Klark is BIS veterans and BOB at the international dog show Ljubljana I!
Klark and Leia both won the champion class at the WDS Salzburg 2012!
"5 and a half years old quality champion male. Very masculine. Shown in excellent condition. Very nice head, eye, exp. well carried ears. Good back, nice feet, very good neck and topline. Well bodied. Long in loin. Sound mover. Correct hindquaters."
"Eye catching male. Mice proportions. Good skull. Nice fore face. Good expression. Strong neck. Good topline. Balanced angulations. Moves with drive from behind. Most beautiful coat. Good markings. Nice temperament."
"Typical strong male. Medium long bodied. Excellent in substance and depth of body. Nice masculine head. Excellent outlines. Correct angulations both. Nice movement. Corrrect bite. Full dentitious."
"Excellent size, exc. long head. Medium strong bones. Excellent neck and topline. Correct bite. Good chest and body. Excellent angulations, correct tail. Moves very well. Excellent temperament."
"Typical goodsized medium long body. Feminine bitch. Strong enough in bones. Enough substance. Nice head, good neck and topline. Good developed chest, enough forchest. Enough angulated in front, correct rear angulation. Free in movement. Correct bire. Full dentitious."
"Nice puppy, with a lot of experience in the ring. Super condition and femminine. Correct bite, typical head in compliance to the body, well presented in ring."
PRINCESS LEIA 2.LITTER - "E LITTER", born 17.1.2013
It is a combination of Multi Champion Korona Rossii Tartuf and Multi Champion Princess Leia from Swiss Star.
BERTA SUPERSTAR 2.LITTER - "T LITTER", born 14.2.2013
It is a combination of our Multi Champion Korona Rossii Tartuf and Interntional Champion Berta Superstar.
It is a combination of our Multi Champion Klark and Multi Champion Princess Leia from Swiss Star.
More information under P.Leia- CLICK!
It is a combination out of Champion Berta Superstar and Juniorchampion Frenky Glarika.
Both parents are Xrayed for HD, ED, OCD and are successful on shows. But first and most they are family dogs.
More information under Berta.
Years ago we decided to become breeders of this wonderful breed.
In 2007 we carefully selected our first female- Princess Leia from Swiss Star. In 2009 she cleared all the health certificates and this is how our tale started.
Our dream is to breed healthy dogs with stable character and still stay true to the breed standard. We would like to breed dogs that can become champions in the rings and future breeding dogs. That is our final goal and we are taking our first steps toward it. Our dogs are schooled till basic obedience level, visit shows every year and are checked for skeletal and eye diseases. We invest a lot of time in the research of pedigrees, blood lines and we stay in contact with breeders around Europe.
Welcome to our small kennel in our small country in the center of Europe!
Properly raising a Swissy takes time. Does your job and lifestyle allow for the commitment to properly raise and train a working dog? Read on and then determine whether or not a Swissy matches your lifestyle.
→Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are a large breed and require space. They also require moderate activity and regular exercise. A true working breed, the Swissy is most content when he has a job or purpose. Swissys are not lazy, lay--around-the-house dogs.
→Swissys are most content in the company of their families. They are not well suited to kenneling and confinement away from the activities of the household. Though capable of withstanding the elements, the Swissy`s nature is best suited to being a family member and house companion.
→Swissy temperaments vary but are overall quite complex due to their working dog nature and development. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are NOT a good choice for inexperienced or first time dog owners. In the hands of an experienced owner, the Swissy can be a wonderful family companion with proper training.Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs were originally bred as draft and guard dogs. Like many working breeds, the Swissy has a tendency for dominant temperaments and behaviors. In addition, Swissys tend to be "social climbers". Practicing effective pack leadership is necessary to prevent dominant behaviors from becoming problematic. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs must learn their place in the family social hierarchy. This takes time, effort and a good dose of patience.
→GSMDs require diligent socialization at an early age. This means meeting many new people and being introduced to many new situations. Socializing a Swissy is a commitment not to be taken lightly. Some GSMDs may exhibit dog aggression, particularly intra-sex aggression in intact animals.
My take on the matter:
I personally completely agree with what is said above. And despite telling this to the new owners or possible new owners the misconception of the Swissy being "just a bigger labrador" still exists. No, this dog was bred to be a working breed and has a strong character that leans to lead if you are not a good leader to your Swissy. And the growing period is very important and delicate - so it is best to expose your growing puppy to proper movement and diet, with the addition of chondroprotective agents. Socialization is another very important key. From 3 months on the puppy should be taken to all possible environments: coffee shops, markets, city centers, friends, meet a lot of different dogs, people on chairs...etc. Anything you can think about. If you miss this important period (especially 4-6 months) you have missed to much. It applies the same for schooling. You have to start from the beginning - just to gain the attention of your dog and make him understand that some behaviour will get him things he wants and some will not. Give him one meal from your hand - without commands! When the dog looks at you, he gets a bite. Then you can reward spontaneous behaviours like sitting down, giving the paw, laying down...etc and simply ignoring what you do not want. The dog will start to think and he will understand that working with you is the way to receive wonderful treats, playtime and your attention. If you get to this step onward schooling will be a pleasure and a true partnership.
A structured environment, proper diet and movement, your patience and determination...nothing more is needed to truly enjoy this wonderful breed. And for me there is no better companion by my side then a loyal, loving, goofy swissy. Learn to love this unique breed!