Kennel Wayosi is located in Fetsund, 30 minutes outside Oslo – Norway, and we live on a little farm with a lot of space and nature around us.

We own and breed Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and german working line Airedale terriers with focus on working abilities and functionality. Our kennelname Wayosi was approved by FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) and NKK (Norsk Kennel Klub) in March 2011. “Wayo” means footprint in Swahili, while the “S” stands for Sheriff and “I” stands for Isi. For us Wayosi means “in the footprints of Sheriff and Isi”, our tribute to the first two own dogs of each breed that started our dog adventure.

My family have had dogs since before I was born; Airedaleterriers since 1978 and Riesenschnauzers since 1993, and have had several SAR-dogs (search and rescue) besides from competing in obedience and working trials. I bought my first Rhodesian Ridgeback in 2005 followed by my first  Airedale in 2009. My life have, since I was very young, been centered around dogs and dog training. Because of this I have had the privilege to learn a lot about mentality, health and training dogs from my family.

My ambitions for these two breeds mainly goes towards preserving mental and physical qualities that both Rhodesian Ridgeback and Airedale terrier was bred for. Our aim is to breed as close to the origin as possible, and we wish that dogs from us should in largely fulfill the breed standard in terms of function and health. In both breeds, this would mean that we want to breed self confident dogs with good nerves, with all the physical and mental qualities needed to meet the breed’s origins. Through our breeding program, we will do our utmost to achieve this.

Our breeding plans is planned based on long-term goals and thoughts, and we only breed combinations and individuals we believe would give the types of dog we would own ourself.  

Mentality and health is our main concern, and we would never compromise. We believe that a dog with good nerves who could handle every situation being presented to it during working, hunting or every day life, also would be the perfect companion and family dog. They should be their families pride and joy, the protector of the house and the best friend to their owners and family.

Different quality assessments are used as a base for our breeding-program: mentality assessments, working-trials, exterior judgments (shows) and health controls (HD/ED x-ray, cardio test, DNA-tests, yearly check for hypothyroidism, eye examination etc). We want to preserve and strengthen the good qualities and improve what could be better.

We don’t strive after breeding show champions, but our main focus is on mentality and health. We put the bar high concerning what qualities we feel fit for breeding. We want to see “Wayosies” happy and with loads of self esteem and attitude, unafraid and playful, moderate guarding-instincts, willingness to cooperate and please their leader, but at the same time have their own will and loads of dignity. Our puppies could by many be perceived as very active the first years, but with the right training the puppies will be easy dogs with humor and great attitude even in adulthood.

We want puppy buyers that use time an energy to follow up their dogs versatility and strength, and who will keep in touch with us on a regular basis throughout the dogs life. We want puppy buyers that understand that you have to put time and work into your dog to get a well behaved and balanced dog, and understand that the dog needs rules as well as positive learning. If you are interested in more information about purchasing a puppy, would ask to be placed on our waiting list, and think that you would fulfill our REQUIREMENTS FOR PUPPY BUYERS at the bottom of this page, you are welcome to contact us.

Find literature about mentality and genetics here

We are always happy to presenting our dogs and letting others know these fantastic breeds.
Feel free to contact us if you want to come visiting us and our dogs, or have any questions.

 About Mona
  • Trained dog coach from the Norwegian Kennel Club level 1 (NKK instruktør trinn 1) since 2008.
  • Approved rally obedience instructor from the Norwegian Rally Obedience Club since 2015.
  • On the board for the Norwegian Kennel Club region Oslo/Akershus (NKK region Oslo/Akershus), from 2007 until today.
  • Chairman for the local dog club – Fet og Omegn Hundeklubb. Had the function as chairman from 2013-2015, and vice chairman from 2015-2017.
  • Leader for the mentality committee of the Rhodesian Ridgeback club from 2010-2015.
  • I have previously been board member for Stovner Hundeklubb (vice chairman, board member), Norsk Rhodesian Ridgeback klubb (vice chairman, board member) and Airedale terrier klubben (board member). 
I have attended breeders seminars (Oppdretterskolen 1 og 2) from the Norwegian Kennel Club, and I have also attended cynology classes by the Norwegian Kennel Club.
I am working as molecular biologist at Akershus University hospital, and thru my education and profession I continuously learn more and more about genetics and health, both in humans and dogs. 



