Moonshadow Kennels Australia (Est 1995)

Outstanding Belgian Shepherds and Japanese Spitz




8 January 2017


Today we welcomed our newest addition, Mannerking Shadows of the Moon, known as Boku which means “boy” in Japanese, from Debbie King at Mannerking Kennels in Goulburn, NSW.  He comes from distinguished show lines, including his mother Britta who is also here at Moonshadow, so we have high hopes for his future in the showring.


10 October 2016


As noted below, 2016 has been a good year for Zephyr in the Obedience ring. Most recently, in October 2016, he competed at both morning and afternoon shows at the Southern Highlands Kennel & Obedience Club competitions. He came first in both shows, and completed both his “Rally Advanced Excellent” (RAE) and his “Companion Dog Excellent” (CDX) titles, which were officially awarded on 10 October, 2016


27 August 2016


Today we received a picture of Brie and Zoe, two daughters of our Paco from one of our GraeShadow litters back in 2004. Marga reports that both are doing well and enclosed the photo of them celebrating their 12th Birthday as shown below. We are sure Marga blew out the candles for them.

Happy Birthday to them both!


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29 June 2016


Cheers again for Raina, who was today awarded her latest title, Snooker Dog Excellent (SDX). Good going Elspeth and Raina!


10 May 2016


Today Teddy was officially declared an Australian Champion by the ANKC. Congratulations to our lovely boy and to Lesley, his handler in the show ring!


19 April 2016


Congratulations to Zephyr, who today officially received his “Rally Excellent” (RE) obedience title!


27 February 2016


Today “Britta” (Australian Champion Mannerking Follow Your Dreams), a beautiful little Japanese Spitz girl joined us from Debbie King at Mannerking Kennels in Goulburn. Lovely to have her as a part of our family!


19 February 2016


Today Linus (now Australian Champion Moonshadow Russett Lysander) was awarded his Australian Champion title.

Big congratulations to Linus, Elspeth and Michael!


20 June 2015


Seventh Birthdays were celebrated by our June 2008 litter today, with pictures received of Ariel and Raina.


10 April 2015


Happy third birthday to Dream’s 2012 litter. We heard from a number of them, with photos from Phyllis and Freja.


1 February 2015


Happy second birthday today to Dancer’s February 2013 litter. We heard from several of them, with new pictures received from Moby and Manny.


8  January 2015


Today our Dream’s puppies from her November, 2014 litter left home for their new lives. To see “leaving” photos of them with their new families, click here.


24 November 2014


Today our new little Japanese Spitz boy “Teddy” arrives at Moonshadow. For further details and first pictures, click here.


14 November 2014


We were delighted today when our Dream gave birth to 7 beautiful, healthy and lively pups! Congratulation to new mum Dream and dad Skeet! For pictures of the new additions to the Moonshadow clan, click here.  For details on the background of this litter, including parents and pedigree, click here.


14 November 2014


Today we were notified that Raina (Ch Moonshadow Graecious Winterain, CCD, RN, ADX, JDM, GD, SD, SPDX) was awarded her latest title, Jumping Dog Masters (JDM) by the Australian National Kennel Council. Congratulations again to Raina and handler Elsepeth.


October 2014


This month saw us receive a large number of contacts from happy owners of our puppies from various past litters along with updated pictures. These can be found by clicking on the following links: Ari (born Sept 2008), Hansie (Sept 08), Freja (Apr 12) and Moby (Feb 13).


In particular, at the end of the month we had the 8th Birthday of our October 2006 litter, and we were very pleased to hear from 7 out of the 7 owners that all was well with our “babies”. We received new photos of Grace, Indie, Avalon, Bella and Tiger. Thanks to everyone for their continuing love for these now grown up pups and for keeping in touch.


2 October 2014


Today the Australian National Kennel Council issued a new Breeders Certificate for Grace (Moonshadow Elfin Magic, CD, RE) showing her new “Rally Excellent” title. Congratulations again Gracie!


16 September 2014


Today Dancer and her brothers and sisters turned six. Happy Birthday to all!


2 September 2014


Congratulations again to Zephyr, who today was awarded his Rally Novice (RN) title!


13 August 2014


Today our thoughts are with Shadow, who would have been 20 years old today. We miss our lovely old girl!


And tomorrow 14 August 2014, our boy Baxter would have been 19. Gone but never never forgotten.


22 June 2014


Today Zephyr completed the requirements for his Companion Dog (CD) title. He is shown below with his ribbons from the day. The title itself was officially awarded on 10 July, 2014. Congratulations again to Michele!


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11 June 2014


Today Grace (Moonshadow Elfin Magic, CD, RA) was awarded her Rally Advanced (RA) obedience title. Congratulations to her and to Michele Martin,

her owner and handler!



24 May 2014


While Coco continued to lead the Dogzonline National Neuter Competition for the Non-Sporting Group, Poppy blossomed as we returned to her home state, scoring two Best Intermediate Dog in Group awards in a row.

Good on the little girls!


23 May 2014


Congratulations to Coco who was today officially awarded her

“Neuter Champion” title.


12 May 2014


Today we received the official document certifying that Raina had achieved another title – “Strategic Pairs Dog Excellent”! Congratulations again to Raina and to Elspeth and Michael, her trainers! Raina is pictured below with her latest ribbons and trophy.


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15 March 2014


Unfortunately, our little Japanese Spitz Coco had to be de-sexed in November, 2013. However the good news is that since then she has been competing successfully in the Show ring in the Neuter Class. From the beginning of 2014 she won Best Neuter in Group 9 times in a row, and Best Neuter in Show twice in a row. The second of these Best Neuter in Show wins, on 15 March 2014, is shown in the photo below, compliments of Tammy Stephens. As a result of these wins, by mid-March 2014, Coco was the leading Non-sporting Group Neuter in Australia! Good going, little girl!




12-16 February 2014


Over this period we attended a series of dog and obedience shows in Bermagui, NSW, where Zephyr featured strongly, being the top scoring dog in the CCD arena for two of the three days, and completed the requirements for his CCD title. The title itself was officially awarded on 26 February, 2014 - big congratulations to our boy!! The picture below shows Michele with Zephyr and Lesley at the show with one of his ribbons.


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