I have been involved with dogs nearly all my life. I had my first dog in 1990, an unregistered German Shepherd male called "Buck". He was very clever and we all loved him dearly. Until one day suddenly he became sick and died. Those were incredibly hard times for me. I could not get another German Shepherd he would remind me of Buck. One day I saw a beautiful dog in a magazine - a Bernese Mountain Dog. It was in 1992 and I immediately fell in love with this breed. The next month I travelled to get my first Bernese "TAMI z Gandlyho dvora" . With Tami came also my love for this hobby. Tami was my first show dog and also my first Bernese Mountain Dog. We were very successful together and he became a champion. He was a Champion. Tami made our lives better for almost 11 years. Since then I have had many Berneses after Tami came many more...
In 1993 - 1996 I was the President of the Swiss Mountain Dog Club in Slovak Republic and also a breeding advisor. In 1996 I decided to focus on my family duties and work. As a President of the Slovak Club I organized a Club Show in 1994. The honest guest - the judge was Mr. Hans Jaehrling, the President of Deutsche Club fuer Berner Sennehunden. I also met Mrs. Lydia Rumplmayr from Austria there and we agreed that she will reserve a nice Entlebucher female of her kennel for me. In 1995 we imported the first Entlebucher female "GINA von Garstnaeck". Gina was successful on shows - she won a title Junior Champion, several CAC and CACIB. With kind help from Mrs. Uschi Eisner of Austria we imported our first Appenzeller Mountain dog in 1995, a female "ANNIKA vom Scheibegghof" - Annika was a successful show female - Junior Champion, Champion, 3 x CACIB. She was a dam of many famous show Appenzellers of our kennel winning prestige titles like European Winner, World Winner, many International Champions. The last Swiss Moutain Dog breed - the Greater Swissy "BRENNY Rodyry" was imported to our kennel in 1998 from Czech republic. Brenny was a top quality show female - she won titles : European Vice Winner 2003, International Champion, Champion of Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Slovenija, 3 x Junior Champion, Club Winner ... Right now we - Me with Patrik and daughters Kristina Jana and Alexandra Maria are sharing our home with several lovely Swiss Mountain Dogs on our ranch near Bratislava with our neighbors horses of Gidran breed.
Bronze Award of Merit
Our dogs have been always a part of our family. All of our dogs live on the ranch, with all day contact with us. Me, with my husband work at home. Puppies are always brought up in our bedroom, kitchen and all over the house, until they are able to eat on their own and play with the adults. Our dogs are pets above being show/breeding dogs. We breed our dogs under the rules of the Slovak Club for Swiss Mountain Dogs http://www.skssp.eu registered under SKJ - Slovenska kynologicka jednota www.skj.sk a memeber of the FCI - Federation Cynologique Internationale www.fci.be. We are always trying to do our best but even that is not always enought as all breeders know. The Swiss Mountain Dogs are the most incredible breeds but not an easy one to breed. Balihara Ranch FCI Kennel is a member of the Swiss Mountain Dogs Clubs in: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary.