MYSTI-SKIES Long Coat German Shepherds

Our Family

MYSELF What can I say about myself? I love what I do. German Shepherds are my passion and as I am frequently reminded by my husband my life. I could not imagine myself doing anything different now and feel very lucky to be able to spend my life surrounded by our animals. I have qualifications in a number of human fields including: psychology, sociology and aromatherapy. But I enjoy more my qualifications with animals which include: Small animal care and management, horse care and management and Zoopharmacognosy working with aromatic medicine. You will not find many pictures of me as I am usually behind the camera rather than in front or at the sidelines getting the dogs attention or making them sit and stay for the posing pictures.  But mostly because I hate my picture taken  so avoid the camera as much as possible.
JOHN John is my husband & both myself and the dogs would be lost without him. He takes care of all the maintenance and building required and does all the driving around to vets, training, supply shoping. Most of all he works with me and the dogs, I think he gave up a while ago thinking he was first and the dogs came second and tells everyone how the animals get fed better than him. He never moans when I spend all our money on the dogs instead of holidays and nights out and encourages all my plans and dreams.   He keeps all the kennels and paddock fencing in good repair  to make sure no escapees dogs or horses & builds any new things we need at the moment, which has been a lot lately with the move.  I can honestly say me and the dogs would be lost without him.
Mysti-skies is possible due to all the hard work & commitment put in by the whole family. This page aims to introduce you to all the family & the other animals that share our lives & time
ROXANNE Roxanne now has her own place and 4 little ones to tend to of the two legged variety.  However she is still here as often as she can and helps us with the dogs still. She is quite happy to get her hands dirty and will help with anything that needs doing, even building work she has been known to have a go at sometimes putting some of the boys to shame. Roxanne now has dogs of her own, including tufaan who is now up for stud duties. She loves what we do and shares the same passion as me for the dogs and breeding so the more she can be involved the more she likes it.
KIRSTIE Kirstie now has a place of her own with her partner, and lives quite a distance so does not get to visit too often with work commitments etc.  However when she does she will help out where needed.  She has her own dogs now too but not for breeding just spoilt well loved pets.
KATRINA Katrina now has a place of her own with her husband and two sons,  however she still comes over a lot and helps where needed and will pick up shopping or take me shopping and other places I need to go. She still also brings us muffins and other bakes she has put together so customers if lucky can get a sample too. Trina has her own girl now and has a litter every now and then.
BRETT Brett  now has a place of his own with his partner and their son, but still helps out when we need big jobs done or when he comes to visit.  We would have been lost without him when we moved here he gave up his holidays and other days off to help. He comes across as the hard man but loses all his street cred when hes around the puppies. Brett has his own dogs a  German Shepherd and a staffie x collie.  He  has no interest in breeding although loves being around the dogs here and the puppies.
KARISSA Karissa is the baby of the family, but not a baby anymore she now has her own home.  She still comes over as much as she can and often helps when we have visitors and puppy viewings, mostly bringing dogs in and out for me. She will groom and help exercise but I think secretly she only comes so she can spend time with the horses which is her first love.
SARAYA Saraya is our first grandaughter, eldest of our grandchildren. She is a happy bunny always smiling & playing, but with an attitude when things do not go her way.  She already tells the dogs what to do and they willingly oblige & gets very excited about cuddling them all the dogs know to be gentle around her and some avoid her or they know it will be none stop cuddles whether they want them or not. She is excellent for socialising the puppies as will sit on the floor with them & play & tells them off when they get out of hand. She also enjoys feeding the puppies and will sit in their bed and help them eat by hand feeding them. Saraya loves her visits here and comes regular because she loves being around the animals.
IFAN Ifan is our first grandson and the next new recruit to the clan.   Ifan lived with us until recently so was around the dogs all the time.  He still comes up regularly with Katrina and will tootle around on his tractor while we are outside with the dogs. He loves the animals and enjoys his cuddles with them when ever they are on offer. but he does tell them off when they keep getting in his face and will not let him play and he is quite happy to run them over with his tractor if they get in the way although he gets told off for that. He also loves the camera and we have great trouble getting photographs of the dogs when he is about because he will insist on putting his face in front of the lens
OSIAN Osian is our second grandson & like Ifan spends most days here and has well and truly been accepted into the fold by the dogs but not so sure he enjoys the sloppy kisses as much. Osian loves his visits but is a right wimp around the dogs although he has been around them ever since he was born, however he adores the cats and the cats adore him and follow him all around the farm at his beck and call its a bit like the pied piper.
