I looked at the Kakanas question and thought I'd never even heard of that line--but read on and saw Mrs England's name and the light dawned. Her kennel name was Kaukauna. I never saw any of her breeding--I was showing in BC in 1960 to 1963 and moved to California and didn't come back to the PNW until 1994--and started showing in Canada again in 1996.
The Canadian dogs I saw were mostly those bred by Dr Neville Shute (Mannerhaim Kennels) Fred Heal's Jagermeister dogs, the Purdy's dogs (Schauffelein Kennels) and a few dogs from small one time breeders who basically disappeared. During all the years I lived in California I saw some of the best of the Canadian breeders dogs--both in California and later when I returned to the PNW in 1994.
I'm guessing that Mrs. England was probably showing more toward the east and her dogs just weren't beng shown as far west as BC.
Go very far back and both in Canada and the States a lot of breeders in the Midwest and East Coast simply didn't show on the West Coast. Washington State, Oregon and BC, Canada have always sort of been well kept secrets when it came to breeding good dogs that were mostly shown in their home territory.
- obviously we forgot the correct kennel name spelling, of our 1977 breeder / now we know...Kaukauna.
Our Tanya was FM pick of the litter, and her sire was Fandango / mom was Jackie.
- Mrs Bea England turned down $4,000 for Fandango, before he was stud proven
- huge sum, as pups sold for $350 each and a living wage was $100/week...back in the 1970's
- our puppy came from the first pairing, the sire had the most gorgeous head & stature
- a year later, Bea husband died at 83, following year she passed at 82 y/o
Bea had a house full of confirmation trophy's & she was acknowledged as the Doberman Mom expert, in Ontario.
Got her first dobe in the mid 1950's.
- after her hubby passed, Jackie was sad and walked around with his slipper and slept with it, every night / in the master bed with Bea / the FM dog was heart broken, her dad Lloyd was gone
Their house was on the main street, in a small Ontario town...a commercial century old property.
- they lived in a store front, that became the house and inside kennel in rear
- positioned beside the one Bank, the manager laughed & bragged...as it was never broke into, in the 35 years
- as Mrs. Bea dobermans, lived next door / the very best security system, a Bank could have
When we first knocked on the front door, 4-5 dogs came running...and barked their heads off, at us.
- enough to scare, any newby
- I asked that the dogs not be put away, and soon I was giving them all ear rubs / while sitting on the couch
Photo in Post #7163 of Tanya - she was used in a College Photo Shoot, by a 1st year student
- 40 minutes under bright lights, Tanya was loosing her patience / standing on a white paper, back drop
- in the end, kid got an "A", on the Pet assignment