HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023!
LUMI – TOP WINNING ROUGH COLLIE OF 2022!
Slovene Club for British Sheepdog TOP 10 Competition 2022
#1 ROUGH COLLIE – Lumi – JCH, CH, ris puppy BISS, CLUB SLO J CH, CLUB CRO J CH, CLUB CH Windy Lands Quite Exquisite -> TOP WINNING ROUGH COLLIE 2022 and #5 HERDING BREEDS
#9 ROUGH COLLIE – Casper – jCH WINDY LANDS QNOCKOUT DYNAMITE co owned with Andrej Cvar, handled by me
# 10 ROUGH COLLIE – Finn – jCH, CH WINDY LANDS ORLANDO INNAMORATO owned by Lara Nastran, handled by me
# 13 ROUGH COLLIE – Fame – JCH, CH DARSANIAN DESTINATION FAME AT WINDY LANDS, imp Cro, co owned with Jana Močnik, handled by me
# 3PUPPY HERDING BREEDS – Tillie – Windy Lands Thrilling News, owned and handled by Aljaž and Barbara (Icekeller)
# 6PUPPY HERDING BREEDS – Stella – Windy Lands True Revolution, owned and handled by Katarina Malenšek
Thank you all co owners for being part of your amazing team, for loving our collies and taking a great care of them, always bringing them to shows in top conditions!
A LITTER 11th BIRTHDAY – 11 YEARS OF WINDY LANDS
Happy 11th birthday to our A litter, my very first litter
Happy birthday in heaven to my miracle babygirl Lia, who left us last year. Still a day does not go by without me thinking about her and missing her but I am also grateful for the 10 years together that we had against all odds with Lia being born so small and with so many health issues. My first litter was a big struggle and I wasn’t sure I wanted to continue being a breeder….but then I found strength I am now very happy that I continued this path. It’s not easy and there have been a lot of heartbreaks and tears, but also many wonderful, happy moments and so many fantastic people met over the years!
The rest of the litter are all still going strong and are all loved by their families. Damon is enjoying his retirement in Finland, after siring 21 litters (one of them is a smooth one) and achieving many ch titles and important show wins.
Mei, the mum of our C and E litters, is also loving her retirement at our coast, spending a lot of time by the beach. My co-breeder Denis is continuing her line with his part of Windy Lands team! Also Mei was a very successful representative of this litter at shows, winning a few ch titles.
Our boys, Tai and Messi, have lived in loving pet homes all their lives and are still adored and wonderfully taken care by their families. Messi has become an older brother to his 2 legged sibling, who he adores
My dear babies, your mum Sky and me wish you many more healthy years, we both love you very much!
OUR QUEEN IS 14 YEARS OLD ♥
I am so grateful she is still with us, beautiful as ever and still healthy and fit!
This whole adventure started with her 14 years ago…the world of shows and breeding, now also dog training and grooming. She changed my life for the better and helped me find my purpuse!
She has formed an amazing line through her many many offsprings in Slovenia and around the world. I am so happy to see the photos of her kids, grandkids, greatgrandkids…
Sky herself is enjoying her retirenment in our home, loved and adored by us all. She gets many cuddles, daily walks, treats and she still loooves her food We are hoping we have quite a few more healthy years ahead of us! She is the guardian and best friend of her daughter Lani and great daughter Lumi, who reminds me a lot of Sky. I am truly blessed to have this amazing girl in my life!
Happy birthday my wonderful Blue Pearl!
SPECIALITY SHOW 2022
Our Lumi (Windy Lands Quite Exquisite) rocked the show ring again! She impressed an UK judge Nick Smith, who I admire greatly, at our Speciality show for Fci1 and won against some very quality dogs and famous handlers. She became club winner ’22 and also won BEST OF BREED (her 6th one!)
Our youngers successfully passed the breeding exam with the highest, A grade!
jCH Tuo Principe Azzuro Dellamonade – Tristan, it imp (co owned with Jana Ferfolja and kennel Aydeen)
jCH Windy Lands Qnockout Dynamite – Casper (co owned with Andrej Cvar)
jCH, CH Windy Lands Quite Exquisite – Lumi
All three have also been hips tested and have healthy, AA hips and all are champions and BOB winners already!
WINDY LANDS V LITTER
For Mea’s last litter we chose a very beautiful boy with an amazing head, lovely body and the most wonderful temperament – Hungarian champion Slash.
We had three triko boys, one triko girl and one tiny sable girl. Sadly, at 8 weeks, the two girls died, the tiny Vicky due to developmental issues and our wonderful Venus died due to a very tragical accident and this really broke our hearts as she was perfectly healthy and so so beautiful, with a wonderful character! The co breeder Denis and myself will need a little break from breeding after that:’
SIRE: Yaknee Blue Mountains Slash
DAM: Windy Lands Endless Love
RIP our wonderful girls ♥
SUMMER SHOW SUCCESS
Lumi, Tristan and Prince were shown at IDS Umag under the judge Nenad Andrić, all three becoming champions!
WL Quite Exquisite – Lumi, jcc, jbob – new cro jch
Tuo Princpie Azzuro Dellamonade – Tristan j cc – new cro jch
WL Gallant Night Prince – prince – cc – new cro ch
Tristan, Finn and Fame were shown at Bled and Postojna shows, all three becoming champions as well:)
Tuo Principe Azzuro Dellamonade – Finn – NDS Postojna (Kornelia Butrimova) – jcc, jbob, best male – new slo j ch
WL Orlando Innmorato – Finn – IDS BLED (Frank Kane) – cc // NDS Postojna (Kornelia Butrimova) – cc // IDS Postojna (Sanja Vretenicic) – cc, best male, cacib – new Slo ch
Darsanian Destination Fame at Windy Lands – Fame – NDS Postojna ( Kornelia Butrimova)- cc – new Slo ch
I took Lumi to a speciality show in Zagreb, Croatia, and she showed her socks off as usually:)
WL Quite Exquisite – Cro speciality show (Heidi Poschacher (A)) – jcc, jbob – Croatian speciality junior club ch
Lumi (WL Quite Exquisite) and her brother Casper (WL Qnockout Dynamite) were later shown at IDS Istra, Casper won his frist CC from an inter class and Lumi won 2 CCs with 2 ris Cacibs (one valid as CACIB) under Leif Herman Wilberg and Andrzej Stepinski.
Their sister Chloe (WL Quarantine Bliss) was shown in Sweden two times, winning 2 CCs and two times BEST BITCH and BOS! She was also hip tested, just like her Swedish brother Caleb Quim and both have healthy, AA hips! That makes the whole Q litter healthy for hips! ♥
Their sister Kiara (WL Quantum of Desire) was shown at NDS Trbovlje and she won jCC and finished her JCH title! The third champion from this litter!
Their mum Lani was shown at IDS Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy and she won a ris CACIB under the judge Alenka Pokorn.
In September, I took Lumi to IDS Lendava, where she finished her Slovenian adult CH with a bang! Despite being pretty much naked, she won CC, CACIB and BEST OF BREED (her 5th one) under a very friendly judge Tadej Nagode. Her nephew Rocky (WL Rather Magnificent) won a CC and BOS and little niece Tillie (WL Thrilling News with Icekeller) won puppy BOB and finished slo puppy hope title.
Lingonskogen B litter with Windy Lands
I am very happy to present you this wonderful litter, bred by my dear friend Kia Seničar, kennel Lingonskogen, in collaboration with Windy Lands.
When Kia was searching for a new show-breeding female, I suggested her Lunar Lakes litter, as they were having puppies from Big Ben, the dog I have been admiring ever since I saw him win eu junior title in Slovenia, over 10 years ago. Tanna has proven herself to be not only beautiful, but a wonderful, loving companion and a successful showgirl. Later, Kia and I searched for a male that would complete Tanna and we went on a trip to Tuscany together to have a date with the handsome Tom – Beldones Tom Wood, a dog who does not charm only with his beautiful looks but also with his loving and charming nature. Thank you dear Roberto for entrusting him to us! And kennel Beldones to send him to Italy, so we were able to use him.
We are more than thrilled with the result of this mating – we got 4 absolutely gorgeous puppies (3 boys and 1 girl). Born big, strong and lively at almost 400 grams! Later they moved at Windy Lands where they have had a very happy childhood:)
UC CH Beldones Tom Wood x jCH Lunar Lakes Primadonna
All are DM NN and CEA/PRA/KAT clinically free
breeder: Kia Seničar & Mojca Furlan
UNIQUE – U LITTER
Our princess is here – and she is perfect!
After a very difficult delivery that ended with the middle of the night emergency vet visit, our little blue jewel was born safely at the vet office (just minutes before they would start prepping mum for the cesarean). Having singletons comes with many complications (I surely have tons of experience with that) and we are so grateful we could welcome this precious baby safely into the world!
Welcome little Unique – Windy Lands Uniquely Dressed. My Lani’s first granddaughter and the 3rd generation of my wonderful blues! Her mum Lainie is a wonderful, calm and very loving mum. Together with family Krstinc they are taking a great care of the little one.
