Colkim Kennels has been raising Chinese Shar Pei since 1979. Over the past 25 years we have seen tremendous improvements in this breed.. Two of our dogs, Ipsi and Wu Kam, were imported from Mr. Law in 1980. Our first bitch was Bruce Lee Mariko Lee. She was a remarkable friend and protector for 15 years. Our foundation male was Puder, a Ch. Shir Du Bang son. We had our first Champion CH Sui Namhi R 1850 and in 1982. Ch. SURE SHOT Colkim ChoCho, a champion Walnut Lane China Foo son,  won Best In Show at a large Shar Pei specialty, the Florida Fantasy,  with over 900 entries.

Our carefully planned breeding program is very important as a healthy dog with a great disposition is our goal. .  In the past 5 years,  I have consciously reduced the size of the faces to minimize eye and breathing problems .Medical care for these problems have become very expensive.  These efforts have consistently produced superb temperaments and very healthy dogs

In 1998 Laurel Colgate graduated with honors from Saint Petersburg College with an AS in Veterinary Technology.  In 2005, the college began to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  This is the first program in the country.  It is equivalent to an RN degree for people.  I  finished and graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.      I passed the National Certification Exam.. This degree has opened for me all the latest Veterinary research on animals and provided a great deal of valuable information that will help us care for the dogs. Mid January is The North American Veterinary Conference.  We will be attending and listening to all the new technology and medical information.

I also sat for an Alternative Medicine class offered by VIN

On June 15th I passed the National Certification Exam to become a Certified Veterninary Technician

Press Release


Colkin Kennel Receives 2009 & 2010 Best of Sarasota Award

U.S. Commerce Associationís Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013-- Colkin Kennel has been selected for  Best of Sarasota Award in the Dog Breeders category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@us-ca.org
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