From left to right: Merlin, Texas, his sister Bandita and Texas daughter Ukkie

About Elbe-Urstromtal

The affix “aus dem Elbe-Urstromtal” is as wellknown in the dogworld as the big “M” of McDonalds. The year 1973 brought me my first litter so that makes me breeding for over 48 years. Since 2007 I live together with my husband Harry ( moved out in August 2015) in Maaseik, Belgium. For almost 40 year, I have bred many of pure Old English Sheepdogs and I am still going on.

Since 1988 I also breed Bearded Collies. For more information about Firstprizebears-Beardies, you can go to the website.

The history of my kennel started in 1971 when I finally was able to have my own dog. With Cora vom Glinder Berg I did my first show on may 28th 1972  and 2 years later I bred my first litter.
More about history of Elbe-Urstromtal

Since 1971 my life is ran by dogs. We keep between 6 and 10 dogs, of which 6 or 7 own and the rest are visitors. To breed with 2 different breeds is not always simple. Normally we have two litters of Bobtails and 2 of Bearded Collies per year. So our weeks are always filled. The breeding of Bearded Collies will be history soon.
More about our daily life


Since 2007 we live in the wonderfull Maaseik, the dogs have fun and can run over 3600 m2.

Impression: The front garden and entranceImpression: The front garden and entranceImpression: The dog houseImpression: The back gardenImpression: The back gardenImpression: The back garden with the puppyrenImpression: The back garden with the pondImpression: The back garden with the yard for the dogsImpression: Fun for the dogs, the yardImpression: The back yardImpression: The back yard filled with dogsImpression: The kitchen with our litter box