Welcome to Calavey
We hope you enjoy your visit!
We are Philip and Samantha and co-own the Calavey affix founded in 2011. We live on the outskirts of Bridgwater, Somerset and actively show at all levels locally and countrywide.
We are a small hobby show kennel and breeders who breed occasionally. We are Kennel Club Assured Breeders (UKAS Accredited) and take breeding for Health and Conformation of paramount importance. We have been showing for several years together, although Philip has previously owned and showed Akita's very lightly in the past.
We both enjoy showing our dogs and have gained a real buzz and enthusiasm for doing so.
In 2017, after the first year this breed was exhibited at Crufts and 2016 being the first year the Kennel Club registered the breed, we obtained our first Jack Russell Terrier. Philip had many Jack Russell's as a child so for him this was an easy choice for us to make. Our first Jack Russell, Gilda, Appaloosa Status Triple Crown Del Calavey arrived with us from Italy, from there we have grown our JRT family.
We both also judge at open show level with the hope that one day we may be privileged enough to be able to award Challenge Certificates in one or even possibly all our beloved breeds. We are members of breed clubs and Philip is Kennel Club Member.
Well that is enough about us for now, please take a look around and find out more about our beautiful and treasured furbabies.
Philip & Samantha x
History of Calavey
In 2012, we were honoured to own our first show Staffordshire Bull Terrier "Reggie" - Aboriginal Boomerang Boy of Calavey who managed to gain his Stud Book Number in his short show career with us. Shortly after Reggie, we obtained Roxie who was so special in so many ways, who became Ch Pantycelyn Just A Dream of Calavey ShCM - and she certainly delivered that dream for us! She had a fantastic show career winning 3 x CCs with a BOB, 2 x RCCs and winning Best Bitch and Best of Breed at LKA (no CCs) 2015.
Sadly, Reggie passed away much before his time at 4 years old. However, Roxie lessened the blow by producing a beautiful litter of five bitches of which we kept two! Camie, Calavey's Magical Dream and Lexie, Calavey's Gonna Be Magical both of which we actively showed with much success. In addition to our beautiful Staffords, we branched out in 2013 and purchased our first French Bulldog Dawn, Frabull's Vicar Of Dibley With Calavey who we started to show very lightly. French Bulldogs are a difficult breed to crack, but we liked the challenge of a new breed especially one as fun and fantastic as the Frenchie! Dawn blessed us with two litters of which we kept for show.
We made the decision at the end of 2019 to retire our Staffords and Frenchies to concentrate all our efforts in the future of Calavey, our Jack Russell Terriers.