My name is Susann Stjernborg,
Starcastle Hounds is the name of my kennel.
The name itself is derived from my name Stjernborg wich more or
less means Star Castle.
A "borg" is really a medieval stronghold, think "stoney
fortress, very thick walls".
I live with my little Silken Windhound kennel on the countryside
outside the city of Finspång, in central
It is 2 hours south of the capital, Stockholm.
live with me in the house, or maybe you could say I am the one
living in the dog house since the house is surrounded with fences
for the dogs.
Right now I have 9 Silken Windhounds belonging
to me at home, representing several generations of the same family,
plus imports. In addition to the dogs at home I also co-own or
fully own other Silken Windhounds, mostly imports, living in Sweden
as well as abroad.
I have been involved with Silken Windhounds since 1992
when I discovered them through an ad in the magazine Borzoi International.
My first imports were bought in 1998, they came to Sweden in March
1999 after 6 months of "quarantine" in Germany where
they lived with Edith Titze at kennel Spirit
of the Tsar.
I bred my first Silken Windhound litter in 2001.
Silkens I had Borzoi for many years, since the 1980's although
I did not breed them