KEEGAN Keegan is our third grandson.  Keegan arrived very early and as a consequence has spina bifida, scoliosis and is autistic, this obviously has an affect on his ability to move about.  He can not walk, so crawls everywhere although it does not seem to slow him down at all.  He also has issues because of his autism with change and anything new and will display aggression and temper when this happens.  He is here often and is happiest being in the thick of it with the dogs he absolutely loves it and if they give him kisses he is in fits of giggles.  I think he is going to be another Saraya and happiest when he is up to his neck in fur and doggie kisses.  All our fur babies seem to know he is a little different to the others in fact I think they knew before we did and they have always been different around him and drawn to be around him.
JACOB We were blessed with 2 new grandsons on mothers day this year.  Jacob arrived at tea time 8 weeks early weighing in at          4lb 4 ozs.  He has been well and truely inducted to a life full of German Shepherds and seems very happy about it.
JAXON Our second mothers day baby Jaxon.  This bundle arrived a little early but weighing in at a whopping 10lb 2oz.  Like the others he has been well and truely intergrated with the dogs both here and at home.  I am sure he will soon follow his brother Ifan and enjoy them just as much, as well as tractors, cars anything associated with farms.
FLYNN Flynn is grand son number 6 and the latest addition to the family.   Brett and Nia are over joyed with their not so little bundle of 8lb 2ozs.  He has already been amongst their dogs and had first introductions with ours.  Another budding mysti-skies trainee.
SINI We have always had a smaller dog along with the sheps to help socialise them with smaller dogs.  After losing both our jack russells we decided we could not replace them so would have a different breed.  Staffies have always been a smaller dog I like and they get a bad rap usually down to bad owners. Although I have to say she is not for the faint hearted she is definitely a handful, stubborn, destructive and has an endless supply of energy.  Hence why not very many photos of her as everything is done at 100 miles an hour. However she has the biggest heart ever she has so much affection & just loves to be cuddled, adores the children, and gives us a giggle on a regular basis.
DINX Dinx is a Persian X supposed to be with a siamese but we think from her build and personality it is more likely a British Shorthair. She joined us when she was about 5 weeks old & took over as soon as she walked in, it took her all of five minutes to train the dogs to her liking. She is very affectionate when she wants to be but usually on her terms only. She is old before her time and likes nothing better than sleeping all day she is not interested in playing & gets very stressy with the other cats if they try to interact with her. She is a beautiful looking cat with very distinct colouring and markings.
BOUDICIA Boudicia is a Selkirk Rex with a straight coat. Bo Bo as she is affectionately known by us was given to Katrina from a friend of ours. She bred her and kept her back as she was the tiny kitty in the litter but as you can see she has grown into a pretty not so little thing full of fun & mischief. Bo Bo settled in very quickly again training the dogs to her liking and often uses them as her pillow. She has a character like no other cat I have ever known she is so laid back most of the time movement is impossible but then when in playful mode she becomes a different cat. Bo Bo gets on with all the animals but we have to be careful as she sees no danger in anything & often visits the horses with us which is not a good idea with Lyric as he does not like cats.
PURDII Purrdi joins us from my  family and has settled in extremely well.  She has taken over all the dogs and made friends with all the cats All the dogs are now owned by Purrdi and so are the humans she has this habit of staring at you which makes you give in, I am sure she thinks she is Puss from Shrek but it works. She loves to curl up on your lap to sleep but   she also thinks she is a computer nerd and enjoys helping you type. Shes quite a petite cat with a petite meow but such a cuddle munster.
HORATIO Horatio is a silver spotted British Shorthair. He is a handsome boy & he knows it. He loves a cuddle & his tummy rubbed but is very choosey who is allowed to do it, he seems to have certain people he prefers. He is a proper mommies boy & follows me about everywhere.  He also loves Osian and will follow him everywhere like a puppy for some reason they seem to have a very strong bond and are always together. He can be a little naughty & moody with the other cats so most of them  tend to give him a wide birth.
