Welcome to Ngalla Kennels & Ngalla Park Horses
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Puppies due hopefully in late October..
No puppies until late 2017. Fyre arrived from the USA, I can't wait to meet his first babies when the time comes. I'm sure he is going to be a super star.
NORWEGIAN FOREST ANNOUNCEMENTS.
I have decided that I will no longer be breeding Norwegian Forest Cats.
All of my gorgeous cats have found wonderful homes.
***MINIATURE HORSE NEWS***
I have changed direction just slightly with my mini horses and will now be concentrating on the 'small' horse height - over 34". Some exciting new additions have been purchased and details will be added shortly. Woo Hoo!!
After lots of thought I have decided to sell a few of the mares that I have bought that don't fit with the new direction. If you are interested in a mare, you may want to think about having service from one of my 2 stallions. Several of the colts have now been gelded and will be available.
Plans are being made for foals for 2017, exciting times.
"The Hook" (above) did Shangrila Miniatures proud and took many awards at the IMHR National show at Tamworth and the MHAA National show in Sydney in April 2012. He attended a show up in Queensland were he continued his winning ways! October has seen his arrival here in Tasmania, he is everything I was hoping for, and more!!
Thanks to Mick & Leanne from Shangrila Miniatures for helping me add to my herd with some stunning horses! Their wealth of knowledge and understanding of these beautiful horses is second to none.
"The Gambling" theme litter (featured below).
I hope you enjoy looking at my dogs, cats & other animals.
Ronan (above) has gained a Puppy in Group award & Runner-Up to Best of Breed in his first weekend just over 6 months of age. More recently was Reserve Dog at the Tasmanian Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Club show, under breed specialist judge, Mr John Rice from SA.
My girls only have litters occasionally. Lots of thought and planning goes into each and every litter I breed. All dogs and bitches are x-rayed and scored for hip dysplasia, prior to having their first litters, and all pups are checked for Collie eye anomoly. My pups are raised in the house with their mums, socialised as much as possible and exposed to lots of the usual household noises.
I started back in 1986 with the purchase of a collie as a present for my friend, Len. Then next year I was interested in having something to do on weekends. Try dog showing he says!
As the first girl was not purchased as a showdog I went back to the breeder and was offered another girl, pick of her litter. My very first show was the Collie Club of NSW, National Show in 1997. My girl Krystle was 3rd in her class out of 27 pups. I was hooked.
With time and research I came to learn more about our beautiful breed and a particular bloodline always caught my eye, the Corydon line.
After moving to Tasmania I was lucky enough to become friends with Mim Bester of Baqilodge Collies and purchase from her Baqilodge Evening Star who was down from two Corydon imports. Some time later Mim let me know of a proven brood bitch that was for sale, down also from a Corydon import. Tyagong Goldstars Hope came to live with me in 1993, what wonderful additions these two girls were to make to my kennel.
With the addition of Australian Shepherds, life will never be dull. I had admired these dogs for many years before getting one myself. In 2001 I went to watch the Victorian Australian Shepherd specialty show. There in intermediate dog class was a lovely looking young blue merle male who really caught my eye, Ch Hats Creek Hitchn A Ride to Oz (Imp USA) aka Hiker. Some months later a puppy appeared in the showring here in Tasmania - sired by Hiker - I knew then that I had to find one for myself. I found there was a litter in Queensland sired by Hiker, Brenna bowled into my life in 2002 and the rest speaks for itself. These dogs are great companions, and are willing to take part in any activity you can think of! Mine love herding, and many excel in obedience, agility, tracking, search & rescue as well as flyball. Herding is great fun and it is great to see the dogs do what they were bred to do. I had a great opportunity to lease, with Kate Lorkin of Rozate Australian Shepherds a wonderful dog, Ch Windfalls Craftsman, he has now returned to USA, but puppies from him can be seen around Australia.
My thanks go to Kate Dourley (Rozate/Mazasuka Knls) and Karen Sherlock (Tillsun/Mazasuka) for trusting me with many of their dogs and being great mentors for me in starting off in this wonderful breed.