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Opdykes Magic Mountain Outrageous

AM Ch Opdykes Magic Mountain Outrageous wins:

  • Back to Best in Utility Groups at Sutherland Show in Sydney
Opdykes Magic Mountain Outrageous  
CH Stiniyasu Eclipse

CH Stiniyasu Eclipse wins:

  • Best Of Breed at Canberra Royal- February 2008
  • Best in Group at Castle Hill Show - 2nd March 2008


Pictured with breeder, handler and caretaker Matina Butcher

Enquiries welcome

Eclips wins Runner Up Best in Show

CH Stiniyasu Eclipse wins Runner Up Best In Show in Sydney on Christmas Eve 2007 (Entry 1500)

CH Stiniyasu Eclipse won Best of Breed NSW Spring Fair 23/11/07 and 24/11/07

Eclipse is a multiple Best In Group winner and is standing at stud - Enquiries welcome


Introducing Jethro
Tai Yaun Call T' Tune

Australian and New Zealand Champion Tai Yuan Call T ' Tune (Imp NZ)

Jethro winning All breeds Best In Kennel Show for for Ladies Kennel Club 2006 at Castle Hill Show Grounds.
One of several of his Best in Show wins including two speciality Best in Show wins.

Australian Champion Stiniyasu Itchy Feet
Australian Champion Berne Gardens Nothing But Trouble (Imp Sweeden)
American, Australian and New Zealand Champion - Stoan's Disney World V Valinta (Imp USA)

Cache Retreat - I'm The Cat's Meow (Imp USA)

Bitch, Smooth Coat

Sire: Am Ch Cache Retreat Little Big Man
Dam: Cache Retreat Panorama



Photo: Dianne Cropper


American and Australian Champion Cache Retreat Encore V New Era (Imp USA)

Male, Rough Coat

Sire: Am Ch Cache Retreat Yearn For Fame
Dam: Am Ch Cache Retreat Best Wishes

Corey is pictured after a four point major in his home statr of Utah

Australian Champion Stiniyasu Highland Park

Bitch, Smooth Coat at 71/2 M0nths

Sire: Cache Retreat Endeavor James (Imp USA) (Deceased)
Dam: Cache Retreat Ultima (Imp USA)

Australian Champion Cache Retreat Ultima (Imp USA)

Bitch, Smooth Coat

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Matina Butcher has successfully imported four Saint Bernards from America including two American Champions.  Her kennel boasts the individual accomplishment of being the first exhibitor to title American imported Saint Bernards in Australia or New Zealand of the rough and smooth coat variety.  She was also the first exhibitor to successfully gain the title of Australian Champion on a Swedish Import in Australia, Aust. Ch. Bernegardens Nothing But Trouble (imp Swe), handling this dog to multiple Best in Show winning under two different American Specialist judges.
Matina’s most recent successful milestone was the importation, handling and titling of Am/Aust/NZ Ch. Stoan’s Disney World V. Valinta (imp USA).  This dog remains the most titled Saint Bernard ever to be shown in the Southern Hemisphere, also boasting multiple Best in Show All Breeds and Specialty status.
Stiniyasu Saint Bernards has an impressive record of over thirty homebred Australian Champions, including overseas Champions, with many more to follow in the coming years.  One of the most notable Stiniyasu Champions being the home bred Aust. Ch. Stiniyasu Itchy Feet.  His performance at Saint Bernard Specialty Shows has been outstanding despite being sparingly shown

Matina has judged in most states and territories of Australia at All Breeds shows as a licensed Utility Judge (Australia) as well as judging internationally, awarding Challenge Certificates for all breeds in The Utility Group (Australia), in New Zealand and South Africa at an All Breeds level with a forthcoming appointment including an All Breeds Show for The Pullyallup Valley Dog Fanciers in Washington, USA. At this appointment Mrs. Butcher has been approved to award Championship Points to the following breeds: - Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Boxers, Bullmastiffs, Doberman Pinschers, Giant Schnauzers, Great Pyrenees, Mastiffs, Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, Rottweilers, St. Bernards, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, and Standard Schnauzers.

Her judging experience to date includes the following: -
Belconnen All Breeds Kennel Club *(ACT)      January 1997                Utility Group
Albion Park Kennel Club *(NSW)                   September 1997           Utility Group
Ladies Kennel Club (New Zealand)                  April 1998                    Utility Group
Wollondilly All Breeds K.C.*(NSW)                June 1998                    A-D and Gp Specials.
Sunshine Kennel Association     *(VIC)             August 1998                 Utility Group      
Manly & Dist. All Breeds KC *(NSW)            January 1999                Utility E-Z
Eastern Dist KC (South Africa)             April 1999                    Utility Group
Shepparton Dist. Kennel Club *(VIC)  May 1999                    Utility Group
Bulahdelah Show Society *(NSW)                   November 1999           Utility Group
Canine Fanciers Kennel Club *(SA)                 December 1999           Utility Group
Brisbane Valley Kennel Club *(QLD)   May 2000                    Utility Group
Belconnen All Breeds K.C *(ACT)                  January 2000                Non Sporting Group

Matina has also successfully passed her Non Sporting Group and is licensed to awards Challenge Certificates in this Group in NSW.

On an administrative level, Matina has held position as President of The Saint Bernard Club Inc. for three consecutive years and has been on the executive committee since 1983.  She has also held current membership of The American Saint Bernard Club since 1988.  She is the approved lecturer of Saint Bernards For the Royal NSW Canine Council Judges Training Scheme and has held this position for the past five years. 

Whilst still finding time for her young family, Matina holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree, which she attained through the University of Sydney, and is kept busy running her own successful Pharmacy, which she has owned with her husband for 14 years.

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