Based in the North East of England, Lasagesse ETTs is a small , forward thinking kennel, dedicated to the English Toy Terrier. We are very much focused on building awareness of these wonderful little dogs and breeding happy healthy dogs that are fit for purpose.
Our aim is to carefully blend together the very best lines from around the world to consistently breed dogs that conform as close to the breed standard as possible, while being fit for function.
Whether their purpose be in the show ring, obedience training, a working environment or as a loving family pet, our dogs are fit for that purpose.
Our kennel name Lasagesse (pronounced Lassa Jess) was created from the French words La Sagesse which mean a place of learning or knowledge. Coincidently, it was also the name of a former girls only public school in nearby Newcastle upon Tyne.
Given that the ethos of our kennel is firmly rooted around the continuous acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the breed to deliver the best possible outcomes, it seemed very apt.
The Lasagesse Kennel name was registered in 2016 and is owned and managed in partnership between Graeme & Lisa Dixon, Holly Nowell and Sarah Crossling.
ABOUT GRAEME & LISA
Graeme and Lisa have been involved with dogs for most of their lives, having previously shown gundogs and owned the Graehunter kennel name.
In 2013 while looking for a new family pet for their younger boys, they stumbled upon the English Toy Terrier. From the research they undertook it was clear that the breed seemed to perfectly suit their family life, having all of the virtues and character they were looking for in a small family pet.
Graeme and Lisa rehomed their first ETT in 2013, an adult male named Desmond and shortly followed up with Bentley in 2014.
Having fallen head of heels in love with the breed, they decided in 2015 to branch out into the show ring with a view to breeding their own line. Since then a number of dogs have joined the Lasagesse kennel as Graeme and Lisa strive to build the genetic jigsaw needed to deliver their vision.
We can finally welcome aboard two new partners. We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Crossling and Holly Nowell have been ratified by the Kennel Club as co-owners of Lasagesse affix along with myself and Lisa Dixon. We very much look forward to working together to deliver our goal to develop excellent ETT’s of a distinct Lasagesse type. Welcome Holly & Sarah.
ABOUT HOLLY & SARAH
Sarah always had a keen interest in dogs and Conformation as a sport and followed Crufts growing up. Holly grew up with Staffordshire Bull Terriers and never imagined she’d ever be interested in showing dogs…
When it came the time to get a dog, Sarah spotted Graeme and Lisa locally with their English Toy Terriers and excitedly showed them to Holly… The rest is history. They brought home their first English Toy Terrier puppy in April 2016.
Lisa and Graeme took Holly and Sarah under their wing and Sarah began learning the show ring ropes with Lumen (Njabulo Jakayla at Lasagesse) in April 2017 for fun. They were shocked to say the least when she achieved her first CC with Best of Breed and Group 4 at Uk Toy Dog Championship Show 2018!
In July 2017, Holly and Sarah brought home their second puppy, Ludo (Lasagesse Major Tom), from Graeme and Lisa’s first home-bred Lasagesse litter, as a promising show prospect.
Major Tom now holds 5 reserve CCs and made it to the Toy Junior Finals at City of Birmingham Championship Show 2018 as well as 2x Best Puppy in Show (open shows). The Lasagesse Team are very proud of his achievements.
We’re delighted to have been asked to join the team officially as co-owners of the Lasagesse kennel affix. We’ve been exhibiting as a team and working towards mutual goals for 2 years now and when it came to thinking about our first litter, Graeme and Lisa kindly extended the invitation. We’re looking forward to what 2019 brings!
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