As a child I was never allowed to have a dog, even though I was totally dog mad and although I was desperate to have one of my own I was happy to dedicate my young life to my horses. However, when I was not taking care of my horses I spent every other waking moment walking and playing with what seemed everybody elses dogs who lived in our street.

I knew that as soon as I left home a dog would be the very first thing that I would buy and that's exactly what happened. I remember smiling all the way home from Devon with my very first male brindle bullmastiff in 1990 who was joined by a fawn bitch 2 years later. My auntie showed all the time and I decided that too was something I was going to try, so when my male was 6 months old I drove up and down the country to all the championship shows, week in, week out for years, only to receive an occasional 1st prize but never a major award, although qualifying for crufts was amazing!

After the loss of my bullies I spent 4 years looking for another breed. I had 3 breeds I liked but every time the Giant Schnauzer came out on top and I set about finding a show quality giant. My first Giant, Ruger (Ch. Riesenheim Suited n Booted for Daleiden) is truly the most wonderful friend and companion anyone could have, not to mention a spectacular show dog who came from Kirk Moss's Riesenheim Kennel.

Well, as you can see I am now part of that kennel and I've never looked back!!!

What an amazing journey I have had with Ruger and now I am able to see his children and their children grow and mature into the most wonderful giant schnauzers.

About Riesenheim

My introduction in to the world of pedigree dogs came in 1984, with the arrival of a wonderful brown & tan Doberman called Zeus for my 15th birthday.

 

After joining the local training club I was encouraged to attend dog shows were I first saw a most spectacular sight, a GIANT SCHNAUZER and there my love affair began. And I promised myself that one day I would own one of these magnificent dogs.

 

In 1992 after spending many years watching giants. I visited the top kennel of the time and brought home Bronte (Ferncliffe Violetta of Nenevale) who had a truly delightful character and she was quickly followed by Spike (CH. Nenevale Landmaker) and later Anouck (CH.Nenevale Razzle Dazzle Riesenheim) these dogs are the foundations on which the Riesenheim kennel is founded and we are truly smitten.

 




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