We are a small kennel situated in Wiltshire, UK and our Shelties are all
Denise & Stuart Gruszka have owned
Shelties for over 40
years. We have been actively exhibiting our dogs since 1990 and started breeding
in 1996. Stuart awards CCs
in the Breed and has judged in Norway & Finland. 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 11 KC Stud Book numbers, all but two being
from Left to Right: Scott
Pebbles Erin Ella
Our Shelties are tested for CEA at 6
weeks. Scott & George were successful stud dogs. Ross has had all the
DNA health tests and is clear of all hereditary desfects.
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, 2010-2022