Timberwood Australian Shepherds



"Award-Winning Dogs Since 1975"

Australian Shepherd & An Afghan Kennel

          AKC Breeders of Merit

  • Only Australian Shepherd Kennel in Washington State to take Winners Dog/Best of Winners and Best of Breed at a National Specialty!
  • Members of the United States Australian Shepherd Association
  • Members of the Australian Shepherd Club of America
  • Founding Member and 1st President of the Western Washington Australian Shepherd Association (AKC/USASA Members Club)

We are presently in the process of building our new home!

Timberwood is nestled on 7 acres next to 3000 acres of forest land northeast of Everett, Washington.  A near perfect setting for raising our beloved Australian Shepherds. 

For over 35 years we have been devoted to producing not only sound aussies in body and structure but also in mind.  Our dogs are shown successfully in conformation, obedience, rally, agility and herding as well as make wonderful companions.

  • Toni Viola Pearson purchased her first Australian Shepherd in 1975. Mrs. Pearson is an ASCA Senior Breeder Judge and Judged at the 2001 ASCA National Judge with almost 500 bitches entered, the largest entry ever in the history of an Australian Shepherd National. o

  • Laura Viola Pearson was born into the breed. She has shown actively in Juniors until she aged out in 2011. She has taken numerous Best Junior Handler Awards, qualifying her for the prestiges Eukanuba Dog Show,finished her first dog's Championship when she was only 6 years of age, worked for Professional Handlers which gave her the opportunity to show numerous breeds in several groups. Laura is presently taking on client dogs 
  • Anna Jane Pearson also born into the breed. She has actively shown in Juniors, taken several Best Junior Awards as well taken a rough collie from the puppy classes all the way to a Group 1!  Anna enjoyed her last year in Juniors qualifying within 4 months of the start date for Westminster Kennel Club Show in NYC where she competed with her beloved Promise. What a wonderful experience that was! She also qualified for Eukanuba within 5 weeks of the new start date!  She ended her Juniors career being the #1 Australian Shepherd Junior Handler! Anna has shown breeds in all 7 Groups and now offers her services as a handler for all breeds. Please inquire for more information at is taking on client dogs. 

Anna and I had a wonderful time in NYC!  Promise and Anna were awesome in Juniors!  Enjoy the photos of this pair from Westminster, pictured below!  We also went to Ellis Island to see the State of Liberty, went to the American Museum of National History, took the subway (train) all over NYC, went to Time Square, Cake Boss CafĂ© and than saw "Wicked", with my niece, Anna's cousin, Meriah, which was definitely the highlight of our trip!

Anna makes the news:

Anna was interviewed for Best In Show Daily

Congratulations to Anna and Promise who qualified for "State" at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup on September 17th in obedience and showmanship after taking Reserve Championship in Showmanship and Grand Championship in obedience!!

Anna took Best Junior Handler at the Friday Collie Specialty on 1/11/2013 handling Moxie Chillin' Like A Villin' aka Quinn co-owned and bred by Melinda Barber; Moxie Collies!  

Anna qualifies for Westminster 2014 after taking another Best Junior Handler Award with her co-owned collie, Quinn at the Overlake Collie Club!

Unable to attend the Sat. Puyallup Cluster Show Anna returned on Sunday to take Best Junior Handler, handling "Potter" (photo below) for the very first time over approximately 72 other handlers!  Thank you Judge, Ms. Kathryn Britton! . 


Professional Handling by Laura Pearson

Timberwood CONGRATULATES Steve Else and ATCH II Timberwood Jack O'All Trades, aka Jackson on qualifying within 6 months for an ASCA 2012 National Invitation for agility in Bakerfield, California! Jackson and Steve do it again, qualifying for the ASCA 2013 National Invitation in Greely, Colorado!

See Jackson in Action, click the link:

HONEY IS HERE, yes along with the Aussies, we are beekeepers. The first batch of honey is blackberry and has been harvest. 

Cost is: $12 per 1lb. bottle, $11 for 4lbs or more, plus shipping.  Shipping is $5 for the first bottle, and $10 for 2-4 bottles of honey (4 bottles can fit in the larger flat rate box).

Any questions regarding honey please contact David at 425-583-8139 or email him at

Here is a link to Colonial Honey Farm:

L-R David & Anna in the bee yard

Congratulations Anna for taking 3rd and 1st in Open Senior Juniors at the Timberland Dog Fanciers on July 8th and 9th & a Best Junior Handler at the Cascade Australian Shepherd Club on July 8th. 


photo credit to Kathy Remington

And Congratulations to Laura and Chill, 3 times out for Grand Champion points and three wins!!!

Puyallup KC and Tacoma Kennel Club June 9th and 10th, Anna takes a 3rd and a 2nd in Open Senior, Laura shows Chill on Sunday only to a Select and first points towards his Grand Championship!

Yakima Kennel Club: Only showed on June 3rd. Anna took 4th in Open Senior and Laura showed a Icelandic Sheepdog to Best of Breed.
Mt Baker Kennel Club, Lynden, Washington-May 19th-- Anna takes 1st Place in Open Senior (Juniors) and than goes on to win Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex with Promise! May 20th--Anna takes 4th Pace in Open Senior and than goes on to repeat the wins with Promise...Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite! May 20th--Laura and Timberwood's Rebul With A Cause aka "Rebul", co-owned with the Smith Family go Winners Dog and Best of Winners!

Laura and AKC/ASCA CH. Elites Chill 'N At Stonecrest

Chill is OFA Excellent and eyes cleared, he is standing at stud to approved bitches.





Award Winning Australian Shepherd Kennel in Washington State