ZERRINA of HIGH CLEAR (imp-NZ)
Sire - (Ch) Persian War
of Marlish (imp-UK)
Dam - Ursa of Nerrav (imp-UK)
Bred by High Clear Knls NZ ;
Owned by San Rancho Knls.
was purchased at 4 months of age, and, like Ulysses, came
High Clear Kennels in NZ.A feminine bitch from the outset, she arrived with
least amount of fuss and calmness for such a young puppy, however,
to think that
she was dull was an error
She was an early developer, and quickly gained success at
the all breeds shows,
winning group awards in all her classes as she matured
to an open bitch.
was sired by
Persian War of Marlish (imp-UK)
and was out of
Ursa of Nerrav,
who was imported
Mr Bob Warren, a friend of Mrs McKain
High Clear Kennels.
was sired by
(Ch) Grafmar of High Clear,
sired by Yokel
Xada of Nerrav
Both Maureen & I had
the pleasure of seeing both
who herself was a very dry and firm bitch.
gained her (Aust Ch)
in a very short time, winning many
BEST IN SHOW
on 2 occasions.
She was exhibited very successfully and placed in the top bitches in her class at
Royal Shows of
where she finished 2nd Open
also exhibited at a number of Specialty Shepherd Dog Shows,
she was placed on the odd occasion, and graded
After having maternal duties, she lost her firmness, and became
too deep in the
body so she then became a matron
and produced a couple of nice litters for us.
Her 1st litter in
Delridge Lothar (imp-UK)
produced our very
first home bred
San Rancho Quintina a Class-2.
was not strong in
colour, nor was Lotharand
this was to become this pups
biggest downfall, although she did hold her
own in the show ring in many shows.
Delridge Lothar (imp-UK)
A' Z' Cl-1
- Lexicade Johnnie Be Good.
Dam - Delridge Camilla.
Bred by Beryl Budd
of Delridge Knls
in the (UK)
and owned in partnership by
Mr J. Hammond and I. Cameron.
Lothar was purchased by
Mr J. Hammond
in the UK
whilst on a business trip,
from Beryl Budd of the very well
known and respected
Delridge Kennels in England.
had the choice of 3 very nice dogs, including
both of whom I had the good fortune to judge
my career. Jim chose the younger
because of his
and I think his wife liked him too.!!!
I was contacted by the
who had apparently picked me out while Judging
in Tasmania some time
before, and, on approaching me to see if I was willing to take
on a partnership with them in an
(Ian) will do the work, train, go
X-rayed which he passed etc, and be campaigned, and live
time in the
would foot the bills, which was fine by me.
So, being the handsome young dog that he was, and at
63 cm in size,
( you would
for that size now ??
) we set out on the task of making him a show dog.
First to Survey = Class 1.
to a couple of all breeds shows to get used to
and him to me, which,
using my experience about most of the All Breed judges,
I chose those who were keen to learn more about our breed, or who had travelled
overseas and had seen the type of dog that was now arriving here.
2 Best of Breeds and 2 Groups,
but the real test
was to come at his
1st specialist show,
under the then
President of the SV,
Herr Herman Martin
Arminius Kennel in Germany.
This was the
and although in the
he was in
for most of the class, but tired late in the gaiting, and
however, what was to
become his Achilles heel, was his
size, as at that time,
it seemed that just medium size was
finally ended up on the Hammonds lounge, and lived a
life of luxury
As for us, it was certainly an experience that we enjoyed.
ZIGGA of LINERN (imp-UK) W=17-12-82.
Sire - Linern Manhattan of Bygoly
Dam - Biene v d Raubritterhohle
Bred by Mrs J. M Lloyd (UK)
Owned in Partnership by Mr I. Cameron & Mr K. Phillips.
was just over 2 yrs old, and was
purchased by Kevin and myself whilst
still in Australian
She had been purchased by another well known kennel,
but for reasons we were to
sadly find out later, what
we were not told
purchase was the fact that she had Hip Dysplasia.
In other words
During this time, passing the x-ray was
not as compulsory as it is today. The 'B'
stamp was issued
in those years,
which has now been replaced
by the Universal letter
or in other countries
Breed Surveyed Class-1
and at about the same time and
being a Specialist Judge,
I was obliged to
set an example and have our dogs X-rayed,
which I had always believed
in the schemes anyway.
She was X-Rayed after settling down with Maureen &
myself, as Kevin & myself had purchased her
to breed from, unfortunately, her result
came back in almost the
We were devastated, but
for the bitches sake and comfort, she was
operated on for
her condition and
to a lovely family,from which we had
a Xmas card each year until she passed away.
Zigga and her lovely young family above.
These bottom two photo's are puppies out of
"Zerrina of High Clear"
& by two different sires.!
San Rancho Odette
Dam = Ch Zerrina of High Clear (imp-NZ)
This litter by
Nando out of
produced a drier and better type, than
her previous litter.
particular, was much more successful in her
confirmation classes, which
and many Specialist shows.
Her best 2 results were
4th Open bitch,
Very Good-Merit in Tasmania,
VG place at the
National in South Australia.
San Rancho Puppies.
This litter was sired by
and was of mixed results.
It gave us 2
who were anatomically sound in
in particular was
German Shepherd Dog
League of NSW Aquillani show .