We are located in rural North Yorkshire in 14 acres of stunning scenery, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Here our dogs during the day enjoy the freedom of our paddocks and gardens where they get loads of attention from us.
We have 4 Highlands and some sheep to keep the grass under control and some chickens for fresh eggs, which is great when we have a litter of puppies.
We are very passionate about our dogs and this shows in all of our dogs, they have great temperaments, which to us is a priority. We are not a show kennel and our dogs have a great outdoors life, they enjoy lots of free exercise and a natural healthy diet with the odd rabbit or hen if they are quick enough !!
All of our Newfoundlands have hip scores well below the breed average, in fact we have 2 of our girls with perfect hips 0/0, and most of our others are in single figures. We also elbow score and heart test all our dogs. Our Veterinary Cardiologist visits us at home to do this procedure, much less stressful for the dogs. We also cystinuria test where necessary.
Irish Wolfhounds are a wonderful breed, they are the gentle giants of the dog world and are wonderful family companions. All our wolfhounds are heart tested by our Veterinary Cardiologist. We have also introduced some new blood lines from Europe in the past year, both males and females and shall continue to do so.
To all of you who have devoted your lives to one breed of dog, I salute you .... because I could never settle for just one. Owning and breeding dogs is a total passion for me, that I can't limit to a single breed.
Learing about different breeds firsthand is one of the dog world's many joys. I am fortunate enought to have the time, engery and the home to do this.
In addition to the Newfoundlands and Irish Wolfhounds there are Barachois Pekingese and in the past have been the occasional German Shepherd.
Antonio Moneva-Jordan DVM, CertVC, MRCVS
Antonio graduated from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990 after spending 2 years at Glasgow Veterinary School with a scholarship from the Euopean Erasmus programme.
After 5 years at Ayres Veterinary Hospital he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology with the best marks prize in 1996. He subsequently enjoyed a Residency in Cardiopulmonary Medicine and a period as Temporary Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Edinburgh.
Antonio is a recognised member of the Heart Testing Panel for Auscultation of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society. He is also a regular CPD speaker for Improve International.
He currently works as a cardiology consultant in the North East and West Yorkshire and has many years of experience in referral cardiology at both university and private practice.
Antonio's main interests are all aspects of cardiopulmonary medicine, in particular congenital heart disease.