søndag 10. juli 2011

World dogshow in Paris 2011

I had hoped for a weekend in Paris with all that french people can offer... BUT NO!!
This trip is one of the worst ever.... The Comfort inn Hotel in Gousanville has the worst kind of service to their guest and was rude and not helpful at all. This hotel should never had guests...
The taxi's in Paris area tried to rip severeal of our friends off when they should pay for the trips.. And they did not know it was dogs with us when we stood in line at the WDS showground....
The showground was good... BUT - I have never seen so much left behind from the dogs at a showground. There was NO information in English at all and the French KC stand had NO ONE that spoke English....
BUT we also had a wonderful day in Paris and got to see the attractions that Paris can provide.
After we had our win at the French Championship-show we went downtown and had wonderful wine and fish. And walked trought Champ De Elysees, the Effeil tower and we did some shopping too.
PARIS IS BEAUTIFUL - the French people outside Central Paris is NOT!!

søndag 1. mai 2011

What we do for our beloved breed..

In december 2 years ago, I jumped on a flight from Oslo at 0610 in the morning, via Frankfurt and ended up in San Fransisco at 2 PM local time ( 2100 Norw. time) Onward from S.Fransisco to Tracy - 2 hours drive - and could walk into our hotel-room at 5 PM. Together with me was our wonderful "Loppa" Int.CH Greypix's Mysterious Narrative and our jurneys final destionation was Bev Verna - Regency's Kennel. And our plan was to mate her with a male I had'nt seen live, but loved the pictures of him. US CH. Regency's Good to go.

A wonderful meeting with Bev and her companion Jerry and all their dogs. And as planned we had a perfect weekend both for me and "Loppa" And Sunday morning we started our trip home. Another 16 hours on flights and airports took us home again.

In februar the year after - the puppy was born... 1 bitch came out of this trip..... And we looked at this puppy and just laughted. I knew she was special... SO named her ELSKLING - or "Darling" in English.

Watching her grow up was a pleasing time for us and at age 6 months her shape started to come together - but she was a spolied little brat - and among other things she started to chew beards of the other dogs here..
Her first show was in Febr.10 and she went to 2'nd best bitch - and during the summer she picked up several CAC's and CACIB's. She also qualified for Crufts during the year.

This weekend - her first weekend out in the ring after she was 2 years old - she gained her Norwegian title with her 6'th CAC.

We at Greypix's will be forever grateful that Bev invited me home to her place with my sweet "Loppa" so we could introduce the Regency's to Norway.
Despite it only came on girl from this trip, we feel that this girl will give us a wonderful future at Greypix and the time and price.. Well she is all worth it!!!
Again Bev and Jerry - Thank you for our sweet darling!!

tirsdag 5. april 2011


Det finnes mange forskjellige måter og selge hunder og det er mange som fremstår som seriøse i annonsene som ligger ute på nettet. MEN det stemmer ikke alltid. Dere som ønsker å kjøpe hund - kontakt enten raseklubben ( http://www.nsbk.org/) eller Norsk kennel klubb ( http://www.nkk.no/) Selv om det ligger at hunden er vaksinert / følger helsebok osv.. er det MYE annet som man som oppdretter har ansvar for. OG hunder som ikke registreres i NKK er ofte ett utgangspunkt for å være mistenksom/skeptisk.

Dette bildet er hentet fra FINN.NO idag og skal være en "mini" dvergschnauzer s/s. Men når jeg går inn på nettsidene til selger finnes det mange blandings-varianter som fremstår som "ekte raser" NOE DET IKKE ER!!! Dvergschnauzeren på bildet over selges uten stamtavle og dermed å anse som en blandingshund. Og det finnes ikke dvergschnauzers i mini-utgave.

Hvis dere kjenner noen eller skal selv ha dere en dvergschnauzer ( eller annen rase for den saks skyld ) IKKE BRUK FINN.NO som utgangspunkt for kjøp av hund. Det finnes seriøse oppdrettere som selger hunder der også, disse vil i tillegg også benytte raseklubber som referanse når de selger valper.

lørdag 26. februar 2011

When visitors comes around..

Every now and then people that want to be more familiar with the miniatureschnauzers drops by our place to meet the dogs and see what they are like. This week 2 pictures was attached to the mail and I wanted to share them. Maren and Edvard are not used to dogs, and this is how our mini's convinced them that miniatureschnauzers just love people :o)

onsdag 16. februar 2011

Inherited cateract

Our Axcium Casanova "Cosmo" has been at stud here in Norway since age 1. Out of his 46 offsprings in 11 litters Norway, plus 13 offsprings in 3 litters in Sweden and 9 pups in 1 in Denmark he has proven to be a good studdog and given breeders really nice dogs to continue breeding on.
But I would like to ask you who has offsprings out of him to be careful when choosing breeding-mates to your dogs out of Cosmo. 2 offsprings has been confirmed with inherited cateract and another offspring is diagonsed with PTHVL.
We do NOT know if he is proven carrier as he never has been test-bred but we choose to inform about this as we know it.
If you want more information, you are welcome to contact me.


torsdag 6. januar 2011

Our males...

We haven't shown our boys much during 2010, but hope that our males can be seen this year in the ring. Greypix's Dark Dante, Greypix From US by Axcium and Greypix Innocent will be in the ring again if everything goes as planned here. Look to our webpage - our dogs - to read more about them.

Ch. Greypix's Dark Dante

and his son Nord JW-10 Greypix's Innocent