Welcome to the Wizard's Castle Collie kennels.
12/03/2007: Alizée of Wizard's Castle gave birth to 4 puppies by Velours Noir du Clos de Montamer (owned by Virginie Karcz), one blue-merle bitch, one tricolour bitch and two blue-merle dogs. You can view the puppies in our puppy gallery.
10/03/2007: Calamity Jane of Wizard's Castle gave birth to 3 puppies by Camanna Captain Chaos (owned by Waltraud and Klaus Reinhard), one tricolour dog, one sable dog and one sable bitch. You can view the puppies in our puppy gallery.
27/04/2005: New photos of Coarhabeg Aida
05/04/2005: Two puppies from Alizée's litter are available to pet or show homes
09/01/2005: New photos of Alizée of Wizard's Castle
27/10/2004: New photos of Yes Shesacracker of Wizard's Castle "Spice"
24/10/2004: New photos of Against the Wind of Wizard's Castle, who has been certified HD free according to the severe FCI rules and now qualifies as stud dog.
24/10/2004: Two days ago, our beloved "George" - Pepperstone Georgie Porgie passed away.
22/08/2004: Yes Shesacracker of Wizard's Castle "Spice", owned by Doris Kina, won RCAC at the show in Solingen. Congratulations to her owner.
14/08/2004: A´cha of Wizard's Castle won 1st Excellent, CAC and RCACIB at the CACIB show in Sopot. Congratulations to her owner and handler, our friend Mariola Skryszewska.
07/08/2004: "Lucy" was 3rd excellent in Open Class at the CACIB show in Trakai, Lithuania. Congratulations to her owner and handler Nina Loihuranta.
05/07/2004: The last weeks brought some very good news: A´cha of Wizard's Castle has completed the title of Polish Youth Champion. And Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle - "Simba" was Winner of FCI Group 1. Both dogs are owned and handled by our friend Mariola Skryszewska.
23/05/2004: A´cha of Wizard's Castle won 1st Excellent Youth Winner at the CAC Show in Slupsk, congratulations to her owner and handler Mariola Skrzyszewska.
25/04/2004: New pictures of Asi Te Amo of Wizard's Castle
18/04/2004: New pictures of "Alf" - Always Have Always Will Of Wizard's Castle
15/02/2004: New pictures of "Alf" - Always Have Always Will Of Wizard's Castle and Amalie Lord of The Rings - "Strider"
04/01/2004: 4 weeks ago was born this extraordinary pup: Always Have Always Will Of Wizard's Castle
New photos of Against the Wind of Wizard's Castle and Coarhabeg Aida. Also a photo of Rasmus, a son by Mallicot Best Dressed Man and You're Simply Dazzling of Wizard's Castle born in Nina Loihuranta's Misty Dawn kennel.
02/12/2003: Yesterday Amalie Lord of The Rings - "Strider" joined our kennel
/9/11/2003: On November 9, You're So Beautiful of Wizard's Castle made Res-CAC at the CAC Show in Munster, Germany
09/11/2003: New photos of Asi Te Amo of Wizard's Castle
02/11/2003: A new sable bitch has joined our kennel: Coarhabeg Aida
06/09/2003: New page added for Asi Te Amo of Wizard's Castle owned by Doris Kina, Blueyard Kennel
05/09/2003: New photos for Böbchen
09/08/2003: CH Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle "Simba" made CACIB and BOB in Sopot
29/07/2003: Today in the Misty Dawn kennel in Finland, Naomi Campbell of Moon River gave birth to 7 puppies (4 dogs, 3 bitches) sired by our studdog Pepperstone Georgie Porgie.
28/07/2003: new photos of our studdog Mallicot Best Dressed Man
20/07/2003: CH Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle "Simba" made CAC and BOB in Gdynia
24/06/2003: Last Saturday CH Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle "Simba", shown in Open Class, won RCACIB at the CACIB show in Szczecin, while on Sunday his sister You're So Beautiful of Wizard's Castle "Emily" won RCAC at the show in Karstädt.
15/06/2003: Today Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle "Simba", handled by his owner Mariola Skrzyszewska, achieved his Polish Champion title! Mariola, Jarek and Krystian: please accept our deepest felt gratitude for all you did for us.f
03/05/2003:Our congratulations go to Mariola who has handled Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle"Simba" to win his third CAC and second CACIB.
12/04/2003: Simba, handled by his owner Mariola Skrzyszewska, has won his second CAC
23/03/2003: Emily has won 1st Exc and CAC at the CAC show in Fallingbostel.
04/03/2003 : A new photo of the succesful Simba.
03/03/2003 : Sad news - our so much expected litter by Lynway Stay in Touch turned into a nightmare. Last saturday, when Stacey's pups were overdue, we took her to the vet. On the Xray pictures he could only detect one living pup and several dead ones in varying stages of decomposition. A cesarean was immediately done to save the bitch and the one puppy. Stacey has recovered from the operation, but is of course still weak. The puppy, a beautiful tricolour dog, died on Sunday morning. He weighed only 116 grs and according to the vet had not any reserves in fat. Presumably he had been slowly starving in his mothers womb.
