Natural Kennels is the establishment of Tom and Sharon Frampton. A combined dedication of breeding, showing and training dogs for both the breed ring and performance for over 30 years.
We each had our own Collie Kennel prior to meeting, our relationship started as friends, then we ventured into business partners and eventually we married. Everything we did together, or with the dogs, just seemed "natural", therefore in 1984 "Natural Kennels" was born.
Our foundation in dogs started back in 1970's in the obedience world and over the years we have accomplished titles on our dogs in the United States, Canada and Bermuda. We expanded into the conformation ring showing our own dogs and then acquiring a handling career due to our "natural" abilities to handle other breeds.
We titled many different breeds as well as ranking our own Collies. We had the first Smooth Collie to be honored with the Best of Breed title at the Canadian Collie Club National.
Also handling in the rare breed world, we became fascinated with the Chinese Crested breed. However it wasn't until 10 years later that we acquired our first hairless male that stole our hearts. So in 1991 we started exhibiting him and we grew into Cresteds from there.
We had a hiatis from showing and breeding dogs while Tom accepted a position at the American Kennel Club as the Director of the Obedience Department for 7 years. Then we both became AKC Show Superintendents. In 2004 I returned to the private sector where I could train and mentor others in getting started in the dog show world. In 2009 Tom retired and we started to exhibit again.
All during our years in dogs we have always limited our breeding program to produce quality not quantity. Our goal for breeding Collies and Cresteds is to develope a dog of sound mind and body so they could compete in any arena and/or to be a well-rounded pet.
All our dogs share our lives but more importantly, they are our life!