Libik & Barakohar - historie
|In the years 1989-1990, I was employed in I.N.R.A. close
to Paris. On Easters 1990, my collegue Bertrand invited me to the house
of his parent in Anger. There I met two wonderfully red dogs for
the first time. While I have no knowledge about the existence of such
breed before Easterns, after them serious decision was made: My next dog
will be irish terrier. Many years later, I found that parents of my
collegue, Mrs. and Mr. Schwarz, belongs to the group of significant
foundaters of the irish terrier's breeding in France. Today I
believe that it was chance to see results of all-life effort and
experience of that kind people concentrated into two red jewels. Not
only due that I never forget that Easterns.
After my return to Czechoslovakia, I tried to find some kennel of this
breed. Finally in 1994, I bought female puppy from the oldest czech
kennel - 'de Galupo' without plan to breed later. But many things
changed since that time and in 1996 I registered the affix 'Barakohar'. In April 1997, my bitch
delivered her first litter of nine puppies, among them I choiced one
female as accompany to her mother. Since 1994 I was also employed at the
Krakow University and dogs crossed border with me regularly. It caused
that several co-workers has been infected with 'red virus' and several
of them bought irish puppy later. First of them was my collegue
Malgorzata Libik, which in 1999 bought puppy from the second litter of
my bitch and registered the affix 'Libik'
in Poland. In the meantime she changed the status from collegue to my
friend and later from the friend to my wife.
Due that today we use affix ' Libik
Our aim is to breed health dog with their typical irish temperament.
For sure, we are glad, if dog achieves good evaluation, however
successes in show rings are really not among our breeding priorities. It
is possible to see it clearly in our house, where all our animals have
a place, while cups are hidden in boxes in the garage.
| Tomáš Slavík