our first Sheltie, SANDEMAR TRENDY GIRL
(Missy) in the early 1970's from Harold Crapp who became a
very good friend and mentor along with Betty Johnson who
supplied us with our first breeding bitch
ALMAROY ALL CHEER. 'Missy' was
too small (12-13") to breed from but gave us the opportunity
to learn a great deal about the breed. She was a real sweetie
and won a challenge at just 6mths and was placed at the SSC
NSW under Breed specialist John McIntosh (UK), we were hooked.
Missy was only purchased as a family pet when Danielle was a
A. ALL CHEER
gave us our first champion, Ch.
PEERIELEE PRIDE N JOY CD owned and exhibited by Jan
Boyce from a litter born in 1976. 'Goldie' also gave us
a daughter 'Shenan' in 1975 that produced 2 champions. This
was a great start for us.
Matthew was born in 1975 so we went to shows with pram,
basket, cages, dogs and all the paraphernalia associated with
having a baby, what a load enough to make most give up but we
In 1976 we
purchased SHELTREENA AQUARIAN in
partnership with Jan Boyce and my sister Deirdre Crofts, this
was our introduction to merles and little did we know at the
time what a fabulous impact this little blue girl would make
on Shelties. She started the blue trend that is so evident in
the ring today. We are still breeding from 'Heather's'
descendants and I suspect for some years to come.
her first handler class when only 3years old and until she
turned 17 years won many, many, many more including Sydney
became the first kennel in NSW to breed a champion in the three
main colours, we are still trying for that elusive BI-Colour
We also did a
lot if Obedience training in the early years with Sydney All
Breeds Training Club. How did we ever find the time?????
became a partner in 1988 when she was 16years old when she was
showing GRAND CHAMPION PEERIELEE TRI IT
MY WAY who she owned in partnership with her aunt
In the 1980's
we also successfully showed collies for our dear friend the
late Jo Lafebre , Tjelana Kennels, taking several BEST IN SHOW
at All Breed & Specialist Shows.
I gained my
judges license for Shelties & Collies in 1986 and Working
(Herding) Group in 1988,I am now licensed for Terriers,
Gundogs, Hounds, Working/Herding, Utility, Non Sporting.
Danielle is licensed for Gundogs, Hounds, Working/Herding,
Danielle married Garry Dryburgh already heavily involved in
the dog world having come from a "doggy" family.
Garry judges Terriers, Gundogs, Hounds, Working/Herding, Non
introduced Whippets in 1990 but no longer have any. Danielle and Garry have Shelties, Whippets and
Standard Poodles .
In 2000 we
imported our American and English boys to add to the gene pool
and we could not be happier with the results. Thank you to
those breeders who have seen the value of these boys.
We have owned
and bred a great number of super dogs over the years, Each an
individual that makes the breed what it is. Browse our pages
to see some of our beloved companions.
Sandemar Trendy Girl
Almaroy All Cheer
Peerielee Pride N Joy CD
our first champion