On this page I will tell a little bit about myself, who I am and how I started with my dogs for those who are interested. My name is Ulrika Zetterfeldt and I am working at the Financial Department at STIGA Sports AB in Eskilstuna, where I also live. I have a Master of Science in Bussiness Administration and also a Master of Social Science in Information Systems.
My interest for dogs started when I turned 12 years and got my first dog, Tess (Okej’s Hot Twilight). She was bought as a pet and in the beginning I had no intention to participate in any competitions with her. Altough, Tess breeder entered Tess for some shows and then everything started. Both me and my parents found this to be interesting and over the years we took part in dog shows as well as obedience competitions. We also trained her in the field and she liked agility a lot. My interest for the Golden Retriever breed arouse more and more and in 1996 we got in touch with Henric Fryckstrand of the famous Dewmist kennel. The same year, Robin (Dewmist Royal Shade) moved into our house. He did not found shows to be so fun but instead, he enjoyed the field training a lot. We took part in a lot of hunting courses and trained a lot and because of him I understood what characteristics a golden retriever is supposed to have and what the purpose for the breed is.
In 1999 Siesta (Ch Dewmist Silverinda) came to live with us and she lived up to more than all the expectations I ever had. Over the years she had a fantastic career in the showrings, she became a champion in four different countries, was the top winning golden retriever female in Sweden in 2004 and became a International Show Champion at the age of 10. During my summer holidays as a teenager I got the opportunity to stay at Henrics place and help out with his dogs where I learned a lot. In 2001 I travelled, togheter with Siesta, to the Kyon Kennels in Canada. There I had a great year and learned a lot of the breed and breeding. I also got the possibility to go to a lot of dog shows togheter with a professional handler and helped out grooming and showing the dogs. I brought all this knowledge with me home to Sweden and in the later years I am showing both my own dogs as well as my friends. In 2008 I had the priviledge to show Ch Dewmist Leading Lady at the famous Crufts show in England. She got the CC and Best Bitch, being the first overseas Golden Retriever ever to win a CC at Crufts!
In 2010, Siestas daughter Shelbie (Ch Silversign Style’n Class) made us proud being the top winning Golden female in Sweden 2009 and was also crowned in Norway as a champion. In the recent years, some lovely dogs from Henric has moved in the our home. Ch Dewmist Glitterinda and her daugher Ch Dewmist Glitter’n Glamour who recently got both her Swedish and Norwegian title at the age of 2 ½. Both these Girls has also proved themself to be very clever in Rally Obedience and we are now training for the advanced class. Ch Dewmist Cape of Good Hope, a great grand-daughter to Siesta is also one of the current dogs at home. She was born in 2011 and is now both a Swedish and Norwegian Champion.
You are welcome to read more about the dogs on their pages and don’t hestitate to contact me for futher information.