first litter with Monty has since the light of day.
Peli's Zakaya of Flensborg
has given birth to six fine little bitches today. We are
so much looking forward to see them grow up.
You can follow the pups at Peli
Kennels homepage -
- a father to be.
Peli's Zakaya of Flensborg, a young fawn beauty, living in the
Peli Kennels in Skanderborg is expecting her first litter.
The sire is Miketilla Monte Carlo.
Puppies after this
combination to be born around November, 1.
Best Of Breed in Rostock, Germany
A great trip to Rostock,
Germany, ended op with Monty being Best Of Breed and
winning the title Rostock Sieger 2012. Also he had CAC and CACIB.
is busy flirting
This time our
"daughter-in-law´" was a young fawn beauty, Peli's
Zakaya of Flensborg.
It was love at first
sight - and we hope the young couple will become parents
in 9 weeks.
had a girlfriend visiting
I don't really know, if
it was us or Monty who was most anxious about his first
No matter it was a
pleasure and a great experience for the young gentleman
to have DKCH Litchi Chow Dina Shan on a visit. They
flirted and loved. Maybe in two month a lot of tiny
Monty's will see the daylight?
We will keep our fingers crossed.
have been up and about this spring
Mostly Monty has been
bothered by this. He went with us to Volta Mantovana, Italy,
to A.N.I.C.C. 25-years anniversary show., where he was
met by his breeder, Elaine Cannon. They were have to see
each other and soon they agreed on entering the ring
together. They did a great job and was placed as no. 4
in a class with 15 junior males. In all there were 185
Chows entered and the Italians nowadays holds the
biggest event at all in Europe every year.
Monty also went to WDS in Salzburg,
Austria and finally in Neumunster, Germany, where he was
Best Junior and ended up in top five amongst all breeds.
He also won his first title, Neumünster Jugendsieger.
is now three years old
Imagine it has been three years since our little
mousie was born. And we had to struggle the match of our
lives for the babies. That Hsinte is three does not
change the fact - she is our puppy still. She always
Celebrating Hsinte is not without grief. We think back
on the day we lost Luna, Hsinte's mother, after the
birth. An unpleasant experience that will stay with us for life.
And they are here -
the results on Monty
The anxious waiting has ended and we are thrilled
that he has (almost) been in the clear.
HD A in both sides and ED
1 also both sides is more than satisfactory.
Now it is time
Monty has been to the vet, and his hips and elbows
has been x-rayed.
He is a little sleepy
now, but pretty indifferent about the result - unlike
us. We have to wait anxiously on the official results
from DKK. The fact our vet think everything looks ok is
absolutely without importance in the big picture.
is now eight years old
She is still leader of the pack - a very soft and
with our old lady to keep an eye with the youngsters.
Monty is one year old
Still a puppy inside, but outside a big teenager
weighing 29 kg and 52 cm in height.
my lovely, beautiful Tessa
A tough time is over and you are in peace. We will
always love you and miss you.
You have been a
tremendous joy all your life, which is over much too
V V V V V V V V V V
V V V V V V V
& Hsinte på Europahundeudstilling i Leeuwarden, Holland
Det var dejligt igen at være i Holland - denne gang på
Europahundeudstilling med følgeskab af vores gamle ven
og Ushis opdrætter Menno De Jager.
Det gik ret trægt ved
indgangen og køen var lang på trods af, vi ankom i mere
end god tid til udstillingen. Mange mente dog ikke, det
med at stå i kø skulle blokere deres adgang til det
allerhelligste og de vadede lige forbi og ind gennem
mylderet uden så meget som at blinke.
Monty var først i
ringen og blev Bedste hanhvalp,
Hsinte fik en excellent og blev anden bedste tæve.
Men det vigtigste var
dog, at vi havde en rigtig dejlig dag og weekend.
