I have been a veterinarian
for 25 years. I graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph. At present I own a small animal practice in Qualicum Beach, BC.
I love animals and have always
been breeding and raising something, most of my life, from rabbits as a child to sheep, chickens and ducks, to pigs (I
had 500 at one point), to horses and miniature donkeys (had 31 in North Carolina) and most lately, dogs.
I have been breeding dogs
for several years now and have made the decision to concentrate on my favourite breed, the West Highland White Terrier. I have always admired the breed for their feisty attitude and loyalty, and what could
be more fun than a house full of Westies?
I live on acreage so my dogs
have lots of room to run. I also have 3 horses.
The dogs live in the house with me, so we have a pretty busy little household here.
I take turns bringing the dogs to the clinic, so all get well socialized and lots of attention.
I am striving to breed a top quality dog
that is true to the breed. I have imported what I hope will be a champion
sire from the UK. Also, I have purchased some excellent lines from the US that
I am hoping will further improve my breeding program, and most recently I have imported a female from Hungary that I obtained
from another veterinarian, and actually have now acquired another female from this same breeder.
I think that personality is a very important
part of the selection process and I am refining my breeding program as I go along to focus on temperament. Westies
should be friendly and outgoing but never overly aggressive.
Of all the breeds of dogs, the Westies have
won my heart. I think it's their loyalty and devotion that wins me. They are everything a dog should be and definitely
part of the family.