For as long as I can remember I have been involved in a competitive sport, netball, badmington, basketball etc. As a child I was competing at Pony Club level, which led to a successful career in Eventing.  I jumped disciplines in my late 20's and competed for 7 years at Rodeos, gaining NZ titles in Barrel Racing. I then went on to successfully breed, train and show Western Paint & Quarter Horses.  I gained my Judges ticket, but continued to compete here and in Australia.  Wayne was a farrier and horse trainer, and we ran a breeding and training facility and quarantined imported stud horses.  My experience within this industry taught me how to decipher lineage, understand genetics and appreciate a well bred, well conformed animal. I enjoyed seeing how my breeding and training stacked, by competing against others in the same sport.
I have been involved in training, breeding and showing dogs since I was a teenager and once I decided to move away from the horses in 2010, I took up showing dogs full time.
Getting this rare, little breed out and about is a great conversation starter for the numerous people who have never met a Swedish Vallhund.
I will always be grateful to the breeders who assisted me in forming a foundation of quality Swedish Vallhunds.  Leonie Darling (dec.) and Amanda Smith, Australia, Tove Gustavsson and Jonna Kanerva, Sweden and Kirsi Hotanen, Finland.
I am the 1st breeder in NZ to import dogs from Sweden, also bringing in a dog from Finland (in partnership), as well as 4 girls from Australia.
11 years later and I am proud to have assisted 4 breeders in NZ, 2 in Australia and seen my lines heading to America and Canada.
To date my dogs have achieved more than I would have dreamed of when I 1st began:

From my 1st Litter
Aust & NZ Ch Vallarity Harlem Shuffle - 1st NZ Bred Swedish Vallhund to be dual titled and Herding Instinct Certified
NZ Ch Vallarity Ticket To Ride - 1st Swedish Vallhund to win multi Class In Show awards and the only Vallhund to qualify to compete at the NZKC Dog to the Year Show.
Aust Ch Vallarity Twist And Shout - Australian Champion, Group winner and Herding Instinct Certified
Vallarity Teddy Boy - Search and Rescue
Vallarity Day Tripper - Produced Multi Champions for his breeder/owner
Vallarity Follow The Sun - Exported to Canada

Later litters have produced:
NZ Ch Vallarity Cracker Jack - Multi Class In Group winner and produced NZ Ch and the only 2x National Show winner for his owner/breeder
Aust Ch Vallarity Denver - Multi Class In Group winner
Vallarity Chantilly Lace - Agility Dog AD JDX
NZ Ch Vallarity Dylan - The only dog to win every Group Class as well as Reserve In Group and Class In Show
NZ Ch Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo - The only Swedish Vallhund to win 2 Reserve In Groups as well as multi Class In Show.  The 1st SV to be awarded Top Show Dog Of The Year.
NZ Ch Vallarity Foxy-Fey - Multi Class In Group and Class In Show winner.
Aust Ch Vallarity Fox N Sox - Multi Class in Group and Multi Class In Show winner. In Group Winner. Producing Ch, Group and Inshow winners
NZ Ch Vallarity Hip Hop Hillbilly - Multi Class In Group Winner
NZ Ch Vallarity Hopscotch - Multi BOB and Class In Group
Vallarity Gandalf - 2016 Eukanuba Canine Hero for Life Saving

I am proud of all my 'babies' and delighted to hear how they have made a positive impact on the lives of their new families.
It is also a joy to watch the decendants of my Swedish Vallhunds competing, and sharing in their successes.

Meet the "Kids"

NZCH Högalids Dexter - Imp. Sweden
DOB: 27/09/2009
Colour: Grey
Reg. No. S61634/2009
Eyes: Clear Eye Certificate
Tail: Long
Best Puppy of Breed (Sweden)
Multi Baby Puppy of Group
Multi Puppy of Group
Multi Junior of Group
Multi Intermediate of Group
2011 National Show Champion of Breed and Junior of Group
Gold Certificate of Merit
Ascalon Secret Squirrel
Imp. Australia
DOB: 27 May 2015
Colour: Grey
Reg. No. 4100218048
Eyes: Clear Eye Certificate
Tail: Long

Multi Best Of Breed
​​NZCH Vallarity Hopscotch
DOB: 3 April 2015
Colour: Grey
Reg. No. 01405-2013
Eyes: Clear Eye Certificate
Tail: Natural Bob

Multi Best of Breed
Baby Puppy in Group
Baby Puppy in Show
NZCH Vallarity Hip Hop Hillbilly
DOB: 3 April 2015
Colour: Grey
Reg. No. 03095-2015
Eyes: Clear Eye Certificate
Tail: Natural Bob
Baby Puppy In Group
Puppy In Group
Multi Junior in Group
Multi Best of Breed

