MEINTJES, Ms Yvonne
Yvonne has been involved in dogs since 1963, starting with German Shepherds on an obedience and agility level. In 1974 she purchased her first pet Pomeranian. In 1976 she acquired her first KUSA registered Pomeranian and in 1985 became actively involved in showing and breeding Pomeranians under the Tinytot prefix. After making up over 20 champions despite very limited breeding, both home-bred and purchased from other lines, she imported BISS, BIS Ch (USACanZimSA) Sharian Rockin Robin of Tinytot who became a top winning Pomeranian in South Africa taking several Groups and BIS awards. She has bred over 40 champions since. Since June 2000 in partnership with Edwina Thomas (Marechal Australia and South Africa), they have campaigned "2001 World Winner Ch Monilene Parucha", who holds the record for being the all time top winning dog (all breeds) in South Africa. Also involved in Afghan hounds since 2000 and in 2004 they imported two American Cocker Spaniels, bred by Edwina and her sisters under the Marechal prefix. More recently they imported a Standard Poodle puppy, also Marechal, who has had great success in his short career and awaits only his age qualifying CC to finish his title. In 2007 they imported a Finnish Ch Pom from the top winning Linnanhaltijan kennel, who quickly titled in South Africa. Yvonne has been licensed to judge since 1994 - starting with Toys. She has judged extensively throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.. She was Chairman of the SA Ladies Kennel Association and Chairman of Jubilee Toy Dog Club of SA since 1995 as well as being a Councillor on the local Provincial Councils - DOGS PC and more recently the newly formed Northern Areas Provincial Council (representing Kennel Union of SA), Trustee for the Transvaal Benevolent Fund (assisting elderly and needy dog people), Committee member of the Utility Breeds Club of Gauteng (Non Sporting) and Committee member and Charter member of the Gold Reef Sighthound Club. Licensed KUSA & ANKC All Breeds. Yvonne has relocated to Australia.