Our affix was the first name of a list we had to send to the Dutch Kennel club. We are very happy that they granted us this name because the meaning of our Affix is that you never stop learning about your dogs, litters and the shows.

Our first collie was a dog with (of course!) a great white collar, Olaf van ‘t Leypark. We called him Roy (Cliff v.d.Baetscomber x Méry v ‘t Leypark). 

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We were married for one year then and finally had a flat for our own. This was in 1979. We always wanted to have a dog and Wiel always said that he wanted to have a Collie, because he had his first one when he was 7 years old.

In our village the owners of a flower shop had a Collie and after a visit to this shop we had a lovely bouquet of flowers and the address of the kennel! After having been to a few shows as visitors, we entered our Roy at a small clubshow. He won his class and we were so proud so we entered him at some more shows. We had bought Roy in the first place as a pet, but he was really successful on shows and the best memories are those when he won his class at the Dutch Collie Club Show in 1980.

One year later we bought a half brother to him, Reggie van ‘t Leypark (Ch. Lansingh’s Super Stranger x Méry van ‘t Leypark). 
Reggie didn't like the shows at all.
 We bought our first bitch Blazing Treasure at Calicot (Light Shadow of the Cleveland Hills x Ariane de Sier). She became a Dutch Champion and Winner Amsterdam in 1989, at age 7 years! She was also the mother of our first litter of eight (6 dogs, 2 bitches) born in 1984, sired by Aberthorne Ambush.

Initially we had only sables, but in 1993 we bought our first tricolour bitch in France Harmony de la Ferme des Blés Dorés (Gasby Black du Clos des Centaures x Flora de la Ferme des Blés Dorés). She was wonderful as a puppy but unfortunately she didn't grow out as we expected, but she will stay in our Kennel as long as she will live, as all the other oldies. We had a litter from her and litters with daughters from Blazing Treasure of Calicot but finally we decided that it was not really the type we were looking for. 

We got the opportunity to have a two year old bitch out of Sweet Return of Lynway and Ch. Glen Morristone’s Fourtune Teller: 
Lansingh’s Que ’Sera
, "Smoochie". For us she was the most important dog in our kennel. Her first litter in 1995 was with Ch. Jonny vom Dünnwalder Bush and we kept a dog, Timeless Twilight’s Fame or Fortune called "Herbie".

Herbie didn't like the shows very much, he was placed a few times, but his children are more successful:

Dutch, German & Luxemburg Ch.,Bdssgr. Riding’s Deep in my Heart ( M. Uddemar, Sweden).

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World Junior Ch 2000 , Belgian Junior Winner 2000 Scottlyme You Got It ( D. Richter, Belgium)

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German Youth. Ch. Rosegarden Heaven-Sent, 3 x CAC, 2 x CACIB, 1 x BOB (P. & B. Fricke, Germany)

 

Even his grandchildren are successful in the showring, amongst others:

Ch. Xotic Lover of Slatestone (J.Ourth, Luxembourg)

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Hungarian Yth. Ch. Rosegarden Jumpin Jazzy (J. Papp, Hungary)

on the continent and in England:

Amalie Deep in My Soul (A.Hollywood)

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who is the father from Ch. Lynmead Simply in my Soul (C.Waterhouse)

Ch.Lynmead Simply in my Soul

From Lansingh’s Que Sera’s last litter with Brylin Misty Shadow at Carostar we kept a bitch: Timeless Twilight’s Just For Fun "Macey". She became the Most Successful Homebred Show collie NL 2001, as well as the Top Winning Sable-and-White Show Collie NL 2001

All our collies are eye-checked and have their hips x-rayed. We even check the litters on their eyes when they are 7/8 weeks old. 
For us it is important that all dogs or bitches we want to use for breeding have their eyes and hips checked. We also look for a good character, good outline, sweet expression and what is behind the Pedigree.