Michaela Schwägerl

My name is Michaela Schwägerl and I come from Ústí nad Labem. I fell in love with the Weimaraner breed when I first thought of buying this breed. It was 2007, when I found a fateful advertisement on the Internet, where the breeder had the last free girl with a black collar, named Angel from the Amsel-Easy kennel, who was born on 25/01/2007. She was my first dog, my first Weimaraner the bloodhound that led me on my life's journey, the journey of hunting, hunting cynology, sporting cynology and breeding. In a relatively short time since the arrival of a new family member, I signed up for a hunting license course in November of this year and in September 2008 I successfully passed the hunting test. In the period from enrolling in the course, after passing the exam, I was already guided as an apprentice in the Zálesák Povrly Hunting Association, where after 4 years of apprentice practice, I became a full and valid member. It is said that a hunter without a dog is half a hunter, but the same applies to the weapon, which is an indispensable part of the hunter for the exercise of hunting rights and also for training hunting dogs. That's why I signed up for the exam to obtain a firearms license, which I also successfully completed and thus became a full-fledged hunting dog leader and hunter. I think it is worth mentioning that I come from a completely non-hunting family, and I am all the more pleased that these connections have become the content of my life, which was greatly supported by my husband Vojtěch Schwägerl, who comes from a hunting family in which hunting has been known for several generations. and he was guided in this direction from an early age. In those few years, I had the opportunity to read many literary works about dogs, hounds, hunting dogs, training of hunting dogs, sports disciplines with dogs and many other publications about dog behavior and signals, which helped me a lot to get to know each other better and live together. However, I study and learn all the time, after all, we learn all our lives. At the time when it all started, I had no idea what was waiting for me, for us, I didn't know anyone, no owner of a hunting dog, no hunter and I didn't know how and where to actually start. Therefore, I would like to thank all those who have contributed to where I am now. First of all, I would like to thank you for all the valuable advice, experience, patience and time you gave me for a long time, especially in the beginning! In the same way, I must not forget those who, even in today's difficult times for training hunting dogs, provide us with hunting grounds, spaces and conditions so that we have somewhere and on which to train our charges in a high-quality way. And thanks to this, we have sufficient fields, water and forest areas, which we can alternate as needed, and we have both feathered and furry wildlife. However, for training purposes, we also have our own so-called released animals. The kennel D'Argento Suerte was founded in November 2011. The name is very specific, but very apt, in translation it means silver luck. The kennel was founded in order to support the breeding of Weimar Hounds with typical traits and characteristics for this breed and high-quality genetic potential. Which is actually my greatest achievable goal, to breed offspring without genetic defects, with a balanced and stable nature for the best coexistence, with all the typical natural characteristics such as nose quality, firm and stylish presentation in the Weimaraner standard and a good field! It is not for nothing that it is said that it is a very versatile dog, I can't help but agree, because in addition to hunting cynology, our dogs are engaged in sports cynology, coursing, canicros, scooter, bikejöring, positive motivation and other joint activities. The Weimaraner is a very trainable and controllable dog, but he mainly needs to be satisfied in his life, and he is only satisfied if he can spend the most time in his life with his master and if he has a busy mind and feels that he is being used to the maximum. Each individual has a unique personality and therefore needs an individual approach and everyone needs enough time to master their life stages. Nothing must be rushed and the so-called pressure on the saw or broken over the knee.

In conclusion, I would like to wish all future owners the best of luck in choosing a new family member, of any hunting breed, whether it will be the next dog or the very first one. Whether you throw yourself into hunting cynology or just get him as a life partner! With open arms and sincerely from the heart, I offer you all, whether future owners of our puppies or everyone else, my many years of experience with the selection, management, feeding, cohabitation and breeding of the Weimaraner.

"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the wild creatures we could be if we weren't sure we knew best
George Bird Evans, author and dog breeder

Vojtěch Schwägerl

I was born in Polabí into a hunting family. Our family had from pointers, shorthairs to Hungarian hounds, because our hunting, in which we are members and which we take care of, is mostly field, with water areas, hence the choice of hounds. I remember when I was 5 years old and my dad told me that our German chestnut died because he ate the wrong rabbit. It didn't take long and we went to get our first Hungarian Hound. Traditionally, we named him after Aris, the housekeeper. At that moment, I started to ``help'' my father with training, or rather I followed him everywhere, because I was very interested in everything and I was with him every time he went to train our new Ariska. I remember when I was pulling sidings and Aris was locked in the car so he wouldn't see me, when I went to take away the discarded one, dad always locked him in the car and I didn't really know why. But I liked it when he found the game and brought it with joy. When the law allowed it, I was able to go hunting for the first time and see it all in action. It occurred to me that I would also like a dog of my own, but I was 15 and of course my dad wouldn't let me. We had to say goodbye to our first Hungarian hound, which was all the more difficult because it was on the day of the first hunt in the hunting season of 2009. That year, only my father and I went through without the dog. It was so different, incomplete, and that's why on January 1, 2010 we went for our second Hungarian hound, again Aris. I went through the vast majority of training with him, as an assistant to my father. I went with him to the autumn exams, went to all the hunts and got closer to the canine world. When I started driving, I started riding as a huntsman and after other hunts and started taking Aris with me. We worked great together. As he began to age and his strength began to wane, that's when I decided to get my own hound! At that time, I was on a hunt where Míša was leading the Weimaraner hounds, I suspected that there were some such hounds, but for me at that time there were only Hungarians, fousek and kraťas. They worked really great and so I became more interested in them. When Míša told me: "we want to cover in the spring", I knew that this was it! In our association, they told me that the Weimaraner doesn't work, is sharp, doesn't run and that I'll never be that dog, and that was the driving force for me! I'll show you! That dog will walk like a partes and I will push him to versatility! I received ridicule and stupid insinuations. To date, my first Weimaraner, named Aussie, is an all-around bitch and she lacks the last CACT title to get working champion (update - she is no longer missing it, we won it at the Josef Kobza memorial all-around test competition and she became the working champion of the Czech Republic) . As for the cynological world, I have met many experienced cynologists, interesting people and many great friends thanks to my experience. And above all, the Weimaraner brought us together so much that I owe it to him that I became a proud and proud father, the head of the family. It is great in life to meet a person with the same diagnosis, the same interests, hobbies. And because my family lived exactly the same way for many years, we get maximum understanding, support and joy. I would like to thank all those people who were at the birth of this beginning and my liking for hunting work with hounds!