CopperTop Australian Terriers is owned and operated at CopperTop Farm by Jennifer Sousa and Vicki McKee. CopperTop Farm is located in Marengo, IL, a small farming community in the far Northwest suburbs of Chicago. We have 31 acres designed around our personal residence and a state of the art dog facility. We are all about the Australian Terrier breed and strive to enrich, enhance, and embrace them all day; every day.
We began our journey with Australian Terriers nearly 20 years ago when Koda joined the family. Koda brightened the life of everyone he touched. During his senior years, when we were looking to add another Australian Terrier to our family, we discovered that the breed was very rare and heading toward nonexistence. It was at that point that we decided to do what we could to improve the health of Australian Terriers and preserve the breed.
We began our breeding program under the mentorship of Julie Seaton and Temora Australian Terriers and in 2022 established our own program with CopperTop Australian Terriers. We are a preservation breeder practicing responsible breeding and health testing. Sustainability is our goal so this wonderful breed is here so that many families can share the enjoyment of loving and being loved by an Australian Terrier.
Our Australian Terriers regularly participate in AKC conformation showing and a whole host of performance activities including obedience, agility, dock diving, barn hunt, fast cat just to name a few! We are proud to include multiple Best In Show wins in the long list of our accomplishments. We are active in our parent club, Australian Terrier Club of America (ATCA) including the Board of Directors and Chairpersons of multiple committees.
All of our puppies are raised with great care and commitment to develop consistent well rounded temperaments. Our puppies are happy, and a happy healthy puppy will make a great adult dog. We take great care in finding the right puppy for the right home.
Please feel free to give us a call and chat about puppies, our dogs or just Australian Terriers in general. Talking about Australian Terriers is the best part of any day!