Russia is the country, where the pure dog breeding
has its century-old history, the country who created absolutely
special culture to reach the high results in any breed sometimes
by using very modest means.
It's still in our memory the breeding of the dogs
in the Soviet period, which is the bright example of this culture:
foreign contact at that time were of great difficulty and the prices
for the pure breed puppies were hardly available for the Soviet
people. Nevertheless the rare trips of Soviet dog-amateurs with
their dogs for the foreign dog shows, usually, already that time,
were resulting with triumph, although these dogs were the results
of the breeding work built, with rare exceptions, on the native
base. The pure bred dogs coming sometimes to the USSR from abroad
were of not very high quality, but even those dogs, being used in
breeding only because of the new bloods often gave the progeny the
rate higher than themselves - so clever was their breeding.
Today, when Russia entered the FCI and our dogs became
the often participants and winners on the International, European
and World Dog Shows, everybody is speaking about the sudden talent
of Russian breeders. But there is nothing unexpected in this talent.
And this is true, as the Russian people famous for
their achievements in science and culture were reaching the highest
results in their job, because they were put by the life in the difficult
conditions with such limits, when only the most deepest investigation
in the subject and the most delicate intuition could held this way
the way the skills were turning to be a talent.
The example of ANNA BABAEVA is brightly illustrating
Only ten ears ago, started with Yorkies, for the very
shot period she came out on the high international level, winning
on the prestige shows.
By the beauty and charm her small dogs, always showing
their shining show condition, full of pride and not suspecting
about their miniature size, she carried many dog-amateurs with this
breed-pearl. Her name is well-know and respectable between the most
famous breeders of this breed in the world.
I am truly happy, that ANNA BABAEVA had this site
and hope, his visitors will find everything the most important from
them about the Yorkshire Terriers.
FCI All-breeds Judge