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Lk Michigan I’m Yours

Lake Michigan Aussies

Breeders of fine Australian Shepherds for show, performance & pet homes

WestMinster 2022

JJ & Megan take Best of Breed & A Group 2!

On our way home already … so overcome with emotions… proud of JJ, Megan HofJordan Moore, and Patti Sneed More for all your hard work… What a dream come true. We thank everyone so much for the wonderful support for Team JJ from all our friends and family. Second year in a row he won WESTMINSTER BEST OF BREED and then made the Cut in the Herding Group, but this is the FIRST time ever placing with a WESTMINSTER HERDING GROUP TWO‼️ What a great trip‼️ When Rick was watching JJ in the Best of Breed ring in New York, I was watching on my iPhone from Michigan. I told him, ”If JJ wins BOB, I am going to fly in and join the Team to watch groups.” Thanks to Mike & Roseann Bills for dog sitting our pack. We know that was a huge imposition. You are both a fantastic physical and emotional supportive part of Team JJ.
Thank you also to this year’s breed judge Mr. Tom Coen and Group judge Mrs. Sharon Redmer. Thank you also to the Westminster Kennel Club and Superintendents MBF for an amazing 146th Westminster Dog Show.

JJ is the #1 Male Australian Shepherd!

AKC Nationals 2021

JJ Is The AKC National Championships Herding Group Winner

Can not hold back the tears… JJ won BEST OF BREED and  HERDING GROUP 1 at AKC Nationals!

Thank you for all the texts messages, and FB posts congratulating JJ and I on our win. Thank you Mr. Nioma Coen for the lovely breed win & Mr. Charles Olvis for the Group win. Such an honor to be recognized in such amazing competition.

Thank you to all of Team 💙JJ💙 for your support this week.

WestMinster 2021

JJ & Megan take Best of Breed

A very special honorary Best of Breed win at the world famous Westminster Kennel Club dog Show 2021. So glad Rick and I were able to share this wonderful moment in Tarrytown, New York, June 12, 2021. Thank you breed Judge David Kirkland. 

What a day! We still do not know how to put into words how we feel. So tremendously blessed. Thank you to all the friends and family who cheered on JJ and Megan, both at the show and world wide!

The Shores of Lake Michigan

We are proud of our Michigan roots and our farm. Please check with us before you come by for a visit.


As one of the most versatile breeds, Australian Shepherds are perfect for show, agility, rally, obedience and many other activities.

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We occasionally have puppies available.
Please contact us to find out about current availablity.

Our Beginnings

Lake Michigan Aussies

We are Rick & Marcie Boomsliter. We formed Lake Michigan Aussies several years ago when we fell in love with this highly intelligent, versatile breed. We wanted to see other people be blessed by healthy, happy Aussies, just as we have been. We did tons of research and discovered a number of attributes that we wanted to promote the breed.

About the Breed

We learned a tremendous amount about how to handle, show, train and breed these precious dogs.

Our Aussie Family

After all is said and done, we are proud to share with you our Ausssie family.

Our Place

We live in Michigan, near the Great Lake of Michigan. We recently relocated a little over an hour inland in a lovely farming community called Mendon, Michigan.

Reach Out to Us

Please enjoy visiting our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer you.

Dreams Come True

AKC Breeder of Merit

AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrate a commitment to the AKC Community, dedication to their breed(s), and actively promote the sport of purebred dogs. The AKC is proud to recognize AKC Breeders who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed. These breeders are the heart of AKC.

AKC Registered Puppies

100% of the puppies we breed are individually AKC registered.

Health Screenings

After all is said and done, we are proud to share with you our Ausssie family.

AKC Events

Our dogs participate in many types of events, including AKC Events. AKC offers confirmation events, companion events and performance events. Check for AKC events here.

AKC Titles

Please enjoy visiting our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer you.

Life As We Know It…

Watch for our latest stories about our dogs. We love to hear from our extended family.

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