About Us

We have been involved in purebred dogs for over 30 years with various breeds, although Carole has owned dogs all her life, starting with Cocker Spaniels as a child.

In the mid 1970's we acquired a boisterous, belligerent Dalmatian so we took him to dog obedience classes.  In turn Carole became a club instructor, something that has continued until recently.  It wasn't too long before Pavesi Shady Lady, an Australian Kelpie, joined us and her breeder convinced us to show her in conformation. She in turn became Ch.Pavesi Shady Lady, CD.  Thus "Everalert" came into being.

In 1987 our first Schipperke came to join the Kelpies.  Her name was Shadownoir Twinkle Toes, bred by Jeneene Ford, and she gained her championship title before 9 months of age picking up age in group  and in show classes as she went.  She was soon joined by Vonkaras Spinning Silver, a light cream bitch and Shadownoir Captain Kidd (Jackson), an outstanding specimen of the breed.  Jackson sired many great winners including Ch.Everalert Suzi Q.

The New Zealand bitch, Ch.Exmoor Black Coral, bred by Bernard & Vivienne Fears, joined us in 1989, and her blood is still to be found in our progeny today.

Our thanks must also go to Rosy Archer of Radash Schipperkes, U.K., for not only her valued advice on the breed but also for allowing her dogs Ch.Radash Captain Kidd (Ford/Philp), Radash Rolling Home, Ch.Radash Raven and Ch.Radash Midnight Express to come to this country for without them we would not have the quality of progeny that we have today.

Over the years we have had great sucess with our dogs and bitches with many champions winning in-group and in-show awards at both breed specialty fixtures and all breeds shows.

Carole is currently an ANKC Conformation Judge for Non Sporting and Working Dogs Groups and Schipperke Breed Specialist Judge.

Carole & John Doherty
Sydney.  NSW
Australia