At the age of five, I started breeding dogs with my grandmother, an AKC Judge of mainly Obedience, also finishing several Conformation Champions. As an adult, I started with Boxers.
My son, Justin, wanted a Bulldog instead of a Boxer. While in Michigan for the big Memorial Day Cluster, I awoke Justin to show him what was walking past our motor home window -- a pack of Frenchies! It was then that we decided that "someday we will have a Frenchie."
Our first was a nice brindle male, purchased from a breeder who also had Boxers. He had 18 points and was trying for his last major, when he unfortunately got into a toxic toad along with one of my Boxers, both developing seizures as a result, and had to be laid to rest.
My next Frenchie was a 6-month-old cream female purchased as "a pet." Just for the fun and experience of it, we took her to a show, and she won! In just over one year, she finished. She was bred to Ch. Cox's Goodtime Charlie Brown and produced six puppies over two litters -- five of them finished! The sixth one was given to my mother on Mother's Day, thus I was not allowed the pleasure of showing her as mom's pampered pet.
Our Ch. Kae-Raes Femme Fatale (from our first litter) was bred to Nerak's Pretty Boy Flloyd, producing three puppies who also all finished.
That was the foundational basis of my Danall's Kennels, and the start of my breeding and finishing a total of 14 champions in less than 8 years.
Our dogs are kept in the house, take turns running about the house, and have plenty of fenced yard to romp and play in.
Ch. Danall's Midsummer Nite Dream
Ch. Danall's Butterscotch Puddin',