Michael and Linda Brantley have been breeding and showing chow chows under the “Dreamland” prefix since 1988. Dreamland Kennel was built in 1999 as an addition to our show kennel. It has steadily grown over the years because of our expertise and experience with dogs. Our kennels stay full most of the time with reservations needed to board. We have knowledgeable caring employees to care for the dogs and cats keeping the facilities clean and disinfected, as well as a bit of spoiling of your treasured companions.
We also recently added full service dog grooming! Dreamland offers pickup and delivery of dogs from kennel to owner’s homes which is done with our Ford Transit which is wrapped with “The Drool Bus”. Michael still does private training of client dogs on a limited basis and is planning to use part of the new barn to hold more conformation handling classes, as well as other performance events training. This will make Dreamland a full service Dog care and performance center.
Together, the Brantley's have bred over 200 AKC Champions and over 120 with Health Certifications, including 29 Best In Show Chows both here and abroad. They hold the record for Best In Show wins on a chow female as well as the number of Best In shows overall for a breeder. We have multiple Best of Bred wins at the Westminster Kennel Club (More than any other breeder), CCCI National, as well as BOS, WD, WB, Sweepstakes and AOM.
The Brantley’s are Life Time Members of the CCCI (Chow Chow Club ) with Michael holding positions as President, vice President and both as Board of Directors.
In 2013 Michael and Linda Brantley were Elected Non Sporting Breeders of the Year by AKC (out of several thousand breeders). Dreamland Kennel (A Registered AKC Name) is considered to be one of the top chow breeding and handling kennels in the US and has had the top Winning Chows for many years. Puppies that carry the Dreamland Prefix are in high demand and people are on a waiting list for over a year at a time to purchase a puppy. In 2002 Dreamland added Tibetan Mastiffs to the kennel name and as with the chows, have excelled in producing the top winning TM’s as well. Dreamland Kennel is both an AKC Breeder of Merit and AKC Breeder of Health for both breeds.