name is Sasha. I was born and still live in Zemun, in Serbia and Montenegro. My
first steps in the dog world took place in 1975, when, at the age of 7, I showed
my first dog at my first dog show in Belgrade. I have been in dogs ever since.
My first dog was a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer girl, named Ava. In a
very short time, she became CH YU. She was of excellent origin, from Hege Haus.
I bred English and German Pointers for many years, starting from early '80ies. I
was quite successful - my kennel raised many national and international
champions. In the early '90ies, I became FCI international All - round
conformation judge, and am now certified for all FCI groups . At about the same
time, I registered my current kennel name - Orthodox Celt - with the FCI. In
1994 I suffered a serious spine injury in a traffic accident, and have since
been confined to a wheelchair. Because of this, I decided to switch to smaller
breeds, whose needs I could better attend to. I chose Cavalier King Charles
Spaniels and Little Lion Dogs. My breeding program is not large, my primary
concern is health and quality of the dogs that I raise. All my dogs are health
tested (EKG, HD, PRA). For my efforts and input in dog sport, I have been
decorated by the Serbian Kennel Club on 27th October 1999 with a silver medal,
in token of the appreciation for my input in promoting and improving dog sport
in Serbia. A few years later, on November 9, 2001 I was awarded the highest
decoration of the Yugoslav kennel club, their gold medal, which is the highest
award for efforts invested in improving Yugoslav kinology.