Thank you to Jozsef for giving us the beautiful Neon who shines with his amazing blue colour and for helping make this miracle possible. Little one seems to be a perfect mix of her wonderful parents and we are hoping she continues to grow healthily and brings her mum Lainie and her human family lots of joy!
I am so blessed to be able to share my life with these three gorgeous collie girls – granny Sky, who has taught me so much about life and with whom this whole journey started She has given me two wonderful litters and with that a very strong, beautiful and precious line. Sky is the smartest collie I know and she is still going strong at 13,5!
Her daughter Lani, my heart dog who absolutely adores me and with whom we’ve had many many wonderful adventures together so far. She has been very succesful at shows and helped me start loving them and to recover from my shows ‘stage fright’ and has given me three very precious litters She is now retired from the whelping box but we shall hit the how ring again soon
And our youngest one, the granddaughter Lumi, our new show star, the most loving and gentle collie I know! Everything we do together is pure joy! She is proving to be my second heart dog – I am forming a very strong bond with her as well and falling in love with her deeper every day! I am so happy I decided to keep her last year – just like her mum Lani, she wasn’t planned, but was destined to share her life with me
We all still miss our little black beauty Lia, we feel she is looking over us from doggy heaven
REVOLUTIONARY T LITTER
Easter bunny has brough us an early Easter present – 6 little ‘bunnies’ from our T litter! This time we decided to do something special and experimental and we mated our Aida with a wonderful smooth collie Tin Tin.
What was our goal? To widen the genetic diversity of Windy Lands line and to implement some qualities Tin Tin’s line has – the big size, fantastic character, excellent tail carriage, body, movement and to get the cea free gene from a different line.
We are thrilled with the result – we got 6 extremely strong, vivid and lively puppies (almost 400 gr each). We have 2 blue girls, 3 tricolour girls and one very beautiful blue prince. Their daddy Tin Tin carries the rough gene so all the pups might be rough collies, all are genetically cea carriers and dm non carriers.
This litter is made in collaboration with Aida’s owner Aljaž Tratnik and his partner Barbara Potočnik (kennel Icekeller). Thank you guys for believing in this match and taking a great care of the babies! And thanks to to Tin Tin’s owner Nina Zubrinic for all the help and support. Thank you also to our breeding comitee for allowing this to happen – it is first such litter in Slovenia. It will be very exciting watching them grow!
Q LITTER IS 1 YEAR OLD
Happy birthday to my most amazing baby girl Lumi, to her siblings Casper and Kiara in Slovenia and to Chloe and Caleb Quim in Sweden. Our Slovenian team are all already Slovenian junior champions at only 12 months of age and all three have been hip tested with excellent, AA hips!♥ This litter is proving to be one of my best ones and I couldn’t be prouder of them ♥
SPRING SHOW SUCCESS
We started our Spring show round at IDS Vrtojba and my superstar Lumi (WL Quite Equisite) surprised me with winning BEST OF BREED over a big entry of champion dogs under the honorable judge DENIS KUZELJ. After that she won three more BEST OF BREED, so 4 in a row – two at NDS Bale (Croatia) under Nives Medunjanin and Zlatko Kraljič and one at IDS Maribor, under a very strick judge Nikola Smolič. She also won BOG3 in Rovinj and BOG4 in Maribor! She ended the spring cirle in style, winning junior BOB at the speciality for British Sheepdog in Maribor under the judge Gerhard Pöllinger-Sorré and has now finished JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP!
Our second star these months has been our It Import Tristan (Tuo Principe Azzuro Dellamonade), winning BEST OF BREED at Vrtojba under Nadjia Timmermans-Kadenko with jun BOG3 under DENIS KUZELJ and two times BEST MALE at NDS Bale (Croatia). Together with his bestie Lumi they won BEST IN SHOW BRACE at our speciality in Maribor!
The third superstar is Lumi’s brother Casper (WL Qnockout Dynamite), he was shown for the very first time at NDS Barje and despite not being perfectly ring trained he charmed both judges with his amazing expression and big size and won BEST OF BREED both days under a fun judge Miodrag Mile Nikić and a very nice Slovenian judge Urša Medvedsek. He also got the title Barje Champion!
Their sister Kiara (WL Quantum of Desire) was handled both days by her owner Špela Likosar Sušnik and won both days jCC. Both siblings have become SLO JUN CHAMPIONS, celebrating their first birday in style ♥
We also showed our Fame (Darsanian Destination Fame at Windy Lands) and NDS Barje and she won a CC from inter class both days. AT NDS Bale we showed our Prince (WL Galland Night Prince) and he won a CC as well.
In Italy, our Gaia (WL Gaia Earth Goddess) has won several BOB nad group placements and became top winning imported collie in Italy! Biggest congrats to her owner/handler Alberto Celestini!
WINDY LANDS S LITTER
What a ‘Mother Day’ present Melody gave us today She surprised us and whelped 6 gorgeous babies two days early, all by herself and in just one hour! We have 1 beautiful blue girl, 1 outstanding blue boy, 1 big triko boy and 3 wonderful triko girls The dad is our Dancer, who became a daddy for the first time
This litter is co-bred with my dear friend Denis Kogovšek.
All puppies are DM NN.
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY TO OUR B LITTER
Happy birthday to:
::: My heart girl Lani – multiCH Beyond Limits of the Windy Lands – my dream girl, my everything, my sweety who lives at home with me. She has given me 10 fantastic puppies in 3 liters, our F, L and Q litters and she is the most perfect life companion one can wish for Last year she gave me my princess Lumi, our big hope for who I am so greateful!
::: Neel – CH Born to Impress of the Windy Lands, our beautiful boy who is a father to 6 puppies at Aljaž Tratnik, 2 puppies at the kennel Darsanian in Croatia and 5 puppies at kennel Ischlerbah in Austria.
:: Kai – CH Bejewelled Sky of the Windy Lands, father to 6 puppies at Olwyn K kennel, Italy and to 4 puppies at the kennel Lingoskogen in Slovenia.
::: Tara – jCH Black Swan of the Windy Lands, the mum of our fabulous G litter where all 6 babies are hips tested with A result, 5 out of 6 are champions and all 6 have already had their litters! So Tara is a six time granny now (also to our own N litter).
::: Dream – Be My Spicy Dream of the Windy Lands, the mum of the 7 sweethearts from our H litter and granny to 9 babies from our most numerous O litter.
::: Sia – Black Pearl of the Windy Land, the mum of our very special babygirl Joy from the J litter
::: Sid – Born Unique of the Windy Lands, enjoying his life in a loving pet home
::: Natti – Beauty in Motion, also living in a wonderful pet home.
HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TO A LITTER – 10 YEARS OF WINDY LANDS
A bitter sweet day today…10th birthday of my A litter and 10th anniversary of Windy Lands breeding…I planned a big party and get together of collies from my breeding to honour it, but my precious Lia unexpectedly left us a month ago, so this day is not as happy as it would have been Mummy Sky and I are wishing a very happy birthday to Damon (a multi champion and a father to 21 fantastic litters) in Finland and to Mei (mum of our C and E litters), Tai and Messi in Slovenia. I am hoping Lia is watching over us from Heaven and is having a big party there with all the special dogs that left us, including her niece Maya.
A litter puppy album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151116302455593&type=3
I had a little party of my A litter and the line down from it this summer. We had no clue Lia and Maya would leave us later on, so this picture memory is a very precious and dear to me.
On a brighter note, I am very proud of all I have achieved in these 10 years…many many champions, 17 litters here and in co own with the help of my wonderful friends, I have made many families happy with my beautiful puppies and most of all I have met a few truly incredible people who have become very dear friends of mine! A special thank you to my closest friend and mentor Katarina Petrič, who was there helping me when my A litter was born and has been by my side ever since!
I am especially happy to have my three blue princesses at home, 3 amazing generations of blue girls who fill my heart with joy and happiness every day. I share a special bond with each and every one of them! Sky is our granny, with who I share so many wonderful memories and this amazing journey started with her. Lani is my heart dog, she lives and breathes for me and we are so incredibly close to each other! And little Lumi is truly everything I have ever dreamt of, a copy of her mummy, but an even cheekier, cuddlier and fluffier version! We all miss Lia but we are so grateful to still have each other and hope it stays that way for many more years!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM WINDY LANDS
“May all that is beautiful, meaningful and brings you joy be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year!”Merry Christmas from me, our youngest sweety Lumi and the rest of Windy Lands family
GOODBYE MY MIRACLE GIRL LIA ♥
It’s so hard to find words to write this
My little Lia, our miracle girl, closed her eyes forever last Friday. I needed a little time for myself before I was able to post this. She left us so suddenly and unexpectedly! She was fine on Thursday and fell asleep in my arms on Friday, surrounded also by my sisters Ana and Jasna. Both were there, helping me save her 10 years ago, when she was a tiny fragile baby and they were there for me and her also now, when her life journey came to an end.