NANO Nano was born here with her sister Star. She is a Selkirk Rex cross & certainly has a Selkirk nature & personality. She is very loving likes to sit on your lap having cuddles. She likes to wind the dogs up by either rubbing all up them or walking in front of the kennels just far enough away for them to not be able to her.
STAR       Star was born here & belongs to Karissa but remained with us as Karissa lives right on a busy road and Star is used to countryside and open spaces. She is a very affectionate cat but loves to stretch  & dig in her claws which is not appreciated by everyone. She gets on well with all the dogs but will not stand for them harassing her so the puppies soon get a rude awakening.   She can be very vocal especially if she does not think she is getting enough attention when she demands it.
MOOCH Mooch was born here she was a tiny kitten but had such a big personality and we all fell in love with her.  We nicknamed her mini as she was so tiny which then ended up as mini mooch hence Mooch. Although we had lots of enquiries for the kittens everybody seemed to pass her by because she was tiny so we decided it was meant to be she remained. She is very affectionate & loves to be cuddled by anyone including visitors
ODIN Odin belongs to Brett but he cant have cats where he lives so he stayed here with us. He is a huge boy who is very affectionate with humans he just wants to be on your lap.  However Horation hates him and he hates Horatio so we often have spats between those two.  He is another one who loves osian and will follow him around all day if Horatio gives him the chance. He likes to explore all day then come in for an available lap at night he is not too fussed who’s  as long as he gets one.
MINKO Minko is Konas daughter so half Maine coon. She was called Minko because we couldnt think of a suitable name and said she was a mini Kona which then ended up shortened to Minko. Like her mom she has lots of attitude, loves to be centre of attention and loves her cuddle times.  So much so that she will have a cuddle regardless of whether you want one or not as always in your face or on your head, where ever she knows that she will get your attention.
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NARLA Narla is another of Bretts cats who has stayed with us. She is a quiet sweet cat but very aloof not at all a lap cat  she prefers the comfort of a bed or sofa rather than someones lap. She avoids all the trouble makers as enjoys a peaceful life and she keeps well out the way of the dogs
GENNA Genna is a Morgan X she is 19 years old and a real sweety, although she can be quite stubborn when she wants. She is also an alpha mare and keeps all the others in check. She is ridden by Trina mostly but needs to be brought back into work again after probably a little too long a rest.
BANOFFEE Noffers is a New Forest Pony. She is 16 years old. She used to be ridden by Karissa.  but she is far too tall for her now so tends to be ridden by our little family visitors as she has a very laid back nature and will let you do anything, great with kids because she is so gentle. No doubt Saraya will soon be learning to ride & making full use of her. We have had her since she was 6 months old and she has always taken everything in her stride and accepted anything new quite happily. She had a little colt  a few years ago who was gorgeous and she was a very good mommy. Noffers is a special pony with a big heart.
LYRIC Lyric is a New Forest Pony, affectionately known as the Thelwell pony here. He is 19 years old and a typical pony, bossy, cocky and stubborn, but with a very affectionate side too. He is just one of those boys that even when he is being really naughty you cant help but love him. He is very naughty with the dogs and has been known to chase a few sheep or cows in his time. We all ride him, he is not a novice ride but since he is always so fat he is not capable of doing anything drastic.
VISION Vision is a pure bred Morgan.  Vision was born with us so very special. She is 10 years old and a very dainty sweet natured little girl. She is out of the most gorgeous mare and has inherited her good looks. She also knows it and struts her stuff as if saying look at me I am the important one. Although she is very low in the herd heirachy. She is quite a live wire and would definitely give you an exciting ride, not for the faint hearted.
ELECTRA Electra is a pure bred Morgan She is 9 years old and a right diva. Electra is our newest edition, Roxanne was planning to show her and hopefully breed her at a later date, but that has been put on hold due to her own baby plans She really is a diva and has to be centre of attention at all times, the perfect temperament for a show horse.
