I'm Tímea Sólyom and I live in Hungary at Lake Balaton , that's why my kennel name is : By The Lake I have got border collie since 2003 when I was 13 years old.My first border collie is HJCH.HCH.HSCH.HGCH.INT.CH. Csóványospataki Elixir "Whisky". I wanted to buy only a family dog, but Whisky seemed to be very promising ,so I decided to enter him for a dog show....and our story has begun..... Whisky was really successful on the dog shows,he has a lot of CAC, CACIB and BOB titles from many countries.The biggest success in his life was when he won the working class in European dog show 2008 and then he became Res, CACIB, so he was Res. European Winner 2008. There are the CACIB Tonkory Incognito and Res, CACIB Whisky on this picture.
We attended dog shows very often and one of the dog shows I met a girl who is my best friend since then, her name is Hajnalka Kökényesi ( Flower of Old Hill Kennel). She suggested me to try out shepherding with Whisky.Right at the first time he proved to be very skillful with very strong instinct.We took part in several herding competitions, herding training and less than half year he could completed the Herding Working Test.In 2007 he was National Shepherd Winner in advanced category and he was the BEST HERDING DOG OF THE YEAR 2007!!!
Whisky has 12 litters : 7 litters in Hungary,3 litters in Austria and 2 litters in Czeh Republic.All of his puppies inherited some property from Whisky. There are some rescue dogs,dog dancer,agility competitior and one of them won the 9th place at Skyhoundz World Championship in the USA.
There are Dorka Óvári and her dog Piero in the USA! Congratulations to your 9th place, we are very proud of you!! Well done!
Whisky's daughter Pásztortűz Csillaga Akác "Maya"
Whisky's puppies from Flower of Old Hill Dawn (Nahrof Foreign Fantasy × Borderguard Anne Marie)
So I realised, that I wanted to keep a female from Whisky.So she is : 4 Legs Good 2 Legs Bad Butterfly "Iris". Her pedigree is very special for me because on the one hand Whisky is the father of Iris and on the other hand her grandfather is Clan-Abby Nz's Black Magic "Kiwi" who was one of my favorite dogs in Hungary.
4 Legs Good 2 Legs Bad Butterfly "Iris"
We took part in a few dog shows with Iris where she got very good judgements and we attended some herding trials ,as well.Iris was born on 2007 but I planned a litter only for 2010. In 2010 Iris was mated to Wonder at Real Pearl "Matyi". 6 black-white puppies were born on 02.05.2010.
In 2013 I was planning the second litter of Iris, and I wanted to choose a special male for her.(Just like her first litter)I wanted to choose a male from Clan-Abby, because this is the one of my favorite line, so the second father was: Clan -Abby Nz Tartan Piper"Piper"
I wanted to keep a female for myself from this litter,anyway. But only 3 puppies were born (1 female and 2 males) and I fell in love with one of the male....He is Breaking Waves By The Lake "Curtis"
He fulfills my dreams in character ,feature, working ability,outlook.He was the perfect choice for me! :-) I would like to exhibit him some shows and to pass the Herding Working Test, that's why we need to work hard together. :)
I didn't want to keep 2 puppies at the same time, because I know how much energy,attention are needed to give both the same care. But "Kendra" (Breaking Dawn By The Lake), with her individuality convinced us to keep her. At her very first dog show she won Res. Baby Best In Show in Szilvásvárad Club show.But this is only just the beginning.... :-)