Fran Withers lived in Georgia for ten years and met Kim Johnson in Savannah, Georgia in 2002. Fran was impressed with all the hard work that Kim did for Aussie rescue. Kim is very dedicated to the cause and has been instrumental in placing countless Aussies in wonderful homes. Fran immediately agreed when Kim asked if she could help with some evaluations and basic training for incoming rescue dogs.
It was our mutual love for the breed that introduced us and we have cherished our friendship ever since. We are now sister kennels with two kennel locations, one in Michigan and one in Georgia, under the Dynasty Miniature American Shepherds kennel name. Fran had been the sole owner of Dynasty for 15 years and was proud to have Kim as a kennel partner. We are very excited about our bright future, breeding and showing high quality, top contenders in the Midwest, East coast and Southern states. We love hearing from our pet/companion homes as well. Knowing our puppies are out there enriching lives all over America as well as internationally, is very rewarding.
Dynasty Minis' success comes from teamwork. Fran and Kim both plan for and whelp the litters. Fran is the one who spends the first few months with the show prospects before they move South to start their career. Fran also presents several of the dogs in the ring and has several owner handler group placements. Kim gets the dogs at about 5 months old and gets them into condition to show and used to being on the road. Our handler, Arvind DeBraganca, and his wife Joyce spend hours training, grooming and presenting our dogs. They are an integral part of our team.
Photo: Fran Withers with Ember, Arvind DeBraganca with Remi and Deacon, Kim Johnson with Blaze and Kenya in Ohio in November 2016.