Photo: RUBIS RUBISS Aust.Gr.Ch.Lanbart Make Mine Buzz (AI)
Lanbart Kennels have been breeders of excellent ACD'S since 1971. Harold and Ruth Hessenberger started off with only a couple of ACD's but soon earned a reputation of showing and breeding some of the best Cattle dogs. My father 'Harold' is now the proud owner of 'Yakkamadhi' Kennel prefix, which is all Lanbart Based stock, My muther 'Ruth', is retired from the dog breeding and is now concentrating on 'Herbal studies' after many years of hard work establishing 'Lanbart', Also to my parents credit, they have helped many up and coming kennels establish themselves with quality dogs, to be a force to be reckoned with in the showring. I was always taken to the shows in the early days, so it only seemed natural that I would take over from my parents one day. I took over Lanbart in the mid 90's, and now with my partner 'Stephen' we continue to go from Strength to Strength .
In October 2009, Tracy had her first experience in the judges arena, Judging the Property Classes at The Australian Cattle Dog Club Of America, Specialty show held in Belton Texas USA, Judging over 120 dogs which was a great experience and one she will remember for a long time..On our 'Exports Page', you will find a photo of my BEST IN COMP. Winner from the property class day 'Pioneer Queen Of Hearts'..
We are the Breeders and exhibitors of numerous BISS & BIS WINNERS, in 2 countries. At Lanbart we have amoung our long list of brags, over 68 CHAMPIONS worldwide, including Multiple Aust. Grand Champions, numerous American Champions & Mexican/International Champion. We have also been lucky enough to have bred an "AMERICAN NATIONAL BISS WINNER" Sonora USA 1995; "BISS AM.CH.Lanbart Icee Blue" , An achievement which few breeders ever gain."Gypsy" Pictured winning Best In Show, with Breed Specialist, Judge:Connie Redhead, Handled By Kris Read. (Main Photo)
We now have our first Dual Australian/American Champion Lanbart Iron Will, who lives with Castle Butte kennels in Nth Edwards, California, he is now contributing to their gene pool.
We now have our first Overseas Australian Shepherd CHAMPION, NZ Ch.Lanbart Goddess Of The Hunt, owned and campiagned By our friends @ Ukulunga Kennels, thankyou for making up our First home bred Overseas Aussie Champion !!
At Lanbart we take the health and well being of our dogs very seriously, and this is why we DNA test for PRA, and bred from lines we have now for over 40 years, so we know what to expect. Home of PRA DNA tested stud dogs.
10 years ago we starting showing Aussie's with some success. Since then we have started our own breeding program. The Aussie's fit in well with our already strong Aust Cattle Dog team, built up over the last 30 years. We strive to produce quality Australian Shepherds that are structurally sound, have great movement, strong work ethic and FANTASTIC temperaments. Like with our Cattle dogs, LANBART kennels only breed 1 or 2 litters a year, so when we decide to breed a litter a lot of thought has gone into it.
Stephen, Tracy and Connor hope you enjoy your visit to Lanbart Kennels, and please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.