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STORY OF EL SANTHYNOR KENNEL

 

Everything had begun  with Péceli Jégvirág Attila "Nico" a dark harlequin male. in 1993, who was my first own dane.  He was 1,5, me 17.He rehomed to us as a weak, injured young dog with 3 surgery behind. Due to invalid post-treatment and his hurt both of is leg and spine deformed, so he was expecting for some more surgery. Along with it 8 wonderful years we spent together. For his 4th birthday I bought to him a harlequin female…she was Somló Õre Anett "Nyuszi" my foundation bitch. While Nico was a pet, Nyuszi won a lot on shows. I would thank to them:for their georgeous soul and character, that this breed became my neverendig love.

 

From her first litter we had Aisha Marie our amazing black female. On the show seasons we travelled across Europe. We saw thousands of GDs:the bests and the average ones too. The world had been wilder and I guess: I’m looking for

something really different than the hungarian stuff and type.

In Swissland I met with 'de Can Duran'. Well, this type what they had, I would have been used also in my breeding. Ossental still wasn't alive, so I choosed the very strong and powefull stud Robin de Can Duran to Aisha Marie. From this couple born letter "C" . We kept Catalan, who has unique show successes: he is ICh-MultiCh and BIS in Italy. At the age of 8.5 is still in outstanding condition Veteran BIS at an international exhibition, and then repeated the same feat in 2010, nearly 10 years old. His offsprings also achieved considerable successes at exhibitions. Even in 2009, he had offsprings in  junior class (e.g.:Lordhill Dundy-HJCH).

In 2002, from litter "E"  we kept two females Edith and Espirito. Edith Junior Clubchampion of Slovenia, Espirito Inter-and Multichampion, Excalibur Junior Champion, Champion of Champions. Edith has achieved outstanding values in breeding,too.

This time we bought a harl female Baronesse v. Obensberg, who is the first daughter of Catalan and carried a very strong

and good type.

 

Edith was born her first litter in 2004 with  Ch Black Jack from Valvasors Land. Black Jack was the son of my idol, the black GD stud -Samson. From this litter Hailey Young winner, and winner of multiple reserve titles (usually behind Hurry-Cane). JCh.Hurry Cane multiple-class and junior winner , junior Champion of Slovenia.

That time we moved to the countryside, into a small house with huge garden, what was ideal for the GDs. Our new neighbour became the fawn and brindle „v. Starophramen” kennel. And I begin my studies at the University as an engineer of animal science.

Some months later the two breedings (el Santhynor & von Starophramen) confused, and suddenly I became the „nurse” of 5 fawn and brindle dogs,too. It was not an easy question, but fawn and brindle breeding gave me many experiences and people, whom I learnt a lot.  After the initial difficulties the „Fawns” became incredibly dear to my heart.

 

That summer Nyuszika died: it was unforeseen and so painfull. She was 11 years old, so it was the time, but during her life I learned so much from her and owe her so much. She was a wonderful dog.

 

In the next steps I wanted to fix the values -attached to those anatomy what I got from Nyuszi- which were still not stable: mass, head and bones.Roger de Misandre....who embodied everything I was looking for, which is interested. The male who had the bloodline and till the present day an ideal stud for me in its appearance.It was an unbelieveable experience to meet him...Finally- after a lenghty correspondence with Catherine, owner of "elevage de Misandre"- in december of 2006, we could bring home Lui (Balooart de Misandre) who was the son of Roger de Misandre and the awesome Tarragone de Misandre.  I waited nearly 1 year for his birth.

 

In early 2007 born litter ‘L’, out of Ch. Vladivostok de Misandre and Edami Edith. This was the harbinger of the wind of change, where I wanted to direction. From this litter Lara Croft MultiChampion, Lestat VDH Junior Champion, L'amour Champion of Russia, Lucifer multiple national winner, Lombard is confirmed. The 3 active show dog all have excellent hips, too. Daughter of Lombard (Quincy el Santhynor)  2 X Puppy Winner, Recommended to Puppy BIS. Latte is living in USA and has brilliant type.

In April of 2007 fulifilled an old dream of me:The new member of our kennel arrived from Italy. A black male, called Marcottaviano del Nord Ovest. People, who know me somehow know: since the beginning I’ve been amazed by the beauty and the noble of the Nord Ovest danes. As of today they define me the type and elegance. The "Great Dane" as the breed.

