Echos of Fire

Passion for dogs

A small dog with a big character, you will find it at Echos of Fire! Our goal to breed happy and well-socialized Miniature Pinschers.

We are a small-scale kennel that presents and breeds Miniature Pinschers with great passion. This gives us the opportunity to give both the parent animals and the puppies the love they are supposed to receive. Our dogs are raised in our home and garden, we also like to the forests around our home town and in the mountains on one of our vacations

Gijs de Waard | Echos of Fire | Dwergpinschers

About us

My name is Gijs de Waard, together with my husband Michael Feij we own the kennel Echos of Fire. We are small hobby breeders who breed according to the standard of the FCI and the regulations of the Association of Breeders and Lovers of smooth-haired Miniature Pinschers and related breeds (VFLD).

Our kennel is located in Soesterberg (the Netherlands). We are fortunate that there are enough shows in the Netherlands every year where I can proudly present my dogs. In addition, I absolutely do not mind traveling for a show. For example, in 2023 we will be at the Eurpean dogshow in Denmark and at the World dog show in Geneva.

My first encounter with Miniature Pinschers is about 20 years ago. My parents liked this breed and the strength and passion of this breed has always stayed with me. Later, my husband and I purchased our first male dog in 2018. With this male we started showing and thanks to the many people around us, we learned a lot from those around us in the “dog world”. With in particular my “mentor” Bianca Smits……

Meet our dogs

In 2018, Beer came to live with us, a Miniature Pinscher male with a feisty, watchful and fierce character. 4 years later we decided to import our second dog. together with Bianca Smits (kennel Rostelley’s Angels) we import a beautiful puppy from Finland, his name, Dax. He will expand Bianca’s kennel, and we hope he will also start our kennel. Beer will not be used for our kennel as his health results do not allow it. In 2023 we also hope to import a female Miniature Pinscher. Specifically a red female that matches Dax in appearance and character.


Rostelley’s Angels Driven by Love


Aurra Sing Meet Rostelleys new Dream


Co parent wanted

Echos of Fire

Show planning 2023

Here you will find the shows that are planned or where we were presen.


Martinidogshow Groningen
Holland Cup
Outdoor Zeeland
Antwerpen dogshow
53 Flanders dogshow
43e Dogshow Wieze
Rotterdam Outdoor
Dogshow Maastricht (2 shows)
Clubmatch VFLD
Kerstshow K.C. Nijmegen *


European dog Show 2023
Agria Winner Show
DKK International show Vejen *
DKK Nordic show Vejen *
DKK International show Vejen *


Aarau 2023 (3 shows)
Grand Prix de Genève
World dog Show 2023

* Not definitive, if you as a puppy buyer want to be sure that we are present at the show, please contact us.


Miniature pinschers

Soesterberg, Nederland
+31 (0)6 13736901