From a mutual love of Dobermanns and
Miniature Schnauzers, my husband Allan and I have built up a small but very
select kennel of Dobermanns and more recently Minis. Allan and his
family have always been involved with Dobermanns, his brother and sister in
law breeding under the Balind prefix. We acquired a show dog, Balind
Dark Thunder from them in 1984 as well as a brown female. In 1986 we
were offered a black female from Maria and Laurie Wheeler of Borealis
Kennels which was “Ch Borealis Swanton Tart” who became the foundation on
which we have built. “Irma” had excellent pedigrees and we were very
honoured to own her and have always been indebted to Maria and Laurie for
allowing us to have this special friend and for all their support over the
Left: Our foundation bitch "Irma"
Aust Ch Borealis Swanton Tart
Irma was bred firstly to “Borealis
Amber Flash and this produced 5 champions including Ch
Redorah Five Card Stud and Ch Redorah Dealers Choice who were
both multiple Best in Group and specialty winners,
also Ch Redorah Roll the Dice who was an All Breeds Best in Show winner.
We have gone on from that point to
produce consistent type and temperament including the delightful Ch Redorah
Double Impact “Diesel” who was a very consistent winner including 2 Sydney
Royal Reserve Challenges until he badly injured his shoulder unable to be
We also had a love of Miniature
Schnauzers and always wanted to own one and in 1986 we were offered a puppy
from Mirazac Kennels, “Ch
Mirazac Left of Centre” (pictured left).
Chloe was a multiple Best in Group and Class in Show
winner also Sydney Royal Reserve Challenge and consistent specialty winner.
She was Challenge Bitch at the 1997 NSW Schnauzer Club
Show at just under 12 months old. In her
first seven weeks in minor puppy class Chloe clocked up 7 All Breeds
Classes in Show.
In 1987 Chloe was “National Dog” point score winner for
Mini Schnauzers. Unfortunately Chloe has only produced one litter of
2 puppies for us, one of which is Ch Redorah Hi Society who has become the
foundation bitch of our kennel.
It was at this time that we became
involved with Marelyne McLeod-Woodhouse
of Schonhardt Mini Schnauzers.
She has been our mentor and has always lent a hand whenever needed.
She has been a wealth of information and has helped guide us to where we are
today. We are always indebted to Marelyne for her honesty and
criticism when required.
We have used Schonhardt breeding
which incorporates the Canadian Minuteman
Mini Schnauzer lines and have found this to be a very successful mix.
Recently we have used the Canadian lines of Meinkismahs with great
success and look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with our
friends at Schonhardt.
Our aim is produce excellent type
and temperaments in these animals and so far I think we have been very