bought our first dog in
About the same time, we got to know a Kelpie male dog, Kangaroo Action. The first time we saw him, John-Åke made a fool of himself by asking what mixture of breed he was.
1981 the interest in utility dogs had got a hold on us and we were thinking of
getting a new German Shepherd, but fate proved otherwise. We met a small
13-week-old Kelpie dog, Lantgårdens Rally, that
was looking for a home but we didn’t want ‘that sort’ of dog but a German
Shepherd. But Rally took us by storm and we were hooked by the breed.
Furthermore, it was Kangaroo Action which was his father and that meant that you
could not avoid but being hooked. Rally was subsequently approved as a
high-level search dog.
In 1989 we bought Aussi Actions
Chocolate Cutie which was bred form Noongah Black Attack and Yttergårdens Red
Oongies Lassie. John-Åke competed with her, primarily in search and achieved a
SBCH. She also became a SUCH and achieved honours. She was also trained as a
herding dog with both sheep and cattle and she proved to have good qualities.
until 1991 did we feel ready and equipped with the knowledge required to start
breeding. We mated Cutie with Nemars Domino and she had her first litter in
January 1992. Her second litter was born in 1994 with Nemars XO and many more
have followed since.
aim of our breeding enterprise is to produce healthy and sound dogs. It is also
important that they follow the standards of the breed, both as far as appearance
and mental parts are concerned. Whilst as a breeder you always try to do your
best, sadly there are times when things may not go quite so well but then you
have to accept the responsibility for that.
The herding dog’s duties are important parts of the Kelpie’s work. We believe that herding work must be ongoing for the Kelpie to maintain its obedience and sensitive ear qualities that it’s well known for.
have had a reasonable amount of success, thanks to our wonderful puppy buyers.
Several of the puppies have been given merit awards by the Kennel, some rescue
dogs and a couple obedience champions. In the exhibition arenas, several have
shown good results. Other breeders have moreover, used a couple of the dogs
way of choosing the buyers of our puppies is that the dog must go to a good home
that can provide the amount of activity work that is required by a Kelpie. The
buyer must be aware of what he/she is getting at the end of the lead.
To compete is not the most important thing but it’s a bonus. We always support
the new owners of our puppies, both in good and in bad times.
So far we hold Kennel camps every other year.
vital part of the breeding is that you have time for the litter. It’s
important to let the puppies socialise, to give each puppy some time and to
carry out a few puppy exercises. All so that the new owner will have the best
possible starting point with his/her new friend.
Gunilla only work halftime and John-Åke is retired so there is always somebody at home.
What most of the puppies’ new owners don’t know is that it’s not just fun and cute to have a litter of puppies. But the pleasure outweighs and that’s why we continue. It’s great to follow the small creatures as they grow up.
We have also had a new experience with our latest male, Fogerty. He and his master have started some herding work. After a weekend at the beginning of June 2005 when John-Åke had the opportunity to try with Fogerty, an entry to a herding week followed which whetted the appetite. With training Fogerty now is approved herdingdog. If you don’t know anything about herding work, it’s not the easiest work you can embark on when it comes to dog activities.
also provided us with the idea for our Kennel name; we abbreviated the name
Cutie and added the English word for children, kids,
and that’s how we got Cukids.
from dogs, our family consists of master John-Åke, mistress Gunilla and three
children who have left the family home and five grandchildren. We live in Stöde which is situated
along the E14, about
Gunilla och John-Åke Andersson
Kumminvägen 7, 860 13 STÖDE
+46 691 - 108 96
+46 70 - 67 50 986, +46 73 - 09 108 96
Gunilla och John-Åke Andersson