About us: When I started
showing and breeding Min Pins, I got my first bitch from Jim Briley
(Aquarius Dobermans) who had Carlee and Sanbrook bloodlines, In 1992, I
went to my first MPCA National Specialty in Vancouver with Ch. Chateau Acres
Kit Kat whom I had gotten from Gloria Knapp.
At that National I was notably impressed by the
short bodied, dark, angular, classic look and side movement of Ch. Sanbrook
Silk Electric bred by Ann Dutton. I was equally impressed by the short
bodied, showy, Ch. Redwings On the Cutting Edge who had beautiful side gait
with a lot of lift and hackney. Equally impressive was Ch. Sunbrook
Buckskin Girl with many of the same traits.
At the show the next day, I saw Ch. Sunbrook
Indian Amber and Ch. Sunbrook Dances with Wolves, sisters of Ch. Sunbrook
Buckskin Girl. The elegance and side movement of these sister bitches was
unequalled. They had tremendous reach with lift and hackney combined with an
angular driving rear. They were beautiful bitches with short backs and long
necks-- traits difficult to achieve together when breeding Min Pins.
From that day forward, I saw that it was the
look, movement and genetic influence of those Sanbrook, Sunbrook, and
Redwing bloodlines that I wanted to perpetuate and use in my breeding
program. These Min Pins had a familial relationship and I vowed to myself
that their traits was what I wanted to breed.
In the ensuing years, I have used other
bloodlines (which were all line bred or family bred to these older dogs). I
am indebted to these Min Pin breeders for the use of their dogs in
developing and achieving my goal of producing beautiful, typey, excellent
moving Min Pins.