Terraway Sunburst


Sire: Stephabb Bobby Dam: Beereegan Bubbly Brook

29/9/1997 - 24/8/13




We are so sad to report that Sunny lost her battle with old age just shy of 16 years.  She was laid to rest with her beloved son Whisky who succumbed to cancer after a very short but aggressive fight with the disease.  Wayne and I were heartbroken having to make this toughest of decisions for two of our much loved family members, both on the same day.



Sunny is the result of an unusual set of circumstances.  Her sire, an unknown yellow dog named Stephab Bobby (Nelson) came to us for some duck hunting training.  Wayne and I were so impressed with this boy that we convinced his owner, a friend of ours, to track down his paperwork.  Nelson was then put over a very nicely bred Beereegan bitch and she produced 3 yellow pups - 2 dogs and 1 bitch. 

One of the boys ultimately became NTL RT Ch Terraway Sargeant Major (Major).  Major's page can be found under "Owned by Others" 

The only bitch in the litter, Sunny came back to Terraway as a 3yo so never trialled.  Instead, she went on to produce some wonderful pups for us and as such, cemented her place in Terraway history as our foundation bitch.

Sunny's first litter was to Reveirter Jet Hawk RRD (Ned) owned by our good friend Leanne O'Sullivan.  This mating resulted in

  • our yellow boy, Terraway Moonshine RRD (Whisky) whose page can be found under "Our Labs".
  • our black girl, Terraway Firebird NRD (Phoenix) who lost her life to snakebite aged just 5yo.  Photos of my beautiful girl can be found in "Dogs of Days Gone By"

Sunny's second litter was then to Gr RT Ch Reveirter Jet Kite (Tike) owned by Noel & Kate Eltringham.  This mating produced 

  • a yellow girl RT Ch Terraway Avalanche (Ski) who is loved, owned & trained by Noel & Kate.  Ski's page can be found in "Owned by Others"  
  • a black boy retained by us, Terraway Total Eclipse NRD.  Jock died aged just 4yo quite tragically.  He is still sorely missed and his photos can be found on the "Dogs of Days Gone By " page
  • a yellow boy Terraway Seek N Find (Gus) who is loved, owned and trained by Julie & Andrew Cowan from Search & Rescue Dogs Australia Inc (SARDA). Gus's page can be seen in "Owned by Others"
  • a yellow girl Terraway Solar Flare TDX CD AD ET (Jazza) who is loved, owned and trained by Yvonne & David Tomkinson from Tasmania.   She has excelled in a variety of canine sports and Jazza's page can be viewed in "Owned by Others"

Sunny's third and last litter was a repeat mating to Leanne O'Sullivan's dog Ned.  Only two pups were produced this time

  • a black boy Terraway Razzamatazz AAD (Razz) who is owned, loved and trialled by Leanne.  Razz's page can be found in "Owned by Others"

All in all, Sunny's time with us has been most remarkable.  She came to us as a wild and unruly 3yo after a fairly rough start, settled into life with us and our dogs, produced some wonderful pups along the way and is now happily aging gracefully.  These days her time is spent either sleeping in the shade or wandering along the channel bank with a dummy in her mouth while all the 'young 'uns' run amok!

Contact Details

Wayne & Teresa Parkinson

Teal Point

[email protected]

Mob 0409 188 626