About Us


Xenia and Peter, pictured above, at Henley Beach, a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia. Adelaide enjoys a Mediterranean style climate and has beautiful beaches with lots of nice cafes and eating places along its suburban coast. Dog laws in South Australia permit dogs, under control, to be walked on the beach at certain times and so enjoy all the fun of seaside living.

At Paxterr, we pride ourselves on producing healthy, well adjusted puppies. To that end we carry out a range of tests on our "breeding stock" including DNA profile, eye, thryoid and kidney tests as well as patella check to guard against "sub-luxating patellas" which have proved to be a problem with a number of Aussie Terriers in recent years and can be an expensive condition to rectify.

Paxterr Kennels is named after Peter and Xenia Oswald who live at Flinders Park, an inner Western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia

Peter has been a dog owner all his life and could not imagine life without a dog. However he has only become a dog exhibitor and breeder in recent years. Peter's interest in Australian Terriers began in his childhood but his first pedigree Australian Terrier, "Edeeree Toby" did not come into his life until 1974. After owning several pedigree Aussies, Peter decided he would like to become more involved in the breed and fulfill a lifetime ambition to breed Australian Terriers. Consequently he and his youngest son, Jimmy, drove from Adelaide to Wellington near Dubbo, NSW in December 2004 and came back with Laspapamas Amber Princess who, as "Sissi", quickly earned a place in the hearts of all the Oswald family.

Peter campaigned Sissi to her title and later, due to the kindness of Mrs Margaret Anderson of Laspamas Kennels in Wellington, NSW,  acquired a male Aussie, Laspamas Native Warrior aka "Kofi". Kofi has also subsequently gained both his Australian Championship and, in 2014, his Neutered Championship title. Sissi now lives in Geraldton, WA, with his daughter, Anne-Marie. Kofi lives in Adelaide with Peter. In 2013 our canine family was increased with the addition of Laspamas Zipping Loose, aka Lucy. Lucy gained her Championship title in 2014 and had litters of pups, 7 each time in May 2015 and January 2017. Two of the pups from the last litter, sired by American Grand Champion, Dunham Lake Unanimous Decision, aka Jake, have stayed with us and are currently being shown to their titles. We have been greatly encouraged by their early successes in the Show Ring under International Judges.