My family always had dogs.  My grandfather raised Welsh Terriers and my mother had Dobes that she showed in obedience.

Mom and Mike 

Jhobe's Monkey Puss "Monkey"

(Ch. Akaba's Kobalt Kommander x Jhobe's Silver Song

My first Afghan Hound was named Jhobe's Monkey Puss and she was a grandaughter of the famous Ch. Shirkhan of Grandeur.  Her bloodlines were half Akaba/Grandeur and half Tajmir/Crown Crest, all very influential kennels of that era.  Monkey was 3 years old when she came to us and although she was not going to be a great show dog she was quite beautiful with exquisite breed type and an amazing pedigree.

Akaba's Funny Girl "Barbra"

(Ch. Akaba's Brass Cinderfella x Akaba's Royal Treasure)

Elan Litter

(Ch. Dynasty's Wild Goose Chase x Akaba's Funny Girl)

I wanted a show puppy and was fortunate to get Akaba’s Funny Girl (Ch. Akaba’s Brass Cinderfella X Ch. Akaba’s Royal Treasure) who was a full littermate to the top winning Ch. Akaba’s Blue Bonnet of Sandina. Lois Boardman and her famous Akaba Kennel had recently been devastated by a fire and despite losing many of her beloved hounds had somehow managed to save a litter of babies. “Barbra” was the puppy bitch she had kept for breeding from the “Fire” litter and I was fortunate to get her. She was only bred once to Ch. Dynasty's Wild Goose Chase producing Akaba's Funny Lady who went on to become an all time top producing Canadian dam.

Akaba's Blue Bijou "Bijou"

(Ch. Akaba's Royal Flush x Akaba's Dustee Trayl)

Ch. Dynasty's Blackmail

(Ch. Akaba's Cinderfella x Ch. Nicole of Province)

Ch. Sebring Elan

(Ch. Kabik's Justin Time x Ch. Sebring Sweet Taboo)

Ch. Xandali Red Sun

After graduating college and starting a family I took a hiatus from the show ring only to return again after meeting my friends and partners, Jerry Klein and Ken Tippie of Sebring Afghans. My foundation bitch is Ch. Sebring Elan who was number 1 Brood Bitch for 2001.  Ella is tightly linebred on the famous Pepsi and Cody. Ella has produced 8 champion offspring including group winners, specialty winners and is the double grandmother of the 2002 Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty Sweepstakes winner, Ch. Elan Sebring Legally Blonde "Reese".  

I acquired my first Chinese Crested dog in 2000 bred and co-owned by Lex Robertson of Xandali Afghan Hounds and Chinese Cresteds.  His name is Ch. Xandali Red Sun.  I finished “Sunny” from the puppy classes and ranked #8 Crested for the year 2002. Sunny has many specialty and group winning Ch. offspring, grandkids and great grandkids and he has been given the award of "Sire of Signifigance."  

Ch. Elan Sebring For Pete's Sake  "Petie"

(Ch. Trinity's Aragorn x Ch. Sebring Elan)

Ch. Elan Sebring Metalica  "Boomer"

(Ch. Trinity's Aragorn x Ch. Sebring Elan)

Ch. Elan Sebring The Matrix

(Ch. Boanne's Heart N' Soul x Ch. Xandali Streak of Luck

We are the proud breeder, owner, handlers of Multiple BIS, Multiple National Specialty BIS, Multiple SBIS  American, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian  Ch. Elan Sebring The Matrix.  Neo's mother Winnie was the last living daughter of Jerry and Ken's great Cody whom I had been unsuccessful in breeding Ella to.   The plan was to breed her to Louie. Neo came out with a bang winning the group his first time out and the rest is history.  Always breeder, owner, handled he was the Eukanuba breed winner 2005, #1 Afghan USA 2006, Westminster breed winner 2008, awarded back to back Afghan Hound Club of America National Specialty Best In Show 2005 and 2006 and has won many specialty BIS's and multiple all breed BIS's.  At 6 years of age Neo spent 2008 in Sweden where shown sparingly he finished the year #1 Afghan 2008 and Norwegian winner 2008. 

He has proven an important sire both in the US and internationally, has sired multiple champion offspring icluding specialty specialty BIS winners, all breed BIS winners, Multiple National specialty winners, and is the sire of top ranked Norwegian Ch. Elsto Khariz Amazing Amanda - #1 Afghan Norway 2008.