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Famous Last Words… (Supertramp)

May 26, 2013

Hortobagy  International Herding Camp, 2013

Hortobagy International Herding Camp, 2013

…I have none…(Ildiko Repasi :-))

Soon after Baby Agyag has arrived to New York State...

Soon after Baby Agyag has arrived to New York State…

Kaffogo Agyag has won again today and based on the result of the two-day show, she has also become  “Junior Bitches Club Winner” of the Pumi Friends Association’s Hungaria Klub Show.

Dear Anna Varadi, it is so ironic that I’ve been standing here in the limelight with our Golden Girl, Kaffogo Agyag in the past two weeks, when in reality she is the creation of your two decades of successful breeding program. (…the only thing I really do is to feed her… 🙂 )

I want you to know that I am greatful for the trust that you put in me to raise Agyag to success.

Kaffogo Agyag

Kaffogo Agyag

It has been a dream come through… This unbelievable successful two weeks  obligates me to actively support the Hungarian Pumi Club of America to promote Judges education in the United States.  It should become an imperative for the Club that judges are taught to learn to recognize and promote the correct standard of the Pumi.  Our geographical isolation should not be an obstacle for maintaining the highest quality and standard in conformation, behavior and subsequently in breeding.

Although, there is an official change in leadership for the breed that is currently taking place in

Kaffogo Agyag, HJCHP

Kaffogo Agyag, HJCHP

Hungary these days, this shall not be an excuse for the previous generation of leaders to step aside.  It is your responsibility and duty to provide your expertise and experience for the continuation of the improvement of this wonderful breed.

Tamara and György Länger, thank you for your support during the last two weeks. I hope that you will also support and contribute to an open, honest an impartial collaboration for the further improvement and preservation of the Pumi.  Your 20+ years of history and experience with the breed is an invaluable tool that cannot be ignored.

Kaffogo Agyag

Kaffogo Agyag

Thank you all for your support!

Everyone is gone...

Hope to see all of you again…




Farewell (the official one…) “Zárul Miki Móka Tára…”

May 24, 2013


The Nine-Arch Bridge of Hortobagy…

The Hortobagy Herding Camp has officially ended today 🙁

I have to admit that I have not participated at such a well organized group retreat for a long time.

Here, I would like to thank for the excellent program that the organizers and hosts have put together.  Your dedication,  hard work and care that you’ve demonstrated, could set a new standard in hospitality and stewardship.

Thank you for your endless energy and boundless creativity that you’ve used to address and resolve the issues of our dogs (certainly mine…) 

I hope that I will have the opportunity to return in the future and perhaps, one day, we can host you  in our country, the USA, so we can reciprocate (or at least trying it ) your superior hospitality.

During the past week, it seemed that only one of my dogs, Fruska will be able to make a reasonable entry to the FCI herding trial, however, Gabor Kiss has not given up the hope, and managed to rebuild Agyag, my younger dog, from scratch who is after all, ready to compete tomorrow.

Tonight’s dinner party was the perfect finishing touch for our busy week.  Thank you.

Solveig, your champaign treat for all the guests, was a great gesture and real gem tonight.  As a matter of fact, it was  one of the greatest and unexpected surprises to get to know you after growing up on watching Ingmar Bergman’s wonderfully bleak and depressing movies…:-)

V I S Z O N T L A´T A´S R A !