Who is behind 'de la Prolingea'?
name is Jeldou Boorsma,
originally from Dutch soil, having lived in Belgium for about seven
years, in the neighbourhood of Ghent to be more precise. This move was
done because of the choice for my study. I started studying veterinairy
medicine at the university of Ghent. I graduated in 2011 and started my
veterinarian career in the Netherlands in the beginning of 2012.
the proud owner of two White Swiss Shepherd Dogs: Jevlin and het daughter Jincke and
three German Shepherd Dog: Jairha, her daughter Juïque and granddaughter Jazmae. Although
I've got the
ownership of a kennelname "de la Prolingea" the dogs don't live
in a kennel but just in the house. It also doesn't mean that the
breeding is on a large schale. A litter is well planned and
just as special as the previous time. Parents are sought out with great
and improving the breed is always above multiplication.
How it all started...
Jizzah, my first White Swiss Shepherd Dog and matriarch of the kennel, was born on December the 13th in 1998 in kennel 'the Lovely White Sheperd' owned by Jan Jongeneel in The Netherlands. Jizzah came to live with me on Valentines day in 1999. Soon after that the White-Shepherd-virus (a virus well known to White Shepherd owners) hit me like a bomb. So, I did my first show with Jizzah and experienced that the judges were charmed by Jizzah's charms. And one thing led to another...Jizzah's hips were X-rayed, she took a breeding qualification in no time and before I knew it I was looking for the perfect partner for Jizzah. I soon found him and in the summer of 2002 Jizzah gave birth to her first litter. I kept one pup from this litter: Jazoux.
As a result of lack of room and time, Jizzah never got a second litter. Her daughter Jazoux got her first litter in spring of 2006. In this litter there was only one bitch. But more choice was not necessairy. This little girl had to stay! And so Jeggae joined the pack.
...and how it went on
I wanted to keep a pup of Jeggae to secure generation number four. That's why I choose for the fosterhome construction for a male from her first litter. Jerzan has had a wonderful forever home with the Harnisfeger - Legroe family in Maldegem (Belgium).
Jairha was added to the pack in the summer of 2011. This fancy lady is a líttle different than the others. She is a solid black longcoated German Shepherd who I imported from the UK. At that time I was the proud owner of the White Swiss Shepherds: Jizzah, Jazoux and Jeggae and the German Shepherd Jairha.
Unfortunally dogs don't have an everlasting life. Jizzah was put to sleep in May 2012. She was deteriorating slowly and her body was at the tender age of 13,5 like a candle in the wind.
2015: an eventful year
In the beginning of 2015 a gorgeous White Shepherd female in Germany at the Kennel of 'of the White Heaven' gave birth to a beautiful litter of nine. Jevlin (picture to the right) is one of them and came to live with me shortly after. In 2015 Jairha got her first litter in a combination of a very special studdog and I kept a little solid black girl from this litter: Juïque. Lateron in that same year I had to say goodbye to my 13 year old Jazoux. After the death of Jazoux the pack was made out of Jeggae and Jevlin (White Swiss Shepherds) and Jairha and Juïque (German Shepherds).
I expected that Jevlin would be the next White Swiss Shepherd bitch to produce some nice white puppies somewhere in the upcoming years but after Natascha Kamstra had a chat we decided that I would a good idea to let Maya have a litter under the Prolingea-flag. And so Natascha became the fosterhome of Maya and Maya had a litter with Jerzan.
2017 - 2019 Jevlin
In 2017 Jeggae was put to sleep at the age of 11. A little younger than her mother and grandmother but her body just didn't want to be at her service. This was the remaining pack: Jevlin (White Swiss Shepherd), Jairha and Juïque (German Shepherds).
During 2018 it became more and more normal for Juïque to stay for a longer period at the place of Isis Wegman in stead of only in the holidays. Eventually she became the forever fosterhome of Juïque.
Because Jevlin and Juïque almost have the same age I was intending to keep a pup from their litters at the same time. Jincke is the daughter of Jevlin and one day older than Jazmae, the daughter of Juïque. The pack at the end of 2019: Jevlin and Jincke (White Swiss Shepherds), Jairha and Jazmae ((Old)German Shepherds).
In the first year of a dog life, I try to establish most of the basic obedience commands and after that I'm trying to find the qualities and talents of each individual dog. For example: Jeggae and Jairha were very happy on the agility field, Jevlin is the master of swimming and tracking and Juïque has done a lot of shining in the showring. Jincke and Jazmae are still busy with basic obedience and basic show training.
What can you expect from us?
The pups are born and raised indoors, next to everyday noises, smells, other dogs and, most importantly, other human hands, and voices. I also do different trips to insure an optimal socialisation before they leave here. I dot not invite puppybuyers in the first three weeks of the pup's life. That is because of hygiene but also because it may have a stressful effect on the mother. Besides, the pups are quite boring the first three weeks because they don't deviate much from the drink/sleep/defecate program. After those three weeks it gets a lot more fun! And also a lot more social and cosy! Visitors are very welcome and the pups are taught a lot of different things. Eventually they have to leave and it is very necessairy that a pup is a bit worldly-wise when he leaves us at eight weeks of age. At the age of seven weeks the pups undergo a puppy-character-test. Based on the results of these tests and with my own findings, the pups are coupled to the new owners. This is to make sure the best combinations are made between dogs and (future) owners. The pups are vaccinated, chipped, checked by the Raad van Beheer (Dutch Kennelclub) and than they are ready to go to their new owners. For every pup a pedigree is requested by the Raad van Beheer). Of course, we only breed with parent dogs who are completely approved by the demands of the ZWHVN (Dutch association of White Swiss Shepherds) and the LSOHV (Dutch association of Longcoated and Old fashioned German Shepherds) (plus the extra demands we have besides that).
Our goal is to deliver a puppy with the potential to be preferent!!!!