We are a small kennel situated in Wiltshire, UK and our Shelties are all
Denise & Stuart Gruszka have owned
Shelties almost 40
years. We have been actively exhibiting our dogs since 1990 and started breeding
in 1996. Both of us judge Shelties. Stuart awards CCs
in the Breed and has judged in Norway. He is Vice Chairman of the English Shetland Sheepdog Club,
having been on the committee since 2000 and Secretary from 2008 to 2012.
Our affix, SAMPHREY, comes from the name
of a small island in the Shetlands.
- photo: Jean Tuck (Craygill
We strive to achieve true Sheltie type in
all three colours and, above all, excellent temperaments.
Almost all of our show dogs have qualified for Crufts on at least one
occasion as well as winning numerous Firsts, Best Puppy, Best of Breed
and Group awards. We have won 10 KC Std Book numbers, all but one being
from Left to Right: Scott
Pebbles Erin Ella
Our Shelties are tested for CEA at 6
weeks. Scott sired 11 litters and all his puppies were CEA Clear. His son, George, is confidently offered at stud.
Ella & George were hip scored and their results can be found on
their web pages. A number of our dogs have been DNA screened for MDR1
and their results can be found on their web pages.
As well as our success in the show ring,
a number of
Samphrey Shelties have had success in agility and obedience as a result
of the skill and dedication of their owners and handlers.
Katy & Ella were registered PAT (Pets As
Therapy) Dogs. Samphrey Maid At School (Jett), who lived in
Colorado, USA was a trained Autistic Service Dog. Ella & Erin both
passed their KC Good Citizen Bronze Award.
Website & Photos © Stuart Gruszka, 2010-2019