Altina Toy Dogs started 30 years ago when I started with a Yorkshire Terrier named Amber. I showed Yorkies with many of my dogs winning RCCs, JWs and Best of Breed at Paignton with Velvet China Blue at Altina, also Best Puppy at Crufts with Altina's Slave Master.
In 1991 I purchased Gogo, a Pomeranian brood bitch from the Veltuds kennel for my daughter Miranda to show in junior handling, and thus the bug of owning Pomeranians began! Gogo was a beautiful pom but was a little too big for championship shows, so I purchased a dog Veltuds Teddy Boy at Altina and at the same time I was given Teddy's mother who had never been shown.
At her first show Nono (Thelbern Nono Nannette) won Post Grad, Limit and Bitch CC and then Best of Breed. I then won 2 RCCs with her. At Crufts 1995 Nono won the Bitch CC and Best of Breed. She was made up that year, she also won the Bitch CC at Crufts 1996. She finished with 5 CCs and 5 RCCs. She took her last RCC at 11 years of age. My next Champion was Veltuds Eros at Altina, who had 4 CCs and 3 RCCs. My first home bred Champion was Champion Altina's Apollo he won 4 CC and 4 RCCs, also his JW.SHCM - the first Pom to win this award.