This is the web site of a mother and 2 daughters who share a love of dogs. Sadly, our mother Marlene is no longer with us, but her memory lives on in her daughters and her dogs.
Marlene had 8 bearded Collies and they were all well known over the years under the name of Westmilwunda Bearded Collies. The story of how Marlene got started in Beardies is told on her Tribute page. Marlene's long time dream was to establish a Bearded Collie Club in South Africa and this was something she was instrumental in getting it going. The Club was inaugurated in October 1997.
Karen, who lives in Durban
and has 10 Beardies. A show enthusiast from the beginning, Karen has been showing Beardies for as long as Marlene had. She is co-registered under the Westmilwunda name. Karen's interests include judging and she is qualified to judge the
Gundog, Herding, Hound & Working Groups at Championship Shows and is now on the Herding & Working group panels. She is also qualified to judge
Toys at open shows. Karen is the secretary of Highway Kennel Club, an all breeds club based in the Durban area.
Maria, who lives in Johannesburg, has 8 Lhasa Apso's and
used to own 2 Dalmatians. As children, we had a Dalmatian that we brought over from England when we emigrated to South Africa. Maria's interest in Lhasa's started quite by accident but they are now an integral part of her life. Maria is a registered learner judge and qualified to judge the Utility, Herding
& Toy groups at Championship shows and is also panelled for these 3 groups. She is also qualified to judge Gundogs and Working dogs at Open shows.
We both use and sell the Plush Puppy range of grooming products from Australia.