DKK Int Dogshow in 2012 the day Sessan became International Show Champion
I was born in 1972 in Copenhagen/Denmark.
I started my
dog life back in the late 70's after we moved to the country site in Nysted
located in the south of Denmark.
4½ year old my parents and I got our first dog a Tricolour Collie bitch, and after a couple of years the household grew to 5 Collies (3 of own breeding) and 3 Cats.
During the 80's We moved a
little closer to the "civilization" again and ended in a small village just
outside Ringsted about 40 minutes drive from our capital Copenhagen.
I came along when my parents did show our dogs or went to visit friends in the dog inviroment. I still remember some of those "strange" dog people, with loads of dogs and and prices and Ribbons in the homes I went to as youngster.
Back then breeding
was taken much more lightly and I remember that only thing needed to get a
pedigree on the Puppies was "Sufficient" at a Dogshow. No Health results were
Luckily this have changed during the late Eighties and beginning of the Nineties.
For me our Dogs, Cats and other Animals have had a big influence on me through my live both when growing up and also in my adult life until now.
When i moved away
from home I brought with me our youngest Collie Chickadee ( Dee Dee). She was my comfort in
my daily life. After she passed away i got a Mutt/Crossbreed. Conrad who had up til 5 different
Breeds in him.
this was to much for him to handle, so when he became 10 month old I desided to led him go because he became aggressive and wanted to bite other people.
My experience with him made me promise myself never to get a cross breed again.
After this experience i lived a couple of years without a dog, But i missed this so much. So in 2000 I got a Flat Coated Retriever "Chico". I chose this breed because I wanted an active and intelligent dogs that i could also do some agility with. Chico and I did have a lot of fun on the Agility field, we never came to actually compete and that i do regreat a lot today.
My first meeting with a Toller was in 2002 at the same recreation park where I walked with Chico. A young Toller bitch went there also. She was a very sweet girl. Didn't think about getting a Toller myself back then.
In 2005 we began
looking for one more dog in the household. I wanted a dog that was a little
smaller than a flatcoat, but still super intelligent and energetic. We came
across the Toller again and desided that it was the right breed for us.
I had been searching for some kind of hobby to do with our upcoming toller and desided to try out "gametracking".
In end beginning of september Noah moved home to live with us. He was perfect together with Chico and they complimented each other in every way.
Noah "Tuldahl's Noah" was an magnificient dog with loads of intelligence. he loved to work and he showed so great abilities that I ended up getting a big interest for both field work and gametracking.
Picture on the left is taken by Pia Trudslev at the first Dual arrangement in the Danish Tollerclub 2008.
The other picture to the left shows me and Noah training by the water.
With Noah you could go where ever you wanted. only my inexperience stopped us along the way. and while he showed elite work when practising at home we still worked at open level in both field trials and gametracking. And i learned that a Toller you have to be careful not to train to much. The last year he lived we began to train Agility and it was so much fun for us both.
Picture taken by Agneta Joonas at hunting seminar in Sweden 2008
Noah was the reason I desided to get into breeding and in 2008 i bought my kennel name REDBORN a tribute to my Noah who in every way was my "Red Born" dog.
Noah sired 2 litters and
I was lucky to get a daughter of his to stay with me here at home. Noah was my
foundation stud for the kennel, even though he died very young in an accident I
have been very proud to se his Daughter Sessan beeing the dam of my first generations of
Now her daughter Vicky is going to be the dam of my second generation of puppies in 2018.