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Specially trained dogs can detect COVID-19

Czech cynologists from the Search and Rescue Czech Republic team have managed to train eight dogs who can tell if you have COVID-19. Detecting the disease is a worldwide problem, which is also recognized by VAFO, who supported the project financially...

Cat on a leash: How to do it?

Cats love fresh air. At least most of them do. However, not all of them have the opportunity to enjoy freedom in nature. Especially cats living in cities spend a lot of time indoors without the opportunity to run freely. That is why cat owners may...

Interactive toys for dogs

It is a well-known fact that every dog likes to play. However, not all dog owners use the option of interactive toys. These toys, in addition to being fun and an outlet for energy, also offer the possibility of development. They have a positive effect...

Dog hygiene: Proper dog care

Our pets are often members of our families, so it goes without saying that we want to give them the same privileges and comforts as anyone else. Although we couldn’t imagine it in the beginning, our canine companions follow us everywhere. On the...

CBD Products: When can they be beneficial?

We usually want only the best for our pets. That is why we often look for ways to improve their quality of life and make sure to support their health as much as possible. We feed them with the best on the market, include regular walks and activities...

Dogdartbee: When a disc is thrown at a target

In this next part of our series dedicated to dogfrisbee, an activity where the dog is thrown a disc, which he then catches and brings back, we focus on the discipline of Dogdartbee. This discipline comes from the Netherlands and its main essence is...

Felinotherapy – When Cats Heal

Like dogs, even cats may have therapeutic effects on patients. This treatment method is called felinotherapy and is suitable for both chronically ill patients, who may need help with coping, and those who suffer from long-term stress. Cats can bring...

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Jaromíra Sojková

Kennel – Bernese Mountain Dog

From 2000 to the present, I’ve specialized in breeding the Bernese Mountain Dog and also previously bred the Appenzeller Sennenhund and the Hovawart. At the Queen Elsa and Bohemia Bernica dog kennels, I’m very active in the rearing of puppies. Every...

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Michaela Martinů

Kennel – Boxer

I’ve been involved in cynology since 1990, when I began training my first dog, a nonpedigree Boxer named Tajpan. Together we joined the Prague Cynology Rescue Brigade. Tajpan was a very difficult dog to train, but he charmed me with his friendly and...

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since 2013

Martin Vrtěl

Mushing

I’ve been involved in the sport of mushing since 2007. My first race was in Trnávka, and since then, with the exception only of individual classes on snow, I’ve tried practically everything mushing has to offer, from FCI-certified northern sled dogs...

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since 2015

Jan Böhm

Sport Cynology + Decoy

I became involved in sport cynology in 2002 when I was just 13 years old. My whole life has pretty much revolved around sport, and I came to like cynology so much that it eventually became my profession. Throughout the years that I’ve spent training my...

Carnilove

since 2015

Jiří Andrle

Wolves

Jiří and his wife began breeding Czechoslovak Wolfdogs in 1971, and since then they’ve only reared a few litters. Since the breed is crossed with the wolf, they wanted to gain a better understanding of this wild animal, so they acquired their first...

Carnilove

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Jitka Duffková

Sport Cynology + Judge + Breeder

I’ve been a cynologist since 1984 when I got my first German Shepherd. I’ve been doing sport cynology according to IGP (formerly IPO) rules since 1991, and in 1996 my bitch advanced to the IPO National Championship and took 19th place, which at the...

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Juraj Ruža

Sport Cynology – Agility, Pezinok Sport Hall

Juraj Ruža I’ve dedicated twelve years to agility and represented at the Slovak Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Category A3. In 2014 and 2015, I was an assistant on the Slovak National Agility Team and then headed the team in...

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Klára Miketová

Professional Handler

I was born into a family of dog lovers, so the Dachshund would ride along with me in my baby pram. Our family history of breeding Dachshunds goes back three generations to the 1950s and my grandparents. My grandfather was a passionate hunter, which...

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since 2015

Michaela Plecháčková

Sport Cynology

Since childhood, dogs have been an inseparable part of my life. My first pedigree dog was an Alaskan Malamute named Bajtu z Rontu-Aru CS ( born 1991), with whom I led a fairly successful competitive weight pulling career.    My involvement in the...