After spending the last eleven years of my life in the sport of purebred dogs, my love for it has blossomed into a myriad of opportunities and interests that have kept me busy and helped me to enjoy my life to the fullest every day. I began showing dogs in conformation in 2002, and two years later, through my interest in dogs, I began to also explore web design in order to help better promote and teach people about my own dogs as well as others', their breeding programs, businesses, and everything they've worked so hard to create so that they could share their accomplishments with the rest of the world in a beautiful and creative way.
I understand the importance of presenting something something that a person takes pride in to the world in the best light possible and to its fullest potential so that other people can see things the way that they're envisioned by the people who they are most important to.
I share my life with my six Australian Shepherds and I have handled dogs professionally for other people for the past eleven years - since then I have helped nearly 50 dogs obtain their championship titles, and it is the one thing I enjoy most in life. I have also occasionally bred or co-bred a litter of puppies under the Hightide kennel prefix, which was inspired by my life growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts surrounded by the beautiful oceans, beaches, and beauty of life that comes with that wonderful gift.
In 2010, after I was struck by a different inspiration, I picked up a camera and took an immediate interest in photography - with the help of my boyfriend, Jeffrey Hanlin, I was able to see that it was an amazing and beautiful tool in helping to capture the most genuine beauty of dogs in their best light, and it made all the difference in the world when I began to combine it with my work in web design.
Having seen and experienced the sport from so many different angles, I am constantly thinking about how to improve upon things, to bring out the best in whatever I do, and to show the world that time, dedication, and effort go a long way in every aspect of life. I consider it a great privilege to be able to share the joy of the successes of all the dogs, clients, and friends who come into my life. It is my true passion and always will be.
- Jillayne Karras