Our fierce fighter Lia fought all the obstacles life threw at her bravely and with a smile on her face until the very last day. She really knew how to enjoy live and every single day she was showing me how grateful she was to me for giving her a chance when she was a tiny tiny little babygirl.Lia was from my very first litter, when I was still a very young breeder. She was born miniature and not fully developed, so we had to tube feed her and later do a few operations to enable her to have a normal life. Due to all complications, she stayed quite little and puppy-like. When she was 2, she was run over by a car and her lungs collapsed..it was another little miracle she survived that against all odds! She really had the strongest will to live! She had some issues with environmental allergies (as her immune system was compromised, not receiving any colostrum at birth), but we later found solutions in more natural ways of living and feeding and she lived a happy and quality life! At a start no vet could ever imagine this poor tiny baby would live for long, but she would celebrate her tenth birthday in a month!
From the breeding point of view, it wasn’t the smartest thing to do, keeping her, as she was ‘taking a space’ of some healthy girl who I could breed with…but Lia was our beloved family member, my parent’s favourite one and she had a very special and dear place in my heart and we shared such a strong bond. If I wanted to keep her and also continue breeding, I had to find other ways. So now I mostly have collies in co-ownerships. Thanks to Lia, I managed to build a wide network of Windy Lands collies with my wonderful co-breeders! And Lia was an amazing puppy sitter to all the puppies born here, she stayed very puppy like also in her character and always loved to play with her little friends
We are heartbroken and miss her terribly, but we are also grateful for the ten years we got to have this amazing, sweet and strong baby girl in our life. She will live on in our hearts and in many many beautiful memories we’ve made in these years together
Run free, healthy and young again over the Rainbow, our miracle girl!
G LITTER IS 4, PERLI IS 1
Happy 4th birthday to our G litter, one of my best litters that I am so proud of!
All six have already had one of more litters, all six are hip tested with healthy hips and all six are very successful also in a show ring with our Gaia being a real show queen! Kisses to our girls Gaia in Italy, Gill and Gea in Slovenia and boys Prince in Italy and Amor in Croatia! Hope to see all of you soon!
Happy 1st birthday also to our Princess Perli (WL Precious Pearl Blue), our happiest little girl. She has been through so much but is facing all the challenges life throws at her with a smile on her face! She is currently recovering from her broken heel operation and things are looking hopeful! She also had her hips tested and despite all isues they are perfect AA! She is in the best possible hands of her amazing owner Denis Kogovšek and his family
OUR QUEEN SKY IS 13 YEARS OLD
My darling Sky is celebrating her 13th birthday today! She still looks amazingly beautiful, I know I am biased but for me she is just the most beautiful blue merle I have ever seen! She is in a very good shape and still comes to walks with us, even if they are shorter now. She loves her daughter Lia and Lani and her new grandaughter Lumi, who now lives with us and who reminds me so much of her amazing granny. Sky led me into the awesome world of breeding and showing and I ‘ve had so much fun in it for the past 13 years. I have met many truly special people along the way and bred 17 litters and made numerous champions with the help of my super co owners. I hope Sky can live a healthy life with us for a few more years, she means the world to meThank you Neda for giving me this amazing Pearl 13 years ago and happy birthday to her brothers Dreamy, Osty and Zorro, sister Toffie and sister Glory in heaven
Back from our Breeding exam in Slovenia – so tired, but so happy I want to thank all the co owners for bringing our collies in beautiful condition and to the team of truly wonderful and understanding judges who were so friendly and gentle to the dogs! Very important, especially to those that haven’t been to any shows and that was a first experience for them. And thank you for liking them even if our youngest team left their clothes at home
Our three adult ones – Neel, Mea and Gea got a breeding license for life.
MULTI CH BORN TO IMPRESS OF THE WINDY LANDS, MULTI CH ENDLESS LOVE OF THE WINDY LANDS, CH GLORIOUS AUTUMN FLAME OF THE WINDY LANDS
Our boys Dancer and Finn are now available for approved bitches.
CH DARSANIAN DANCE TO THE TOP AT WINDY LANDS , JCH, ris.jBISS WINDY LANDS ORLANDO INNAMORATO
Our young girls Lainie, Oli, Fame, Noa and Tanna will hopefully have litters in 2022 or 2023.
JCH DARSANIAN DESTINATION FAME AT WINDY LANDS, LUSCIOUS DAME IN BLACK OF THE WINDY LANDS, JCH WINDY LANDS OLYMPIAS, WINDY LANDS NICE SURPRISE, JCH LUNAR LAKES PRIMADONNA (owned by Kia Seničar)
All of these collies are hip tested with AA result and all are DM either free or carrier.
AMAZING SUCCESS AT SPECIALITY SHOW IN VRTOJBA
I visited Vrtojba shows with our youngsters Finn and Lumi and both did me so proud today! First, Lumi was bos puppy and BOB puppy and Finn was JCC and jBOB at IDS show under the honorable judge, breed specialist Lidija Okleščen.
In the afternoon, we took part of a Special show for British Sheepdog under a very nice Slovenian judge Katja Marinček with Lumi, Finn and Dancer.
Dancer left all his coat at home but he still won ex1 with a CC from an inter class.
Little Lumi rocked the ring again, showing herself like a pro for me, winning bos puppy, bob puppy and went all the way to winning ris BIS puppy in a very strong competition!
And our star of the day, Finn, did us all super proud by winning jCC, jBOB, best male, BEST OF BREED and finally ris JUNIOR BIS under another very nice Slovenian judge, Urška Medvešček.
Lumi (Windy Lands Quite Exquisite) is now FUTURE HOPE OF SLOVENIA and Finn (Windy Lands Orlando Innamorato) is JUNIOR CHAMPION OF SLOVENIA. Thank you to all three judges for giving our young collies a very nice experience in a ring, it is so important to start their show careers on a such a pleasant note. A special thanks to my dear friend Jana who stayed with me and helped me with everything during the day and to Finn’s owners Lara and Jaka for growing him into such a nice lad and for preparing him for the show!
SHOW SUCCESS IN TRBOVLJE
Another wonderful show day for Windy lands team
Little Lumi (WL Quite Exquisite) was shown for the first time, she was her happy, cheerful, cuddly, calm and well behaving self winning very promising, BOS baby and BOB baby I am so in love with my little sweety, it is an absolute joy showing her!
Our youngster Oli (WL Olympias) won her youth class with a JCC, junior BEST OF BREED and finished among the first 6 in the BIS ring in a big entry of young dogs of all breeds. She is now a SLOVENE JUNIOR CHAMPION
Our sweet boy Dancer (Darsanian Dance to the Top at Windy Lands) won his last CC needed to fulfill the conditions of becoming a SLOVENE ADULT CHAMPION. He has finished both junior ch and adult ch in just one month, being only 15 months old and in complete summer dress! He was also BEST MALE and BOS. Dancer has finished both junior ch and adult ch in just one month, topped with various jbob, bos, best male, cacib and bob placements and also becoming an Istra Winner. Congrats to his talented breeder Sandra Cerjak! His mum Lina (Dream in Blue of the Windy Lands) opened her grand ch with a CC this weekend!
Neel’s beautifull daughter Aida (Impressive Wind of Hope at Windy Lands) was shown by her owner Aljaž and won her first adult CC.
Thank you to a very nice and friendly judge Maja Korošec and to all the co owners for all the help and a super fun company ♥
WELCOME, LUMI ♥
Windy Lands has a special announcement to make – after almost 7 years, we welcome a new member in our pack. She wasn’t planned to stay but I just fell in love with her. She combines the beauty of her granny Sky with bravery and openness of her mum Lani. So here is our new babygirl Lumi – Windy Lands Quite Exquisite. She was first called Kim, but since I was saving my favourite name Lumi for my next puppy, I now gave her that name
We have big plans for our beautiful happy girl and we really enjoy her company. In this sad period she gives us all a reason to smile!
Here is little Lumi (4m) pictured with her granny Sky (12,5), mum Lani (6,5) and auntie Lia (9,5).
RUN FREE MAYA
Maya – Majestic Amber Flame of the Windy Lands
13.12.2019 – 13.8.2021
Friday 13th brought you to us and Friday 13th took you away from us
Maya’s co-breeder Denis Kogovšek and me are heartbroken because sweet Maya was taken from us way too early. One of the hardest experiences of being a breeder that makes you question your path and test your strength! Maya was the gentlest and sweetest of the litter and visually what I dreamt of getting from this combination of her parents, Mea and Winston. She spent first two months with Denis, so this is especially hard for him. It seemed she was destined for her new mummy Neža and her family, she felt at home with them right from a start and helped them get over the loss of their previous collie. She brought love and sunshine back into their lives. She was there by little Mia’s side, guarding her growing up and she loved their new baby boy Sven right away. She was growing up with her collie cousin Apollo, who, like all of us, is now lost without her.
