DARLENE STUEDEMANN

House of Beauty Bulldogs

 

  

    

Darlene Stuedemann lives in Clinton, Iowa and started showing bulldogs in the early 1970’s.  Her kennel name is “The House of Beauty Bulldogs”.  Nearly all of her dogs have had the “Beauties” prefix.

When we first started looking for a pet bulldog, Darlene’s name was on the list given to us by Cliff & Joan Jacoby, who also happened to be Darlene’s original mentors.  You can imagine Michael’s surprise when he saw that Darlene lived in the town next to his hometown.  All this time growing up, wanting a bulldog, and none other than Darlene Stuedemann living 10 miles from your parent’s house.  When we called Darlene the first time, she did not have a pet bulldog for us, but once she learned Michael was from the town across the river, she invited us over the next time we came home to visit Michael’s parents.  Needless to say, we went to visit Michael’s parents that weekend and many many weekends after that.  We visited Michael’s parents more in those next three months that we did the prior three years.  We always enjoyed our visits with Darlene and Walter when we went home.

Darlene invited us to go watch a show with her.  Although not interested in showing at the time, we went with Darlene to the show to watch her and Amos and to see the other bulldogs..  We had a great time, at that first show, and soon we were going to several shows to watch Darlene and Amos.  Soon, we were hooked, and decided we wanted to get our first show dog.  Darlene helped us to get Harley.

Darlene has finished over 75 homebred champions.  What is remarkable is that she has done this with a very small kennel.  She has never had very many dogs at one time over the years.  She has been very successful with her selective breedings and line breedings.  Her dogs have mostly been standard sized…one of several things her line is known for.

Darlene is an AKC licensed judge for Bulldogs and several other Non-sporting breeds.  She absolutely loves judging.  Darlene has one of the most impressive collection of bulldog memorabilia in the country.  Darlene has served in various offices at the National level and Divisional level.  She is currently a Councilor for Division VI.

Somebody was watching over us when they allowed Darlene to come into our lives.  She has been a wonderful mentor and friend.  We feel lucky to have her as a mentor.  In addition to mentoring us, Darlene mentored Dara.  We feel it is kind of special that Cliff & Joan Jacoby  had mentored Darlene, who mentored Dara, and now all are mentoring us…all those years of experience to learn from...three generations of mentors.

 

TO DARLENE:   THANKS FOR GETTING US INTO BULLDOGS, FOR WATCHING OVER US AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE DONE FOR US.   YOU TRULY ARE A GOD-SEND TO US.

 

 

 

 

 

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