About Margaret

As well as being a member of several clubs, Margaret Zacher has also held various positions, such as Event secretary, Treasurer, Event superintendent, etc. She regularly does fund raising for several national clubs in Alberta and Canada National Clubs. In 2015 Margaret was awarded CKC Master Breeder.

During her undoggy life, she has been employed full time since 1974 at The Brick, retiring in 2009. Margaret and her Husband (Glen) have been actively involved in building their business, McGuire Financial, since 2003. Because of her busy schedule, she keeps her numbers down to only 4 to 6 at a time, and only a litter every few years.

She can be seen regularly exhibiting in conformation or performance, as well as helping her event secretary friends, or helping out clubs wherever possible in Alberta and BC. In the past several years she has had the pleasure to exhibit several other breeds, besides her own.

Margaret has the privilege to work with several great breeders and want to thank each and everyone for their contribution, whether it be in sharing their dogs, or just sharing their friendship. Norma Jeanne Pohl (Leith – Canmore Alberta), Kim McKay (Arkeno – Calgary Alberta), Yvonne Halkow (Willowglyn – Gwynne Alberta) and Barb Shelby (Prairiemist – Wetaskiwin Alberta)

With the purchased of her first foundation bitch “Magic” Ch Maplehaven’s Magic Morning, CDX (HIT) ROMC. See CSSA-Dec 1999-Newsletter for a tribute to Magic. Magic was bred only 4 times and her offspring are continuing to win in both rings as well as her grandchildren. Her influence can be seen in Alberta, Canada and US. Ladymagic accomplished Perm Reg’d status in very short order, in it’s first 3 litters.

She received your first Papillon from the world famous ARKENO Kennels – Calgary Alberta. BIS/BISS Am Can GCh Arkeno’s Scheme A Dream, RN CGN. Schemer was a one in a million girl, winning not only in the breed ring (#1 Female #2 Papillon for 5 yrs straight) but in the whelping box as well. In only 4 litters she is the dam of 14 Can Ch and 4 Am Ch – her son’s have been the #1 Papillon in Canada – BIS/BISS Am/Can Ch Arkeno Everybodz Talking (2006-2007) and BIS/BISS Am/Can GCh Arkeno Watch Closely Now CGN (2011 and #7 Toy), also – Grandson BIS/BISS Ch Freespirit I Kid U Not Arkeno (2009-2010). Margaret would like to thank Kim McKay and Murray Berg (Arkeno Kennels – Calgary Alberta) for being great mentors and friends.

Our first Japanese Spaniel (Chin) Ch Xclusive Cold As Ice. In 2010 we purchased a red male from the Touche Kennel. Max – Ch Touche Arkeno Ladymagic Calienta was the #1 Chin in Canada for 2011.