We did not plan starting kennel. We just wanted a quality dog for our daughter first of all. Between the male and female we chose the female. We needed a companion dog. We did not plan neuter our dog.  We wanted our bitch gave birth and we wanted our daughter to see this and participate.
The one who seeks, finds. We found our chin girl in Mivaku kennel. Show class! We got her with a commitment not to withdraw from breeding.
It's need for breeding to take part in dog-show and to get the required assessment.

In 2010 we grew to an adult class finally. We decided to go to Dnipro to take part in two dog-shows.
So we prepared for dog shows as we could, no fanatism involved. All we needed was to score ‘excellent’.

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The shows promise to be interesting: The First Ukrainian Japanese Chin breed championship and the Dnipro Autumn rank CAC-UA.

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Looking back - pure adventure. But newcomers have luck.
Perhaps the stars were formed well in that day. Our Iva Mivaku got CAC-UA and Best Bitch in both shows! And on the breed championship she got BISS-3.

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Japanese Chins were judged by Irina Azen and Elena Agafonova.
I still remember the words of Irina Azen "Look, what a bitch! Look, what a bitch! You can start a kennel with that bitch!"

Since than Iva was a companion dog for us, a ‘guardian’-dog, a dog to be loved a big deal. Than we had mating, birth-giving and puppies.

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And then the Stepovyj Viter kennel arose.

By now the puppies of Iva Mivaku have won a bunch of titles, there’s been a lot of dog-shows. Iva Mivaku has grandchildren and great-grandchildren already. Our Iva has a rest. Our Iva is veteran now. Other bitches give birth to puppies in our kennel now.

Recently we decided to let Iva take part in a dog-show once more. To refresh the feeling, to confirm the class and to have some fun.
And Iva did not let us down.
Two dog show’s results: BOB, Best veteran, and again BISS-3, this time among the veterans.

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Looking back, we are grateful to all the judges who judged our dogs, to all our friends with whom we studied. Special thanks to Linih Olga and Iryna Azen because they pushed us up to create a kennel.

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