Some beings are just too precious so we get to have them for only a little time..but we are all grateful we got to meet this amazing sunshine girl and got to spend some wonderful moments with her. She is now an angel, looking over her family and running free with their previous collie GeaOur hearts are aching for Maya’s family! They did everything they possibly could to save her and she was fighting till the last day, but nature has its own, sometimes very cruel ways. Maya died of leptospirosis
Maya will live in our hearts forever
SUCCESS AT ISTRA SHOWS
Two very successful and fun days at Istra Show weekend in great company of my lovely dogs and my wonderful friends. On Friday I showed my Q litter siblings Chloe (Windy Lands Quarantine Bliss) and Caleb (Windy Lands Quest of Grandeur) for the first time, before them leaving for their new home abroad…both were so wonderful, showing beautifully for me. Happy, relaxed, playful, loving the new experience and cuddles from all of their admirers. Caleb won bos minor puppy and Chloe was a real star, winning the heart of a very nice Slovenian judge Tadej Nagode by swamping him with kisses on the entrance of the ring and winning bos minor puppy and bob minor puppy. Chloe’s new mummy was there cheering for her and I was so happy that she did so well and made us both proud!The big star of the weekend was my handsome boy Dancer (jCH Darsanian Dance to the Top at Windy Lands). I almost didn’t enter him as he is in a complete summer dress, but he won CC, CACIB and best male both days, becoming ISTRA WINNER 2021 and topping his wonderful results by winning also BEST OF BREED over a big entry of collies on Friday. Thank you to Tadej Nagode for giving him BOB and Anna Kochan for awarding him BOS. Big congrats to his breeder, Sandra Cerjak!Thank you for my wonderful friends (co owners and co breeders) for being there, supporting us and cheering for us and making this weekend even more fun Congrats to the organizers for organizing such a lovely show!
L and O litters celebrating
Happy birthday to a very special litter, my L litter..they were born right here at Windy Lands so they are especially precious to me Babies of my heartgirl Lani and of the late Ben who we send kisses to in heaven!Half brothers and sister to my current Q litter and to Neo, the daddy of this year’s R litter. Happy birthday to Lainie and Lum in Slovenia, Lian in Sweden and Leo in Hungary! Leo himself is already a daddy to a beautiful litter at Darkonyx kennel!
Another litter celebrates their birthday today…our most numerous litter so far, O litter. 8 boys and one little princess Also our first all sable litter!Happy birthday to Oto, Orrie, Ossi, Othello, Finn and princess Oli in Slovenia, Odi in Austria and Charm in Norway! Can’t believe how fast this year has passed by! Hope your owners are spoiling you with some cake today:)
SUCCESS AT POSTOJNA SHOWS
Back from Postojna show weekend with four new titles
Oli – Windy Lands Olympias was shown in a junior class and she did wonderfully, being happy and charming in a ring despite any previous ring socialization due to Covid restrictions. She won JUNIOR CC and JUNIOR BOB.
Mea – Endless Love of the Windy Lands was shown today for the first time after her last litter and got a CC from CH class and has now become a new SLOVENIAN CHAMPION.
Fame – Darsanian Destination Fame at Windy Lands and her brother Dancer – Darsanian Dance to the Top at Windy Lands (children of our Lina – CH Dream in Blue of the Windy Lands) were both shown in junior class and both became SLOVENIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONS.
The big star of the weekend was our wonderful little prince Tristan – Tuo Principe Azzuro Dellamonade (co owned with Katarina Petrič) who was shown in minor puppy class and rocked his socks off, winning three times BOS puppy, BOB puppy, BOG puppy and twice BIS3 and once risBIS minor puppy of show. With that he has earned the title ‘NEW SLOVENE HOPE’Thank you to all the owners and friends for all the help and for the great time we spent together, despite the rain and storms:) What a wonderful come back for Windy Lands team
Q LITTER IS 3 MONTHS OLD ♥
Our PRINCE is here! And he is even more charming than we ever dared dreaming he would be!
Tristan is so very special and dear to me not only because he is visually amazing with the most wonderful sweet expression, truly perfect blue merle colour, great shape and movement for such a young age and the most loving, gentle and brave character (he came out of a van after a day trip wagging his tail and kissing us)…but also because of his very precious pedigree.
I think you all remember my special puppy Joy..it was a very difficult experience and I was devastated I could never have anything after her. But then I saw this little puppy, whose grandpa is Joy’s daddy One..And when I saw his first picture at 3 weeks, my heart stopped…I knew I would do anything to get that special little jewel! He didn’t only remind me of Joy, but also of Star, another sad story in my breeding…But now that Tristan is here, that wound can finally heal!
After seeing the picture on Fabio’s wall, I contacted my friend Katarina, with whom I started my breeding adventure 12 years ago and who has been there for me through all the good and all the difficult and I am really grateful to have such an amazing friend in my life Also Katarina tried having a litter from One many years ago and has always been sorry that it wasn’t meant to be. So when I told her my wish she enthusiastically agreed to buy that puppy together and bring him to Slovenia. We are both eternally grateful to his breeder Fabio Serra and Ileana Sedda for entrusting this little gem to us! We will try to make you proud
This would never have been possible without the help of two other dear friends – Denis Kogovšek and Jana Ferfolja, so a big thank you to them as well for supporting us in this crazy adventure
Tristan – Tuo Principe Azzuro Dellamonade
Sire: Bermarks Quite Big (Wicani Touch of Magic x Blomlane’s Blue Beauty)
Dam: NewHit Parade Blu Dellamonade (Uno Splendido Blue di Cambiano x Contessa Nera)
co owned with Katarina Petrič, kennel Aydeen and Jana Ferfolja
N litter 1st birthday
Happy 1st birthday to our N litter – a very special litter, where both parents are Windy Lands breeding!
Co bred with Jana Močnik, Stane Močnik and Kaja Močnik.
Happy birthday to Windy Noel in Portugal, Nia in Belgium, Nash Monty in Lithuania and to Nal and Noa in Slovenia
NEO’S FIRST LITTER – WINDY LANDS R LITTER
I am so excited to share a truly wonderful news with you!
Our stunning boy Neo (Flash N Thundershine of the Windy Lands), in my eyes the most beautiful blue I have ever bred, has become a daddy for the first time! The mummy is a black beauty Lina, owned by my good friend Aljaž Tratnik.
After the ultrasound a month ago we were expecting three puppies…but Lina prepared an enormous surprise for us as she delivered not 3, but !!8!! puppies! And another surprise – all 8 are boys! I never had an all-boys litter before! But they are absolutely gorgeous, 5 are little perfect blue daddy’s boys and 3 are little trikolor momma’s boys.
So my special girl Lani is now a granny for the first time ♥
Q LITTER IS BORN ♥
Easter Bunny has been especially generous this yeas as he brough us 5 marvelous little babies this Easter
Proud mummy is my heartgirl Lani (multi Ch Beyond Limits of the Windy Lands) who proved to be the most amazing mum for the third time now. She is the easiest to mate, whelp and raise puppies, she is my true treasure and I am forever thankful to have her in my life
The wonderful daddy is Herceg, a truly beautiful and loving Hungarian male – Escoliar D’Oro Dinamit. I don’t like only him, but I truly admire his fantastic pedigree in which you can find the great World Youth 01′ & World winner 03′ & vice EU CH 04′ Rineweld Awantgarde at Sheewena, the handsome Ch. Nyitramenti Zinedine Zidane and the superb Brilyn Chance Again at Lynnswed. Thank you dear Krisztina Laszlo for all the help and for making this mating possible despite the strick Corona lockdowns and thank you my good friend Katarina Petrič for all the help and support.
All 5 puppies were born very big and healthy and they are gaining beautifully already.
JOY’S SECOND BIRTHDAY AND 1ST ANNIVERSARY IN HER NEW HOME
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since our most special puppy of all, our Joy, went to her new home to live with her amazing mummy Vanja. A year with Joy was the most difficult year in my breeding career, but also the most amazing…I have learn so much from her and I have received so much love from her that it made it all worth it. I will be forever grateful to Vanja for taking a really loving care of her and accepting her just the way she is. Joy has much better conditions with her that she did with me and that is why I entrusted her to Vanja, even though it was the hardest and most heartbreaking decision of my life. Joy is now a puppy sitter to all the puppies Vanja takes in (she works with a shelter AniMa – Animals Matter) I still miss her and I am very happy Vanja tells me about her, sends me pictures and lets me visit her. She also brought her on holidays with me last year Joy was two years old in the beginning on February, so I also want to wish her a very happy birthday and hope she has a lot of happy, healthy years ahead of her in her super home!
East Anglian Ca Online Christmas show
Since we weren’t able to show our young hopes this year we decided to take part in East Anglian Ca Online Christmas show, mostly as they were raising money for a good cause and also because I admire the judges that were judging – Rainer Juhani Vuorinen (bitches), Tomas Rohlin (males) and John Blake (bob, bis).
