Welcome to our website. My name is Marianne Raister Dunne I am originally from Norway but moved to Ireland in 2001. Together with my husband Tony we run a small kennel with Curly Coated Retriever’s and Jack Russell Terrier’s. We also have an Abyssinian cat we plan to breed.
I got my first own dog, a miniatyre poodle, in 1969 and in 1974 I bought my first pedigree dog, a standard poodle bitch called Starline’s Winters Tale. That was the beginning of a long and happy life with both showing working and have lots of fun with dogs.
In 1979 I got my first Curly Coated Retriever, Firfot’s Excellent (Tara) and just a week later littersister Firfot’s Exqusite (Vicky) arrived. I was fostering her for Tora Stormdal who at that time was the leading breeder of Curlie’s in Norway. From Tara’s C-litter I kept a black bitch, Krisbos Cinderella, better known as Santa and she was the start of KRISBOS Curly Coated Retriever’s.
I met my husband Tony in 1992 and he very quickly fell in love with my four legged frends and soon developed an interest in this amazing hobby/lifesyle.
I bought my first Abyssinian cat in 1991, a beautiful sorrell male, Paulus Von Terp. 6 months later I bought a female, Hartbreaker’s Natacha. Unfortunatly things didn’t go according to plan and we got no kittens at that time. We now have a lovely Usul Abyssinian, Int Ch Mikkar Arizona Fairy. Hopefully she will have kittens some time.