The story of Rustufarion Kennels began with the arrival of our first Puli in 1992. "Oakey," also known as Pasztor Midnite Magic, who came to us from Margaret Keil of Pasztor Hungarian Pulis in Victoria. She proved to be the best companion anyone could want - a character from the first day she jumped out of her crate. Oakey's pedigree was comprised of mostly English dogs imported to Australia from the Borgvaale and Amroth Kennels.

"Oakey" has produced our foundation breeding stock, and was the dam of our first home-bred Australian Champion, Ch Rustufarion Astro Star "Twinkle", and is the proud foundation of our successful bitch line which has continued through Ch Rustufarion Little Star "LuLu," her daughter, Sup Ch Rustufarion Cyber Star "Polly,"  her daughters Sup Ch Rustufarion Outta Star "Portia" and Gr Ch Rustufarion Outta Space "Klara" and now their children.

Soon after "Oakey's" arrival we added to our team, and having met Carol Clarson of Sechantz Pulis it was a perfect opportunity to take on a Puli that she had bred. This was Ch Sechantz Hobgoblin, "Kodie" our first owner-handled Champion, her greatest win was at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, where she was placed first in a very competitive class of four despite being the youngest bitch entered, and went on to be awarded Reserve Challenge Bitch. She was a wonderful Puli who unfortunately due to tragic accident didn't reach her full potential.

Some time later we took on another Puli, Sechantz Intrinsic, a gift from Carol, a repeat breeding of "Kodie" and daughter of Best In Show Winner Ch Sechantz Csabu Warrior "Csabu." "Csabu" was predominantly made up of English bred dogs combining Borgvaale and Desamee lines through his grandsire Ch Desamee Cili Noddy and also combines American Skysyl lines with Ch Skysyl Watch Mr Big Stuff of Borgvaale, who was and still remains one of the best Pulis I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Our contribution to the breed here in Australia has included the introduction of two American-bred Pulis imported from Jim Belanger and Mike Connery of Belrob Acres Pulik, America, which has expanded the gene pool. Belrobs Star Down Under"Star," daughter of nine-times Best in Show Am & Can Ch Belrobs Front Runner "Bingo", combined the best of Szeder and Belrob lines and also has the top winning Hungarian import Am & Can Ch Csanyteleki Cigany "Ciggy" in her pedigree. "Ciggy" was a Hungarian import owned by Dr Mary Wakeman. Our imported dog Ch Belrob's Piece of the Rock "Rocky" was sired by Am Ch Belrobs Dark Victory, and again traces his heritage back to Hungarian lines and includes Am Ch Szeders Show Girl, winner of Puli Club Of America Specialty and Best In Show. "Rocky" bred to "Oakey" produced Sup Ch Rustufarion Toii Boii, our first Multiple Best In Show winner and my best friend. Affectionately known as "Merlin" to his friends, he was the most devoted of companions and has played an integral part in gaining the Rustufarion Kennel the status and widespread recognition it receives today.

Making several trips to the United States of America has enabled us to gain a great deal of understanding drawing on the experience of many people who have been involved with the breed for a great number of years. Thank you to those people who have offered their help and guidance so freely. Our meetings with them have been invaluable to us. Particular thanks to Jim and Mike who trusted in me to take on two of their Pulis which they put a great deal of time into before they were ready to leave for the land down under.

In 2002 Rustufarion Kennels welcomed the arrival of the first male Hungarian import to Australia, from the very successful Napfenyvarosi kennels of Hungary, "Ricky", Aust & Hung Jr Ch Napfenyvarosi Csahos Rikkancs is a repeat of some very successful siblings. His older brother "Eber" became one of Hungary's top winning Pulis and can be found in many pedigrees throughout Hungary. "Rikkancs" sister was campaigned in Denmark by Bodil Rusz of the Black n Blues Puli kennel and has had a tremendously successful career including a Best In Show 2nd at the 2002 World Show in Amsterdam.

