I am based in New South Wales, in the ACT region- Australia where I live with my dogs. As my family live in in the Upper North Short Sydney, I can often be found visiting, particularly as my Mum derives a lot of enjoyment in being involved in my breeding program, working with me to raise happy puppies and dogs.
I am an avid exhibitor of the breed and enjoy going to shows frequently on the weekends and spending time with the wonderful people I have met in this hobby. I have enjoyed a considerable amount of success in the show ring thus far and am proud of my dogs achievements. I am truly passionate about the breed and love every aspect of them. As much as I enjoy showing, my true passion lies in breeding and creating the best quality and healthy puppies I can.
At present I only have a few Japanese Spitz who live with myself or my Mum and wish to keep my numbers small. I also co-own dogs with other families. My Japanese Spitz enjoy the "Good Life" and are not kept in kennels and/or crates. They remain indoors (often found snoozing on the couch!) with the option of coming and going as they please. They sleep on my bed, love spending time with me and are wonderful companions.
I am extremely passionate about all things Japanese Spitz and love talking to others about the breed! Dedicated to the breed for the long term, I am always continuously attempting to expanding my knowledge of the breed, conformation and health. There is always (and always will be no matter how long you have been involved!) something new to learn or research.
My journey with the Japanese Spitz started in late 2010, which is when I began researching the breed and searching for my first Japanese Spitz. I was fortunate enough to be offered "Maui" by Kacey Yates from Kimyata Japanese Spitz, for a period of time to see if I enjoyed the show ring whilst I waited for a puppy. Needless to say, Maui and I became inseparable and he never went back, having kick started my enjoyment of showing and a deep passion for the breed. I purchased his daughter "Tempe" in late 2011 and enjoyed showing a father/daughter team.
Throughout the next couple of years, I was lucky enough to be at the end of the lead, as Maui had a wonderful show career. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity that Maui and Kacey gave me, it is rare for a first showdog to be so incredibly successful, winning Best in Show, achieving their Supreme Championship title, and still winning at group and in show level as a veteran. Maui has many wonderful offspring, both in Australia and overseas.
Tempe's second litter was born in 2014, to the stunning AL-X, whose semen I imported from Norway earlier that year. 3 beautiful puppies were born and as they grew, it became apparent that I must keep the single boy, now "Spyro" Sup Ch. Maemuki Bonfire Heart (AI). A devastatingly gorgeous puppy and an equally beautiful adult, Spyro has had a superbly successful show career. He is a Best Exhibit in show winner All Breeds as well as in the Specialty ring and has achieved everything I have wished for.
In 2016, Tempe continued to produce extremely well for me, with her promising son "Mozart" Maemuki Dancing With The Devil, traveling to Norway to Tone Somme of State-of-Art Kennel.
I was also lucky enough to import more frozen semen from Europe. In February 2016, small parts from Multi Ch. Jasam's White Sparkling Star "Theo" & Fenomenets Ambition "Teo" arrived in Australia from Norway. In June, a little bit of Multi Ch. Silvermanens Kenchiro "Hiro" also arrived from Sweden. I am very excited, and these boys will be very important to my breeding program in the future. I thank their owners and breeders from the bottom of my heart for their generousity and trust.
In June 2016, "Maddy" Snowmagic Blonde Madonna arrived to live with us from Victoria. I cannot thank Lois (Snowmagic Japanese Spitz) enough for letting Maddy stay with me for a while and we had a lot of fun together, achieving her Australian Championship title! She produced our "G" litter where we got 3 lovely bouncing boys with her and Spyro. Once of these babies "Boomer" went to the USA to be much loved and a therapy dog career is in his future.
At the end of 2016, I did a collaboration with Pat Blattman of Patome Japanese Spitz. I was lucky enough that she agreed to go along with one of my plans! We used frozen semen from the handsome AL-X over her beautiful Maui daughter "Mia" (CH. Patome Busy Being Fantastic). This produced the stunning "Saphira" (Patome Heavens on Fire), she was the only puppy produced from this combination but boy, it only took the one. Saphira lives with me and brings a lot of joy to my life and has done extremely well in the showring. Additionally, she has been a super producer and we are very proud of her offspring.
In 2018, I kept two beautiful girls "Cynder" who is from the beautiful Penny and my own Spyro (thank you Pat!) and "Lazuli" who is from Hiro and Saphira. Likewise, 2019 saw the birth of the stunning Maya who is co-owned with Leanne Dwyer of Morsha Japanese Spitz. These three girls are the future for my breeding and I am very excited to see what they produce.
In 2021, we sent the gorgeous "Baloo" a Casper and Lazuli son to New Zealand where he has already been very successful for his owner Sue! We look forward to seeing Baloo produce lovely offspring and strut his stuff in the show ring to his NZ Championship.
Fast forward to 2022 and I was unable to resist keeping a truly promising puppy - Firnen from my S Litter. Aptly named Maemuki "Showtime" he has already excelled in the show ring winning Best Baby Puppy in Show at the Sydney Royal! This is one of the biggest shows in Australia and incredibly difficult to get such wonderful results at. I am so excited for Firnens future and he will be one to watch!
2022 and beyond are looking incredibly exciting, with many more plans in motion!
The journey doesn't end here, it is just the begining and I cannot wait to see what the future holds! I have many exciting things planned and have enjoyed my journey with my Japanese Spitz so far!
I just wanted to extend a special thank you to all those who have helped me in the breed so far. Especially to Kacey Yates, without whom I wouldn't be where I am today!