Nicky & Steve Garbutt
Co. Durham
0191 3884220
See our web site for more details, photos, info and links

Breeders of:

  • German Spitz Mittel

Owners of:

  • German Shepherd Dog
Ch Runfold China Crisis at Nixtev - China

Ch Runfold China Crisis at Nixtev - China

photo by: Nixtev

Our wonderful foundation China achieved more than we ever thought possible, including
BCC & BOB GS Club Ch show 2004
BCC GS Club Ch show 2005
BCC Crufts 2006

15 CCs, 9 Res CCs
German Spitz Club Top Mittel '01
Pedigree/Dog World Top Mittel '06 (having only attended 5 shows)
Our Dogs Top Mittel Brood '09
3 Champion daughters (from only 3 litters/11 puppies), 7 Champion grandchildren, plus numerous others with CCs/RCCs

We sadly had to say goodbye on 2/2/16 at the age of 16

Ch Nixtev Fyrefly JW - Leia

Ch Nixtev Fyrefly JW - Leia

photo by: Marg Dickinson

China's daughter Leia (by Ch Wyndlee The Crowman) who made an excellent start to her ch show career at WELKS by winning BPIB and the RCC at only 6 and a half months old. Her brother Chewy was BPD so a day to remember for our first German Spitz litter.

She followed this up with BCC, BOB & BP at Bournemouth at just 10 months old as well as having won the BCC at Crufts 2005.

Her children to date include a Norwegian Champion, a UK Champion and 3 x RCC winners from her 2 previous litters.

Team Nixtev (or some of them)

Team Nixtev (or some of them)

photo by: Nixtev

Ch Nixtev Liberty At Jansanleis, Ch Nixtev Kinetic Under Fouranfass, Ch Runfold China Crisis At Nixtev, Ch Nixtev Fyrefly JW, Ch Nixtev Lexis, Nixtev Kameo (2 RCCs) with Lisa and Nicky.

Alikir Forget Me Not For Nixtev

Alikir Forget Me Not For Nixtev

photo by: Corkin

Nixtev Byzance x Alikir Dizy Lizzie (Ch Carozand Enzo ex a Deanston Jerrilea daughter)
DOB 27/1/05
Stud book qualified.
Breed Survey Class 1.

Ellie joined us as my "rebound" puppy after losing her dad.

We are a small kennel, situated in the NE of England. After several years of showing German Shepherds, we were joined by our first German Spitz in 2000, mainly as a small house dog that I could handle myself at shows. She certainly excelled there, becoming not only our first champion and breed record holder, but more importantly has proven herself as an excellent producer having produced a Champion and a CC winner from her first litter, a Finish CC winner in her 2nd litter and another 2 Champions and a Norwegian CC winner in her 3rd and final litter and these children have bred on and in turn produced Champions themselves.

We don't breed very often, usually only when we want something to keep for ourselves. All pups are born and reared in the house with children and other dogs and are KC registered, wormed, insured and microchipped when they leave us. Our German Spitz puppies are also eye tested at 6 - 8 weeks as there is MRD in the breed so we want to ensure all puppies leave here with known eye status (all adults are only bred from if they hold a current clear eye certificate).

Please visit for more information on eye disease in the German Spitz.

To date we have bred 8 UK Champions (one of these also competes successfully in agility) and a Norwegian/Swedish Champion, plus made up 2 other UK Champions.

We always look to the future with our breeding program and continue to aim to breed dogs that are of correct international type.

Our Dogs

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