In Memory of Katy 8/12/01 -- 2/9/2016
Katy was the first Norrbottenspets of Viking Heaven. Her departure has left our home and hearts with a void. She can now run free and chase all of the squirrels and birds as her heart desires. Run fast. Run free. Rest in peace sweet girl.
In Memory of Linda Erickson
Linda Erickson bought her first Norrbottenspets in 2001. Her first litter was born in 2004; this made her the first breeder of Norrbottenspets in the U.S. The Norrbottens quickly became Linda's life as she worked to promote and protect the wonderful breed. She worked with breeders in Canada and Scandinavian countries to import breeding dogs into the U.S. She was also a member of the Canadian Norrbottenspets Club and a founding member of American Norrbottenspets Association. She was one of the driving forces to get the Norrbottenspets recognized by American Kennel Club. On January 1, 2007, the Norrbottenspets was accepted into AKC's Foundation Stock Service. This was the first step to getting the Norrbottenspets fully recognized in the U.S. In January 2012, tragedy struck the Norrbottenspets community when Linda Erickson passed away suddenly from cancer. Her memory will live on forever in the work that she has contributed to the preservation of the breed.