...are Sini Tuovinen and Anna Korkeakangas. The kennel name Tinwelindon was recognized in autumn 2011 and our first litter was born during early spring 2012.
Our dogs live and litters are bred in our homes, fully participating our everyday lives. We choose dogs for breeding very carefully and every combination is well thought out. Health and temperament are the most important aspects for us, because those are the things with biggest effect on the whole life of the dog, and the life of the owner as well. We are worried about the diminishing genetic diversity of the breed and we try to make our breeding choices so that our dogs will be good breeding material also in the future. With breed type and conformation we aim to a non-exaggerated, light built but strong, linty coated and well pigmented bedlington that is still capable of fulfilling it's original use as a hunting dog.
Sini graduated as licentiate of veterinary medicine in 2016, and has made her bachelor thesis about copper toxicosis in bedlington terriers and her licentiate thesis about the general health situation in the breed. Thus we have deep knowledge about the health and also the genetic topics related to this breed, which is also why these areas are so very important to us.
The name Tinwelindon comes from J.R.R. Tolkien's elvish language quenya, creation of which also finnish language was used! Thus the name has it's roots both in UK, the country of origin of the bedlington terrier, and our own language, finnish. Word tinwe means a small star or a sprakle, and the ending -ndon modifies it into plural genitive case (stars' or small sparkles'). We find the meaning very fitting as the dogs are the stars of our lives., shining, sprakling and guiding us to new adventures. On the other hand breeding is all about promoting and nourishing new sparkles of life.
Our BOB breeding group at Bedlington terrier speciality show 2016