We are Rade, Bane and Larisa Pajic, family of three huge dog lovers. Our dogs are not our showing off pets, nice to be seen in a garden or only to secure the property. Our dogs are our precious family members with whom we harmoniously and to our utmost joy share lives 24/7. They are those whose needs come as first, always and forever, even when it means putting our own needs and social life aside for a while. We wouldn’t call it a hobby, as it is not something that you do only in your free time or when you are in the mood. Not that it is always easy to cope with this life rhythm, balancing between our own habits, professional engagement and dogs- but it is a choice and our LIFESTYLE!
Rade is a founder of Od Semberije kennel, its heart and soul, the one who started it all many years ago, more precisely 30 years. He is the one with the best experience, know-how skills and a profound knowledge of dogs in all aspects. A quiet person with a special bond to dogs, always willing to help, give explanation or advice the rest of our team. He is also a FCI judge, although less active in a past few years.
Bane is a veterinary technician and 3rd year student of Information Technologies, and among many other young generations’ interests, he is always very eager to learn more about dogs in general, breeding, health, raising of pups, etc. He enjoys having a long “dog” talks with his dad, ready to do lots of online researches looking for more explanations striving to become better with each and every day, all of it in order to provide our dogs with only the best- and it all starts with knowledge and experience. A young fellow so passionate about dogs!
Larisa is a professor of English language and literature, working as a teacher in one of local schools. Apart from her professional engagement, she has many other interests and hobbies, like travelling, reading, gardening, but she is actually a full-time dogs’ human mom. She enjoys long walks and playing with our dogs, endless hugging sessions, and she is an incurable puppy-time addict. She is also in charge of keeping and updating our dogs’ diary records and other paper work.
We own a small coffee bar, which is also the first pet friendly bar in our city, where both people and their fur friends are more than welcome to enjoy their drinks and some delicious snacks as well. And there is this small but very strict internal rule- if you visit us with your dog, keep in mind that your dog will be served as first!
“Od Semberije” kennel becomes a member of Federation Cynologique Internationale FCI on 13th February 1987. under the number 2175/87. Kennel’s name is translated as “of/from Semberije” and is a name of geographical region where we live, situated between two rivers Drina and Sava and Majevica mountain.

The story about Od Semberije kennel started with a small boys’ obsession with dogs, which was shown in his spending hours playing with them, having no fear no matter dogs’ size and more surprisingly even the less friendly dogs were willing to play with him acting calm and gentle. So even at that time it was clear, he had quite a special and unique bond with dogs. Those were mainly neighbors’ dogs but he had a dream of having a very special fur friend one day himself.
And then, the happiest day- for 7th birthday, his parents’ friends gave him the best possible gift ever, his very first special friend- a German Shepherd puppy girl called Elsa. Elsa was a sweet, playful and extremely smart puppy, his first purebred dog, his soul-mate, they were best friends who grew up together. By the end of primary education, another dog comes to his life, Sarplaninac (Yugoslavian Shepherd dog) called Vucko. Vucko was an extremely gentle giant, crazy about his boy and a perfect family companion but due to his huge size and need for more space where he could run free, Rade and his parents decided that Vucko would be better off on a friends’ countryside farm in a nearby village.
During secondary education, Rade travelled very often to Moscow, Russia, to visit his family as it was his mothers’ homeland. And there it was where he fell in love with a German Boxer. At age of 18 he got himself a wonderful puppy boy called Rocco, who came from a famous and well-known breeder, Mr. Klima Vince, Becej, Serbia. Rocco was a special boy, almost inseparable of his human, the one who would learn things immediately and do anything to please you and make you happy. Going out in the weekend meant that Rocco goes too, so hanging out with girls meant lots of fun but also loads of compliments and their admiration for young four-legged boy. Unfortunately, Rocco passed away at young age of 2,5.
