Chas Lasater - Valhalla's kennel

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Chas Lasater - horseman is a California, mini aussie breeder. He became interested in breeding miniature shepherds at about the same time as the spouses Bob and Doris Cordova.

In 1980, Hour bought his first Australian Shepherd. She was a blue merle female Valhalla's Cookie (referred to as Cookie Princess Caroline in some sources).

Kuki was a standard sized Australian Shepherd dog with an official ASCA pedigree and ancestors known beyond 7 generations. She is a descendant of dogs from the well-known kennels of the Aussie workers "Las Rocosa" of the Hartnagles family, the "Flintridge" of Weldon T. Heard, as well as the dogs of Jay Sisler.

Valhalla's Cookie

Valhalla's Cookie

(Kevin's Prince Charlie x Larkspur's Gingersnap Maggie)

Fundamental female Valhalla's kennel
d/o/b 14.12.1980
ASCA E7318 (A1988-81Z92)

Valhalla's Cookie pedigree

father
Kevin's
Prince Charlie

Higgins Dusty Dan
of Larkspur
Wildhagen's Dutchman
The Herdsman of Flintridge
Heards Savor of Flintridge
Higgins Maggie Schuellers Irish Whiskey
Las Rocosa Aunt Jemima
Ebony Lass Pizs Little Joe
Pizs Joseph
J Bar D Choctaw Chili
Davies Blue Kola
Woods (Sislers) Stubbie
Davies Checkers
mother
Larkspur's
Gingersnap Maggie
Higgins Fast
Buckof berrycreek
Iacovettas Buck Heards Salt of Flintridge
Iacovettas Shasta
Las Rocosa Rose Las Rocosa Shiloh
Hartnagles Fritzie Taylor
Higgins Maggie Schuellers Irish Whiskey Las Rocosa Shiloh
Englands Brandy Dee
Las Rocosa Aunt Jemima Las Rocosa Shiloh
Hartnagles Fritzie Taylor

In 1981, Chas breed Cookies with the famous Cordova's Spike, which was the only officially registered Mini Aussie at that time in the National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR). This marked the beginning new miniature aussie kennel - Valhalla's.

Chas Lasater and his mini aussie
Photos from the personal archive

Valhalla's Mignonne

Valhalla's Mignonne

From Spike and Cooky (Cordova's Spike x Valhalla's Cookie) Chas left a small black and tan female Valhalla's Mignonne. Mignonne played a key role in the breeding of the kennel and gave outstanding descendants. From Valhalla's Mignonne and Valhalla's Redford were born the famous Valhalla's Russel and Valhalla's Sister Blue. Mignonn's grandchildren are no less famous mini aussies - Valhalla's Teddy, Valhalla's Rustler, Valhalla's Blueberry Brandy, Valhalla's Ashley.


Valhalla's Russell

Valhalla's Russell
(Valhalla's Redford x Valhalla's Mignonne)

Valhalla's Rustler

Valhalla's Rustler
(Valhalla's Russell x Valhalla's Ruby Anna)

Valhalla's Russell & Valhalla's Sister Blue children
Valhalla's Teddy

Valhalla's Teddy

Valhalla's Blueberry Brandy

Valhalla's Blueberry Brandy

Valhalla's Ashley

Valhalla's Ashley


Lasater’s dogs were registered through the National Stock Dog Registry (NSDR) and the American Kennel Club like Australian Shepherds, smaller than the recommended size.

Lasater, Cordova and the Kennedy’s together attempted to form the first parent club for the miniatures. Although the club never quite got off the ground, their stated purpose for developing the miniatures was to produce an Australian Shepherd under 17" who had the heart, intelligence and drive to work stock, and yet be small enough to travel easily to stock shows and be a "house" dog.

Valhalla's dogs

Valhalla's dogs