Who we are

The Whalswick affix was first registered with the Raad van Beheer (Kennel Club in the Netherlands) in 1998. Our love for shelties started in 1994, when we relocated in Valkenswaard. We bought our first Sheltie at the “van Rianshof” kennel.

Our first Sheltie

Picture CopyrightŠ WhalswickAbigail van Rianshof is her name, we call her Abby. The picture shows Abby at the age of 14 weeks.

Picture CopyrightŠ WhalswickWithin a short time after having brought Abby into our house, we became addicted with the “Sheltie-Virus”, and we started to participate in Club-matches, shows, …
And here is Abby again, this time as a show contender.

Our second Sheltie

Picture CopyrightŠ WhalswickThen in 1995, we decided that Abby needed a friend. In december Cheyenne Merry Blue Sky van Rianshof was born.
This picture shows Sky when she was only a few days old.

Picture CopyrightŠ WhalswickThis picture on the right shows Sky at the age of 5,5 weeks.