I Doris started my career with dogs when got my first Labrador Retriever in 1968. He came from the Swedish Dog Training Centre in Sollefteå. He was trained as a Narcotic detecting dog. After this dog I a bought a Labrador of my own. I did compete with him in Svenska Brukshundklubben. He was trained as an obedience and a tracking dog.
After a few years my first German Shepherd came to the family. He was trained as a mail carrier dog for the army and also a tracking dog.
I am a Search and Rescue dog instructor
and also trainer. I have trained guide dogs, mine-detecting dogs and
army-dogs on a professional level.
My husband Sven is also much involved
into dogs. For several years he was the director of the Swedish Dog
Training Centre in Sollefteå.
He has also been the vice president of
IRO (the International Search and Rescue Dog Organisation) since the
foundation of the IRO 1993. Because of this he is travelling around
the world presenting IRO and training of Rescue dogs. He is also the
chairman of the Swedish Papillon Club.
I have been breeding dogs since 1980
at that time it was Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds.
Then one day at a show I saw a little
Papillon easily winning first price in obedience class III (highest
level). Then I said to my self: Someday I will have a dog like this
a Papillon. But it took almost 20 years before I bought Ch Suzzan’s
Heather my foundation bitch, a outstanding one and with her came the
kennel name Whispering Valley –
Our first Papillon puppies was born in june 1997.
My two daughters Monia and Eva-Marie
are also part of my kennel. They are helping me in all work in the
Eva-Marie is competing in agility with her bitches Piraya and Tigra. She is also instructor on agility and obedience.
Summer 2003 we had a visit from the president of The Korean Papillon Club and owner of Arirang Kennel in Korea.
have exported dogs to Canada, Denmark, Norway, Korea, Belgium, Switzerland,
France, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Finland,