My interest in dogs varies greatly, I believe dogs should display the instincts they were bred to do just as much if not more than they are able to preform in the show ring. With my dogs I enjoy taking part in a range of sports from Agility, Herding, Flyball, Canicross, Working Trials, Rally, Obedience and many more. All our Komondor and Mudi also take part in Conformation, travelling across Ireland, UK and Europe to attend shows.
As far as Breed of dogs are concerned, my main interests are in the Hungarian dog breeds. There is something captivating about them, namely the Komondor, Mudi and Pumi that always drew me back, they are breeds who even today have not lost their working ability, and therefore it is these three named breeds where I currently have most my focus. There is currently no Pumi living in our home. It was not until January of 2016 that our first Komondor made his arrival from Hungary, making him (Bokorszeri Guba) the foundation dog to our affix of 'Rastace'. He was followed in August of 2016 by Quinn (Somogyi Betyar Venusz) who was also imported from Hungary. The first Mudi to join us in Ireland was Red (Koves-berci Betyar Rege "Red") who arrived here in February of 2017.
Rastace was chosen through a combination of our dogs names, Rasta being the foundation dog and Komondor to my program, and Ace having been my first dog who I owned by myself, who has sadly now passed. Rastace was founded in Ireland in January of 2016, originally beginning with only the Komondor breed when 'Rasta' (Bokorszeri Guba) arrived from Hungary after a long search and wait looking for the right Komondor for us. Our foundation Bitch Somogyi Betyar Venusz arrived in August of the same year. By Febuary of 2017 we had added our first foundation Mudi bitch, 'Red' to our pack.