Sunberry Kennels perm reg'd is a small successful kennel
that was established in 1979 with Newfoundland dogs
being the sole breed. The name "Sunberry" comes from the
area that I live in namely "Sunberry Ridge".
Sunberry Kennels obtained it's CKC permanent status in 1986 by
raising and showing the required amount of home raised dogs with the
Sunberry prefix to their Canadian Championship.
After many successful years of producing winning Newfoundland dogs in
the show ring, I decided to look into a smaller breed.
The Bichon Frise was a fairly new and unheard of breed at that time
and after looking into the breed I brought my first female from "Cadott
Kennel's" in Ontario.
After several of years of unsuccessful attempts at grooming the
Bichon coat for the show ring because I live in a remote area with no
access to another Bichon breeder or groomer and showing my dogs is an
important part I decided although I loved this breed that perhaps it was
not the breed for me to be raising and showing.
My first and last Bichon "Cadott's Cammie at Sunberry" passed away at
the ripe old age of 15 in 1999. She is still sadly missed.
In the early 1990's my husband and myself decided to incorporate
sheep into our operation here on the farm. This created a problem with
the Newf's running loose and it was decided that it was not fair to this
beautiful large breed to be kept kenneled all of the time so show dogs
went off to show homes where they have continued to produce fine
representatives of the breed.
In the early 1990's, the Chinese Cresteds were just being recognized
in Canada and their unique look and personalities prompted me to take a
serious look at the breed. I liked what I learned and I purchased my
first female, a powder puff bitch, Can. Ch. Gingery's Light Bright (Weebles)
from Gingery Crested's in New York. Weebles was the 8th Chinese Crested
to obtain her Canadian Championship in Canada and the first Powder Puff.
Hence the Chinese Cresteds came to take over my life.
My first litter of Cresteds was in 1993 and first home raised
Canadian champion was Can. Ch. Sunberry's Rubic Cube who was also the
16th Canadian bred Chinese Crested to obtain his championship.
Can. Ch. Sunberry's Hsing Chan Chun Jen (Ewok) born a year later
became the 20th Canadian born Crested to obtain his Canadian
Championship. While his show career was not a long one Ewok took many
group placings and placed number 6th and 8th in Canada. His daughter
Can. Sunberry's Oops a Daisy (Daisy) also has had the honor of placing
number 6th in Canada with limited showing.
The Havanese entered my life in 1998.
Myself, along with a small group of like minded Havanese owners
worked together to have this delightful little dog breed fully
recognized here in Canada. The full recognition came about in the year
2000. We also created the Canadian Havanese Fanciers club which is now
Canada's official Havanese club of which for the first 2 years I was the
While still in the Miscellaneous class "Sineade's Garbo at Sunberry"
has the honor of both taking a Best in Show and Best Puppy in Show.
One of my greatest accomplishments was to enter 2 of my Havanese
girls : Am. Can. Ch. Sunberry's Pandora's Box and Am. Can. Ch.
Sunberry's 911 in Manhattan, in the prestigious Westminster show
in New York in 2003. This is the first time that any Canadian Havanese
were entered. Both girls made the first cut and Am. Can. Ch. Sunberry's
911 in Manhattan had the honor of taking Best of Opposite Sex.
All breeding prospects here at Sunberry Kennel are shown to their
Championship if at all possible. There is always the odd dog that cannot
handle the stress of the ring but I believe that each one should have
the opportunity to at least try a couple of times before giving up.
Of course being one that admires the unusual my first
Sphynx arrived in 2004 - Xandria's Inya Dreams Of
Sunberry. Inya very quickly obtained his Championship
and at had just 2 more ribbons to go for his Grand
Champion but unfortunately he developed an inner ear
infection which did not effect his life style it has
effected his equilibration and he walks with a slight
tilt to his head ending his show career. He has
quickly won my heart with his antics and lovable nature.
Annie and Mya arrived in 2005. All are now spayed.
I hope you enjoy my web site and will admit that the
success that I have had with showing my dogs is due to
the great breeders that are behind my lines. To them
"I Tip My Hat".. and say thanks. While not a lot of
litters are produced here at Sunberry Kennels I can only
hope to carry on the tradition of the breeders before me
by going forward and producing quality pet and show
puppies to carry on their lines.
Breeding for Quality not Quantity.