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I had always wanted a dog but was not allowed one as a child.

My first dog was in 1978, a GSD, and an assortment of pets followed that with another GSD, a Weimaraner and a CKCS. It was with the CKCS that I attended an Exemption show, now known as Companion shows, and was persuaded to have a go at other shows. A couple more CKCS followed and they introduced me to breeding my first two litters in 1984.

Meanwhile, I had fallen for Briards in a big way and they graced my life for the next 20 years, though I never bred a litter of Briards.

Indeed, Shardlow did not breed any dogs between 1984 and 1998, preferring just to show the dogs.

Over the years a PLS and a TT also lived with us.

1997 saw the arrival of a Lhasa Apso, quite by chance, completely unplanned! That started an era of Apsos and we were well and truly smitten with them.

The remaining Briards were getting on in years so we added another large breed to the clan - an Irish Wolfhound.

Since 2005 there were only Lhasa Apsos at Shardlow so it was time we gave the Apsos some variety in their play-mates. So a Pug arrived to keep them on their toes (and us) and we now have a "Snug" of Pugs. In 2010 our first Japanese Chin joined Shardlow and we are smitten by this lovely breed.

We are not commercial breeders. Occasionally we breed a litter of Lhasa Apso or Pug puppies with the emphasis on health and temperament. We are Kennel Club Accredited Breeders with all three accolades.


I have long been interested in homoeopathy, both for myself and my animals, and have seen my husband benefit from magnetic therapy.

In the past I have attended a short course in homoeopathy for First Aid in animals, and an introduction to aromatherapy for animals.

I have been studying complementary therapies since 2000 when I received initial Reiki attunement and in 2001 I qualified as a USUI REIKI 2 PRACTITIONER.

In 2006 I completed Level 1 in Shiatsu with Dogs at Roseheart Kingdom Training Centre for Animals.

Following on from this I studied Canine Massage with the Institute for Complementary Animal Therapies, qualifying with Distinction in February 2008.



Welcome to the Shardlow web site. We hope that you will enjoy your visit and add our site to your favourites list.

Since 1978 we have kept dogs as our companions and we also enjoy showing them. We do not breed commercially but do have an occasional litter of carefully bred, home-reared, puppies.

On this site you can see photos of our dogs, look at their pedigrees, and read all about their exploits.

The Lhasa Apsos continue to keep us amused and rule our lives. The Pug causes disruption wherever she goes!

You can see litters that we have bred in the past and our future plans, together with details of how our puppies are reared.

(If any of the links do not work please let us know so that we can fix them.)

  Canine massage... Reiki...
Shiatsu... Shiatsu

Get to know our Lhasa Apsos...

Lhasa Apso


Japanese Chins


Links to other sites...

The Briards that have lived at Shardlow...


Assorted photos...


A stroll down Memory Lane at Shardlow...

Memory Lane

Buying a puppy from Shardlow...

Puppies   Our breeding plans... Future plans


    Our lives were once shared with an Irish Wolfhound ... Irish Wolfhound






Index to this website


Jane and Allan Paradise
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