We have known that we need new bloodlines. When we were told of some planned spring litters in Denmark and Sweden that might be of interest to us, John Willmore and Diane Webb of California planned their two week Scandinavian business trip accordingly. Their itinerary included visits to Kennel Tranevang in Denmark, Hound's Kennel in Sweden, and Chirribi's on the Swedish isle of Gotland. They came away with a puppy from the oldest litter. She is 14 week old Chirribi's Bossa Nova Baby, call name Bossa (long "o"). Bossa was bred by May-Gun Bandinge who is an Elvis fan and chose an Elvis theme for naming this litter. Both of Bossa's parents were bred by Marie Gadolin from whom I imported Kasi in 2002.
Weighing 9 pounds at 14 weeks, Bossa was the smallest puppy in the litter which was a big (ha!) plus. Active and friendly, her Volhard test scores were good and she seemed to want more attention from the visitors than her littermates did. It will be a long time before her talents become well known but she has a great deal of potential. That is the most that may be said of any youngster at this age.