We are Nardine and Richard Theodore and we are a small kennel situated in rural Woodville, New Zealand.
We have 3 children who know no other life than that with a Siberian. Our dogs are pets and family members first and foremost followed by sled and show dogs.
We have been involved with Siberians since 1999 when we brought home our first Siberian puppy "Kuvinaad Zara". Our thanks go to Kiana's breeder Joanne Oswald from Kuvinaad Kennels for giving us the opportunity to have Kiana who taught us the good, the bad and the antics of the Siberian.
In 2000 we took on a rescue Siberian named Zharn and she was a breath of fresh air compared to Kiana. Zharn quickly became the pack leader and remained so until her passing on June 6th 2008. She trained Kiana very well and in turn Kiana has passed these teachings down the ranks to the rest of the pack.
After many years of considering adding another Siberian to our family we actively started our search. We met the breeders of our future puppy after seeing their dogs at the National Dog Show in 2006. On June 13th 2008, our new bundles of joy were born. "Subahka Chasin The Dream" and "Subahka Mystik" joined our pack 8 weeks later. Our heartfelt thanks go to our good friends Heather and Deane Wald of Subahka Siberian's for allowing us to have these two fantastic littermates.
Our passion with the breed is to work in harness and with that came Rogue into our pack. Rogue loves to run and we thank our friend Tracey Caldwell for allowing us to have Rogue in our team. Rogue will return home to Trace in the future to enjoy retirement on the couch.
Dusty "CH Melandar Stardust Symphony SDCH" came to us in 2009 as a welcome addition to our pack. We thank Shona and Gavin Prebble of Melandar Kennels for allowing us to have this beautiful girl in our lives.
Nash "CH Melandar National Dream SDCH" is Chase and Mystik's sire and he also joined us in 2009. Nash's debut into racing was very impressive placing 3rd alongside his daughter Onyx (1st Sibe team home) in the 2 dog scooter class and 1st in the 4 dog rig class. Nash showed huge potential in harness and quickly obtained his Sled Dog Champion title. Nash has semi retired from competitive racing and will spend most of the 2014 season running in the veteran classes.
Picture below courtesy of the very talented Jewel Mathieson. More of her fantastic artwork can be found at www.petportrait.co.nz