Kennel Arca Halu's history
We are a
family of two adults and three children who live in Trondheim, a town in
Norway. The family consists of Cathrine Ludvigsen and Arild Halsen and
our three children Odin, Iver and Axel.
When we decided to purchase a dog Cathrine would definitely have Giant
Schnauzer as she has grown up with the breed (including breeding). Arild
would not have as big dog, but he thinks they were nice and friendly
dogs, so the compromise was Miniature Schnauzer. We got our first dog
together in 1999 and it was a Miniature Schnauzer black. We got a
significant interest in training the dog, began in obedience training
and continued training there. Eventually, it became interested in
agility, and when we first had tried it we found that this was the
activity that suited both us and our dogs. Arild has competed and
trained agility for many years at the
Nidaros Brukshundklubb in Trondheim,
Cathrine also began to train agility there eventually.
We got an early
interest in dog shows when our first dag
1999) went on to BEST IN SHOW (BIS puppy) in the first exhibition. We
think it is very fun with grooming and exhibition, so it's possible you
will see us in the showring.
We noticed that there was a new color of Miniature Schnauzer
and we then got interested in White Miniature Schnauzer, it was admittedly
not very many of those at the time. When we bought our first white puppy
in 2000, N UCH Ingschnauzma's White Ally (also known as Ally), it was
only 5 registered White Miniature Schnauzer here in Norway.
Eventually, we were interested to try breeding too. Arild has an
education that includes general breeding and genetics, he has completed
it up to the dogbreeding with NKK's “Genetikk, Av log Oppdrett” by
Astrid Indrebø. Cathrine had some experience of breeding before and she
has carried Breeder school of the Norwegian Kennel
Club (NKK). Application for a kennel name Arca Halu was sent in and we
got it approved by the FCI in September 2002 and our first litter of
White Miniature Schnauzer was born in 2003. We think it's fun to be part
of the foundation for White Miniature Schnauzer here in Norway.
The three criteria we think are important in our breeding program are:
good temperament - good health – breedtypical exterior. The three
criteria are not ranked as we believe all three are equally important.
Our main goal for breeding is to add something to the breed in form of
wholesome, healthy and breed typical family dogs. And hope we get many
good years ahead of us with breeding and training of these wonderful animals!