On last but one day of year 2021 we participated in European Dog Show in Budapest (HU). More than 1200 kilometers, a few horrific situations on Czech Republic snowy roads.. but we managed to arrive safely. Cassi took 3rd place amongst very tough competition so quite a good result! Nevertheless, the most importantly, we had […]
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WHeras Covid is in retreat, we decided to participate in key dog show this year. Cassi did her best and won BOS, CAC, CACIb and Poland Winner 2021 title
It’s been five years since we decided to dedicate our life to dogs. Five wonderful yet also full of emotion years with our firends. We would never change any decisions we’ve made over this time. Our wall of fame is the best evidence of what our dogs (and we?) achieved 🙂
Dog shows are just a minor part of our life – but all we do we have our four-legs friends with us.
No words to express such sadness…
Today we’ve received official results of Polish Top Dog 2020 ranking organized annualy by Polish Kennel Club (ZKWP). Our entire trio in the lead. Cassi – the first place – the most awarded Great Swiss Mountain Dog of the year 2020 in Poland. 9th place in FCI group 2. Mailo on second place. Alfa – […]
Have you ever tried to stop 50+ kilo dog going crazy chasing snowflakes? Visit my facebook account – Katarzyna Prusinowska – I shared a few movies.
Merry merry Christmas & prosperous new year wishing you Helvetian Star kennel!
This time Helvetian Star was represented by our Ladies – Cassiopeia & Alfa Centauri. Excellent results – yet another BOS+CAC+CACIB title for Cassiopeia. Then Alfa taking title of Best Junior hereby accomplished her quest for Junior Champion of Poland – yeah!!!! The Best of Breed title was taken by Xaaro – Mailo’s son – seems […]
We’ve just finished extremely successful dog shows in Slupsk (PL) – National Dog Show & XXVII Swiss Cattle Dogs’ Club Show. After weeks of preparations (as Helvetian Star prepared more than 100 rosettes for all participants of Club Show) and three hours of drive we arrived to Slupsk. We again had a chance to test […]
Daddy (Mailo) and daughter (Alfa) rules! At least in theory while in reality: Mailo – a true rebel in the ring. Our handler was late so I was running… with no so great results, but at least the note was Excellent. Alfa – as per expectations. Junior Class, 1st place, excellent note and title won: […]
Dog show season 2020 finally OPENED!!! Wonderful show with great atmosphere and picturesque scenery of Golub Castle is now behind us. It was very nice to see fellow breeders & their dogs again. Our adult quadrupeds won the show while Alfa gathered fresh and very valuable experience watching her parents. Mailo – champion class – […]
Today we tested “3 + 3 caravaning“, what means us and our dogs in a motorhome. This entry will be completely unprofessional (AKA non-dog show-related). We took the whole family (AKA herd) to test what would it be like to do camping together. It was a truly wonderful weekend trip to small town on Polish […]
The last a few months at home (home office) gave us a bit of time to ponder about future and our dreams. Well, pondering is good but better to start making dreams true so…. we are about to start new adventure – with motorhomes. WE ARE OPENING A CAMPER RENTAL! In our luxury motorhomes we […]
2019 was a really short show year for us… We’ve ‘been in the game’ only for 5 months until Cassi decided she preferes family over show business. Soon she became a mother of 4 lovely girls. Considering such a short show-period I am very proud of Cassi’s result in Polish Dog Show Ranking – 2nd […]
Finally away from home!!! Thanks to our four-leg-friends national Coronavirus quarantine period passed quite quick… though it was the highest time to exchange four walls into flpwerly carpet – what a fun!!
Time has come to attend Champion of Champions show in Leszno – this time both Cassi & Mailo entered the competition. Mailo delighted juries winning CAC & BOB titles and thus Polish Champion of Champions 2020 title.
There we go – all our dogs first time on the same dog show! Cassiopeia won great description & 1st place in her category winning CAC & res-CACIB while description stated something like – “a bit to well fed” – well a bit of jogging ahead of us… 🙂 Mailo again confirmed his all mighty position […]
Yesterday last of the farewells – Andromeda took door to door transport to England. Now we know she reached destination successfully – just take a look at her picture on English soil. Great adventures ahead of you Andromeda – be kind & learn fast.
That seems to become a tradition for us to start new year with attending national ‘carnival’ dog show in Sopot. We started 2020 with BIG SUCCESS!!! Cassi won title of best adult female and CAC & BOB and hereby fulfilled all requirements for Polish Championat! Well done Princess!! Alfa Centauri debuted in minor puppies category […]
Today Adara joins her new family in Sweden. The longer our ‘girls’ are with us, the more difficult these farewells are… See you soon on the dog shows Adara! 🙂
Today our Aria goes to her new home! Our cuddliest puppy leaves to Czech Republic to join fantastic family and new friend! Aria – grow healthy & bring lots of fun to you new owners
Today our Mailo received his most precious diploma – confirmation of title Champion International de Beaute (C.I.B.) from FCI!!! We are so proud!!
