y name is Simona Kratochvílová and I live with my family in a small village at the bottom of the mountain range called Brdy. Since my childhood I have always loved animals. I used to bring home stray dogs, cats, different rodents from my friends in spite of my parents' disagreement. I have been horse riding since I was 12.
As soon as I moved house, at the age of 19, I bought my first dog - German Shepherd, female Beata Androis. I started to make my dream come true and started to train IPO. Fortunately I got married to a man who shares the same interests like me. At present we have 2 females of German Shepherd, a female and a male dog of Belgian Shepherd -Malinois. All our dogs enrich our family life and free time, help us to keep fit and to stay our garden in hopeless level. :-)
Every year my husband and I take place International Championship IGP - CACIT Dobris.
Our small daughters begged us to buy them their own dog. As there are small, they asked a small dog. The choice was papillion. In 2007 we brought Mamba from Mrs. Hartmanova and immediately became loved to this breed. They are really temperamant, always cheer, intelligent and courageous. The amount of our papillons is increasing. I cannot imagine the life without these great companions.
Papillion is a dog that will absolutely attract you because of its elegant exterior, energy, cheerful and friendly character what is more it is always satisfied and balanced. This is love for all over the life.
The last member of our family is the welsh pony named Goblin with a height of 130 cm. He willingly takes our girls and tolerates our dogs.
Time passes and a lot has changed ... Our daughters had grown up and the oldest had even moved out. Our pony Goblin had moved to our friend, where he has a new rider who fits his size. I miss him, but that was the only solution for him.
Just we have not changed. Our life still revolves around dogs ... large dogs, small dogs, training and exhibitions, breeding and puppies ... Our dogs bring a lot of joys and worries into our lives - as usual. But we wouldn't change it for nothing ... :-)
Breeding kennel "z Krve Orthosovy"
set up our breeding kennel "Orthos´s Blood" in 1995. I have always tried to prefer good character and self-confident disposition of dogs. Concerning breeding papillion I try to raise not only healthy and beautiful puppies as well as self confident, temperamented and well socialized.
As the breeder I consider the period between 4 - 7 week of puppy´s life as the most important. Experiences obtained in this period influence dog´s future character and it is not possible to complement or to change it. For example: if puppies are isolated from a people, they can easily become mistrustful and fearful all live. In this period I try for creating conditions where our puppies can experience as much as possible (e.g. meeting strange people, other animals as well as big dogs, move on the various surfaces and so on). That helps them to become self confident and balanced partners.
Why is the name of my breeding kennel "z Krve Orthosovy"? (translated "from Orthrus´s blood")
ccording to Greece Mythology Orthos was a two-headed dog, a son of a hundred-headed giant Tyfon and his wife Edchina. He was a brother of a three-headed dog Kerber. Kerber was a guard of the Underworld entrance.
He was well-known for his courage and brave heart.
His mission was to protect beautiful herds of three-bodied giant Geryon on the west island - Erythei, close to current Gibraltar. On the other day Herakles turned up on the island to take away the herds into Myken. Orthos protected the herds really bravely. Orthos preferred to lost his life a fight instead of letting Heracles take the herds in a peace way.