Our History

Garry Dryburgh

My parents started in dogs in 1962. In 1971 the prefix Stives was registered which was changed to Sayantsi which today is used for the breeding of Alpacas.

In 1972 I began in junior showmanship with my parents Samoyeds and Standard Poodles. During this time I handled many different breeds of dogs from Great Danes to English cockers. In 1974 my parents obtained their first Afghan Hound, in 1975 the first import arrived from New Zealand (Samoyed from famous Voinaika Kennels) in 1976 two influnencial Standard Poodles arrived the first from Marilyn Willis (Springett) a grandson of the great Bibelots Tall Darkn Handsome and the second from Wendy & John Streatfield (Leander). Leander Luck of the Irish went on to sire Opposite Sex Sydney Royal under respected Anne Rogers Clark, Best In show Spring Fair and Best in Group Brisbane Royal. By the end of 1977 as a thank you for assistance with handling of English cockers we were given an American Cocker who was sired by Sundust Personal Service (imp UK)

In 1977 I acquired my own Samoyed for the show ring. In 1978 I was given my first Afghan Hound which was bred to the world famous Ch Calahorra Boccaccio and produced SBIS Ch Sayantsi Marksman and BIG Ch Sayantsi Excalibur. From here I saw and wanted Calahorra Triumph and after much negotiation I gained him in partnership with his breeders. Today Ch Calahorra Triumph is the sire of 10 champions including 4 American Champions, with semen shipped to the UK.

In 1986 I purchased a son of Am Ch Oakgrove Heavenly Sum Buddy, Multi Best in Group (Group I) Ch Burnham Bravissimo. In 1988 I was employed to handle for Nibette Standard Poodles, showing successful BIS SBIS Ch Nibette Dads A Yank, and BIS Ch Nibette Bette Noire, after much success I became a partner in these kennels. From 1978 my interest was devoted to Afghans and Standard Poodles.

In 1992 I met Danielle and we formed our now prefix of Tezer in 1994.

Danielle Dryburgh (nee Long)

I'm also a second-generation dog enthusiast. My parents began showing in 1973. In 1974 we registered Peerielee Shetland Sheepdogs. I began showing dogs at 3yrs in under 7 junior showmanship classes. I went on to become one of the top juniors in Australia, winning junior showmanship classes in Australia as well as New Zealand. In 1987 I became the top junior in NSW and went on to represent my state in the Australian final. By this time I was handling for many kennels and this helped with my experience with many breeds from all groups from Bichon Frise to Doberman's.

In 1987 I began showing my first co-owned sheltie (bred by my parents) in the adult ring. She became BIS, SBIS & SSBIS Grand Ch Peerielee Tri it My Way. In approximately 1988 I became a partner in my parents kennel. In 1990 I was given my first whippet as a thankyou for my help handling Borzois, whippets for Yadasar Kennels over the previous 6 years. Ch Yadasar Justfa Kicks went on to win multi Runner up to Best in Show awards, as well as specialty cc,s. In 1993 I obtained Ch Rothbury Knightngale from Pauline and Iven Affleck to help establish a breeding program (but due to restrictions with living at home she had only one litter). In 1992 I teamed up with Garry.

The Both of Us

In 1994 with Tezer registered we commenced breeding Whippets.

In 1996 with guidance from Rothbury Kennels we obtained a son of the well known Aust Norw Swed Fin Int Ch Rothbury Bonecrusher (exported to Norway), multi Best in Group Winner Ch Rothbury the Lone Ranger (ai). In 1997 we leased SBIS & BIS Ch Rothbury Cover Girl (Best of Breed under respected breeder Bo Bengston), when breed to the Lone Ranger produced multi Best in Group winner Ch Tezer Cause for Applause.

With the death of Jane Cunningham (Nibette Kennels) in 1997 we retained one young bitch to continue a breeding program, and in 1998 when bred to SBIS & BIS Ch Graphic American Dream (imp USA) produced our new youngsters who are proving themselves in the showring already.

Over the years many people have sort our assistance with handling, training and grooming. We have been sort to show consistant winners like the Fox Terrier (Wire) SBIS and BIS Ch Chaduna Lovem and Leavem and the Bedlington Terrier Ch Piperdene Sugar Baby.

Currently we are campaigning our New Zealand Import Multi BIS Gd Ch Kateisha The Chill Factor bred by John Stanton and Yvonne Smith. Along with our homebred whippets Ch. Tezer Youre So Vain & Ch. Tezer Mad about You and the shelties Ch Peerielee Freezing Rain, Peerielee Luv Th Nytlife.
We are both licensed judges, Danielle- Working dogs and Hounds. Garry- Hounds and  Non Sporting. We have judged In Australia, New Zealand, North America and  Scandinavia. 


Ch. Taz Tari Enterprise  (1970)



SBIS Ch. Sayansti Pouska  (1975)