Vonpeta Kennels - Two Wells, South Australia 

About Us

Vonpeta Kennels were established in 1973 by Peter Damarell. It was operated by Jane Pike and Peter who are members of the Dogs SA and the German Shepherd Dog Club of South Australia until December 2019. From January 2020 breeding operations reverted back to Peter due to restrictions that have been placed on the breed by the GSDCA to gain Breed Survey status. 

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), 42 Excellent graded animals, 3 New Zealand Excellent graded, 1 Supreme Champion, 2 Grand Champion, 39 Australian Champions, 3 New Zealand Champions and 6 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, Vonpeta Nuffin Less Baby Puppy Dog 2010 and Vonpeta Quackawoody LSC Baby Puppy Dog 2019. 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. 


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 and her nephew Supreme Champion Vonpeta Ugottabekidding AZ Class I.


Jane, even though no longer involved in breeding, became an ANKC Group 5 Working Dog Judge in 2006 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 and she 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 currently a life member of and on the All Breeds Dog Club of SA committee and she sits on a Dogs SA Committee.  She held the position of Treasurer, German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia from 2012 until February 2020. Jane was awarded the GSDCA Service Award in 2018 and was bestowed the honour of life membership of the GSDC of SA in 2019.




Contact Details
Peter Damarell
Two Wells (formally Longwood), SA, Australia
Phone : 0412 809 499
Email : [email protected]

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