About Us

                        Me (Susan) enjoying a squirrel in St James park in England                      Julie with one of our horses on our Pretoria farm
'We' are Susan Spencer (photo left) - that's me - and Julie Prinsloo (photo right). We have always been animal mad our whole lives and have rescued animals as well as bred them for the last twenty odd years.

Pet Link-up animal welfare organisation

Jluie and I  have a registered animal rescue scheme, Pet Link-up, which we have run for nearly 20 years with our own money. We've trained and re-homed thousands of dogs, sterilized and treated pets of people who couldn't afford it, and rescued dogs, cats, pigs, tortoises and horses. In the last couple of years  we have been helping to improve the lot of donkies used for pulling carts in townships. We replace the cruel wire that causes huge sores in their mouthes with soft horse bits.

Catching Rhino Poachers

Because we are great dog trainers we have become involved with tracking rhino poachers and other criminals with our brilliant tracking hounds.
Below is an article in the rapport after Julie and our foxhound Jimmy (then about 8 months old) led to the arrest of poachers who had killed a young rhino bull.

Breeding Miniature 'Teacup' pigs

 LEFT: Julie with Cuckoo, our vietnamese miniature potbelly, visiting young farm pigs about 17 years ago; RIGHT: me holding one of our young mums 
In 1995 Julie and I decided to breed miniature 'teacup' pigs because we thought that it was very good for people to keep them as pets to teach others that pigs are intelligent creatures with personalities, just as dogs (and all other animals) are, and not slabs of meat walking around waiting to be eaten!


More than 21 years later we still think so, but the public's ignorance about these pigs and their expectations that pigs exist that are the size of house cats when they are fully grown has led to a huge problem of pet pigs becoming unwanted. Much suffering is caused when pigs who think that they are children in a family are exiled to a strange, frightening place often leading to their violent deaths.


We therefore have only bred one or two litters a year for the last few years and are considering stopping altogether.



Breeding Olderhill German Shepherd Dogs


Julie with our imported male Wolfram (front) and one of his first daughters (behind) 22 years ago




We imported Olderhill German Shepherd Dogs in 1994, and have bred them ever since then. They are large working dogs originating from the german army dogs used in the second world war, and selected for real police work in England.


We only breed one or two litters a year and most of our puppies go to families who have already had our dogs.