Boromir Bull Terriers ~ New Zealand

 

Putting this page together has been an interesting exercise. Due to living in a country with a tiny Bull Terrier population our imports play a major part in our breeding program... when everything goes right with them! We've looked around the world for animals that come from quality lines - proof of course is in what those lines have produced in terms of health, temperament and resemblance to the breed standard. A lot of study, travel, time and money has gone into getting these guys here. So far we have been involved in importing 17 Bull Terriers to New Zealand and not all of them made the grade in regard to joining the gene pool.  Check out the resumes included here and decide if you think these ones were worth it or not.

NZ Ch Tehiwinui Aragorn (1991) 

Sledge was bred in Australia by Robert & Debbie Pirika. We got him as a huge, sleepy four month old pup. Sledge was successful as a family pet, at stud, in the show ring and was in the first wave of NZ dogs scanned clear for polycystic kidney disease. Read more about health testing on the 'health' page. Sledge helped put us on the map so to speak, and can be found in the extended pedigree of many New Zealand (and international) Bull Terriers. He lived out his life with us and has his own page here.

Sire: Aust Ch Westbul Rolling Stone ROM    Dam: Dorabul Dyne

1992 ~ Best dog, puppy in show ~ Roselin OKeefe, Brixton, NZ. ABTC Open show
1993 ~ Reserve best dog, Junior in show ~ Frank Sluga, Aust. ABTC Open show
1993 ~ Reserve best dog, Intermediate in show ~ Anna Harris, Brummagem, USA. CBTC Champ
1993 ~ Reserve best dog ~ David Harris, Brummagem, USA. ABTC Champ
1994 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC club show trophies
1994 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ CBTC point score
1994 ~ Reserve best dog ~ Diane OKeefe, NZ. ABTC Open show
1995 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC club show trophies
1996 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC club show trophies
1996 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ CBTC point score
1996 ~ Best in show ~ Jamie Watkiss, Westbul, Aust. ABTC Open show 
1997 ~ Club show winner ~ ABTC club show trophies
1997 ~ Reserve best dog, open in show ~ Brian Hill, Arcanum, UK. ABTC Champ show
1998 ~ Best in show ~Bill Lambert, Caliber, UK.  ABTC Champ show
1998 ~ Runner up best stud dog ~ ABTC club show trophies

Progeny of note: RISS Ch Aradymn Artie the Ripp, RISS Bolio King Cotton, BISS Ch Boromir Miss Venomous, BISS Ch Boromir War of the Roses, BISS Ch Brixton Face the Music, Harlequin Incognito, Tehiwinui Gandalf  

NZ Raging Thunder (1995) 

Imported from the UK, Thor was our first long-haul import. We saw him as a three week old pup at Kilacaber kennels when we were looking for a Rolling Thunder son, and put our order in. Not a big winning show dog, but a bomb proof personality and a very valuable addition to our breeding program. Thor continued on to Queenland at Lance & Gayle Stephenson's Satori kennels, where he was a prolific sire. 

Sire: Eng Ch Kilacabar Rolling Thunder   Dam: Flash Pirate

1996 ~ Best coloured dog of the year ~ ABTC point-score
1999 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ ABTC Club show trophies
2000 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ NIBTC Club show trophies
2001 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ NIBTC Club show trophies

Progeny of note: BISS Ch Boromir Body Paint ROM, Ch Boromir Metalmorphosis, RISS Pinewood Wairua Koanga, Boromir Vampirella (Brood bitch winner 1999), Boromir Kiss the Sky

Aust & NZ Ch Shirvin Wild Thunder ROM (1997) 

Imported with Mel Dalton from Pinewood Kennels in the South Island, from Tracy Schick in Australia at around 18 months. He had been used at stud before he came over. Boss eventually retired with Greg & Corrine Powell at Samara. He was a particularly placid and unnassuming dog and therefore very easy to have around. This trait repeated itself in his grand daughter Body Paint.

Sire: Shirvin Master Ruler  Dam: Shirvin Diamond Magic

1998 ~ Best in show ~ David Harris, Brummagem, USA. ABTC Champ
1998 ~ BOB, Res of Group ~ Diane Cuthbert, Maolmhin, Aust.Taupo Champ show
1998 ~ Best in show ~ Danny McGregor, Merlindan, UK ABTC Champ
1998 ~ Best in show ~ Linda McGregor, Merlindan, UK. CBTC Champ
1998 ~ Best dog of the year, best white dog ~ ABTC Club Point-score
1999 ~ Reserve best dog ~ Julie Clark, Lester, NZ ABTC Open show
1999 ~ Reserve best in show ~ David Alexander, Brigadoon, USA. NIBTC Champ
1999 ~ Reserve best dog ~ Carolyn Alexander, Brigadoon, USA. CBTC Champ
1999 ~ Club show winner, best BT, runner up stud dog ~ NIBTC club show trophies 
2000 ~ Best in show ~ Steve Woods, Jimhinks, Aust ~ NIBTC Open show

Progeny of note: RISS Ch Boromir Exquisimint, NZ Ch Siraminx Kiss This   Back to ROM page

NZ Ch Quest Yggdrazil at Boromir ROM (1997) 

Brie was our second long-distance import - this time all the way from Espen Thygesen in Norway. Whereas Sledge had been a sedate four month old - this one was full of beans and earned herself the nickname 'the Nutty Norwegian'. Another success story for us with her achievements in the ring and whelping box. When Lilli died, Brie spent two weeks looking for her before assuming the mantel of 'uber bitch' and house dog. Brie spent her life with us and has her own page here.