This second failed litter by Stacey is a complete mistery to us and to our vet. After the first litter failed , this time we had her checked every 5 days, with a progesterone test and an ultrasonic. The pups developped very well and the last scan was made on the 44th day. The pups had already a clearly visible skeleton and according to every knowledge, they should have been born, dead or alive.
We have opened a topic in our forum where we hope to gather some reports about similar experiences.
23/02/2003: New pictures of "Spice".
10/02/2003: We are expecting two very exciting litters: a repeat mating of Stokedale Shanghai Suprise by Mallicot Best Dressed Man. Our sparkling "Spice" and the tricolour "Donna" are from the previous litter. Incidently, yesterday Donna won CAC at her first show in Luxembourg under judge Brian Hawkins (Brilyn).
Our second litter will be by our wonderfully sweet Lynway Stay in Touch also by Mallicot Best Dressed Man. These pups will trace back multiple times to Geosan Flashback at Mallicot, which we so much admire.
05/01/2003 A new photo of our Muffin is online
01/12/2002 Simba won hist first CAC and CACIB in Poznan, taking BOB and Polish Winner 2002.
10/11/2002 Emily has won RCAC-J at the CAC show in Münster.
22/09/2002 Simba has won the title of Collie Club Winner 2002 at the Collie Club Show in Lodz. Our congratulations to his owner and wonderful handler Mariola Skrzyszewska, many thanks also for all the nice emails we got.
10/08/2002: Simba has again done very well, taking Best Junior All Breeds at the CACIB in Sopot.
04/08/2002: You're So Beautiful of Wizard's Castle "Emily", despite having dropped her coat, was placed 3rd Excellent at the CAC Show in Mölln.
21/07/2002: More news from "Simba" ( Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle ). Today he achieved BOB and 3rd of Group at the show in Gdynia. Congratulations to Mariola and Jarek.
14/07/2002: Exciting news: today Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle has completed the title of Polish Youth Champion. We are very proud of him and his owner Mariola Skrzyszewska who does a wonderful job at handling "Simba".
30/06/2002: Photos are online of Yours Truly of Wizard's Castle, owned and shown successfully by Mariola Skrzyszewska.
01/06/2002: Sadly, our Stacey, whose puppies where due for this weekend, has reabsorbed her puppies. We are obviously very sad and disappointed, but Stacey is well which is the most important, and will be mated again by our "Donnie" by end of this year.
On 15th August 2001, our Magic had a litter of 3 tricolour dogs, 1 tricolour bitch, 1 dark-sable dog and 1 dark-sable bitch by Ch Silvermoor's Highland Chief. With this litter we obtained everything we wished from Magic and she is now with Nina Loihuranta and Taru Rekorius in Finland.
At 7½ weeks Magic's pups were eye-checked, see the results as well as their full names on the "7½ weeks" photo page. More recent photos are on the way. Our local rules oblige us to give all our puppies born in 2001 a name starting with "Y". We are very grateful to Val for helping us at finding 13 names with "Y".
Our Stacey won BOB & CAC at the Leuven show on 11/08/2001 under judge Mrs Roser
Our "Muffin" won CACIB at Nürnberg 13/05/2001 under judge Peter Fricke.
Our "Donnie", Mallicot Best Dressed Man won "Junior Brabo", 1st Exc in Youth class in Antwerpen.
To spare you some confusion: Wizard's Castle is our kennel affix for breeding collies and the name of our website dedicated to Collies. That's why the "Home" link takes you to the start page of the main collie site, and you have to click "Intro" to come back here.
This is not Wizard's Castle.
It is the castle of the Duke of Rutland, which we visited during our trip to England in early summer 1999. (We visited the castle, not the duke)
We have 15 years experience in breeding rough collies. It all started when Raymonde got her first collie "Jambo". He sadly died at only 12 years and 2 months in 1998. We wish we could still share our lifes with him, but he will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever. You may wish to visit his tribute site.
We are devoted to breeding collies of quality with a sweet expression and an outstanding temperament. Our collies are at ease at shows and at home. Being parents of a 5 year old girl, we take care that our collies respect children as we also educate our daughter to respect the dogs. Our collies conform to the Collie Standard of the FCI.If you want to have more information you can contact us by e-mail, fax, phone or postal mail
We started this website in late 1997 as a way to communicate our love of collies and it grew into something much bigger than just a kennel homepage. Everything on these pages however is only about our own kennel.
We are affiliated to the luxembourgish dog breeders federation "UCHL" which is a member of the FCI
Inquiries are always welcome.
Our e-mail address is: email@example.com
Our phone: +352 2671 0277
(352 for Luxembourg)
Our postal address:
Raymonde & Johny Bergmann
Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg