We support charity, companion & fun dog shows and events with all our dogs and open and championship shows with Tala and Anja as our hobby and to raise awareness of our rare breed. We are proactive in raising the breeds profile by attending events such as Discover Dogs and social gatherings. We have participated in Kennel Club Training Classes, Ringcraft and Obedience Training and are members of an Agility Group to ensure we have active, happy and healthy companions.
Anja - Irish Champion 2018 & Dutch Champion 2019
Ceriinan Violette Via Brintala (Imp Fin)
Ceriinan Violette Via Brintala (Imp Fin)
Anja, her name means "Gracious" was bred by Anja Nikkonen of the world famous kennel Ceriinan in Finland and we have been graced with this special black and tan girl, who was our pick of litter. We feel privileged to be allowed to import her from Finland as this litter brought together the very best of the Ceriinan bloodlines - sired by Viljo (Duvinal Velior Vitus) and the dam Milli (Ceriinan Umaya). Born on the 13th February 2016 Anja has a zest for life's adventures and is our shadow.
Since we collected Anja (aka The Duchess) at four months old she has travelled by train, plane, car and motorhome with nothing affecting her outgoing, happy personality. Her boundless energy and enthusiasm will be directed into agility as she matures but for the time being we look forward to promoting the breed by attending events and showing as she adores all the attention.
Anja became Crufts 2017 qualified when we exhibited at her first show at just six months old, she was also awarded "Excellent" in Puppy at the European Dog Show - Brussels 2016. During our trips to Ireland she was awarded 7 x Green Stars, 2 x Best of Breed, 5 x Reserve Best of Breed & 1 x CACIB and is an Irish Champion. Anja was Graded "Excellent" and shortlisted in Intermediate class at The World Dog Show, Germany 2017 and at The World Dog Shows in Amsterdam, Holland 2018 she was awarded 3 x "Excellent" grade in Open Bitch, 2 x First Place & Reserve Bitch - RCACIB & 2 x CAC. At the Holland Cup 2018, Amsterdam she was awarded Best of Breed, 1 x CAC, 1 x CACIB. At Zwolle International Dog Show, Holland she was awarded Best of Breed, 1 x CAC & 1 x CACIB ... Now a Dutch Champion! We are so proud of Anja at just three years old and against top international competition!
With thanks to Adrian Paul Warren Photography & Hunter UK
Tala - Top Puppy 2015
Brintala's Athena at Fourfitz
Tala was bred by Brintala German Pinschers in Cornwall and we were fortunate enough to welcome her into our lives at two months old. She is very affectionate, confident, well socialised and has been a joy to live with, train and show. Born on 17th July 2014 her sire is Chico (imported from Kennel Ceriinan in Finland) and her dam is Sassy (imported from Legacy German Pinschers in America). Tala means "wolf" in native american; an appropriate name as her mother is a US import.
Tala's (aka The Princess) main achievements include representing the breed at each Discover Dogs since she was a puppy and gaining the title of "Top Puppy 2015" Working Group, Rare Breeds Register having won Best Puppy in Breed at Championship Shows before the age of 12 months old. She was also awarded "Excellent" in Bitch Youth at the International Dog Show - Luxembourg 2015. She is a great ambassador for our breed thriving on the affection she receives at all types of events.
We were thrilled that Tala was selected to represent the month of June in the "Red Hot Dog" Calendar 2017. Photographed by top London photographer and founder of the International art project Red Hot - Thomas Knights. The calendar raised money for anti-bullying charities, The Diana Award and for The Dogs Trust. Tala, now retired from show competition loves her life of forest, woodland and beach walks. She amuses us daily with her antics and although the smallest in stature has the biggest personality of all our dogs!
With thanks to Adrian Paul Warren Photography and Hunter UK
Omar - Our Gambian Prince
Beach Dog Rescued from West Africa
Omar, meaning long-lived was discovered on Kotu Beach in The Gambia, West Africa on September 5th 2009. That same day our family said a very sad goodbye to "Alfie" our German Shepherd back in the UK. Following a sleepless night we returned to the beach and after a two hour frantic search, Omar was rescued! He was a very sick 3 month old puppy and the vet gave him a 50% chance of survival, he had something to live for though!
It was decided in early 2010 that we would bring Omar back to the UK, he had to complete six months in quarantine at Heathrow. Despite all that he has had to overcome he has the most amazing nature, so gentle with children, so patient with the two German Pinscher girls ... he is simply our very precious and placid Gambian Prince (aka Chumbus).
With thanks to Hunter UK