Australian Shepherds (Sugargum)


Welcome to 'Clearun' web pages. I am Leslie Mathieson from Diamond Creek, Victoria. I hope you enjoy browsing around the website.  Please follow the links to find out more about these dogs, and the Australian Shepherd Breed. 

Melbourne Australia

CLASH Awarded Best In Show with Mr S. Munton (Tas)  Dec. 2008                         CLASH;  on the move to a RUBIS award       

& another BIS at Ballarat in February '09 under Judge Mr Mooney (Vic)

 'Clash' is now; Multi BIS. Aust Ch. Stonehaven's London Calling (Imp USA)
Look at his excellent reach and drive! this is what an Aussie should move like! Clash has been awarded 'Multiple Group' awards and 'In Show' awards. In the USA he was: 'Select in Futurity' class at the 2006 USASA National Specialty. 
Thank you to Jeff Margeson, Chris Dale from Stonehaven Kennels (Frank Bayliss; Bayshore) for allowing Clash to come to Australia with me.
Below; 'Clash at the Sunbury Spectacular '08 winning RUBIG. Photo by Rob Russell

CLEARUN / SUGARGUM dogs are genetically cleared of Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA) by Cornell University.


2008, What a Year; the top FIVE Aussies come from my breeding lines, Clash is No. THREE!

GIDEON; Grand Ch. Am Ch. & ASCA Ch Moonstruck's Star Slayer (Imp USA)
The First (and only) Aussie to be Inducted Into The Australian Shepherd Club of Victoria Hall Of Fame.
Watch the News! page for photos and updates.

Les was a partner in the Sugargum Kennel with Robyn where many splendid dogs were imported and bred.  Clearun (Les) will continue to exhibit and produce "Aussies" who exhibit the wonderful qualities of the breed, both in Conformation and Temperament. 

I have been involved with German Shepherds since 1977 competing in Obedience, Conformation and Agility.  I was fortunate to have great dogs, with five earning Utility Dog titles and four Agility titles (in the days when you could only get one title per dog) as well as being awarded many BIS and many Excellent Medallions at German Shepherd Specialty Shows and Best In Trial at Melbourne Royal Shows.


                      Gideon & Spotlight 

                       (Foundation imports)

   Aust. Grand, Am & ASCA Ch Moonstruck's Star Slayer (Imp USA) ASCV Hall of Fame

Aust. Am & NZ Ch Los Pinos Spotlight in Paris (Imp USA)


          Gr. Ch & Am Ch Sugargum Top Shelf, midway through 2008 Chase is Nationally No.2 Australian Shepherd. Her son Trig is No 1 see him on Our Dogs page.


         Chase being expertly handled by Rebecca Wilson.


The temperament of all Clearun & Sugargum dogs is friendly and outgoing to both humans and dogs and an inspection is welcome at any time.  It is important to improve the breed, much thought has gone into the breeding program, I carefully monitor the growing litters before breeding with any of the parents again.  I believe in quality, not quantity. 

I would also like to thank the many people who have purchased  dogs and participated in the various events obtaining titles and enjoying the companionship of this wonderful breed.
You can contact Les Mathieson on mob. 0408 319458.  I hope you enjoy the site. email;

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