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♥ We are small family kennel of rough collies. Our aim is to breed healthy collies with well-balanced character and excellent exterior ♥

From youth we love animals, especially dogs…

When Miro was 11 years old, he had his very first dog called Trux (Smooth Fox Terrier), and then, when he was 15 years old, he got Slovakian Hound with pedigree – Erina spod Kunovej. In 1981 he established his own kennel of Bavarian Mountain Scent Hounds – “z Hradovej hory” – and his first brood bitch was “Christa Rojčianka” and she had 4 beautiful litters. Christa won the first prize on tracking tests (190p.). We loved her son “Cero z Hradovej hory”, which accompanied us for 10 years. He was the second on tracking tests. We spent nice time with Baja “Bajadera Belohrad”, which was also the second on tracking tests.

I fell in love with collies in youth, when my younger sister Stanislava (kennel Zelené Tuje) got rough collie on her birthday. I will never forget that moment she came into the room with her… It was “Borgia Tamburín“, kind and loyal collie, I still think that she understood everything, not only our words, but also our thoughts. I also loved our other collies – tricolour female “Riccia ze Zlatého Lomu“, sable female “Golden Gwendy ze Zlaté Jalny“ and my most beloved was blue-merle female “Fantasy in Blue ze Zlaté Jalny”, but I had to study so I could not spend so much time with them. I like to remember on that period, on puppies, their smell and sounds and also how we were taking care of them. Thanks to collies I met with the magic of dog shows.

In 2008, our kennel ‘Amnis Rhei’ was established. Amnis means river/torrent and Rhei means flowing. When we were choosing name of our kennel, we were inspired by the philosophy – Panta Rhei (everything flows), it follows a saying of Heraclitus (Greek philosopher) : “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” The river is a symbol and objectification of our time… Care about cleanliness of the river is a necessity for life.

In 2012, our first litter of collies was born, which started our breeding journey ♥ We are happy that puppies from our kennel make  their families happy. We wish them many nice moments together ♥ 4 collies from our kennel fulfilled conditions for the title INTERCHAMPION (C.I.B.) – Coca Cola, Clarity, Damien Black and Kayleen Amnis Rhei. There many other collies from our breeding with show successes.

In 2007, when Bajadera died, we returned to breeding collies, which are born to be part of the family with children. As soon as we saw Marinka’s photo, we didn’t hesitate for a minute. Marinka was a sable-white female Csóványospataki Máriya – Gold, imported from Hungary, who fulfilled the expectations of a great family dog – at the time we welcomed her to our family, we had no idea that she would one day become an Interchampion. In 2008, another member of our family became a sable-white dog – “Drimi” – Discovered Dream du Clos de Seawind, imported from France, which grew into a beautiful and elegant male, which with its beauty also met the conditions of the Interchampionship and he lives on in many collies nowadays. In 2010, we imported a beautiful and extremely intelligent female Sea Dreamer´s La Mer at Amnis Rhei – “La mér” from the Netherlands, who in 2012 became the mother of our first litter and thus the founder of our breeding, and we could not have wished for a better one. In 2011, our breeding family grew again, by two females: the first was a sable-white female – Begasuka’s Enigma Evangelina – Engie, who is our sunshine, not only in terms of her cheerful nature, but also her pleasure of sunbathing; and as the second, we brought our first tricolor collie “Ginka” – Ginger Black du Clos de Seawind, a very devoted and loyal female. Both proved to be wonderful pets and mothers to their beautiful puppies, of which Ginka’s son Damien Black Amnis Rhei, who lives in kennel Fellow of Eternity, made a very significant contribution to collie breeding (not only in SK, but also in other EU countries). In 2013, we fell in love with little ball of joy – Inspire Black du Clos de Seawind “Jamie”, when we were at his breeder in France, and soon after we went for him. Jamie grew into a beautiful dog and our great darling ♥ who won many prestigious titles during his career, among the most important are Interchampion and French Champion, 3x BEST IN SHOW title at club exhibitions judged by breed specialists, 2x title of 2nd most beautiful dog at ENE (the largest collie show), where he also successfully passed the character test and successfully passed the BH/VT companion dog test in SK. He also give his qualities to his puppies. The same year we brought Jamie, we kept daughter of our Lamér from C litter – Coca Cola Amnis Rhei, our cuddly, spoiled Koluška who thinks she is the center of the universe and demands a lot of attention and petting from everyone. She also had a stellar show career and the Interchampion title. In 2017, our kennel is enriched by a grateful, happy and very courageous female from our K litter – Kayleen Amnis Rhei “Kejlin” after “Engie” and “Sunny” (Asan Fellow of Eternity – grandson of our Drimi), we hoped that she will be a promising successor of the family, unfortunately we did not manage to have puppies from her, but that is not the most important thing for us and we are glad that she is part of our family ♥ In 2017, we learned about the litter by Floride du Clos de Windmire from a long-term and experienced collie breeder – Michel Mocqué, this extremely beautiful and friendly female comes from a line where there have always been fantastic mothers (problem-free course of pregnancy, enough milk and excellent care of the puppies), in addition, brother of Floride was also an excellent and trouble-free cover dog. That is why we decided to acquire a female from this line, believing that these characteristics will be preserved in the next generations. That female is Ricci (Nina Ricci Blue du Clos de Windmire) who inherited those traits and is a first class mother of her puppies.

