Having been involved with animals all my life starting with growing up in a veterinary practice from the time that I could walk, too part-time work throughout high school as receptionist and nurse. Also working in a pet shop and grooming parlour on weekends. I would later go on to own and run my own pet shop and grooming parlour.

I started showing dogs in high school handling German Shepherds, Jack Russell Terriers, French Poodles and Parson Russell Terriers proudly having produced a number of best in show dogs and countless breed champions. More recently Border Collies have stolen my heart first in showing and working leading to my involvement with Border Collie Rescue.

My experience with train dogs has varied from Wilderness search and rescue, obedience, agility, dog jumping, personal protection, tracking, urban man trailing, explosive and narcotic detection work.

In January 1994 I took over La Brie Kennels and Cattery.


There are a number of staff members that have an active role in keeping the wheels rolling and well-oiled in our establishment.

Jim Setjie

The most senior member of the team and has been a loyal member since 1995. He is not only the manager of the cattery but also takes great pride in looking after our resident horses.

Phineas Setjie

He has been with the team since 1997, plays an integral part in our canine team.

Edward Madutung

A team member since 2007, takes his duties as grounds keeper very seriously and fills in with the kennels and cattery whenever necessary.

Raymond Madutung

Joined our team in 2011, as assistant groomer and general kennel assistant.

Meghan Earle

(the friendly voice on the other side of the phone)
She took command of the office in 2013.

Shannon Perry

Shannon is a keen animal love with is passion being dogs.  He has been in the breed ring since 2008, been a helper, trainee and handler for varies German Shepard clubs. Shannon is proud to have trained his own Shepard’s to BH levels.

Some of his own pets include canaries, snakes and rats.