Simnikan German Shepherds

Who Can? Simnikan!


Whether you have arrived at our website as a German Shepherd Dog enthusiast or someone who is new to the German Shepherd dog breed - welcome to the Simnikan German Shepherd Kennels website. Simnikan is a breeder of German Shepherd dogs situated in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Established over 40 years ago by Carl and Jo Pennells, Simnikan has a track record of quality breeding, having produced numerous winners in Breed and Obedience competitions. The kennel name is derived from the couple’s three daughters (Simône, Nicole and Candi). Simône and her husband Trevor Masters are key role players in the kennel and have recently imported a top producing Dam from Germany to strengthen their established blood lines. The passion for the breed has continued into the third generation of family with the Masters’ twin daughters Tagan and Tanika actively involved in the kennel.

The Simnikan philosophy centers on the betterment of the Breed, drawing strongly on the German Shepherd Federation’s Guidelines for breeding. Simnikan also believes in a holistic approach to producing German Shepherd Dogs of good character, courage and temperament, balanced with anatomically correct physique and strength.

Simnikan GSDs are bred according to the rules and guidelines of the German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa

Simnikan Kennels are members of the Algoa Bay German Shepherd Club in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Our breeding ethic

Our focus on promoting the breed

Eisch of Simnikan Jnr Vice Sieger Class 8 (SA NBS) 2011

Kennel Group presentation - SA Nationals 2011 - 4th place

We are very proud of the results achieved by our kennel. 2010 and 2011 saw Simnikan German Shepherds win numerous top places in Club and National breed competitions. A large number of Simnikan dogs also obtained endurance and obedience  qualifications.  The hard work by our Simnikan bred German Shepherd dogs has paid off  with some impressive results. Listed are some of the  achievements of 2010 and 2011:

· 1st place –  Breed Kennel in South Africa—2011

· 1st place - Breed Dam in South Afriica—2011 (Oscha von Bleichtal)

· 4th place—Kennel Groups—South African National Championships  - 2011

· Jnr Vice Sieger 18-24 Months—South African National Championships  - 2011 (Eisch of Simnikan)

· 4 protection work awards—SA National  Championships (2010 and 2011)

· First Long Coat to achieve a “V” show grading and Breed Survey (Kork1) in South Africa—2011 (Collosus of Simnikan)

Our track record

Simnikan Kennels have achieved the Platinum Breeders award from the German Shepherd Dog Federation of South Africa

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