Over 48 Years with pedigree dogs
Our first pedigree dog joined us in 1968 – a pyrenean mountain dog, since then I have owned and bred border collies and now finnish lapphunds. a potted history below:
And so began a love affair with this stunning giant breed. Valcarlo Itsy Bitsy enjoyed her role of flock protector, guarding the family with all her heart.
Our first litter did not carry our affix as these were only available once you bred a stud book winner.
Elbereth Princesse Quandie joined us, and won 2 CCs
The border collie years
In 1987 – my first pedigree border collie – Jocund Fay (Fly) joined us, followed in 1989 by Romellva Soda Water with Elbereth, who was to become my foundation bitch for the successful border collies carrying the Elbereth affix. 1990 saw the first Elbereth border collie litter born.
In 1992 our first Finnish lapphund joined us – Sulyka Misha at Elbereth
We no longer breed border collies – concentrating solely on the Finnish Lapphunds. In 2011 – Elbereth Matkamies became the breed’s first champion, though there have been many significant firsts along the way.
Who really knows what the future will bring – we hope to continue to breed quality healthy dogs, and to continue judging a number of breeds.
What We Are Proud Of
Having duly served our apprenticeship in early 70s we won a stud book number with Santa Berger Valcarlos, so could apply for our Affix/Kennel name, Elbereth – which has now been synonymous with successful Pyreneans, Border collies and Finnish lapphunds. Ch Dordavian Mardonius (PMD) won BOB Crufts 1987, Elbereth Nalle at Hildrek (FL) Crufts BOB 2003, Elbereth Tukka at Tabanyaruu (FL) Crufts BOB 2004, Multi Ch Elbereth Matkamies ShCM won BOB Crufts 2015 and Ch Elbereth Pelinainen JW won Crufts BOB 2016
25 dogs with stud book numbers owned/bred by Elbereth
52 Challenge certificates won by Finnish Lapphunds alone
(with 8 CC won by BC and PMD bred by me)
Our History – some of the key moments