Tanyvska

Caroline King-Cherne
Gravesend
Kent
England
01474 815865
07793 741533
caroline@tanyvska.co.uk
Tanyvska Web Site

Breeders of:

  • Leonberger

My name is Caroline and I have had the Tanyvska affix for many years. I live with my partner, Mark and my son, Phil.
We currently live with four Leonbergers and a rescue crossbreed.
All the family "live in" so we have a sometimes very muddy and hairy house and a well exercised Dyson.
We brought home our first Leonberger puppy, Mica (Saljay one Step Beyound at Tanyvska), in March 2000. Mica was bred by Sally-Anne Sandalls. When Mica was about two years old we brought home Oskar, aka Wozzy, (Kitarn Secret Revelation by Tanyvska), bred by Richard Kinsey, who was unfortunately taken from us in an accident at just over two years of age.
We went back to Richard who had done a repeat mating of Wozzy's parents and picked up Baloo aka Boo (Kitarn Chutzpah of Tanyvska). Boo is a UK Champion and has his Bronze Good Citizen Award.
Our next addition, Yana (Stormchaser Soraya at Tanyvska), was bred by Lynette Hodge and Sue Brailsford. Yana is a UK Champion and has also passed her Bronze Good Citizen Award. Yana has also won a first in an agility competition.
Next came Cork (Wolfen Incantation by Tanyvska) who was bred by Kathy Hay, and is a son of Boo. Cork has qualified for Crufts for life and has his Bronze Good Citizen Award.
Our youngest Leonberger is Odie (Zuleona Super Royal of Tanyvska) Odie is also one of Boo's sons and has passed his Bronze Good Citizen Award
We lost our wonderful rescue crossbreed Oz back in 2012 and now have another rescue Buzz. In keeping with the family tradition Buzz has also passed his Bronze Good Citizen Award

Mica (Saljay One Step Beyound at Tanyvska)

Mica (Saljay One Step Beyound at Tanyvska)

photo by: Caroline King-Cherne

Mica was our first Leonberger and we will be eternally grateful to Sally-Anne Sandalls for letting us have her.
Mica was so good natured and always such a fun girl.
Mica loved going to shows and was well known around the ring for her enthusiasm. Notable wins (from her heyday) included 4 reserve best bitches at Championship shows, a Best of Breed at Darlington Championship Show and more recently a first in the Good Citizen class at Crufts (at the age of 8).
Despite introducing her to what we felt were some eligible suitors, Miche said that she wasn't that kind of girl and preferred to be "Auntie" rather than have puppies of her own.

Boo (CH Kitarn Chutzpah of Tanyvska)

Boo (CH Kitarn Chutzpah of Tanyvska)

photo by: Caroline King-Cherne

Boo was 10 years old in March 2014. He is an absolute pleasure to live with and particularly enjoys runs through the forest and standing at the bottom of trees barking at squirrels (real or imaginary).
Boo has been successful in the showring. Despite breaking a bone in his foot chasing through the forest (in a booby trap set by one of the squirrels no doubt) he still secured three Challenge Certificates (giving him his UK title), eight Reserves and a Best in Show at the Leonberger Club Open Show.
Boo dated Lady (Vectiseleon Vivacious Lady of Wolfen) and fathered a litter of puppies. We had a puppy back from this litter (Cork). Boo has been a great father to Cork and adopted father to Yana, showing them endless patience and steering them away from trouble.
Boo has sired two further litters. Odie is from his second litter

Yana (Stormchaser Soraya at Tanyvska)

Yana (Stormchaser Soraya at Tanyvska)

photo by: Caroline King-Cherne

Yana was born in May 2009. She is full of fun and always eager to be part of everything that's going on. Boo has taught Yana the delights of barking at imaginary squirrels and as with all things, Yana has taken this sport up with enthusiasm.
Yana loves hydrotherapy and has speed and style in the water that would make the average otter green with envy.
Yana managed to win a first at an agility competition and is also starting tracking training.
In the showring, Yana has done well, picking up her first Challenge Certificate out of Junior in summer 2010 and being made up to Champion in Autumn 2011.

Cork (Wolfen Incantation by Tanyvska)

Cork (Wolfen Incantation by Tanyvska)

photo by: Caroline King-Cherne

Cork, Boo's son was born in August 2009.Cork loves to find things. This can be (on the positive side) toys hidden away, fetching slippers or (on the less positive side) plant bulbs and rootballs.
Despite his size Cork is very gentle and is even allowed to wash the cat's ears (The cat is very fussy about who washes her ears).
Cork has qualified for Crufts for life, attends agility training and has recently started learning to track.

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