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This photo of Tarnika and her baby daughter requires no words! Taisho now
at Public Stud


In Memory of Hilary Stephen
Hilary Stephen, founder of Lindenbrae Kennels, foundation member of the
Border Collie Club of Victoria, life member of Warringal Obedience Dog
Club, and very special friend to so many in the Border Collie, Japanese
Spitz, show, obedience and tracking communities, died peacefully on 3
January 2005. Hilary was an extraordinary woman in so many ways founded
Lindenbrae Kennels and Abaseiko Kennels (Border Collies and Japanese Spitz
respectively). She showed and trialed her dogs in obedience and
tracking with great success. She did TV and commercial work. Zheni was
the Border Collie in 'The Henderson Kids' and 'Five Mile Creek'. She got
a great sense of achievement from having gained a best in group and best
in trial with her lovely Zheni on the same day up at Wagga back in the
days when everyone said you couldn't do obedience with show dogs. Hilary
took up tracking in her very late 60's with her show titled Japanese,
Spitz Dayia, and was thrilled to achieve her tracking titles. Hilary
adored her Border Collies; her commitment was the breed versatile dogs;
intelligent, beautifully conformed and able to excel in all endeavors.
She bred beautiful, intelligent pups with meticulous attention to
genetics, nutrition, health care, socialisation, stimulation and finding
wonderful homes. Hilary was the very best of mentors - so careful about
all that she did in relation to her dogs and so generous with her time and
information - it is hard to imagine there being anyone better to deliver
puppies and sit around a whelping box with. Dogs of her breeding have
gone on to great achievements in show, obedience, tracking and agility,
as beloved family companions, animal assisted therapy dogs, and as
foundation breeding dogs / bitches at many kennels including Jarrebor,
Moystonhill, Bordarita, Khayoz, Lochardin, and Delroyal. Hilary spared no
effort in supporting her puppy purchasers (and the many people she gave
dogs to) with care, support. She made many, many great friends through
her dog activities. Hilary was great at lots of things too - mother and
grandmother, university lecturer, traveller, adventure seeker. It is
quite overwhelming to think of all our lovely olds dog (Lindy, Seren,
Zheni, Indi, Finn, Taryn, Lochie, Seibi, Kiko, Denke, Emma, Zac amongst
many others) greeting Hilary with such joy, wherever they might all be together.




10 weeks old and sitting still for once Sequoia and Cassie posing
like perfect  little angels
This pair prefer  a playful
 "rough-and-tumble"
It's the boisterous life for these two

Aust.Ch. ABASEIKO KODI KAMI TORA  "Asha" Three of the above pups grew up  to be Aust. Champions like their grandmother  "ASHA" ,  and their friend "DAKOTA"   Aust.Ch.DASHU ENISHIDA SHIMA (Imp.Switzerland)  "Dakota"