Kitaco Kennels - Dr Tracey Tonkin BVSc(Hons)

Kitaco Kennels, owned by Dr Tracey Tonkin BVSc (Hons), is a preservation breeder of Chihuahuas and Pomeranians. 


Kitaco became the first Dogs NZ Accredited Chihuahua breeder in New Zealand in 2015 and is the only Pomeranian breeder in NZ who is also a vet, with a special interest in canine reproduction.

Tracey extensively health tests all her dogs, above and beyond the mandatory requirements for the Dogs NZ Accredited Breeder Scheme and her dogs are currently part of a scientific study into the influences of early experiences on various outcomes for puppies, such as their behaviour, temperament, and relationship with their owners, being conducted by the La Trobe University Anthrozoology Research Group (ARG)


Dr Tonkin is also the Dogs NZ National Breed Health Liason Officer for Chihuahuas, the President of the Dominion Chihuahua Club  and volunteers her professional services, free of charge, to the NZ Chihuahua Rescue Trust.


For more information, visit the Kitaco Kennels website

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