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Welcome to Our Web Site!

Hi! We're Jack and Maryann Szalka and this is our Web site! We live in southeastern Michigan and  have  Bearded Collies.

In February of 2011, the American Kennel Club invited us to join the AKC Breeders of Merit program. Members must meet the following criteria:

  • Having a history of at least five years involvement with AKC events
  • Earned at least four conformation, performance or companion event titles on dogs they bred/co-bred
  • Be a member of an AKC club
  • Certify that applicable health screens on are performed on sire and dam as recommended by their breed's Parent Club
  • Demonstration of commitment to the AKC registering 100% of the puppies produced

We love to do things with our dogs, including: conformation, agility, obedience,  rally, herding and a lot of grooming! Come visit our News page to catch up on all the breaking news "After Dark!"

Maryann offers her artwork for sale and has written a series of articles on the subject of canine health.

Enjoy your visit to our Web site! Come see our Beardies, and be sure to let us know if you have any questions.

Lots of wonderful things have been happening "After Dark". Be sure to click on the NEWS button for the latest and greatest breaking news!

We're going green "After Dark!" Visit our Special Interests page to see what we do with dog hair!