About Us

Our roots for our kennel come from the Uwharrie National Forest in Albemarle, North Carolina.  Currently we are located in the aptly named town of Jackson Spring which is outside of Pinehurst NorthCarolina.   Uwharrie Australian Shepherds is a small hobby kennel dedicated to breeding and enjoying the Australian Shepherd.  The motto of Uwharrie Aussies is "Pretty is a plus, but soundness is essential" and we take this very seriously.  All of our dogs have health and genetic screening and we take pride in their wonderful temperaments as well.

Uwharrie dogs thrive in active homes and enjoy all types of activities and are a member of the AKC parent club, United States Australian Shepherd Association, The Australian Shepherd Club of the Carolina as well as many of the loacl all breed AKC approved clubs.  You can find Uwharrie Aussies at a local dog show or maybe out in a field herding sheep or ducks. 

Owner Shirley Shaver  has been showing and enjoying dogs for over 30 years and Australian Shepherds are her passion.  It is important to her that all of her dogs have the ability to not only meet the breed standard, but also have the inteligence, athletic ability and persoanlity to fit in a family.  She is also a small business women and professional dog groomer.  Her partner in crime is Tim Davis who finds nothing to e more fun then playing with the dogs and cleaning kennels.  "Pepe" Davis is a keeper!

Shirley's dogs excell in all sports (herding, agility, rally, obedience and conformation) and recently Shirley herself caught the herding bug!  While competing with her dogs is important to prove ability, nothing makes her happier than to see other's enjoy her puppies.  All puppies are raised in her home and well socialized.