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Who we are...

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Hello! Welcome to Impression dogs! We are a family passionate about animals and the bond we are privileged to have with them.  We live on a beautiful little farm (Hideaway Farm) in the middle of the woods with acres and acres of surrounding woodland and farmland.  We have 3 daughters whom we homeschool. Horses, goats, chickens, bunnies, cats and of course dogs! Our children and our animals grow up together romping on the vast wooded farmland. We absolutely adore animals and we thrive caring FOR them, and bonding WITH them each day. We specialize in breeding, training and raising the most amazing dogs!  Our girls, taught to properly handle and train puppies from a young age, and are primarily responsible for the outstanding socializing and raising that Impression's puppies are known for. Our animals have impressed so much love on our hearts and we'd love to share this beautiful impression with you too.

Carrie attended Berea College in Kentucky, pursuing her passion and earning her bachelors degree in Animal Behavior, and studying all courses in Animal Science.  She also took a semester abroad specifically to study herding dogs in New Zealand.

At age 17 Carrie began working for an assistance dog company as one of their on-staff trainers. Durring that time she trained and placed several service dogs, hearing ear dogs, seizure alert dogs and therapy dogs.  Also working briefly at a police K-9 training school, working with drug dogs, bomb dogs and attack dogs. 



Carrie's History...

Carrie has been training dogs since she was 12 years old, starting with her own dog "Sheila" an Australian Shepherd.  Communication and bond with dogs fascinated Carrie from a young age and she spent much of her time studying them and learning how to "talk" to dogs. Carrie spent the next 7 years showing Sheila and many other dogs in 4-H programs competing at county and state levels, she excelled in the highest levels of obedience, agility and showmanship winning the highest titles in every ring she entered.

in New Zealand - a tribute to the herding dog.

After college and married to husband Simeon, they lived in West Virginia for a few years where Carrie began breeding papillions, and later border collies which she also took into the show ring. The family continued to grow with 3 little daughters entering the family and each of them developing the same love for animals as their mother.


 Later the family moved to Michigan and Carrie was eventually able to bring Aussies back into her life, this time in a miniature version, known as the Mini Aussie or Mini American Shepherd. She has also continued training dogs, and has gone on to spreading her love of animal sciences and communication to many children in such venues as 4-H, and homeschool co-op classes.

Impression Dog's family fun pictures!

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Puppies make wonderful baby dolls :)


Winter run!

australian shepherd puppies with tails

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