Elizabeth Brinkley established Dante Kennels in 1974 after being involved in the sport of purebred dogs since childhood. Starting out as a 4-H kid showing the family pet in obedience more than 49 years ago, she has been a Shetland Sheepdog breeder-owner-handler ever since.
Elizabeth is an AKC Breeder Of Merit who shows at major shows including Westminster Kennel Club. Her female Belgian Tervuran is currently the #6 nationally ranked Owner-handled Tervuran.
With her MFA in Theatre, Elizabeth went back to school to work on her 5th degree as a paralegal. She is currently legislative liaison to Central VA SSC, Delegate to the VA Federation for CVSSC, and member of Albemarle KC and NAIA.