In short my love of the breed and sincere desire to have true friendships all over the world is the only reason I have decided to continue and create this website. The name of our kennel originated from my childhood. I was adopted and it wasn’t that great. As it turned out, I used to find myself in the darkness of a movie theatre as a kid with my Abba Zaba and chocolate covered raisins watching the “shoot em up” “bang bang” action of the Western Cowboy and Indian movies. TV also inspired me as I watched Hop Along Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, and Roy Rogers. I still love western movies past and present!! I have always been an animal lover both horses and dogs. Photo to the left is John and his first dog PEE WEE a rescue. That’s a Hop Along Cassidy T-Shirt !! CIRCA 1952 2 1/2 years old.
If it wasn’t for the support behind the scenes with the whelping, nurturing, and motherly attention to both the dogs and myself I couldn’t do what I am and have what we have without my life partner Vicky. For 32 years she has been with me and for some they would say that qualifies her to be a SAINT!! Heck most would have you believe I am the Devil himself at times. I guess 32 years living with me must really be hell. ALL our puppies are raised with all the love and affection you could imagine. At different stages of them growing up they all get to sleep with Vicky or me or both. They are spoiled rotten and Vicky cries when they go to their new homes. They are our kids. When they first open their eyes, get up on their feet, they look at you and you just melt as they are depending on you to care for them and show them affection How could you not??