Welcome to Hightide Australian Shepherds

One of the greatest gifts that life brings is the opportunity to share it with dogs that come from so many different and unique breeds and personalities that ultimately make them a special fit for each person. With experience of over twenty years spent living with, working with, breeding and showing dogs, it has helped develop an immense amount of knowledge that is ever-expanding, and devote a great deal of my life everyday to this passion that I love so much.

With owning a dog also comes a great deal of responsibility, and anyone who breeds dogs for the right reasons understands that the dogs they bring into the world become a lifetime commitment not only for the families that each dog will go to, but ultimately the breeders themselves as well. It is only through comprehensive and thorough health testing, pedigree research, cooperation with other reputable breeders, informed decisions and risk-benefit analysis that these decisions should be made, and only after many years of experience and guidance from the right people.

My goal is based on the belief that if and when I choose to breed a litter that it is done to improve upon specific qualities of the breed whether they be structural, health-related, or for temperament, and just as importantly to ensure that each of those dogs end up in a loving home with responsible families that will dedicate their lives to the health and well-being of each dog for the entirety of his or her life. It is a wonderful thing to be able to share our lives with these special dogs, and I hope after visiting my site that you will have a better understanding of why I have dedicated my life to this purpose.

The Hightide kennel prefix was inspired by my daily life growing up on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts surrounded by the ocean, beaches, and beauty of life that comes with that wonderful gift. I am originally from South Yarmouth, Massachusetts but in 2012, relocated to Western Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh area.

I am a proud and active members of the following clubs & organizations:

United States Australian Shepherd Association • Australian Shepherd Club of America • Erie Shores ASC


Hightide Australian Shepherds

Jillayne Karras
Pittsburgh, PA, USA



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