Photo is of TAUFIELD MIGHTY DASH O TAIL (Dash) DOB 3-7-2008
SIRE ==  Ch Taufield Mighty Mouse  ====   DAM == Ch Taufield Tail Tella (Imp NZ)



cartton by Rose Komduur
A cartoon by Rose Komduur (Qld)

for those who know Toowoomba grounds you will recognise the path I'm sure

Thank You Rose for the joy of owing this cartoon                   




JAN   A new year beckons  and hopefully the kids will go well   I have rehomed Reilly (glen) to a show home  so hope he goes well  as I think he is a nice dog and it is good to see more glens in the ring   I will only have bracken myself  but will take his mum out at times  to up the numbers a little.

well the first shows are under our belt and the kids behaved well  Tabitha has decided not to put her ears up so will be out of the ring  I will keep her for a few months to see if ears do come up  if not I will rehome her.   Miss Y is going to Mackay to Mel to be shown for awhile up there  until Scarlett goes up for her litter  with Mel.   Bracken is going ok in the ring  shame the judges just don't look at the rare breeds much (unless you have the money to advertise them with big coloured adverts)  sorry I am getting a bit cynical in my old age.   the Aussies have started well Jet the imp  needs one more challenge for his Aus title.  so hopefully soon   Bear is doing well  Goldie played silly beggars in the ring  so lost.  Zed is his happy self and is in lust to all the girls in season  shame he can't have them still life is going well at the moment

I am trying to get more glens into the country so we can have more pups in the ring  but having trouble with contact so hopefully will hear from her soon so we can get things underway.

I am so pleased that Fallon was rising star Glen of Immal (dogzonline pointscore 2012) and I was Breeder of The Year Australian Terrier (dogzonline pointscore)    had a good year


MAY      It is awhile since I was on here  and lots have happened  first I had a fall and dislocated my shoulder it is slowly healing and as I am not allowed to drive I am basically stuck at home except for the help of good neighbours to take me shopping.   I missed a few shows  so took me longer than I thought it would to finnish off my boys   Jet "Ralindi Fly Scotsman" is now an Australian Champion and is the FIRST AUSTRALIAN TERRIER IMPORTED FROM THE UK TO BECOME AN AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION  very proud of our boy  Jet is co-owned by Sharon Gilkison of CLIFTOP Kennel  and I have also had the delight of Bear "Taufield Golden Edition"  becoming a champion in style  he was  CHALL DOG then BEST OF BREED 11pts  and then HE WAS INTERMEDIATE IN GROUP.   so proud of Bear he showed his little butt off  then news from Mackay  that Miss Y "Miss Y Ynot"  got her first pts in minor and was also MINOR IN GROUP  what a great weekend.

Bracken is feeling his oats he is almost 9mths old and is going through the naughty puppy stage chewing anything not nailed down he is still my sweetie but is getting very strong and with my bung arm at the moment I have trouble controlling him on lead friends have to show him and he is misbehaving for them.

well guess that is about all my news for the moment  I will have 5 babies in the ring from the 2 litters they will be just old enough for the Aussie Show  the boy is going to Mackay and will be shown  2 girls from each litter will hit the ring   I have 3 of Warts still to sell


AUG   Well lots have been happening  first I can drive again and am pleased though my arm is slow to heal I have to keep exercises going though don't have to go back to physio anymore have Dr's visit in Oct  had to have an MRI to see why it was not healing properly and have torn something inside bits that hold the bones together  so it is a slow process get frustrated when I do stuff then have to stop before I can get much done  but will get there eventually.

