs, jayne xxx

Here are some more sheep pics that I took up at Alan's farm .... these are Alan's "boys" or "Tips" as they call them.

And the dog is Sam she is one of his sheepdogs .. she was standing the sheep off for me while I took pictures ..
in the picture a Herdwick had just stamped at her and she was eyeing it up to hold it there ... Hugs, jayne
They are all separated ready for breeding. The white one with the black face is a Northumberland/ Scotch Black Face.
The grey coloured one is a Herdwick ..... the man in the pics is Alan!

back cover * USASA Journal * March April 2004