IF you love dogs, then you’re going to love this property — it’s the world’s only Tamaruke breeding facility.
And the Hunter Valley property is for sale.
Expressions of interest are being sought for the internationally recognised dog breeding facilities near Singleton, a town about 200km north of Sydney.
Ellington Homestead is on 8.93ha in Roughit, approximately 10km away from Singleton, 20 minutes from Pokolbin, an hour from Newcastle and two hours from Sydney.
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But let’s talk more about those pups now.
The breed known as Tamaruke was established in 1996 but has been under development since 1986 by Charlotte and Mark McGrath.
“Tamaruke is known by all who visit us as “puppy heaven” — we’re about as far removed from a dreaded puppy farm as a breeder can be,” the company’s website reads.
“Tamarukes are a pure breed in their own right, and the only guaranteed non-shedding dog of its kind.
“We breed only with dogs that have a proven history of genetic strength so as to lessen the likelihood of any genetic disorders occurring.
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“Our ethical breeding program is focused on producing an amazing dog with a non-shedding coat that is more suitable for the Australian climate.”
Long-time owner Ms McGrath said she has loved her time at Ellington Homestead but that it was time to move on.
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“It has been a genuine dream for my husband and I,” she said. “Our dogs are now exported to 22 countries worldwide and we produce between 500 and 600 puppies a year, but the time has come to retire and travel.
“We have a unique standard of breeding with genetic health testing absolutely paramount and breeding dogs all live with their own families from eight weeks old.
“The amenities available here are absolutely phenomenal, ranging from international standard breeding facilities through to a stud area and polo field to accommodate horses.
“Anyone who wanted to come in and carry on our work would have an immediate income with the production we have, and we already have 8-10 staff from kennel cleaners to a general manager in place.
“We’d of course love our dream to continue on but this property would suit anyone from a veterinarian to an offshore buyer. The potential of this place really is untapped.”
Ray White Singleton agent Emily Wilkinson said the ability to purchase a successful business made this a unique opportunity for buyers.
Close to Singleton.
“From the moment you enter the main gates, you know this place is something special, something that you’ve never laid eyes on before,” Ms Wilkinson said.
“The spacious four-bedroom home is completely renovated and decorated with focus on a homely and luxurious feel.
“Enjoy ducted airconditioning throughout, combustion wood fireplace, floating bamboo floorboards and as new kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops.”