My name is Carina and I live in Norway, specifically the beautiful seaside town of Drøbak, just outside Oslo. I live here with my hubby, three lovely boys and our precious dogs, Molly, Dessie and Bella.
Since I was a little girl I have loved animals and my heart skips an extra beat for the fury four-legged wonderful creatures called dogs. I think I have had dogs in my home almost all my life, and the joy of a companion like that when you grow up, is something I want my boys to experience too.
I grew up with a Great Pyrenees dog and Bearded Collies. When my husband and I were to get our first dog together, the one we call our first born, we decided on a basset Hound. Perfect for our lifestyle then. Not too much energy, not complete couch potato, and with a ton of personality. Albert was the perfect dog in every way for us, until he walked over the rainbow bridge.
During my time with Albert, I got so caught up in the obedience training of dogs, that I educated myself to become an obedience trainer (Oslo Hundeskole). This education gave me a lot of valuable knowledge and insight into this fascinating creature.
When boy number three came along and he became a toddler, the craving for a fury face to burry myself in was getting too strong. It was time to get a four-legged family member again. After reading the encyclopedia of dog breeds from cover to cover, we decided on one we couldn’t find there. Not because we couldn’t find the perfect dog for us there, but because this new breed had a lot of qualities that caught our attention. And now, over two years on from getting our first Australian Cobberdog, Molly, I can, with my hand on my heart, say that I have never met a dog loaded with more personality and qualities then this. She is, in my eyes, the ultimate dog. And from what I understand from others I have spoken to, and read about, it is not just we that have been lucky, it is the breed itself that is like this.
A dream of mine has always been to become a small breeder, now I have found my breed, and bought my first breeding dogs, sweet Rutlands Carina’s Destiny (Dessie) and Spring Hills Sunlit Zara (Bella) so the dream is about to become reality and exciting times are ahead. I can’t wait!