Sire: Ch Quest Giancana  Dam: Ch Quest Silmarillion Sue

1997 ~ Bitch CC, reserve best in show ~ Brian Hill, Arcanum, UK. ABTC Champ
1998 ~ Reserve best bitch ~ David Harris, Brummagem, USA. ABTC Champ
1998 ~ Club show winner, best bull terrier ~ ABTC Club Point-score
1998 ~ Bitch CC, reserve of breed ~ Diane Cuthbert, Maolmhin, Aust.Taupo Champ show
1998 ~ Reserve best bitch, junior in show ~ Danny McGregor, Merlindan, UK ABTC Champ
1998 ~ Junior in show ~ Linda McGregor, Merlindan, UK. CBTC Champ
1999 ~ Reserve best bitch ~ Julie Clark, Lester, NZ NIBTC Open show
1999 ~ Intermediate in show ~ Carolyn Alexander, Brigadoon, USA. CBTC Champ
2000 ~ Runner up brood bitch of the year ~ NIBTC club show points
2001 ~ Brood bitch of the year ~ NIBTC club show trophy
2002 ~ Reserve best bitch, intermediate in show ~ Quita Youatt, Kearbys, UK. NIBTC Open show
2004 ~ Best Veteran in show ~ Steve Craven, Sugarbayes, Aust. NIBTC Open show
2004 ~ Brood bitch of the year ~ NIBTC Club show trophy
2005 ~ Runner up brood bitch of the year ~ NIBTC club show points
2006 ~ Best Veteran in stakes ~ Gordon Smith, Magor, Can. NIBTC Champ show

Progeny of note: BISS Ch Boromir Bootleg ROM, Boromir Kiss the Sky, Ch Boromir Metalmorphosis, Boromir Van Goth, Boromir Ozone Baby, BISS Am/Can/Aust/NZ Ch Boromir Quicksilver ROM

NZ Ch Siraminx Kiss This (1997)

Imported from Tracy Schick in Australia. She was co-owned with Greg & Corinne Powell and lived at Samara Kennels. Amy only had the one litter - to NZ Ch Raging Thunder (Imp UK) and we kept one bitch pup. That pup was our beautiful Thora (Body Paint).

Sire: Aust/NZ Ch Shirvin Wild Thunder ROM    Dam: Maskas Regal Duchess

1998 ~ Open of the year ~ ABTC point-score
1998 ~ Res CC, Junior of group ~ Di Cuthbert, Maolmhin, Aust. Taupo Champ.
1998 ~ Open in show ~ Danny McGregor, Merlindan, UK. ABTC Champ show
1999 ~ Best junior, best coloured bitch ~ NIBTC point-score
2001 ~ Runner up to best brood bitch ~ NIBTC point-score

Progeny of note: BISS Ch Boromir Body Paint ROM

 

 

Quest Captain Boromir de Harlequin (2003)

Enzo was our second import from Espen Thygesen in Norway. He was bought jointly with Jeanne Dusseau of Bijou Bull Terriers in Hawaii and Michele Crowe of Harlequin Kennels. A shattered hip stopped him from achieving his NZ championship title but he has excelled at stud. He moved to Amatol Kennels in Australia where Paul and Kathy have also made use of him in their breeding program.

Sire: Ch Quest Giancana    Dam: Quest Pistolette

2005 ~ Stud dog of the year ~ NIBTC Club trophy
2006 ~ Runner up to stud dog of the year ~ NIBTC Club points
2007 ~ Runner up to stud dog of the year ~ NIBTC Club points
2008 ~ Runner up to stud dog of the year ~ NIBTC Club points

Progeny of note: BISS Ch Boromir Gothika of Vortex ROM, Ch Boromir Valkyrie, Ch Boromir Daredevil, Ch Bordeaux of Boromir, Ch Harlequin Liqourice, Ch Boromir Brougham, Ch Takirua of Boromir

Wianna Bordeaux (2004)

Hayley was imported as an adult,in partnership with Rachel McKenzie (Clanrea), where she lived out her life. She came from Paul and Kathy Berman of Amatol Kennels in Australia. She had one litter to Quest Captain Boromir, which consisted of two pups.

