I grew up surrounded by dogs, my parents got their first Rottweiler when I was 2 years old and the dogs have always been a very big part of our family. I have followed my mother’s breeding of first Rottweilers and later on Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with great enthusiasm for years, but decided on another breed for myself, and got my first Dogue de Bordeaux in 2004.
As for work, I am Finance Manager at Dress Partner – a men’s wear company with approximately 100 member shops, among these the well-known chain “DIN TØJMAND”.
I got my first dog, a doberman, when I was 18 years old. I started out with working dogs – doberman and german shepherd – and was very active in training my dogs for trials (:prøver) as well as functioning as a human adversary (:figurant) for a number of years. In 1997 I got my first Amstaff, Perdues Hunka Blue Bull aka Macho, imported from USA. Allthough I had no interest in dog shows at the time, I promised the breeder to show Macho and he was entered in puppy-class at a DKK show – and ended up as Reserve Best in Show Baby! The succesful start in the showring immediately got me interested and I went on showing Macho both in Denmark and abroad with great success. He ended up as multi-champion and 2nd most winning terrier in Denmark in 1999. Along with the interest for showing I also developed an interest for breeding and I bred my first Amstaff litter in 1998.
In 2000 I was showing Macho at the World Winner show in Milan, and at the show I saw a Basenji in the main ring. I immediately fell for the show quality of this breed and later that year I became the happy owner of Skyewalker’s Storm of Whitney. Whitney has been all I could ever dream of in a show dog and has had an amazing show career. Among her achievements are Best In Show at the international DKK show in Ballerup 2002, BOB Europe Winner Paris 2002, BOB World Winner Dortmund 2003 and BOB Crufts England 2003.
I have previously bred Amstaff and Basenji under the kennel names “PB’s Amstaff” and “From PB’s”. My big passion for showing dogs has also let me to be a showring instructor with the Danish Kennel Club at their show courses, at the moment however I am not active as show instructor.
As for work I have my own company as a farrier, shoing horses.
The Kennel Krondal’s name was originally established by Karina’s mother and the first litter with the Krondal’s prefix was born in 1988 (rottweiler). In 2004 – when getting her first Dogue de Bordeaux – Karina joined as co-owner of Kennel Krondal’s, and since 2010 Karina and Peter has taken over the kennel name.
After a few years with mainly old retired dogs in the family and not beeing active in terms of showing or breeding, we decided on a new common breed, and we picked up our first Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen at Kennel Around in Sweden in 2015. At the same time we had to say goodbye to the last Basenjis, and from now on we will only have PBGV and DdB – allthough we also have an English Bulldog at the time (she’s the house mascot) ;o). We are ambitious about our breeding – we are not just producing puppies for the sake of producing puppies but our goal is to contribute to the breeds with healthy, show quality and mentally well-functioning dogs. At the same time it is very important for us, that the dogs are members of the family. All our dogs live with us in the house and all litters bred with us will grow up in the house.