Monterrez Schipperkes History

UK CH Sylbecq Gentle Persuasion (Where it all began)

MONTERREZ Schipperkes was established in the UK by Graham in 1993 with the purchase Sylbecq Gentle Persausion(Molly)(pictured). Graham had for some time been contemplating a smaller breed that would fit in well with the Rottweilers. A friend suggested the Schipperkes might be the answer. Graham did some research into the breed and started to watch who the winners were at the time. He was particularly taken with UK Ch Kenya's Swan Song, who was the breed record holder. He approached her owners Roy Baker and Mike Vincent to see what puppies they had available. As luck would have it Swan Song's son UK Ch Sylbecq Culture Vulture had been mated to Franhowill Apricot Fizz. Graham was offered a puppy from the litter. He chose Molly who came to join the Monterrez household. When she was old enough Molly was entered in shows and soon won the required 3 challenges to become known as UK CH Sylbecq Gentle Persausion. Molly was retired from the show ring to commence the next part of her life. To become the foundation brood bitch of the Monterrez Schipperkes. This is where she excelled. Every Monterrez Schipperke in the world is descended from this little black bitch. Molly had 4 litters and produced 4 UK and 1 Aust champions. They were

1. UK Ch Monterrez Alphabetti (Sire: Sylbecq England Expects)

2. UK Ch Monterrez Blackjack (Sire: Franhowil Our Enry)

3. UK Ch Monterrez Centurion (Sire: Sylbecq England Expects)

4. UK Ch Monterrez Deep Impact (Sire: Sylbecq Lighten Our Darkness)

5 MBISS Aust Ch Monterrez Dominator At Jondos (Sire; Sylbecq Lighten Our Darkeness)
(Best in show at both the Schipperke Club of Great Britian and the Schipperke Association of NSW, Best of Breed at Crufts)

Other Monterrez Champions in the The UK and Europe are:

UK IR & INT Ch Monterrez Guardian (Sire: UK Ch. Franhowil Romeo) (Top Schipperke Ireland)

UK Ch Monterrez Good Looker At Nightstorm(Sire: UK Ch. Franhowil Romeo) (Crufts CC  winner)

UK Ch Monterrez I'll Be Back At Brookwell(Sire: UK, Ir & Int Ch Franhowil Frankie Boy) (BIS Schipperke Club of UK)

UK,LUX,IR & INT CH Amsterdam Winner '13 Monterrez Jingle Belle For Hantrevad AnCH 12 CW 13
(Sire:UK Ch Monterrez I'll Be Back At Brookwell) (Best Of Breed Crufts x2 , Multiple Runner Up Best in Show, Runner up Top dog All Breeds Ireland 2013, Top Schipperke Ireland)

In 2003 Graham was approached by 2 Australian breeders Rae Bryce & Jeneene Ford, to send a pair of Schipperkes to Australia with the aim of lifting the quality of their own Schipperkes and it was hoped the breed in general. They chose Monterrez Dominator at Jondos and Monterrez Eloise. Both of these dogs quickly gained their Australian titles and won best in groups along the way.

In 2005 Graham sent another trio of Schipperkes to Australia, to Rae Bryce They were the dog, Monterrez Home Alone and the litter sisters Ir Ch Monterrez First Lady(only schipperke to win and All Breeds Best In Show in Ireland) and Monterrez First In Line. These three dogs quickly became Australian champions and all were best in group winners along the way. The dog quickly became a  multiple best in show(all breeds and speciality), multiple best in group winner and finally a Supreme Champion.

2006 saw Graham relocate from the UK to Australia and towards the end of that year we fortunate to be able to lease back Ch Monterrez Eloise(imp UK) and Ch Monterrez First In Line(imp UK) and mate them to MBIS BISS Sup Ch Monterrez Home Alone(imp UK). These litters were the beginining of Monterrez Schipperkes - Australia.  We kept 3 pups from these litters, they were the record breaking MBIS MBISS Sup Ch Monterrez Kinell( 30 best in Shows), his brother Ch Monterrez King Of The Ring and MBISS Gr Ch Monterrez Lazy Susan( Speciality Best in Show Winner)

2009 saw us introduce the bobtail gene into our line when Gr Ch Pandec Idol Spirit was sent to Sup Ch Monterrez Kinell. From this pairing we took two bobtail pups the dog, Ch Tanzapaw Storm Warning and the bitch  Ch Tanzapaw Sweet Success. The dog was mated twice to Gr Ch Monterrez Lazy Susan and this produced Ch Monterrez Miss World NBT, Ch Monterrez Miss Universe NBT, MBIS BISS Sup Ch Monterrez One Direction (NBT), Ch Monterrez Once In A Lifetime (NBT) and Ch Monterrez Once Upon A Time. Ch Tanzapaw Sweet Success was mated back to her grandfather Sup Ch Monterrez Home Alone(imp UK) and this pairing produced Ch Monterrez Nelly Kelly NBT.

