Pawformance is a syndicate prefix, co-owned between Shell, based in Sydney, NSW and Nik, based in Adelaide, SA, Australia. We are both heavily involved in dog sports and spend most of our nights and weekends training for, and competing in a variety of disciplines. Our dogs are first and foremost important members of our families, enjoying their (rather cushy) life, sleeping on beds, being fluffy shadows and generally just getting underfoot around the house. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
~Nik and Shell
We are proud members of:
Australian Flyball Association (AFA)
Hills Dog Club Inc.
Southern Cross Flyball Club (SX)
Dover Gardens Kennel and Obedience Club Inc.
Agility Dog Club Of NSW (ADC)
Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria (FLCV)
Tracking and Rescue Dog Club of NSW
NSW Lure Coursing Association Inc
Shell has loved dogs for as long as she can remember; a trait that runs in her family. Her great grandfather bred Afghans and since then, her family and extended family have owned Dobermans. Though time and circumstance meant Shell spent a long time without a dog in her life, Zero came bursting into her life in 2007, a 43kg rescued, fluffy, powerhouse of problems. Though she didn’t know it at the time, Zero had come from a bad situation, not having been socialised or neutralised to the big world around him. Because of this, every time he saw (or thought he saw) another dog, he would become a snarling, lunging, rage beast. Shell sends her heartfelt thanks to Steve Courtney from K9 Pro for his rehabilitation program, which turned Z around. Since then, Zero and Shell haven’t looked back, eventually making their way to an obedience club and beyond.
Nik has also loved dogs since she was a young child and has vivid memories of staying up late studying her dog encyclopedia and reading about different breeds. At the age of 11 she was lucky enough to get her first dog, a beagle named Toby. In 2008, a few years after Toby’s passing, she was in a position to welcome another dog into her life. After much consideration of which breed to get, Nik stumbled across Keeshonden and instantly fell in love! Almost by fate, the same day she phoned one of the Keeshond breeders, their litter had just been born. Two months later, Jedi entered Nik's life and as they say - the rest is history!
What is a syndicate prefix?
While most breeders' prefixes are owned by a single person or a couple under one ANKC state body membership, Pawformance is a syndicate prefix, meaning it's owned by more than one person, with separate memberships. We are lucky enough to have very similar aspirations and ethics, so even though we live in different states, we
Part of owning a syndicate prefix includes having a written agreement between the owners and
It is possible to co-own a prefix with separate memberships. In this instance a syndicate prefix application would be required which involves a written agreement between parties. Co-ownership can occur for both new and existing prefixes.