Vonpeta Kennels were established in 1973 by Peter Damarell. It is now operated by Jane Pike and Peter who are members of the Dogs SA and the German Shepherd Dog Club of South Australia. The kennel has built a reputation for breeding quality pets and show animals throughout Australia. Vonpeta Eros was the first Vonpeta dog to gain the grading of Excellent in the 70's. Vonpeta to date has bred 1 Excellent Select graded animal (Vonpeta Eva), 38 Excellent graded animals, 3 New Zealand Excellent graded, 1 Supreme Champion, 2 Grand Champion, 35 Australian Champions, 3 New Zealand Champions and 5 class winners at National Specialist Shows; Grand Champion Vonpeta Taykall by Storm A Z Class I Winner Open Bitch Class and Gold Medal Winner 2008 National (pictured below), Ch. Vonpeta Playful Prince Class II Junior Dog 1987, Ch. Vonpeta Eva A Z Class I Puppy Bitch 1996, Vonpeta Reggie Baby Puppy Bitch 2001 and Vonpeta Nuffin Less Baby Puppy Dog 2010. In 2012 we are please to annouce our first Dual Champion, Australian and New Zealand Champion Vonpeta Nuffin Less A Z Class I Multi Excellent graded in Australian and New Zealand. The kennel is renowned for being competitive in both the Specialist and All Breed Show Rings. To date the kennel has bred just over 60 litters, concentrating on quality and not quantity.
The most famous litter bred by the kennel is without doubt the Vonpeta P Litter. From this litter there were 5 Australian Champions, 4 Excellent Graded animals and a National Class winner - Vonpeta Playful Prince, Pollyanna, Pinnacle, Panache and Phydeaux. The most famous individual animal bred by Vonpeta is Grand Ch Vonpeta Taykall By Storm A Z Class I Multi Excellent with numerous Best in Show awards in both the specialty and all breeds rings and the Gold Medal at the 2008 National. Not far behind her is her grand mother Ch Vonpeta Eva A Z Class I.
In 2006 Jane became an ANKC Group 5 Working Dog Judge and successfully completed the GSDC of A Judges Extension course early 2009. To date Jane has judged specialty shows in all States of Australia and both North and South islands in New Zealand. Jane was awarded Breed Surveyor status in July 2012.
Jane held the position of Treasurer for the GSDC of SA Inc, from 2001 to 2011, is a member of the GSDC of SA Inc Breed Affairs Sub Committee, committee member of the All Breeds Dog Club of SA Inc and sits on a Dogs SA Committee. She nominated and won the position of Treasurer, German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia in 2012 and is currently serving in this role.
Jane Pike & Peter Damarell
Longwood, SA, Australia
Phone : 0412 809 499
Email : [email protected]