Keeping the vet on
his toes - this time it's Ushi
In the middle of her
season suddenly Ushi began to have a very slimy and
bloody flood. It didn't smell bad as pyometra usually
does, but undoubtedly that was what it was. It was open
and therefore we could recognize it immediately. She
began the day being very quiet and wanted to stay
outside the house.
But again this means a
trip to the vet and as she has no need for her uterus we
decided to operate instead of starting some
penicillin-cure which in principle often just push the
problem to the next heat. If at all it cures anything
The operation went
well and we took a very tires Ushi home for restitution
within the next 24 hours and hopefully she will recover
totally in the next two weeks.
But we think we have
had our share of illnesses now and for some time.
Tessa at the vet
We are amazed and happy. In spring Tessa had her Death
sentence - with advanced liver cancer she would not
survive until end of summer. But she is still here - and
she is eating, drinking, going out for her daily walk
and most important; she is happy.
The vet could now see
that even if the symptoms said liver cancer this is not
the correct diagnose. This would have showed now as
jaundice. Her heart and lungs are functioning and so is
her digestion. The only proof of her illness is her big
and hard belly which makes her look like a pregnant
bitch that is about to deliver.
No matter what cancer
she has the tumour is not growing with the same speed
lately - but it has become very hard. We agreed with the
vet that she is fine and can stay with us for the time
being. We know the time is borrowed, but as long as she
doesn't know she is ill, we will for sure keep her.
Monty's first show, World Dog Show 2011 in Paris
Our handsome boy has waited for his debut in the show
ring, as we haven't yet got his Danish pedigree. Luckily
in Paris he could be entered with his English papers -
it might be quite a gamble, but we decided to go for it.
In our papers we were
informed that the exhibition opened at 9:30 and the
judging at 12:30. We had plenty of time in the morning -
or so we thought.
At the hotel people talked about we had to be there
before 7:00 to get a good place at ringside. Well we
didn't really believe that and sat of to arrive at 8:30.
And we had to park in far away from the show ground. It
was chaos when we arrived to the
ZAC Paris Nord 2 and
the same moment as we had packed equipment and dogs from
the car, it was raining heavily. Arriving at the
veterinarian control we were soaking wet. Well we were
in good time and well prepared so what more could
Entering the halls the judgment had started in every
ring??? and our two were filled with poodles. There were
no space for either dogs, cages or us. They had been so
clever and arranged "Opposite day" shows in the same
rings as WDS - and for this we were not prepared. We
placed us self where people entered the ring - the only
possibility. And we had a lot of evil eyes - and
telling-off from a German Chow owner, as we took a tiny
bitter to get warm again. Something we ordinarily never
The dogs were placed in their cages - and there were no
room to get them out again. But then Elaine Cannon and
Kathleen Ridding arrived and of course Monty should be
looked over. He was so happy to see Elaine again. Mette
Maj was kind to lent us her grooming table and in spite
of a wet puppy and eternal pushing Kathleen managed to
make a show dog out of Monty. The Poodles of course did
not finish until 12:30 and they had plenty of time to
pack. We didn't get more space.
My God we were frustrated
- except Monty. He was completely unaffected of the
excitement and he went into the ring as a pro. He was
Best male puppy no. 3 and that was not at all too bad,
except I managed to insult the person placed as no. 2
congratulating him going out of the ring. Apparently you
do not congratulate no. 2, but what do I know. :o)
Well done my boy.
And he grows up way too fast. He is just the
sweetest boy and a charmer. He charms everybody with his
forward character and gentle way. Although naughty he is
easy to handle and always happy,
We are looking so much
forward to his first show.
Finally the day arrived to go see Chewbacca. He is
quite happy to see us, but when Hsinte is there, we only
get a very quick greeting. Hsinte surely is the guest of
honour - no doubt about that.
They play in all house
and garden until they both are completely flat on the
ground and the garden art is spread all over the place.
But they are having fun.
Luna's baby's are now
two years old
It is quite impossible to
understand. Hsinte is still "The little one" in the
house and she wil most probably stay that the rest of
A gift arrived from
Anton, which Hsinte had to share with her friends.