MYSTI-SKIES Long Coat German Shepherds

Our Family

MYSELF What can I say about myself? I love what I do. German Shepherds are my passion and as I am frequently reminded by my husband my life. I could not imagine myself doing anything different now and feel very lucky to be able to spend my life surrounded by our animals. I have qualifications in a number of human fields including: psychology, sociology and aromatherapy. But I enjoy more my qualifications with animals which include: Small animal care and management, horse care and management and Zoopharmacognosy working with aromatic medicine. You will not find many pictures of me as I am usually behind the camera rather than in front or at the sidelines getting the dogs attention or making them sit and stay for the posing pictures.  But mostly because I hate my picture taken  so avoid the camera as much as possible.
JOHN John is my husband & both myself and the dogs would be lost without him. He takes care of all the maintenance and building required and does all the driving around to vets, training, supply shoping. Most of all he works with me and the dogs, I think he gave up a while ago thinking he was first and the dogs came second and tells everyone how the animals get fed better than him. He never moans when I spend all our money on the dogs instead of holidays and nights out and encourages all my plans and dreams.   He keeps all the kennels and paddock fencing in good repair  to make sure no escapees dogs or horses & builds any new things we need at the moment, which has been a lot lately with the move.  I can honestly say me and the dogs would be lost without him.
ROXANNE Roxanne now has her own place and 4 little ones to tend to of the two legged variety.  However she is still here as often as she can and helps us with the dogs still. She is quite happy to get her hands dirty and will help with anything that needs doing, even building work she has been known to have a go at sometimes putting some of the boys to shame. Roxanne now has dogs of her own, including tufaan who is now up for stud duties. She loves what we do and shares the same passion as me for the dogs and breeding so the more she can be involved the more she likes it.
KIRSTIE Kirstie now has a place of her own with her partner, and lives quite a distance so does not get to visit too often with work commitments etc.  However when she does she will help out where needed.  She has her own dogs now too but not for breeding just spoilt well loved pets.
KATRINA Katrina now has a place of her own with her husband and two sons,  however she still comes over a lot and helps where needed and will pick up shopping or take me shopping and other places I need to go. She still also brings us muffins and other bakes she has put together so customers if lucky can get a sample too. Trina has her own girl now and has a litter every now and then.
BRETT Brett  now has a place of his own with his partner and their son, but still helps out when we need big jobs done or when he comes to visit.  We would have been lost without him when we moved here he gave up his holidays and other days off to help. He comes across as the hard man but loses all his street cred when hes around the puppies. Brett has his own dogs a  German Shepherd and a staffie x collie.  He  has no interest in breeding although loves being around the dogs here and the puppies.
KARISSA Karissa is the baby of the family, but not a baby anymore she now has her own home.  She still comes over as much as she can and often helps when we have visitors and puppy viewings, mostly bringing dogs in and out for me. She will groom and help exercise but I think secretly she only comes so she can spend time with the horses which is her first love.
SARAYA Saraya is our first grandaughter, eldest of our grandchildren. She is a happy bunny always smiling & playing, but with an attitude when things do not go her way.  She already tells the dogs what to do and they willingly oblige & gets very excited about cuddling them all the dogs know to be gentle around her and some avoid her or they know it will be none stop cuddles whether they want them or not. She is excellent for socialising the puppies as will sit on the floor with them & play & tells them off when they get out of hand. She also enjoys feeding the puppies and will sit in their bed and help them eat by hand feeding them. Saraya loves her visits here and comes regular because she loves being around the animals.
IFAN Ifan is our first grandson and the next new recruit to the clan.   Ifan lived with us until recently so was around the dogs all the time.  He still comes up regularly with Katrina and will tootle around on his tractor while we are outside with the dogs. He loves the animals and enjoys his cuddles with them when ever they are on offer. but he does tell them off when they keep getting in his face and will not let him play and he is quite happy to run them over with his tractor if they get in the way although he gets told off for that. He also loves the camera and we have great trouble getting photographs of the dogs when he is about because he will insist on putting his face in front of the lens
OSIAN Osian is our second grandson & like Ifan spends most days here and has well and truly been accepted into the fold by the dogs but not so sure he enjoys the sloppy kisses as much. Osian loves his visits but is a right wimp around the dogs although he has been around them ever since he was born, however he adores the cats and the cats adore him and follow him all around the farm at his beck and call its a bit like the pied piper.
