We are located in northwest Ohio. We are just 5 miles east of Indiana & 3 1/2 miles south of Michigan.
In 2007 I started a new breeding plan and decided to rename the kennel for several reasons. I wanted a unique name and
beings I have Cherokee ancestry decided I would like a Cherokee name so that my kennel name would not be duplicated.
So that is how it became Adonvdo Kennel. In the Cherokee language, adonvdo can be translated into heart, soul and spirit.
Because I put my heart, soul and spirit into the betterment of the breeds, I thought this was a very fitting name for my kennel.
Through perseverence and a lot of studying, asking questions, and listening to other reputable breeders, we are finally
on our way to producing excellent quality miniature dachshunds and Shetland sheepdogs.
We have a great love and devotion for these breeds and it is our sincere hope that we can help to preserve the fine
qualities of these breeds that make them so desirable, not only to us but to other breeders as well. Our long term goals
are to produce the finest healthy specimens of these breeds that we can in an effort to better the breeds. This comes
about by much reading and studying the standards and pedigrees.
We were married in 1973 and have lived right here ever since. We live on about 160 acres and also raise miniature
We have two daughters. Heather was born in 1978 and Crystal was born in 1982. Crystal was very active in
training and showing her dogs. She started in 4H with Nancy, her tricolor sheltie, in 1995. Crystal and Nancy
just seemed to click as a team and did excellent in obedience and agility. They went to state in 1995, 1996, 1997,
1998 & 1999. In 1995 & 1996 they placed 13th & then in 1997 they placed 12th. In 1998 they placed
9th in Graduate Novice Open obedience. In 1999 they placed 6th with a score of 226 out of a possible 230. Their
trainers, Sal & Pete Mansell, and I were very proud of them. Nancy also attained approximately 10-12 agility titles
in several different associations of agility. You could tell by the way Nancy watched Crystal that she was totally devoted
to Crystal and would do anything that Crystal asked her to if it was at all possible.
Nancy went to the Rainbow Bridge in May, 2005. She is deeply missed.
Heather was active in 4H with her Arabian, Jewel. We bought Jewel when she was just 3 years old. Heather
was only about 12 years when we bought Jewel and I was a little worried about getting a greenbroke Arabian for Heather, but
that was the horse she wanted. At first she started Jewel in pleasure classes. After they got used to each other
and were getting along really good, Heather started contesting Jewel. Heather and Jewel made a great team and were always
in the ribbons. Each year at the fair they always seemed to win 1 or 2 Grand Champion trophies and a few Reserve Champion
ribbons. They always made us proud. Jewel now lives with Heather.
Please call or email me at anytime if you have any questions or would like to know if we have any puppies available.
My husband and I have trained in obedience and agility since approximately 1995. I have titled
several dogs in UKC obedience and we both have titled dogs in various agility organizations - NADAC, USDAA, UKC, and
CPE. We finished our first two UKC Champions on 6-30-07 and on 7-5-07, I put our first AKC points on two of our