ISLAMORADA

Jackie Jenkins
Islamorada
Fyvie
Turriff
Aberdeenshire
AB53 8NL
Scotland
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islamorada@btinternet.com

Breeders of:

  • St Bernard
One of my favourites of Bruce sitting in the snow

One of my favourites of Bruce sitting in the snow

photo by: Jackie Jenkins

In the beginning..........
Bruce was my very first St Bernard purchased from the Birkenbush kennel in 1997. He was sired by one of the most prolific winning dogs of the decade, CH Whaplode Be Our William. That didn't matter to Bruce though, he hated showing and refused to behave and I was too inexperienced to make him. We soon retired from the ring but by that time the show bug had bitten so 18 months later I bought another puppy.
Brogan was also from the Birkenbush kennel and was sired by CH Flashy Jack by Brenidge. This time I was determined that my puppy and I would learn the art of showing and my dog running off with the ring fencing in his mouth would be a distant memory.
All went well for a few months and Brogan qualified for Crufts at her 1st show. Then disaster struck, a nasty case of dog doing the splits on a polished wooden floor and she refused to set one single paw in a hall ever again.

Brogan before her wooden floor scare

Brogan before her wooden floor scare

photo by: Jim Milton

After both Bruce and Brogan taking a very early retirement from the ring , I probably should have given up my ambitions to exhibit. However, by this time I adored the breed and loved having a hobby that I could enjoy with my dogs so in 2002, I applied to the KC for my own affix and Islamorada kennel was born.
Sadly, Bruce crossed to Rainbow Bridge at the age of seven but he is forever in my heart and I will always be grateful for what he started. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be sharing my life with any of the other wonderful dogs featured on these pages.

Bruce & Brogan enjoy the life of an Islamorada dog

Bruce & Brogan enjoy the life of an Islamorada dog

photo by: Jackie Jenkins

Islamorada is now a small hobby kennel situated in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire. We were very fortunate to bring CH Chandlimore Yahoo to Islamorada in 2003 courtesy of our good friend Tan Nagrecha and Dana became the foundation bitch of our kennel. We are dedicated to breeding for soundness and temperament. We give careful consideration to our breeding programme and this has resulted in us importing new bloodlines from Holland, Canada, Belgium and Ireland over the last few years.

We have enjoyed some success in the show ring at both Open and Championship level. However, all of our dogs are much loved pets first & foremost and their health & happiness is much more important to us than winning a red rosette.

CH Chandlimore Yahoo (Dana)

CH Chandlimore Yahoo (Dana)

photo by: Jackie Jenkins

I am also a trustee for the St Bernard Trust. Knowing the plight of some of these dogs that are rehomed first hand can be heart-breaking and has made me even more cautious about finding the right homes for Islamorada babies. So, prospective puppy owners, don't be offended by the Gestapo style interrogation technique used to establish whether a St Bernard is going to be suitable for your home environment !

Islamorada St Bernards are Our Dogs Ireland Top Breeder 2012.

IR CH Islamorada Ruby Tuesday is Top St Bernard in Ireland 2012.

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