Our Breeding Program:
The team behind Terra Incognita:
Sandra & Jaqueline
Our Dogs
About Us
Our kennel is located in the southwest part of Missouri on a 53 acre farm with about six ponds and lots of beautiful woods to wander through.
We have 5 acres fenced around the house with a doggie door that the dogs can go in and out of. We also have about 6 acres fenced in 8 foot chain link separated into 3 large runs which has its own pond and is beautifully filled with trees. It attaches to a large out building with 10 x 10 indoor heated and cooled runs.
Our dogs are an active part of our daily life and all of the dogs have access to the house unless we are gone at a show.

Beside the breeding dogs we also own several rescued dogs, horses, cats, chicken and other critters.
Our Farm:
Sandra Schmidt

Sandra lives in the US for half of the year, the rest she spents in Europe showing dogs. Right now half of our dogs are with her in Italy, the other half is here on the farm.

Sandra is showing and handling Lagotti (and other breeds) professionally in Europe for over 20 years.

She is a dog groomer and trainer and owned her own business for years before focusing on mainly showing dogs. She is the one responsible for keeping our Lagotti looking like Lagotti...

Due to her reputation as a handler/breeder we were able to aquire several very nice dogs to begin our breeding program with. With those dogs we have been campaigning in multiple countries almost every weekend for the last three years. We have been very successful and enjoyed it very much.

Jaqueline Barbieri

Jaqueline has been heavily involved in dogs since she was a child. She is an animal behaviorist, trainer, and worked as a veterinarian technician for 10 years as a surgical technician.
Jaqueline is handling and training dogs since she was eight years old and is breeding for over 15 years. She also is visiting Europe for dog shows about three times a year on average for the last 10 years.

A big passion of her is animal rescue and her greatest pride is that she has rescued as many dogs as she has bred. Jacki is actively involved with rescue and greatly driven to give back to the animal community. She believes it is an ethical responsibility for anyone who is reproducing dogs to do everything they can to provide for needy animals.
On average we have five to ten animals available for adoption here on the farm. Often they are sick, injured or behaviorally challenged. It is a great blessing to be able to do this for animals that need love, and our valueless by societies standards. All life has value even if its only valuable to itself.

Jaqueline is very lucky to have a wonderful husband and two great children who support and help her with all of her endeavors.
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the puppy play yard
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our front yard...
... and a part of our back yard
the outside runs for the adult dogs
One of our six ponds...
some of our animals