*) Paraphrased on two popular Czech fairy
tales. One speaks of a diligent, good to others mole, who after
digging out various objects from the ground like a button, a safety
pin etc. saw a pair of children's dungarees with large pockets hanging
on the clothesline. He knew immediately he needed pants like that to
put his treasures in. With the help of his friends he sewed flax seeds,
harvested, processed and spun them into cloth and finally sewed his
The other tells of
a poor boy named Honza who sets out to see the world with just a
backpack full of jam buns. A Good Fairy guides him to a beautiful
Princess with whom he returns home to his native village on a horse
with a golden mane.
**) The owner of Ze Zlate Jalny Kennels
is called Mrs. Kreckova, which translated loosely into English means a
Once upon a time, behind high mountains and mighty
rivers there was a Kingdom. A King didnt rule it but a Queen did.
But because the Queen had her own Prince it didnt change matters
at all. This Kingdom was abundant not only with milk and honey, but
also with windmills and tulips. (This is only a part of the truth
because, the Kingdom was not only gifted with a whole range of flora
but mainly and above all with good people).
It is not historically proven if Honza, the legendary
hero of Czech fairy tales wandered to that land with a knapsack full
of jam-filled buns on his back but it is more than certain that an
old Czech Granny, without the jam filled buns but with a Schnitzel,
Coke and Thermos flask full of coffee started to visit that magic
Kingdom. It is true that this Granny wasnt given riches and power
in her cradle by her Fairy Godmother but she was gifted with a great
number of dog friends. And one of those Good Fairies helped Granny,
who was finally able in her late years to wander around Europe, to
get the gates wide open. Granny wandered and wandered and because
she was a real true to God Granny she wanted to bring her grandchildren
some lovely souvenir - and what could be better than a darling little
doggie? Well yes, but which one - when the world is full of those
gorgeous little creatures. One of Grannys Good Fairies (also in retirement)
couldnt stand the indecision any longer! So she ordered Grannys
feet to carry her directly to a bewitching little Dutch town called
Malden and straight to v. Trajanus Kennels, owned by
Puck and Henny
Jacobs. Besides those two wonderful people Granny was also greeted
by a melee of white Bichons and Boston Terriers, which gave an impression
of a striped typhoon. Even before this whirlwind passed through the
room, Grannys eyes became captivated by a snowball sitting on the
side and looking at her with slightly frightened, but most beautiful
black eyes. And when Granny found out that this was a very sad and
disappointed- in-humans Bichon female, the dice were cast and the
world had suddenly different dimensions: sweet ROMY was being almost
stifled with love in Grannys arms and left with her to return, not
to a quaint little Czech village as the fairy story goes, but to the
Royal City of Prague.
There it was positively ascertained,
that the little darling acknowledges Grannys grandchildren
but that her one and only love was Granny. This didnt cause
any disillusion for her and she returned that unbounded love
in full measure and so it was that in the end
Romy became the
most pampered and doted on centre of the world of the whole
extended family. And here, our fairy tale should end as every
fairy tale does. But
There is a little but and so please allow me a
few more words:
When the little sad and frightened Princess did so
well at Dog Shows and she was very successful even with a very strict
and stern judge in obtaining her ranking for breeding, she was allowed
to open a part of her enormously big heart to the love of a dreamed
Prince. And because all her ancestors came from the land of the
Albion (England), her Prince had to be of noble blood of that land as well.
He didnt come trotting on a magical horse with a golden mane like
the Czech fairy story hero Honza, but had the choice to come by ferry,
airplane or under-the-sea tunnel. He arrived safely and there was
a wedding, a splendid wedding attended by all the Bichons of the land
with all the fanfare and when the time came two dream children were
born: ANGE BLANC and AMOURETTE BLANCHE, later also BELAMI BLANC, BRILLANT
BLANC and BIANCA BLANCHE - all from Ze Zlate Jalny. And if you dont
believe it here is the proof:
(A & B litters) .
And they all lived happily ever after and if they didnt die they
are still happy today and that brings my fairy story to an end.
But after all that it was two sparrows with ruffled
feathers chirping on top of the castles walls that spread the news
that Princess Romy was joined at her Prague Castle by a beautiful
and genuine Prince: WHITE PRINCE v. TRAJANUS. And from their love
we now have CAPRIC BLANC, CEST LA VIE, COLOMBE BLANCHE and also DUC
DIVIN, DIAMANT BLANC DAME BLANCHE and DESIREE BLANCHE. But lets leave
that for the next fairy story, shall we?
4th generations of Mrs.Kreckovas
family: little nephew Ondra with his best friend. Could the
fact that they are inseparable be foretelling something?
…..Some years passed from that time and the Bichon
Family grew. There were more off-springs and further generations
and with them further successes. Romy and White Princ v. Trajanus
started an exclusively English bloodline of Bichons. To preserve that
line and also to increase the genetic base, other suitable studs from
Holland were used:
Kynismar What´s It Alabout (Princes
Chips v. Trajanus and
Boy v. Trajanus.
With time this line will be mixed with other domestic
lines, but the interest of Ze Zlate Jalny Kennels will always be to
perpetuate this bloodline pure .It is a case of healthy and very vital
Bichons, well balanced in their type who have a typical irresistibly
happy, always almost laughing expression. They are so unique, that
I am often hearing: We saw a Bichon and immediately we recognized
he was from Ze Zlate Jalny". That for a breeder is a more worthy recognition
than all Dog Show prizes.
What more to say about Bichons? When you get to know
them as well as I do you will find that it is one of the dearest socialized
breeds, abounding with love and loyalty but also with intelligence.
It did not get the alias anti-stress dog for nothing. I have to
ascertain from my own experience that this is absolutely correct.
Bichons are surprisingly temperamental and self-conscious, and they
will not miss out on any opportunity of physical activity or some
You will definitely not be bored with them. If you
believe, however, that a Bichon will spend his whole day just sleeping
on the sofa, then I will disappoint you. That is definitely not their
style. Quite to the contrary, they are full of zest and energy and
it is up to you how you profit from it. For example agility or a dance
with a Bichon, those are sports that are tailor- made for them.
You are probably wondering where these small dogs
got their vitality and stamina. It is enough to look a bit into the
history of the breed and it will be quite clear to you. The Bichons
were the pampered & thoroughly spoilt companions of the French
and Italian nobility. They lived in luxurious palaces, they had their
hairdressers (groomers) and they were utterly spoilt. With the downfall
of the nobility this sweet life ended. From one moment to the next
they became dogs of the streets, without care to which they were accustomed.
They became faithful followers of circuses and organ grinders who
immediately spotted their intelligence. In those harsh conditions
only the strongest and the most adaptable survived. It is thanks to
those that the breed survived and it has such a sturdy root.
For those who want to learn the Bichon history more
thoroughly I recommend my book BICHON FRISE which was published in
2002 by Publisher PLOT, Uvoz 38, Prague 1. You will not only learn
about the history of the breed, but also about the temperament, raising
and care, about breeding and Dog Shows, in short I tried to share
all my experiences with you.
A - litter of
What´s It Alabout
B - litter of
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