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Watermark is a small hobby operation located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.  The dog population here is kept small, and all dogs reside in the house.  Heather Gould is the human behind the kennel name, and is a charter member and president of the local ASCA affiliate club, Heart of New York Australian Shepherd Club (HONYASC), as well as being a member of ASCA and AKC parent club USASA.  

Watermark breedings are planned with an emphasis on health and temperament first and foremost, followed by correct structure and exquisite movement.  In order to keep the numbers low at home, most pick puppies are placed in co-ownership homes where their best attributes can be shaped and showcased on a more individual basis.


At this time, I do NOT breed Miniature American Shepherds, which are NOT a size variety of the Australian Shepherd, but a distinctly separate breed.    


  • Crush has been bred to ASCA Ch AKC GCh Runway Private Eye,  "Grimm", for a litter due around Halloween 2022

  • Toga has been out on the road with Jillayne Karras for some time now, and at last check was 2 points from is Bronze level Grand Championship.

  • Toga has some gorgeous babies at Hightide Aussies born September 5, 2022!

  • Group 1 win for Toga at Hockamock Kennel Club under Judge Mr. Richard Lashbrook for this exciting start to his specials career!

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