Taycin kennel - are a four-generation (just recently became a four-generation) family dedicated to raising quality dogs. Kennel are located in Santa Ynez Valley, California, Santa Barbara County. Breeders are proud to say since 1972 have had and raised Australian Shepherds and Miniature American Shepherd.
As Curt was being discharged on June 4th, he chose that date for the dogs birthday, and named him Chupanako, greek for 'Little Shepherd."
About two years later, Curt met and married Cindy Perron. Their next door neighbors raised and showed German Shepherds. Their neighbor thought that Chuppy was a purebred and further suggested that he be shown. Chuppy was taken to a fun match and took Best of Breed! Needless to say, that victory was pretty exciting! After a couple of Best of Breed wins, other breeders became interested and we then verified that he was indeed a purebred. Chuppy was registered with the Australian Shepherd Club Of America, (ASCA) with an unknown pedigree. Taycin Kennels was born, "Tay" for Taylor, "Cin" for Cindy.
Taycin's Chupanako - Winner of the 1973 Jay Sisler Trophy
|From the memoirs of Jeanine Perron about the first acquaintance with miniature australian shepherds and of their appearance in the Taycin kennel:|
"How did the North American Miniature Australian Shepherds get into the picture? At an ASCA show, Doris Cordova came with a very small Aussie, telling people that it was a miniature. The quality was not too good. I told her that I felt she could improve the breed, I thought a place for such a small dog might exist in the dog world. For the most part, standard Aussie breeders didn’t like the idea of a miniature replica.
She bred her bitch to a small standard I had (Taycin's Mr. Blue Eyes). The puppies were much improved. Doris didn’t have the opportunity to pursue this breeding program. She passed away, and her progress was lost.
Destiny’s Radiant Ruby
(Oaktrail's Flaming Arrow x Croswhite's Miss Kitty Fox)
pedigree NAMASCUSA SM9004DE037
Destiny’s Radiant Ruby pedigree
|Gentleman Jim of Heatherhill
||Supersport of Heatherhill||Have A Little Pride of Heatherhill|
|Patchworks River Fog|
|Double Delite of Heatherhill||Foxfire of Cavalcade|
|Ashwoods Sirius Lady|
|Oaktrail's Blazing Flame||Taycin's Country Bumpkin||Taycin's Chupanako|
|Bertrands Meike Belle|
|Oaktrail's Bold Flame||Taycin's Hard Tack|
|Taycin's Ramblin Rose|
Croswhite's Miss Kitty Fox
|Huffman's Hunk Of Coal||Cook's Joshua||Travis Skeeter
|Harris Sydney||Travis Buckaroo|
|Travis Ms. Squeak|
|O'Niels Misty Blue||Devon's Dampier Dan||Cook's Joshua|
|Rinaldi's Blue Ashley||Strobl's Red Hot Pepper|
|Strobl's Little Cherokee|
Destiny’s Radiant Ruby children
Taycin's Wee Bonnie Lassie
Taycin's First Edition
Taycin's Rojo Resplendore
Since that humble beginning, Taycin have become a four generation kennel. Jeanine Perron managing the team, Cindy Taylor and her two daughters, Karen Keller and Regina Blair, and now granddaughter Jaisa Blair stepping up to the plate.