We're a family run kennel, actively breeding rough collies. 

Smo družinska psarna, kjer se trenutno aktivno ukvarjamo z vzrejo dolgodlakih škotskih ovcarjev

We're a family run kennel, actively breeding rough collies. 

(ENG) About Us

Mark

I've had a deep love for all animals since I can remember. I grew up with cats, horses, fish, goats, birds and of course, dogs surrounding me at all times and stages of my life.

My dog journey starts with my father's german shepherd named "Max". I can't remember him very well, but I know that this is when my deep bond with canines started. Our next dog was a husky x samoyed mix named Lucky that we adopted from a shelter while living in Florida and who came back to Slovenia with us when we moved. We also adopted a sassy cat named Mickey, who came back to Europe with us as well. 😊

 

I was first exposed to the world of show dogs at the age of 10 when my grandparents had taken me and my brother to a botanical garden, where we ran into a chihuahua breeder socializing a litter of puppies - I was immediately intrigued. I started researching breeds, reading books and discovering what a pedigree was and what it meant. I soon decided I wanted a smaller breed and narrowed down to the very special - Papillon.

 

I started contacting breeders and visited dog shows with my parents, while I tried to earn enough money to import my first Papillon girl Gracie (Susatum's Amazing Grace) from Germany. Soon after I registered the kennel "Mia's Royalty" under which I had 2 litters with her in later years. One of her sons went on to become a very successful show dog in eastern Europe, becoming an International, Grand & Multi Champion. In 2011 I also imported my Papillon boy Zumi - Alex' Zamurai Rider from Sweden, who despite his striking looks sadly didn't turn out to be show quality, but is now loved by us as our cherished pet. Due to school, I wasn't able to take on another dog at the time. I retired my papillons and had to take a break until 2017 when a very special collie girl was born. 

My girlfriend Leja and I were talking about getting a collie for some time already when my cousin Ziga and family decided to get one as well. We contacted Mojca Furlan of Windy Lands collies and reserved Jack - Hit the Road Jack of the Windy Lands for Ziga. Although not planned, Leja and I fell in love with a tri girl from a separate litter Mojca had at the time. After a turbulent start to 2018, our star and princess Gill - Glam n Gorgeous of the Windy Lands joined our family and the rest is history. 

Smo družinska psarna, kjer se trenutno aktivno ukvarjamo z vzrejo dolgodlakih škotskih ovcarjev.

(SLO) O nas

Mark

Ljubezen do živali imam že od nekdaj. Odraščal sem z mačkami, konji, ribami, kozami, pticami in seveda psi, ki so me obkrožali v vseh obdobjih mojega življenja. 

Prvi stik s psom je bil z očetovim nemškim ovčarjem Maxom. Ne spomnim se ga zelo dobro, ampak vem da se je tu začela moja globoka vez s psi. Naš naslednji pes je bil mešanček s haskijem in samojedom, ki smo ga klicali Lucky. Posvojili smo ga iz zavetišča na Floridi in ga seveda pripeljali v Slovenijo ko smo se preselili. Posvojili smo tudi zelo samosvojega mačka Mickey-a, ki ja prav tako prišel z nami nazaj v Evropo. 😊

Za svet razstavnih psov sem prvič slišal ko sem bil star 10 let. Stara starša sta naju z bratom peljala v botanični vrt, kjer smo srečali vzrediteljico čivav, ki je socializiral leglo mladičev. V meni je to vzbudilo veliko zanimanje. Začel sem raziskovati pasme, bral knjige in odkril kaj je in kaj pomeni rodovnik. Hitro sem se odločil, da želim manjšo pasmo in izbral zelo posebne in redke Papilone. 

Začel sem kontaktirati vzreditelje in s starši začel obiskovati pasje razstave, medtem pa skušal zaslužiti dovolj denarja, da iz Nemčije pripeljem mojo prvo papilonko Gracie (Susatum's Amazing Grace). Kmalu zatem sem registriral psarno "Mia's Royalty" pod katero sem imel 2 legli. Eden izmed sinov je odrasel v razstavno zelo uspešnega psa v vzhodni Evropi - postal je Mednarodni, Grand & Multi Šampijon. Leta 2011 sem iz Švedske pripeljal mojega papilon samčka Zumija - Alex' Zamurai Rider. Kljub njegovi izjemni čednosti se je nažalost izkazalo, da ni "razstavne kvalitete" in je zdaj zelo razvajan ljubljenček. Zaradi šolskih obveznostih sem moral svojo pot kot vzreditelj in razstavljalec začasno prekiniti. Tako se je leta 2017 moja pot nepričakovano spet začela, ko se je skotila zelo posebna škotska ovčarka.

