Amber Higgins was raised in the S.F. bay area
and her love of animals led to spending most of her
life caring for pets professionally.
For over thirty years, she offered pet services
in different areas of the country.
This has given her a wide variety of knowledge
about different methods of dog handling, grooming,
training, animal care and emergency response skills.
Honolulu Hawaii,1976-1979 (age 17-20)
Amber’s passion for animals led to Alii Kennels,inc.
A large top winning show/breeding/broading kennel
100 Champion AKC Show Poodles, Lasha Alpso,
Italian Greyhounds and German Shepherds.
The kennel operated two Honolulu high volume
grooming salons and offered boarding, obedience
classes and pups.
Amber was trained by one of the owners in kennel
management of 50 to 100 animals.
Along with breeding, whelping, and raising
champion AKC puppies and preparing for show by
daily grooming to maintained 10 -15 active show
animals, mostly poodles.
Amber was also was taught and assisted with
obedience classes to public, and eventually conformation
handling and training, plus she handled in the show ring and managed kennel when the owners were away.
Thanks to Louis at Alli Kennels for such a great start!
San Francisco Bay Area, 1979-1981 at age 20,
Amber returned to the SF bay area,and worked for
about 9 months at Broadway Vet Clinic as Vet assistant
to 4 veterinarians.
She handled vaccinations, exams, x-ray, dental, and whelping.
She was in care of care of the pets in the infectious diseased
pet kennel unit which was the highly quarantined area of the hospital.
Amber has always shown a deep interested in health.
1981 Dallas Texas:
Amber worked at Junes Grooming Salons.
June was trained in Burbank, Ca grooming school.
June had very high standards and 2 high volume
salons with 2 to 5 groomers. Amber was taught most
of her pet styles here.
Amber devoted more of her time to operating
T.A.’s Kennels, which was home based.
T.A.’s American Pit Bull Terriers were
bred and raised for 5 generations over 10 years
by Amber Higgins.
Foundation Bloodlines included direct grandson of
Plumber’s Alligator, and line bred Colby-Heinzel
American Pit Bull Terriers plus Hammonds and Sorrel bloodlines.