My name is Sophie Lindström and I strive to breed Miniature American Shepherds (MAS) on a small scale. My kennelname is Huihai and I attended the breeder's course in November 2016, after that I signed the breeder's agreement and applied for a kennelname, which I got in 2018. I have so far raised only one litter in 2022. I got my first MAS in 2020, my female Chili (Wunderbaums Sea of Red). I got to know the breed through my sister and her MAS in 2018-2019, and before that I've owned Lapponian herders since 2011. I work my dogs actively in agility, Search And Rescue, herding and conformation shows.
I want to breed healthy MAS that conform to the breed standard but are also fit for dog sports and work like Search And Rescue. I use good-tempered and healthy, structurally sound dogs that appearance-wise mostly conform to the standard. Conformation titles are not my main goal, but I show all my dogs at least a couple of times to get a good judging on appearance. I might breed dogs that for example are bigger than the standard, if they are otherwise sound. I focus on ability to work and health more than conformation. I strive to test my dogs in NHAT (Natural Herding Aptitude Test) and Finnish character tests.
I use health checked dogs only (minimum knees, elbows, hips, eyes) and often do more extensive health checks than what is required. I use DNA testing. The puppies I produce are examined by a vet, eye-examined, microchipped, dewormed and registered with the Finnish Kennelclub.
I am an agility coach (AVA1 apuvalmentaja), I coach Search And Rescue (peko-kouluttajakoulutus year 2015) and I've actively trained agility and Search And Rescue for more than 10 years.