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For many years I used to have a news feed in this section, but now I invite you to join me on facebook if you wish to follow me and my dogs.

Here I will introcude you to my life with dogs and you will be able to read some information about us!

My name is Tony Schultheiss and I love my dogs and dog shows, hobby which I've been involved for decads now...


My kennel name "Barba Nigra" was stablished in the year 1982 in FCI, starting breeding two litter of black Giants.
But I first started with black giants, in 1968. Later in 1974 I had giant pepper/salt, with another kennel name - We mainly specialized in working dogs. And in the year 1966 I had a litter of Labrador Retriever.

The first minis came in the year 1980 and it was pepper and salt. S. Ch Gråskäggs Emil. Second was a female Gråskäggs Irma La Douce (as I consider her the most important female of the breed).



And finally I started with black minis in 1992.
I proudly owned the most important dog in the breed - Multi CH Standing vd Havenstad.
He was 18 times Best in Show and he was World Winner '96, Euro Champion '95, International Champion, Swedish Champion, Danish Champion, German Champion and MORE...
(you can read here)

He is present today in pedigrees of the most successful Black minis around the world.

In all these years I've been involved with dogs I haven't breed too many litters, and I had made a long break now; in the last 12 years I only had ONE litter in the year 2009, where 4 out 6 puppies are Champion.

My goal is to enjoy and have fun with my dogs.
Actually I only own males who I have the pleaseure to show and achieve many many success.

In the last 10 years I was showing Matt - He was imported from USA -
Multi CH Enjoy's Midnight Welcome Matt.
His Russian son, Multi CH Elkost Head Hunter
My Spanish boy, Multi CH Made in Spain Cortado
and actually my youngest dear one "Keeper" - Gillegaard Keep On - who is son of CH Elkost Head Hunter and grandson of CH Made in Spain Cortado.

(You can read more about each dog in his own section)

Some of our latest success...
in photo littermates "Keeper" and "Karisma" - BOB & BOS
Judge Anthony Kelly from Ireland.

At international dog show both littermates sired by my boy CH Elkost Head Hunter and grandson of my boy CH Made in Spain Cortado.
Both winning title Copenhagen Winner '12 and ´13
left Best of Breed Gillegaard Keep On (owned by me)
right Gillegaard Karisma (owned by Catharina Alwall)


They are too young to be Champions (as rules says in Scandinavia)
but both had won a lot of CAC and they only need to be over 2yrs old to get the last and be Champions.


Gillegaard Keep On


Danish Champion
International Champion
German Champiom PSK
VDH Champion
Norwegian Champion
ISPU Klubsieger
PSK Klubsieger
Copenhagen Winner 2012 & 2013
Danish Winner 2011 & 2012 & 2013
Sieger Rostock 2011 & 2012 & 2013
VDH Youth Champion
Multi BOB, CAC and CACIB winner
BIG, BIG 2, BIG 3, BIS and BIS 2
DKK breed winner 2012-2013



I can only be proud of him, and very very happy as he is an honourable descendant of my olders boys.
Having Matt, Hunter and Ramos in his pedigree Keeper's quality couldn't be less!