Dogwise have had the Aussie Club shows and  entered 8 dogs   Jet, Bear, Miss Y, Scarlett & Faye and 3 babies  had 5 babies in total entered from my 2 litters  2 of Xena's and 3 of Wart's  Xena's 2 were 1st & 2nd  one went to Melbourne to a show home the next day   Open show I did not do well in classes but got best brace & team with 3 & 2 entries respectively  in the Championship show  Jet was Intermediate in Show    Miss Y  was Puppy in show    had  a good  day overall   then 4 weeks later we were off to the EKKA  with 4 Aussies & 2 Glens   Jet 1st in Inter class  Bear 2nd in Open class  3 entries  Bling 1st baby bitch  Baby of Breed  Miss Y 1st puppy class Puppy Breed    -- Glens  Bracken 1st puppy class Chall Dog Puppy Breed Runnerup Breed    Fallon 1st aust bred  class  Chall Bitch Best of Breed  had to go back for Group & General Specials on last day with  the 2 glens  Miss Y & Bling   enjoyed the day  friends daughter Kirra helped with showing took Fallon in she looked good out there  and was pleased by the time I showed the Puppy and Baby Kirra had disappeared and I never saw her again spent ages looking for her but gave up after 2 hours of wandering around looking  tried ringing her mum but my phone kept telling me she was disconnected as I was speaking with her earlier in the day it was weird  still I enjoyed catching up with some friends I haven't seen in awhile so all good and Kirra got home safe thank goodness.

Well Jet has finally done the dirty deed and has a litter on the ground His first babies were born  16th Aug 2013 5 females


SEPT   I have decided to sell 2 of Jets girls and will keep 3 if they are good enough to show as I am a bit slower after the fall I would sell on 2 of them too show homes only  at this stage

I have a few shows this month and with 2 at Toowoomba tomorrow Sun 15th  Bracken my Glen boy should title he needs only 2 points  so happy for that   Bracken and his  Uncle Murphy  are taking turns on the point score  so will be fun with Kim to see who ends up on top at the end of the year.

Well we are a little closer to getting Cally her rabies test is clear and just awaiting the paperwork to arrive so we can book her into Quarintine  and then we wil know when to expect her.
Also it looks like I will get my Boy after all Enda has sent me a couple of photos of a beautiful blue boy 6 weeks old  so we start the process again he has to be 3mths before rabies can be done so he should follow Cally fairly quickly  OH JOY!!

I have 2 bitches in season and the boys are being their usual painful selves will be glad when they are finished .   I have decided to get Zed desexed as I never was going to breed Norwich and the Aus Norwich community have shown no interest in using him  so for my peace of mind it will make life easier in the long run.

I have been slack with my website  too much time on facebook I think  will have to change that  I must admit I find FB boring  but it is the only way to see my grandkids  still I have decided less time on that amd more on my website  I need to tidy up some of the pages and  sort out my photos and things  my waffle for the day




JAN   Happy New year everyone    well time has got away on me and it is almost the end of the month already  had a quiet Christmas  Xena was sick and had to go to the vet's on Christmas day and was there for a week she is fine now and her old self again.  Mouse took over duties and let the pups feed on her Mouse's pups were just on 8weeks and Xena's 6 weeks  was hard on them and feel they have not grown as well in the last few weeks  though are sturdy enough and look nice will show a girl and boy from them.   was at Burnett Kennel Club last week and Miss Y was BOB both days and on the second day got her Aus Championship  so pleased with that a good way to start the year

MARCH  Have been busy showing the dogs  and  they are going well  my new blue/tan babies Warrior & Princess are showing well first 3 shows Warrior was baby breed and last 2 Princess was baby breed with a baby of group as well  and Baby breed at Toowoomba Royal  very happy with them.    Xena has gone to Lauren Lobegieger and is starting to do agility  Wart has gone to Debbie Schaeller and will have a litter for her then come back home desexed and stay here forever (I do miss her)   Scarlett had a visit with Mel Moore (Littlereds) for a litter she came home on fri 28th mar with one baby who I have fallen in love with on sight 9weeks   I have decided to call her Lettie  awaiting the paperwork so I can show her  in May  Bling is starting to go well had an off period but has come back now and had Bitch Chall 10pts at Toowoomba Royal   so had a good day at Toowoomba in the ring  but it was raining nearly all day and I got bogged along with about 4 others and had to be towed out still I got home in one piece. 

