Kennel Merryant´s is a small family kennel. Due to earlier full time works we only have
had seven (7) litters, but now both of us being retired it´s our time for new littters. We
are really looking forward to it!
Some dogs to remember from our small kennel:
Our very first Beagle, Beagler´s Beau Brummell "BEAU". A good shower, top winning Beagle
in the early 1970´s. He was also a good tracker. He sired seven (7) litters and you can still
find him in pedigrees here in Sweden.
Beau didn´t like to be left alone, so in 1973 we bought our second Beagle, Beagler´s Sweet Sonnie
"SONNIE", our foundation bitch.
Sonnie was a smart, very American looking beagle, not common at all in Sweden those days.
She had only one litter. Svante hunted her a lot and she was also merited in tracking.
In the litter mentioned above IntNordShCh SwFdCh Wild-Honey "HONEY" was born. She was
owned, shown and hunted by Catharina Linde-Forsberg, kennel Beagler's, who at that stage of
our "Beagle life" had become a close friend of ours. When Honey was mated to NW-82 Beagler´s
Black-Gold "Skipper" we bought Beagler´s Myrten "MYRA".
Myra had BOB:s, CACIB:s and group-placements. She was a good hunter. She was a top producer
being the dam of:
Merryant´s Yankee Doodle "KLOFFE", also a top winning dog with BOB-, group- and SBIS
placements. He was a good hunter, too and he could take credit for a son with field merit.
Merryant´s Darnel "SIGHSTEN", SBIS and merited in the field with a first prize on roe deer.
He gained his 3 CC:s in a row. Also a proven sire with a group winning offspring.
SW-89 Merryant´s Daphne "DAFFIE", SBOS, merited in tracking and a good hunting dog before
she had an accident with a snake and was forbidden to hunt anymore.
SW-90, -92 Merryant´s Daisy Strax O´Champhurst "DAISY", top winning Beagle in her prime
with SBIS, group wins and -placements. Also a top producer and foundation bitch at Kennel
Champhurst (among other things the dam of MultiCh Champhurst Bark at the Moon and SW-94 Champhurst
Batteries Not ´Ncluded).
With Myra´s offspring we took:
4 times Best Broad Bitch with Prize of Honour
4 times Best Breeders Group with Prize of Honour
Myra was also the granddam of:
Merryant´s Sweet Camelia "FRIDA", Anne's "once in the life time-dog" and merited in tracking
and a SBIS-winner aswell.
Now to the future..
Joberits Deirdre at Merryant "DIDDI" (seventh generation from Sonnie) was bought from
Berit Johansson, kennel Joberits, in 1997. She has 2 BOB:s, group placement, CACIB, 5 times
Best Bitch. Diddi is a good hunting dog.
In 2000 Diddi had her first litter of seven and they all show promise both in the show ring
and in the field.
Merryant´s Honeysuckle Rose "HILLDA". She is the future...
Anne's Dog History
I was born into a home with animals around me. My grandfather had a "Smålandsstövare", a native
hunting breed. My mother, grandmother and aunt had Scottish Terries. And then birds, canaries
and parrots, and all other animals that I took home. At 11 years I got my first own Scottish
Terrier, Mountebanks McWilliam "MACKY". He was not so easy to cope with - he hated all dogs and
was constantly in fights.
But I learnt a lot from that too.
My aunt was very intrested in grooming and showing the dogs so
I followed her around.
From my heart I thank this wonderful family, who taught me so much about animals and nature and
to take care of it!
Now we, my husband Svante, I and the four Beagle bitches Mica, Diddi,
Hillda, and Iris are living in a village outside Stockholm (capital of Sweden) having a good time, showing,
hunting and tracking with our Beagles.
Svante's Dog History
I grew up in the country side and was always surrounded by a lot of different hunting dogs.
Therefore when my wife Anne and I in 1970 decided to become dog owners it was obvious that we
should choose a hunting dog and we both thought Beagle was the right breed. The Beagle is of
the right size, very nice and cheerful and also very good looking.
Since the first Beagle we have had a lot of Beagles and we also started breeding.
I am hunting with our dogs and I am also a judge in tracking. I am a member of the board of
the local Beagle Club where I am responsible for shows and finance.