NZCH Vanaheim Alchemy With Vallarity - Owned in Partnership
NZCH Vallarity Ticket To Ride - Stored Frozen Semen
NZCH Vallarity Highland Fling - Owned in Partnership
NZCH Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo - Stored Frozen Semen
NZCH Trendam Busy Being Fabulous - Imp Aust - Owned in partnership

Golden Oldies

NZCH Höckgårdens  Teddy - Imp. Sweden
Grey
8 October 2006 
S62817/2006
Clear Eye Certificate
3x   -   Best Junior of Group
37x  -   Best Of Breed
 6x   -   Reserve Of Breed
40x   -  Best Dog
Silver Certificate of Merit
Teddy arrived in New Zealand on the 15 February 2007! I began my search for a Swedish dog pup in 2005 and after many disappointments and set backs, Tove Gustavsson agreed to send me one of her puppies. Tove went to huge efforts to get Teddy to New Zealand, and I will always be very grateful. Teddy is the 1st Swedish Vallhund to come from Sweden to New Zealand.   He is a real little Teddy bear ... cuddly & affectionate. He has taken to life as a 'Kiwi' like a duck to water, with boundless energy and enthusiasm and is adored by all who meet him. Teddy has produced Champions, Multi Group and In Show winning Vallhunds in New Zealand and Australia, as well as the only NZ Bred dual Titled Champion.
What qualities would bring to mind the movie icon John Wayne? Rugged good looks, quiet self confidence, a general can do competence perhaps.  As Teddy has grown, it is his great heart and gentlemanly ways that has most prompted this comparison.

NZCH Dlarah Ruby Tuesday - Imp. Australia
Red
2 May 2006
Reg. No. 2100229330
Clear Eye Certificate
  1x   -  Best Intermediate of Group
23x   -  Best of Breed
35x  -   Reserve of Breed
65x   -  Best Bitch
2006 National Show Champion of Breed
2012 National Show Reserve Bitch and Best Open Bitch
Gold Certificate of Merit


"Ruby bounced into my life on the 12th July 2006. She is my 1st import and I owe a big thank you to her breeder, the late Leonie Darling. Ruby has the sweetest nature, is extremely intelligent and full of the joys of life with an uncompromising loyalty. She is a very precious and much loved member of our family. A proven breeder, she has produced Champions, multi Group and In show Winners in Australia and New Zealand and the only NZ bred Dual titled Champion. As well as her own successful show career, she has also produced working farm dogs, agility, search and rescue and obedience dogs "
Ruby has earned her retirement with us, organising everyone and applying her gentle discipline to puppies and grown dogs alike.
She still loves her swimming and, although she is a little slower, she still enjoys all activity and evenings on the couch.
NZCH Vallarity Ticket To Ride
Grey
11 August 2008
NZKC Reg. 6243-2008
Clear Eye Certificate
Hip Score: 3/3  Australian 1, International B
Elbows: 0/0
1x    -    Best Baby Puppy in Show
 1x    -    Best Puppy in Show
 8x    -    Best Baby Puppy of Group
 1x    -    Best Puppy of Group
46x   -    Best of Breed
 1x    -    Reserve of Breed
49x   -    Best Dog
  1x   -    Best In Group
2009 National Show Champion 
Silver Certificate of Merit
BEST PUPPY OF SHOW 28/02/09 
BEST BABY PUPPY OF SHOW 16/11/08
8X BABY PUPPY OF GROUP WINNER
5X PUPPY OF GROUP WINNER
3X JUNIOR OF GROUP WINNER
1X INTERMEDIATE OF GROUP WINNER
QUALIFYING FOR THE 2009 PUPPY OF THE YEAR SHOW

Ricky and Teddy landed on their paws when they were adopted, together, by a lovely couple who used to race Huskies.
Now they spend their time travelling in the motorhome or in the classic convertible.  Walking, swimming and playing, they are living the dream.

SIRE OF NEW ZEALAND MULTI CHAMPIONS
THE ONLY SWEDISH VALLHUND TO WIN BACK TO BACK RESERVE IN GROUP AWARDS.
MULTI DOGS ON LINE WINNER AND THE FIRST SWEDISH VALLHUND TO WIN SHOW DOG OF THE YEAR.

Charlie is quite a character and reached breed milestones in NZ.
He is now, happily, living with 3 other Vallhunds on a lifestyle block, micromanaging all the livestock and people.

NZCH Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo
Grey
4 January 2013
NZKC Reg. 01405-2013
Clear Eye Certificate
2x  Best Baby Puppy in Show
5x  Best Baby Puppy of Group
3x  Best Puppy of Group
2x Reserve of Group
Multi Age In Group