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Welcome to Meisterhaus of Louisville, KY

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle


The Meisterhaus story began back in 1978 with Alaskan Malamutes from one of the top breeders in the US.

Tad showed in Junior Showmanship and finished several Malamutes and Shih Tzuís. Along the way he has shown Pekinese, Yorkshire Terriers, and Brussels Griffons of some of the most well-known breeders in the US.

In addition to the fore mentioned, Tad has shown many other working, toy, non-sporting and hound breeds over his many years in the sport of dogs.

Tad left the sport of purebred dogs to attend college and begin his career in 1989 as a business owner. When the decision was made to start breeding and showing again, Tad chose Rottweilers. He was fortunate enough to meet many wonderful breeders and garner great success in the Rottweiler breed.

During those years in Rottweilers, he found two other breeds that he would later become deeply involved in and enjoy for many years to come. Those two breeds are Basenjis and Whippets.

In 2001, Tad and Joseph met and though Joseph is not as visible in the show ring, he enjoys caring for and loving our family of canines. Their happiness and love carry through to each and every puppy produced at Meisterhaus.

Over the years, Meisterhaus has bred top winning and top producing Basenjis and Whippets in US, Japan and other countries throughout the world.

Our goal is to produce sound animals that are competitive in the ring, on the field and also to be the very best family companions.

Tad in 1977

Tad in 1978

Tad in 1980

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We are proud to be members of the following Code of Ethics clubs :
American Whippet Club (AWC)     Basenji Club of America (BCOA)     Louisville Kennel Club (LKC)

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