Dogs have been exerting a huge fascination on me since I think. Even as a little boy I wish me a furry companion by my side. At the age of 20, after completing high school, everything finally fitted and I started to look for a dog breed that suits me. Top priorities were the health and versatility of the animal. At the same time, the breed should have the most original appearance and symbolize the connection to nature. It quickly became clear that a wolf hybrid was out of the question. Through my father, I became aware of the American Indian Dog and its breeding by Kim La Flamme with his Song Dog Kennels in the USA. Without further ado, I decided to contact Kim. Since I had no experience with dogs and their education, we both felt it would be useful to visit him for some time and learn all about these unique animals. I stayed in the US for three months and came home with the eight week old puppy "Coydo". That was in 2004, since then we have visited together over 20 countries and experienced a lot together. I also visited Kim again and again for a few months; always together with my faithful companion.

 

In 2015 we took a longer Journey with my wife Alexandra that also led us to Oregon and Kim. She as well fell in love with these dogs and we travelled on and finally returned home to Switzerland with addition to the family. Mora our little doggie girl left us with wonderful memories. Due to a tragic accident she was taken away too soon from our life.

 

2017 we again felt ready to take another American Indian Dog to us. So I travelled once more to Kim and returned with two dogs: Chawa the eight years young lady and Luna, the three month old sunshine made our pack perfect.

 

In 2019 we suffered a heavy loss. After 15 years of living together, we had to say goodbye to Coydo. He will always be with us in our hearts. In deep friendship and gratitude we wish him all the best on his further journey on the other side.

 

Because of numerous requests, we decided to found a small Kennel with Kim La Flamme’s collaboration. We wish to all present and future owners of American Indian Dogs as much joy and unforgettable moments with their loyal companions as we are blessed to experience.

 

Peter Blumenthal