Dr Hilary du Cros (breeder) is a long-time pekingese owner, who started showing pekes when she was 10 years old. Her father had pekes before her (see below). Dr du Cros made up several champions (including Chung Shui Crown Prince) under her mother's name before turning 16 and later registered Zhen Kennels under her own name in 1998 in Melbourne. A year later she moved with the dogs to Hong Kong for work. Then she later branched out to the United States, and with the help of Betty Claire Peacock (see below), made up over six champions.
Zhen Kennel's current focus is on black and tans, blacks, creams and heritage colours. Recently, the dogs were featured in a social media video introducing an ABC Radio National podcast on the history of the Pekingese. It was part of the popular series "Stuff the British Stole" with Marc Fennell. All our current dogs are included in the video: https://fb.watch/2fMBd-JX9v/