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NH Breeder to be awarded a commendation from the Governor

January 12, 2011

On January 18th at 12 in the  lobby of the Legislative Office Building, a commendation from the Governor will be presented to Leslie Frank, the New Hampshire breeder and owner of the Australian Shepherd that won BIS at the 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championships.

This shines such a positive light on dog breeders and everyone is welcome to attend. It’s a great way to support dog breeding in NH

If you know you will be there in advance please rsvp by email.  Hope you can make it.

For more information about Leslie and “Reckon,”  see this Foster’s article:

Local Australian Shepherd takes Best in Show

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Courtesy photo Leslie Franks with Italian and American Champion Propwash Reckon, seated, and two of his male puppies at their Kensington kennel.

The annual American Kennel Club Invitational Dog Show was held on Dec. 4 and 5 in Long Beach, Calif. (The show will be televised here Jan. 23). Best in Show was awarded to a dog bred and reared within 25 miles of Dover, by a woman who has been devoted to this breed since long before they were recognized by the American Kennel Club.

Leslie Franks of Kensington has lived with and loved Australian Shepherd dogs since 1975, when the family kept a small herd of sheep, and she decided that a Herding dog would help manage the sheep. Her first Aussie was a dog from California (where 12 generations later, her many-times-great grandson won in Long Beach). Due to her hard work and diligence, now people around the world who seek exceptional Aussies come to Frank’s Propwash Kennels.


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