From what I can recall, I was brought-up always surrounded by dogs. There was this special place for human’s best friend in my house where my family and I would care about our dogs, bring them up properly and finally, become as attached to them as you can take a liking to a sweet, devoted pet.
My doggy adventure wasn’t always the same- I had a bunch of crossbreed dogs, a German Shepherd, Welsh Terrier, then a Russian Greyhound, Caucasian Shepherd, Amstaff and a Cocker Spaniel.
I’ve been a member of ZKwP (Kennel Club in Poland) since 1986. The story about Epaton (epagneul breton), my own kennel, begins in 1999 when I became a part of “Brać Łowiecka” (“Hunting Brotherhood”) – a group of people fascinated with nature who not only know it’s needs better than others, but also make sure precious treasures of our nature are being taken care of. I used to think I was going to become a forester, but apparently I wasn’’t destined to… Nonetheless, my need of staying close to nature never changed, hunting became a chance for those old dreams to still, in a way, come true.
I was looking for a working gundog at the time, a true, born and bred one, not just some puppy that looks nice next to your equipment. My expectations were clear back then, my new dog was supposed to be small (already had two big dogs back in those days – a German and Caucasian Shepherd) and a part of Pointer family because bird hunting is what I find the most enjoyable about this sport.
The definition of the Epagneul Breton breed – “Maximum of possibilities in minimum required amount of time”, appealed to me very much and after years of experience I can only wholeheartedly agree with it. (more…)
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