Rich has been an animal lover and farmer all his life. From pet chickens and cats as a child to bird keeping as a young man. Then 45 years dairy farming his beloved Jersey cows. He had good success breeding, with birds which he exhibited, but particularly with the cows, for many years ranked number 1 in Australia for the breed on a genetic index. He bred over 20 bulls for use in Artificial Insemination and had one ranked number one in the country.
He now consults for a 2000 cow farm.
Nearly 30 years ago he met his first Koolie and has been committed to the breed ever since. Finding their personality, will to please and ability to work to any situation very special. Breeding has been to improve the Silhouette line, not to sell litter after litter of puppies. Purchasers of Silhouette puppies are selected very carefully. After six generations of breeding every pup is dear to him.
He accepted the invitation to join the committee as he had attended all meetings since the inception of the club, being a founding member. To help protect and improve the breed.