Kennel Coton de Collin is owned by us, Kia and Leif.
A couple of years ago we decided to leave the big city for a small village called Stjärnhov, just about an hour south of Stockholm. We moved here when the longing for nature became too strong and we also wanted to give our dogs a more serene life in a different environment. Having nature around the corner is the best and we have never changed our minds about moving here.
Ever since we were children we both have longed for a puppy and our dream came true in 2009 when Elvis moved in. It was love at first sight! Everything we ever dreamed of came true in this small male. We fell in love with him and with the breed. Jussi moved in with us after another four years, and Ines joined our small but growing pack in 2015. The boys came from Stockholm, but Ines came all the way from Denmark.
Our dream of owning a Show Dog has also come true with Ines. At 15 month she already had great success in the show ring and we started to plan for a kennel of our own.
Kia has, since then, taken The breeders course and the Dog mentality course at The Swedish Kennel Club (SKK). We also have a very close collaboration with Ines breeder so we are learning more and more about this fantastic breed. Everything has to be perfect before the first litter is born.
The future goals for this kennel is to breed happy, healthy and race specific dogs and our kennel will be moderate with maybe a litter a year. The kennel will follow the rules and recommendations established by the Swedish Kennel Club and the Coton de Tulear Club