We are selective in our breeding and emphasis health, temperament and appearance.
Giggs is the affix held in partnership by Marianne Posse and Caroline Dufwa. Marianne lives in Falsterbo, the southern parts of Sweden and I, Caroline, live in Täby, outside Stockholm.
Marianne Posse is the founder of the kennel. At the time she had Dalmatians and the first dogs called “Giggs” were a litter of Dalmatians in 1973. Marianne continued to breed Dalmatians until she bought her first English Setter in 1985 from kennel Valsett, England. That was an orange belton dog called Sunsational Valsett, James. James was everything you could hope for not only in temperament but also in the show ring and started his show career by winning the gundog group at the age of 20 months.
1993 was Valsett Starlite Evershine, Kylie, brought to Sweden from England. She was the daughter of the one and only GBSHCH Starlite Express, breed record holder of 45 CC’s and Best in Show winner at Crufts. Before she came, Kylie was mated to GBSHCH Celestrial Dreamer of Valsett so soon a beautiful litter was born in Sweden. One of the puppies was Giggs Gold Digger, Winston, who came to live with me, Caroline. The following years we campaigned Kylie and Winston and they became the most top winning English Setters for many years.
In 1998 I, Caroline became the co-breeder of the affix. I come from a family of breeders. My grand dad, Dag Dufwa, bred Dachshunds and my dad, Wilhelm Dufwa, has bred Cocker Spaniels and now Cairn Terriers under the Ekhorst affix.
At the beginning of the millennium we ones more brought an English Setter to Sweden from the UK. She is called Valsett Starlite Debutante, Heather. She is a dark blue beauty who had a successful show career but is now retired leaving the showing to her off spring, Giggs Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mary, and her daughter G Midsummer Garland, Lucy and son G Midsummer Sun, Sam.