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 thanks go to 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 in 2009. Dusty "CH Melandar Stardust Symphony SDCH" followed shortly after as a welcomed addition to our pack. A huge thanks Shona and Gavin Prebble of Melandar Kennels for allowing us to have this beautiful girl in our lives. Not long later came Nash "CH Melandar National Dream SDCH".
In 2010 came our first litter which produced our first home bred Dual Champion "Spirit" and 2 Sled Dog Champions. 2013 saw Halo join us coming from Shona and Gavin, the full of beans kid exceeded our expectations in the ring and on the trails.
2015 and 2016 saw our next 2 litters out of Spirit using American lines to diversify our lines. We are really looking forward to watching these youngsters mature and reach their potential in harness and in the ring.
Picture below courtesy of the very talented Jewel Mathieson. More of her fantastic artwork can be found at www.petportrait.co.nz