Our History:

 

            We started our love of the Chinese Shar-Pei in 1991 with a very eccentric black horsecoat named Sweeter N'Blackberry Jam (OFA Good) and called BJ.  BJ was a Chang Bang daughter and was the beginning of our love of this breed.  Although we got her as a pet and guard dog, which she was faithfully for 10 years, she did become our foundation bitch.  She turned 10 in November of 2001 and we lost her soon after that to Lympho-sarcoma; a very aggressive cancer.  BJ had been so healthy her whole life and then was gone so quickly.  We will never forget her and treasure our memories of her.     BJ had two lovely litters. Her daughter, CH. Harv's Sparkler Spectacular  has her personality and was Winnerís Bitch at the 1999 Nationals.  She has had three litters, and received her ROM in 2004.  She is the dam of BIS, BISS Ch. Harvís Foster Rasberry Muffin (OFA Good), the only horsecoat Chinese Shar Pei to ever win Best in Show.  She is also the only horsecoat and bitch to win the Top 25 Invitational for CSP which she did in 2003.  In Dec. 2003, Muffin had her 1st litter.  She was bred to CH. Shenaniganís Storm Surge.  They had 8 puppies.  These puppies are now being shown.  We have Harvís Huntiní for Rasberries and Harvís Rasberry Kissez.  They both won the Bred By horsecoat class at the 2004 Natíl.  They also won the Best Futurity Horsecoat Puppy in dog and bitch class.  Sparkler also has a new litter out of Storm Surge that will soon be old enough to show.

            Our second Shar Pei was CH. Saki's Lil' Ladybugz. She was born in 1993 and we got her from Sam and Kim Goza who wanted her to be shown and so she was the beginning of our showing dogs.   She is very cute and quite wrinkly to this very day.  She is still quite the boss around here.  She was the mother of CH. Harvís Red Rover Plezcumover (OFA Fair) who was the sire of Muffin.

            Our third Shar Pei was CH. Harv's Texas Time Bomb of Kato.  He is very special to us.  We got him from Sam and Kim also.  He did very well in his show career and is now coming out only occasionally to show in Veterans.  He was born on Feb. 20, 1994.    We have several of his kids;  CH. Harv's Yankee Doodle (OFA Good) who won BISS at the Florida Specialty before the Florida Natíl in 2000,  Sparkler is his daughter, and CH. Harv's Lil' Scarlet Sweettart.  Boomer loves puppies and at 11 is still enjoying playing with them.

            Another one of our special kids is CH. Harv's Apple of MY Eye.  She is the daughter of Sparkler and Red Rover and the littermate of Muffin.  We have one of her daughters Harvís Favorite Apple Strudel.

            In March of 2001 we got a dog from Judy and Tim Meitin.  His name is CH. Meiting Odds on Favorite (OFA Good) and he is called Aggie.  He is Strudelís dad and the sire of Sparklerís 2nd litter.  Their daughter CH. Harvís Just a Touch of Spice was in the Top Dogs of 2004.  She won WB at the Specialty the day before Natíl in 2003.

            We really love this breed and only breed quality litters after much thought and planning. We think long and hard before breeding, and therefore don't have puppies very often. We have been very fortunate as God has blessed us with healthy dogs and very loving pets. He has also blessed us with some exciting wins in the show ring. We really enjoy all of our dogs and our hobby of showing them has been a lot of fun for us. We enjoy getting away together and meeting other "dog" people who love the breed as much as we do.

LARRY AND DEENA HARVEY
Harv's Shar-Pei
972-564-5183

 

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