Stella, as she is called, has received her name to honour an incredibly nice dog that Silvana knew as a child. She is co-owned with Bjørn Olav Andersen at Kennel Fjellflokken in Norway. It is with Silvana that she will live even though it is Kennel Fjellflokken that is planning to use her in their breeding program.
Stella is born on the 1st of April 2016 in the Hungarian town of Székesfehérvár. The breeders are Zoltán Szabó and Erika Szabóné Pál who run Kennel Királydombi-Fehér together.
Silvana met Stella's breeders for the first time on Sunday 14 August 2016 in the Hungarian town of Hortobágy when Kuvasz owners gathered to show their dogs. It was a nice family that both sent Silvana some self-made soaps and a book about Stella's home town Székesfehérvár.
The name of the town roughly means white castle of the (royal) seat and alludes to the rich tradition of the town. It was in fact capital of Hungary during the Middle Ages and a large number of rulers have both been crowned and buried there. It is this history that has inspired Kennel Királydombi-Fehér's name as the name contains the words king, hill and white. We are, however, unsure about the exact translation.
Moreover, Kennel Királydombi-Fehér were highly successful during the dog show as Stella's half sister, Királydombi-Fehér Boszorka, became Junior World Cup Winner and Best of Opposite Sex (BOS).
Stella's father, Homokpusztai Haramia Citerás, is bred by Isidora Miljkovíc at Kennel Homokpusztai Haramia in Serbia. He has hip score B (FCI) and is free of the gene that is linked to the eye disease prcd-PRA. Stella's mother, Fehér-Morcos Rózsás, is bred by Zoltán Pető at Kennel Fehér-Morcos in Hungary. Rózsás also has hip score B. Additionally, she has one set of the gene that is linked to prcd-PRA when duplicated and she is therefore classified as a carrier of the gene. Rózsás became World Winner at the World Dog Show in Hungary 2013.
Another three puppies were born in Királydombi-Fehér's C-litter: Cinka, Cinkos and Csabos.
Stella is a confident and loyal dog. She remained relaxed during our stay in Hungary, both during the dog show and during the lively dinner that same evening. She was handed over to our Norwegian friends, Kjetil and Magne Nilsen, during the morning after as they had driven all the way down to Hungary and were kind enough to bring Stella back to Sweden with them. In this way Stella also had the company of Kjetil's Hungarian Kuvasz male, Ardó (Pusztahegyi Bátor Ardó), which she seemed to appreciate.
Stella finally arrived in Sweden on 17th of August 2016 after many days on the roads through out Europe.
Once Stella arrived in Sweden she was examined by a veterinarian who stated that there were no remarks to be made apart from Stella's eyes being a little bit red, which could be due to the long trip. She weighed in at 27.0 kg.
Stella has a fantastic pigment with dark skin and dark claws. Her fur is also slightly darker than our other dogs' furs but it is thick and full of large, tight curls. Stella is a robust female puppy who we predict will become considerably larger than the average size of Swedish Kuvasz bitches.
Tomorrow, Sunday, Stella will participate in her first dog show which is arranged by the Swedish Mountain and Herding Dog Club (SBHK) in the village of Böda on the island of Öland, Sweden. Birgitte Schjöth from Denmark will be judging and ten Kuvasz will compete.