Thanks a million Anton!
congratulation to Chewbacca, Anton and Hsinte.
The trip went to Italy
how much we have missed it. It has been 15 years since
our first Italian show and from time to time we come
back. If anybody can make a grandiose show it surely is
the Italians. There Clubmatch in Volta Mantovana is
simply better than any show at all. With 163 entries it
is the biggest chow event in Europa.
The best dogs are there and the quality is just so high.
Next year A.N.N.C.C. can celebrate 25 years anniversary
and it will for sure be the event of the year, which we
Hsinte was entered too but she showed up in her bikini.
It was fine considering the weather, but almost
everybody else came in there party outfit - Hsinte was
not quite up to this in the ring.
Never the less the car was stuffed heavily on the way
home with a very big Easter egg for everyone and winning
the lottery on the catalogue no. which turned out to be
a big basket of Italian specialties of high quality.
care when you visit Crufts Dog Show.
Well, you shouldn't go to Crufts and on a puppy
visit, unless you have space for yet another puppy at
home in your doggy house.
We fell absolutely in
love with this little Monty, when we were in England in
Marts and finally he has come home to the girls, who are
not yet completely sure about their enthusiasm. Anyway
we say welcome home, Monty.
Tessa has been to the
At first we thought, Tessa was growing a little bit
fat, but we she began looking like a pregnant bitch and
her womb was removed a year ago, we knew something was
not right. Today we went to the vet.
Tessa was x-rayed, ultrasound scanned, blood tests and
biopsy and we had the worst imaginable judgment - she
has progressive liver cancer and nothing can be done to
help her. So far she is alright, but her liver fills up
her stomach so much it affects her breathing and soon
she will not be able to digest her food.
She was so sweet and cooperative at the vets, as Tessa
always is. Happy and waggling her tail.
This is a hard sentence
on our happy Tessa and who is trying to comfort us? Of
course Tessa. It's unbearable - she just turned nine
Today Tessa is ten
She seems to be doing great, even if she seems to be a
little fat, the old lady.
A big congratulation
everybody's little charmgirl!
Today Ushi is seven
Warm congratulations, my dearest friend!!
supplementary course in "The statutory dog keeper
Finally our breeders education has been updated, and now
it fulfils the requirement of the law regarding dog
That is to say we now have the right to keep three
breeding bitches in our kennel and to breed to litters a
year. However the last-mentioned will never ever happen.
Hsinte and the World
Dog Show 2010 in Herning
had been waiting for this event for a long time as I
guess the rest of the dog world in Denmark.
With 131 Chows entered
there was enough to see for Chow enthusiasts. And a lot
of our Chow friends from around the world were there
Judging the bitches
was Igor Selimovic, HR, who we didn't know beforehand.
But our Italian friends did and we were soon to find
out, they were right saying, he did not at all like
Hsintes Nordic type. He wanted heavy boned Chows with
heavy heads. Almost the opposite of our preferences.
But in the end I guess Hsinte didn't care - in fact she
wanted to be anywhere but at this show. For the first
time she was anxious and sad. We almost didn't enter the
ring, because she was drooling a lot and looked as if
something was terribly wrong. She didn't even drink all
day. But in the end she just didn't like it. Back home
she was fine.
Hsinte & Chewbacca in
an open show in Sabro
How we looked forward to this event. To see Chewbacca
again for the first time since he moved to his new
family. And what a joy it was. He was happy to see us,
but no doubt in his mind his people were Jørgen and
Chewbacca's first show and he was Best Opposite Sex and
had a fine written report.
Hsinte was Best Of
Breed, and she is quite experienced now.
Chewbacca is moving out - again
Today is the day where Chewbacca has packed all his
present life and moved out. He has found a very nice
couple in Århus, that were really enthusiastic to have
him move in. They have had two Chow Chows before and
knows exactly what they are in for.
