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Missy-Lin and Ineke
Below just a few notes about ourselfs and our
married with one son, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter and
owned Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since 1974, and started breeding
them in 1976. In the past twenty years I’ve limited my breeding to the
black & tan and ruby, with once in while Blenheim and tricolor.
sixteen years ago, the first Tibetan Spaniel
came to live with us; they are still sharing the house with the
Cavaliers. Once in a while I have a Tibbie litter.
Before the Tibetans Spaniels, our Cavaliers shared
the house with longhaired Chihuahuas and Maltese, whose company we
enjoyed and bred them for 17 years.
We also helped with the publication of two Dutch
books, i.e. “De Kees” (The Keeshond) and “De Cavalier in
Nederland” (Cavaliers in The Netherlands). January 2005, I completed a
third book, a Dutch book on “Tibetaanse Spaniel” (Tibetan Spaniels
Setting Foot On Dutch Soil), which I wrote myself, and I hope to
complete an English version before the end of the year 2010.
The past 15 years I have been FCI judge. Both
breeding and judging are serious hobbies of mine that I enjoy and I hope
to continue both for many years to come.
husband Aad and I have been familiar with the Tibetan Spaniel breed for
over twenty years. If my husband had had his way, a Tibbie would have
entered our premises long before it actually did: 17 years ago. At that
time we became acquainted with Mr and Mrs Kavelaars’ Tibbies. What
struck us in the first place was their variety in colour.
Cavaliers have always shared the house with another breed – first the
Maltese, followed by 16 years of Chihuahuas, the last of which had just
died -, my husband started to plead once more for a Tibbie. Well, it
didn’t take me long to agree with him: the second breed would be the
Tibetan Spaniel. Mrs Kavelaars told me she had a red bitch puppy
available, but unfortunately with a scissor bite, not proper for Tibbies.
I decided not to take her and wait for another litter. So I was happily
surprised when Mrs Kavelaars phoned me three weeks later and announced
that she was going to bring Aad’s puppy that same afternoon since her
teeth were fine now. And so Hussy Gussy van ’t Burgstse Hof’ came
to live with us.
And let me
assure you: not one minute too early! What a delightful breed! We have
both become totally taken by this breed. And, consequently, we have
immersed ourselves in oriental breeds, as we had done before in English
toy dogs. It was very interesting for us to learn more about them – and
it still is!
natural consequence, several Tibbies are currently sharing our home. We
did not only become fanciers of the breed, but have the occasional
litter as well and take our Tibbies to shows. We have again become
members of different Breeders’ Associations.
We have our dogs at home.
All our breeding-dogs are free
from PH and PRA.
They also have a good
temperament and have been involved with
obedience and agility.
below they are from 1974 - 1987.
Dave Zwaardtman and his
first Cavalier, the blenheim bitch Silvia het Zwaard
Aad and Sorata
Aad with our first two German Shepherds Tasja and Dasha
past Aad has always a big dog, for himself.
Not for breeding.
On the left our 4e
German Shepherd Pandora van de Mollenakker and our second
Pyrenean Mountain Dog Meadow Anka.
The long-coated Chihuahua
Blondy's Little Rosita het Zwaard and Ineke at the
International exhibition in Rotterdam 1985
Our last German Shepherd
Pandora v.d. Mollenakker, 10 months old,
Here Augidius 10 months old
and Aad, playing on the couch
Mountain Dog Augidius, almost 6 months old
Dave, 4 years old, is here
with the junior show, dressed as King Charles
The above photo during the
International exhibition in The Hague 1979
Ineke in the ring with our
male blenheim Ölga's Jimmy van Petraca
pictures our longcoated Chihuahua girls, Twiggy
of the Variant Pets, Farah From the Llanos Estacados en Gara
Yake From the Llanos Estacados 1985
Chihuahua pups 1 week old
Inekewith the German Shepherd Dasha.
International exhibition Rotterdam, best group in show.
1980.Left. During a open show outside, Aad and Barren Maedow
Anka. 1982 Chihuahuas and Maltese
also proud of the Cavalier Pandora het Zwaard, owned by
Mrs. N. Siegelaar. In the photo above as a puppy. Pandora is
also in the logo of Authorised Dog Association HSV Branderstad.
also had an agility course, and gave us much pleasure,
later we have this agility course given to the Cavalier Club
bic size dog, again a sweet dog, the English Setter Fairray
het Zwaard - Since 1976.
Small, but select.