At the age of 21 she moved away from Amsterdam and started breeding Irish Wolfhounds and some toy breeds. Her Irish Wolfhounds and other breeds she owned, bred or worked with have won many national and international titles.
Henny is a FCI licensed to judge the Yorkshire Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Havanese, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bolognese, Little Lion Dog, Griffons and Coton de Tuléar. She has been secretary of several breed clubs. Currently she is a board member of the Dutch Irish Wolfhound Club and breed coordinator regarding health issues.
In the past she was an unpaid handler for many people and she has been a midwife for dog babies to be born in different kennels. She has taught handling classes and also “AKK”, which is the first course one needs to pass in case one wants to take the exam to become a judge. She also helped students who had to do their last course to become a judge (dog gait analysis etc.).
Griffons have been a part of her life for over 20 years but she has only bred on a small scale. After becoming aware of some serious health problems and especially CM/SM she realized that it was even more important to try to breed a healthy, beautiful Griffon in the first place.
For many years already she has devoted a lot of her time to educate people about health problems in dogs, the importance of health testing and developing suitable breeding programs that are focused on breeding as healthy dogs as possible. Henny can proudly say that one of her biggest efforts resulted in the Dutch Griffons being the first breed world wide to have breed club regulations which include the mandatory CM/SM MRI scan (Pekingese- en Dwergspaniëlclub). Since she has devised and managed health databases for other breeds including Griffons that are tested for CM/SM and other diseases.
Her other interests are Art, Painting, photographing, drawing, writing stories, web design, creating ads, in fact all kind of creating things.
Some of my prides I bred under my two Kennel names: Duke's Paradijs (past) & StripPoker (present)
Dutch. Jun. Ch. StripPoker's Spookje
Dutch Ch.+. Junior Ch. StripPoker's Kletskopje, J'W 2010, 'W 2011
Left Ch. StripPoker's Jacaranda and below StripPoker's Turbo Propje (BIS baby)
Ch. StripPoker's Look Ma No Hands "Lacey"
Club Champion of Bulgaria, Grand Champion of Bulgaria.
Junior Champion of : Bulgaria , Georgia, Moldova,
Junior Balkan Winner 2011, Balkan Champion, Grand Bulgarian Champion.
Bulgarian Sighthound Club Junior Champion 2011.
Owner: Neli Chavorska & Adriana Chavorska
Ch.Sunrise v.Duke's Paradijs
Israeli,Greek,Cyprus,Russian, Finnish, Danish,Croatian & Bulgarian Champion
Bundessieger-2004 ,Mediteranean Winner-2005, Finnish Winner-2005
Owner: Yanina Vilenchik
Dutch Fin. Int. Ch. Declaration of Love v. Duke's Paradijs BISS
(7 years on photo)
Producer of many Champions
Some other Irish Wolfhound Ch. from the past
Multi Ch. Janis Joplin v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch.BISS BIS Chuck Berry v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Ma Rainy v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Chaldean v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Endless Tyrone v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Thor's Daring Risk v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Cushlamochree v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Desk of Delight v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Ruby Wax v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Geoffrey v. Duke's Paradijs
Ch. Little Walter v. Duke’s Paradijs