With NZ being such a small isolated country, imports can play a huge role, i have only just begun to source the lines and type of cocker that i wish have into the future, thanks to the help of dedicated and generous breeders abroad.
Each import is considered carefully, based on their potential in the future.
The following dogs are just the beginning.....
Evie arrived in whelp to Australian Grand Champion Teenalee To A Tee, this litter went on to produce NZ's top winning and only grand champion cocker bitch,
NZ Gr Ch Suedanka Dared to Dream
Evie has proven her quality in both the show ring with
Allbreeds Best in Show wins and
Multiple Specialty Best in Show wins in New Zealand.
Evie has produced Champions in three countries;
Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Evie has been a huge asset to my kennel. Thank you to Julie Burbidge (Ashmere) for allowing Evie to make the trip.
Dagger arrived as a young 11mth old, he hit the ring running acheiving his title in a few short months, topping it off with a Specialty Reserve Best in Show as a 14mth old.
Dagger is a proven stud dog with progeny in both Australia and New Zealand including his two daughters;
Suedanka Sweet Solitaire - Puppy of Group - NZ National Dog show 2007 - retired from the show ring at 13mths with only 1cc required for her title.
Aust Ch Suedanka Luv is Bak At Penita - A multiple group and in show winner, owned by Jeanne Skudder of Penita Kennels.
A consistant group winner and National Challenge winner, Dagger is now mostly retired but returns to the ring whenever i want a reliable blue dog to show.
The most titled Cocker in Australasia - 13 champion titles!
AC, the inernational visitor, he arrived amongst a lot of hype, imported from Denmark To NZ before going onto Australia to his Australian owner - Macdolly Kennels.
While in NZ, AC completed his show title slowly, picking up a Reserve Best of Group and an Open of group.
A few hours after winning Reserve Best of Group, AC was on his way to the south Island to a 'lady in waiting' before he continued on his way a short time later to Australia.
The trip to the South island, resulted in a litter for Espaniel Kennels , of this litter one puppy gained its NZ show title and another has an Australian Show title.
AC flew to Australia and unfortunately tragically passed away without being able to complete his last (14th) show title.
He was a clown and a show man, with an amazing coat, and ever wagging tail, unfortunately he did not produce any puppies for Suedanka so was not able to contribute to the future of the kennel.
Blue arrived late in 2008, He is a son of 'The Producer" - Aka Aust Ch Royoni Ahead in Time.
Blue gained his CC's with ease having more then enough to gain his title before he turned 12mths old, along with numerous group and in show awards.
A Specialty Best in Show winner as a young Junior.
DNA tested Clear for PRCD-PRA and FN
Thank you to Kerry, Geoff and Colin for entrusting this boy to me.
Melody arrived in whelp to ;
Aust Gr Ch Royoni Hes True Blue
and produced a lovely blue roan litter.
She was been lightly shown in Australia and was over half way to her show title, but due to time constraints she flew to NZ before she was able to complete it.
Melody entered the ring in 2010 and was awarded:
Allbreeds Best in Show at her very first show.
She titled in three straight weekends with group and in show wins to her credit.
Two of her children from her first litter have titled at under 14 months of age.
She is a huge asset to my kennel in the future and i can not thank Colin Peel enough for this generous gift.
DNA tested clear for PRCD-PRA before leaving Australia
Magic was our second Grand Champion.
A proven stud dog with Progeny winning both Allbreeds Best in Show and Allbreeds Reserve Best in Show wins (champ level)
He has now earnt his retirement and we are very grateful to Jeannie Skudder for allowing this magical man to come to NZ
Artie was only in New Zealand on holiday and he easily finished NZ show title before he return to Australia along with;
Specialty Best in Shw & Gundog Reserve Best in Show win.
He entered the show ring and won 8 straight DCC awards finishing his title with ease and winning Junior In Show, he is alternated the shows with team member Magic so was not out in the ring every weekend.
He is DNA clear by parentage of both;
PRCD-PRA & FN
Sire Ashmere Rogan Josh
Dam Acijay Try N Catch Me
Artie returned to his breeder Louse Bygraves in Qld
She arrived and has made her place in the team very quickly, entering the show ring she won RBCC at all shows and taken RBOB over much older dogs.
A Baby of Group Winner her first weekend of shows under respected Canadian Cocker breeder - Virginia Lynne.
Echo had a big coat drop as a youngster and therefore we mated her to Magic, she produced a wonder litter and her son Corban is set to be our next Gr Champion.
Our intention was to return her to the show ring and get her NZ title but then Jessica contacted us and we knew it was the right home for Echo. She is now an amazing agility dog and has many awards to her name include "JD" (jumping dog). We are very proud of this girl.
She is clear by parentage for both PRCD-PRA & FN.
Sire - Glenbriar Electric Blue
Dam - Aust Ch Penita Can U Feel The Love
Thank you to Jeanne for allowing this live wire to come down under.
Checkers arrived in March 2014 to increase our gene pool
He is DNA clear for PRA & FN and a well proven stud dog, producing a large range of colors including blue roan and tan.
Checkers is not available at public stud.
Thank you to Louise Bygraves for allowing Checkers to come to NZ