Grown up with dogs, my parents where dog-owners long before I was born. They owned, bred and showed Dachshund and later Basset fauve de Bretagne. I used to follow along to dogshows and helped showing. Every show I used to go and check out other breeds and the one that I loved most was the Basset Artesien Normand. I decided that was the dog for me! When I turned 13, I got my very own dog, Chipie, a Basset fauve de Bretagne. She was bred by my parents and practically born in my hands. She and I grew up together and I learned a lot from her. She died when she was almost 13 and I still miss her.During my studies as a veterinary nurse and later animal husbandry, I met Cor. We moved in together and a few years later, after we where both done with our studies, we bought our first dog together; Pien. My dream of owning a Basset Artesien Normand came true. Living in a small house in the Netherlands , there was no space for more dogs and no serious plans for breeding. After our first holiday in Sweden, we fell in love with the country and in 2008 we made the big step and emigrated to Sweden. There we lived on the countryside with a lot of space, so it did not take long before Pien got a friend, Doris! We decided for a Welsh Corgi Cardigan because we did not want to create a hunting pack of Bassets. We also liked the challenge of a different kind of dog, with a little less mind of its own, easier to train and maybe use for herding cattle we would like to own in the future. The step from 2 to 3 dogs is easy and when I found out that Piens breeder had a litter from a bitch I liked from the start and there was one puppy-girl left looking for a owner there was no way back. One look at a picture was all it took and so came Gaia into our lives.I work as a veterinary nurse at Jönköpings Smådjursklinik.
I love to take long walks with the dogs and go out riding in the woods with our horses.
I enjoy dogshows, everything from grooming and preparing my dogs, the social aspect of showing, the companionship and time spent with my dogs.
I also like doing Rally-Obedience and agilty with the corgis. Bloodtracking with Pien and Gaia is also a hobby. When I have time left, I like to spend it in the kitchen; cooking good food
Cor grew up on a dairy farm, surrounding with animals his whole life, including of course dogs. Cor works as a “district veterinary” in Falköping, mostly with cows, but also small animals, horses and sheep.
Cor and Doris make a great team and they train agility and tracking together.
Hunting and spending time outdoors with Pluto is also a hobby.
Besides this Cor takes care of our sheep.
When time left he likes also horse carriage driving and riding.
Most of the beautiful pictures you will find on our website are made by Cor, as photography is also one of his hobbies