My name is Susanne Bermark and I live in Örebro, in the middle of Sweden together with my girls, Siri and Heidi.
I have always loved and been interested in animals, especially dogs and horses. I used to walk our neighbors dog since the age of 6. A few years later, 1995, after a lot of begging to my parents, Tillus finally moved into our home. Tillus was an Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier from Lakkas kennel, who lived to be 16 years old and taught me a lot! After that, Cassie, a 2-year-old re-placed Dobermann, moved into my home.
In 2007 I studied in South Africa and after that, I was determined to get a Rhodesian Ridgeback! Ten years after my trip, Siri came, and my life changed forever. She literally came in like a whirlwind!!!
Siri had her first litter at RidgeRules kennel in November 2020 and I´m so happy and thankful for Maria and Robert who invited me into their home to participant in Siris and her puppies first weeks of life. More info about this litter here.
Heidi, Siri’s daughter was brought home to Örebro with us.
I live an active life with my dogs and we mostly train bloodtracking, nosework, showtraining some rally obedience and agility. But we have tried many different activities in order to mix it up and to see what the girls think is most fun!
I have just completed a training program to get a trainer´s license in dog racing through SHCF, as the plan is for Siri to get a license this year.
During this autumn, I also undergo one of SKK´s training courses in Dogs behaviour (Distansutbildning hundens beetende).
I’m very active and involved in our Breed Club in Sweden, SRRS.
Since 2022 I’m the chairman of our local club SRRS/Västra. I´m also a member of our Competition Committee (Tävlingskommitté) and a certified dog show organizer (CUA).
In 2021/2022 I completed SKK´s course in breeding (Uppfödarutbildningen) and during spring 2023, I completed their advanced course in genetics and dog breeding (Hundavel och genetik - en fördjupningskurs).
For me as a breeder, my biggest focus is the wellbeing and development of the breed where I put equal emphasis on the physical and mental health. I want to keep the breeds specific characteristics and I want to continue the work that the breeders have done for a mentally stable and balanced breed, without physical excesses and with a great focus on the health aspect. Keeping the breed safe and sound!