Lynn Anderson was born and lived most of her life in Michigan. She was one of the founders of the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Detroit and served as president and many other offices through out her association with the Club. In 1986, do to health reasons, Lynn moved to Florida where she was a welcomed member of the Mid-Florida Shetland Sheepdog Club. She said she moved to Florida to die, but she liked it so well she extended her expiration date.
A few of Lynn’s proudest moments, other than human family, were as breeder of Ch. Laurolyn Pattie O M-B, owned by Pokey Morey. Pattie was BB at the 1964 ASSA National. Owner of Ch. Morribrooks’ Gadabout, “Happy,” her first champion, and later on breeder/owner of Ch. Laurolyn Solo, who was the light of her life. There were other dogs and champions, but these her most memorable. She applied for her judges license in 1973 and enjoyed judging and traveling, but do to health reasons she had to retire from judging in 1996.
“How do you sum up 40 years? Lynn says “Not a lot of champions produced, but I was after certain qualities, I am proud of what I did in Shelties, and the Laurolyn dogs will be around for a while.”
When asked what Sheltie quality do you feel best describe you, she said “loyal.” She was certainly that and more, she was mentor to many of the SSCGD Club members and well as the Club. Some SSCGD members bought their first sheltie from Lynn and started in obedience and conformation with her help and encouragement.
The Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Detroit and the Mid-Florida Shetland Sheepdog Club have lost a good friend and mentor.