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In the meantime, dogs have been at my side for over 30 years.  These years were crowned with great “highs and naturally, what must be counted as well, lows.  A great time which I would not have wanted to miss.  I think often and with melancholy on my dear dog friends which were a part of my life and accompanied me.  Each in his own way different and special.  But they were my dogs!

My special Thank You to my husband who makes this hobby possible and who stands by my side with a good eye for quality and form.

1968,  I got a Pekingese.  This breed had already fascinated me as a child.  He was not like the Pekingese we know  today, but a little old- fashiond.  His legs were too long, his hair too thin and his nose a bit too long;  in short, not a dog one would see a  dog show.  During a tragic acccident I lost him and my first thought was that I must have another one by my side.  By coincidence did I get to know a lady who had a successful Pekingese kennel in northern Germany, and it was she who gave me the chance to purchase a female (bitch)  Thus in 1972 became my kennel Lin-Pearl´s for Pekingese, protected by the FCI, and the great adventure DOG could begin.  I made contacts to other foreign lands, especially to England, today´s motherland of the modern Pekingese.  Beautiful friendships ensued which today I still treasure.  Set to learn all there is to learn about this breed, I was and am still ready to lap it all up. My male Ch. Brabanta Etive Darius received in 1973 at the Dortmund´s Worldexhibtion the Reserve CACIB prize.  I imported additional dogs from good lines and began to built up my own Pekingese breeding.  In the shortest of time the name “Lin-Pearl³ became a concept to the German Pekingese breeders. Many champions were until 1987 in my possession or were for other breeders successful.  Since August 3th 2002, do I have an adorable Pekingese female NK: Ch. Hotpoint´s You´r The One.

At a dog show in Denmark in 1974, I saw one Shih-Tzu, and right away I was fascinated from this breed.  Shih-Tzus were in Germany not well known then.  My first thought was that he who likes the Yorkshire Terrier because of his nice color and beautiful hair, but would like a little larger dog, would like the Shih-Tzu.  He who will like  to have an active, moveable dog like a Pekingese, but would not like to miss the nice facial expression and the shorter nose, will also like the Shih-Tzu.

I was right!  After the founding of the International Shih-Tzu Club e.v. in 1980, the climb to this breed in Germany began.  I purchased two females 1976 from the known kennel “Keytor and started to successfully breed Shih-Tzus in this country and elsewhere.

In 1979 I lost my heart on an unusual looking dog, the Shar-Pei, for  me pioneer´s work with big surprises, then as now, after 20 years with this breed.  A great breed for  whom my heart bleeds when someone speaks badly about them.  Absolut responsible, highly  intelligent, questioning stranger when they first meet, but absolut loyal to he family.

Having always been fascinated by this short-nosed dog, I bought myself a King Charles Spaniel in 1984, and bred this breed until 1994, again with great success and many titles.  King Charles dogs are very vocal dogs and I opted not to bother my patient neighbors any longer with the dogs barking.

Today we live with our dogs in the country-part in Germany called Westerwald in a beatiful natural reserve. With every litter born in our house it´s like the first time.

A very old Pekingese breeder from England once said to me, “With every dogbreeding you must be prepared to learn. “Keep your eyes open, and when you don´t understand something, ask. “Always remember, it is a living being, and this a great responsibility.

 

Linda Reinelt-Gebauer   l   Weiher Str. 2   l   D-57629 Steinebach a. d. Wied
Tel.: ++49 (0) 2662 5894        e-mail: tsihmaos@rz-online.de