Sire: Ch Another Hero (Imp UK) Dam: Ch Wianna Pernod

Progeny of note: Ch Bordeaux of Boromir

Kupala Kato Digger

Was imported in 2004 from Sharon McAdams of Kupala Kennels in Australia. Digger was an older dog when he arrived - around 6-7. He sired one litter for us to Ch Boromir Witches Brew. Digger learned to be a house dog with Menzies McDonald with whom he is living out his retirement. 

Sire: Tungsten Trooper    Dam: Kupala Klaim to Fame

Progeny of note: Ch Boromir Shadow Sorcerer and Ch Boromir Practical Magic. 

Ch Jacamar Century at Boromir ROM (2005)

Jerry came over from Australia at the same time as Chase (below). Sadly she wasn't able to have pups. She is a happy outgoing girl who gets the most out of life.

Sire: Am/Can/NZ/Aust Ch Boromir Quicksilver ROM   Dam: Trahern Faerie Princess

2005 ~ Reserve best bitch ~ Joe Schiller, Centurian, Sth Africa. NIBTC Champ show
2006 ~ Reserve best in show, reserve best bitch ~ Diane Riley, NZ.  NIBTC Open show
2006 ~ Best in show ~ Norma Smith, Magor, Canada. NIBTC Champ show
2006 ~ Reserve best bitch, junior in show ~ Gordon Smith, Magor, Can. NIBTC Champ show
2007 ~ Reserve best bitch, open in show ~ Dale Schuur, Old Forge, USA. NIBTC Champ
2007 ~ Club show winner, best junior ~ NIBTC point-score

Ch Jacamar Mercury Rising at Boromir (2005) 

Bred by Mark & Michelle Dowell in Oz, imported to NZ by Boromir, and now back in Australia with Sandra Barnes of Caitsam Kennels. Chase didn't leave any pups here, though we do have frozen semen for future use.

Sire: Am/Can/NZ/Aust Ch Boromir Quicksilver ROM   Dam: Trahern Faerie Princess

2005 ~ Best Baby Puppy in show ~ Joe Schiller, Centurian, Sth Africa. NIBTC Champ show
2005 ~ Best Baby Puppy in show ~ Andre Strydom, Sunduza, Sth Africa. NIBTC Open show
2006 ~ Reserve dog ~ Diane Riley, NZ.  NIBTC Open show
2006 ~ Reserve dog ~ Norma Smith, Magor, Canada. NIBTC Champ show
2006 ~ Best Bull Terrier of the year, white BT, baby and puppy ~ NIBTC point-score

NZ Ch Quest Nigrette (2007)

"Aggie' is our latest Norwegian import, she came out in partnership with Linda Flegg of Vortex Kennels. She was in whelp and we were graced with seven pups, one that we kept and another we have used at stud. Her second litter produced a stunning male that unfortunately died tragically as a youngster. She has her own page here.

Sire: Quest Elmshorn  Dam: Quest Odalisque

2008 ~ Reserve best bitch ~ Diane Riley (OKeefe), NZ. Hawkes Bay Terrier Champ

Progeny of note: Ch Vortex Questors Revenge of Boromir, Ch Boromir a Lick of Frost at Vortex, Ch Pinewood Rysenearth, Ch Pinewood Angels and Devils.

Aust & NZ Ch Bullamakanka Showtime (2006)

Lennox came over from Australia from Leon and Karen Mayell of Bullamakanka as a mature stud and show dog. Unfortunately his fertility took a dive and we did not get any pups by him. But we had a lot of fun showing this outgoing boy. He is now living with Carla & Spencer and enjoying life as a pet with their children.

Sire:   Dam: Ch Bullamakanka Jackpot ROM Rudyard Inspiration (Imp UK)

2007 ~ Best dog, best white dog, best open ~ NIBTC Point-score

Brasshead Gothic Vortex at Boromir (2011) 

Bred by Kerry King at Brasshead Kennels in Australia, Java was the result of a combined effort between Kerry, Linda Flegg and myself in order for us to use semen from a particular stud dog who we felt had virtues needed in our program. Java is an outgoing and happy lad who has now returned to Brasshead kennels.  Java's page.

Sire: Am Ch Gothics the Kingmaker ROM  Dam: Aust Ch Brasshead Dominoe ROM

2011 ~ BABY PUPPY IN SHOW ~ Bill Lambert, Caliber, UK. NIBTC Open
2011 ~ BEST IN SHOW, PUPPY IN SHOW ~ Linda McGregor, Merlindan, UK. NIBTC Open
2011 ~ BABY PUPPY OF THE YEAR ~ NIBTC end of year trophies 
2012  ~ RESERVE DOG CC ~ NIBTC Champ - Jamie Watkiss, Westbul, Aust 
2012 ~ RESERVE DOG CC, JUNIOR IN SHOW, best progeny ~ NIBTC Champ - Sarah Foster, UK
2013 ~ STUD DOG OF THE YEAR ~  NIBTC end of year trophies