Anvilhart Kennels was established in 1983 by Dawn Tomney and Joanne Lowe with our first Staffords, Aust Ch Waurstafford Jasper CD, Aust Ch Madcap Perfect Peggy and Cullbandie Game Judy. After approximately 3 years together, Jo left for WA (married) and began the Hartlow prefix, whilst Mum (Dawn) continued in SA with Anvilhart. We joined again under the Anvilhart prefix in 2002. Jo's daughters - Rene, Ashlee and Mollie Hartnett are also now an integral part of our showing team :)
We have been the home to over 40 Australian Champions and 4 Grand Champions either owned or bred. We are also now the first kennel in South Australia to have owned, bred and campaigned two Supreme Champions - 1 dog and 1 bitch - Supreme Champion Anvilhart Justanothadevl and Supreme Champion Anvilhart Muddie Maddie. We have also now successfully campaigned TWO further Supreme Champions - being Sup Ch Seighford Wooralla and Sup Ch Vanstaff Whats Brewing
We have spent many years researching carefully into our breed to ensure the ongoing quality of the progeny we campaign. Our staffords exhibit correct type and temperament and form a part of our family which includes close contact with Jo’s 5 children. We have happily placed numerous puppies into lovely family homes along with older dogs on occasions.
Breeding only when we are seeking a new dog or bitch for the show ring gives the reassurance that we do not breed to satisfy a purely ‘pet’ market or simply for financial gain. We are selective on where our puppies are placed and like to keep in close contact with our extended family where ever possible.
Please feel free to browse our web site to gain some background of some of our dogs of yesteryear and current progeny we are campaigning in the show ring.