DEROCHE APPENZELLER DOGS
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In addition to the dogs in our current show and breeding program listed above, we do have other dogs listed below that are or have been a part of our family and are loved very much.
HILJA Blässhunde USA aus der Leinemasch
Born: Dec. 13, 2014
On February 21, 2015, we got a new App for our home...Hilja. She is an Appenzeller Sennenhund, one of the 4 Swiss Mountain breeds.
Appenzellers were bred as cattle dogs so herding is instinctive to them. This breed also has virtually no health issues as their breeding program is strictly controlled. Their life expectancy is between 12 - 14 years.
Appenzeller's are not yet recognized by CKC and are still only on the pre-registry list with AKC Foundation Stock Service.
Hilja's mom, Usha, was bred in Germany under the kennel names Blässhunde USA & Appenzeller aus der Leinemasch. Hilja was trained to help us look after the pugs when they are outside on our property. We're really happy to have her and are very grateful to both Sheryl Green and Manon Siebe for letting us adopt her.
Desta from Townview
Born: Nov. 27, 2013
Desta joined our family on January 22, 2017.
Desta was born in Linden, Alberta. Her registered name is 'Desta from Townview'. Desta was the pick of the litter by her breeder. When she was 9 months old, Desta went to Utah to live with a very wonderful man. They had a wonderful loving relationship but due to unfortunate circumstances, her dad had to find a new home for her. When we heard about Desta, it did not take Art & I long to get in touch with Peter to let him know we would be happy to add her to our family. Within a few days, Art was on his way to Utah to pick her up and bring her home.
Desta is a very beautiful tricolour female Appenzellerr. It was always planned for Desta to be bred and we agreed to breed her when she came into season. She arrived to our home on Sunday, had her health tests completed 3 days later on Wednesday morning and started her heat on Wednesday afternoon. The following Wednesday Desta went on a road trip with Art to Alberta to be bred with Quinn vom Felsengarten. Desta's first litter was born on April 4, 2017.
Many thanks to Mirjam Hofman and Peter Combs for trusting us to take care of Desta.