 

Friendship of Lui and Marco was for a lifetime. I’ve never seen at two males this kind of love and agreement before and after, either.They were beautiful, kind and I loved them. I wanted this period as a neverending one to lasts forever. Till today we referred summer of 2007 as the most beautiful time of our doggy life.

 

Lui started his shows, and he became Junior Champion of Hungary and Junior Clubchampion of Slovakia. He was a giant, but against to his incredible size  he developed well. I was satisfied. But on a day of January he suddely collapsed in the garden, felt into coma and within 48 hours he was dead. Marco became mad. He did not eat, cried, finally fell to include. Anger, guilt, despair, inertness…these are the feelings which I remember. But my latest hope, that within some days puppies of Lui and Eniko will be born, at least that’s left on him. Well, not given in to see puppies of Lui to grow up. Only a small, harlequin female born, we called her Mona. She was beautiful. We were fighting for her for 3 weeks, but Mona is

gone and nothing remained after Lui.

 

Catherine knew how important is to me the bloodline and what a dream was Lui for me. Thus, after the first weeks full rejection at the end of that March I became owner of a little devil: Cortazar de Misandre. He was a completely different charactered dog, than Lui was.  Took a long time while we used each other. I was looking for Lui in him and he felt it.

That March  the first puppies of Marco have been born. He gave wonderfull types. From this litter O’Negra stood in co-own. Puppies were really kind, affectionate  dogs. Summer at her age of 11 years, Aisha Marie died. She was the first „el Santhynor” dog. She was ill, More about this but she was so strong. She was the old, dominant alfa-bitch. Noone questioned her priorities. We miss her temperament & wiseness.

 

The same month Adam Benedek, owner of the ’v Starophramen” kennel decided  about a new life and he moved away.

Chi-Chi and Achilles I rehomed to my friend. Abbey, Crown and Biggi stood with me and my dogs. More about this  Well, that period was not an easy one!I stood at the end of the world with more than ten dogs, pregnant and had no idea how to proceed. And if that was not bad enough,  in september of 2008 Yoni died during birth, and pups were left without their mother at their owner. With my friends we could save 6 puppies from this litter. For some weeks  nurse dogs developed them, but in November they also came to me. If it has been tought there are enough things to do…well, I was wrong! :-)

Due to the impending birth of my daughter I moved back to the downtown in march of 2009. During this period 8 dogs were taken by my parents and friends; 4 came with me. My daughter born on 20th of March.

 

 

In an accident Abbey died in May of 2009. Some months later we had to say goodbye to Mr Brindle,too. The most careful care was not sufficient to offset the fracture, which last year’s changes brought to their lives.

 

We moved to our „new” house in the middle of august. Slowly returned to the normal way of life.

In January of 2010 Biggi after a long illness did farewell. She was over 10. Adel had a serious surgery in Februray, but it was just a little more time for us to spend together. She died in March. She was also near 10. Year began so hard again.

 

 

It is also in the beginning of the year there arosed an opportunity which I could not say no. On 6th of March arrived from Italy the new member of our kennel. Hannibal Lecter-A, white son of Bladerunner del Nord Ovest. Anibal is something special. He has type, he is correct and beautiful gait he has. An authentic dog, I dream like this THE GREAT DANE. So I had two males from the line of „del Nord Ovest” which I could use in my breeding for the future.

In middle of April we mated NBN with Marco. Since NBN’s birth this was the mating what I wanted and expected.

 

Then on a night of late April Marco woke me up, he was badly. I ran with him to the clinic. He died on the operating table in my arms…

He was my best friend. In the past 3 years at every major stage of my life he was there, by my side. He was my daughter’s favourite. His death made me recognize (realize) many things. I know he is the STANDARD for me, being my benchmark for all other danes. Since him I know exactly, what I'm looking for at a Great Dane. I know what I waited for nearly 10 years and I surly know –if I’m going to be – I will wait for an other 10 for a dog like him. He is not the first Dane whom I lost and can not be the last. Nevertheless, till today only the void I feel, what he left behind.

 

 

 

Till today I’m still not able to talk about how I feel of him. How much I love and admire him…how much I loved and admired. How much embodied everything, what makes us able to subordinate our life for this breed…and how much he missing.

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: 09/12/2010.

 

         
         
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Szabó Roxána BSc

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