PSCA Hall of Fame Kennel #002
ASCA Hall of Fame Kennel #106
USASA Hall of Fame Breeder #16
AKC Registered Kennel Name & Breeder of Merit
ASCA Registered Kennel Name
“At Terra-Blue we like to think our name represents who we are. Though diamonds are not found in great quantities, their beauty and elegance are admired by all. While we are a small kennel, Terra-Blue has produced a number of “diamonds”. Our dogs speak for themselves… quality is not necessarily related to quantity.”
OUR GOAL At Terra-Blue, our goal is to produce mentally and physically sound dogs that can live in our modern world, while at the same time preserving the intelligence and function they were originally created for.
OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS We are breeders of champion, herding, agility, obedience, rally, flyball, tracking, weight pulling, fastcat, as well as versatility and HOF/ROM titled Pyrenean Shepherds (Berger des Pyrénées) & Australian Shepherds.
We are proud to have produced:
First National Owner Handled
BIS Pyrenean Shepherd (Pyr Sheps)
PSCA ROM & Versatility Award Dogs (Pyr Sheps)
Westmister & Eukanuba BOB Winners (Pyr Sheps)
National Specialty Winners (Aussies & Pyr Sheps)
Multiple Top Ten Dogs (Aussies & Pyr Sheps)
Multiple BOB & Group Winners (Aussies & Pyr Sheps)
ASCA Hall of Fame Sire (Aussies)
USASA Hall of Fame Excellent Sire (Aussies)
OUR INTERESTS Our main interest is Conformation, along with limited involvement in other performance events. Though we are not heavily involved in herding, we still feel that herding ability is an important characteristic of herding breeds and strive to incorporate and maintain that ability in our breeding program.
OUR ACTIVITIES Joni is an AKC Judge for Pyrenean Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and is also an ASCA Senior Breeder Judge. She has judged all across the US, and in Europe. (See Judging for more information.)
OUR HISTORY Terra-Blue was started in the late 1980′s by Joni (Johnson) Monney-McKeown after she was bitten by the “show bug” when her first Aussie, Hearthside Social Butterfly, went Best in Show Puppy at a large rare breed show in NY. That puppy went on to produce, out of her first litter, Terra-Blue’s first champion: CH. Windy Oaks Lena of Terra-Blue, who was both a National Specialty Premier Ten Bitch and Top Specials Bitch.
During the 1980′s Emmy Adasiewicz was also involved with dogs, both as a groomer and showing German Shepherds. In 1988, though they still didn’t know each other, Joni and Emmy both purchased Aussie puppies from the same litter: Hearthside Just My Style “Jusse’”and CH. Hearthside Tuxedo Style. “Tux”. (“Tux” was Emmy’s first Aussie.)
Several years later, in 1992, Emmy was looking for another black tri male puppy, and was told by Betsy Atkinson (Hearthside) about a very special puppy that Joni had, but that he wasn’t for sale. Emmy called anyway, things clicked, and she ended up picking up the puppy that wasn’t for sale! His name was “Cajun”, and the rest is history. As a result of “Cajun”, Joni and Emmy began working together with the dogs, and developed a very special friendship. As Emmy became more and more involved with Terra-Blue, she became an important part of it, and was finally officially added to the kennel name Terra-Blue in 2000. (You can read more about us… 2002 USASA Journal Interview).
In 2003 Terra-Blue become an AKC registered kennel name, and Joni was also joined by her first Pyrenean Shepherd.
Terra-Blue consists of two separate kennels – Terra-Blue South: Joni Monney-McKeown in Tennessee (Pyrenean Shepherds), and Terra-Blue North: Emmy Adasiewicz in Massachusetts (Australian Shepherds). (For more information on Terra-Blue North.)