The star of the show was our puppy hope Dancer (Darsanian Dance to the Top at Windy Lands), bred by Sandra Cerjak and owned by Jana Ferfolja and me. He won junior class, male puppy, best rough puppy, res best rough male, res BEST OF BREED and ended in style winning also BEST IN SHOW PUPPY and res BEST IN SHOW! Wow wow wow! That really made my day, especially because he was judged by the judges I trully admire. I can only hope he does so well at real shows! Thank you Thomas Rohlin for very lovely critiques!
Denis Kogovšek and me entered also our young hope Mai (Marked by Moonlight) and he won the mid limit dog class.
Katarina Petrič entered our Eros (Dashing Raven Knight) and he was 3rd in champion class.
We entered also the two sisters from our M litter (Winston x Mea) they both did very well, Melody – Midnight Melody of the Windy Lands was 3rd Novice Bitch and our rising star Maya – Majestic Amber Flame of the Windy Lands was 1st Junior Bitch! Melody is co-owned and co-bred by Denis Kogovšek and Maya in owned by Neža Rejc.
WELCOME LITTE PERLI ♥
A few months ago I was scrolling through facebook and I came across some photos of a wonderful blue merle collie that I was sure it was my Sky. My first thought was – who came here and took these photos of my girl without me knowing? Later I realised it wasn’t Sky but it was her exact male copy! I immediately wrote to the owner VM Maria and realised the wonderful collie in the pictures was a boy called Blue Marine. I checked the pedigree and was surprised they had no immediate relatives. Very soon I was on the way to Hungary to meet this blue wonder in person and I loved also his calm and loving personality. My dream was to mix Sky’s line with this handsome boy. Denis Kogovšek came with me to see him and I warmed him up to the idea of using Blue Marine for his beauty Mea’s next litter.
Today Denis Kogovšek and me have the most wonderful news that we would like to share with you. On a very special date – 11.11. 2020, the youngest member of the Windy Lands family – little Perli joined us! Denis and I were a bit nervous for the last month, because we knew that there was only one puppy inside Mea and there was a slightly higher possibility of complications, but fortunately everything ended well and little Perli was born fast and safely. Thank you to our super vet Nina Krašna for all the support and advice along the way! Perli is a big, strong and agile girl with an incredibly beautiful blue merle colour. We were both secretly hoping Mea would be hiding a little blue copy of her great granny – my precious foundation girl Sky (A Blue Pearl) and when that actually happened, we were both on cloud nine! We knew we wanted to name the little one in Sky’s honour. So today we are introducing you Windy Lands Precious Pearl Blue – Perli.
Welcome, little Perli, in these difficult times you bring us joy and happiness
HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY G LITTER
3 years ago, one of my most successful litters was born – my wonderful G litter. 5 out of 6 puppies are champions (with the sixth one half way through, but sadly stopped because of Corona) and 5 out of six have had really lovely litters already! All 6 puppies are also hips tested and all have healthy hips!Thank you all the owners and co-owners for taking a wonderful care of our sweeties and to Teija Ukkola for letting me use the outstanding Stigu as their sire and Katarina Petrič for hosting Stigu in Slovenia and making this wonderful mating possible! Thank you to my dear friend Danijel for sharing a beautiful project of raising this litter with me!Prince – 2 CC Gallant Night Prince of the Windy Lands (sire of Olywn K E litter)Gea – SLOV CH Glorious Autumn Flame of the Windy Lands (dam od Windy Lands N litter)Gal – SLOVAK JCH Golden Oriental Sun of the Windy Lands (sire of Milada’s Brigh Star B litter)Amor – CROAT CH Galaxy Guardian of the Windy Lands (sire of Darsanian C litter)Gill – CROAT CH, BIH CH, JCH OF AUSTR, CROAT, CROAT JCLUB CH ’18 Glam n Gorgeous of the Windy Lands (dam of Aetherlands E litter)Gaia – SLOV JCH, SLOV CH, VICE JEW Gaia Earth Goddes of the Windy LandsHappy birthday sweeties . Hope your owners are spoiling you today!
New addition – Lunar Lakes Primadonna
Welcome to Windy Lands, gorgeous Primadonna – Tanna 10 years ago, at EDS Celje, Slovenia, I spotted the most outstanding male in a rough collie junior class. He was flying in the ring with his handler, Inessa. I later learnt his name was Lunar Lakes Big Ben and he became EU JUNIOR WINNER that day! Ben is a son of one of the most beautiful blue merle Wicani dogs of all times – Wicani Dance Thru the Mist. All these times I tried to either use Ben or get some of his offsprings. And finally, here she is – a long awaited daughter of this amazing male! She has been with us for a few months now and we had first official photoshoot with her today! Tanna is a born shown star, just like her daddy!Tanna lives with my good friend Kia Seničar (owner of our Neel). She is everything I have dream of all these years, and more! Thank you Kia for being part of this dream come true and thank you Lydia and Inessa for entrusting this precious girl to us!
Lunar Lakes Primadonna (Ch, Cib Lunar Lakes Big Ben x Ch Lunar Lakes Joyful Smile)
DM NN; CEA, PRA, KAT clinically free
SKY’s 12th BIRTHDAY
Today is a very special day – our QUEEN Sky is celebrating her 12th birthday!12 years ago, after loosing my first collie Gaja, I was looking for a companion and a potential agility partner. I didn’t want to change the breed because collies are just irreplaceable, but I did want to change the colour, so the new puppy would mean a fresh start and help me overcome my sadness over loosing Gaja. I was lucky that there was the most perfect blue girl in Neda’s very first litter. I named her A Blue Pearl, as she was the most amazing blue colour. I didn’t plan shows and breeding and we did star with training agility, Frisbee, obedience and sheepdogs as Sky is a truly smart collie. But since she was also incredibly pretty, we tried a few shows and I was hooked:) Sky has achieved quite a few champions titles in her life and she has given me two most amazing litter, our A and B litters. She is now a mother, granny, great granny and great great granny to many wonderful collies all around the world. She still loves to catch ball and going on walks with us. She always warmly welcomes all the puppies that grow up at Windy Lands and is still a great mother to her two daughters Lia and Lani, who live with us.I am hoping there are still many healthy years in front of us! Elder dogs are so special, there is a unique sweetness and gentleness in them! I love you to the moon and back, my wonderful girl
WINDY LANDS O LITTER
O litter was our first all sable litter and our most numerous litter! During the heavy corona lockdown, we mated our Robin (H litter) to a handsome Hungarian boy Tony (Nyitramenti Yanichar Sulatan). We have 8 boys and one special girl Oli, who will hopefully be used in my breeding. Oli and boys Oto, Orrie, Ossi, Othello, Otto and Finn stayed in Slovenia, Odi went to Austria and Charm to Norway. This litter is especially special as they were raised with co owners and also with me at Windy Lands. They all have truly fabulous characters.
SIRE: CIB CH NYITRAMENTI YANICHAR SULTAN – TONY (Faust von der Deditzhöhe x CH Castle Queen’s Coco Chanel)
DAM: CLUB CH HONEY N SPICE OF THE WINDY LANDS – ROBIN (CH Blowing in the Wind Bill of Kassiopeia x Be My Spicy Dream of the Windy Lands)
NEW ADDITIONS TO WINDY LANDS
Welcome to Slovenia, Fame and Dancer!
The wonderful siblings joined our kennel and we have very high hopes for them. They are children of my beloved Lina (CH Dream in Blue of the Windy Lands) and out of a superb young male Bond – Carluke Top Secret. Thank you to my dear friend Sandra Cerjak, their breeder, for letting them come to us. They will be living in co own with my good friends, not far away.
N litter is our first double Windy litter, as we mated Gea (G litter) and Eros (D litter).There are 5 beautiful puppies. All puppies have developed amazingly and all have found really loving homes. Three went abroad – Noel to Portugal (to Candida Velho, kennel Margens do Cavado), Nash to Lithuania and Nia to Belgium. Two puppies stayed in Slovenia, Nal and Noa. Noa will hopefully have Windy Lands puppies in a few years.
Thank you Gea and Eros for these 5 little treasures!
ARTICLE ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PUPPY JOY ♥
So proud of this article about our incredible little girl Joy, that is a joint work of me and Joy’s mummy Vanja Hojs. It was published today in a magazine ‘Four paws’ by Nataša Bešter. I think her story can be a true inspiration to all animal lovers and shows us that even special needs animals can bring you so much joy and happines ♥
SHOWS IN 2020
Despite the difficult Corona times, we managed to visit a few shows this year and got some amazing results!
::: NDS Varaždin, Croatia
The youngest members of our Windy Lands show team, Mai (Marked my Moonlight) and Melody (Midnight Melody), had the time of their lives, meeting so many new doggies and people and getting so many compliments and cuddles! They were great in a ring, happy, playful and so beautiful! Each were BOS puppy and they both experienced the big ring, as in Croatia BOS from both genders go into the BIS ring.
::: IDS SPLIT, Croatia
Our handsome boy Neel (CH Born to Impress of the Windy Lands) won ex1 with a CC all 4 days, and best male with BOB the first day. Neel is now a Croatian champion with 6 CCS!
