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Shumllea  

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SHUMLLEA  
IN THE BEGINNING

The affix SHUMLLEA  was set up in 1975,  shortly after Anne and Stephen were married.


ALTHOUGH Anne`s parents owned St. Poodles, when Anne was born,in the late `50`s,  and lived in South Buckinghamshire UK. and Stephen came  from Windsor,  where the family had a pet cat `Smokey`. So Anne has been involved with dogs, their maintenance and well being, for her lifetime. (Now I know you are all trying to work out how old I was when we got married, but yes I was young haha). 


AS YOU WILL SEE, OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE NOT HAD HUGE NUMBERS OF DOGS, BUT WE HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO BE OWNED BY SOME WONDERFUL EXAMPLES OF THE BREEDS.  QUALITY RATHER THAN QUANTITY. WE HAVE BEEN HONOURED TO SHARE THE LIVES OF TOP WINNING, CH`S, SIRE OF MERIT, DAM OF MERIT, JW WINNERS, MULTI BIS WINNERS, STUD BK NUMBERS, AND TOP PUPPY AWARDS WINNERS. WE OWNED THE YOUNGEST AFGHAN TO GAIN HER JW, (11 DAYS),  AND OUR BREEDING IS NOW BEHIND 100`S OF CH`S, WORLDWIDE IN VERY LIMITED BREEDING, CONCENTRATING ON TYPE, STRUCTURE, COUPLED WITH SHOWMANSHIP, WITH OUR CHINESE CRESTED DOGS, AND AFGHAN HOUNDS. 
A brief synopsis of the early years:-

Once settled into our new home in now in North  Bucks, Stephen and I wanted to add a family pet, to out home to join our Jack Russell terrier `Amber`.  there was a choice of a few breeds, that we had discussed,  and Stephens final choice was a dalmation, but Anne wanted an Afghan Hound, as her parents were privilaged to own a stunning Alyshan bitch in the early 70`s, called  `Samantha`.

Anne set out to reserch and came across Alan Brookes and Eddie Whatton, from the World famous BONDOR Afghans, and they had a litter of puppies. Alan and Eddie became very treasured and valued friends, and  Honey joined the family, and she was to be the foundation of SHUMLLEA Show team, by Ch. Bondor Dera Ghazi Khan.  Honey  was soon followed Barby, a daugter of Ch. Karnak Shamrock, and Ch. Bondor Naughty Marietta.  

During the 70`s, 80`s, and 90`s, some notable afghans were campaigned , including, Shumllea Stonehogan, Shumllea Sirenko, Shumllea Solace, Shumllea Pardon My Dust,  Shumllea Starburst, Shumllea Ultra Sweet, Shumllea Lady Mellor (who stole the heart of Sir Roger Moore when she appeared in a film with him), Shumllea Smoke Signal JW, Canadian Import Chandhars`s Havisa Shaltravel to Shumllea,  UK Ch. Anakharas Talisman of Tashmahn, and Karaburan Gloria Estafan at Shumllea JW. 

In the mid 1970`s,  the wonderful Chinese Crested breed became a great favorite of ours, and St. Erme Mischeif and St Erme Delight came to us from our dear friend Mirrie Cardew. We had known Mirrie for many years, as her other interest was the Basenji, and we had a super bitch, from Magaret Christie Davies, of the world famous Azenda Knls.  

St. Erme Delight was 10 wks when she came to us but was  nearly 2 yrs old, when we entered her for a show, and she won Limit bitch and gained her stud bk number, at her first outing. She did well for us in the ring, but we also obtained a super male from Mirrie, St. Erme Do-Do  but he did not like the showring, he was a mummies boy, but he sired a super litter to St. Erme Delight, and it gave us Shumllea Jack in the Box JW RCC, Shumllea Fairytale, Shumllea Fineas Fog and Shumllea Fairystory.  This was our foundation breeding.  Jack went on a journey and went to live with Ursula Centa in Switzerland, when he was 3 yrs old, but we were later saddened to hear she had parted with him to Poland, and we were not notified of his new owners. Although we did find that the white powder puff bitch she also had,  went to Ruth and Walter Meir (Goldenberry) after a very short time - Shumllea Rambling Rose so we were able to keep in contact.

