Our Aussies Devote Their Lives
To Fulfilling Yours!

Proud Breeders of Champion Australian Shepherds Since 1989

We are proud of our 30+ years of work producing top quality Australian Shepherds for show, performance and companions. Our dogs do everything from conformation showing, to agility, to dock diving.  Of course, they may prefer to just sit on your lap! Our number one priority is, and has always been, temperament first.


Thornapple Bad & Boujee Goes Reserve Best In Show


CH Thornapple Bad & Boujee

(Karson x Latoya)

The Thornapple family is so proud of Shayna and Boujee as they go RESERVE BEST IN SHOW at the Berrien KC show in Marshall, MI, on Aug. 8, 2021.

Shayna says, “my sincere gratitude to Judge Robert L Robinson for this incredible win!! Thank you Judge Linda Hurlebaus for recognizing my baby girl in the BOB ring then on to a Herding Group 1 win!”

Thornapple Dogs

From The Thornapple Family

This adorable red tri girl is 4 weeks old!
July 22, 2020

Shayna has fallen in love with her chickens!
July 22, 2020

Our puppies on the farm!
July 26, 2020

Welcome to Thornapple Australian Shepherds

Thornapple Australian Shepherds since 1989

On the web since the early days of the internet.


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

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

Roger Caras

Thornapple Dogs & Pups In Action All Over The World!