Tanya's interest in dogs began already in her childhood – her aunt bred Pomeranians. In Tanya's childhood home lived for example a Miniature Pinscher and a salt and pepper Schnauzer from kennel Mihan. The Pomeranian became however Tanya's breed. She breeds them under the kennel name Stranger's. She has also bred Pekingese and one litter Norwich Terriers. When Tanya got married to Harto, kennel name Sassatowns, along with him moved also Australian Terriers, Scottish Deerhounds, Shar Peis and Poodles. Tanya became a dog show judge in 1991 and in 2013 she was authorised to judge all breeds. She has also served in several positions of trust, such as show instructor and a member of the working committee in her kennel district, as well as the editor of the breed club magazines for Australian Terriers and Pekingese.