Welcome to Calabrone

Located in Davidson, a small town just outside Charlotte, North Carolina, we are a small hobby kennel dedicated to raising and loving the best dogs in the world – Australian Shepherds, Tibetan Spaniel and Pekingese. We are proud AKC Breeders of Merit and members of ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America), PCA (Pekingese Club of America), Tibetan Spaniel Club of America, Citrus Capital Pekingese Club and the Pekingese Club of Georgia.  We show our dogs in Rally, Agility, Fast Cat and Conformation. All of our dogs live in our home and their most important job is that of our pets.

Australian ShepherdsOur puppies are raised in our home and are handled immediately. They are brought up with the sights and sounds of a home and we spare no expense to ensure they are happy and healthy. I always cringe when I hear people say “Oh I just want a pet” to me the most important job our dogs have is to be someone’s best friend! All of our dogs have basic obedience including the AKC Puppy STAR accreditation as a juvenile and the AKC Canine Good Citizenship as adults.

The cornerstone of our breeding program is a great temperament. If they cannot live in our home, then they are not part of our breeding program! Our active breeding of Aussies has for the most part ended.  We still have a few co-owned girls and frozen semen on our males, but have moved to showing smaller breeds, specifically the Tibetan Spaniel and Pekingese.  Of course Aussies are still part of the family but I wanted to show my own dogs and Aussies were just too big for this to occur.

We also believe that you get what you pay for. It is not cheap to make a healthy, well socialized puppy and our commitment to you does not end when the check clears! If you are looking for a new member of your home and are trying to figure out how to find a reputable breeder or more about the breed I highly recommend that you read these articles:

How to Find a Reputable Breeder

Why A Good Puppy Costs so Much

We are so very proud of our first dog to show at Westminster.  Stinger has been a lot of firsts for us.  The first red tri, the first bred by to show, our first bred by to finish his Championship, our first Grand Champion, our first Reserve Best in Show and now you can add our first dog to get an award at Westminster.  We are very proud of all of our dogs and hope that you will come along with us on our journey.  We have Group placements and multiple Best in Shows but more than anything just love the breeds that we own!

Our kennel is not big and that is a decision we made in the beginning.  These are our PETS, this is not a business, it is a passion.  We don't breed or show for money, we love the breed and try to showcase these amazing dogs while loving them. 

Oh and the question you are probably asking to yourself – What is Calabrone? I am sure you are wondering and it is simple, Calabrone is Italian for Bumble Bee and we would be nothing without her so it made sense to honor her and my Italian heritage! We love our Bumble Bee dog!


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