"Famous Outlaws"
A Desert Willow Aussie Production

Belle Starr & Gary Cooper

Belle & Cooper

We will present this litter online after we temperament test and work with our waiting list. This process
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"Butch Cassidy"
Color/Gender - Male

Retained by Desert Willow Aussies

New Family: Mark, Danielle & Tristan - Mimbres, New Mexico

"Hoodoo Brown"
Black Tri - Male

New Home: Pam - Capitan, New Mexico

"Pearl Heart"
Color/Gender - Female

Retained by Desert Willow Aussies
Desert Willows Rose "Pearl" Heart

"Curly Bill"
Blue Merle - Male

New Home: Phillip & Diane - Fort Mohave, Arizona

"Belle Starr"
Color/Gender - Female

Retained by Desert Willow Aussies

Desert Willows Fanny Porter


Puppy Visit Day

Hedy Lemarr, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor & Belle Starr puppy parents...A HUGE thanks to Anna Lisa Photography for...

Posted by Desert Willow Aussies on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Puppy Mush

The quietest time of the day. MUSH!


Posted by Desert Willow Aussies on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Along came Jones

Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society
Belle Starr, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1886


A feisty little lady with an accurate aim and a fondness for the company of outlaws, Belle Starr enjoyed her reputation as the “Bandit Queen.” Although she was well known in Texas, it wasn’t until after her death in 1889 that stories of her escapades sprouted up all over the country in newspapers and dime novels (which, by then, cost a quarter).

Belle’s involvement with questionable characters started early. Born Myra Maybelle Shirley in Missouri in 1848, Belle went to a private school where she learned to play the piano—and to fight. One of her classmates remembered her as “... a bright, intelligent girl but was of a fierce nature and would fight anyone, boy or girl, that she quarreled with.”
The Missouri home of Belle’s parents was a frequent stopping-off place for William Quantrill, a notorious criminal whose expert tutoring helped to shape the futures of Jesse and Frank James and a young outlaw named Cole Younger. At the age of 15, Belle fell head over heels in love with Younger and, according to some historians, irritated her parents by riding off and marrying him in an unofficial horseback ceremony witnessed by Younger’s outlaw comrades. Younger deserted her soon after the mock wedding to pursue a new interest in train robberies.

Belle’s parents, Confederate sympathizers, moved to Texas in 1863 and settled near Dallas, then a dirt-road town of about 2,000 people. In 1866, Belle legally married Jim Reed, a former member of Quantrill’s Raiders, and bore a daughter. Belle refused to identify the baby’s father, but she named the child Pearl Younger. Leaving the baby with her parents, she left for the Dallas dance-hall scene, making a fine living as a singer and piano player. In her spare time, she dealt and played poker and operated a stable where she sold horses that most likely were stolen by her husband, Jim. Never afraid to take a fashion risk, she dressed outlandishly. Her favorite outfit was a full-length black velvet gown she wore with a man’s Stetson hat ornamented with ostrich feathers. Around her waist hung a pair of highly polished pistols.

Belle Starr


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