Rio is a blue merle Australian Shepherd (Aussie) who goes with me on all my Rocky Mountain adventures. He is still a pup, just over a year old, but weighs 65 pounds and thinks he’s a lap dog. Rio loves to play Frisbee and thankfully, loves the water. How sad would it have been to name a dog Rio and then he turns out to be afraid of the water? You’ll see a lot of Rio on this web site. He’s quite photogenic and seems to somehow manage to get in every shot!

Rio came from Desert Willow Aussies in New Mexico. You can check out other Aussies like him at their web site: Desert Willow Aussies.