Latigo Farm Oklahoma Latigo Farm Oklahoma
Australian Shepherds and Miniature American Shepherds are wonderful dogs full of energy and devotion... they love their family and are happiest spending time with them.  It can be anything from competing in agility or canoeing down the river or just a daily game of fetch in the park. They live for your companionship and need you to make room for them in your daily life.  In return your dog will be one of your best friends and return your love.
We specialize in a small breeding program that has emphasis on producing puppies that can go to families who want to do everything from herding, jumping thru agility courses, jetting thru flyball, summersaulting for frisbee, hiking thru the trails,  traveling buddy and most of all one of your  best and devoted companions.  Herding and agility is the main focus for our breeding program but our puppies also excell at being your best buddy! 
Our minis are registered in UKC and in AKC as Miniature American Shepherds 
 HOMEHerding Training VideosOur Herding Dogs2015 Herding Trial Results2014 Herding Trial Results2013 Herding Trial Results
JeanFalinaTuxLukeBlastThe Gift
What to ExpectE MAIL Puppies 2016Past Puppies

                          Pedigrees are the blueprints of a dogs bloodlines.
 Each of our dogs have extended pedigrees that I have spent hours researching. 
        
Melinda Stevenson
   Broken Arrow
      Oklahoma
  918 557- 2349
                  Ten Percent discount given to any family in the military, fireman, policeman, emergency responders and teachers K-12 grade
   Out site is now undergoing a reconstruction, not all links are working yet. We have a lot to talk about and share with you about the dogs from Latigo Farm, so please stay tuned and check back soon!.  




    Come Back Soon!
Click the link above to hear some great podcast on canine health issues




    NOTE: The Miniature American Shepherd was recognized in May of 2011 by the American Kennel Club, and entered Miscellaneous on June 27th, 2012.  Full recognition will be in July  2015, in the herding group.  Miniature American Shepherds are now eligible to compete in AKC Herding trials, Agility trials, Obedience and Rally.
They were accepted into UKC January 2015 in the herding group! 

         AKC Miniature American Shepherds and Australian Shepherds from Latigo Farms in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
We specialize in herding and performance dogs.  We host herding trials, herding clinics and offer herding training.  Check out our herding training video page
Click here for all the 2014 Herding Trial Results 
Thank you to all the competitors and Judges who were able to attend in 2014! 
We appreciate your entries and appreciate our judges for their expertise and enthusiam for herding!

AHBA Trials 
March 22,2014 Judge Dave Strictland
October 05, 2014 - Judge Susan Abrams
AKC Trials
April 26 & 27th, 2014 Judges Kent & Lori Herbel
November 15 & 16th, 2014 Judges, Linda Holloway & Dana MacKenzie

2014 Clinics were hosted by Kyle Smith, we sure appreciate Kyle for coming to Oklahoma to teach!
HERDING TRIALS

HERDING CLINICS

HERDING DOGS

Scroll on down for herding trial premiums, herding trial results and herding clinic information
Kyle Smith Herding Clinic 
Dates for 2017: 
April 22 & 23rd 
October 14 & 15th

In 2014 Latigo Farm had a few fun days, matches and exercises drills where competitors earned awards! One such day was a drive for our local food bank and the entry fee was canned goods or products. That was fun and we raised a lot of food!
I am so blessed to be are able to host trials and offer herding practice and training here at Latigo Farm.  Herding is a passion and sharing that passion with others is so rewarding. We have several different breeds training with us and all levels of handlers.  Thank you to everyone for spending your herding days with us at the farm.
We also raise one to two litters per year, the puppies are bred to work stock and other performance events.  Puppy owners have free training on livestock for life!
 AKC Herding Trials on April 25 and 26, 2015
         Judges: Susan Abrams and Bonnie Daley

AHBA Herding Trials June 6 and 7th, 2015
          Judges: Dana MacKenzie & Laura De La Cruz

 AKC Herding Trial Oct 3 and 4, 2015  
         Judges: Lori and Kent Herbel
     A Course Sheep and Ducks for both days!
 
AKC Herding Judges Seminar preceded the October trial and was presented by AKC Herding Field Representation Alison Ruhe on Oct 2, 2015
 HERDING TRIALS & JUDGES FOR 2017 
Put these dates on your herding calendar!

AKC Farm Dog Certification Test (Sunday)
March 27th - 2 separate Tests Judges: Kim Sykes & Mindy Stevenson

AKC April 29-30 adding B Course Started ducks and a Brace class!
Dana MacKenzie (both days)
Entries Open Feb 18th

AHBA June 3-4 - 3rd Annual Belt Buckle Challenge
Roberta McKowen DVM
 Ken Theus

AKC October 7-8 Fall Trial
Molly Wisecarver
Mary Wisecarver

AHBA November 18 -19 Turkey Days Trial
Rachel Vest
Lori Herbel 

Herding Clinics were presented by Kyle Smith throughout the year.  We are grateful that he shares his knowledge with us here at the farm.
2015 Toys For Tots Fun Trial!  
We collected a lot of toys and had a blast running some very difficult courses
Clinician Kyle Smith durin the January 2016
Next Clinic with Kyle is May 14-15th
 Two days of Herding Test/Trial –
PT & A Course Sheep & Ducks (3 Levels)
Farm Dog Certified Test (Limit to 6 dogs)
Silver Award for Senior Dogs( 9 yrs old and older)

Saturday, October 1, 2016 – AKC Event #2016701915
Judge: Deborah Harling Stull, AKC Judge’s #94627
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - AKC Event # 2016701916
Judge: Deborah Harling Stull, AKC Judge’s #94627
Judge: PT Sheep/Ducks, Farm Dog – Linda Holloway AKC 
Judge’s #ZF501 

See the premium below
 Fall AKC HerdingTrials. 
Oct 1 and 2, 2016

Photos from the June AHBA Trial are here
 https://melindalou.smugmug.com/AHBA-Herding-Trial-June-2016/
Photos from the April/May AKC Herding Trial  are here
 https://melindalou.smugmug.com/AKC-Herding-Trial-April-30-May/

Results are posted here!
Belt Buckle Challenge won by C-Horse Gee and Joyce Hryekewicz
 Fall AHBA Trial here at the farm! 
November 19 and 20th! 

SATURDAY JUDGE: Karen Trimble (San Antonio TX)
SUNDAY JUDGE: Linda Holloway (Ponca City, OK)

Herding Ranch Dog (HRD) I, II, III - Course map and description enclosed
Herding Trial Arena Dog (HTAD) I, II, III Sheep - Course 1 with a Gather and a Shed 
Herding Trial Arena Dog (HTAD) I, II, III Ducks - Course 2 with a Gather and a Shed 
Herding Trial Arena Dog (HTAD) I, II, III Turkeys - Course 2 with a Gather and a Shed 

AKC FARM DOG CERTIFICATION TEST
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
TWO TEST / ONE DAY
2016 TRIALS BELOW - PHOTOS AND RESULTS!
  Two days of Herding Test/Trial 
PT Sheep & Ducks,
& A Course Sheep & Ducks (3 Levels)
& B Course Ducks (Started Only)
Non-Regular Brace Class A Course Sheep Only
Silver Award for Senior Dogs

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – AKC Event #2017701901
Judge: Dana Mackenzie, AKC Judge’s #ZD586
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - AKC Event # 2017701902
Judge: Dana Mackenzie, AKC Judge’s #ZD586

Event Site: Latigo Farm, Melinda Stevenson
27560 E. 77th St S., Broken Arrow, OK 74014

***** UPCOMING TRIALS ********