When we sell a puppy, we feel that we are selling something of ourselves. We have taken care of them for 4 months, through conception to birth and parenting. It is therefore very important to us that we know that the puppy will have a a good, active and permanent home in it’s new family. We believe that an active dog is a happy dog, so we expect that our buyers will train their dog in one or more dog sports, even though you will not compete.

We want to ensure that our puppies come to caring and loving home, who takes care of them and give them everything they need such as time and love, veterinary care, quality food, physical and mental training, attend puppy courses and further training. It is very important that our buyers have thought long and well on the responsibility it is to own and care for a dog. We expect that you set aside time for your puppy in the beginning. Before being left home alone for long periods, the puppy should become known in it’s new home, be houscleen and feel safe. You must have the opportunity to take a holiday or to have the opportunity to have your puppy with you at work in the beginning. For the next few months the puppy should not be alone for a long time and you need to find solutions for this if you can’t stay home or bring the puppy to work.

The puppy must be socialized and trained so that it will learn to work as a family dog, and the owners must learn to handle the working capacity and self assureness in the dog. We demand that the new owners attend puppy classes and preferably advanced courses with the dog. This has to do with the socialization with other dogs and people, as well that dog and owner gets a good starting point for a good working relationship and happy everyday life.

You must be able to give your dog quality food, veterinary care when needed, vaccination and insurance. We require that you give your dog a good and loving home, where it becomes a part of the family. We also require your dog to bee HD and ED x-rayed between 12 and 20 months. We also require that you attend dog mentality assessment, arranged by us, when the dog is 16-24 months old.

Our puppies are raised in the family. The puppies are raised inside our house, and are disposed to all the sounds, smells and impressions from a normal home. We also take our puppies in the car when they are old enough, visit other places, and let them get to know other environments than our home. We have many visitors as the puppies grow up, so that the puppies are social and comfortable around people. They are handled a lot by, and learn that it’s OK to be turned on their back, picked up, having their claws cut etc etc. They will also meet children and cats, horses and other dogs. We play a lot with the puppies, giving them an interest for playing, grabbing and fetching. This would give the new owners a good start regarding obedience-training, and also in a hunting situation were the dog has learned on a early stage that it is fun to retrieve. So many important lessons are learned at this age, and we do our outmost to give the puppy the absolutely best start of life, before going to their new homes. The work the breeder does in this period is extremely important for your puppy and its further life. We do our best to give your puppy the very best start in life, before it arrives at it’s new home.

We breed carefully and always follow the Norwegian Kennel Club ethical ground rules for breeding.


  • Wayosi “Welcome Puppy” booklet
  • Pedigree and registration papers from the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK)
  • Purchase Contract
  • The puppy has been dewormed and vaccinated according to the national recommendations, identification marked with a chip and has a valid health certificate.
  • The puppy is insured in Agria against hidden defects (limited to the purchase price of the puppy according to the insurance terms).
  • Food for the first few days at home and a blanket with the smell of the mother and litter siblings
  • Puppy Meetings
  • Life-long support from us with the opportunity to attend puppy classes, obedience courses and other courses that I have.

We write in our purchase contract that we require the dog to have HD and ED-x-rays when it is about 16 months, and that you set aside time when the dog is 16-24 months old to attend dog mentality assessment (MH) or behaviour and personality test (BPH) that we arranges for all our puppies. It is important for us as breeders that you follow the requirements, as this is a measure of how the combination has turned out and it gives us a view to further breeding-plans. In addition, you as an owner will have great value to see how your dog handle different situations presented to it, and learn more about the mentality that your dog possesses.