I am an AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL KENNEL COUNCIL REGISTERED BREEDER since 2001. I am bound by the code of ethics of Dogswest, this can be found on their website at www.dogswest.com.
At present I rarely show my dogs. Ch Ausbed Blythe Spirit (AI) has retired from the show ring. Spirit is from frozen semen from Granitor kennels in the UK. Ch Ausbed Born In Boots (AI), Bootsie is from frozen semen from Bisbee kennels in the UK. I would like to thank Dorothy from Bisbee and John from Granitor for their willingness to go to the trouble of having the semen collected and sent to Australia. The pups from both litters have made all their effort worth while.
Ausbed Sophisticated Lady (Sophie) is not bothered by anything. She is from Poppy's litter with Spencer. Thanks Cathy, I couldn't have asked for better pups.
Ch Ausbed Affair to Remember (Mem) occasionally enters the ring as a veteran. She is the result of a mating between Ch Tolpedn Romance (Imp UK) and Ch Wurroit Lucila Miss.
Ausbed a la Mode (Poppy) decided she doesn't like the show ring but did present me with a lovely litter of pups, the sire is Ch Stenmor Royal Gadabout (Spencer). Poppy herself is the result of a mating between Ch Ausbed Born in Boots and Ch Ausbed Blythe Spirit.
Our UK import Aus.Ch.TolPedn Romance, (aka Manny) was bred by Ken Bounden (TolPedn) in collaboration with Chris Meyers of Tcheria kennels. Manny was a delight. With his good looks and sweet personality he improved our line. After fighting illness for over 12 months Manny crossed over 13/03/16.
Manny appointed himself "Chief Rat Catcher" and lived up to the reputation Bedlington Terriers have. He was very fast and very efficient.
Aust Ch Swedish import Isotop's Joyride (Jenna) has passed over, she is missed. She was Best of Breed at the Perth Royal Show in 2005. An absolute sweetie she loved everyone and everyone loves her.
Ausbed Bedlington Terriers have lived in Western Australia, Victoria, NSW, Canberra, South Australia, Queensland, New Zealand (NZ Ch Ausbed Traveller CDX) and England. We are sad to report that Fin Ch Ausbed Alcheringa has crossed the Rainbow Bridge as the resut of a road accident.
Health: My first Bedlington Terrier had Copper Toxicosis (and was never bred from), this convinced me that health is most important. This is why my dogs have been tested by Vetgen in the USA (tested clear 1/1 ) and were the first Australian dogs to be tested in the UK with what was supposed to be the definitive gene test. My dogs are normal i.e. no deletions in either copy of the MURR1 gene. However the effectiveness of this test is in dispute. VetGen has recently added to their test and now they also test for a deletion as well as the allele marker, fortunately my dogs show no deletions. The results of dogs I have had liver biopsied are encouraging as none have been affected. Fortunately for the breed more research is happening, as there have been anomolies, because of this I test all puppies. It would appear that a conclusive test is getting closer as the other mutant genes have been identified.
Prior to mating I may test the prospective parents for congenital and non-congenital eye diseases, fortunately none have been affected.
Temperament: the Bedlington only looks delicate, I like to think of them as a lap dog with attitude. Adoringly affectionate with their owners, they are initially aloof to newcomers to see if they warrant attention. If a Bedlington likes you he is not shy in demonstrating it. They are loyal to their owners who they consider to be the centre of their universe. They can be stubborn so I recommend obedience training, puppy pre-school is good as long as the other dogs are about the same size. Bedlington pups are not as "full-on" as some other breeds and can be overwhelmed by boisterous pups. Bedlingtons are not as well known as other breeds and not all trainers understand the sensitivity of the breed.
Conformation: is also important to ensure that the puppy you get from me can take all the activity in his day. Several of my puppy owners have told me their dogs catch rabbits on the run. The Bedlington has a springy gait when walking slowly, but a Bedlington running is poetry in motion.
I am an Australian National Kennel Council Registered Breeder. A member of the Bedlington Terrier Association (UK),The Bedlington Terrier Club (UK). As a breeder of Bedlington Terriers I am aware of my responsibility to learn as much as possible, and to keep abreast of developments within the breed.
Where to find us
We moved to the Canning Vale Kennel Zone so our dogs would have more room to play. We have 1.5 acres that we have almost finished landscaping with lots of help from the "kids". They love it here so it has been worth the move for them, and when we finally finish the gardens it will be worth it for us.
We have re-opened for boarding, not just Bedlingtons but most breeds.