Bracken (glen) has had hotspots with this last lot of rain & humidity his neck is a mess but after a visit to the vet  is improving  had his coat shaved off so won't be at the Nanango Show 

News on the imports  Callie and Baron are booked with quarantine for 25th July and only 10days then home   so will be here at home around the 3rd Aug   and then we will be able to get some litters on the ground  at long last


DEC       I have been very slack on  my website  MY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION will be to get on my website more and less on FB    Callie & Baron arrived finally in Aug 2014 and settled in well Callie loved everyone and got on with everyone Baron  was anti everyone except Callie & Fallon    In Sept 2014 I went to Ireland and had the most wonderful holiday with Linda who has my Brackens father.   

in 2015   we got Callie out into the ring and she is now an Aus Ch  Baron could not be trusted as he hunted my babies like prey and I was not going to take him to a show where he would want to chase the small dogs at a show  I had Baron collected and we have 3 breeding units and I also mated him to Fallon and we got 5 pups 2 girls 3 boys  Callie was mated too Bracken and had 2 girls  2 boys     I kept a wheaten girl from each litter 

Mimi (Cliftop Anzac Memories)  came to the Anzac day ceromony April 25th her 1st birthday and we laid a wreath for Paddy the Australian Terrier who was at Gallopoli and died in the Aug after being shot by Beachy Bill.

Mimi was not a show pony so I decided to mate her to my T Space Warrior "Warrior'    she had a lovely litter of 7   1 boy and 6 girls   I kept one girl whose pedigree name is Taufield Memrys R Maid Of This (call name Tiny)    she has the loveliest of natures and Mimi was desexed and sold and is being spoilt in NSW  

next year I will be having fun with my 3 little ones Tiny , Tara, Tully --  Tara's pedigree is T Queen Of Tara  and Tully's is T Tullamore Dew    

Christmas is getting closer  and another year will be gone   I will enjoy my kids next year and hope the judges will start to look at the glens instead of ignoring them as if they were not even there  It would  be nice but I will enjoy them regardless of what happens in the ring

I will close now and be back in 2016 for all the news

29th Dec    Had a lovely Christmas day with the dogs   an enjoyable phone call from the family in Christchurch  with lovely songs sung by the girls    I had some nice presents    I am now getting ready for the New Years Day Show  to start 2016

                     HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE




Well it was Australia Day yesterday  and I just stayed home  Dogs started well  first show  was Lockyer Valley K.C. Jan 1st   the baby's went well  Tully was glen Baby of Breed  Tiny Aussie Minor of Breed and  enjoyed the day  the following week went to Darling Downs K.C.  Tiny was minor of Breed Again  the Glens Tara was Minor of Breed and then with stiff competion was Minor of GROUP  so happy and to have a judge who knew what he was looking at  and Tully was Baby breed and very naughty in the ring     following week Tara was naughty in the ring did get her 2nd chall BOB but judge was not impressed with her or Tully who was Baby again Tiny was Minor of breed again up against dogs a lot older than her   still it was a quick day and was back home by lunchtime 

I have mated 2 of my girls Goldie to Paddy  and  Princess to Sonny  goldie is in pup and due middle of Feb and Prinny starting to look like she is  Prinny is due 1st Mar also  had 2 bitches come for matings one to Sonny and one to Warrior  Bracken (glen) is very frustrated as he is not allowed the girls  gotta feel sorry for him  Callie went to NSW to her other owner Kim and is now in whelp to Kim's boy Murphy   and she has also mated her girl Yuki (Bracken's litter sister)




I have been very slack I see thanks to FB  it is time I came back to my website  a lot has happened in the last 2 years  so will try and catch up with my news in that regard






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