Since we have been married, we have kept dogs. Our first one was in 1973
and came from an animal shelter.
6 weeks after we picked her up, she delivered 9 puppies, so she
was mated in the shelter without anybody knowing.
Luckily we had
a very nice neighbour who knew something about breeding and she helped
us with the delivery, because this was completely new for us.
Of course this was not intended, because we both had full time
jobs, but with some help we managed.
Our second dog came from a
dubious address and later we realized it was a puppy farm but we were
young and had no idea of how to find good quality dogs and unfortunately
the dog was very sick from the beginning and died when she was 2,5 years
Through all our experiences, we learned by our mistakes and
were better prepared and more knowledgeable on how to buy good quality
and healthy dogs.
After some time. we found a breed we liked and
a breeder who was breeding in the right way.
This was the Bouvier de Flandres and our unexpected first litter
made us decide that we wanted to breed too which lead to us breeding
Bouviers for about 10 years.
Peter then ended up suffering with health issues and was no longer able
to cope with the grooming and care of these big heavy dogs due to their
size, so we decided to start breeding a smaller breed which is much
But we are getting
older and that is the reason we want less schapendoezen, because I can’t
walk them anymore so Peter has to do that alone and that is why we now
next to our schapendoezen,
They are much smaller and weight only around
3 kg. instead the 13-18 kg. of the Schapendoes. So I can lift them very
easily and I can walk them without problems.
The Bolonka has no idea he is a small dog, he has just as much
courage as our Schapendoezen. And just as our Schapendoezen (and in our
early days the Bouvier) he is a
happy pleasant dog who likes to be with us and our other dogs.
He loves live and they
makes a lot of fun together.
But because of
much easier to
groom, even they have to be combed every week.
We are member of
the "Europäischen Rassehund Verein." and
breed according their rules
And just as our
schapendoezen, they love to go with us in our
motorhome when we are traveling