The history of Allenie and Quensha
The Allenie kennel was started by Geoff and Jean Allen in 1976. Anthony, their son, became an active member of the team in the late eighties
In 1976 that a Labrador first entered the Allen household; it was time for a dog to be part of our family, and with having a young son, reliable temperament was the number one priority in deciding which breed. A Labrador fitted the bill exactly. A litter was found by Landyke Laird x Weston Honey (a Grand Daughter of Ch Reanacre Twister), so Heidi joined our family.
By 1980 we decided to look for another Labrador. After making numerous telephone calls and viewing several litters, we tracked down a litter by Sh Ch Stajantors Honest John x Stajantors Pearl. From this litter we choose a very proud puppy who, at eight weeks of age screamed 'look at me'. The very proud dog turned out to be Sh Ch Squire Harvey of Allenie, a winner of 6 CC's, a Group Winner and undoubtedly the greatest accolade was winning Best of Breed at Crufts in 1985 and reaching the final eight in the group.
There have been many other consistent CC, RCC and Championship Show winners since then which we have campaigned as a family. These include the top winning Labarador of 2010 Sh Ch Allenies Maverick and our American boy, the top winning Labrador for 2012 Sh Ch and Am Ch Salty Dog of Tampa Bay.
English Springer Spaniels
Our first English Springer Spaniel entered the kennel in 1985 as Anthony’s dog. Other followed but there was then a break of 10 years. It was not until 2006 when we decided to have another springer, and what a star Eric - Sh Ch Trimere Talking Point of Allenie JW - has been.
English and Irish Setters
Anthony’s partner Richard Bott joined the team in 2005 and the setters became part of the family. Richard co-owns the Quensha affix with Angela Morgan and between them have produced 15 champions in English Setters, Irish Setters, a Welsh Springer Spaniel and owned a Weimaraners.
We have never had a large kennel and we are proud that most of the dog mentioned here have been awarded CC’s or RCC’s, currently we have seven champions resident at Allenie and four more with such awards.
We strive to produce dogs of a type that have good temperaments and we find pleasing to the eye and are comfortable with the type we have developed. We are of course always looking to the future and the next generation.
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