Gate City Sunniva 1993-2003 My first Lundie, she could do it all: great feet, sturdy conformation, steady even personality, obedience competitor, even an unofficial earth dog. She not only tolerated me dressing her up in Norwegian folk costume but allowed herself to be placed in many positions for numberless photos. At a Lundehund National Specialty, my dogs won more classes than I had hands to show them all to Best of Breed In looking to find someone to help, a club member mentions that his sister would love to show a dog, but had no idea what to do. I said, take Sunny, she knows how and can show herself. Sure enough, she did and Paul said it was an unforgettable moment for his sister. I have no memory which dog and owner won that day, but I remember the pleasure that Sunny gave that young lady.
Sunny thinks no one will see her in the tall tan grass,
Thea gets cozy.
Thea was always alert.
Prairie Gold Dorthea 1995-2007. Thea lived to the ripe age of 12.Loving and loyal, she was a bit clueless about motherhood, but delivered many litters. She lives on her daughter, Elfrida, as well as numerous pet Lundies in the region.Thea's unique nervous stance won her many awards at shows. Hating to be separate from Susan, she was known to grab the bottom edge of the exercise pen in her teeth, throw it up in the air, slip under before it hit the ground, and run into the show ring to get to Susan.
Thea says gimme a puffin, any puffin.
Dawns Midnattsol Arnbjorn
1995-2004, Arne is no longer with us and we miss him.He won several Best of Breed awards and a Best in Show at a Rare Breed Association show in 2001.He loved to run free in the woods and have a good time, but he was also a calm dog.Traveling to one show, his plane was grounded by weather and Arne was stuck in his travel crate for twelve hours, but he took it in his stride. However, his love of running free cut short his life when he ran out of the woods onto a road and was struck by a car.
A young Arne gets Best of Breed
Arne was always a calm dog.
A mature Arne gets Best in Show
Midnattsol Elfrida 2000-2013 Elfy passed away at twelve and a half, of sudden, necrotizing pancreatitis. Daughter of Thea and Arne, she had a great personality. She had great toes, which did not pass on to her son, Raffy, but hopefully he has inherited her long healthy life. The biopsy of her intestines after death tested clear of any disease.
Cliffhanger Anneli2006-2010 , Miss Ann passed away from liver cancer. She is remembered for her sweet nature, fleet legs, quick eye, great feet, and alert ears. She was always in motion when she was outside and never acted sick until the last four weeks of her illness.
I wanna play some more, says Anneli.
Anneli enjoys her bed.
'Miss Ahn" was always sure footed.
Torrey can show to advantage.
Medina Arne den Fyrste Bred by Mary and Ray Waldmann in 2005, we call him Torstein (Torrey or Toy Boy for short).He is a happy-go-lucky boy and likes everyone.Even all grown up, he loves to play tug of war.He always gets car-sick, but does not want to be left behind as he loves his runs/walks in the woods.Torrey is a handsome boy with nice feet and excellent coloring, which is good as he will never get ahead based on his smarts! Since he never really learned the correct direction to approach a willing female dog, he has been homed with a young man in Silverdale, WA, where he seems delighted to live in a home where there is less competition for human attention. His son, Midnattssol Hrafn, closely resembles him. Sadly, Torrey's owner reported he died unexpectedly in April 2013.
Torrey at the beach.
But he likes the forest too.
Gyda loves sheepskin beds.
Whaddya mean, only a Reserve?
Gravnings Gyda the Gamin 2004 - 2011. From Shirley Gravnings' kennel in North Dakota.Despite the fact that she is incredibly photogenic and loved the camera, she never did well in shows, nor did she have any litters. Since she preferred to live in a household where she could be an only dog, she was homed out, but her health was neglected and she returned after one year, a very sick girl. With intensive nursing, she got a six more good months before succumbing.
I like my Lundefest scarf, says Gyda.
Raff on the left. Bonita on the right
Midnattsol Hrafn, 2009-2013. He was the son of Torry and Elfy, who was daughter of Thea and Arne, who were themselves born in the US. Being the fifth generation USA bred, Raffie's semen was shipped back to Norway in 2014 to add to their diversity.
? - 2011. Rescued from a shelter on Memorial Day 2008, she came to us only with her name. She was an older Lundehund and lived with us for three years, only the last six months in failing health. She was loved during the time she was with us.
If you review the Medical Information pages, the Lundehund in many of the photos are Gracie. Due to either her basic personality, or her age, she was much more amenable than other Lundies at sitting still when posed.
Eriksro Ivriga Isak 2008-2011 "Eye-zee" passed away from complications of a kidney infection and his GI disease. His curly tail, happy face and good looks made him my pride and joy. I'll miss him.
Eriksro Trevliga Lycke
2008-2013 We called her the Leeka-pest because she pestered you until she got attention. Lycke passed away after a prolonged battle with Lundehund Syndrome.
She was a tough girl and battled it to the bitter end, but it was not to be. She leaves four sons and a daughter to carry her legacy.