KEEGAN Keegan is our third grandson.  Keegan arrived very early and as a consequence has spina bifida, scoliosis and is autistic, this obviously has an affect on his ability to move about.  He can not walk, so crawls everywhere although it does not seem to slow him down at all.  He also has issues because of his autism with change and anything new and will display aggression and temper when this happens.  He is here often and is happiest being in the thick of it with the dogs he absolutely loves it and if they give him kisses he is in fits of giggles.  I think he is going to be another Saraya and happiest when he is up to his neck in fur and doggie kisses.  All our fur babies seem to know he is a little different to the others in fact I think they knew before we did and they have always been different around him and drawn to be around him.
JACOB We were blessed with 2 new grandsons on mothers day this year.  Jacob arrived at tea time 8 weeks early weighing in at          4lb 4 ozs.  He has been well and truely inducted to a life full of German Shepherds and seems very happy about it.
JAXON Our second mothers day baby Jaxon.  This bundle arrived a little early but weighing in at a whopping 10lb 2oz.  Like the others he has been well and truely intergrated with the dogs both here and at home.  I am sure he will soon follow his brother Ifan and enjoy them just as much, as well as tractors, cars anything associated with farms.
FLYNN Flynn is grand son number 6 and the latest addition to the family.   Brett and Nia are over joyed with their not so little bundle of 8lb 2ozs.  He has already been amongst their dogs and had first introductions with ours.  Another budding mysti-skies trainee.
SINI We have always had a smaller dog along with the sheps to help socialise them with smaller dogs.  After losing both our jack russells we decided we could not replace them so would have a different breed.  Staffies have always been a smaller dog I like and they get a bad rap usually down to bad owners. Although I have to say she is not for the faint hearted she is definitely a handful, stubborn, destructive and has an endless supply of energy.  Hence why not very many photos of her as everything is done at 100 miles an hour. However she has the biggest heart ever she has so much affection & just loves to be cuddled, adores the children, and gives us a giggle on a regular basis.
DINX Dinx is a Persian X supposed to be with a siamese but we think from her build and personality it is more likely a British Shorthair. She joined us when she was about 5 weeks old & took over as soon as she walked in, it took her all of five minutes to train the dogs to her liking. She is very affectionate when she wants to be but usually on her terms only. She is old before her time and likes nothing better than sleeping all day she is not interested in playing & gets very stressy with the other cats if they try to interact with her. She is a beautiful looking cat with very distinct colouring and markings.
BOUDICIA Boudicia is a Selkirk Rex with a straight coat. Bo Bo as she is affectionately known by us was given to Katrina from a friend of ours. She bred her and kept her back as she was the tiny kitty in the litter but as you can see she has grown into a pretty not so little thing full of fun & mischief. Bo Bo settled in very quickly again training the dogs to her liking and often uses them as her pillow. She has a character like no other cat I have ever known she is so laid back most of the time movement is impossible but then when in playful mode she becomes a different cat. Bo Bo gets on with all the animals but we have to be careful as she sees no danger in anything & often visits the horses with us which is not a good idea with Lyric as he does not like cats.
PURDII Purrdi joins us from my  family and has settled in extremely well.  She has taken over all the dogs and made friends with all the cats All the dogs are now owned by Purrdi and so are the humans she has this habit of staring at you which makes you give in, I am sure she thinks she is Puss from Shrek but it works. She loves to curl up on your lap to sleep but   she also thinks she is a computer nerd and enjoys helping you type. Shes quite a petite cat with a petite meow but such a cuddle munster.
HORATIO Horatio is a silver spotted British Shorthair. He is a handsome boy & he knows it. He loves a cuddle & his tummy rubbed but is very choosey who is allowed to do it, he seems to have certain people he prefers. He is a proper mommies boy & follows me about everywhere.  He also loves Osian and will follow him everywhere like a puppy for some reason they seem to have a very strong bond and are always together. He can be a little naughty & moody with the other cats so most of them  tend to give him a wide birth.
