Asplendour Kennels is Debbie Clark of Kimskaya Samoyed notoriety. Married to Gordon a besotted Frenchie owner. We live in Tasmania, Australia and run AK9 Kennel Complex.
Asplendour began with Debbie's gradual exit from her many Kimskaya Samoyeds which she has had a love affair with for over 35 years. She still has a small breeding kennel of Samoyeds.
Debbie's library research began for a smaller breed due to a knee injury. She discovered the French Bulldog and spoke to a few breeders and met a few local show dogs.
After contacting Kiangsi Kennels, she was blessed to be sold Piper in partnership. Piper is a nicely marked pied and has been shown with good success.
While Debbie and Gordon were on a holiday in Hawaii, they met up with Mike and Jackie Rabang, and cuddled their first fawn Frenchie. Gordon loved this colour and was smitten with their cheekiness and temperament.
Debbie and Gordon wanted to show a quality fawn to begin their breeding programme and chose Mink from Kiangsi Kennels.
Now, years later, they cannot imagine a life without a Frenchie, they breed generally one litter per year of quality sound puppies.
I am a breeder. I spend a lifetime learning pedigrees, going over dogs, talking, and learning from those in my breed and those outside it. I raise each litter as if I gave birth to them and spend an equal amount of time finding them loving forever homes. I only put puppies on this planet that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and nicest examples of their breed. I support each family who chose one of my puppies and let them know they are now a part of our extended family. I am there if one needs to come back. I support my breed in rescue and education. I hold them when they arrive and leave this world. I share my knowledge and socialize my dogs so that they will be the advertisement for my dedication. I don't keep track of the money and time I put into my love of dogs, it would not be a true measure of how I feel. The price I charge for my puppies is never profit, but investment in the next generation. I am not ashamed of who I am... I work hard at being a good dog person and encouraging others to be the same. I am a breeder and I am proud of it. I am not a puppy farmer. If we don't support each other - we are doomed as a breed.