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We bred our first litter of Lhasa Apso puppies in December 1998, from our foundation bitch Bentarnsa Ebony'N Ivory at Shardlow (Imp)(IKC), otherwise known as "Disney". She was mated to Champion Kutani Soldier Soldier. From this litter we kept a male, Shardlow Hakuna Matata whose pet name is "Buzz". Also in the litter were Shardlow Tickle the Ivories (Yetti), Mango, and Bessie.

Bessie beggingSweet Bessie

Our second litter was born in June 2000, once again to "Disney" and Champion Kutani Soldier Soldier. The male that we would have kept went to our friend Kurt Espeland in Norway. This boy, Norsk and Finnish Champion Shardlow Born to be Wild, is known as "Harley" to his friends. He is a Champion in Norway and Finland.

SnoopySnoopy (Shardlow Fly Without Wings) is shown on the left with his new family on arrival at his new home.
Margaret Springett of the Pawprints affix shows a dog from this litter - Shardlow Stand and Deliver to Pawprints, affectionately known as Turpin. These photos show Turpin as a baby, an adolescent and as an adult. Turpin as a baby
Turpin as an adolescent Turpin as an adult
The only bitch in this litter was Shardlow Candle in the Wind (Mollie).Mollie as a baby

Our third litter came from "Tinkerbell" - Deelyane Dish of the Day at Shardlow, mated to our own Shardlow Hakuna Matata. From this litter, born in December 2000 we kept Shardlow Raindrops on Roses - "Smartie". Also in this litter was Shardlow Utterly Butterly (Daisy) and Shardlow Fortune Cookie (Pippin).

This is Daisy at nine weeks old.Daisy as a baby and Pippin at nine weeks old.Pippin as a baby

A year later, in December 2001, "Tinkerbell" produced a litter to Kutani Reckless. In this litter there were two boys and three girls.

Tinker's puppies on completion of whelping We initially kept a boy and a girl: Shardlow Sultan of Swing and Shardlow Wind in the Willow respectively. For their sins they are known as "Woody" and "Willow".

The other boy was Shardlow Amaretto (Almond) and the girls were Shardlow Twinkle Twinkle (Darcey) and Shardlow ??? (Misty).

Darcey's first bathDarcey is pictured here after her first bath, ready to go to her new home.

In March 2002 we bred our first, and last(!), litter of Irish Wolfhounds. Nutstown Celtic Flame for Shardlow "Enya" was mated to Champion Fearnhead Apollo at Baronglen - "Callum". The puppies were named Shardlow Celtic Pure Genius (Guinness), Shardlow Celtic Legend (Tyler), Shardlow Starlight Express thru Hazianne (Star), Shardlow Kisses the Blarney (Aine) and our own Shardlow Celtic Ice on Fire ("Minnie"). Some of this litter are being shown. Photos of this litter can be viewed at

November 2002 saw our imported bitch Panaphia's Midnight Flame for Shardlow give birth to six puppies, five blacks and one grey. Three of these remain at Shardlow.

January 2003, and Disney had a litter but was unfortunately taken very ill, the pups needing hand-rearing. Lou Hayward came to our rescue and raised Lily and Tigger. Meanwhile, Smartie was busy with her own litter of five pups.


Jane and Allan Paradise
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