NANO Nano was born here with her sister Star. She is a Selkirk Rex cross & certainly has a Selkirk nature & personality. She is very loving likes to sit on your lap having cuddles. She likes to wind the dogs up by either rubbing all up them or walking in front of the kennels just far enough away for them to not be able to her.
STAR       Star was born here & belongs to Karissa but remained with us as Karissa lives right on a busy road and Star is used to countryside and open spaces. She is a very affectionate cat but loves to stretch  & dig in her claws which is not appreciated by everyone. She gets on well with all the dogs but will not stand for them harassing her so the puppies soon get a rude awakening.   She can be very vocal especially if she does not think she is getting enough attention when she demands it.
MOOCH Mooch was born here she was a tiny kitten but had such a big personality and we all fell in love with her.  We nicknamed her mini as she was so tiny which then ended up as mini mooch hence Mooch. Although we had lots of enquiries for the kittens everybody seemed to pass her by because she was tiny so we decided it was meant to be she remained. She is very affectionate & loves to be cuddled by anyone including visitors
ODIN Odin belongs to Brett but he cant have cats where he lives so he stayed here with us. He is a huge boy who is very affectionate with humans he just wants to be on your lap.  However Horation hates him and he hates Horatio so we often have spats between those two.  He is another one who loves osian and will follow him around all day if Horatio gives him the chance. He likes to explore all day then come in for an available lap at night he is not too fussed who’s  as long as he gets one.
MINKO Minko is Konas daughter so half Maine coon. She was called Minko because we couldnt think of a suitable name and said she was a mini Kona which then ended up shortened to Minko. Like her mom she has lots of attitude, loves to be centre of attention and loves her cuddle times.  So much so that she will have a cuddle regardless of whether you want one or not as always in your face or on your head, where ever she knows that she will get your attention.
NARLA Narla is another of Bretts cats who has stayed with us. She is a quiet sweet cat but very aloof not at all a lap cat  she prefers the comfort of a bed or sofa rather than someones lap. She avoids all the trouble makers as enjoys a peaceful life and she keeps well out the way of the dogs
GENNA Genna is a Morgan X she is 19 years old and a real sweety, although she can be quite stubborn when she wants. She is also an alpha mare and keeps all the others in check. She is ridden by Trina mostly but needs to be brought back into work again after probably a little too long a rest.
BANOFFEE Noffers is a New Forest Pony. She is 16 years old. She used to be ridden by Karissa.  but she is far too tall for her now so tends to be ridden by our little family visitors as she has a very laid back nature and will let you do anything, great with kids because she is so gentle. No doubt Saraya will soon be learning to ride & making full use of her. We have had her since she was 6 months old and she has always taken everything in her stride and accepted anything new quite happily. She had a little colt  a few years ago who was gorgeous and she was a very good mommy. Noffers is a special pony with a big heart.
LYRIC Lyric is a New Forest Pony, affectionately known as the Thelwell pony here. He is 19 years old and a typical pony, bossy, cocky and stubborn, but with a very affectionate side too. He is just one of those boys that even when he is being really naughty you cant help but love him. He is very naughty with the dogs and has been known to chase a few sheep or cows in his time. We all ride him, he is not a novice ride but since he is always so fat he is not capable of doing anything drastic.
VISION Vision is a pure bred Morgan.  Vision was born with us so very special. She is 10 years old and a very dainty sweet natured little girl. She is out of the most gorgeous mare and has inherited her good looks. She also knows it and struts her stuff as if saying look at me I am the important one. Although she is very low in the herd heirachy. She is quite a live wire and would definitely give you an exciting ride, not for the faint hearted.
ELECTRA Electra is a pure bred Morgan She is 9 years old and a right diva. Electra is our newest edition, Roxanne was planning to show her and hopefully breed her at a later date, but that has been put on hold due to her own baby plans She really is a diva and has to be centre of attention at all times, the perfect temperament for a show horse.
Mysti-skies is possible due to all the hard work & commitment put in by the whole family. This page aims to introduce you to all the family & the other animals that share our lives & time
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© Karen Park & Mysti-skies 2018
© Karen Park & Mysti-skies 2018