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Our family live in the middle parts of Sweden. We have approximately 1 1/2 hours drive to Stockholm. We live out in the countryside and have 7 km to the nearest city, Avesta. Sonny works as technician and Lilleba as a midwife. We have five children. Tobias and Gabriella that have moved out to own apartments, Lina, our twins; Samuel and Zakarias are still living at home.

Animals, especially dogs, cats and horses have always been a big part of our lives. Since our childhood we have been surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, etc. so our interest in dogs has it’s natural causes. This interest has taken us from beginners to breeders and the journey has contained a lot of knowledge that we hopefully can transform in our breeding. Probably as any other breeder we try to combine all parts that make a really good Belgian, i.e. healthy, strong mentality, good over all construction, good working ability and of course type. In our effort to produce that kind of dogs we combine our experience with a 10-item program, please feel free to take part of it under “our goal”. For us this way is an optimal way of breeding dogs, i.e. looking into the family structure of a male/female as much as possible. Only looking into phenotype and results probably takes a lot of good dogs from a possible breeding career, which in the end also narrows the gene pole. Although, in the end you have to take +/- of each dog and make your own choice, and you can't always and in every single decision be categorically regarding a detail of a specific dog. The possible breeding-career for a dog have to be based at the knowledge of the general impression of that dog and + /– in the breed.

Besides our breeding, Sonny is a dog show judge, mental describer, instructor and official/functionary at working trials. Lilleba is a ring steward and official/functionary at mental tests. Since the middle of the 80's Sonny has been in all kinds of committee's, e.g. Swedish breed club for belgians, local working dog clubs and local K.K. All in all, this means that both of us have a lot of assignments every year.

Our children have of course their own interests; Lina is a huge fan of cats, horses, movies and music. In the winter Samuel and Zakarias are involved in table-tennis and swim-training and that means a lot of driving. In summer the boys play football in one of the local clubs in Avesta, and as an old football player Sonny has taken the roll as their trainer. Both boys have also started with playing, Samuel the trumpet and Zakarias the saxophone, in the future we are looking forward to some enjoyable music moments ; ))


History

The history of our Kennel goes back to 1969 when Lilleba as a young girl bought her first dog, Obd.ch., Nuch, Fin.ch. Femando's Loretto, which was a Groenendael male. He was out of Prince Du Tic A Madame and Femandos Imperatrice. The breeder of Loretto was Ann-Marie Heideström and she was one of the first breeders of belgians in Sweden. Lilleba went to shows and competed in obedience with Loretto. 6 years later Lilleba couldn't resist the chance of a female, so she bought Nuch Lamaras Bintzi from
Arve Larsen, Bintzi was out of Eros Of Nocturno and Hera Of Nocturno. 1980 Bintzi was mated with Nuch Thundercloud Of Nocturno In that litter Lilleba kept Labiche, 14 years old Labiche passed away 1994. In 1992 Lilleba bought Nuch, Dkuch A-Te-Ell's Monsieur Bacchus from Anders and Carin Lyrholm. Baccus has been a successful dog, both in shows and as a stud dog.

Sonny came into belgians in 1982, when he bought a Tervueren female Such, Korad Foxfire Femme-Qualité from Ulla-Carin Totney (Kennel Foxfire). His interest for working and shows came early, and it meant that a lot of time was spent as well at the local working dog club as at shows. Some years later Foxfire Femme-Qualité became the foundation-bitch of our kennel and in February 1985 our first litter was born. In the time between when the Femme-Qalité came to us until the first litter two more dogs arrived, Such Fannyhill’s Agnes-Sorel and Nord.Ch, Korad Emser.

Since 1985 we regulary breed belgians, as anyone can understand some of them have had more of a positive impact on our breeding. The dogs that we more or less can summary in our breed and that we mean have meant that little extra for our kennel is:

Nord.Ch Korad Emser.
Korad Foxfire Marion of the Belgian Joke.
Dk.Ch, N.Ch. A-Te-Ell's Monsieur Bacchus
Dk.Ch. Thinice Mirage.
Swe.Ch, Fin.Ch. Urd of the Two.
Korad Thinice Raphael.

For the future of our breeding we have big hopes for:

Dk.Ch. Nord.W.-03 Onatop Milli
Korad Salambo du Baiser Orageux
Korad Thinice Urd-Two
Korad, BH Thinice Ulixes
Red Goblins Alope


Our goals and our 10-item program

As we already have stated, our goals are Belgians that are healthy, mentally strong, good workability, typical and have a good over all construction, shortly the all-round dog that we think the Belgian Shepherd is meant to be. In order to fulfil our goals we have put a 10-item program together, as you can see our
10-item program is put together down below. The program doesn’t give us a guarantee for success but it’s our believes and hope that the program will help us fulfil our goals.

1. Active selection among the presumptive young males and females that we plan to breed.

2. All our own dogs should have hips, elbows, eyes clear and of course have a sound and as healthy background as possible.

3. All our own dogs should have been mental descript (MH) and done the mental test (MT) before we breed them.

4. Importing of dogs and mating our dogs abroad broadens the gene pole which is a contribute to our self and the breed.

5. To breed as much as possible with inbreed-coefficient that are 3% or lower.

6. When choosing males we don’t go “mainstream” which of course broadens the gene pole.

7. Before delivery of each puppy we “work” active with our puppies, ex. handling, new sounds and objects, go with the puppies in the car, take the puppies to new and “puppy safe” places etc.

8. We stride to sell the puppies to homes were the puppy-buyers have working ambitions.

9. When the litter is 12-18 month we arrange/offers mental description (MH) for every dog in each litter.

10. Support for any kind of question, problem or situation that can pop up.

For us this way is an optimal way of breeding dogs, i.e. looking into the family structure of a male/female as much as possible. Only looking into phenotype and results probably takes a lot of good dogs from a possible breeding career, which in the end also narrows the gene pole. Although, in the end you have to take +/- of each dog and make your own choice, and you can't always and in every single decision be categorically regarding a detail of a specific dog. A possible breeding-career for a dog have to be based on the knowledge of general impression of that dog and + /– in the breed.

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