Koru Chihuahuas was founded by me, Christina Denice Wulff-Pedersen, and the prefix Koru was approved by FCI in the beginning of 2008. “Koru” means new life, peace, strength and growth, in the language, Maori.
In 2017 I decided to bring my dear friend, Lena Sparbo Vanvik on board. And she is now co-owner of the prefix Koru.
We breed to produce sound, typefull and healthy chihuahuas, and all our dogs are eye checked and tested for PL.
As member of the Norwegian Kennel Club and the Norwegian Chihuahua Club, we follow their breeding guidelines.
We will never have a huge kennel. For us it is important to have time for each dog, and the shows and litters that follow. Our dogs live in the house with us, and are a big part of the family.
The majority of our dogs are bred by Merja Kahelin at Helmiäisen Chihuahuas in Finland. She once told me that co-operation between breeders are the best way to accomplish great results with breeding, and she was right!
I am forever grateful to Merja for sharing her knowledge and lines with me! She always lends a helping hand and gives me priceless advices on the way. She has leased out both females and males to us, sold us very promising puppies and let us use her beautiful top producing males! I really value our friendship, and feel lucky for getting the opportunity to co-operate with such an experienced and kindhearted breeder!
Christina Denice Wulff-Pedersen – Founder of Koru Chihuahuas
When I was a kid I lived on a small island in the South Pacific, called Rarotonga, and Maori is the native language.
It was on this island I found that it was a breeder I wanted to become. I spent a lot of time with the street dogs, even saved a few of them. My love for dogs just grew and grew.
I chose this prefix, Koru, because this island means something very special to me and my dog interest. It was here I got my first dog and it was here I saw how much dogs need a loving home and a family.
My interest in Chihuahuas has been there for many years.
I have long wanted to become a breeder.
The size of the Chihuahua was the first I was attracted to.
As I became familiar with the breed I fell more and more in love with it’s charm, temper, personality and playfulness.
I spent 2 years trying to find my first Chihuahua and looked all over the world for the right female. She had to be dark and long coat, fit for showing and breeding, and have exciting bloodlines. Finally I found our NUCH NW-07 Betty Boop des Patibullies, at kennel Les Patibullies in France. When she was 8 weeks, I got on a plane to Paris. I will never forget my first meeting with her. She was put in my arms, happy and excited she licked my face. Thank you so much Sylvie, for this beautiful girl!
I have for several years been active in the Norwegian Chihuahua Club. I was regional contact person for the club and a member of the election committee. For 4 years I was a member of the Show Committee. I participated in arranging the Norwegian Chihuahua Speciality show every year, as well as all the other shows our club arranged. I love exhibits and therefor wanted to contribute to well organized dog shows. Now I have taken a brake from club duties, and are focusing on showing our dogs and our breeding program. But I really want to contribute in more club work in the future.
Lena Sparbo Vanvik
My whole life we have had dogs in my family. It startet with a dachsen, then a German Shepard, a mix breed and a Bishon Havanaise. So i grew up loving and caring for them, and when I moved out it was natural for my to buy a dog of my own.
I looked for a long time and ended up with a Chihuahua named Rosa, at that moment I were just looking for company and a dog to cuddle with and care for, I did not know much about dog showes jet.
I met my husband and moved in with him, he had a Siberian Husky named Bella and after a few years together we had one daugther, one chihuahua og two Siberian Huskies. But I still felt that I wanted to do more with dogs. So I looked a long time and one year ago i found, thru my husbands best friend, Christina. I called her and we decided that when a female puppy was suitable for me I could buy her. But in the waiting period I were helping Christina out with three of her male chihuahuas, and they stayed with me for three weeks. That´s when I fell madly in love with Koru´s Show Me Hatario, also called Hulken, after lots of thinking and talking I were very lucky and got to keep him here with me. Thats how I got in the Koru´s family.
Today I have all the Koru-Boys living with me. I love having chihuahuas around me, and I have a special place in my heart for the males. The breed is so funny, and they are all so different and special in their own way. I want to thank Christina for letting me be a part of the Koru´s family, and for trusting me with beeing a co-owner in Koru!