The origins of my active dog-breeding date back to 1998, when I received a long-desired Bernese Mountain Dog bitch as a gift. CH. Cita Jazar (which was her official name) was the bitch that helped me develop a taste for dog show success. The birth of the first litter in 2000 marked the beginning of my own kennel, Čierna hviezda.
Repeated accounts of cancer spreading around eventually brought me to the decision to cancel my activities among the supporters of Bernese Mountain Dogs. However, I haven’t turned my back on the breed; I am still a big admirer.
Besides Bernese Mountain Dogs, I was lucky enough to own a puppy of the Puli dog breed. If you’re familiar with the breed, you know that the shaggy corded coat reaching the ground contains a confident and proud soul of a herding dog that requires consistent training. CH. Gémeskút Abruzs was imported from Hungary in 2006. To this day, he is an incorruptible guardian in great shape.
In 2014 my husband and I decided to bring home a female Landseer. We chose a beautiful puppy born in the Czech Republic. Elza became a true friend to our son Adam. It is so beautiful to be able to watch a shaggy bear patiently raising “its” human pup ☺.
In 2017, we have taken in a one-year-old Landseer dog. Once again an almost-adult dog was looking for a new home due to family trouble.
With Harry coming into our lives, we hope our dog breeding life will start a new chapter, a chapter for our new Landseer kennel – Amuritas.
Besides dog breeding, I devote a rather significant portion of my time to other activities as well. In 2002 I became a member of the Committee of SKŠSP – Slovak Club of Swiss Mountain Dogs. From 2005 till 2010 I was acting President of SKŠSP. After a five-year break, I accepted the challenge and since 2015, I have been the head of a group of Landseer supporters united in the Slovak Landseer Club. Organising dog shows, evaluations, litter inspections, attending international dog breeding symposia – all that has become a part of my life. And there’s still more.
My family and time spent together definitely remain a priority in my life. I only attend dog shows after thorough consideration. That’s why you’re more likely to find us at home or walking outside on the weekends. But we are thrilled to show you how amazing it is to live with our dogs. We are happy to welcome each and every visitor – a virtual or a personal one.
Zita & Peter