Peter Maniate, Breeder
In 1977 Peter Maniate and his late wife, Maribeth, started breeding Canada’s giant native dog at their first home on Hannibal Road in Burlington, Ontario. Subsequently the breeding operation was moved to Mississauga in 1980, to Little Britain in 1989 and finally to Lindsay, Ontario in 2005.
An avid writer, Peter has been writing a bi-monthly column on dog carting since 1979 for the Newf News. These columns have been re-printed in other dog magazines around the world. Peter also wrote two feature articles for Dogs in Canada magazine along with a regular column on Newfoundland dogs from 1996 to the final issue of the magazine in December, 2011. The column on Newfoundland dogs entitled Breedlines is currently being published in the Newf News.
- Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada (life member, past president)
- Canadian Kennel Club (life member, draft dog test judge)
- South Eastern Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada (founding member)
- Central Ontario Newfoundland Dog Club
- Newfoundland Club of America
- Victoria County Kennel Club
- Newf Rescue Canada
- Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue
To maintain the sweet disposition that is the hallmark of the Newfoundland Dog. To produce sound, long living dogs, free of major genetic faults, that are capable of performing the traditional work of the breed as draft dogs, water rescue dogs and as companions and protectors of children. To produce litters such that each and every dog is in reasonable conformity with the breed standard of the Canadian Kennel Club.
Hannibal Kennels has received many honours since its inception over thirty years ago. The most prestigious honour was having Hannibal’s Col. Freeman chosen as the model for a 1988 Canada commemorative postage stamp honouring the Newfoundland breed. Go to Freeman’s tribute →
In 2003, Hannibal’s Christmas Belle, was chosen as the cover model for the August 2003 issue of Dogs in Canada magazine. In addition, Belle was the sixth oldest nominee for the Newfoundland Club of America’s Oldest Living Newfoundland award for 2011 and the only Canadian Newf so honoured. Go to Belle’s tribute →
On April 22, 2004, Hannibal’s Angel Bear (Grace) received the the Newfoundland Club of America Heroic Newf Award after saving seven year old Amiya from drowning the year before. Grace had never had any rescue training; she simply knew instinctively what to do when the time came. Go to Grace’s tribute →