How it all began....
have used to grow up with the dog , our family always own at least one
dog. The one who is very much attached to my childhood was black "german
shepherd" Cesar. He has guarded me as baby and me like little girl of 4
years old was taking him to the walks around our village always carrying
little pot with a water for him but without telling anything to my
parents. Nowadays I don´t wonder my parents were fooled when they
couldn´t find me either the dog.
When I came into the
teenage I started to train another "german shepherd" of ours - female
Danka. Even she was not the youngest one when we have started our
training, I have succeseed with her and she passed the basics exams what
I was very proud about.
My first real dog
with the pedigree was briard - Ch.BELMONDO GAREX -called Jean. He
was great working
and my first made up champion. He died when he was 9 years old. Just on
the day when I have been placed for the first time in my life in the
group final - with my bearded collie
(res.BIG at the show in Litomerice 2001). I never forget the day of the
joy and happpiness which was in few hours totally destroyed by all the
pain of losing Jean... Jean will always have special place in my heart.
When Jean was just
about 1 year old I have already been planing to buy a skye terrier - one
day in the future. One day when Jean is older. Well may be it was
fortune which brought me in to my
Buffa - my first skye terrier bitch CH.Buffa od Miki (more you can read
in the history of our skye terrier breeding).
In 1997 I have left
to Belgium together with Buffa. For almost 2 years the world famous
dem Elbe Urstromtal“) and beardies
kennel of Conny and Joop Hartman became my home.
I have watched the beardies on the show already before but at
Firstprizebears I realized who is the Bearded collie. Those funny,
always in good mood and totally no troubles girls and boys started to
coming into my heart.
When I have decided
to come back to Czech republic Conny and Joop offered me to show their
brown girl Laura –
Ch. Firsprizebears Very Brown in
Central Europe. I didn´t need one second to say yes – Laura became my
favourite one and it was pleasure and honour to get the opportunity to
share some time with her. Laura
easily the czech and polish championship titel and later on also
slovakian, after her comeback to Conny and Joop she gained her Dutch
titel just by entering 4 shows and also won the titel Worldchampion 2000
in Milano. Laura - by her sweetness and temperament just captured my
heart for the beardies.
When she had to come
back – Luca – „Ch.Firstprizebears
Lukachukai“ came to us. This black dog with
typical beardie character –always in good temper, welcoming everyone
with the smile and carrying the toy in his mouth, never losing his glory
– either in or out of the show ring – became very quickly my great
friend. Luka has finished his show carrier in veteran class by winning
BIS Veteran at several occasions. He has gained 12 official FCI
Championships (Interchampion, Luxembourg, Belgian, Dutch, German VDH,
German club, Czech , Polish, Austrian, Slovakian, Swedish, Hungarian).
He is father of more then 200 beardies living all over the world
including Japan, USA and Canada (more about his offspring
here). As we are small hobby kennel with not
many bitches we had not suitable girl for him to breed to him. That´s
why we have decided to froze his semen for the future. Anyway Luka is
still in great condition and happily living with us.
The decision of my
next dog was not hard to make – younger sister of Laura Linda „Firstprizebears
Z´Waikiki“ joined us in October 2000. When that two months
old puppy entered our house she didn´t allow any doubts that she is at
home here. As she became mother of 10
(updated march 2011) she has proven to be
successful progenitor of the kennel KIAORA.
KIAORA - is
friendly greeting of the domestic people in New Zealand. I choose the
name because I want to breed friendly dogs and because New Zealand is my
heart affair even never have been there yet.
I have founded
KIAORA affix in 1995, the first KIAORA litter was born in 1997 (skye
terrier), the first beardie litter was born in 2003. So far we have bred
15 champions (see
here, updated march 2011)
Our philosophy of
breeding is health at first, good beardie temperament, champion quality
of the dog and bitch we use in the breeding.
All our dogs have
x-rayed and scored hips and we always publish the result when ever is
good or not that good.
Our dogs are also eye-tested.
Since 2007 we also
x-ray and score the elbows of our own dogs.
Since I have entered
the show ring for the first time in 1993 I have been infected by show
bug and it continues.
My first champion
was my first pedigree dog briard – Ch.Belmondo GAREX, then I have
started to show my skye terrier Ch. Buffa od Miki. The first beardie
whom I have handled in the show rings was
Ch.Firstprizebears Very Brown „Laura“ , then came many others
can see the list of homebred and made up champions
have been honoured to show many very
beautifull beardies who are owned by other people the main superstars I
have used to show who are not in my ownership are/were:
MultiCh.Firstprizebears Apache (under my handling he gained
f.e. these titels: CZ, SK, A, then European Winner Bratislava 2003,
res.BEST IN SHOW in Luxembourg 2005)
(group winner from Leszno 2004 and
Varazdin 2004, also CZ, PL Champion and MiddleEast European winner
2004). Ch.Firstprizebears Enfield
(2nd in Open Class Crufts 2009, 1st in Open class at World
beardie specialty Tullinge / Sweden 2008, Best in Group Winner Mlada
Boleslav, BIS Winner at German Specialty 2007, Champion of CZ, SK, PL,
A, VDH, D -club, ICH)
To know more about the made up champions please
We are small
family kennel, our puppies have daily care and attention. We have our
whelping box placed in our living room till thepuppies
are 3 weeks old. Then they are moving to the special room where they
have plenty of space to play and enjoy the puppy life with their
brothers and sisters. Our puppies are ready to leave to their new homes
when they are at least 7 weeks old, mostly they are leaving around 8
weeks of age. I think it is the best age for them to come
into the new family. When necessary booked puppy
stay with us longer (due to the owner´s planned holidays or special
instruction about importing puppies to different countries).
Our puppies are
always chipped, wormcured, vaccinated at least once (otherwise according
their age), veterinary checked, equipped by EU pet passport, FCI
pedigree (when going abroad naturally with FCI export pedigree), sales
contract. You always can expect the support and advice from us. You get
grooming lesson and feeding instruction.
Our puppies are
living in different countries all around the world: f.e. USA, Canada,
Israel, South Africa, Malta, Sweden, Belgium, Nederland, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia,
Poland, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Lithunia, Slovenia.
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