History

Kantenna Kennels were established by Diane Ballantyne in 1964 and she bred her first litter in 1968 while living with her parents in Camp Hill. Diane and her husband Rob moved to Greenbank in 1971 where they opened a small boarding kennel which they ran together while showing and learning about the breed.

In 1979 they sold the kennels and moved to Loganlea where they continued showing and breeding. In 1991 a growing family and increasing interest in the dogs saw the Ballantynes and Kantenna Kennels re-locate to a ten acre property in the beautiful Wolffdene Valley where they remain today. Kantenna German Shepherds have gone on to achieve many Excellent Gradings, Breed Survey Classifications, Australian Championships, Obedience Titles and Best in Show winners. Winner and breeder of the coveted GSDCA Gold Medal at the Australian Nationals plus two Silver Medals and Bronze Medal. Winner and breeder of two Australian Siegerin Titles at GSDCA Main Breed Exhibitions including numerous Excellent Select and multi Excellent gradings. Recipients of the German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia's Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals for hip and elbow results. Our German Shepherd Dogs have very good hip and elbow scores. 

Diane and Rob are both Life Members of the German Shepherd Dog Club of Queensland. Diane is a past President, Secretary, Editor, Publicity Officer, Show Secretary and Breed Affairs Registrar and has been active in the Club for over 45 years. Kantenna Kennels were amongst the first kennels in Queensland to use the GSDCA Tattoo Scheme. Rob was the Treasurer of the Club for several years and the first Club Tattoo Administator in Queensland personally tattooing over 1800 puppies to date for the Club. In 2014 Diane celebrated 50 years in the breed.

Diane and Rob's daughter Sharon is now the joint owner of Kantenna Kennels and is 100% committed to the dogs. She has recently completed her GSDCA Specialist Judge's Licence. 


Contact Details

Sharon & Diane Ballantyne
Coominya & Brisbane/Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Phone : 0408 702766 or 0411 433739
Email : [email protected]