I was born in Germany and my husband in Connecticut. I had a babysitter that was my mother's German
Shepherd Dog when I was a toddler in Germany. My husband was an Army officer so while he was gone I
kept myself busy with trying all the different activities such as: herding, agility, obedience and
conformation. Most of our dogs know basic obedience it makes life easier on all involved. My husband,
Reed, has always loved the dogs but lately he has had more time and is learning in leaps and bounds!
I owned many of the top conformation bloodlines in this country but when I met a judge/breeder named
Jack Budd of Ponca Hill Kennels everything just fell into place. We three became fast friends -- we started
co breeding and co owning many of the dogs you'll see on this website. When he died -- he left me his
legacy. I had promised him I would carry on his kennel name. So, now my kennel name had grown to
always show the great appreciation of my true friend, Jack Budd.
Poncahill-Tantara wishes to dedicate this website to a man of honesty and breeding insight, Jack. And of
course to all his and my furry friends of the past who made it all possible. God Bless you and Thank you,
Tippy and Flyer