Today I had a pleasure to participate actively in an adoption event “PRZYGARNIJ BURKA” organized by professional dog training company Canis Sport from Stargard city, under honorary patronage of President of Stargard City. Truly great event, directly supporting the shelter for dogs and its pupils but what’s the most important enhancing social awareness and sensitivity […]
Today morning in Warsaw – yet another Club show – but this time the results are fantastic. On top of Poland Winner title from 2018 Mailo added title of Club Winner 2019!!!
On 25th July 2019 there were 4 beautiful girls born: Alfa Centauri; Andromeda; Adara & Aria – now we shift gears from Dog Shows to Dog Crèche 🙂 We wil keep posting news on Facebook Helvetian Star & Katarzyna Prusinowska profiles.
There was a charity auction organized today in our neighborhood – thanks to that we could not only help but we became owners of a very nice doghouse. In fact our dogs do not fit it.. nor we planned to keep them in doghouse as we would cry-out our eyes without Cassi & Mailo in […]
And yet another year passed by – we know that as we measure flow of time by attending dog shows in so close to us Stettin. This time again Mailo was outstanding on his own territory winning trio CWC, CACIB, BOB. Cassi paused waiting for puppies 🙂 all is progressing good.
Today our kennel sponsors National Dog Show of Group II FCI in Lubieszyn near Stettin. We wish all the best & successes to all exhibitors – the collar made by DogCessories, cups & hand made (by us) rosettes are waiting 🙂
Today we can officially confirm – we expect puppies around end of July 2019.
Cassi really develops fast – today she won titles of Best of Opposite Sex (BOS) as well as CAC & CACIB. Actually that will be her last show for a bit of time as we plan puppies 🙂 We keep fingers crossed!
Another very successful show. Cassi got the first place od title sof Best Adult Bitch & Best of Breed (BOB). We plan puppies so Cassi has to be in top notch health conditions – and she is! 🙂
Double show in Grudziądz was a good opportunity to train show skills for Cassi. Opportunity well used. Results – 2x CAC, 2x Excellent note, 1x BOB.
Travelling to shows in Sweden is always a very nice event for us. It was great this time too. As lesson was learnt from our Vaxjo challenges, we paid special attention to ensure our dogs will not get too much bored in the car so the travelling time passed by without surprises. This time we […]
This time double show on 23rd & 24th of March. That was another training for Cassi but we took also great results. On the first day Cassi won titles of CAC & BOB and on second day apart from similar results she was also in top 4 dogs of FCI group II.
Fantastic results and…the first time Cassi defeated Mailo on the ring… 🙂 On a dog show ‘for champions only’ in Leszno Cassi won title of CAC, Best Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex. Mailo however, too relaxed after a few weeks of doing nothing, took only an excellent note.
Mailo takes rest and we continue turnee with Cassi Dog Show in Katowice resulted in desired trio: CAC, BOB, CACIB 🙂
Yet another dog show. This time Cassi presented herself in Lublin though apparently it was not her day to enchant Spanish judge… In spite of getting Excellent note she was placed 2nd in Intermediate class…
New year tastes the best when is started by Successful Dog Show 🙂 Since our trip to Russia we have enough of long journeys hence we picked Gdansk. This time the Cassi took the role of Master of the ceremony – winning all possible titles in her breed – including BOB.
