History of the kennel
We got our first leonberger Gera in 2000, Rua Soleil kennel name was registered in 2003. All our leos are first of all our family members, children and friends, whithout whom we can not imagine our life any more.But as long as the kennel and its breeding is often judged by the show results, here are some facts & figures. Rua Soleil is the most awarded leonberger kennel in Russia, Best kennel in the Russian Leonberger Club in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Over these years we were priviledged to own and breed- 17 Interchampions- 21 National Club Champions- European Winner - 2010, 2015- Junior European Winner-2018- over 50 Champions of Russia- World Winners - 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017- Junior World Winner - 2011, 2013 and 2016- Veteran Worls Winners - 2016 (Lars and Marusya)- Europasieger - 2012 and 2014- BOB at Leonberg specialty show - 2017- World Winner-2012 (welsh corgi pembroke)Champions of Estonia, Latvia. Lithuania, Finland, Belorussia, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Poland, Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Italy, champions of German Leonberger Club (DCLH). Our dogs were the winners and placed at the European Winner, World Winner, Finnish Winner, Europasieger in Dortmund, German Leonberger Club Specialty shows.Based on the annual show results of the dogs, born with the kennel prefix, we we slected among 10 Top-breeders of the Russian Kinological Federation (among all breeds) in 2011!We were the first in Russia to start compulsory HD testing for the leos with our female Gera. She was also the first therapy leonberger working with disabled and autistic children. Two of our dogs – Gera and Polya – are certified in obedience (1st, the highest grade), Rua Soleil Noble Taisa was the first among the leonbergers to take part in the dancing competitions.Leos of our breeding happily live in Estonia, Hungary, Finland, Ukraine, France, Norway, Italy, Canada, USA.Our passion for the leonbergers started with Adelgeida Berta (Gera). She introduced us to the Leonberger world and helped to meet a lot of wonderful people. Gera represents for us all those qualities, essential for the leos, why we fall in love with this breed – cleverness, faithfulness, immense resource of the positive energy, sense of humor (yeah – yeah), bringing up our children and us as well. It is ok that Gera is not ideal leo according to the standard and she did not get high titles at the shows. She is the beauty and the best for us and all other leos came to our life thanks to her!As our acquaintance with the breed progressed, we visited many national and international shows in Russia and German Club Show in Leonberg. Our understanding and vision of the leonberger type was developing. Therefore we decided to import two other dogs from the leading Europen kennels.