and we lost him far too early to
Sabra - CH Lejongardens Athene
July 1993 - 2002
Our first Leo and the beginning of many 'firsts' in our lives after that. She arrived at the airport only 8 weeks old , howling with indignation at being in a crate and it was love at first sight. Loyal, loving and very the reason we fell in love with the breed in the first place.
Bailey - CH Schiehallion River Tay
April 2006 - June 2015
She kept aloof until she got to know you and then there was no holding back. She would take you by the hand and demand attention. A NZKC Champion, albeit reluctantly . .she didn't like the show arena at all.
Our watchdog and sentry, our beautiful girl - missed incredibly by us all.
Tia - - CH Leonz Stunning Storm
December 2006 - January 2016
This big beautiful girl had the stance and the heart of a lion. We called her our biker chick. Tia was not a 'showy' dog but we believed in her soundness and she didn't disappoint, gaining her NZKC Champion title.
She took on the role of 'leader of the pack' with quiet authority.
She leaves some very big paw prints to fill in our heart.
Glenn - CH Schiehallion Glenmorangie
March 2011 - March 2017
Tragically taken from us far too soon. Our beautiful girl suffered GDV and even though she was rushed to the vet and underwent surgery, those few hours afterwards were tough and she didn’t pull through. Glenn was the most patient of all our dogs and a brilliant mother to our 2 litters. She always welcomed you with her trademark ‘squeaky’ enthusiasm. She was very happy to share her space with any Leo visitor. Being the ‘middle’ child she just went about her business, happy to be part of the family, neither bossy nor demanding. She will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Amstel - Leonz Absolutely Amstel
Aug 2009 - May 2019
Our darling boy didn't quite reach that 10 year milestone. One day he was large as life, the next day he was gone.. He was certainly no show specimen with his wonky tail and his thick woolly coat but he had the most kissable nose and fancied himself as quite the 'dude' with the ladies. The girls never dissuaded him of that notion, not once, so maybe he was right! He did win a Best Baby Puppy in Group ribbon once but It all went downhill from there as he is grew into his body. Alas - a show dog he was not!. Amstel was a Therapy dog with the Canine Friends society and worked his magic at the old folks home. He also proved his ability in Water Rescue . We all just loved him to bits.
Stella - Skyewood Vibrant Vixen
May 2008 - Feb 2020
We hoped our gorgeous girl would be here for her 12th birthday but alas that was not meant to be.. It was a beautiful summer morning and she just slipped away chasing bunnies in her sleep early one morning.. Stella was the complete package as far as size, movement, angulation and show quality go. Being 3rd in the pack she sometimes got overlooked so would bring you a little treasure picked up off the ground or garden for attention. Our proudest moment was when she won BEST IN SHOW , Best Bitch and Best Champion in October 2011. under International specialist judge Guido Perosino.. Missed by us all.
Jager-Jemineus Joppus Domus Corona
May 2015 - Sept 2020
Jager was a handsome hunk of LOVE and we lost him much too early to that awful bogeyman Osteosarcoma.
He was our very first import kindly sent to us by our dear friends Wilma and Ben from the Netherlands and he was the most magnificent , gentle giant we could have ever hoped for. Our girls all loved him, he was a gentleman in every way and our home is empty without him.