Oakway German Shepherds,Cairn Terriers,Welsh Pembroke Corgi's 

New Zealand

When producing runs in the family - the future looks grand...


Oakway German Shepherds was founded in 1981 by Patricia Halliwell. 

Over the past  thirty seven years Trish, Renee and Lenore have established Oakway Kennels as one of the most competitive German Shepherd Kennels in New Zealand.  


We strive to breed German Shepherd Dogs of high anatomic value, that are sound in body, mind and spirit. 


We have established a type throughout our kennel which can be recognized.


First and foremost our dogs are not just show dogs, but members of our family.


Oakway German Shepherds has been awarded the Silver and Bronze Medal's by the The German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia Inc. for over 31 X-rayed animals passing their Hip and Elbow Displasia Scheme('A'and 'Z' Stamp).


Our achievements to date are:


*** 1 NZ Grand Champion***

*** 24 NZ Champion's***
*** 21 Individual Gold Medalist***
*** 20 Individual Best In Show or Reserve In Show***
*** 50 + Individual Excellent Graded Animals***

*** 9 Australasian GS National Medal Winners***
*** Numerous Class & In Show winners at  Specialist & All Breed Shows***


We strive to breed German Shepherds of high anatomical construction, which are also sound in temperament and true loyal and noble German Shepherd Dogs. 


Lenore got her first Cairn Terrier in 2008 a lovely girl named Mindy. In 2015 Marni joined Oakway to become the first show Cairn. Cairn Terrier's are a courageous breed with a mind of their own. We look forward to the future with this exciting breed.


In 2018 Renee welcomes Sophie the Pembrook Welsh Corgi to Oakway. Sophie comes from Dywnella lines, having breed some of the best Pembrooks  in the World. Renee is looking forward to the fun she will have with this litter gem.


Pictured is Lilly - NZ CH Oakway Bossy Boots - Multi Specialist Gold Medal and Best In Show Winner - 2015 National German Shepherd Dog Gold Medal Winner