About us

Dear visitor,

Showing Dogs:

In the Beginning......
My first show dog was Rose, a beautiful white Standard Poodle bred by Yvonne Smith and John Stanton (Kateisha Kennel in New Zealand).  Rose arrived at 3 months old in August 2005 and together we learn't together how to not only how to look after a show coat (including trimming), but also the art of handling a show dog.  Rose became an Australian Champion in June 2006 and has won many Class in Groups and Class in Show awards. 

I was given an opportunity in 2007 to title a stunning black girl Tyra (Aust & NZ Ch. Kateisha Stars in Her Eyes), owned and bred by Kateisha Kennel (Yvonne Smith and John Stanton).  Tyra is a sweet girl with heaps of attitude!

The Next Stage (Breeding)...
In May 2007 we were delighted to breed Rose (Aust Ch First Love) to Richmond (Aust Grand Ch Voila Canadian Club AI - owned and bred by Lance Wright) and had 9 beautiful puppies.  Out of this litter we kept Bowie (Aust Ch Am Ch Ch Obsessn Lust for Life) a white male and Minx (Aust Ch Obsessn The Temptress) a black girl.  Both Bowie and Minx reflect their parents' outstanding temperaments, movement and elegance and are wonderful dogs to live with.

2009 - The American Trip with Bowie
Bowie and I travelled to Raleigh North Carolina in March 2009.  Bowie gained his American title easily and then attended the Poodle Club of America Show in late April 2009.  Bowie won 4th place in the highly competitive Open Class thanks to his handler Adriano Rocha.

2012 - Viva arrives from Kateisha Poodles as a puppy and and is shown to her Australian Championship title with Heather, Kazoo Hirae and Matthew Smith handling sharing the handling.  Viva gained her title in a very short period of time.

Bowie is shown at a few shows and wins of note is a 13 point Best of Breed at the Winter International Show in Sydney on 22 July.  This wins was against very good competition including some Supreme Australia Champions!

2013  - Viva is mated to Bowie in June 2013 and resulted in a wonderful and healthy litter being born on 20 August 2013.  See the "Puppies" link to see videos and photos.  Two of the puppies Jackson and Jewels were kept from this litter and will be shown in Australia, USA and Canada.   I'm very exciting about travelling back to the states and will try showing them this time hopefully in Canada too. 

2014 - Jewels and Jackson were shown in Australia successfully.  Check their individual pages for photos and wins.

2015 (May)  - Now located in County Down, Ireland to show Jewels and Jackson locally and around the UK. Europe and the USA.

The Dog Grooming Business:

It had always been my ambition to develop a dog grooming business that would offer personal care and attention for all breeds.

I trained under the UK Government's City & Guilds programme.

We commenced operations in 2001, in Canberra, Australia and ran the very successful business for 14 years.

In May 2015,
Our new dog grooming salon in County Down, Ireland is now open for business. Looking forward to meeting people and their dogs.

We're always interested in dog care and advice.  We hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,
Heather McCormack