AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION TUNAMARA SILVER DOLLAR
Sometimes a puppy comes along that I look at and think "I like him" but as a baby he doesn't show what he is going to grow into so you watch and wait and see, Dollar was like that, He has three beautiful strong red sisters and he was the little fawn boy in the litter so was a bit overshadowed as a baby but he had something so we watched and waited and saw. The little plainish fawn boy from Wondoan Walk The Line and Aust/Am Ch Marchwind Georgia On My Mind grew into a lovely little fourteen and a half inch dog and has ended up overshadowing his sisters in the quality of his puppies. Dollar has spent his life living with my associate Cherie Tulk and her family and is absolutely loved by them all. From the first time he entered the show ring and to his being awarded Puppy of Breed at the 2011 Royal Show and on to his title he was a happy easy to train little show dog for Cherie and then he retired to be put to stud and WOW. He has gone on to produce some amazing babies and he produces his own style in each one of them.
Dollar started with a mating to our Champion Tunamara Faiance and produced a lovely blue and white boy that we kept named Sting who ended up being known as
Grand Champion Tunamara Sterling Silver.
Sting is a Best in Show, Best in Group and Royal Show winner aside of his numerous successes in shows in South Australia with us and in Western Australia with Kaasha Kennels
We repeated this successful mating again a year later in 2013 and this time we held onto 3 lovely girls. Tunamara Soyala had a short show career with Igmajik Kennels, Champion Tunamara Mahena went to new exhibitor Leisl Wood in Victoria where she titled and has now given Leisl her very first babies and Tunamara Neoma stayed here with Cherie where she will have her first litter soon.
Meanwhile Dollar produced a litter to Ch Delco Find The Spirit owned by Jill Marks of Oakway Kennels in Queensland. From this very successful mating came Champion Oakway Silver Coin
Champion OakwaySilver Sixpence
Oakway Silver Lining and Oakway Silver Charm. All beautiful dogs and all in their sire's style.
Our latest star from this prolific stud is Champion Tunamara Donnybrook. Donny went out and was immediately accepted by the judges and awarded some large Challenges towards his title under both Australian and international judges. He is a multi Puppy In Show and Puppy in Group winner and we are really proud of this little dog once again who has taken so closely after his sire. Now just 12 months old he will join our stud group as well as still enjoying the occasional show outing.
While we are excited about Dollar's contribution to our team we know he is living, owned and loved by Cherie at Tacozajo Kennels and they have also had beautiful babies from him. To their Champion Tunamara Ambrosia came this gorgeous girl. Tacozajo Phoenixx is her name and she is already heading in the right direction towards her title.
A selection of Dollars next generation offspring including Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren are pictured below. Dollar is now just 11 years young and has many more years ahead of him and we expect his contribution to our gene pool to be a long lasting one as he gives soundness, strength, good conformation and movement to all of his babies.