It all began when I was about 14 years old, I fell in love with a schnauzer, more specifically a Giant Schnauzer pepper&salt. Yet, it took almost nine years before I adopted my first schnauzer, Xtazy or Taita's Ushabti. Not a Giant Schnauzer, but a Standard Schnauzer pepper&salt. With her I took my with succes my first steps into the world of national and international dogshows and in 2001 Xtazy became Belgian Champion.
That same year, the kennel name “of Randi’s Ushabti” was born as a link to the kennel “of Taita’s Ushabti" from Werner en Christel Stamm-Behets. When Christel moved to Germany, she offered me this beautiful kennelname and I am still grateful for this amazing gift.
Over the years the white miniature schnauzer intrigued me more and more. In Belgium, this variant was still unknown and even a bit unpopular, but abroad I discovered some white minis of an extremely high quality. The passion for those white miniature Schnauzers has led me to breed with the best sires possible in a modest attempt to contribute to the improvement of the breed. Meanwhile, I have evolved to a small and devoted family kennel, registered by the F.C.I. and I am holder of the certificate for breeding L.O.S.H. dogs.
Our dogs are our passion and we are exceptionally proud of them all. All of our dogs have a lovely and playfull temperament and live indoors with us as one family.
Champion Randi Het Rittzenbroek was the first schnauzer of Christel. She was born on the 7th of February 1993, came to live at our place on Christmas eve 1998 and unfortunate died on December 30th 2004 She won many shows and was crown Belgian, Luxembourg and International Champion. She also had two litters, in totaly she give birth to 18 puppies. One of her daughters, Belgian Champion Xtazy of Taita’s Ushabti (04/03/1998 - 22/12/2009), brought just like her mother joy for many years in our home. We miss them both a lot.
In the spirit of Ushabti
An Ushabti is a figurine that was placed in the tomb of a pharaoh in Ancient Egypt as substitute worker for the deceased. Possibly this is a replacement of the use to sacrifice and bury servants along with the deceased king in the earliest history of Egypt. The word 'Ushabti' means 'answerer'. As the death were called to evaluate their life before the judges of the underworld, then the funerary figurine must answer as a friend and as a defender. It is not by accident that friendship and the defending of their master are typical characteristics of a Schnauzer. Knowing that the qualities of justice and loyalty were very strongly present in Randi, we try to breed all our Schnauzers in the very same spirit of Randi’s Ushabti.