Hsinte went with us to
investigate the new surroundings and they found
everything awfully thrilling. Chewbacca will be living
near by the queens summer residence. Right out to the
Forest, Marselis, and close to the bay. I wonder if this
will not be a great doggy life - no, I believe it will.
And the best is he
will still come home for holidays.
Today the puppies are
one year old and they are celebrated with flowers for
the breeders and goods for the pups.
day we met Biru in The Netherlands
Anne Sofie and Michael had told us about Biru, a
dignified Chow, who is situated right across the street,
sitting and watching over the area, where they go for
their daily walk with Martha. And now we got to meet
has sat in the end of
Gracht close to
Abstederbrug in Utrecht since 1997. He is
a big, beautiful bronze statue made by his owner, the
sculpturer, Joop Hekman, who from the window in his
studio has been able to enjoy his lovely dog after he
had to say the last farewell.
Joop Hekman and Biru was known to everyone in Utrecht
for their daily walks in the park alongside the canal.
means blue. Also he can be found outside the city hall
in Enschede, where he since 1985 has been a part of the
work of art "De
We thought it was great
fun to see Biru, but Hsinte was much more interested in
all the dogs she met, walking in the park every single
day at all times. Most of them without their leash.
These dogs obviously knew
each other and to them it was great fun to meet Hsinte,
the new kid on the block. And all the people queued up
to tell us the story of Biru - most of them in sonorous
Apparently it has been a long time since they last saw a
Chow in the park. Several claimed, there hadn't been any
Hsinte has been at a
show in Gjern
In the class for Chinese crested. She is completely
and utterly out of coat and she looks like a new
shorthairs variant. She ended up with a GOOD in junior
class, but also she was the only chow in summer coat. At
least she had a nice written critique.
has moved home for a while
His family in Randers was down to one person, who
struck to give Chewbacca the best doggy life, without
great success, and now he has moved back home. It seems
to fit him perfectly. He enjoy himself with the girls,
the neighbours and not least - us. Already he has taken
the responsibility to keep a good eye on things in the
garden for blackbirds and other guests to behave in good
is a nice and easy boy, we all love to have in the
Today Tessa is eight
She is doing great upon the operations even if the
coat is both dead and dreary. Well I hope we soon will
see our little Tessa mouse back in shape.
Poor Tessa - this time
she had her womb removed
Again Tessa had an anaesthesia and she had an infected
womb removed. Luckily everything is ok and she is
getting well rapidly. But we were very sorry she had to
go through this once again in only two weeks..
Chewbacca on holiday
Picked up Chewbacca in Randers today.
He hates car driving, but he was quite out of himself
with enthusiasm, when Højholt came nearer. He knows
exactly what he is coming home to.
He respectfully greets the two older girls and then it's
playtime. Hsinte and he played continuously until 3
O'clock in the morning, where they finally calmed down.
Now he just enjoys life - and the freedom to choose
whether to go out in the garden or stay indoors. He is
such a sweet and easy-going boy.
had to have the wart removed
Unfortunately the small knot began more and more to
look like a malicious tumour and it had to be removed.
There is not much skin that can be removed in that area,
but the wrinkles on the muzzle are a little straighter
now. We hope enough is removed for it won't come back.
Our vet Gitte Madsen,
Virklund Dyreklinik, has made a great job and the sewing
on Tessa's nose is almost invisible. All stitches are
hidden and she is not even swollen.
Tessa has grown a
wart-like spot on her nose
It's placed right between the black nose and the
furred muzzle. Quite difficult if it has to be removed.
Right now it's like a smooth wart, but we will have to
see how it develops.
Finally we got rid of
the fox mange
It has been a hard struggle. Six times we went to
the vet for injections. And just as we thought this was
it, Tessa began itching. But finally it stopped and the
coat is growing back in the attacked areas.
