Let's start by introducing ourselves. My name is Yvon Houwen and I am married to Patrick. We also have two children who complete our family. I am the proud owner of a lovely pack of Beagles who make up my kennel. Our first Beagle Mazzel came to live with us in 2006. Ever since the Beagle has stolen our hearts and a life without them is unthinkable.
Soon after Mazzel, we welcomed Jewel and Jade into our family. These two girls are my "foundation" bitches with whom I started my kennel. In 2008 my kennelname was accepted and registered with the FCI, under the name "From Yvori's Joy". I have also passed my exams for the "HKB" course in 2010. In 2011 my first litter was born of which I am really proud.
Breeding Beagles is a hobby or better said, an enormous passion. It's great fun to search for the right combinations of parents so I can try and breed puppies who are healthy, good looking, well socialised and have great temperaments. This is always a huge challenge. I can often be found at shows in the Netherlands as well as abroad.. I think it's very nice to participate in these shows.
Another part of having dogs is also a lot of fun; I participate in different courses with them. I started with an agility course with my first Beagle Mazzel. But nowadays I also enjoy mantrailing (finding and rescueing people), detection courses, and balance courses. Detection is a sport that makes a Beagle very happy. They have a nose for it.
I hope you will have fun poking around my website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I will be happy to answer all of them.