Welcome to the website of KoToRa kennel. My adventure with Rough Collies started in January of 1987 when a tricolour bitch named KAMA KROPKA Spalski Brzeg 'Tora' came to our house.
The kennel's name was registered in Polish Kennel Club (FCI) on 05.07.1988 with the number k/1469. And that year my first litter appeared.
In december 1990 joined us a wonderful NAUGHTY GIRL Scot 'Daisy'. She gave us lots of fun in everyday life, as well as lots of satisfaction on shows. She won a title of Champion of Poland, resCACIB, and Winner of Club and Breed '95. Although she gave birth to not many puppies, 6 of them won Champion of Poland title, and three - Youth Champion of Poland.
In january of 1998 another bitch from Scot kennel appeared, a tricolour ZAMBIA BLACK Scot. It is a wonderful bitch with great show temper, real 'show girl'. She won a title of Champion of Poland, 2x CACIB, resCACIB, but also BEST of GROUP, and VICE BEST IN SHOW - Lodz 2000. She also won a title of 'Best Breeding Bitch' 2000, 2002, 2004. She gave birth to many great offspring, five of them won Champion of Poland title, two - Youth Champion of Poland.
In 1994 I decided to import first Rough Collie from Great Britain. It was a tricolour dog Neneland MIDNIGHT CONTRAST. From that kennel I also owned a tricolour bitch Neneland NOSTALGIC HOPE, and in 2005 joined us - a tricolour male Neneland BLACK RUSSIAN. I also had a dog imported from France - RYCERZ NIEBIESKI de Lothlorien, and sable dog from Ukraine - Old Golden Gates VIS-A-VIS, and in february 2005 joined us, also from Ukraine, cute and frolicking, sable bitch Clever Eyes Nightingale in Red.
Because the roots of our Collies are mainly based on very good english kennel - BRILYN, I decided to import a male directly from that kennel. I did it and in August 2006 a sable gentleman Brilyn FEVER PITCH joined our family.
Our next import from GB was Danrox SIMPLY LOVE FOR AMALIE.
Although it's the Rough Collies that are closest to my heart, I also have some Shetland Sheepdogs, Smooth Collies and Border Collies.
During last years some Papillons joined our family – 3 from Russia and 1 Male from Japan.
Almost in the same time - from England came to us, from renowned kennel KLASSNA some Pomeranians, a male and a female.
Our puppies are always born in the house. Here they grow until they go to new owners. Of course if there is nice outside they have the opportunity to run and play outside the house. I always care a lot to make sure that the puppies are grew and fed well and have normal psychical development so that new owners would have maximum of joy and satisfaction.
|Because the dogs accompanies our everyday life for many years, all my family is engaged to looking after them. My daughter - Agnes also is showing dogs on show, and thanks to my son - Paul I can proudly present this perfect internet website. I wish to thank my husband for his understanfing, tolerance and optimism.|
In 1995 I wrote a book published by 'MAKO', and titled 'Collie i Sheltie'. It is still the only book in Poland that covers both breeds. For a couple of years my husband and me were publishing a Collies and Shelties magazine: 'Liski', but beacuse of the money it is not being published since 2003.
Thinking about developing the kennel, and having certain amount of dogs we decided in half of 2003 to move outside the town. So now we live in a quiet, nice village placed 6 kms from Brzeziny and 30 kms from Lodz. (Click here to see a gallery about our village). We now have a huge field (1.30 ha), where our dogs can run as much as they want...
Hodowla Ko-To-Ra Lucyna Zboralska
woj. łódzkie, Polska