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1 Kath & Greg

Kath & Greg



Kath & Jack

Kath and Jack

 

Kath Greg

Greg relaxing with the pack



We would like to thank and acknowledge  Rose Madsen of Valkrista Kennels  for the use of her stud dogs to sire our first two litters.  We also thank and appreciateRose for her advice in the early years of our owning & raising Swedish Vallhunds.

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Many thanks also go out to  Lynne Henry of Vallarity Kennels

for allowing Teddy to sire our third litter and Ricky to sire our fourth litter.  We also thank and appreciate Lynne

for recognising Cally's special qualities and for her support,advice & encouragement regarding conformation showing. We are happy to have one of Lynne's pups, NZCH Vallarity Cracker Jack, now as our Stud Dog!!

 



Torvall Swedish Vallhund Kennel is located near Ongaonga in the heart of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. 
Kath House
 
Hi there!
 
Initially Greg and I lived in Wellington where I worked as a Registered Nurse and Greg an IT Project manager. We  both worked in Saudi Arabia at different times to each other and have travelled extensively together.
 
 Our first Vallhund, Cally (Valkrista Maid Marion) came to us in Wellington as a puppy in 2004 and  Sirius in 2005. Cally became our foundation bitch and won Best of Breed at the NZ Nationals in 2010.
 
We loved the breed so much that we decided to start breeding and showing and set up Torvall Swedish Vallhund Kennel in 2005.We have developed our breeding through the matriline -
Cally 4 litters
Bobbie 2 litters 
Chala 1 litter
Tova
 
Greg and I shifted from Wellington to Hawkes Bay in late 2010 and Jack (Vallarity Cracker Jack), our stud dog, came to us early 2011. We have a rural lifestyle property with lots of room for the dogs to run and chase. Although I work part-time at a rural health centre I love spending time with the dogs and pottering in the garden. We have a small orchard so in the summer there is fruit to preserve or make relishes etc from.  Greg is our chef and cooks yummy meals which enables me to stay out in the garden in the summer until quite late!
 
I have recently taken up quilting :-)
 
I enjoy showing the dogs and have made lots of good friends through this. Our girls and Jack have done exceptionally well in the show ring with numerous Group age placings and 3 Best of Breed wins at the NZ Nationals.
 
Chala has won Best of Breed at the NZ Nationals two years running (2013 and 2014) and last year also won Best Intermediate of Group at the Nationals under Elizabeth Cartledge (UK) - an SV specialist.
 
Kath & Greg


 
 
 
 






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