"About Us"

Hello! We are Vida and Frank Ellis of Locust Grove, Georgia. We live on 26 acres in south Henry County Georgia which is about 45 minutes south of downtown Atlanta.  My husband Frank and I are both retired and spend most of our time caring for and loving our dogs.  He keeps the home fires burning when I am away at dog shows.  It takes 2 to adequately care for and love the dogs if we are to be involved in showing.   I am beginning to show some of my own dogs after attending classes for about a year with Helen Remelayh.  It is a dream  for me to finish a dog from the Bred By Exhibitor class. 

I have been involved in showing and breeding of dogs since the late 1940's as my father showed and bred Cocker Spaniels and I began in what was called "Children's Handling" before you had AKC numbers or had to send in an entry to show in this class.  In my early adult years I was busy raising my children and only had pets which was Dachshounds. 
Our cat Sonic
Morgan with puppy Dolly

Our start in Papillons
Frank with Desiree
About 7 years ago my husband thought we should have a Papillon as he liked their attitude.  I was luckily able to purchase a nice female from Carole Bixier - Pixiedust Jewel of Tallis, a nice female from Bruce & Marie Smith - Tallis AnaMarie of Highwinds.  AnaMarie produced our first homebred Champion with Tallis Beaux of Monarch who is Ch. Tallis Sky Wyndsong Serenade who is owned and loved by Scott & Cheryl Hazen. .  I was entrusted with a beautiful black & white male by Vanessa DeShong who is now Ch. Dawndee H'Breakers Ebony and also a gorgeous sable & white male from Rita Koy who now has 7 points - Majestic Joy World Player.  I very much appreciate these dedicated breeders who entrusted me with these lovely dogs that has started me on a sound breeding program. We have a litter now that is about 14 weeks old from AnaMarie and Ebony.  Look for them at upcoming shows in the winter of 2006.  Most of these Champions have been shown and finished by my friend Karen Crane. 

I continued to attend dog shows from time to time but didn't show until about 5 years ago after purchasing a puppy from Sherrie McGee.  He quickly became Ch. LunLynn's Real Cool Dude and was showed expertly by Karen Crane.  I also purchased a nice female from her Lun Lynn's Sugar Time Gal who did not really like the show scene.  My dear friend Carol Valentine allowed me to breed her to her Ch. Valentine's Rocket Scientist and we were blessed with the puppy who is now Ch. Tallis Rousing Rocket Flare "Norris".  He finished #18 in 2004 and all his points were gotten from the puppy class. 
Our start in Shih Tzu
L-R: Myself and Carol Valentine with Norris at the
Eukanauba dog show in January of 2005

Our first Papillons
The Flemings
The Flemings are my daughter Dawn, husband Jim with daughters Hannah and Morgan.  She and her family are the ones who "dog sit" once a year for us to go on vacation.  Dawn knows every dog by name along with their likes and dislikes.  Becca is my oldest granddaughter who has gone to many dog shows with me as my "kennel help".  She also helps me from time to time with clean up.  Dawn's girls are now 14 and 8 and Becca is 16.    Ana use whatever of these pictures you think would be good.  I don't have any of my grandson who is 21.  Our dogs are definitely a family affair. 

Tallis Papillons and Shih Tzu