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Maybe this story will sound a bit chaotic, but I can't write it in other way...;)))

  

   As far as I can remember we always were involved with dogs in our home... My very first dog was a Vojvodinian Pulin called Ribica /Little fish/. Ribica had been living for 25 years...from my Mum's childhood to mine...

   Then we had Cuki....Ribica's son...I don't have even his picture...but I remember hm as I saw him yesterday... After Cuki came Maza....Maza was a quiet dog...and had only one litter...

   In 1991. I started to show interestings in full-blooded dogs... My Grandma wasn't so pleased with with my ideas...but...We already had Kika - Vojvodinian Pulin, and then I found Lady. Lady was a mixie between German Sheperd and a Rough Collie.He looked much alike Smooth Collie, or even like a wolf. Lady was my faithful friend, she had her leash, her brushes...all.

   In December 15th, 2002. during cold, winter the number of dogs is changed. My mother found two little "balls" in the street when first snow started to fall. The yellow one we call Candy and the black&tan one Cherry! They fit right into our family! Once again...we one scary event took away our Cherry...On February 14th, 2003. one big black dog from the street went into our backyard and killd our sweet...

   Kika died in 2003...and Lady one year after.... The only consolation is that they had a long, happy life with us...



  
And now about the start of my Kinology career.... ;)))

   The whole story started in 1994. when I almost decided to breed Rough Collies.

   I found my first dog in the street, and called her Lassie. She was my first fool-blooded dog. She was a sweet girl, who enjoyed playing football with me.

   Lassie brought forth two litters. There were three puppies in that first litter: Deni, Gagi-Alf and one girl who we caled Gagica....They were born on December 28th 1994...But we lost Gagica after only 9 days...She died in my arms...And it was my first touch with theat "dark side" of being a breeder....Deni and Alf are still alive...Actually Deni lives in my neighbourhood, and I am so proud when I that he is a king of his family.

   In the second litter there were only two puppies- Tajana and Vitez Soko /Knight Falcon/. Tajana was a small, small baby and we decided to keep her...

   Lassie's life was happy and long... But never long enough, for us - dog lovers...
She died in October 26th 1998. and no matter that her life was long and happy, I were very sad...

   After she died, one new Collie found the way to our hearts-our crazy Leila! ; ) I've never met the dog that can bark and run in a circle more than she can!!! She can run around the garden for hours.

  
And now....the start of the Afghan story....

   In 1995. I met Dr. Djordje Tesic ( Ben Ben`s Afghan Kennel), who introduced me the Afghan hounds. I fell in love at the first sight...


   My first Afghan was a black male named Artur ( Ben Ben`s Astra & Risa Chan`s Uphir ), but we all called him "Basti". basti was Dr Tesic's first choice from that litter where were 14 puppies. Basti came to my home in October 1995. I loved him very much and spent every day with him. He was a wonderful Affie... Cheerful, and playful and his obediance skills were far beyond any other Afghan I knew before. He also was trained by me to do the attack and aport. We both enjoyed in every momemnt spent together. He was my precious mate.

   Unfortunately, we lost him so early...he died from the heart attack in December 22, 1996. We'll never forget him... He was my son, my smile, my all... It was a very hard stroke for my heart and I couldn't accept that for a long time... I was crying for months...didn't want to go out, didn't want to take care of anything anymore...But my Mum and Grandma and my boyfriend Robert helped me to stand back to my feet again...

   At about the same time when Basti came, I bought a female imported from Hungary- Fan-Fell Esmeralda "Nelly". Nelly was a scared little darling who didn't have much luck in her life...until she came to us...She was never fond of the dog shows, so we decided not to force her, but to let her decide what she wants in her life. Ane she did it...Her decision was to be a good mother and a wonderful friend to us... She died on March 25th 2006....like that she couldn't live without her Zulfi anymore...

   Nelly brought forth three litters ( "B", "T" and "D" ). In Ben Ben's Kennel she brought forth their "H" litter. /Ben Ch. Ben's Heart Breaker "Skazi", Ch Ben Ben's Happy Day "Hella"/

   From "B" litter we decided to keep two females: Best Baby Girl "Astrica" and Born To Be Fame "Ajsha" They were born on September 8th, 1996. ( Palmory De Troy "Sonny" & Fan-Fell Esmeralda "Nelly" ) Those two girls were my happy stars who rose me up from my agony after I lost my sweet Basti...

   We showed two of them only twice in Junior class. They were so similar and the judges' decisions were the first time - JB for Astra and the second time JB for Ajsha.Ajsha was a very promissing and a wonderful character girl. I saw a future star and a good mum in her...

   The next decision was to buy a male... I made a reservation in Ben Ben's Kennel for a puppy from the combination- Risa Chan's Zulfikar & Walk of Fame Gandamak...But...There was only one male, and Dr Tesic's advice was not to take him... I can't tell you how desperate I was... I was young and spoiled girl, thinking that I can get all I want, at once....But then I made other plan...And didn't stop until I fullfilled it...


   On August 22nd, 1998. my Mum Zora decided to give me the best present in my whole life.... the most adorable Afghan Hound Risa Chan's Zulfikar. We were in a very, very hard financial situation, but my Mum gave all she had to make her daughter happy and smiling again...We love him so much. Zulfi is the most wonderful dog in the world, so friendly, lively and proud. He is my king! I say it in the Present Tense, because he is never going to die for us..Never....Even if the sky take him away from this dimension on February 5th, 2006....he is still here. He keeps us and loves us on every step of our way...


