Penny Lewis has been an active member in the world of dogs for now 40 years along with her mother Donna Lewis of Donayne Reg'd Shelties and Papillions. Penny started out as a Pee Wee handler in 1976 winning her first ribbon and the rest is history. Penny retired from Junior Handling at age of 16 after winning Top Junior Handler many years in a row in Saskatchewan and she started showing dogs for others, judging and teaching Junior Handling. Pennys first purbred dog once moving out on her own was her Doberman Ch. Jagermeisters The Race Is On "Sawyer Brown". Penny and Sawyer did more then just conformation they also were part of the Flyball racing team KAOS Dogsports in Regina. In 2002 Penny went full time into Professional Handling after putting in her time working with many sucessful All Breed handlers and raising her children Jessica now 24(Top Sask Jr Handler 2004(Wenrick Sportsmanship Winner), 05,06 and now instructing Junior Handling Bootcamps or private lessons) and Brett now 21. She has shown many breeds of dogs to top standings in their breed and Groups. Winning many Best In Shows, Puppy Shows, Specialties and finishing many to their Canadian and american championships. In 2004 Penny purchased her first whippet MBIS BISS Ch. Brushwood She B Smokin "Billi" and started into another journey of being a Breeder Owner Handler. Penny and Billi went on to be number 1 Whippet and placing in Top 10 Hounds in 2005, 2006 and 2008. In 2007 Penny Bred her first litter and Bretica Whippets came alive. From this first litter produced 2 Canadian Best In Show winners(one finishing at 8 months of age, first Bretica Ch. Breeder owner handled with an All Breed Best In Show/Puppy Show from the classes) and 1 American Best In Show winner. Since then Bretica Whippets have been Pennys pride and joy travelling all over the country. Bretica whippets has grown to be a part of some amazing wins in Canada, USA, Korea and China. One of Pennys highlights were winning Winners Bitch from the Bred By Class, Best Of Winners and Best Bred By in 2014 at The American Whippet National held in Baltimore, Maryland. with 8 month old BIS MBPIS Ch. Bretica Brushwood Evil Affair. Evil finished off 2014 as Top All Breed Puppy In Canada with 28 Best Puppy In Shows, 1 Best In Show(Her last day as a puppy) and multiple Group wins. In 2013 Penny was voted by her peers to win the highly recognized Sportsmanship Award through out Canada. An award that is at the top of her list...nothing can beat that. Penny's next goal in this dogworld is to start her judges licence once she can retire from what she loves.... ALL BREED HANDLING.
Penny loves to give back to this sport, have fun and help everyone as best she can so Pennys Bootcamp was thought of many years ago doing a few here and there and was a big hit with many. 2016 Penny decided this was the year to get out there more and give back by helping everyone enjoy this sport as much as she does. Pennys Bootcamp isnt your normal seminar ....its no holding back BOOTCAMP and meant for newbies or experienced :)