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Sinfire Takes A Major
Janette O'Shaughnessy


Sinfire Thornapple Cinnamon Fireball Whelped: Nov. 8, 2016 Dam & Sire: Ch Thornapple Traces Of Gold DJ & Thornapple Chance Of Snow Breeders: Ellen Brandenburg, Amy Garrison, Jayne Holligan Owners: Ellen Brandenburg, Amy Garrison, Terria Hall Mortensen October 6, 2019 Today was the most amazing day! Thornapple Cinnamon Fireball finished her AKC Championship by going

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Janette O'Shaughnessy


Bugatti is a Champion! Our beautiful black tri boy, Thornapple Cuz’ I’m A Billionaire, finished his Championship in Monroe, MI, on Sept. 27, 2019 and is now CH Thornapple Cuz’ I’m A Billionaire. Whelp Date: He was whelped on 1/28/2018 Dam & Sire: CH Thornapple Black Smoke & Mirrors (Coupe) & CH Thornapple Pledging My

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Janette O'Shaughnessy

Thornapple Australian Shepherds and Nutri Source Dog Food Response To July 2019 Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) REPORT FROM THE FDA.

Thornapple Australian Shepherds does recommend Tuffy Pet Foods’ Nutri Source label but never have we recommended their grain free line or any grain free line. FDA’s report highlighting 16 brands of dog food as causing DCM in dogs included Nutri Source. Of course this concerned all of us at Thornapple so we checked into it further.

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Ellen S. Brandenburg * Amy J. Garrison
Vermontville, Michigan
Ellen’s Cell: 517-202-6462

Two of our Champions Coupe & Nitto

Amy Garrison pictured with litter mate brothers,
Ch Thornapple Black Smoke And Mirrors &
Ch Thornapple Mud On The Tires

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