|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.
I am also involved in mental descriptions of dogs.
My husband Sven is also much involved into dogs. For several years he was the director of the Swedish Dog Training Centre in Sollefteå.
In Svenska Brukshundklubben he was responsible of training dogs for the Army and for Rescue work.
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 –
the name of the place where I live but in English.
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 Kennel. For instance – when I am going abroad they have all the responsibility of the Kennel
Monia is the one who is doing all the handling of our dogs and she has 5 males at her home.
Eva-Marie is competing in agility with her bitches Piraya and Tigra. She is also instructor on agility and obedience.
We have exported dogs to Canada, Denmark, Norway, Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, USA, Portugal and Tjeckia
Our main goal is to breed elegant and healthy Papillons with good temperament
Doris, Monia and Eva-Marie