We are a long established kennel and celebrated our 25th
in 2005. Our philosophy has always been that we should breed for sound
dogs that display true breed type and character. This is reflected both
in the Papillons and the Schnauzers that we have bred in recent years.
You will find our dogs in the US and New Zealand as well as here in
Australia. On top of exporting Phalenes to New Zealand we have several
New Zealand, American and Canadian Champion Standard Schnauzers (one
with all three titles).
We are currently not breeding Papillons or Phalenes.
still very strongly believe that the Phalene must be preserved as a
viable variety. We will continue to work with breeders in other
countries to achieve this. Andrew judges Papillons and
well as many other breeds and has judged them throughout Australia, New
Zealand and the USA.
The Phalene is the elegant drop eared variety of the Papillon. It is
generally agreed that for the first 400 years or so of its existence
the Papillon as a breed (including the Squirrel Spaniel, the
Continental Toy Spaniel and its other names) were drop eared. The name
Papillon was given to the prick ear after its development late last
century. The name Phalene was given earlier this century to distinguish
the two. Before there were two varieties there was no need for two
Phalenes can come from a mating of two prick ears and you can get both
Papillons and Phalenes in the same litter. They are exactly the same in
all respects except that the Phalene's ears are completely dropped.
A Phalene's ears, though, while dropped, are not
Phalene can moves its ears, can lift its ears when alert or its
attention momentarily caught.
While in many countries the Phalenes are heavier and coarser in type
than Papillons this is not true in all cases. There are some lovely,
fine and elegant Phalenes being shown around the world.
We are very proud of our Phalenes including: Aust
Remporter You Didit Kidd
Remporter Flash Jack Kidd - a Phalene in New Zealand
Remporter Flash Joey Kidd - in New Zealand- a Phalene baby puppy