Ursi doing helper work for “Spike” Pepnick’s Hocus Pocus
Welcome to Avonwolf Kennels. This website is about my breeding program, dog sport and more in depth information about the working line Belgian Malinois.
I, Ursi, breed KC Malinois. All my dogs are KC registered, imports or studs used are FCI registered dogs going by the breed standard. We are licensed with the Stroud District Council and have achieved the highest star rating.
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. I’m a Security Dog Handler with a NASDU certificate and 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. The club is called Avon Dogs Sports Group and is part of the GSDL
Currently my work dog is Xia which besides being my security bitch I’m also having a lot of fun with her in the first steps of KNPV. Since there are no KNPV clubs over here I train with several different friends on the bite suit and we do a lot of fun real life scenarios.
Keith, a dog I’ve bred out of Lucy, is my IGP dog, having represented team GB twice at the world championships with him so far. Once at the FCI all breeds 2018 and once at the FMBB Belgian Shepherd world championship 2019.
Lucy is my retired female who still does security with me. She has a ton of qualifications and is my right hand in everything I do!