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Choosing a puppy: What to consider?

Sharing a home with a puppy is a great joy as well as worry. Especially if you have no previous experience with a dog or other domestic animal. Before getting a puppy, you should take into account a number of things, think about them carefully and...

How rescue dogs are trained

In the previous article, we wrote about what rescuing people entails and which dog breeds are suitable for searching for people in collapsed buildings. This topic is so interesting that we decided to focus even more on dog training itself, i.e. on the...

Cats are not vegetarians! What belongs to a cat bowl?

Let’s be clear, cats are carnivores by nature.  They love meat. It is completely natural for them. Meat must be the basis of their daily nutrition. A cat cannot live without meat! Cats instinctively prefer foods high in meat. Feeds with meat aroma and...

Dogs to the rescue - How are rescue dogs trained?

There are questions that run through a person’s mind upon seeing dogs searching for people lost in the woods, stuck under the rubble of a collapsed building or drowning in a reservoir. How difficult is it for a dog to find such people? Can I train my...

How to proceed when a dog runs astray?

It is an unenviable situation no four-legged companion´s owner would like to get into. When your dog runs astray during a walk, for example because it discovers a hole in the fence or senses another animal that catches its attention, many of us panic...

Physiotherapy-based defense training fundamentals

We, humans, do take care of our bodies and our health. If our knee hurts, we go to the orthopaedist, if our back hurts for a long time, we probably start considering physiotherapy. The need to go to inspections regularly increases with the level of...

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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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since 2012

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...

Carnilove

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...

Carnilove

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

since 2015

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...

Brit

since 2015

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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since 2015

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...

Carnilove

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...