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News Archive – 2010

Visiting the puppies

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Last weekend during a trip to Bratislava some of us went to take a look at how Arion, Adora, and Admin have grown and how they obey their new masters. All three of them are doing really great in their new homes, they have lots of toys and loving owners, and make everyone at home happy.

Augustus has a new family

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Augustus has left for his new home today. Also Aimi whom we were keeping for her new owners should be leaving this weekend. We have all noticed including Asima that the yard is somehow emptier now...

Last puppy ready to go

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Most of the puppies are happily at their new homes. We are still looking for a good family for Augustus. He is playful and very friendly. A family with children would be good for him, too. He is ready to go now, please see contact for enquiries.

Litter inspection

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

On Sunday the puppies were officially reviewed by Mr. Pavel Kuska of the Slovak Hovawart Club. After struggles with the SKJ we finally got tattoo numbers. The puppies are now tattooed and will start going to their new homes tomorrow.

6 weeks old

Monday, 12 July 2010

Last weekend Mr. and Mrs. Celý with Arogant paid us a visit and took pictures of our puppies. You may find the photos on their page.

Over this weekend we managed to take pictures of all the puppies again. They had their tongues lolled out nicely in the heat. That is when we managed to stop them even for a second. No matter the temperature, they always try to chew on everything and everyone :)

30 days old

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The puppies have grown a little more and started to eat moistened dry dog food. If Sima happens not to eat all of hers, they are quick to get into that, too. Besides fighting each other they are now also interested in biting stuff around them, such as their first toy ropes.

20 days old – pictures

Monday, 21 June 2010

The puppies started growing their little teeth so we've began feeding mash instead of milk. Yesterday we found a while in between the rains to go out and take individual pictures of the puppies. Sima was trying to be of great help with that:

9 days old

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The puppies have grown a lot over the week. Some of them already gained pigment. Yesterday they first tried to walk instead of crawling, and today they made attempts to open their little eyes.

This morning Sima wanted to play hide and seek — when the morning sun hit the curtains, she started to carry the puppies away. She put two of them on the couch and tried to hide another one in the closet. It was crying too loudly though so we got up and they all had to go back to their place.

A few pictures from the past days:

They're here!

Monday, 31 May 2010, 22:30

It seems they are all here. Took long 10 hours since the first one 'til the last one. Altogether 8 puppies. 4 bitches (2 blond, 2 b&g) and 4 dogs (1 blond, 3 b&g).

They're coming!

Monday, 31 May 2010, 09:45

Sima has been running around nervously all night and morning. Just minutes ago she smoothly gave birth to the first puppy, a blond bitch. She still pays more attention to her plush toy dog. We will see...


So far we have 3 bitches (2 blond, 1 b&g) and 2 dogs (1 blond, 1 b&g)...


...and another b&g dog. Sima is now taking care of all of them, they are whining with satisfaction and sucking milk.


Together, we so far have 4 bitches (2 blond, 2 b&g) and 4 dogs (1 blond, 3 b&g).

Awaiting puppies!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Sima is pregnant as confirmed by ultrasound. Veterinarian Dr. Branislav Klein has counted five little balls which should come to this world about the end of May :)

Club Show Bojnice-Hlboké

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Went to show Asima at the Club Show of SHK, probably the last time for long if there are going to be any puppies. She was reviewed as excellent and even claimed the 4th place.

ZOP Trial

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Sima has successfully passed the ZOP trial (obedience trial) in Častolovice. Judged by Mrs. Jana Svobodová.

Trials in Holešov where we had planned to go were cancelled at the last moment due to not enough participants. Thanks to the hospitality of Mr.&Mrs. Vanžura of ZKO Častolovice we could take the trials there. Even though Asima is very lazy lately and does all the drills slowly we obtained a nice score of 87 points (very good).

Litter planned!

Monday, 29 March 2010

On Sunday the 28th of March 2010 Sima was bred to Ari (Arogant Arivalo Asso).

It was pretty smooth and Sima stood easily, she got Ari quite tired. Pregnancy should get confirmed end of April. If successful, puppies should be ready to go by the end of July. We are all looking forward to the puppies!

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