Kennel z Holubické stráně was estabilished long before I was born and belonged to my dad Zbyněk Vašíček. Kennel name is derived from hill Holubice, which is part of Bradelsky hrbet and belongs to Usovska highland. There is wonderful view out of the Holubice hill at village, where my dad was born. When the sky is clear you can easily see rich plain of Haná and also Jeseníky mountains.
My dad had his very first dog - Jagd terrier - in 1969 and in 1973 the very first litter was born. Until 1995 only jagd terries were our focus, but in spring 1995 we came home with our first gordon setter female. Since that time new part of our kennel's story began. We still had brood bitches of jagd terriers and bred litters of both breeds. In 2005 kennel was resigned on my name and I turned my attention into improving our breeding of gordons, but my dad is still keeping both breeds.
Today in 2019 it is already 24 years ago since we brought home our very first gordon setter female Bessy z Podléskovičí. Our current females - Zira is the 3rd and her daughter Beretta is 4th generation of kennel z Holubické stráně. Fifth generation - litters D2 and E2 - was born as well. Our breedings have nice results at shows and hunting tests and some of them became founder males and females of other kennels. It proves me that way we decided to follow while breeding dogs is the right one. It is the way where we keep on developing excellent natural hunting ability by training, prove them at hunting tests and use dogs in practice. All that while looking for health and upgrading exterior level. I keep in touch with owners of our puppies and a lot of them became lifetime friends.
Ing. Karolina Vybíralová