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  Denis Sabolic is one of the top collie breeders on the continental Europe, he is breeding collies under well known prefix "Dennisay's" since 1984, and during that period he bred and/or owned more than 30 champions, including International and World ch'. 
           As a Top collie breeder for 17 years, with 10 different TOP DOGs over the years, with 4 different all breed BEST IN SHOW WINNERS,  and the finest team of 9 collies at home he feels that "Dennisay's~Geantles" story is just beginning...


                  ...Everything started 31 years ago, with Denis' burning desire to have a dog when he was a young boy. But his parents didn't share this desire... so he decided to save the money of his own and after three years of saving, at the age of 14 he purchased his first collie - sable male puppy named "Mond of Cujana Lascinskog". This lovely lad was shown locally, and he did well, but soon Denis realised that he's not exactly what collie should be... however Mond was extremely intelligent dog, a great companion and with him started Denis' a lifelong interest in Rough Collies.                                  
                THE DREAM COME TRUE!


         Denis (14)with puppy Mond                                              Mond                                              

  Ch. Anda                        

 In 1982. Denis purchased first bitch, sable Ch.Anda, bred on Mamive line (Famous kennel at that time) and she turned out to be a great winner at all show levels, winning in breed rings as well as in the group rings. She was TOP COLLIE 1983. Anda was a great dam producing champions and become foundation bitch for Dennisay's and certainly made her mark for the breed history as well...

First litter was born!

Two years later, 1984, a very first, gorgeous litter was born under Dennisay's prefix - Ch. Anda was mated with Duke Sam v. Orankesse (a lovely dog bred on old Dunsinane & Rokeby lines) and produced three champions out of five puppies. From that litter one puppy bitch stayed at home and become Denis' first home bred champion - JWorld. Yu. Ch. Dennisay's Nelandina Semitta.
Not "bad start" - Denis was only 18 years "old"...                              
                                                                                            The first litter -->


The First home bred Champion

j.World.Ch.Yu.Club.Ch Dennisay's Nelandina Semitta
Ch. Dennisay's Nelandina Semitta
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The First imported tricolour

MultiCh. Bijou, Conde v. Orankesee

In 1987 the first tricolour was imported - the most outstanding, Multiple Ch. Bijou, Conde v. Orankesee, "Biji" (bred on old Rokeby & Dunsinane lines). "Biji" was another great winner, he won numerous CC's,CACIB's,BOB's, he was multiple BIG's, and r. BIS winner and
TOP DOG '87,'88,'89. He was also remarkable sire of numerous champions in all three colours,  he can be found in many pedigrees in almost all kennels in our country and for sure he made his stamp in the breed...

INT.A.HR.Ch. Dennisay's Forgery - TOP DOG '90

  INT.HR.YU.A. Dennisay's Forgery, TOP DOG 1990 


In 1988. Ch. Anda produced another great litter of nine puppies, this time was mated with Ch. Bijou, Conde v. Orankesee. That litter was also very successful - most of the pups become CC, CACIB winners later on, but one of them become one of the most successful home bred collies in our country - outstanding sable dog Int.A.Hr.Yu.Ch. Dennisay's Forgery, "Io", was TOP COLLIE 1990.

           Later on, Denis purchased another tricolour dog from Mr. Willi Pietsch (Orankesee kennels), Ch. Larry Conde v. Orankesee, another BIG winner.
       In 1992 Jadranka joined Denis as a life partner & fellow breeder with her own prefix GEANTLES.

Ch. Dennisay's Snow Storm, "Jimmy"
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         During the war time in Croatia they both kept on breeding(!) and 
1993 another litter was born. Dam was imported blue bitch Silver Dream Blue Me who was mated with Ch. Steadlyn Skywriter, at that time not shown, young blue dog.
         From that litter a first blue Dennisay's champion was born - Ch. Dennisay's Snow Storm, "Jimmy".

Dennisay's Silk Touch, CC,CACIB,BOB, "Cassandra"
Dennisay's Silk Touch, CC, CACIB Winner
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           "Jimmy's" litter sister Dennisay's Silk Touch, "Cassandra", CC,CACIB,BOB winner, had the most spectacular moment at the Int.Ch.Show in Zagreb when she won BOB at the age of 15 months under breed specialist Mrs. Stella Clark, UK.

