My name is Joanna Chmielecka. Together with my daughters - Marcelina and Kornelia ( until 2007 also with my husband PaweÅ‚ ) we have been united with our common passion - breeding dogs and other connected activities
connected. From many years our everyday life has been subordianted to this passion.
Our kennel is called Alta Carya FCI (prefix registered in 2001). This latin name links to a high proud tree - Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata).... (read more) The name is also connected with amstaffs - our first breed.
We have been members of Polish Kennel Club, branch in ÅÃ³dÅº, since 1997, since we bought our first pure bred dog (amstaff female called Britta).
Our first cairn terrier (female GAFA Aspekt) came to our house in 1998.
In 1999, after a long waiting, we bought a blue amstaff female - LAYLA Dwie Szable.
In 2000 a wonderful amstaff male (born in the USA) Black Magic\'s TORPEDO - TOBY joined our team.
Also in 2000 our family enlarged with a new breed - Norwich terrier (female JUTRZENKA JULKA z Psiej Parafii).
In 2001 we had our first puppies (amstaff puppies from combination Layla and Toby)
and we imported a cairn terrier female from Great Britain.
During those years the dogs we have showing and breeding were able to complete champion titles. and also gave us 16 litters : 5 amstaff litters, 9 cairn terrier litters and 3 norwich
Breeding dogs consists not only of lovely puppies, succesful shows and exciting travels. Breeding dogs means first of all everyday work with dogs and for dogs - feeding,
cleaning, walking. It is too obvious.
Here comes the time when the beauty of our dogs and assurance of their owners that everything is ok is not enough. During all those years we could watch our dogs
growing - those dogs we have bought and those which we have created. The experience teaches us that not all dogs are born excellent healthy and perfectly beautiful.
It is a breeder\'s duty to make all kind of efforts to learn as much as possible about his/her dogs and their pros and cons.
We understand that deepened knowledge about our breed and its problems is very useful for responsible choices of combinations.
We also bear in mind that nevertheless there can be a good will not always a success comes. But always a proper health recognition shall be a principle.
That\'s why from some time we have been interested in health information and health researches done abroad.
Marcelina was invited by Swedish Cairn Terrier Club to participate in world cairn symposium in July 2008 which was held close to world dog show 2008 in Stockholm. Cairn
clubs from all over the world presented their achievements, people were talking about the type, but mostly about the health. Mrs Lydia Hutchinson, a famous cairn breeder and
judge from USA, created a worldwide health watch group for cairn terriers. Marcelina was happy to join that group immediately. We hope that exchange of information will give
profits to all kennels
As we do not want to be ungrounded in health matters we checked health of our dogs. In the begining of 2008 we checked patellar luxation and hip displasion of cairn female
CARYA z Akacjowej Ulicy ( MARYSIA ) - she is free: HD: A/A and PL-0/0.
In September 2008 we went again to vet Mr Siembieda to check more dogs - females:
Alta Carya RONYA ( Ronya )- cairn terrier,
Hjohoo`s HJO MAKE THE RIGHT STUFF (Adela) - cairn terrier, DOBROCHNA ALTA CARYA Zamlicze (Paproszek) - norwich terrier.
all are free: HD: A/A and PL-0/0.
In the same time our stud dog - cairn terrier Hjohoo`s CONNECTION FOREVER HOJUNG (Nils) was also checked with patellar luxation: PL-0/0
In 2009, were tested following our dogs:
norwich terrier Alta Carya FCI DOBRA NASZA: PL-0/0, HD: A/A, and cairn terriers:
Alta Carya FCI WERWA: PL-0/0, HD: A/A,
Alta Carya FCI HOT CHOCOLATE: PL-0/0, HD: C/C (now she is not breeging female)
Alta Carya FCI MILLION DOLLAR BABY: PL-0/0, HD: A/A
In 2011 we plan to study further in our care.
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