Liv has been fascinated by this charming breed her entire life, and finally got her own dog- a basenji- after years of nagging at the age of 14. She bred her first litter at the age of 16.Since that day there has been many more little Basenjis in her life, and there will probobly always be one or more of these little charmers by her side. Once you fall in love with a basenji, it is hard not to have one (or three..)
She had two litters before she got her kennelname registered on 2004. She chose the name "Kingwana", which is the swahili name for "Congo", the breeds origin country.
She has been a member of the board of the Norwegian Basenji Club, and was the leader of the breeding department of the club from 2002- 2013. She works as a teacher on an elementary school.
She has also been an active show jumper, you can read more about Liv & her previous horses here
Dag Christer has really grown up with dogs, as his parents are Aud Jorun and Helge Lie, from Leeland Shetland Sheepdogs. Aud Jorun has been the editor of the Norwegian Kennel Klubs monthly magazine for decades, and Helge Lie was the former chairman of the board in the Norwegian Kenel Klub, as well as a respected show judge for several breeds, included Basenjis.
Dag Christer has been a member of the board of the Norwegian Shetland Sheepdog club for several periods. He has been employed by the Norwegian Kennel Club as a technical arranger of their international shows, and he is still a member of the board of the N. kennel clubs region in Oslo/ Akershus.
He has also been the leader for the Norwegian Basenji Club since 2001.
He entered the kennelname in 2007.
We moved in together the summer of 2006, to a lovely house located in Grua, about 45 min.north of Oslo. We live together with our basenjis and our two children. Our dogs are all beloved members of our family, and live comfortable lives as couchpotatoes, walk-companions and bed-warmers. We don't want to have more dogs then we feel we can take with us, and we want time to give every dog individual training and attention/ cuddeling.
We also own several dogs that we co-own. Have a look under our dogs.
We got married on May 1st 2010
This is a video I made for my Dag on our wedding day. If you are interested, you can also have a look in our weddingalbum!
Our family (2014)
All our dogs get a wonderful food supplement called "Tahitian Noni Juice". Interested in this product? Have a look here.
One of our trips to Egypt
Kingwanas breeders group BEST IN SHOW at the speciality 2012.
Liv Irene with her first Basenji "Shira" in 1997.