We purchased our first Pointer in 1980. At that time we were living in Waiouru, in the central North Island of New Zealand. Our next door neighbours daughter and husband bred Pointers and after seeing one of their adult dogs we decided that we would purchase a puppy from them. They were Carol and John Craig who established the Tuke Glen kennel in New Zealand. Our first Pointer was Tuke Glen Buccaneer. He went on to gain his Championship title and from there we were hooked on this wonderful breed.
We moved to Brisbane, Australia, in Feb 1986 and took with us four Pointers. As a kennel was already established in Australia with a similar name to Robwyn we were not able to register this kennel Prefix. For the next ten years we bred Pointers under the "Bolmareve" kennel prefix in Australia. During this time we were involved in both the show ring and field trail aspects of the breed.
In 1996 I moved back to New Zealand and was able to re-register the 'Robwyn" kennel name. My wife Caroyln breeds Irish Setters, under the Lanascol prefix and together we have established our respective kennels on our 11 acre property in Runciman, South Auckland.
Both of our kennels have envious records of achievement with "Robwyn" having bred the Pointer of the Year for the 2001 and 2002 and in 2006 Robwyn won the Innagural Pointer Club Show Pointer of the Year award . "Lanascol" has bred the Irish setter of the Year for the past 17 years. We have both imported different bloodlines form various countries throughout our kennels histories and continue to import to ensure that our respective breeds are not limited by the size of the available gene pools within New Zealand. The full details of our imports to both New Zealand and Australia are listed in the Imports section of this web site.
We are both qualified judges. I have a licence to judge all Gundog (Sporting) breeds at Championship Shows and All Groups at Open show level whilst Carolyn has Championship licences to judge all Toys, Terriers, Gundogs (Sporting), Hounds and Working dogs (Pastoral) .
I am delighted you have visited our site and I would welcome further contact, or a visit, at some point in the future. We hope we will hear from you soon.
Paul and "Mitchell", his Best in Show winning Ch Oceanpoint Travalin Man (IID) taken from an article published in the Pedigree Digest Spring 1992
Paul and some of the Pointers on location during filming of a television advertisement for Pedigree Dog Food in Australia.
Paul awarding Best Gundog (Sporting) at the 2oo7 Benefit Show. The Golden went on to BIS that day under Dawn Clark.