Southern Star Sarplaninac Kennels acquire frozen semen from Europe. July 2005
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Andras & Stepanka the owners of Ste-Kot North Sarplaninac Kennels in the Czech Republic for working with us across 10,000 miles to make this happen. We acquired semen from 3 dogs from their Kennels. They are: Murko, Taras od Piksija and Fill od Ste-Kot North
We are proud to announce that frozen semen finally arrived in Australia from Europe in August 2005 after over 12 months of searching for the best dogs and going through the importation processes and all the "red-tape" that went with this endeavour. As Luck would have it Ambra went into season just days after the semen arrived and we are now working with our vet and preparing to inseminate her via AI late August. The Sire is Murko.
Here are the Sires for the frozen semen I have imported and a little bit of info about them.
The Dog are planning to use first is called Murko (This dog is from is originally from Serbia and was brought to the Czech Republic from a very well know breeder in Nis called Srdjan Dinic. Murko has won a lot of Championships in Serbia (including the major speciality Sarplaninac show in 2004 at Velika Planina), he has also won the CAC in Hungary, Czech Republic Belgium....ect...excellent dog!
Murko's Father is a outstanding dog called "Atlas Murko"-(13 years old and still kicking) and the mother "Bona" is an original "izvorni" mountain dog from Sarplanina (od Restilica ) now with Srdjan Dinic in Nis (Serbia).
Murko is 73 cm... not a huge dog but very nicely put together, excellent temperament and has a great head and dark colouring.
For more info on "Murko" go to the Ste-Kot North's site:
The other dog we have semen from is called "Taras", this is an older dog but has a fantastic head, conformation and character and a great blood line with links to some excellent dogs form the past! This dog has been very sought after in Europe because of his bloodlines and the fantastic puppies he has produced. He is 70 cm tall but has consistently given bigger puppies than himself. He is now 8 and a half years old. We plan to use him in the next mating with Ambra (18 months from now).