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Date of Birth:

12 June, 2007
Hip Score:4 : 3
Breeder:Mrs Bitte Rehnberg

Nina has performed really well in the show rings being consistently placed and she is a joy to show, always willing to perform with a wagging tail.  She gained her Champion title on 20th May 2011 at Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show.  All of her CC's have been under breed specialists and all have been with Best of Breed.  Her critiques are detailed below:-

1st CC - August 2009
Bournemouth Championship Show
Judge - Ms Anthea Fox (Sonstraal)

I love this bitch, beautifully balanced giving the perfect outline, lovely feminine head with kind expression, good reach of neck, deep chest with plenty infill, good length of upper arm, well laid back shoulders, well ribbed back, strong loin, well angulated rear, good second thigh, nice low hocks excelled on the move giving great front extension & strong rear drive, covered the ground with ease. CC & BOB, well deserved 

2nd CC - August 2010
Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show
Judge - Miss Sharon Rossiter (Sonstraal)

Love this bitch, best of heads with a nice dark eye & kind expression, super reach & crest of neck, good lay of shoulder & return of upper arm with elbows well tucked in to body, when viewed from front has a good infill of chest, legs parallel & standing on good feet, good depth of chest & well ribbed back, strong loin, excellent croup & tailset, good rear angulation with a good width of thigh & second thigh, good turn of stifle with strong well let down hocks, movement was effortless & ground covering, reaching out in the front & driving from the rear. CC & BOB

3rd CC - May 2011
Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show
Judge - Miss Gill Lawless (Faahac)

Quality bitch of excellent proportions, well balanced head, kind expression, dark eyes, well carried ears, clean neck, well boned limbs, excellent forequarters good infill & deep chest, good length of ribbing, strong loin, powerful back, well angulated rearquarters, well let down hocks which used on the move to present picture of power but elegance. CC, her 3rd & BOB


Milo got himself a beautiful Swedish penpal / girlfriend - Stardust's Amila - and we sent some chilled wrigglies out to Sweden over a period of 3 days (thanks UPS!!!) and they all arrived safe and well.  Amila was inseminated and we waited with fingers crossed.  Thankfully it was very successful and 9 perfect little puppies were born on 12 June 2007 - 3 dogs and 6 bitches.  We had decided that if there was an outstanding bitch in the litter then we would take something back.  Bitte kindly agreed to keep a puppy in her home and show it for us if that was what we wanted. 

We went to Sweden to look at the litter when they were almost 6 weeks old and over the course of the weeks had narrowed it down to a couple of the girls ... when we saw Nina it was clear she was what we wanted and we never changed our minds during that visit (or since!).  She was Puppy No.9, hence the name Nina.

We (myself and Kate Lowson) set out on Sunday 4th May 2008 in a packed car ... we drove with the help of Daniel the "Sat Nav" to Harwich where we caught the ferry to Esbjerg in Denmark, arriving there on Monday 5th May in early afternoon.

10 hours drive later we arrived at Bitte's house and met Nina "in person" since I had last seen her at 6 weeks old.  Thankfully for me (although maybe not for Bitte and Emily) she lived up to my expectations and after an overnight stay and a trip to the vet to get her passport stamped we were off in the car (with Daniel) for the long journey back to a date with a ferry in Holland on Wednesday evening and Nina became officially British on Thursday 8h May, 2008 when we arrived in Newcastle.

3 hours later and she was playing in the garden with her sister Anny and dad Milo, uncle Kudo and cousin Bruno.

Nina settled in very well and quickly and learned that the home comforts she had in Sweden are the same in Scotland, just the language sounds different but a kiss is still a kiss !!!

Thanks to Bitte and Emily for transforming this puppy into a wonderfully loving girl and to Kate Lowson for her companionship on the long journey.

Nina hit the showrings in May 2008 ... and became a Champion in May 2011!