I am based in New South Wales (20 minutes North of ACT) Australia where I live with my dogs. I have lived and grown up in Sydney all my life and have moved to be closer to work in Canberra.
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.
At present I only have four Japanese Spitz: "Maui", "Tempe", "Spyro" and "Saphira" 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 outside 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 and I thank my mentors for their constant support.
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 2011-2013, I also campaigned a few other JS; Ch. Coleisha Good Golly Miss Molly "Molly", Ch. Neut Ch. Kimyata Playing For Keeps "Kyuss", Hikaru My Tenorikuma "Diego" which was great fun!
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.
When Tempe's first litter was born, I retained coownership in one of her daughters- "Laci", Ch. Maemuki All I Do Is Dreamofyou and campaigned her to her title. "Laci" is also the mother to our C Litter, one of her sons "Dexter" Maemuki Captain of Destiny was exported to the UK in February 2016, to Lesley Mott who owns the Anlemar (previously Devaldemar) prefix. She also had the "F" litter in late 2016 and one of these lovely boys "Casper" now lives with her to be shown and eventually used at stud.
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" Ch. Maemuki Bonfire Heart (AI). A devastatingly gorgeous puppy and an equally beautiful adult, great things are still to come for Spyro! An incredibly sound boy, with many great attributes, I am confident that he will be just as successful as his grandfather Maui both in the showring and with stamping his mark with his offspring.
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 so far. We cannot wait to see her fully mature. Saphira will go back to Patome for 1 litter in the future.
2017 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!