   In October 1998. I had to give my Ajsha to Backa Topola, in co-ownership to Milivojevic family, for some period, because hard financial situation. I thought it was the best for my Ajsha. They would give her more attention, more love, she'll be the one and only. But I was wrong... After two years, precisely, in March 2000. I found out that Ajsha is dead. Those inhuman people brutally killed my beautiful girl with a gun!!!!. I am never going to forgive myself... Never...


   In January 2000. one more sad story...Big Soft Paw "Arap" came back home. In the snow storm on January 23th we had a rescue advanture....And we did it! His owners didn't love him enough and didn't want him anymore...without informing me, of course...

   Arap is happy here now, and so we are. I had to cut his coat, because it was so matted. But he is really beautiful male. And he enjoys in his life as much as he can, the next door to his litter sister Astra...

   We couldn't rescue our sweet Ajsha, but we recued Arap...


   From our "D" litter where were 3 puppies - Santa, Sandro and Sandra, we kept female Daddy's Pride Girl "Santa". We also call her Anita or Nita. Nita is cream, sweet and lovely. She likes children, running and sleeping in my bed! She is Multi Ch and Int Ch She is not that enthusiastic about the Dog Shows like her father, but she is quite successful. She is brilliant when she stays in pose alone in the ring without necessity even to hold a leash. She is like a statue. A sweet proffessional girl. After her first, and unfortunatelly last litter, we promissed her retairing...I cut down her coat and now she is a Queen of the Kennel.



   On December 29th, 2002. she brought forth two boys /"G" litter", but it had to be by C-section... Unfortunatelly the vet didn't do his jobe well and the wound ruptured once on January 1st 2005....and then again the second time on January 7th 2006....Then we changed the vet, and thanks to Dr Zarko Mikalacki - Lale, our Nita's life was saved...And our two boys still have their Mummy. The boys were without names for a long time... I had some big private problems, and they simply were called "the boys"...Until my cousin Ljiljana /the owner of Azbelltas Boss of Puppies "Aleksandar"/ has noticed that when she held the boys lying on the back in her lap, their forelegs reminds her on a bunny's legs....Heheheheh, very funny! So, the boys got their nicknames - Svileni Zeka /Silky Bunny/ and Plisani Zeka /Velvet Bunny/. In June 2005. Silky bunny found his new home in Zagreb, and also got a new name - Sirius.

Now about Astra...

   Astra brought forth two litters ("E" and "F").

   From "E" litter /18.08.2000./ I gave a female Egyptian Princess Tanita to co-ownership to one kind, young man Zoran Dupor, who couldn't afford to buya pup and he was longing for an Afghan for years. He calls her Zara and he loves her so much. Zara is CH YU, but not very crazy about shows... She came back home in October 2006. and now she lives with us.

   The boy Eyes of Orient Tarik lives in Novi Sad with Sanja Grujic, and has a great pet career!!!!

   From "F" litter born in July 5th, 2002. we kept three boys-Schummi, Ballack and Sven. Somebody think that I'm crazy, but I simply love dogs and I live for them. I enjoy in every their move, every their mischief... They go to the Shows and Sven like it the most. He finished his Ch SCG in a record of time, and also Int CH with only 28 months of age! We are very proud of him.

   In April, 2005. Ballack went to live in Czech Republic. He lives with one more Afghan male and his co-owner Roman Ludwik who adores him. Other three litter mates live happily in Bulgaria, Bosnia and here, near Belgrade. All about them you can find in Litter section.

   Azbelltas Fine Finesse Alessandro Del Piero is the most successful Azbelltas Afghans and we are very proud of him, and thankful to his wonderful owners Valentina and Hristo from Sofia.

   I enjoy in breeding so much, and I'm the happiest when my puppies find good new owners to give them love. I like dog shows, but because of our financial situation I can't go there often. My big wish is to visit some dog shows abroad and to acquire one beautiful dog, some new blood line.

   It happen in 2004. when Martial Robin, the owner of "Le Menuel Galopin Kennel" in France, decided to give me his hand and help me in my breeding plans. He commited his Tancrede du Menuel Galopin to my care for one year. It was the big test for me, but I passed it successfully. He was a sire of our "G " litter. And under my handling he became Ch SCG and Int CH, and also V4 in Open class at the Eurodogshow in Tulln in 2005. From the beginning with Afghans afair I was dreaming about Menuel Galopin Afghans, and Martial made my dreams come true... Many thanks to him.

  
New age story...

   In June 2006. one new puppy came to our Kennel and became a kind of our mascote... ;))) It is a little, cute Chinese Crested Dog Powderpuff - Vagabond Mali Zmaj "Leo". We are so happy that Zorica Dragic, his breeder gave us the chance to have such a wonderful dog! Leo alreday started his show career, eventhough we took him only to be our pet, winning JB, BOB and BOG3 at one National dog show when he was only 9 months old.



   Leo is a good friend with Zeka, Santa and Zara, and we like to call him - "our toy Afghan"... We hope that in the future we'll find some sweet PP girfriend for Leo.


   I don't want to sound like that I am complaining...but....Living here is a big obstacle when you want to be a serious dog breeder... but I fight as hard as I can...

   I also want to meet all people who love those wonderful beings. Don't be surprised! I am just one open-hearted person who wants to share experience with others.


   So, if you love or have Afghans, or want to have, call me! Let's be friends!!!!

 


 

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