the meantime, dogs have been at my side for over 50 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. Then
the time without Pekingese began and on August 3rd, 2002 I received a
charming Pekingese female from the Hotpoint kennel in Norway, it was NK.
Ch. Hotpoint's You'r The One. This bitch was covered with NK. Int .. Ch.
Hotpoint's Follow that Line and on August 26th, 2002 after 15 years of
Pekingese abstinence 3 males and 1 female were born and so I was back in
the wonderful Pekingese world.
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
Today we live with our dogs
in the country-part in Germany called Westerwald in a beautiful 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