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Pinoak Kennels

I am a KUSA registered breeder and have had almost 40 years experience of the breed. To date I have bred 17 South African Champions and successfully campaigned a further 8.

I imported my first Beagle from England SA Ch Crestamere Hot Spur of Isibindi in 1984. Until 1992 I showed and bred Beagles under the Isibindi and Micklegrange kennel names. 

Beagles campaigned and made up during this period were:-

Ch Crestamere Hot Spur of Isibindi, bred by the late Wyn Mahoney (UK).

Ch Tinjinlara Lal Lal of Micklegrange, bred by the late Rusty Staunton.

Ch Towri Zephyr of Micklegrange, bred by Margot Anderson.

Ch Micklegrange Allspice - Ch Crestamere Hot Spur of Isibindi x Ch Tinjinlara Lal Lal of Micklegrange

Ch Micklegrange Briar & Ch Micklegrange Bramble - Ch Crestamere Hot Spur of Isibindi x Ch Towri Zephyr of Micklegrange.

After a lengthy sojourn in England with Hot Spur & Bramble as companions for a number of years I returned to South Africa in September in September 2008 with Rupert SA Ch Serenaker Love Me Do of Pinoak (Imp UK) , Clementine -  SA Ch Rossut Junket of Pinoak (Imp UK) and Lotti - SA Ch Fallowfield Lotti of Pinoak (Imp UK)  followed shortly thereafter, these imports form my foundation breeding stock. Sadly during 2014 I lost Clementine to cancer but her legacy lives on in her progeny & grandprogeny.

The show  team for 2018  drawn from Ch Pinoak Baron Ferdinand, Ch Pinoak Georgy Girl, Pinoak Pollyanna, Pinoak Queen Bea, Pinoak Rupertsdottir, Pinoak Skye's The Limit, and Pinoak Veni Vidi Vici, co owned with by Thea  Gouws ,  & they will be joined later in the year by some exciting puppies including I hope my long awaited new imports from the UK.

My Beagles are not kennel dogs, but pets, and have large grassed runs for exercise and play and all sleep indoors in the house.   

In 2017 Pinoak reinforced its position as South Africa's top Beagle breeding kennel for the fifth consecutive year and also  two Pinoak champions were made up. Wherever possible I only use champions in my breeding programme, thus ensuring that I am breeding from stock with a known minimum standard, and that have been assessed by independent, knowledgable judges. I usually only breed four litters a year,and quality puppies, bred for type and temperament are sometimes available to approved homes. I do not breed for financial gain, but, through showing, to improve the breed. Nor do I charge exorbitant prices for my top quality puppies which currently sell between R5500 and R6500, depending on lineage. I breed to show and to fulfil my puppy orders. I am able to fly puppies to all the major centres in South Africa and neighboring countries. All puppies have had dewclaws removed, are registered, innoculation, microchipped and dewormed before leaving for their new homes.  Enquiries can be made regarding the  exciting litters planned for 2018.

Health Testing - I follow the recommendations Beagle Club UK  of which I am a member.

MLS  - ."We must not just eliminate all carriers from our population at the outset of testing or we become too focused on the disease & forget other things. We can use this test as a tool and help us to mate only Clear dogs together or a Carrier to a Clear dog. This way affected puppies are not produced and we dilute the gene in the population. We run the risk of ruining the Beagle in the UK (SA) if we do this too quickly. We must use the test over time to ensure we do not mate Carriers together." All Pinoak Beagles used in my breeding programme have been tested for MLS.

NCCD - While there is no known history of NCCD in my lines, as it is a recessive genetic disorder & could crop up at any time if Carrier is mated to Carrier. With effect from my next litter, I am phasing in testing for NCCD as well on all new breeding stock.

Results of health tests will be displayed on litter advertisements and only Clear dogs are be offered at public stud. 

When not showing or breeding Beagles I am kept busy managing some of the lambing ewes on the farm. 

For your puppy/stud enquiries please contact us on and for further information on Beagles please visit the website of the Beagle Association of Gauteng,