Over ons/About us

I was born in England but have lived in the Netherlands since the early '70s. I first entered the showring back in 1980 with our family pet, a Dalmation bitch. Short haired dachsunds were also a favourite breed of mine. Many years went by until I was able to fullfil my dream of breeding and showing. By then I had discovered the Shih Tzu and was enchanted by the character, charming exterior and glamorous flowing coat. I registered my kennel, Melystra, in 2005. We are often in the showring and breed on a small scale. My priorities are soundness, body and character as well as good tail and head carriage and strong smooth movement.

My first Shih Tzu male - who I bought as a pet - and who showed me how lovely the breed is. He was with us until he was almost 16 years old.

Amore on Special Request 'Rolo'

Sire: Xcellence from Audrey's Paradise - Dam: Victorys de l'Eau d'Aaz