Six happy dogs and two happy girls - Emey, Annie, JLo, Misty, Mawson and Matty with Essien and Sancia (September 2015)
Welcome to the website for Barad Kennels, owners of a small number of Italian greyhounds and Tibetan Spaniels. We are located in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. We started as a family affair in 1970s when Barbara and her twin daughters Monique and Simone commenced breeding and showing Shetland Sheepdogs.
Ten years ago our love affair with Tibetan Spaniels & Italian Greyhounds commenced. Monique purchased a Tibetan Spaniel from the well known Barrajy kennel and Simone an Italian Greyhound from the Wondoan Kennels in Queensland. We knew we had found the breeds for us and not long after we decided to get back into the show ring. Good friend Rowena Ransley became interested in Italian Greyhounds when she purchased Betty from our very first litter in 2008 and joined us. Ro stopped showing and breeding in 2013. In 2014 another great friend Di Wazny joined our team and she is currently showing two of our dogs in the North of the state.
We owe a great deal too to Chris Scott - Tunamara Kennels - South Australia, who we met by chance after Monique bred her first litter of Tibetan Spaniels. We were to discover that Chris loved and bred not only Tibetan Spaniels but Italian Greyhounds. We have had a number of lovely male dogs from Chris - our latest Ch Tunamara Titanium, who won breed at the 2014 Royal Hobart Show. Titan is father to our three latest litters.
In September 2009 our girl JLo (Ch Am Ch Razzo Bellagio Absolutely Sinful) arrived from Missouri in the US, after a two year search to find the right dog to import to strengthen and add to our existing Italian Greyhounds. Kristi Crouch and Con Moothart from the Bellagio and Razzo Kennels have been such great guides and they still are very excited to hear what JLo and her kids are doing in Australia. JLo entered Australia pregnant to a lovely boy - Am Ch Bo-Bett Press My Buttons and gave us a litter of pups that have proved to be the backbone of our breeding program.
Barad Kennels is not really a 'kennel' as all our dogs live inside and are members of our families. It consists of three generations of dog lovers:
Barbara, our founding member;
Her daughters; Simone and Monique; and
Sim's daughter - Sancia and Mon's daughter - Edwina - our junior handlers. In April 2010 Ashby, Sim's now 12 year old son also commenced as a junior handler - making it even more a family affair.
Rowena Ransley and Di Wazny - two friends that share our joy for this amazing little breed
The Tibbies live with Monique and the Iggies live with Simone, Rowena and Di. We have been showing our Iggies and Tibbies since 2006 and continue to learn about these adorable toy breeds. We have made some great friends through our dogs, including other breeders from all around the country and in fact from other countries too.
Responsible Breeding and Showing
We love these bright little dogs and love having them in our lives and we enjoy sharing this passion with other dog lovers in Tasmania. It is really great when we are stopped on walks and asked 'what type of dog is that'? We strive to breed fantastic 'fit for purpose' companion dogs - temperamentally, genetically and physically sound pups that can join us and those that acquire our pups as members of the family.
We expect to breed approximately a litter a year, striving for puppies that are conformationally correct, healthy and with a happy sound temperament and that continue to improve the quality of the breed. Our puppies are raised around our children and other animals. We believe that the love and care that they get from us ensures that they are well adjusted happy furry members of the family.
We show our dogs as a family, as professionally as we are able. We really enjoy showing, even when we don't win.
Simone and Monique are on the committee for the Huon and Channel Kennel Club Inc, Simone is the Treasurer. Both are also on sub - committees with the Tasmanian Canine Association. We strongly believe in supporting the hobby of dog showing in Tasmania.
Between Simone and Rowena we have bred 14 litters in the last 10 years. Rowena is having a break from breeding and showing but Simone and Sancia continues to show and breed. Currently Sim and Sancia lives with five Italian Greyhound girls. Our current Iggy show team in Tasmania consists of Imy, Misty, Aspen, Marly and Matty.
Winnie - RUBISS Ch Barad Waiting To Sin, Bambi - Ch Barad Bambina Labamba, Annie - Ch Barad Mountain Cathedral (IID), Lady - Barad Pedra Branca & Emey - BISS Ch Barad Deepest Emotions. A girl from each of Sim's five litters with our super star junior handler Sancia (July 2012).
Mon, Sancia, Sim, Barbara and Rowena - Team Barad in 2009
The Tibetan Spaniels are an equally big part of Barad Kennels, just Mon doesnt take quite as many photos as Sim.
Mon had two fantastic litters in August 2015 and has retained two show girls, one from each litter. These girls - Neema and Ceri have joined our show team and the others have found loving pet homes around the country. Mon wont be breeding again until the end of 2016.
Edwina and Vienna at Murdunna ( May 2015)
Sebastian and Willy (amd Vienna) (May 2015)
Natebit Willy Winnit - pictured at just 9 months (April 2015)