I met my first Pomeranian back in my childhood, in 2008 I founded Tooshay Kennels and over the following years of breed involvement, many milestones, records and awards were attained by Tooshay bred dogs including Best in Show at all breeds shows.
My Pomeranians are a huge part of my life & family, and live as such while remaining a boutique kennel, keeping limited numbers, situated in Central Queensland, Australia.
Being relative new comers to the dog show world, rekindling my interest in this wonderful hobby, after a break from showing for about 20 years. Having said this, Tooshay has successfully trained, campaigned and titled eleven Champions thus far. Eight of these Champions were my own and three are owned by others.
We have also been chosen to canvass Pomeranians owned by others. Most of these dogs come to us as baby puppies and are trained, handled and presented as show dogs from this very tender age. They are provided a place in our home, with us and in our hearts. These consignments are usually for a 12 month period (or longer). To-date, we have successfully completed four such assignments, these being: – Oltenia Boldn Beau Magic, Zeigen Super Nova, Zeigen Brazen and Amazing and Crouchent Tameeka Jade.
For any newcomers to showing dogs, I highly recommend attending as many dog shows as possible, and joining both your local and national breed club. I became the founding President of the Central Queensland Toy Dog Club and enjoyed this role. I am also an active committee member with our local kennel club and I am a current member of the only Breed Speciality Club for Pomeranians in Australia, the NSW Pomeranian Club. I was able to attend my first NSW Pomeranian Club Speciality Show held in Sydney in 2009, another unforgettable experience that confirmed we do have many top rated Pomeranians here in Australia!
I have bred just a few litters during my 7 year period in Pomeranians. Like many in this difficult breed, I have encountered problems along the way, but put this behind me and look forward to a bright future. 2012 was a sad year for me in that I had a terrible misfortune with my beloved Pip (Multi Runner-up Best In Show, CH. Cupidtown Gold n Chance). After having an eye examination under general anaesthetic, he lost one of his eyes from op complications. This ended a very promising show career at the young age of two and a half! Although this happened some time ago, it is still heart-breaking to remember.
My most treasured show moments of my boy Pip, is his love of being in the show ring and strutting his stuff and, Pip winning #1 Pomeranian Rising Star – All Breeds Competition in Australia 2009!
Despite these disappointments and setbacks, I believe that “Hope is grief’s best music” and I continue to focus on breeding my own line, looking for the soundness and type that epitomises the true Pomeranian for me.
I do, and always will, strive for Excellence in the Breed.
Tooshay Pomeranians… “Raised with love and owned with Pride !
Pictured right :
Taryn with celebrity TV Vet…Dr Harry
at the Darwin Royal.