::: IDS Vrtojba, Slovenia
Our youngsters Mai and Melody were shown in a puppy class and behaved wonderfully for their co-owner Denis Kogovšek. Melody was res bog puppy. Big congrats!
Our handsome silver prince Neel was shown in a ch class and won ex1, CC, CACIB and BEST MALE under the respectable judge Denis Kuželj.
His daughter Aida was shown in a puppy class and won bob and BOGpuppy under the same judge. So proud of her and her young co owner Aljaž Tratnik!
The star of the show weekend was our wonderful princess Gaia (Gaia Earth Goddess of the Windy Lands) who won a CC and best female all 4 days with 3 CACIBS and one BOB. She is now a Slovenian Champion.
::: IDS BLED
Our Neel was shown on Sunday winning ex1, CC, CACIB and BEST MALE. He has now finished also his Slovenian championship.
His daughter Aida was snown all three days and won a JCC and JBOB every time and is now called SLOVENIAN JUNIOR CHAMPION Aida Impressive Wind of Hope at Windy Lands.
WE EXPECT PUPPIES ♥
We expects puppies from Gea and Eros in the beginning of July and puppies of Robin and Tony at the end of July. For all the info, private message me!
Our singletos Mea (E litter) and Neo (F litter) were 3 years old and our beautiful Kai’s daughter Daisy was 1 year old.
Our I litter was 2 years old – happy birthday to Inna, Iggy, izzy and Issa in Slovenia, Inis in Sweden and Iris Cassie in UK!
Our C litter celebrated their 5th birthday! Happy birthday to our Pai and her sisters Lori in Slovenia, Ria in Italy and Rhea in Switzerland!
Our D litter was 4 years old. Happy birthday to our superstars Eros and Lina, both parents to 2 wonderful litters! And also to their siblings – Coco, Naja, Lin and Star in heaven ♥
JOY FOUND A LOVING HOME!
A bitter sweet day for me…my very special girl Joy left for her new home. I have spent a wonderful year with her even if it was also the hardest year of my life. It is amazing how you grow to love such a special being..she paid me back everything I’ve done for her a million times with her unconditional love! Not many people believed in her but I am so grateful for the few that have and that have supported us on this journey. I am also so thankful for the person who saw the beauty in Joy and decided to adopt her. She now lives with a young girl Vanja with a huge heart, who also has a little kitten in a wheelchair. Joy and her cat Murat connected imediately! She also has 3 small female dogs to play with and they all accepted her nicely!
I miss her terribly but I know she can be better taken care of there. She also doesn’t live too far, so I can go and visit her ♥
Joy has trully taught me to never give up in life! Such a valuable lesson and such an incredible experience.
Be happy and healthy my princess, and have the best time in your new home ♥♥♥
M LITTER IS 9 WEEKS OLD
B LITTER IS 5 YEARS OLD
5 years ago, on this day, a very special litter was born. A litter that has proven to be the most important for my future breeding – my B litter. It was also the most numerous of all my litters, there were 8 puppies, 4 blues and 4 trikolors. 6 out of 8 collies from this special litter had later become parents and 4 out of 8 are champions.
Happy birthday to:
* Kai – CH Bejewelled Sky of the Windy Lands, father to 6 wonderful puppies at Olwyn K kennel, Italy
* Sid – Born Unique of the Windy Lands, enjoying his life in a loving pet home
* Neel – CH Born to Impress of the Windy Lands, our boy who has recently returned from Danemark and has just sired a truly spectacular litter of 6 gorgeous puppies at Aljaž Tratnik’s
* Lani – CH Beyond Limits of the Windy Lands – my heart girl, my dream girl, my everything, my princess who lives at home with me. She has given me 5 fantastic puppies in 2 liters, our F and L litters ♥
* Tara – jCH Black Swan of the Windy Lands, the mum of our fabulous G litter and the granny to their son’s Prince and Amor’s babies
* Sia – Black Pearl of the Windy Land, the mum of our very special babygirl Joy from the J litter
* Dream – Be My Spicy Dream of the Windy Lands, the mum of the 7 sweethearts from our H litter
* Natti – Beauty in Motion, who also lives in a wonderful pet home.
JOY IS ONE YEAR OLD
Joy is slowly, but steadyily progressing, getting up more and more and improving on her balance. With the help of some truly amazing people who have been donating some funds to us, we can now continue with her treatments. Even though she is a special need puppy, she is quite easy to live with and she is so happy, loving and cuddly. She has brough so much sunshine into our lives. She is an amazing little dog, so grateful for all the help and so ful of love. She loves people and other dogs. She is housebroken. She loves her food and to learn some little tricks.
JOY’S STORY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp9sTw6wLfM&t=20s
NEEL’s FIRST PUPPIES
Neel had a date with a very sweet young girl Lina (Until You love me of the Holy Mountain) and the result are 3 beautiful trikolors (2 boys and one girl) and 3 oustanding blue merles (2 girls and 1 boy).
M LITTER OF THE WINDY LANDS
On a very special date, Friday 13th, under the Ful Moon, our Magical M litter was born. Mea and Winston gave us 6 gorgeous puppies, 5 girls and one boy. One girl was sadly stuck in a birth canal for too long and didn’t make it. Sleep tight, our little Maggie ♥ But the rest of the gang and mum Mea are doing great. Mea is a wonderful, attentive and loving mum and their co owner Denis is a wonderful first time breeder.
CIB, CH, World Junior Winner 2014 WINSTON Magiczny Szkot x CH, jCH Endless Love of the Windy Lands
AMOR’S FIRST LITTER
I would like to introduce you the first daughter of our Amor – CH Galaxy Guardian of the Windy Lands.
Darsanian Cherry Blossom – Nala ❤
Sadly, she is the only survivor of this litter, but she is even more precious and such a beautiful puppy – have always loved baizes!
Congrats to her breeder Sandra Cerjak and sorry for the difficult experience! May little Nala now bring you a lot of happiness and joy!
CROAT CH Galaxy Guardian of the Windy Lands – Amor, owned by Dorijan and living in Croatia.
breeding exam : excellent
L LITTER BABIES MOVING INTO THEIR NEW HOMES
With Lian leaving today, our little ‘L litter’ adventure ended. It was such a wonderful period of my life, raising these puppies. All 4 puppies – Lum, Leo, Lian and Lainie are so special to me, being the children of my heart girl Lani, and she really loved them too, playing with them like she was one of them:) Lainie and Lian had been with me the longest, so I got truly attached to them. I will visit my sweety Lainie as much possible, but Lian went to a faraway Sweden to live with Mia Hansson. It was so hard letting him go, but I know he will be loved, adored and spoiled by his new mummy and his big collie brother Kevin ♥ He is already in his new home and Mia tells me he is a brave, happy and relaxed puppy 🙂 I would like to thank my dear friend Kia Senicar for taking him there, she really made sure he was comfortable the whole way and he came out of the box with a wagging tail ♥
Even if I am exhausted – raising this litter with addition of Enya for a little while and Joy, who takes quite a lot of my time, I miss them terribly and the house feels so empty now. Lani is totally lost as well, searching for them…and Joy is crying for her playmate. We will need a while to adjust to a new rhytm. But beautiful memories will stay with us forever and I will surely visit all of them as much as I can.
Be happy, my little pearls, and thank you for these wonderful months together ♥
EXPECTER M LITTER OF THE WINDY LANDS
I am thrilled to announce that our M litter is on its way! The pregnancy of our young girl Mea – CH Endless Love of the Windy Lands has been confirmed and we are beyond happy as this mating was one crazy ride – literally!
Mea’s co-owner Denis Kogovšek and me have been admiring Winston for years and we both felt he would complete our sweet girl wonderfully. Since he lives so far away (1500 km), we planned to import chilled semen. But Mea had other plans – it seems she was determined to meet the handsome boy in person. She was ready to be mated on Sunday and no courier was willing to deliver us semen over the weekend. So Mea left Denis no choice but to sit in a car (I have to mention here that he was sick with high fever that weekend!) and take a looong ride towards Poland (I wasn’t able to go as I had a house ful of puppies at home). But this would never be possible if it weren’t for Winny’s amazing owner Gabriela Grubba who did everything in her power to help us! Gabriela, we will be forever grateful for your help and hope someday we can repay you for everything you did!
Denis, me and Gabriela can’t wait to see what Mea is hiding. We shall meet the little ones in about one month time. This litter will be born at Denis’s under my supervision and mentorship.
