Kate has been surrounded by purebred dogs her whole life. Both her mom and grandmother bred
Shetland Sheepdogs and she was born into a family of devoted dog people. For her seventh
birthday, she was given her first sheltie, a champion bitch who was the perfect beginning dog.
When she was eight she began showing her and went on to finish her grand championship and
learn the basics of handling from the breed right and junior showmanship.
Later, Kate began to show other dogs in the Rosmoor breeding program and work for handlers.
In 2015 she started working for Katharina Growalski to learn in-depth knowledge of grooming
and showing. She continued to work for her during the summer from then on as Katharina
became her biggest mentor and best friend in the world of dogs. She showed in Juniors to polish
her skills, qualifying for Royal Canin National Championship 5 times and the Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show 3 times. In addition to this, she won Best Junior Handler at the National
Specialty in 2016. With the same dog, she showed in juniors, she was able to finish her Bronze
Grand Championship. In 2019, at the age of 17 finished her puppy. Currently, Kate is both a
member of the Tri-State Shetland Sheepdog Club and the American Shetland Sheepdog
Personally, Kate is now a student at Franklin & Marshall College, studying Government. She is
involved in the Theta Lambda chapter of Alpha Delta Pi where she serves on the Marketing
Board as Director of Primary Recruitment and on their Membership Experience board as
Director of Ritual Engagement. She continues to show and learn more about breeding through
her mother and currently owns three shelties.
In the future, Kate hopes to continue her mom and grandmother’s legacy of Rosmoor Shetland
Sheepdogs and continue the breeding program. She hopes to be able to preserve the breed and
continue the legacy of purebred dogs.