**Photo: Janeme Saphire relaxing at the show **
WE HAVE MOVED.
After 41 years of breeding in Tasmania we now call Victoria home, and will continue to breed QUALITY German Shepherd Dogs.
Having been one of Tasmania's leading German Shepherd breeders, we have bred and owned National place-getters, multi Excellent Merit, many multi Excellent and class In-Show winners, including the 2004 Tasmanian Siegerin Janeme Saphire Excellent Merit . and the 2007 Vice Siegerin Janeme Costa Lot Multi Excellent Merit. We are also home to the very beautiful Vandemhaus Iron Maiden Excellent Merit daughter of Janeme Pearl., and Castarstar Acacia (2nd Junior Bitch 40th German Shepherd National), 2012 Queensland Intermediate Siegerin Very Good Merit., 8th Intermediate Bitch 41st National, Tasmanian Vice Siegerin 2013 Excellent Merit., Tasmanian Siegerin 2014 (Excellent Merit). and Tasmanian Siegerin 2015 (Excellent Merit). We breed to the SV standard and by selective and very careful planning we aim to produce sound, healthy, intelligent, beautiful dogs, that come from generations of hip and elbow X-Rayed stock.
We have been awarded the Bronze Medallion "Breeders Achievement Award" presented by the GSD Council of Australia. All our dogs are raised in a complete family environment of small children, teenagers and adult folk.
A little history of Janeme and myself.
I am the principal of Janeme and my name is Janice Perkins. I am a member of Dogs Victoria and the German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria as well as The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia and Shepparton Dog Training Club. I have held positions as President, Editor and Breed Affairs Administrator (totalling 20 years) as well as Committee person of the German Shepherd Dog Club of Tasmania. I have also served on comittee with the All Breeds Kennel Club of Tas. My Association with the German Shepherd Dog began the 1950's.
As a child my Mother purchased a German Shepherd bitch (Known as Alsations) and hence my love affair with this breed began. My Grandparents were also involved with the German Shepherd. At 69 years of age my Grandmother trained her bitch to CDX title.
A close family friend was a lady known as "Mother Porter". This wonderful lady with her husband were foundation members of the German Shepherd Dog Leauge in NSW and from this lady I learnt a lot about the German Shepherd Dog. I was present in her home when her husband who was at a RAS meeting rang to say "that they had finally done it, German Shepherds (Alsations as they were known then) were allowed to be exhibited at the Sydney Royal" What wonderful news!!!
Career and early marriage years prevented me from having my own dog but shortly after the birth of my 3rd child a male german shepherd became part of our family. From here it all began.
The learning of the German Shepherd all over again, as after the import ban was lifted, the dog we knew and loved so much was completely different. Being like so many others, finding the English import more appealing to the eye than the German import. Learning the bloodlines, falling in love the the German import, trying to get ones tongue around those German names (still can't), and so it goes on.
To-day my daughters have their own GSD's one going on to show and breed with her own kennel prefix, (Vandemhaus) the other helping me with handling. My grand-son also owns his own GSD, and helps me with handling., and in earlier years my grand daughter with training and handling.