Lestatt Kennels is based in Ireland.
We live in the country and have always been animal lovers.
We are relatively new to Chihuahuas, well 15 years now so not so new, and are very much enjoying this amazing little breed. Showing is the only aim of our kennel.
This is a very exciting time for Lestatt Kennels. The shows are great fun and we are working in partnership with kennels in the UK, Europe and Ireland.
In Ireland our dogs are mainly handled by myself or Eva Clarke. We are so lucky to be working with Eva. Eva prefers to show and I prefer the breeding end. Eva is one of the most amazing handlers and gets the very best out of every dog she shows. She has handled our dogs to champion, group and BIS placings in Champion and open shows.
In 2003 we managed to breed our first Lestatt puppies. Having completely fallen in love with smooth coat Chihuahuas the search for one was long and difficult. Shelda Hornby came to our rescue with our first champion, CH. Bramerita Annie (Inca) whom we adore. As I am sure many of you will know, good quality smoothcoat female Chihuahuas are impossible to get. Besides her obvious beauty, Inca is a complete Angel !
In 2006 we made up our first long coat champion with Champion Sylchis Harry Potter(Sylvia Brady RIP).
We were lucky enough that three Lestatt champions were made up in 2009, including one in Belgium. Caterine(El Mariachi) and Jenny Voets in Belguim have always been incredible to co-operate with. We were also very lucky to introduce some lovely Amarose dogs(Amanda Jacks) into our lines. We are Irish chihuahua club of Ireland Top smooth breeders 2012, 2013 and 2014(joint) We are Our Dogs Ireland Top Smooth Breeders 2013 and 2014(joint).Also Top smoothcoat and top overall Chihuahua kennel 2015 with three of the four Top chihuhua adults being bred by Lestatt Kennels. We were second overall in group nine. Both Eva and I are thrilled with these honours. currently we are the Top smooth coat kennel and Top Chihuahua kennel so far for 2016, fingers crossed.