Ch. Dennisay's Kingfisher & Dennisay's KissTheFire

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         The third litter sister of both above, Dennisay's Sweet Lullaby "Mia", together with a great sable dog Int.Ch. Nellwood's Ghostbuster, "Birk" produced a litter from which two puppies were retained: tri dog Ch. Dennisay's Kingfisher, TOP YOUNG COLLIE DOG '95 and sable bitch Dennisay's Kiss The Fire, CC,CACIB winner.

HRM.Ch: Dennisay's Silvery at Geantles
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From another blue/tri litter (by. Ch. Steadlyn Skywriter - ex. Olana for Dennisay's, Ch. Larry Conde v. Orankesee daughter ) blue puppy bitch was retained - HRM.Ch. Dennisay's Silvery at Geantles, "Cleo" CC.

Int.Hr.Slo.Club.Ch. Steadlyn Top That, "Gary"
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Photo by DEYA

     In 1994, outstanding tri dog Int.Hr.Slo.Club.Ch. Steadlyn Top That "Gary" was imported from Steadlyn kennels, Italy, who become the most successful sire, produced champions, CC,CACIB winners in all three colours.
           As a great winner himself he did what collie never managed in our country before - he won BEST IN SHOW at an allbreed ch. show, and become our first BIS winner.
He was TOP COLLIE '94.'95,'96.

Int.A.Hr.Slo.Ch. Geantles Libertine,
TOP COLLIE '98,'99,'00
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          "Gary" and "Cleo" produced together blue/tri litter of eight puppies and from that litter another record breaker was born - a superb blue bitch Bundesiegerin (A)'99,'00,Int.A.Hr.Slo.Ch. Geantles Libertine, "Libby", well known winner in & outside Croatia and so far one and only collie bitch who won BEST IN SHOW at an allbreed ch. show. She was also runner up at the Euro dog show in Genova, Italy and TOP COLLIE '98.'99,'00.  

Steadlyn The Proclaimer, "Bonno"
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In 1995 a lovely male puppy came along, sable Int.RSM.Slo.Hr.Ch. Steadlyn The Proclaimer, "Bonno" (by: Steadwyn Stagecraft - ex: Steadlyn Candy Love, fullsister of Int.N.Dk. Steadlyn Ravishing Saga) who become another great sire as well as a show dog, also BEST IN SHOW winner and TOP DOG '97.

 Hr.Ch.Geantles Temptation TOP DOG '01 
Hr.Ch. Geantles Temptation

Ch. Steadlyn Top That's litter sister tricolour Ch. Steadlyn The Temptres, "Tammy", came along already mated with Steadlyn The Classic from that litter one extraordinary blue bitch was retained - Ch. Geantles Temptation, "Pinchy", BIG's winner, TOP COLLIE '01.

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Int.Slo.Ch. Dennisay's Into The Fire,

          Int.Slo.Ch. Dennisay's Into The Fire, "Peggy" did extremely well for her owner Lidija Oklescen, Slovenia, she was TOP COLLIE in Slovenia and only collie female International champion. She is resting from the shows now and playing and running "as a puppy" with her kennelmates...

Int.Hr.Ch. Dennisay's On Fire, "Tommy"
Int.Hr.Ch. Dennisay's On Fire, &amp;amp;quot;Tommy&amp;amp;quot;

One of the greatest "Dennisay's"  champion is outstanding sable dog Int.Hr.Ch. Dennisay's On Fire, "Tommy" (by: Int.RSM.Hr.Slo.Ch. Steadlyn The Proclaimer - ex. Hr.Ch. Steadlyn The Temptress), another BIG and BEST IN SHOW winner, TOP DOG '03, repeating this being TOP DOG AGAIN 2007!

In 2006/2007, "Tommy" produced two wonderfull litters - together with our lovely Arsiada Illusion "Xena" - a great litter of 6 pupps - from wich we've kept two of them at home:
An upstanding dark sable male Dennisay's Double Diamond "Sammy"
and his marvelous dominant sable sister Dennisay's Diamond Rose "Franny".
Second litter was out of our tricolour girl imported from Germany -
True Love of Glencoe Valley "Marcy" - 4 pups, from witch two are exported to Denmark (tri dog Geantles Braveheart "Danny") & Poland (sable girl Geantles Brilliance, "Kendra") . Together with tri boy (Dennisay's Dreamaker "Mark") from the first litter who is in Sweden we they are our ambassadors...
We wish to all our pups good fortune and all the best in the future.
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Inspite of his youth, Sammy allready got one award in his pocket - he became Bundesjugendsieger in Tulln, Austria at only 9 month of age... 
...and The Story is still going on...
Jadranka & Denis