Minelphi is a highly successful prefix that was established by my parents, Phillip and Elaine Cross, in 1961. They bred Miniature Pinschers for over 56 years. After my mother passed away, in 2016, my father and I became joint owners.
Together we continue to produce dogs of the best breed type. 'Minelphi' has produced in excess of 50 Australian champions, 3 Grand champions, 1 Singapore champion, 1 Norwegian champion and 1 South African champion.
Ch. Minelphi Donke Schoen won three Royal challenges at the age of 10 months. Ch. Minelphi In The Mood was the winner of the very first Championship Speciality Show held by the Miniature Pinscher Club of New South Wales. His mother won Veterans at the same show. Ch. Minelphi Calamaty Jane won challenge at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1969.
Sup. Ch. Minelphi I Am On Fire has won Best In Show at four Miniature Pinscher Club of NSW Speciality Shows and Ch. Minelphi Dance All Night won Runner up Best in Show the day after her first birthday.
Minelphi Gilda CCD RA ADM3 ADO3 JDM JDO GDM SDM SPDM HTM.N DWDF.NAAC R-AJD R-MAAD2 R-AAGD2 was the first 200 height dog in Australia to gain all her ANKC Master Agility titles.
This is the only picture we have of the three who started it all. Aust. Ch. Shumah Kiltie (IMP.UK) an elegant Black and Tan girl with good dropped ears, Aust. Ch. Pindom Lady Fiona the dog in the middle and Aust. Ch. Shumah Perry (IMP.UK) a Black and Tan dog with (normally) lovely erect ears. Shumah Kiltie and Shumah Perry were imported from the UK in 1961 and Pindom Lady Fiona was bred by Harry & Margaret Spira from some of the original Miniature Pinschers that were brought into Australia in 1958.
Aust. Ch. Minelphi Donke Schoen a Champion and winner of three Royal Challenges at 10 months of age. Donny was then exported to New Zealand to Tamahere Kennels. His name appears back in many Australian and New Zealand Pedigrees.
Aust. Ch. Minelphi In The Mood was the winner of the very first Championship Speciality Show held by the Miniature Pinscher Club of New South Wales. His mother won Veterans at the same show.
Aust. Ch. Minelphi Calamaty Jane won Challenge at the Royal Melbourne Show in 1969. "Calam" is very prominently behind many of our pedigrees today.