Hi and welcome to our homepage
It's nice you could visit us and I thought I would tell you a
little about our family and our kennel.
My name is Marie Jonsson and I have lived with Stefan since 1975. We have two sons, Roger and Benny.
We live in a little town called Dorotea which is in the county of Västerbotten.
Roger has moved out and Benny works away during the week, so we only have our
dogs to take care of.
I have always taken care of other people's dogs for as long as I can remember. Stefan and I got our first dog in 1977.
It was a mixed breed that, unfortunately, was not so good mentally. Then it was a Yorkshire Terrior, a funny little guy,
that lived 15 years.
In 1980 came our first Labrador, a black stud we called Nero. It was an "impulse" buy that isn't always good to do,
but for us it was lucky. In 1982, we got our first black bitch from Göteborg, named Pretty Poppet,
that at 1 year of age was hit by a car. It was tragic. One week later we bought a new bitch from Begin's kennel in Lillpite.
Her name was Begin's Knee-High "Tanja" and she became our pedigree bitch in the kennel.
She was very nice, but she wasn't the most beautiful; a rather thin skeleton and head.
She was wonderful to work with though. It was her I started to train in hunting and I fell totally for that.
It was over for obedience training, hunting took over and I have never changed back.
I am still holding courses at the dog handling club and am now Treasurer of that club,
also holding instructor education within SBK. It was in 1985 that we were in Lillpite and Begin's kennel.
There Monica Näsman and Julle Rönnbäck , in one week's time,
taught me hunter training and instruction. Monica and I had many long letters between us and many telephone conversations
because I needed continued help with the training. It was a fun time and
THANK YOU MONICA & JULLE for all
In February, 1985, we got 9 puppies from Tanja and Nero.
From these, we kept a bitch named Lady Upstream's Akita and we were on
We bought some bitches from Majvor Näsman of Älvgården's kennel.
She has always been there for me and helped me with the my breeding work.
It has never been a problem to get advice from her.
THANK YOU MAJVOR.
I use healthy and sound parents in my breeding. They look like Labs and are Labs, a gentle and stabile dog that you like
to be with and train and, above all else, makes a valuable family member.
Sound, healthy and happy Labs that hopefully will give their new family much happiness in the home
and doing other activities the family is interested in. There is so much one can do with their Labrador
and I want my dogs to work at something. Not everyone is interested in hunting, BUT I don't want them to be couch potatoes.
An understimulated and
inactive Lab can be a nuisance for his family and surroundings.
Labradors are ACTIVE DOGS!