Z mojo punco Lejo sva se že nekaj časa pogovorjala, da bi nekoč imela škotskega ovčarja, ko so enako željo izrazili moj bratranec Žiga in družina. Kontaktirali smo Mojco Furlan, ki ima psarno Windy Lands in za njih rezervirali samčka Jacka - Hit the Road Jack of the Windy Lands. Zelo nepričakovano sva se z Lejo zaljubila v trikolor punčko in Mojčinega prejšnjega legla.
Po zelo razburkanem začetku leta 2018, se je naši družini pridružila naša zvezda in princeska Gill - Glam n Gorgeous of the Windy Lands. 

(SLO) Naš vzrejni program je majhen in naš namen, preprost.


Vzrejamo s prizadevanjem za ohranitev lepote in funkcionalnosti pasme na visokem nivoju. Prizadevamo si slediti zapisanem FCI standardu. Za nas je vrhunska struktura enako pomembna kot dober karakter, delavnost in predvsem - zdravje.
 

Vsako paritev skrbno izberemo. Legla ne bomo imeli, če ne nameravamo obdržati ali oddati v solastništvo vsaj enega od mladičkov. V vse naše mladičke vložimo veliko ljubezeni, energije in nege, da se lahko le ti razvijejo v zdrave, socializirane in vizualno korektne posameznike.


Papilloni & Škotski ovčarji so zelo sposobni delavni, agilitaški ali razstavni psi, vendar na koncu dneva so preko vsega hišni ljubljenčki.


Vsi naši psi živijo kot družinski člani, to pa tudi pričakujemo od novih lastnikov. S potencialnimi lastniki mladička iz naše psarne opravimo pogovor, da se odločimo, ali ste na splošno primeren lastnik ter da vam predlagamo mladiča, ki se bo najbolje ujemal z vami in vašim življenjskim slogom.

(ENG) Our breeding program is small and our purpose simple.
 

We breed in effort of preserving the breed's beauty and functionality at a high degree and strive to meet the FCI standard as closely as possible. To us superior structure is just as important as good character, drive and above all - health. 

Every mating is carefully planned with ourselves in mind. We will not breed a litter if we aren't planning on keeping or co-owning at least one of the puppies. With this in mind, you can understand that all of our puppies have the utmost love, energy and care put into them so that they can grow into healthy, socialized and visually correct individuals. 


Papillons & Collies are extremely capable of being working, agility or show dogs but at the end of the day, they are cherished pets. 


All of our dogs live as family members and that is also what we expect from new owners. We will have a discussion with anyone interested in an "Aetherlands" puppy, not only to decide if you are generally a suitable owner but also to match you with a puppy that has characteristics that best suit your lifestyle. 

The Aetherlands name derives from the combination of Aether, ethereal and lands,
which we found not only perfectly describes our surrounding landscape, 
but also the

Rough Collie & Papillon breeds. 

Aether is the Greek god of Light. He is one of the primordial deities and the personification of the upper sky. He embodies the pure upper air that the gods breathe.

Ethereal is described below and we believe that both papillons and rough collies should embody most, if not all of the synonyms and meanings that the word has. It is the quality that we strive for. 

 

Lands was chosen to connect the more "celestial" words of Aether and Ethereal to earth, grounding and combining the three. We chose to incorporate it as a homage to the birth kennel of our first to collies - windy lands. Finally, it is also a descriptive factor of the area we live in, as we tend to admire the beautiful sunsets on the surrounding hilltops.  



Although, we also chose the name since we like how it looks and sounds :) 

Ethereal

    adjective

Alternate spelling of ethereal: Aethereal

    1.  extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.

    2. marked by unusual refinement; celestial, heavenly

Synonyms: delicate, exquisite, dainty, elegant, graceful, beautiful, lovely

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