Ursi doing helper work for “Spike” Pepnick’s Hocus Pocus
Welcome to Avonwolf Kennels. This website is about our breeding program, dog sport and more in depth information about the working line Belgian Malinois.
We breed KC Malinois. All our dogs are KC registered, imports or studs used are FCI registered dogs going by the breed standard.
The kennel is run by myself, Ursi and my partner Chris. We met in Switzerland in 2007 where Chris did pub gigs and I worked as a waitress. Several years later we moved to Bristol and took over a live music venue called The Fleece
. This business combines Chris’s passion for music and my skills of running a gastro business.
Having worked with dogs all my life, I started dog sport at the age of 12 and have helped train several different breeds. At the age of 14 i was already Assistent trainer at my local dog club! Beginning with agility, I progressed through many different clubs and sports until I ended up doing IPO and Working Trials where I now train with all kinds of working breeds but mainly Malis, GSD, Rott’s and Dobies. The Malinois was always my favourite breed but I believe these high energy and hard working dogs need owners with exactly the right lifestyle and surroundings. Once I decided I wanted my own Mali it took me 8 years to reach the point in my life where I felt I could give these amazing dogs the kind of home they deserve.
I have made my hobby to a way of living! Whilst i train my own dogs I am also having dogs in for training, issue dogs with aggression issues or sport dogs to get perfection out of them. One to one sessions are regular and home visits are part of it too. On Saturdays I train at my local IPO club where I am head trainer and helper. The club is called Avon Dogs Sports Group and is part of the GSDL
Our own dogs I train daily, at the moment I am competing in Working Trials with our female Lucy
, also i’m competing with Keith
in IPO and just started to bring on Vox
. With Xia
I’m making my first steps towards KNPV 🙂 we will see how that goes but i sure have the right dog for it with her! I have found a lovley group of KNPV intrests not far away from us and now train there every Tuesday evening. Xia and I are having tons of fun!
While running the venue, Chris is busy 24/7! However he is a very big help if I have stuff on and can’t do my daily routine. He’s fantastic with the dogs and looks after them whilst I’m on short trips back to Switzerland or elsewhere. He also takes dogs to work every now and again if needed, for exhample when the girls are in heat and we want to give the boys a break! Or puppies, he’s the expert to socialise them at our Venue and taking them on his daily trips to Ticket shop and Printer through town 🙂
For me a massive help ❤