Matthew , Janna, and Max out in the yard looking at elk to the left.
Mik-Ren Norwegian Elkhounds
proudly in partnership with Vin-Melca Elkhounds under the tutoring of Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter. Thank you for entrusting me with wonderful dogs from your line.
Alex, one of Gretta's pups taking Best in Show and gaining her International Title. One of her judges is a breeder judge, Nelson Huber. To gain an International title, she had 4 very top rankings along with Lars and Pinkie.
Rudy, another pup of Gretta's , out for a walk with his owners in North Carolina.
Two beautiful pictures of Number 1 elkhound in 2007, Best of Opposite at Westminster, Best of Breed and Best of Breed Bred by , handled by Patricia V. Trotter.
Matthew and an elk summing up each other at my house.
Gretta , Pinkie, Trudy, Thunder, Lars and Alex as well as a cousin, Matthew were all owner handled to their championships . Gretta and Matthew went on to become # 1 bitch /Elkhound and #1 male elkhound in 2 different years. Both have won specialties as well as several group placements.
The quality shows.
NEWSFLASH: Lars took a Group 2 in a tough hound group and this was his first time in an all breed group ring. Very proud moment. He also go pulled in the group the next day . 9/25-26/11 He now ranked #20 in elkhounds.
Here is another sibling of this breeding. This is Mikhail and he lives with a great family in Denver.
Shartruse collar girl is now Cassie and she is now a champion too and lives with her co breeder.
To the left, White collar girl is now Mia and is living and working with her Jr. handlers. Natasha is in this picture. I am very proud of what Natasha and now her brother Shaun are doing in the show ring.
This is a picture of Cassie and Jada at the April 2013 shows . Both are very attentive and are great show girls.
Picture above is Smitty, which is Mia,Cassie , and Jada's brother . He is a championship and is beginning his life as a special.
Below is Smitty , Jada's brother and he is now a champion.
To the left, a picture of Zella, Jada's and Mia's half sister and she just won her first points her first time in the ring at our local specialty.
My elkhound family that lives with me, or bred or I co own:
Gretta is grandmother and now great grandmother to all of my dogs:
Gretta's kids: Thunder,Mikhail, Trudy, Rudy, Lars, Pinkie , Alex.
Pinkie's kids are Smitty, Cassie, Jada and Mia
Alex's kids are Ritz, Greta jr, Athena, and Zella.
Now Jada has produced a litter of 4, Cooper , Moose ,Stevie and Brika
Zella had pups -- Hiccup, Obie,Freya, Hawk,Glisten,Piper,and Sunna--
Obie, GListen and Piper have attended our last elkhound specialty , and the 2 girls are well on their way to their championships.
ZELLA'S LITTER : see below
Below is a picture of Zella at her first show