|Aktiv was established as a registered kennel name in 1995. The idea for our kennel started several years earlier with our purchase of Myska and our involvement with the B.C. Bouvier des Flandres Club.|
|Our kennel has been named in honour of Sylviís cousin, Eivind Holmsen, who died tragically in a house fire in April 1994 at the age of 28. The last few years of Eivindís life were dedicated to helping others in his work with Aktivís namesake, Aktiv Fjellsport, a private Norwegian organization that provides residential outdoor programs for troubled teenagers. Through this program, and his many endeavours, Eivind touched many people: youth and adult. Aktiv embodies the spirit with which Eivind lived his life. We chose Aktiv as our name as a way of keeping Eivindís memory alive.|
|Our first litter was dedicated to Eivindís memory; each of the puppies names reflecting a moment in Eivindís event filled life. Eivind pursued wide-ranging activities: from his involvement with his motorcycle club, The Happy Boys, to his love of sports and outdoor activities. Eivindís career included a compulsory service with the Norwegian army where he specialized as a scuba diving expert. This was followed by several years designing window displays for Carlings stores (the Norwegian retailer of Leviís jeans). In 1992, Eivind made a spiritual journey to the American southwest. Shortly after his return to Norway he joined Aktiv Fjellsport.|
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