Hsinte's ears were very thin-haired and Tessa had bit
all the coat of her back in the left site.
we have been so lucky to have Chewbacca staying for
almost a week. He had a good time at "home" with the
girls and I must say he is easy to handle. Much more
well-trained than his sister, that is spoiled rotten by
everyone. It has been a pleasure being allowed to borrow
He has grown to be a really nice boy, and he has a
splendid life with his new friends in Randers.
Today Ushi is six
She is still a marvellous dog and after all the
oldies are gone, she is the @-dog. Tessa is two years
older, but not clever enough to be no. one.
Ushi rules with mildness
and ingenuity and it is rarely necessary for her to put her foot
We have mange.
Three dogs that are itching and itching. The last
few days they have been itching one after the other -
some days more - some days almost not. But the last two
days it has been bad, so we had to go to the vet. He
confirmed our suspicion. The dogs scratch their ears and
front legs - this is classical symptoms on mange.
Unfortunately Hsinte has gnawed and tarred on her thigh
today and she is not looking good.
But as long as the treatment is working soon, so that
they can calm down quickly, she will be nice and pretty
hard to believe as we have never sin foxes with scab in
this area. But counting the days it suits fine as we
went for a walk in fox land.
The vet told us that
this summer in our area they had seen many dogs with
borelia from wood ticks. And that they had to put a few
down because they were too ill to cure. This sucks.
Hsinte has started her
We believe she is much too young for this - only
five month old. But it is most probably the old girls
pulling her into it.
have been to a dog show in Aars
Finally Anton came. After waiting a very long time,
our boy came to see us again. The joy at meeting us was
great and not many minutes went by until Anton felt at
home here at Højholt.
Hsinte and Anton found
their old ways in a second and were quick to destroy
several hours of grooming, as they both were entered a
dog show today. In and out they went at full speed
through the dog flap.
Today was the day for
Anton's first show. And he was ever so clever in the
ring. Anton and Anette had Very Promising and were Best
Baby Dog. Hsinte beat him at the end and was Best Baby.
Judge Peter L. Jensen, Denmark.
But we all had a great day and home again in one piece,
the playing could continue where they left last night.
Also Ushi was entered
today. She had a fine Very Good and was placed as no.
two in Open Class.
lifts his leg for the first time
Now he is no longer a tiny baby, but soon he will be
a cool puppy, who will be able to cope with all the dogs
Anyway the best is, that he will come for a
visit very soon. We will see him for the first time since
he moved out almost three month ago.
While Anton and Hsinte are going to a dog show.
Specialized studies in genetics and law - supplementary
to the Danish Kennel Club's breeder education
We really had a great day.
Senior researcher in Molecular basis of disease,
specialized in dogs, Helle Friis Prochowsky, Faculty of
Life Sciences, led us with great enthusiasm into her
world of genetics. She is absolutely great at explaining
the latest findings in the area of genetics in dogs for
everybody to understand. Especially about diseases and DNA tests, but also the
interesting world of colour genetics was dealt with.
Later it was Jan Larsen, former jurist in The Danish
Kennel Club, who taught us all about the Sale of Goods
Act and the laws and government orders relating to dogs. He
made boring terms of art very interesting.
Hsinte had her debut in a show in Rougsø,
where she was Best Baby. Judge Jutta Meyer, Germany.
It was a great first show
experience as she only met friendly people as well as
dogs and she had a good time.
Hsinte is growing up and now weighs 12 kg. three month
old. She was at the vet yesterday for yet another
vaccination and now has her own passport, ready for
We have started training in puppy class in DKK in
Silkeborg last Wednesday, where we learn all about
clicker training. Hsinte loves it, but mostly the
goodies and the break, where she can play with 7-9
puppies of different breed. We are in the team with
small breeds, which fits us perfectly.
Hsinte looks more and more like her dad and like him,
she is a real lapdog. Botai is sitting in his "mothers
lap when the is working with the computer. This idea
fits Hsinte perfectly.
