Monasim de Romania kennel is located in the South West area of Romania, close to Bulgarian and Serbian borders, in a story land, close to the royal forests of King Mihai I. The kennel and the house is placed below the high hills besides the Amaradia river, 20 km from Craiova, Oltenia region capital city.
Located in the northern county of Dolj, Negoiesti village was known in the past for plaiting and wicker products, pottery, agriculture (grains, viticulture, horticulture and gardening, beekeeping). The objectives of local interest are the seven churches; Boiereasca Forest Reserve Forest (located at the boundary of the village Fărcaşu); Brăiloiu mansion; Estate of Jean Michael, two archaeological reserves: Roman settlement at Godeni “from Pleasant” sec. II-III, Bronze Age settlement at Godeni “Peak to Jews”.
Those times were hard times as people did not know too many things about this breed and there were only a few Chow Chow dogs in the country. When going out for a walk with my Chow, people were looking at me curiously and instantly fell in love with the little bear who was playing and running all round.
Nera and later on Tano, my first Chow pair, were my best and close friends and they taught me to fight for my dreams and to be balanced, to trust my wishes and choices and never give up.
We went in shows, national ones, with both of them and due to obtained results; we decided to adopt a strategy of promoting the breed, to entry also international competitions.
I found the Chow to be dignified, majestous, proud and quite reserved with strangers.
A Chow will never bark without a reason, they are not barkers but they are great watchdogs.
I started breeding Romanian Mioritic Sheep Dog when Ilinca, a little white – grey little devil, started to chow my trousers when visiting DOG’S WORLD kennel and asked to take her with me. Having quite a lot in common with Chow Chow, it was not so difficult to take care and train her.
Soon, we started going with our Mioritics in national and international contests and the idea of having my own kennel reached reality after some years(FCI 2006).
Today the kennel developed, a lot of prizes were awarded to my beauties and the intention is to improve the lines and increase the number of the ones that love these breeds.
In the end: allow a humble breeder to have the guts to breed these breeds simply for their beauty and not for money!
Special thanks to:
Sebastian Ratiu – without his wonderful drawings, the actual kennel web site wouldn’t be as it is;
Cristina Sabau & DogImage.eu – for the wonderful photos, redesign and structure of our actual web site;