We first became involved in showing and breeding dogs in 1976 and our involvement with dogs now spans more than 37 years.
We purchased our first show dog, a Dobermann in 1978 and immediately fell in love with the breed and continued our involvement with this beloved breed for the next 28 years, we were fortunate enough to have been successful both in the show ring and in the whelping box, with very limited breeding we were privileged enough to have bred several champions and multiple BIG and BIS winners, at all breeds and specialty level.
In 2003 we made the decision to change to a smaller breed and chose the Lakeland terrier, we purchased a little bitch, Ch Camarna Obelia and subsequently fell in love with this fun loving and impish little dog. This delightful yet challenging breed heralded the beginning of a very steep learning curve for me in the art of grooming and presentation of a harsh double coated breed, however the rewards and the ultimate sense of achievement is tremendous. The contrast in grooming between Dobermanns and Lakeland Terriers is obvious however this exacting art is very enjoyable, rewarding and sometimes therapeutic pastime.
In the relatively short time we have been involved with Lakeland terriers we have enjoyed considerable success in the show ring and bred some outstanding dogs.
Grand Ch Manesty The Real Deal who is co-owned with Wendy Prentis, was our foundation sire and we were fortunate enough to do a considerable amount of winning with him. Dealer is a Best in Show, Best in Show Specialty and multiple Runer Up Best in Show winner, a prolific Best In Group and Runner Up in Group winner. He is the sire of several champions and Supreme champions.
We occasionally have puppies available and enquiries are always welcome.
Don & Sheryle Pike
Lobethal, SA, Australia
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