In recent years we have been honour to have had the opportunity of working with Susan McConnell by importing frozen semen from the highly successful Am Ch Prydain Trademark HT "Markie", a Puli I was fortunate enough to meet during my first trip to America. "Markie" was expertly owner-handled by Susan winning Multiple Best In Shows and Best In Specialty Shows, bred and co-owned by the famed Prydain Kennels in America. Watching Susan and "Markie" in the ring was a testament to the bond a Puli develops with an equally admiring owner. "Markie" was a stunning Puli with an exceptional show career at a time when there was considerable competition in the breed. His excellent breeding and pedigree has contributed to the quality and success of his youngsters here in Australia and we look forward to campaigning them as they mature. Susan has advocated through her sportsmanship to always fight the good fight, a worthy value to have in the world of dog showing. "Markie" has certainly added to the success of our kennel, producing several Champions and now a Multiple Best In Show winning Supreme Champion in Sup Ch Rustufarion Crazy Talk "Tucker". 

We have also had the privilege to have been allowed access to another top producer when we were able to import semen from the exceptional Am Ch Moonshadow's Mind Over Matter "Sprout" who has sired several Champions in Australia, including Multiple Best In Show winner Ch Rustufarion If You Don't Mind "Austin."

Although only a small kennel, Rustufarion are very proud of what we have been able to achieve in only a few generations of breeding. We have bredmore than 20 Rustufarion Conformation Champions, and have owned and titled many more. Rustufarion is home to now four generations of Pulis who are not only Australian Grand Champions or Supreme Champions, but also Multiple Best In Show (All Breeds) winners, first beginning with our very special man Sup Ch Rustufarion Toii Boii "Merlin" and continuing on with his children with "LuLu", Sup Ch Rustufarion Cyber Kaos "Otto" and his sister Sup Ch Rustufarion Cyber Star "Polly", who each gained this prestigious title within weeks of each other. Next came our superstar Sup Ch Rustufarion Crazy Talk "Tucker", also out of "LuLu," who likewise has Multiple Best In Show and Multiple Royal Group Placements wins to his name. Following in her mother "Polly's" footsteps is the lovely Sup Ch Rustufarion Outta Star "Portia," who has celebrated Multiple In Show wins, and our newest Supreme Champion Sup Ch Rustufarion Tell All, a daughter of our "Twinkle" is also a Multiple Best In Show winner. Recently we have added our seventh and youngest homebred Supreme Champion to our team, with Sup Ch Rustufarion Indelible Ink "Parker" taking home Multiple Best In Show wins, including Canberra Royal 2015! And we have two more in our team who are gaining on this ultimate title each day! Our Pulis also continue to delight us with their success in the sports and performance arenas, with many Rustufarion representatives competing at the highest levels and attaining numerous titles in obedience, agility, jumping, herding, rally and flyball.

The story of the Rustufarion journey would be incomplete without mention of the special people who have joined us a long the way - it really is a 'team' effort! Rustufarion is honoured to share the success of our breeding program with our friends dedicated to conformation - Patrice Smith and Courtney Spencer showing our Pulis in Sydney, and Dean Hughes and Russell Barker in Melbourne. Many thanks also to our many representatives flying the Rustufarion banner in Obedience, Agility, Herding & Flyball. Thank you for always presenting Rustufarion Pulis at their best!

Of course Rustufarion is not just about ribbons and dog shows, we are fortunate to be able to share our passion with the families who have selected and welcomed into their homes a Rustufarion Puli. Your commitment and dedication to loving our Pulis and the joy you share with us a long the way makes it all worthwhile. The 'Puli Picnic' is a celebration of your commitment and an opportunity to meet up and share those moments that are unique to owning and loving a Puli.

Our goal at Rustufarion Pulis as breeders is to develop a breeding program that will produce quality dogs throughout each generation. With a number of fine examples of the breed we look forward to continued development of our "Rustufarion" bloodline with a focus on refining our Pulis with exceptional structure, temperament and Puli type. We have some exciting plans for 2015 as we look forward to introducing our next batch of youngsters to the conformation ring.

Our home is located about one hours drive from Sydney's CBD.


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