Contact & about

My very first dog was a Cocker Spaniel, he came into my life when I was 14 years old. It is because of this dog that I decided to continue with dogs. To get an Afghan Hound was like a dream come true, this happened on June 4th, 1983. I co-owned her together with Elsa Storesund (Elsto kennels). Before we bought our first Afghan Hound we did our best to find what to start out with. It was obvious for us that we had to get in touch with Christina Jernberg of El Khyria fame. We were lucky and after two years we did get to buy our foundation bitch from her, a bitch that was extremely inbred, (Ch El Khyria's K`Call Me What You Want). Later we also got one more bitch from El Khyria, this time from an outcross, but a very successful one, the famous N-litter. Int Ch El Khyria's Never The Less.

K`Call Me What You Want had her first litter in 1986 out of Ch Rahzmundas Psidium. Me and Elsa bred three litters together before we continued separately, in different directions.

In total I have bred 14 litters, the last born April 5th, 2010. I have made up a total of 33 champions, 13 of them international champions. I have no kennel prefix and all the litters are named by themes (movies, lyrics, music etc.).

During all these years I have tried to focus on breeding from the well established Scandinavian strain, but have also included foreign dogs, mainly American and Australian. I have also had the intention to build up a strain from the dogs I started out with. This goal was fulfilled in 2007 when I for the first time had a litter out of two dogs that I had bred, each of them coming from the two bitches I started out with. It was of course very important for me that this combination would produce some good dogs, and in my opinion it did. From this strain I will continue to focus on my breeding, hopefully producing better and better dogs for each generation.

My main problem is that I have far too few litters. To get good ones you need to produce, but unfortunately it is extremely hard to find homes for the ones I do not keep for myself. My intention is not to get all puppies out of the house when they are 8-12 weeks. We have space, and I can afford to let them stay much longer, but it takes a lot to socialize puppies, and to be able to do that you need a lot of time.

Åge Gjetnes, Norway

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