About Us

Us with BIS Aust Ch Tintookie X Traspecial winning Best of Breed at Canberra Royal 2007

BARRAGAN and  MONTERREZ kennels are owned by Neil Curwen and Graham Cruse. We are located at Koorawatha in rural NSW.

We breed and show Cairn Terriers and Schipperkes.

Both of our kennels have been established for over 40 years. We have bred champions in Australia, Great Britain,New Zealand, Luxemburg, USA, Finland, Canada and Ireland, as well as 4 International Champion Schipperkes.  We have owned or bred champions in the following breeds; Pointer, Cairn Terrier, Schipperke,Rottweiler, Weimaraner(Smooth & Long Coated), Dalmatian, Jack Russell  Terrier and Bedlington Terrier. At last count our Champions numbered 97 Australian, 9 UK, 3 Irish, 2 New Zealand, 1 Luxemburg,1 American Grand, 4 Australian Grand, 15 Australian Supreme Champions, 1 Aust Neut Grand , 4 Aust Neut.

 We have bred Best in Show winners in the following breeds; Pointer, Rottweiler, Schipperke,Cairn Terrier & Weimaraner.

Some of the highlights of our time in dogs has been.

  • Breeding the youngest Grand Champion Pointer at the time in the history of the breed.
  • Breeding NSW Puppy of the Year 2005 and Runner Up Puppy of the Year 2005 in WA with Pointer litter brothers.
  • Breeding the youngest Pointer to win a Best of Breed at a Royal Show at the time.
  • Breeding Top Pointer in Australia 2006
  • Breeding and showing the only Schipperke to go All Breeds Best In Show in Ireland.
  • Breeding multiple Crufts Best of Breed winning Schipperkes
  • Breeding a Crufts Challenge winning Schipperke.
  • Breeding multiple English Champion Schipperkes.
  • Breeding  multiple Speciality Best in Show winning Schipperkes both in Australia and the UK.
  • Breeding multiple Junior Warrant Rottweilers and Schipperkes.
  • Being Number #1 Schipperke Breeders in the UK 2009
  • Being Number # 1 Schipperke Breeders In Australia 2016-2023
  • Breeding the youngest Grand Champion Schipperke in the history of the breed
  • Breeding top Schipperke in Ireland 2005,2006,2009,2010 & 2012
  • Breeding & or owning top Schipperke in Australia 2008,2009, 2010,2011,2012,2018,2019,2020,2022,2023
  • Breeding and owning a multiple Best in Show winning Rottweiler
  • Breeding & owning No.1 Rottweiler in NSW 2009
  • Breeding No. 1 Rising Star Cairn Terrier in NSW 2011
  • Breeding & Owning No. 1 Rising Star Cairn Terrier in NSW 2012
  • Breeding Runner up Dog of the Year for Ireland 2012 & 2016
  • Breeding No.1 Terrier in Hawaii 2019

Graham is an International All Breeds Judge.

 Graham has judged in the UK, Ireland, Australia,New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, China,Japan, Philippines & Malta.

Neil is licenced to judge for Toys,Terriers,Gundogs, Hounds and Non Sporting at Championship shows. He is also  an Open Show Working Dog & Utility judge. He has judged in Australia, UK,New Zealand, Philippines & Japan

Neil is an authorised microchip implanter and DNA collector.

We are both members of Cowra & District Kennel Club,Cairn Terrier Club of NSW and the Schipperke Club of NSW & Victoria.

















Contact Details
Neil Curwen & Graham Cruse
Koorawatha, NSW, Australia
Phone : 0435602447
Email : [email protected]

Dogz Online - Dogs, Breeders, Puppies