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Board of Directors

President - Marc Moore

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My name is Marc Moore,

My life with the Australian Cattle Dog began over 34 years ago.
We I brought my first ACD puppy home I knew this was no ordinary puppy.
His combination of smarts , grit and always wanting to be with me was something I became instantly addicted to.

This breed changed my life in so many ways.
They demanded me to pay attention, they would not be ignored and more than any other dog i had ever had required me to be involved, no absentee owner with this breed no way they will become much too destructive.

My wife and I decided we would rescue instead of purchase after the first one, it was a tough decision as every genetic and mental issue came our way over the next 20 years, but ultimately was very rewarding.

A few times over the years the amount of work was incredible and we even vowed that the current ACD might be our last…of course that never happened.

I have been an entrepreneur for over 30 years and enjoy dealing with people, some are easy some are more difficult but all are worth a conversation and have a story of their own.

I am an ordained minister and church and helping people is a large part of my life.
I married the love of my life fresh out of high school and we have enjoyed our life together through the good and tough times.

I live my life with honesty and integrity and deal with others with that same creed.

My vision for the ACDCU is to build a club that people are incredibly proud to say they are a member of.
The ACDCU should educate , assist and support this amazing breed and those who own and love them, and to never forget to have fun.

We built the ACDCU with big dreams and even bigger goals. The people who join us everyday in this pursuit make it all possible.
It has been said the Australian Cattle Dog is not a breed for everyone but for some it is the perfect dog.
The ACDCU is for all of you,

It is an honor to represent the ACDCU and each and every member.

Vice President - Dana Rochat

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I started with AKC back in the 1980s before I was old enough to show in Junior Showmanship. My first breed was the English Cocker, specifically a blue roan and tan named Cowboy. In the 1990s, I fell in love with the Australian Cattle Dog and purchased my first “blue heeler” in Colorado. With many of my "DCR Red & Blue Crew" dogs, I compete nearly every weekend in either conformation, herding, obedience, Rally, agility, barn hunt, nose work, or dock diving. My dogs and I have earned dozens of High in Trial awards and numerous conformation championships. Maverick is the first ACD to earn the new Rally Championship title (RACH), the only two-time ACDCA Versatility winner, the first National Owner Handler Series best of breed winner at Eukanuba, and the first GCH to earn the herding triple crown of championships (AKC, AHBA, ASCA). I also train ACD service dogs and manage a training facility in Southern California.

In my spare time, known as a day job, I work for a California nonprofit land conservancy. I am the acquisitions director and serve on numerous other nonprofits as an officer or a board member. I have also been active in supporting and volunteering with local all-breed clubs, the Australian Cattle Dog Club of Greater Los Angeles, where I serve as a director, as well as completing my 10th year as a member with the ACD National Club.

It has been a great honor to help get the ACDCU up and running. I believe a well-informed and educated membership, which is also appreciated, is a strong membership. I have already met many members that love our breed, love this club, and value transparency, sportsmanship, honesty, fairness and education. I look forward to seeing you in the ring!

Dana Rochat
DCR Australian Cattle Dogs

Board Member - Lynn Peaslee

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My love affair with Australian Cattle Dogs began in the early 1990's. I heard a small whiny voice coming from under my shed.
What finally crawled out was a small puppy who was covered with sores and pus where hair and fur should have been and little feet that were bright red. I took her to the Emergency Clinic where I told them to do absolutely everything they could. The vet wasn't sure she would make it through the night. We covered her and found a laundry basket to sleep in. The next day we went to our regular vet who named her the Peaslee Puppy. Since the only hair on her body was on the tip of her tail, her name became "Tippy". After a time we were able to determine that she was a cattledog mix. She was the smartest, most loving dog I had ever had. That led me to wonder what a full cattledog would be like. So, a few months later, I brought home a 6 week old, tail impaired (did not realize this at first since I fell in love with her at first site) cattledog totally against my husband's wishes. I named her Peaches (supposedly she had been born in Georgia!). I walked into the house, asked my husband if he liked peaches - to which he replied..."I love peaches". I handed him to her and said, "Well here she is". Within a nano second she became Daddy's little girl. This started us on our mission of rescue and transport. Over time, 3 more would become failed fosters!

I joined the Mid-Florida ACD Fanciers Club and the National Club. After a while, I became less and less active there but continued rescuing, doing home checks and transporting throughout Florida, and as far away as Illinois.
I had been in the US Navy for 5 years active duty and 4 reserve years. My husband retired after 24 years in the Navy. When he passed away, I was looking to be more involved with ACDs and found the ACDCU.

Immediately admired everything the new club stood for. Even more so when my friend and I attended the Jubilee in Oklahoma. We didn't know anyone but Carol and Marc were so good to us and I made it my mission to meet as many cattledog folks as possible.

Although I do not breed or show, I still feel like a valuable member of the club. I've made so many new friends and learned an enormous amount of infomation along the way. The friendships are invaluable to me.
Being a member of this club has enriched my life in so many ways. I would like to give back as much as I can. So now I am entering into a new phase - being the Secretary of the Club. It's pretty
overwhelming but I am more than willing to give it my all.

Treasurer - Carol Moore

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