How the Dewregal Line began
In 1992 Mark and I looked at the pups he had been producing and realised none were of the same quality as Aust Gr Ch Jimbablue Tuff As Nails aka Spike, bred by Di and Merve Anderson. Spike was and still is used as our yardstick to compare how we are going with our line.
One of the first times Mark and I actually agreed on a mating was between a bitch a friend Cathy Dearness gave us - Mexicatyl Bewdy and Spike. It was from that mating the look of the Dewregal dogs began to become uniform.
Sam, Spike and Bewdy pregnant with second litter.
We have, over the years improved our coats by using the Stockaway/Bluereserve line which has the best coats I have ever seen.
We are still working on our ears!
We have tried to keep Spike's beautiful movement and temperament. We have been lucky enough to have his litter sister's daughter Gr Ch Dewregal Pub La Size produce two litters to keep the line true.
We brought in one of Mark's old dog's line - Ch Jimbablue Aussie which is behind Ch Dewregal Diesel Lean, Aust Gr Ch Dewregal Total Rex and Aust Gr Ch Dewregal Billy Bong.
We believe by using those two lines and supplementing them with the lines from Stockaway/Bluereserve we continue to improve the quality of our dogs.
We are in an enviable positon of having had Best In Show winners for the last 18 years.
We are always careful who we breed our bitches to. We do not breed to make money but because of the great love we have of the breed. We breed for ourselves primarily and find the best homes we can for the rest of the litter. We spend a lot of time deciding on lines we are using and whether they will be genetically compatible and have never raced out and used a dog just because he has been doing a lot of winning. I believe in studying the lines in the pedigrees so I can base my opinion on facts not on a whim. We breed to the standard, not our personal preferences which is sometimes very difficult as we all like a specific look in our ACDs. This has worked for us, this and a lot of luck!
Incidently that little baby in the stroller just graduated from high school. It was an extremely proud day for us all !!!!
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