Chewbacca home again
for a little vacation
The next 12 days again we
are lucky to have two puppies. Hsinte and Chewbacca
quickly found their old ways and he seems to love being
back home. The last week he has been very hot at his new
home even if his new family has done everything humanly
possible under the given circumstances to cool him down.
Quickly he captures his old cool place under the dining
table in the kitchen.
We have a lot of plans on what to do with the pups and
one of the things will be a few days vacation in Skagen
at Poul Egs Camping. This will be fun for the pups.
Much too empty
Two hectic month have passed and we have said good buy
and see you later first to Chewbacca and today to Anton.
It is awful to say good buy, but their new families have
waited for a long time and have been looking forward to
life with their new family member.
Both Chewbacca and Anton buoyancy and will do well.
We hope, they will give their new best friends a lot of
joy in the future.
Today we had to
say good bye to sweet Tufai
Less than eight weeks after
having lost sweet Luna, Tufai dies.
Last week he had a seizure one time during our evening
walk, but we blamed the heat and three very aggressive
dogs, which we met on the way. A few days later it
happened during the night but we were not sure if it
actually was a seizure or something else.
Today, arriving home from work, it happened again and he
was transported to the vet. A few km. before the clinic
he was seized with cramp and gone in a second.
The vet said, it must have been coursed by a cardiac
insufficiency because of old age, but ten years is not
We miss him so much, but now he is with Luna on the
other side of the rainbow bridge.
The worst thing
imaginable has happened to us
Luna has died from the little ones and has left us forever. At
the after-birth check-up at the vets, they found to more
dead puppies in
her womb, six hours after she gave birth to the last puppy
at home, which unfortunately was still-born. But she had
no more birth pain and we expected, this was it - se was
But two more dead pups was inside her, whereas she by the
help of the vet managed to give birth to one. The other
one just wouldn't out of there and finally she had a
caesarean. In all she was in the hands of the vet for
six hours where after we took her home with the pups
recommended by the vet. We found home to be the
best place for her to recover with her pups after all this
she was dead and we could do nothing to wake her back to
life. She was gone and we were completely devastated.
Luna was the best dog, one could ever wish for and this
is also the reason why we wanted this litter. In the end,
we can't help asking us self, why this was so important.
We just wish so much not to have mated her, to
still have our little Luna here with us.
We are now nursing the
puppies with mother milk from Royal Canin and they are
doing well. All four of them are very strong and filled
with spirit. Later we hope, the old girls will help the
puppies on they way, for them to learn doggy behaviour
and to give them the right imprint..
First we tried to find
a nurse and Kirsten from the Danish web-site
ammestuen.dk was soon out with a solution. A dog that
lives right outside the city of Roskilde (which is
located very far from us), who loves babies and
produces milk, even if it's for a goat kid.
But we couldn't sent Luna's puppies that far away, where
it would be almost impossible to follow them, until they are
eight weeks old and ready for their new families. It
might be better for the pups, but we just couldn't do it. Ushi
and Tessa are very observant, at aware they don't cry
too much and even Tufai has "father-feelings" towards
And then they came
Luna has given birth to four puppies this
night/morning. Two bitches and two dogs. One of the dogs
is black, the rest of them are red.
Finally - we are
We attended The Danish Kennel
Club's (DKK) breeders course January 31. and February 1.
2009 on Hobro Youth Hostel.
Today it was time for the follow-up visit on our kennel
by the DKK Kennel contact in district 6,
Now we don't have a kennel as such - if so we are all
living in it, but there are guidelines to keeping and
breeding dogs, no matter the size of the kennel. The
setting as well as the dogs physical and mental health
The kennel owners have attended the breeders course!
The kennel is in private living-quarters, where the four
dogs are kept together in one group. There are toys and
fresh water available. There is a dog flap, so that the
dogs freely can run into a fenced in garden with a big
lawn. The dogs are well-groomed and well-fed. Absolutely
nothing to change.
A great place to be a dog.
Things that must be changed: NOTHING