About Ifdawn Kennels 

Ifdawn Kennels has bred currently 14 Australian Champions
Ifdawn Bull terriers and Miniature Bull terriers is a kennel in Far North Queensland. Sue Brazier has been involved in breeding quality Bull terriers for over 30 years, although now primarily breeds only Miniatures.

She is a retired veterinary nurse by profession. Efforts and experience in breeding top quality dogs with excellent temperament is her aim. Our bitches are cleared of hereditary diseases and we take the utmost care in choosing a quality dog with the virtues that complement our bitches. I travel to Brisbane and interstate regularly to partake in Bull terrier specialty shows.

We are active in the North Queensland all breeds show scene. Our dogs are well socialized and are enthusiastic in the show ring and in obedience training. 

We aim to breed Miniature Bull Terriers to improve the breed hence quality and not quantity is our aim.

If you are making inquiries , whether for a show dog or a family pet, our primary concern is that the home will be suitable for the happiness of the pup.
Sue Brazier with Aust Champion Incy Red Ginger

Our Kennel History

Sweet Jamaica's 2nd litter in 1985
It all started with one dog...
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.

About the breed -Bull Terrriers

The Bull Terrier
At the start of the 19th century the "Bull and Terrier" breeds were developed to satisfy the needs for vermin control and animal-based blood sports. The Bull and Terriers were based on the Old English Bulldog (now extinct) and Old English Terriers with possible other terriers. This new breed combined the speed and dexterity of lightly built terriers with the dour tenacity of the Bulldog.

Their personality is described as courageous, full of spirit, with a fun-loving attitude, a children-loving dog and a perfect family member. A 2008 study in Germany showed that Bull terriers have no significant temperament difference from Golden retrievers in overall temperament research.

The Bull Terrier's most recognizable feature is its head, described as 'egg-shaped' when viewed from the front; the top of the skull is almost flat. The profile curves gently downwards from the top of the skull to the tip of the nose, which is black and bent downwards at the tip, with well developed nostrils. The under-jaw is deep and strong. The unique triangular eyes are small, dark, and deep-set. Bull terriers are the only dogs that have triangular eyes. The body is full and round, with strong, muscular shoulders. The tail is carried horizontally.
The Miniature Bull Terrier
In the early 1900s, the difference between the breeds was determined by the dog's weight. However, this led to Miniature Bull Terriers becoming so small and fine that they looked more like a Chihuahua than a Bull Terrier. So, in the 1970s, the weight limit was replaced with a height limit of under fourteen inches (35.5cm). They are usually no smaller than ten inches. According to the AKC, miniature bull terriers' weight must be proportionate to its height. However, they tend to range anywhere from 9- 16 kgs.

Fun Facts About Bull Terriers - Dogs 101

Fun Facts About Miniature Bull Terriers - Dogs 101