Long awaited event – not only an international dog show but also competition for title of Poland Winner 2018 – results surpassed our biggest expectations: Mailo – CAC, CACIB, BOB + POLAND WINNER 2018 !!! Cassi – Zwycięzca Młodzieży, Najlepszy Junior w Rasie + JUNIOR POLAND WINNER 2018 !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Lt’s put it simple: Cassiopeia Our Champions – place 1, Best Junior nominee for Crufts 2019 😊 Mailo Shiragon – place 1, CAC. Res CACIB 🙂
11 November 2018 – what a date! 100 anniversary of independence of Poland!!! We celebrated is respectfully as well participating in national dog show in Mielno (small town on Polish coast) amongst our fiends & their dogs. We had decided that Cassi, after her nasty deeds in Vaxjo, should relax a bit so this time […]
Weekend 2-4th November found us in Sweden – travelling to International Dog Show in Vaxjo. Huge emotions and hopes as Mailo was only one CACIB away from InterChampion (C.I.B.) title. After a number of hours in the car (including ferry crossing to Denmark and then drive via wonderful Øresund bridge linking Denmark with Sweden) we […]
In between 11-14 October 2018 we participated in one of the most important cynological events this year – the European Dog Show in Warsaw. What a fantastic even it was!!! 4 days; more than 10 000 dogs; huge exhibition halls Expo in Nadarzyn and for us and our dogs it was 1200 km trip to […]
On Sunday 22nd Sept our dogs participated in International dog show in Denmark. Mailo in Champion calss got excellent note & most desired trio: CAC,CACIB,BOS!! ☺ Cherry on the cake was getting Danish Championship & title of Copenhagen Winner 2018. Cassi also got excellent note & titles of Best Junior & Junior Copenhagen Winer 2018. […]
Today our dogs participated in Club show. Mailo received excellent note & first place in his category but did not find too much acceptance by Mrs. Judge Cassi instead of getting excellent note was classified on 2nd place in her class. One does not need to win every time… 🙂
It has been our first dog show in Sweden. We will always remember it as one of the best events we had pleasure to participate in. Not only due to great results of our dogs but because of the emotions we experienced. Firstly we had to cross baltic see on the ferry – new experiences […]
Continuing on wave of successes for Cassi we went to Gorzow city. 2nd place was not really what we dreamt of but we took this lesson with humbliness. 🙂
Relaxing after wonderful results in Stettin we focused on Cassi. She performed well and collected to her portfolio the titles of Youth Winner & Best Junior. 🙂
Dog Shows in Stettin always are significant for us as these remind us that yet another year of our Swissy journey has passed. We could not imagine better anniversary – our regular winner Mailo won titles of Best Adult Dog & Best of Breed (BOB) while Cassiopeia added her part by wining title of Youth […]
We could not miss national show so close to our home, though to avoid too much stress for our Champion Mailo we decided to take Cassiopeia only. Seems she enjoyed the role of the star of the evening as she for the first time won teh title of Best of Breed (BOB) in spite of […]
Mailo did not disappoint us winning BOB, CAC, CACIB. This time it seems Cassi fixed on Mailo and not the judge – what resulted in excellent note but only 3rd place.
Another show for Mailo – results is the breeder dream – BOB, CAC, CACIB 🙂
Mailo won title of Best of Opposite Sex (BOS) & CACIB – seemingly we made right decision to keep Cassi home for a while.
Yet another trip to the capital – it’s almost 600 kilometers.. we know the road so well now 🙂 – on the show Cassi won title of Best Puppy while Mailo got 1st place in Champions class. Our ‘girl’ distracts Mailo constantly – evidently our Champion has difficulty to focus on his job when Cassi’s […]
OUr first dog show “only for champions” – and first very nice results – Mailo won 2nd place!!
Welcome in new show year – Mailo won title of Best of Breed (BOB) and 4th place in Group 2 FCi (BOG IV). It was a very nice & fruitful show 🙂
World dog show is cream of the cream – 30 000 dogs & 30 times more visitors – huuuuge event. Mailo was recognized with ‘very good’ note… and… that’s it… 🙂
Our second dog show in Germany – in spite of very nice narrative note Mailo won 3rd place – each lesson is helpful 🙂
Long trip to Warsaw but it was worth it – not only because Mailo fought tough and won 2nd place but also it was a superb occasion to meet a so many accomplished swissy-lovers & friends.
The time has come to ‘conquer’ Germany 😉 – it was our first dog show outside of Poland. Mailo shown himself really great getting ‘vorzuglich’ (excellent) note & reaching 2nd place in spite of very strong competition from his German colleagues.
This time Warsaw was very kind for us – Mailo won all what could be won incl. Best of Breed (BOB)… and cherry on the cake was qualification to Crufts 2018 (the most famous international dog show in Brimingham – England) – we’ve already started planning logisitcs for this trip!
Mailo again Best Junior & Youth Winner!!
International show with great success – title BOB Junior but what’s the most important – Mailo completed Polisch Junior Championat !!!!
Second show-day in Stettin (near home) and another sucess – Mailo got fantastic narrative notes & title BOB.
It’s been almost a year since our first dog show – also in Stettin. Today Mailo was the first time in Intermediate class & celebrated this by wining Best Dog & Best of Breed (BOB) titles.
Second day in Ustka was equally rewarding – Mailo won titles of Best Junior, , Youth Winner, Best of Breed (BOB) & IV place in group 2 (BOG IV).
Mailo took everything – from Youth Winner & Best Junior to Best of Breed (BOB) – seems like the lessons learnt become effective 🙂 The “final dot on i” was 2nd palce in 2nd Group FCI (BOG II) – what a day!!
We continue gathering experiences in Junior class – in spite of excellent note, Mailo did not manage to reach the top three.
Our fist dog show in Junior class – a lot of good learnings 🙂
This time Mailo had a truly bad day and did not want to show teeth 🙁 therefore only a ‘Promising’ note :(((
Second day & another achievement – Mailo won Best Puppy title.
Mailo won first place & title of Best Puppy in Breed – this time in Puppies class.
Our very first dog show – a lot of emotions and learnings. Mailo won title of Best Minor Puppy in Breed Note: Very Promising