Marinapoint established in 2006
For the love of the Pointer
My family has been involved with pointers for most of my life. My father is a keen hunter and so the need for the field pointer has always been an important part of our lives. The first pointer came to my parents many years before I was born. "Agat", he was an avid hunter and dad spent many hours hunting with him and training him. He was sadly stolen from him in his prime, and when my parents moved to Australia from Poland and I was born, the need to find another Pointer became a part of our family discussions.
My father first found a German Pointer who he also named "Agat", however he just wasn't exactly what dad was looking for. Dad continued to look for the elusive pointer and discoved how difficult it was to find one!
Eventually we came across Atsira Breeders in Adelaide and dad bought a lemon bitch. Atsira Lace, we named her "Viva". Viva means life, and she certainly had plenty of it! Dad hunted with her and as children we all enjoyed her happiness and exuberence for life!
Then in was decided that she should have a litter. We came across Willopoint in Gawler SA and Viva was mated to CH. Willopoint Lochinvar, a lovely black and white dog. 11 puppies were born, all black and white.
This litter proved to be quite sucessful, both in the ring and out in the field, and those who took puppies as pets sent back rave reviews about how intelligent they were and what lovely temperaments they had.
From that litter we kept a dog, Willopoint Ufo Skychase. We named him UFO. He was a great field dog, and only shown as a baby by me as a 12 year old girl. He had a lovely temperament, always the big boss, all other dogs respected him, he oozed aristocracy.
When sadly Viva died, we decided to look into another bitch, and bought a bitch from Des Delaine Turnix Kennels. Turnix Aga Haven Star, we named her "Aga". She was a lovely field bitch with boundless energy.
We mated Ufo and Aga in 2006 and a litter was born, 7 puppies of all 4 colours. I decided to register myself as a breeder, and we kept a dog Marinapoint Rex Skylark, we call him "Rex". Rex means king and we likes to think of himself as the king of the house. He's got a lovely happy temperament, and his energy knows no bounds. Hes a phenominal field dog, with so much natural talent.
Sadly in 2007, we lost Aga at only 5 years of age, and shortly after, we lost Ufo at the age of 12 and a half years old. They are both very sadly missed, remembered for the love and joy their brought into our lives. We wish them boundless quail to chase.
In January 2007 I moved to Melbourne, taking Rex to live with me. I decided to buy a bitch and looked into finding something with lines similar to my own. I found Lauriston Kennels in Omeo, and brought home a wriggly naughty happy bundle of fun. Lauriston Lily La Belle, we named her Lilly. La Belle means "the beautiful" and often her nickname is La Belle. She is a happy cheerful lady with plenty of class, and has been lighly shown.
I have since aquired another bitch CH Rhyll Reperiore, I've named her Aida. She is a very feminine bitch with a soft gentle personality. She has a big heart and a very strong field instict. Aida titled in mid 2010 and is now semi-retired from the showring, making only very select apearences. Watch out for her in the future as she joins our select breeding progam. ***Aida finished 2010 NUMBER ONE Pointer in VIC (All breeds Pointscore)***
Shortly afterwards, I bought a lovely black and white dog from NZ - Ponsonby Kennels. Zorro (Ponsonby Special Delivery) as we have named him - after Doug's most favourite childhood superhero has a wonderful mellow temperament, and full English bloodlines which I hope will prove to be invaluable to us in the future. I am forever in debt to Kath Lodge of Ponsonby kennels for allowing this handsom young man to come to me in Australia.
In January 2010 we welcomed a very special wiggly bundle of energy from NZ. "Gypsy" CH Hyborn Hid'n-Miss Citrine at Marinapoint (IMP NZ) has a superb predominantly English pedigree and has a very strong field instinct, spending her days pointing birds in the yard. Heaven forbid there be a bird out when we are showing, Gypsy thinks that the birds are far more interesting than running around the ring with mummy! Her captivating looks and movement have captured the hearts of many in Victoria, and Gypsy has easily gained her championship title at the tender age of just 12.5mths old. Many thanks to Simone for sending me this exquisit creature who has take me on a most exhilerating ride in the show ring! *** Gypsy finished 2010 NUMBER ONE Pointer in VIC (DOL Best of Breed Competition) & NUMBER ONE Rising Star Pointer in VIC***
In July 2011 we welcomed to the world Aida's first litter to Kiwi (Chesterhope Look Don't Touch IMP NZ). We have retained a beautiful Liver/White girl we have named "Gossip" (Marinapoint Harmony). This little munchkin has a cheerful outgoing nature with a huge loving streak just like her mother. She is endeering herself to many and is already a baby/minor in group winner!
In the mean time I have also become involved in Pointer rescue. This topic is very close to my heart as I feel all Pointers deserve to have a home where they are loved and treated as they should be. I frequently come across Pointer's needing rehoming either from pounds or other rescue organisations. If owning a rescue Pointer is something that appeals to you, please feel free to send me an email or give me a call for a friendly and open discussion or keep an eye out on my webpage - I often list pointer's in need.
In April of 2011 I also married my soul mate. Doug has been with me through thick and thin - always there with a smile on his face when I ask for another dog or to bring a new rescue into the home. His love and affection for all dogs (not only ours!) is something that many people could aspire to. Although he not interested in dogs shows his love for our dogs is boundless and I am proud to be his wife.
I would like to spend much of my life growing and learning about this breed. I hope to keep the field ability of this breed intact aiming for beauty and brains in my breeding. We hope you'd like to follow us on our journey. Keep an eye out for future additions to the Marinapoint family!