AKC experience, professional,
breeder of quality raised,
registered, purebred, Bichon
Frise, Maltese, and Shih Tzu
Many people like to know a little about the people behind the puppies they buy, so I will use this page to provide
more information about me, my philosophy, the people that work with me,and history of Shekinah Kennel.
I am a born again Christian, and have been since 1961, when I was saved at a church camp I had attended. I still belong to the same faith, and am active in church, and church related activities.
I grew up in California, and Arkansas. I met, and married Robert, my husband in 1969.
We have had 5 children, and now have 10 grandchildren! It is very true that grandchildren are so much fun! I feel like a kid again "playing" with the girls,and the pups. The grandsons are to young to play much, but they will get there soon! Experiencing things right along with them, and there is always something new to experience between the farm, and the kennel, and all the children. We are building a home for each of our children here on our place, so it is like a mini neighborhood of our family members!
We started the kennel in 1986. Since we had 5 children, it was hard to justify a job and leaving the children for someone else to raise. I have always loved animals, and so the idea of the kennel was born. The children always helped as part of their chores after school. They loved playing with the puppies, but they were not so fond of the cleaning part!
My first breed I purchased was the Bichon, the next was the Shih Tzu, then I ventured into the Maltese. I have had a lot of fun with the fuzzy little puppies, and my grown dogs are just as special, and I appreciate all the work they do for me. Now I specialize in the Bichon breed.
Now my grandchildren play with the puppies!
Above is the happy care giver of all the
beautiful babies, Bichon, puppies for sale
here at Shekinah Kennel, better known as,
Kathy Grigg (me).
I enjoy my family and friends, and my church family. I always look forward to all the holidays
and spending time, and having fun filled days with any and all of them!
I love horseback ridding with my husband. Sometimes I go with friends, or my children. I like to fish out in our back yard, where we have 2 spring fed ponds, stocked with catfish, bass,
and perch! So peaceful, and serene. Yes, I put the worm on my own hook, AND I even clean that I catch!
I like to hatch chickens from the eggs that my chickens lay, and then I have the "fun" of finding homes to give them too!
Last, but not least, I really love breeding dogs and having puppies available for sale to great loving homes!
I am just an animal lover from start to finish.
Below are a couple of links to places that I like that relate to the horse world and children!
Breanna and Tiffany 5/2003
|This is Brandy, my horse! She is a
Best of friends, and first cousins also!
Makenna and Ryan 2005
Below are some garden goodies
from the summer of 2005! Hope
this year is as bountiful as last!
Below are some of my favorite links.
The links below are great sites to find
information on different breeds,
breeders, dog shows, dog pictures,
books, clubs, food. Just about any kind
of information on the canine.
Ryan and Makenna 2007
The twins-Grant and Logan born
Summer of 2007
Breanna and Tif planting
Breanna, on left, is on Jake and
Tiffany, on right, is on Brandy. 2008
|Sandi, then Brndy,
then Buck, and then
Jake. Looking for a
|Ryan on left, Makenna on
Grant and Logan--2008
There are seven beautiful little girls! Then if you
will notice, there are THREE boys!God has really
been good to me, and my family. There are three
babies in the front, and yes the one on the left,
and in the middle are TWINS! From top to bottom,
left to right they are--- Makenna, Kaylie, Allie,
David, Breanna holding Logan, Tiffany holding
Grant, Ryan holding Desiree. The three girls on
top and the twins belong to my daughter, the boy
at the top belongs to my youngest son, the two
older girls in front belong to my third son, and the
two younger girls in the front belong to my second
son. We lost our first son in a car accident in
December of 2000.
God sometimes has a sense of humor too. As a
young girl I prayed to be surrounded by
boys.....my husband and I raised 4 boys and 1 girl.
When I was having all the boys, I prayed for God
to please send me a girl.....OH, talk about
These are my beautiful, sweet grandchildren! I do love these kiddos, and they bring so much joy to my life. I thank God every day for each one. They also help by playing with the puppies! Fun for everyone.
Although the picture of my
GRANDCHILDREN to the left is
almost 10 years old, they are still
beautiful! I hate changing this
picture, because I love this "barn"
atmosphere. To the right of the
"barn" picture is an updated one of
them,on the fountain of our pool,
but the oldest is now 21 and the
youngest ones are 10 in 2017!