"No matter how little money and how few
possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich."
We are Maja and Darko Korošec and dogs have been
an important part of our lives since our early childhood.
We have three children Maša, Matjaz and Gregor,
aged 9, 11 and 13. So the last few years we could spend less time than
we wished on our doggy activities due to our family obligations.
We live in the little idyllic village
Kocno on Pohorje mountain near
Maribor. Kocno was awarded as the most
beautiful village in Slovenia in 2006.
We keep a limited number of dogs at our home so they can live like real family
members. Under the registered affix Moetica and Mylegend we breed Papillon and
Coton de Tulear on a limited basis.
Together we have won with our dogs more than 100
junior, national and international championships
and also European Junior Championships. We have
bred many champions and also a European Champion
and two European Junior Champions. Dogs from our
breeding are successful in agility and obedience
as well, one qualified also as a search and
rescue dog and one is a real movie star, acting
in Disney's movie.
Our aim is to breed typical and healthy dogs
with good temperament. Breeding is a very
demanding task. We have been always trying to
get the best dogs for our breeding programme so
we have imported dogs from a number of
countries: Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia,
Finland, France, Great Britain, Netherlands,
Norway, Russia, Switzerland and the USA.
Although we like showing, we foremost wish to
provide loving homes for our puppies where they
will live like real family members.
Dogs bred by us live
also in Austria, Brazil, Italy, Hungary, Croatia,
Germany, Switzerland, Czechia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Great Britain, Russia, USA, Japan and South Korea.
We are active members and have various positions
in the Toy Club of Slovenia, Club for Spitz and
Primitive type breeds of Slovenia and the Terrier Club
of Slovenia. We also work in different
show committees and we are both international
We show and breed Papillon and Coton de Tulear and we also started to show our
new adddition to our household, a wonderful little charminlgy naughty
Kleinspitz. Besides these lovely breeds we have been sharing our lives with
different breeds and each of our dogs, past or present, made our lives happier:
Coton de Tulear,
Australian Silky Terriers,
Blue and Bichon Frise, not to forget that long time ago Maja's
first dog was a Poodle and Darko's first dog was a mixed breed farm dog. Our
family member are also three cats.
have always loved animals, especially dogs. I was begging my parents for years to let me have a dog. They finally gave up and fulfilled my
greatest wish. They bought a dog under one condition: I must take care of him by
myself. I was eight years old then and I think I was the happiest child in the
whole world. I didn't care what kind of dog would it be. Our neighbour had a
litter of black Poodles and so I got my very own dog, a little black
bundle of joy. I kept my promise and was taking care of her entirely by myself.
Soon I was starting reading books about dogs and I did a lot of training with
her. I also bred my first litter ages ago, in 1981. In my teens horses were my
greatest point of interest and spent a lot of time riding.
I got more seriously involved
with dogs when my husband Darko and I bought our
first dog together in 1993. This was a Samoyed
and first I was training agility with her. We
also starting showing. We have always liked
different breeds. We became very active in
showing, breeding and serving in different dog
clubs so dogs quickly became our main hobby and
occupied almost all our spare time.
I became a judge in 2001.
Today I am an international judge for FCI groups
1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Till now I was judging in
Austria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland,
Serbia, Sweden and of course in Slovenia. I have seen
many beautiful dogs and met a number of
wonderful dog people.
I am a member of the Breeding Commissions for toy breeds, for
terriers and for spitz and primitive type breeds. I was awarded with Silver and
Golden Order by Slovenian Kennel Club.
I have an university degree
in economics and a post graduate diploma in
Dogs have been my friends since
my early childhood. I grew up on a small farm and we have always had one or two
dogs. I got more seriously involved
with dogs when my wife Maja and I bought our first dog together in 1993 and we
started going to shows. Our first champion was the Australian Silky Terrier Ch Darsa's
Robin Hood. We have always liked different breeds. We became very active in
showing, breeding and serving in different dog clubs, so dogs quickly became
our main hobby and occupied almost all our spare time.
I became a judge in 2001. Today I am an international judge for FCI groups 1, 3,
5, 8, 9 and 10. Till now I was judging besides in Slovenia also in Austria, Belgium,
Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia, Spain and
I also served in the Statutory Commission of Slovenian Kennel Club as a
president. I am a member of the Breeding Commission for spitz and primitive type
breeds. I was awarded with Silver and Golden Order by Slovenian Kennel Club.
I have an university degree in electrical engineering. I work as a teacher of
I am an active member of Tourist Society Kocno and our village was awarded as
the most beautiful village in
Slovenia in 2006.
Till the nineties I was very
active in beekeeping, working with the bees as well as serving at the Beekeeping
Association of Slovenia. But now unfortunately I don't have enough time for this
peaceful hobby anymore.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our