Like most alpaca breeders we have very unique reasons for owning alpacas. After spending twenty years living in a three bedroom semi in Whitley Bay a move to the heart of Weardale provided the opportunity for us to expand our animal ownership past the existing herd of cats and dogs.
Our first experience with alpacas was like many breeders, a chance encounter in 2015 at a local country show. From that moment we were both hooked and not long after purchased our first four girls from an established and quality breeder in Northumberland. Since then our herd has grown steadily and will no doubt continue to grow over the coming years.
Once bitten by the bug we started showing our animals across the shows in the North of England . This extremely scary jump into the unknown world of alpaca showing has very quickly turned into a very enjoyable experience due to the friendly support received from existing breeders but also the early success we experienced with various honours achieved in the ring.
At Fellside Alpacas we will continue to grow and develop but our core belief is to share the surprising and ultimately satisfying experience these fantastic animals can give, sharing this with as many people as we can who like us back in 2015 hadn't had the pleasure of the alpaca experience!