The litter was repeated and we retained Shumllea Bubble Gum, and Am. & Can.  Ch. Shumllea Peppermint Waffle, went to Karen Wagner of the World Famous Pahlavi Afghan hounds in the USA and he is now behind many notable Knls in the USA , including Rompford etc. and then the super  Shumllea Gooseberry Fool went to  (Sandra)  Alexandra  Forth, (Omegaville)  a  local friend with many other breeds and was to be her very first Crested, and the dam of Ch`s in Europe, being the back bone of all the Secret Lines early Ch's.  Unfortunately she let the  bitch go on a breeding contract to another person involved in Llasa Apso' . She was later sold, to Mrs Oliver,  where she died four months after the sale, with the story of breaking her neck after running into a brick wall? I was informed a full Yr later !...

We were then privileged to be able to use the younger brother to the UK Breed Record Holder Ch. Debrita Defiant.  - Ch. Debrita Dramatist JW  owned by Tina Dixon, on Shumllea Fairytale, and we had  5 super babies, and we retained Shumllea Crackling Rose JW,  and Shumllea Shoestring went to Tony Johnson.  Rose was a lovely natural hairless, with great ring presence and effortless movement. Multi BPIS and BIS winner. 

Shumllea Bubble Gum had a successful show career, winning the puppy Stakes at UK Toy, and BPIB at the same show under Tina Dixon (Debrita). She was later bred to Ch. Zucci Fancy man JW, and we retained  Am. Ch. Shumllea Dash n Desire  SOM, and Shumllea Hartz a Fire

Am. Ch. Shumllea Dash n` desire SOM, was later bred to Shumllea Crackling Rose JW, a multi BIS winner herself, at Club and all breed shows,  and we retained Am. Ch. Shumllea Smartie Pants JW, and Gr. Ch. Shumllea Standing Ovation went to the Dogwin Knl in Greece and was the first titled crested in Greece for Betty and Michalas Demitriadas, gaining his title under Michael Quinney. 
This litter was repeated and Shumllea Surprise Surprise, went to Linda Rupniak, as her foundation of the Konishiki Cresteds, Shumllea Sonic Boom and Shumllea Smash Hit went to Roger Stone and Lee Cox of the world famous Vanitonia Knls.

In 2002  I  had to cease showing  due to  illness which resulted in Spinal surgery ,  and many months of recovery , which has left me in severe pain today, so Dash went to live with Frank Baylis in the USA, and Smartie Pants went to live with Pam Litz of the N`Co cresteds in the USA, and later Karen Fischer in the USA, and the rest is now history. Dash was titled very quickly and became a very influential stud basis  for the Bayshore Knl and is now the sire, grandsire and great grandsire of hundreds of Ch`s across the world, forming the foundation for so many top knls, and behind  WICKHAVEN, DOGWIN, ROMPFORD, PAHLAVI, BAYSHORE, CREST-VUE, MONGOSHI, SHINBASHI, GERMANIKA, SILVER BLUFF, POP, OLIVERA`S, KAMAJI,   LLYNRAVEN,  SUN DAN,  VELLAR PLJUS, and many more, and at home, KONISHIKI, SHULUNE, BRADWEN , SPIRIT CREST. and many more etc. Many lines have come full circle and Dash lies behind so many top winning Knls worldwide, from a hand full of litters UK, and the Bayshore breeding program, USA.

Along our journey we have also been blessed with some wonderful Boxers as our house pets and fun dogs, and we still have 2 boxers today.

We have also been blessed with  having so many nice friends across the world,  that would not of been possible  had we of all not of had the same interest, in our canine family members.....

BUT This was then, so read on to read about SHUMLLEA NOW !  AS WE ARE BACK WITH A BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANNE