We bought our first Bull Terrier in July 1973.
Geoff chose Dabews Kennels in Yuroke, Victoria. Dabews is owned by Dave & Anne Beioley. We have remained friends with Dave & Anne throughout the years. They now live in Burpengary,Qld, & specialise only in Miniature Bull Terriers. ( 'Minis'). The Miniature Bull Terrier has a set height of 35.5cm or 14", whereas the Bull Terrier doesn't have a set height.Geoff chose a Bull Terrier, because, in England, as a child, their family doctor had one. Obviously this breed made quite an impression on Geoff. Myself, knew nothing about this breed. My family had Australian Kelpies as working dogs, mainly for sheep.
Nelson,(Dabews Regal Boy) was a brindle & white 4 month old male dog. We took him with us to Papua New Guinea, where Geoff was working in the Police Force. It was a learning curve for us, & probably for everyone else involved, with Nelson.
On one occasion, I thought Nelson had 'lost the plot', only to find out, that 'trancing', 'chasing fairies' or 'weeding', was a trait of this breed. He would become mesmerized by stealthily creeping under plants and bushes.
Nelson moved around PNG ,whenever Geoff had a transfer, and eventually he came back to Australia, when we returned for a few years. He was laid to rest on our property at 12 years of age. By this time we had 2 children & Bull Terriers were firmly in place, as our family dogs.
We gained our prefix, IFDAWN, in 1981. In December, 1983, our first litter was whelped, with a daughter of Nelson, Nyroca Sweet Jamaica by Tungsten Target.
Nelson, the first Bull Terrier owned by Sue Brazier in 1973 in Papua New Guinea
Nyroca Sweet Jamaica [brindle& white] with her daughter, Jade & grand daughter, Bindi.