About us



 

"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich."
                                                                                                            Louis Sabin


 

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 dog judges.

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, Tibetan Spaniels, Bearded Collies, Samoyeds, Scottish Terriers, Australian Silky Terriers, Kerry 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.

 

Maja Korošec

I 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 pedagogic science.

Darko Korošec

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 Sweden.

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 computer science. 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 lives whole."
                                                             Roger Caras