2011 saw us looking for an outcross to use and our search took us to the Finnish dog Multi Ch Fandals Paddington. As luck would have it he was also a natural bob tail. Semen was brought in from him and to date we have used it once to Gr Ch Monterrez Lazy Susan to  produce the runner up best in group, multi class in show winning dog Ch Monterrz Reach For The Stars(AI)(NBT) , also a natural bobtail.

2013 saw us do  a grandfather , grandaughter mating between Sup Ch Monterrez Kinell and Ch Monterrez Miss World NBT. This mating produced BISS MBIS Sup Ch Monterrez Power And Might NBT( Multi Best in Show,Multi Best in Group & multi Class in Show winner) and Ch Monterrez Power And Glory(Multi Class in Show winner). A repeat mating was done and this produced NZ Ch Monterrez Quality Control (Multi Class in Show winner)owned by Bernard and Vivienne Fears of the famous Exmoor kennels in New Zealand.

During 2013 Graham judged in New Zealand and awarded bitch challenge to Exmoor Here Comes Rosie.This was the challenge she needed for her title. He was very impressed with her and asked the owners if they would consider letting her come to Australia. After some consideration Bernard & Vivienne agreed to ler her reside with us. Rosie quickly gained her Australian title and was mated to Sup Ch Monterrez Kinell. This produced the bitch, Ch Monterrez Trick Or Treat. 

2014 saw us mate Ch Monterrez Nelly Kelly NBT to Ch Breogan Black Pamelosa. This mating produced 6 stunning puppies, 4 tailed and 2 natural bobtails. Four of thes pups are in the show ring and to date they are all multi class in show winners and all have points towards their titles. Four have now obtained their titles they are, BISS Ch Monterrez Star Of The Show , GR Ch Monterrez Star Quality NBT , BIS MBISS Ch Monterrez Super Star(NBT)and MBIS Ch Monterrez Star Kingdom.

2015 we mated Gr Ch Monterrez Lazy Susan to Ch Monterrez Super Star. We kept 2 natural bobtail pups, the dog. Ch Monterrez Universal Soldier and the bitch Ch Monterrez Ultra Violet. Both are class in group winners and the dog is a multi class in show winner. We also mated Ch Monterrez Miss Universe(NBT) to  Ch Monterrez Star Kingdom This produced Ch Monterrez Vee For Victory , who is a multi class in show and class in group winner.

2016 we mated NZ & Aust Ch Exmoor Here Comes Rosie(imp NZ) to Sup Ch Monterrez One Direction(NBT).  Two pups were shown,MBIS BISS Monterrez Watch This Space(NBT) & Monterrez Waltzing Matilda(NBT)she is a  class in group winner. We also mated CH Monterrez Power And Glory to  Gr Ch Monterrez Star Quality(NBT). We have kept Ch Monterrez X Trail and Ch Monterrez X Factor(NBT). Both are multi class in group and show winners. We also mated Sup Ch Monterrez Kinell to his grandaughter Ch Monterrez Miss Universe(NBT). From this mating Ch Monterrez You Better Believe It(NBT)is owned and shown by Rochelle Manderson. 

2018 we mated Ch Monterrez X Factor to Aust Gr Ch Brillig Archy Bold, a Sup Ch Monterrez Home Alone(imp UK) grandson. This produced Ch Monterrez Bold And Beautiful(NBT)

2019 we went to the Schipperke National in the USA with the view of looking to purchase a dog that could provide us an outcross. We have been exceedingly fortunate able to lease a tightly linebred dog, BISS,BIS, Am Gr Ch Ebonystar Moonshiner Follow The Leader(BIS at his first show in Australia). Also we were given his daughter Ebonystar Spindrift Unforgettable. We also joined partnership with Pauline Grutzner and Marjorie Adkins and purchased BISS Am Gr Ch Rivendel's Forged In Fire. This dog is from a grandfather/grandaughter mating by the all time breed record holder and only Schipperke to win the group at Westminster, Am Gr Ch(P) Rivendel's Barefoot Bandit. We have been lucky to get these 3 dogs into the country and have puppies on the ground and some exciting litters planned but COVID-19 has saw a temporary halt to our showing activities in 2020. 

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

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