WINSTON: INCH. World Junior Winner 2014,WINSTON Magiczny Szkot
Sire: CIB, MULTI CH Mercury Van M
Dam: CIB Grace Wir Coll
World Junior Winner 2014
Junior Club Winner 2014
Club Winner Switzerland 2015
Polish Junior Champion
Grand Champion Pl
Champion of Lithuania
Champion of Bulgaria
Grand Champion of Bulgaria
Nominacja na Crufts 2017
Nominacja na Crufts 2018
20 x BOB, BOG IV, 2x BOG III, 2x BOG II, 2x BOG,
3xRes Cacib, 15xCacib, 1x Best in Show,
Best in Show IV
MEA:CH, jCH Endless Love of the Windy Lands
JUNIOR CHAMPION OF CROATIA
JUNIOR CHAMPION OF RS
CHAMPION OF BOSNIA
CHAMPION OF CROATIA
Dam: Mei – SLO jCH, SLO CH, CRO CH A Sweet Lullaby of the Windy Lands (Ch Essanjay Encore x Ch A Blue Pearl of the Holy Mountain)
Sire: Shiro – CIB, CH, jCH Marvalan The Rainmaker (Ch Wicani Leading Light x Ch Wicani Lights of Amethyst).
G LITTER IS 2 YEARS OLD
Can’t believe our G litter is already 2 years old! I honestly feel like they were born just a few months ago! But they are already all grown up and some of them are or are going to be parents themselves soon!
This really is my most successful litter so far! A little before they were born, their mum Tara’s co-owner checked ‘the cards’ and they told him – Tara won’t have many puppies in her life (she only had that one litter), but those she will have will be of superb quality. And he was right! All 6 puppies are in breeding homes, 3 of them are champions, 2 are junior champions and one is half way through towards his championship. Our golden star Gaia is also vice junior Euro winner and her sister, our princess Gill is multi junior ch, multi ch, cro club winner ’18 and already has quite a few cacibs and bobs under her hat. All 6 also have healthy hips.
Happy birthday, my dear babies, I am so happy I get to see most of you often as you don’t live too far! Hope your owners are spoiling you rotten for your birthday:)
SKY IS 11 YEARS OLD
It was a very special day, 11 years ago…On this day, my most wonderful Blue Pearl Sky was born! I had been waiting her for months and I was thrilled when I received the news. On one way, it seems like yesterday, on another, it seems like a lifetime away. We have achieved so much in these last 11 years. Sky has competed in agility, trained Frisbee and sheepdogs, got me into the world of shows and breeding. Even tough preferring sports to shows, she has achieved quite a few CH titles and important wins. She was the most wonderful mother to two special litters, my first two ever litters (A and B). She is a granny to my C, E, F, G, H, J, L litters and great granny to out I litter.
She is still happy and healthy, loves going on walks and hikes with us and enjoys playing with her ball and Frisbee. She was a late bloomer, but look at her at 11 years – a True Beauty! She is also a super grandma to our puppies, guarding them and protecting them, loving them and teaching them manners.
Sky, you have changed my life for better. Hope I can make you happy for many more healthy years!
Happy birthday to her brothers Dreamy, Zorro and Osty and sister Toffee and sending love to her amazing sister Glory in heaven ♥
CH, Veteran CH A Blue Pearl of the Holy Mountain
DERBY WINNER IN CELJE
Back from the Derby Winner Celje (Slovenia) weekend of shows. Really exhausted as I was driving back home everyday to take care of my pups..but I spent a really lovely time with some of my dear friends and our collie owners.
Even if it was such a long and at times stressful weekend, my girls did their best and made me so happy with their achievements! Our Robin – Honey n Spice of the Windy Lands won the Club winner title at the special show under a very nice and friendly judge Tadej Nagode. I really appeciated such nice and gentle (towards the dogs) judging! Our golden beauty Gea – Glorious Autumn Flame of the Windy Lands finished her Slovenian championship title with 4 cc!
I am especially proud of them because these girls live as pets at my friends and they are not shown much, so not really used to the show ring and not as trained and other show dogs. I also do all the grooming and handling myself, so these results are the fruit of honest and hard work.
Thank you to all my friends for all the support during the weekend ♥
GAIA passing the CAE1 behaviour test in Italy
Our super star Gaia – jCH Gaia Earth Godess of the Windy Lands passed the CAE1 behaviour test with flying colours, she got 100 out of 100 points:) Bog congrats to her owner Alberto Celestini and thank you for testing. She is a realy dream – beautiful, healthy and with amazing character ♥
Gaia Earth Goddess of the Windy Lands
(Multi Ch. In.Ch. Skabona Oriental Style x J.Ch. Black Swan of the Windy Lands)
MULTIPLE BOS AND BOB JUNIOR
JUNIOR HOPE ENCI
VICE JUNIOR EUROPEAN WINNER 2018
JUNIOR SLOVENIAN CHAMPION
JUNIOR ITALIAN CHAMPION
JUNIOR ROMA WINNER
Sucessful show weekend for Windy Lands collies!
Let’s start with our big show star CH Born to Impress of the Windy Lands – our wonderful silver jewel Neel. He had a very busy weekend!
First he went with Mark Peter Zoran and Leja Šinkovec to a faraway Mostar (Bosnia) where he won 3x CC 2x CACIB and 1x BEST OF BREED under the judges Vojislav Al Daghistani, Denis Kuzelj and Zdravko Pranić Brižankić! He did not only finish his Bosnian championship, but also opened his Bosnian grand championship (needs just one last CC for that!) Thank you so much Mark for showing him for us (as I have to stay home with my puppies).You are such an amazing and dear friend to me and I am so grateful I can always count on you!
Today I showed him at NDS Opatija, Croatia and he won his 2nd Croatian CC under the Slovenian judge Maja Sušec.
In between all these shows, he even found time to squeeze in a hot date with a very nice young lady ♥ So we are hoping for some mini-Neels in 2 months time!:)
Our big star of the weekend was the gorgeous Gill – who I chose just the perfect name for – Glam N Gorgeous of the Windy Lands:)
Gill finished her second adult title in Mostar – CH BiH! She won 3CCs, 2 CACIBs, 2 BOBs and made us extremely proud by winning also BEST OF GROUP #2 and BEST OF GROUP #3 in quality competition. Way to go, Gill and Mark, you once again proved what an amazing team you are!
Here she is, in all her glory at 23 months, pictured by her owner Mark Peter Zoran 😍
Also Gills’ brother, the handsome and sweet boy Amor – CH Galaxy Guardian of the Windy Lands, whose pet name truly describes his sweet character well, was shown at NDS Opatija (Croatia), and despite dropping all his coat, won his last CC to finish his CROATIAN CHAMPIONSHIP!! Thank you to the very nice Slovenian judge Maja Susec. He is the 4th of the 6 siblings to finish a championship and the other 2 are on their way as well. What a litter that is proving to be (Stigu x Tara).
Amor had a date with a very nice girl a few weeks ago as well and we are patiently waiting to see if we were successful:)
Welcome to Slovenia, little ENYA ♥
We welcome to Slovenia the new member of our Windy Lands family – coming from Italy is little Enya – Olwyn K Exquisite Caprice for Windy Lands ♥
I have been admiring her stunning mum Crystal – cib, ch Runnerway I Am Aqua (Ch. Milas Ashes And Snow x Ch. Sammen’s Queen Of Clubs) ever since I saw her on a show many years ago and that day I said to myself: ‘One day I want her puppy’. When her owner Lada Kostioutchenko contacted me about using our Prince – Gallant Night Prince of the Windy Lands (cib, ch Skabona Oriental Style x jch Black Swan of the Windy Lands) , I was thrilled! Crystal spent 2 weeks with me and I got to know her wonderful nature, she is so calm, loving and has a bomb proof temperament. I was praying that the mating was successful! And when the ultrasound confirmed it, I told Lada I would like a triko daughter and she agreed ♥
So here she is, this little precious girl Enya, so much like her mum in character and body shape with a touch of her dad in her eyes – a perfect mix of both!
She lives with a wonderful family nearby, so hopefully I will get to see her often and we will have a litter with her in a few years!
L LITTER OF THE WINDY LANDS
Four little treasures born at Windy Lands…our long awaited L litter! Thank you sweet, handsome Ben for leaving these little miracles behind, your spirit will live in them forever ♥
Thank you also to my heartgirl Lani, who brough sunshine back at Windy Lands and after a long and dark period put a smile on my face again! Lani is not only perfect in a show ring and a super life companion, but also the most amazing and caring mum ♥
Thank you Andreja Velepec for letting me use your special boy, may he run freely and happily over the rainbow ♥ And thank you my dear friend Katarina for this lovely montage, you made magic once again!
Here there are, two tricolour boys, one blue boy and one tri girl ♥♥♥♥ A small litter, but extra precious:)
NEEL, GEA AND GAL SUCCESFUL
Neel – JCH Born to Impress of the Windy Lands attended his first show in Slovenia at NDS Trbovlje and impressed the judge with his amazing colour, wonderful expression and brave and friendly nature and won ex1, CC and BEST MALE!
Gea – Glorious Autumn Flame of the Windy Lands was shown in Slovenia for the first time too and was ex1, CC, BEST FEMALE and finally BEST OF BREED!
Gea’s brother Gal – jCH Golden Oriental Style of the Windy Lands was show in Poland and was ex1, CC, CACIB and BEST MALE. Later he was shown in Luxemburg and was ex1 and CC.
