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And how we started.  Sheila’s introduction to pedigree dogs came in 1969 when she became a part time kennel maid and trainee dog groomer, working for Mr Tom Purvis of the famous Danvis Rough Collies. It was through his business partner , Miss Maureen Leech, that she  aquired her first Keeshond,  Benaire Hidden Destiny. ‘Delta’ was well bred, being out of Ch. Vanglede Helena , but was a reluctant show dog , so in due course she had a litter of 6 boys , from which one was retained. A few months later , Mrs Blair , of the famous “ Vanglede “ keeshonds , asked if  the puppy dog could go to Sweden , to fill an order she had , and she would sell Sheila a bitch , which was from the last litter she actually bred.  “ Bunny “ was a fantastic show dog , and was an easy introduction to showing . She eventually went on to become , CH. Vanglede Little Joker , the last Vanglede Champion , and the boy who went to Sweden became ,Sw  Ch. Sivad Silver Fox .

We were married in 1979 and  in 1980 , decided to have a Shih Tzu , having admired the breed , and purchased a well bred gold/white bitch from Roy and Brenda Lewis ( Shirwen) . Tilly was a great character , and loved to show, and eventually became Ch Gold”n”Delicious of Rossvale.

We decided to get a friend for her , and bought Elkie from David Iley, (Senousi) , who  also did well in the show ring , and became  Ch. Senousi Rosalita of Rossvale… From these two girls ,most  of our  present dogs descend .
 
Steve became involved with the dogs after we were married, and is interested in both breeds, being on the committee of the North of England Keeshond Club and serving on the committee of the Northern Counties Shih Tzu club for a time.  We both give CCs in both breeds, and have both judged in Sweden .  Sheila judged Keeshonds at Crufts in 2007 , and   Steve judged  them in 2010 .

Having wanted a Japanese Chin for a long time ,” Tabitha “ joined us in 2005 , from the Yama kennel , and has delighted us by winning  6 CCs and 2 res CCs .  We were lucky to be able to purchase a 2nd quality bitch from Mrs Vincent in 2011 ,   Geisha , who has just become Ch. Yama Miss Dior at Rossvale in 2013 .
                                                                              
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