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Macie and Family


Hall of Fame Kennel # 26  “show quality companions”

Home of Peppertree Pet Resort
Richard W. Pittman & Michael S. Sabo
Senior Breeder Judge Conformation
El Cajon, California
For boarding information call 619-659-2888
Australian Shepherd information call 619-445-4908


I began my journey  with Australian Shepherds in 1965 when I spent the weekend with a cousin and fell in love with a blue merle puppy from a litter they had.  I took her home and the love affair has now been going on for some 49 years – her name was Pittman’s Skieter Marie.  I am now twelve generations down from Skieter and I still occasionally see a glimpse of her in the eyes of my pups!

The name Sundown was adopted in 1974 with the first  Sundown dog also being my first champion – CH Sundown’s Maize of Bonnie  Blu.  I am very proud that Sundown is Hall of Fame Kennel 26.   I continue to compete in conformation, obedience and agility.

I am a Senior Breeder Judge and have had the distinct honor  of judging in 24 states, Canada, twice in Belgium and Germany,   Netherlands, Italy and Finland.

I have been  honored with judging at fourteen National Pre-Shows and the ultimate honor of judging Best of Breed at the ASCA National Specialty in 1999, Altered in 2003, Agility in 2005, Conformation Finals in 2007, Agility Finals in 2009 and Conformation finals in 2013.

Another great honor has been given to me – I judged the first MVA in the Netherlands in August 2010!  I also judge obedience (ASCA) and agility (NADAC and ASCA).

I continue to breed for dogs of high intelligence, with a sound body and outstanding temperaments.My association with this breed has brought me countless wonderful dogs and friends from around the world!

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Sire: CH Knockdown Drag Out At Sundown GS-N-OP, JV-N-SP, RS-N,...
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Maggie March 2015
Sire: CH Knockdown Drag Out At Sundown GS-N-OP, JV-N-SP, RS-N,...
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072912 BOB
Sire: CH Sundowns Bring It On DNA-VP Dam: HOF CH...
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Sire: CH Hatcreeks No Deposit No Return Dam: HOF CH...
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Sire: CH Knockdown Drag Out At Sundown GS-N-OP JV-N-SP RS-N...
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Rumble 5
Sire: CH Sundowns Burnin Down The House DNA-CP Dam: NATCH(4)/ATCH...
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Pyro 112109-1
Sire: CH Testimonys Walkin On Water Dam: HOF CH Sundowns...
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CADE March 2007
Sire: HOF Foxpointes Easy Ryder Dam: Sundowns No Buts About...
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Sire: HOF Foxpointes Easy Ryder Dam: Sundowns Fizzle Fizzle Pop...
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Latest Happenings at Sundown Australian Shepherds


CH Sundowns Contender – “K.O.”

K.O. completed his championship on March 14, 2015 under
Senior Breeder Judge Erica Peters-Pruitt