NEEL – WELCOME BACK!
JCH Born to Impress of the Windy Lands – the outstanding Neel is back at Windy Lands ♥
DANISH JUNIOR CHAMPION
DANISH JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPION
1 CC away from being Danish adult CH
HIPS AA (officially tested in Slovenia)
CEA1/PRA& KAT free
height: 60 cm
Neel is out of my foundation girl Sky (CH A Blue Pearl of the Holy Mountain) and the wonderful Polish boy Jett (CH Hot N Spicy of the Holy Mountain)
Neel is now available to approved girls. Pm me for details!
JOY IS 6 MONTHS OLD
We took her to the seaside where she loved to swim!
She is becoming a little lady!
PRINCE’S FIRST LITTER IS BORN
A truly wonderful litter born in Italy out of Crystal – CIB MULTI CH Runnerway I Am Aqua and our young boy Prince – Gallant Night Prince of the Windy Lands (2CC). I am so honoured their breeder Lada Kostioutchenko chose our handsome boy for her stunning Crystal. Crystal is not just visually amazing but also has the most wonderful, brave, loving nature. There are 3 blue girls, 1 blue boy, 1 tri girl and 2 tri boys. Big congrats and many kisses to the mum and little ones!
Welcome to Slovenia Max ♥
AFTERHERO HESPEROS FOR WINDY LANDS
(C.I.B, CH Dashing Raven Knight of the Windy Lands x Uait Sibod Vivian Moonlace)
♥ New member of our Windy Lands family ♥
Max is the sweetest, cutest, most adorable puppy boy and a true son of his wonderful parents ♥ When I first saw his mum Eira a few years ago at my friend Katalin I knew I want her puppy someday. And when her fiancee became our handsome boy Eros, I was even more convinced I want a baby from this litter.
Thank you so so much, my dear friend Katalin Tóth, for letting him come to Windy Lands! Max now lives with my good friend Katja at the Slovenian coast and will be show by me, starting next year. We are all thrilled by the arrival of this super boy (and his sister Senna, who lives with Katarina Petrič and her Aydeen collies) ♥
JACK HAS HEALTHY HIPS
Great news about Jack – CH Hit the Road Jack of the Windy Lands. His hips are excellent AA and he passed his obedience ISP-A exam with 97% score!
Big congrats to his owners, family Zoran!
Jack is available at stud to select girls. His breeding grade is the higest ‘A’ one. For more info, contact Mark Peter Zoran!
Jack is also IPD N/N
(c) Mark Peter Zoran
EROS IS A PROUD DAD TO TWO LITTERS
First litter was born at AFTERHERO (Hungary). There were 5 puppies, but due to complications at c-section, only 2 survived. Proud mum is Eira – Uait Sibod Vivian Moonlace.
His second litter was born at ANDROMA (Slovenia) kennel. Their mum is Iona – CH Androma Picadilly Blue Rose.
Eros is owned by Katarina Petrič & Anja Gavez
We made some photos of all the rough collies. If you would like to see them, you are welcome to check our facebook albums:
WINDY COLLIES SUCCESSFUL AT EDS AUSTRIA, 2019
I am back from the EDS in Austria when our Windy Lands show duo showed beautifully for their owners! It was such a joy watching them from outside the ring! In a very strong competition of quality collies, Eros (CH Dashing Raven Knight of the Windy Lands) finished 5th in a class of open males and Gill (CH Glam n Gorgeous of the Windy Lands) 3rd in a class of inter females! I am so incredibly proud! Heartfelt congrats to their owners/ handlers Katarina Petričand Mark Peter Zoran, such sucess means even much more when the owners show their dogs themselves and are trully enjoying in a ring with them ❤❤❤
Next day, at Austria winner show, my homebred boy Gal – jch Golden Oriental Sun of the Windy Lands (CIB, CH Skabona Oriental Style x jCH Black Swan of the Windy Lands) was ex2, rCC under the Italian judge Fabrizio La Rocca. Gal is owned and loved by my dear friend Milada Jarošová. But the big star of the day was his kennel mate Flash – CH Carnoustie’s Record Breaker (CIB, CH Absolute Dynamite of the Windy Lands x CH Carnoustie’s Solitaire) – the son of my homebred boy Damon, who won ex1, CAC, CACIB, AUSTRIAN WINNER 2019 and finally BEST OF BREED! There were 67 collies entered at the show! Gal and Flash’s granny Sky is sending both of her grandsons tons of kisses! Hugest congrats to Milada Jarošová as well as Flash’s breeder, Sussi Roos. So well deserved!
MEA SUCCESSFUL AT IDS ROGLA
One more successful show for our fantastic mover Mea – Endless Love of the Windy Lands (CIB, CH Marvalan the Rainmaker x multi CH A Sweet Lullaby of the Windy Lands). She was shown at IDS Rogla, Slovenia, by her owner Denis Kogovšek and she won a strong class of truly quality girls with a CC and was second best bitch with rCACIB under the judge Srečko Kukić. Mea is now a junior champion of 2 countries and she has already finished also 2 adult championships, always handled by her owner Denis. I am so proud of you guys! Mea will now have a break from the shows to hopefully attend to her maternal duties.
We are planning a very exciting litter with her in a few months! For all the info, pm me.
PRINCE SUCCESSFUL AT IDS UMAG
Prince – Gallant Night Prince of the Windy Lands attended his second show, IDS Umag and he was ex1, CC. He is now half – way through towards his Croatian title. Since he lost all his coat after the show we are now taking a little break and will continue showing him in Autumn.
VISITING GAL IN SLOVAKIA
We spent a wonderful day in Slovakia with my dear friend Milada. I was so happy to see our handsome boy Gal (jCH Golden Oriental Sun of the Windy Lands) again as well as our Damon (CIB, CH Absolute Dynamite of the Windy Lands)’s son Flash. Joy went with us, of course:) Thank you Milada for your amazing hospitality and for taking a really fantastic care of Gal.
Gal later attended IDS Zakopane, Poland, where he won ex1, CC and his first CACIB. Big congrats to our sweet boy!
What a wonderful weekend spent in Italy! First a very informative and interesting seminar on breeding, taught by the famous Irokon collie breeder Johanna Ruottinen from Finland. It was so nice to meet some breeders and collie owners I previously only followed on facebook. Later a very lovely dinner with Johanna, Cecilia Walter, Andrea Grilli and his sister Giulia Grilli and their sweet collie boy Johnny in the lovely city of Monza. Thank you guys for the amazing company! So much collie talk throughout the night, I loved it!!!! And the next day, a visit of Lada Kostioutchenko‘ s new place by the Lake ‘Maggiore’ (what a dreamy land!!!) and an enjoyable lunch with her, Emanuele Del Roccolo, their son, Laura Calcagno and Lucio Rocco. A special treat was seeing Kai’s puppies too ♥ Thank you everybody for these unforgettable two days and to my love, Rok, it was so nice to share these moments with you and our special baby Joy♥
MEA – ENDLESS LOVE OF THE WINDY LANDS SHOW SUCCESS AND 3RD BIRTHDAY
Our great mover Mea – jCH Endless Love of the Windy Lands (CIB, CH, jCH Marvalan The Rainmaker X CH A Sweet Lullaby of the Windy Lands) was successful at IDS Varadžin,Under a rather strickt judge Ruskovaara Elena from Finland she won her class with a CC and res CACIB and got a very lovely description.
Later she was shown at IDS Umag and won a CC, CACIB and BEST BITCH. With this result she fullfilled the conditions to become a Croatian Beauty Champion!
Big congrats to her owner Denis who has never had a show dog before and is doing such a wonderful job with Mea! He learned to groom her, show her and photograph her! Such wins mean even so much more when owners show the dogs by themselves and improve their presentation with every show!
NEO (F litter) IS 2 YEARS OLD
2 years ago on that day, there was a terrible storm with Flash and Lightning…and during that storm, a very special baby was born – my Lani’s one and only baby boy – Neo (Flash n Thundershine of the Windy Lands). He was by far the pretties baby I have ever bred here (now he has to share that place with our young baby Joy:) ) and he grew up into a stunning, handsome male with the most loving and gentle nature! Happy birthday, our darling boy, I am sure your mummy Daša is spoiling you rotten today! ♥
KAI’S FIRST PUPPIES
I have woken up to a really wonderful news from Italy! Our handsome boy Kai (CH Bejewelled Sky of the Windy Lands) became a dad to 6 wonderful trikolor babies at Olwyn K Collies (Lada Kostioutchenko ). The proud mummy is Evita – CH Andante Andante Not Looking Back (multiCH Steadwyn Blue Legend x Wicani Enchanted Feather). We are a little bit surprised the whole bunch is black, but they make it up for the lack of blue with really super jet black colours and wonderful big white collars ♥ This litter is almost a miracle, as we did the mating extremely late, when progesterone was alread 80! We are lucky Kai has very strong and fast swimmers:) Mum and babies are doing really well! Big congrats to my dear friend