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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 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.    


  • Toga can now be found residing and traveling with handlers Jillayne and Andy Parnell at Hightide Aussies.  He adores these humans and the job he's doing with them.

  • Tarot stepped out for three weekend with Jillayne and Andy.  She left home with a 3-point major under her belt, and returned needing three singles to finish AKC, and picked up a 5-point ASCA major to boot!

  • Some fun things are happening in the whelping box!

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