Kennel Dolma Ling was
founded in 2003 by Mai Lin Anderssen and Vidar Anderssen. We are
siblings and were raised in an activ family with
lots of hobbies. One of them is and have always been
dogs. Our parents had two german shepherds when we were born in the late sixties-
early seventies, and a bit later, a giant schnauzer came in to our home. The
year was 1981, and the giant bitch came from kennel Stangis
located in Sola, near by our city Stavanger, where we lived at the time.
(Here you can see our
older brother Rune at the age of two years, and Sussie
as a puppy, only a couple of months old.)
Stangis Carmen Zita
was her pedigree name, but we usually called her Zita.
She was by all means a fantastic dog; great temperament, obidient
and selfassured in every situation.
Zita participated in a couple of shows, with ok results,
but never became a great show-dog, due to her missing tooth, a PM-1. But one
thing is for sure, she caused a permanent positive impression of the breed
(This picture shows our
deceased brother Tor Ivar
and Zita. She is approxemately
a year old here.)
Therefore I was quite convinced that the next
dog also would bee a giant, but no, that did not happen. Due to new floors in
our house at the time, we chose to down-size a couple of inches, and ended up
with a black mini bitch from kennel Landstrykeren`s,
by the name Hedda.
Hedda came in to the family as a
hurricane! Everybody loved her positive spirit and friendly attitude, and she
also was very successful in the ring, ending up with BIS 2 at her
first puppy show! At the age of 21 months she was a champion, and totally she
got 6 CAC’s, 2 CACIB’s and 1 res. CACIB. Hedda is our foundation-bitch, and has so far had eleven
lovely off-spring. Three have been showed and they
are all Champions!
We were determined to
get a good stud-dog in the kennel after we decided to breed Hedda. So after asking around among topp
breeders and other people with expert knowledge of the breed, we got the opportunety to buy a promising male from kennel Bouvbear`s. That is how Brage
came to live with us. He was 9 weeks old when we traveled
to pick him up, and he was already housebroken!
Brage was a special puppy by all means;
he walked in a lead as if all 9 weeks old puppies always do so with ease, and stood
still as a statue for minutes at the time. To make a long story short, he was immaculate!
Never shall we dear to dream of a
more impressive entry to the ring; three times Best
in Show! Including the Speciality at the age of only four months!! The
two next shows he came in BIS 2 and BIS 3! Brage also had a
fantastic debut in the junior class, and his
champion title was a fact as soon as he had reached the required age. For
instance he was ”Best of Breed” at an International
Show in Bergen compeeting from
the junior class! Brage got quite a lot of BOB`s, of which I remember Norwegian Winner – 03 as the
most memorable one.
The combination Hedda and Brage, was kennel
Dolma Ling`s first litter. We kept a promising
bitch at home, Helle, and naturally had high
expectations to her debut in the show-ring.
With a bit of hesitation I admit that at
least a lot of the spectators, including the judge, Dr. Wilfried
Peper, had a ”Kodac”
moment, getting a good laugh on my behalf, seeing me draging
Helle along as if somebody had put wheels beneath
her. The little Diva had made up her mind n o t to walk or behave herself at all, and
nothing I tried could make her change it. The critic was ok, but Dr. Peper ended it with the words:”it
would have been nice to see some voluntary movement”….she got a 1. belive it or not. After that
wonderful start it only went in one direction; 15 months and 2 days old, Helle was a Champion! At the time a new record for us!
Click here to know more about Helle.
By the way, we must not
forget that long before we started planning little Helle,
we had gotten our first standard schnauzer at home; Lazaras Duke of Earl,
called Dyke. He was bred by Mrs Tarja Aabø from Finland, but now living in Tananger, just outside of Stavanger on the south-west part of Norway. Dyke is only two weeks younger than Brage, so they grew up as ”brothers”.
If we look at our dogs from a show-ring perspective, Dyke is the most
successful one; three times Norwegian Winner, Nordic Winner, Swedish Winner,
International -, Nordic -, Norwegian-, Danish- and Swedish Champion!
Mai Lin was the first in
the family to pick up Zita`s legacy. Grace in Black
Bodil Mathilde, Bobo usually, was purchased for that matter. She is after
internationally renowned lines. Her Champion title was a fact at the age of
three years, after her first litter, and she has a BOB from a Speciality Show
as one of the highlights of her showring career. Bobo is our foundation bitch in the breed, and has had
three quality litters. Click here to know more about
So far we have had a
number of litters with the prefix ”Dolma Ling’s”,
and we most certainly hope that there are more to come! Our goals are to
breed for good type and excellent temperament. It is of great importance to have a long-term
perspective in the breeding program, and last, but not least, to give the
dogs the time they require in order to develop in a
normal and healthy fashion.
Finally I wish to thank
my parents, Kari and Ivar, who contributes with all
their time, effort, knowledge and expertise. Without the help and support
from them, kennel Dolma Ling’s would not have been a reality.
Main owner of kennel Dolma Ling’s
Mai Lin Anderssen
Part owner of kennel Dolma Ling’s
Tarzan sitting on a rock.
A giant schnauzer
puppy. Caro, 12 weeks
Our community Nissedal,
is situated in the middle of two alpine sport centres, Vrådal and Gautefall. As you probably can tell, not only we love the wintertime, also the dogs appriciates the activities
in the snow and the opportunety to use their
Lin and Bobo speeding down-hill. Sebastian is testing his balance
in the wintertime. The water in front of our house is totally frozen and used as
ski-terrain. It’s not unusual with minus 20- 30 degrees Celsius in our part
of the country. Our property is situated 260
meters above sea level. The tallest mountain peaks in the area are about a 1000 meters.
The dogs love to run in
the snow, but often it’s more than the minis can handle. Therefore we make trails
in the garden, so they also can run and use their bodies. One the picture to
the left the giant bitch Amanda poses with an allert
look. One the right we have some of our minis, from left; Hedda,
her daughter Helle, Emma and Heddas
granddaughter Ella. They are all waiting impatiently for their play time in
and Ivar on a field trip. This picture is taken in Chiang
Dao Elephants training center in Chiangmai in Thailand.
As you can tell, our giants are quite small and almost like angels
compared to this bengal tiger.
The pictures are from Pattaya, Thailand.