Ian & Shirley purchased their first Dobermann in 1980 Ch Titan of Blue Spur, he had a heavy American influenced pedigree. Titan enjoyed much success in the ring with Ian at the helm showing him he notched up 7 all breed best In Shows to his record.
At that time we were then based in Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island of NZ, so only had limited showing opportunities due to accessibility to most shows held in the South Island.
We then went on to purchase our foundation bitch Deralyn of Avalon and at the same time formed our Kennels. Taking a Biblical name from the bible we called our kennels ‘Shadday’, which means “Almightly”.
In time we moved forward to having bred our first litter, the resultant litter produced us two Champions. Their names were Shadday’s Devine Image and Shadday’s Devine Lover who was owned by Faye Botherway.
We had a career move to Rangiora in North Canterbury NZ. In alliance with Dianne McKay a stalwart of the breed whose successful kennel name is Dakared we then were ready for another boy and purchased Cyrus a black and tan male that titled to champion status.
We orchestrated several litters from bitches that we really liked and out of these litters we produced several champions, always keeping in mind the importance of striving to adhere to the blue print of the Dobermann standard in all of our conscious efforts as breeders. Our picture has always been a square standard sized dobermann with out the unnecessary extremes that some judges find acceptable.
The success we have enjoyed at specialist show level would be a testimony to our continual adherence to this picture. The standard medium sized dobermann.
In the 1990’s we formed an alliance with Lisa & Martyn Slade from the very successful Martyn Dobermann stud. First using Grand Ch Martyn Best Kept Moment, a son from Am Ch Cambria’s lasting Impression from semen imported from the famous Cambria Dobermann Kennels via Jim and Anne White very close friends of Martyn and Lisa.
This produced two champions Ch Shadday Reddi Lets Pose (Casey) and Ch Shadday Reddi Take Note (Murphy), with Ch Shadday Reddi Lets Pose going on to be one of biggest specialist breed winners in the South Island. And one of NZ biggest ever bitch winning Specialty breed winners in the History of the breed.
This alliance has also produced many other top winning dobermann’s including:
• Grand & Aust Ch Martyn Black-As-Thunder (Khol)
• Grand Ch Martyn The-Lord-Of-The-Rings (Leo)
• Ch Martyn Gotcha Talkin At Shadday (Saatchi)
• Ch Martyn Sounds-Of-Thunder (Echo)
• Ch Martyn Caron-Copy-Of-Eddie (Carbon)
• Ch Shadday Destined To Be A Hit (Klein)
• Ch Shadday Destined For Glory At Debruk (Phoenix)
• Ch Martyn Smoke On The Water at Shadday (Darcey)
And the rest is now History as we continue to strive to be the best we can with the passion and dedication to bench mark the beautiful dobermann alongside our peers.
We owe a great deal of our success to Martyn and Lisa Slade and have so much respect and admiration for their continued devotion to the breed. They strive to improve the breed and the results are obvious not only in the show ring but also in the quality of the brood bitches that produce our top winning dobermanns.
We would also like to make mention of Helene Street (Debruk Dobermann Kennel), she has been a great friend of ours for many many years and is also a Doberman enthusiast. In recent years we have joined forces with Helene and now own several dogs in partnership. Helene shows the dogs and has had great success. She handled our beautiful boy Ch Shadday Destined To Be A Hit (Klein) to an All Breeds Best In Show. Klein currently lives in the North Island with Martyn and Lisa and in their expert hands has won his 2nd All Breeds Best In Show so we all look forward to number 3……….
Helene is currently campaigning a bitch from Klein’s first litter to Ch Shadday Reddi Let’s Pose. Ch Shadday Destined for Glory at Debruk (Phoenix) has had a great career so far and we wish Helene and Phoenix all the best for the future.
A huge thank you must also go to Alan Ladds who came on board late in 2006 after the tragic loss of our dear friend and fellow dobermann enthusiast Kelvin Williams. Kelvin died suddenly in July 2006 after suffering a heart attack while indulging in his other passion, Rugby league. Kelvin and his wife Catherine had been a big part of our lives, we owned several dogs together and Kelvin handled many of our dogs over the years including our beloved “Casey”. At the time of his death Kelvin had been campaigning both Leo and Klein. Alan first love are the Boxer’s however he relished the thought of showing of Leo and in November 2007 handled him to the title of Grand Champion, we are most grateful to Alan. Alan now co-owes a Dobermann with us.