About Us

PACEAWAY began in 1967 with the purchase of a Dalmatian Bitch. Ch Mornington Marelle.

With a love of horses it was only natural that Fran continue this affiliation by adding a Coaching Dog to the menagerie.

Marelle was successfully shown to her title winning Challenge Bitch at Adelaide Royal in 1969. Our first “A” litter produced 3 champions in Adam Amos, Aladdin (Both Best in Show winners) and Arabesque (Group winner at Adelaide Royal).

We were then hooked and have competed in the world of Dog Shows ever since. A liver bitch Ch Checkerboard Debra joined the kennel in 1974 and later produced Ch Paceaway Nutcracker and Niccolite (Both these liver dogs still appear in many pedigrees today).

Lowchens joined the kennel in 1985 after Fran was smitten by the character of these wonderful little lions. Bozo (Ch Coxnco Hi Falutin) and Luvkin (Ch Coxnco Justa Luvkin) produced several champions under the PACEAWAY prefix.

Spots needed to be added so two parti colours from NZ were imported Ch Ardgowan Panache and Ch Ardgowan Cracker Jack. Pandy was the Dam of Ch Paceaway Gremlin who appears in the pedigees of top Lowchens in NZ, Scandinavia and Europe as well as Australia.

Fran is now an International All Breeds Dog Judge licenced by the Australian National Kennel Council to judge All Groups and Best in Show. She has judged in Canada, US, The Phillipines, Indonesia ,Sweden , India, China , both Islands of NZ and All states in Australia.

PACEAWAY has produced over 200 Champions and 40 Supreme Champions and together with the Dalmatians and Lowchens we have owned or titled several other breeds including Smooth Fox Terrier, English Setter, Saluki, Shetland Sheepdog, Bearded Collie and Boxers.

Fran takes a keen interest in the National Judges Training Scheme and is an accredited examiner within the judges training programme. A Foundation member of the Dalmatian Club of South Australia, Fran is currently a member of the Dalmatian Association of Qld.

PACEAWAY has a remarkable Breeding Record with over 200 Champions and 50 Grand Champions and 40 SUPREME Grand Champions to date in Australia.

Quality puppies and Show dogs have been exported all over the world with Champions being produced in New Zealand, United States , Canada, Japan, The Phillipines and Malaysia.

Fran owned Kismet a picturesque Kennel and Cattery situated only minutes from the heart of Brisbane.This facility had been the Home for Paceaway since 1985.

Fran has moved to ROSEMOUNT FARM the new Country home for the PACEAWAY. Rosemount Farm is an 80 Acre rural property located just outside the small township of Rosewood in Brisbane’s west.This purpose built facility allows for the growth and development of Quality PET Puppies and Show dogs. It is here that the dedication for breeding quality Dalmatians and Lowchens continues.

PACEAWAY has been ADVANCE AUSTRALIA’S TOP Breeder of Show Dogs, ALL BREEDS 2008, 2009(RU), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

PACEAWAY also has available current show dogs for sale and trained and socialised ex Show dogs for rehoming.

Enquiries for quality pets and professional show dogs are always welcome.

Fran Darling

PACEAWAY – Not just a name: A team of success!