In 2019, the last litter by our Koluška was born, in which the unique “Rajli” (Little Miracle Amnis Rhei) was born with a big entrée, which we couldn’t resist and she stayed with us. Rajli is a very friendly, well-adjusted and sooo noisy collie – she hasn’t shut up since birth 😀 but we are very grateful for this little miracle of ours, you never get bored with her ♥ Shortly after Rajli was born, her father “Stingy” – Alsting New Horizon joined us, he impressed us with his beautiful exterior, English ancestors and natural covering, because of his qualities, we decided to bring him to Slovakia to support and enrich Slovak breeding. In 2023, Rajli gave birth to 1 puppy – Pepsi (Pepsi Cola Amnis Rhei), who won our hearts and also unexpectedly stayed in our kennel 😀 She was named after her grandmother Koluška and is already the 3rd generation of Amnis Rhei collies and 5th generation of Slovak collies ♥ Pepsinka is very special to us, because she is the successor of our main line after La Mér and also has Jamie, Stingy, Drimi, Ginka and Damien in her pedigree ♥ The youngest member is funny, happy and always ready to play “Rea” (Quesadilla Amnis Rhei), who remained as successor of our Ricci and from this quality line ♥

In addition to collies, we also completely fell in love with another breed, the Shetland Sheepdog, and when a litter by two wonderful shelties that we knew personally was born in 2021, we decided to get our first sheltie “Daisy” (Duchess Daisy Zelené Tuje) and we fell for this breed even more and soon we kept another female from Daisy’s litter – “Wendy” (Ocean Pearl Amnis Rhei), actually she was reserved until 8th week of age for another family, but they cancelled reservation (it was not Wendy’s fault) and as we could not find the right fitting home for her, we decided to keep her and it was the best decision and we are so grateful for her.

Our dogs are great companions, who bring us a lot of nice moments in the circle of family and friends, wherever we are. At this moment (2024) our dog pack consists of 8 dogs – 6 collies (Jamie, Kayleen, Ricci, Rajli, Pepsi, Rea) and 2 shelties (Daisy, Wendy) ♥ Engie, Cola and Stingy are living and enjoying life with Miro’s sister about 15 minutes away from us, where we visit them. Marinka, Drimi, LaMér and Ginka left us and crossed the rainbow bridge, but they live on in our memories… ♥

Michaela & Sofia Petríková 

MUDr. Michaela Petríková
MVDr. Miroslav Petrík (Facebook)
Sofia Petríková

Prešov, Slovakia
e-mail: info@amnisrhei.sk