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We're proud of our long history of champions!



  • SHD's Cheyenne of the Hobbitry placed Best Opposite of Show at the Michigan FerretQuest Show in 1997

  • SHD's Apache Ghost Dancer of The Hobbitry won Best of Show in Kit Class at the 1998 Michigan Ferret Renaissance show

  • SHD's Dragon's Breath won Best Breeder at the Ferret Extravaganza 1999 and Best of Show in Breeder at the 1999 Michigan Ferret Renaissance show

  • SHD's Gisborne's Zen won Best of Show in Breeder Class at the Ferret Extravaganza 2000

  • SHD's Zorro of S & J Critters won Best of Show in Alter at Ferret Extravaganza 2000

  • In March 2001, SHD's Gisborne's Zen (Gizzie J.) was awarded American Ferret Association's HIGHEST AWARD - FERRET OF THE YEAR for 2000, and in Aug 2001 she went AFA Championship Gold Level

  • SHD's Dallas of The Hobbitry won the Best in Alter at the AFA Spring show in York, PA in March 2002

  • Sundowner's Pinot Noir has received several 1st places including two at the Baltimore show in 2004

  • SHD's Cassis Bordeaux got a Best in Show at the Fandango in May 2005 and a Best Opposite at the AFA Winter Nationals Dec 2005

AFA Ferret of the Year

To receive Ferret of the Year, a ferret must be shown in at least four AFA-sanctioned shows in a given year in that particular class. In Title Classes, ferrets are judged by structure, maintenance, and disposition. The ferret that does overall best in points and placement is awarded the Ferret of the Year in that class.

SHD's Gizborne's Zen

AFA's 1st Ferret of the Year 2000

(combined title classes)

Sire: ND's Gisborne's Gold of SHD

Dam: DT's Zinfandel of SHD

SHD's WolfBurn

Breeder Ferret of the Year 2019

Sire: FSF's Polar Vortex

Dam: SHD's LadyBurn

SHD's MerryMaker's Gingerbread Stout

Breeder Ferret of the Year 2015

Sire: SHD's Ranga Ginja Beer

Dam: SHD's Spiced Black Chai

SHD's Drawn and Portered

Adolescent of the Year 2014

Sire: SHD's Brown Stoat Stout

Dam: SHD's Nutty Irish (Wo)Man (Hazelnut)

Owned by Elizabeth Adams

SHD's OlviTumma

Alter of the Year 2013

Sire: SHD's Schwartzbier

Dam: SHD's Minnie Pearl

Owned by Elizabeth Adams

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Color • X/X/XX • Pedigree


AFA Specialty of the Year

For Specialty Ferret of the Year, the ferret that consistently places highest in that particular specialty class wins Specialty Ferret of the Year. Specialty is judged mainly by coat color.

AFA Best in Show,
Best Opposite, & First Place

Best in Show is awarded at each show. Best Opposite is awarded to a ferret of the opposite sex as the ferret who won Best in Show. I can't begin to post all the pictures and many of them don't have professional photos. But I'm proud of all their accomplishments. Many of them are gone but not forgotten.

Ferret Friends

More of my beloved fur kids, who may be gone but are never forgotten.

Our Founding Ferrets

These two started it all!

UI's Nickel
UI's Kodiak Bear
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