Loss of Rocco made a huge hole in Rade’s heart and his life, it was difficult to accept the fact he is no longer there. Few years have passed before he could get over is and welcome a new dog into his life, years in which he thought about what breed would suit him the best but also to what dog he would be able to give the best possible life, always bearing in mind both dog’s needs, trainability, character, etc. and how does his own lifestyle copes with it. A life of a dog and a human is a special relationship with one another and it has to be a match- and a match it was!
Giant Schnauzers came into his life!!!
Summer fun meant everything but staying home, hanging out with friends, going to a swimming pool, organizing basketball matches, throwing parties and making barbeques, but on that one specific day he just wasn’t in the mood enough to be a part of it. He stayed home, feeling somehow down. And then, the documentary about Schnauzers. It was like “wow”, what a perfect creatures, what a character…everything about them feelt right and it kept hanging in Rade’s mind. Nothing happens just by a chance and few days later, in some dog magazine he came across a fantastic article introducing the breed in more detail. The decision was made and Schnauzers will soon become an unseparable part of Rade’s life and leave an important mark on his private and professional life. Schnauzers will be those with whom he will learn the most and also the one that tought him almost all there is to be learned about dogs.
In 1984. the first Schnauzer comes to Rade’s home, wonderful girl called Abra, from an experienced and well-known breeder Mr.Bus Imre, Backa Topola, Serbia. Abra was an energetic, outgoing girl, a fantastic companion, a true beauty and one could not decide whether she was more beautiful in body or was it her character and the brains that appealed more. So, why not trying going to a few shows letting this beauty to be seen. No big expectations, more like meeting other breed lovers for knowledge and experience sharing, to be up-to-date with what is going on in Schnauzer world and above all, having fun and enjoying time with Abra. At that time CACIB Novi Sad, Serbia, was one of the most prestigious international dog shows in Ex-Yugoslavia and Schnauzers were so many that they had to be judged in two separated rings, one for females and one for males. And what did Abra do in such a strong competition, she wins JCAC and BOB at age of only 9 months. Huge success that will soon after be repeated at prestigious CACIB Belgrade, also in a remarkably strong competition. There was no doubt- she definitely was a stunner!
In 1986. another amazing girl joined us, Thera od Onixa, coming from Croatia. Thera was unique in her own specific way, a wild beauty with a challenging but positive character. Still remember her stubbornness and strong determination to pursue her own will. She required extra training and once the puberty phase was over, Thera grow into a great caring and loving life companion.
Led by ultimate love for Schnauzers, enthusiasm and a will to go forward and keep improving the breed, he soon makes contact with a few famous and the most important breeders in Schnauzer world.
Three gorgeous boys will soon be imported from a kennel Vom Schwarzen Skorpion, Germany, and by this, even though it was 30 years ago, we want to express our endless gratitude to a dear friend and kennel owner Mrs.Brigitte Schultz for trusting us her precious boys.
Those were amazing dogs, they were a typical representatives of the breed, all three having excellent pedigrees and other features qua body and character which made them absolutely perfect show dogs, great family companions and simply our heart dogs and best friends.
In 1987. first came Benjamin Vom Schwarzen Skorpion- having all what is needed for a perfect combination, beauty, temper, intelligence, he was a gorgeous representative of his breed with a typical working dog character. Among many great titles he had, let us mention the most important ones- VDH Champion, German Champion, German Club Sieger.
In 1988. Feger Vom Schwarzen Skorpion, called Flash, joined us in our home. Flash was also proudly in possession of a few great titles himself- Club Sieger of Hungary, Austrian Bundessieger and multiple Yugoslavian Champion. A great dog, a true beauty, showing off was one of his main characteristics while in ring as if he was perfectly aware of his beauty, but in a ”private” life he was less neat and was always the one who would come up with many mischievous ideas.
In 1989. came Falc vom Schwarzen Skorpion, another young perfection, a rising star whose quality will specially be recognized and awarded at the World Dog Show in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1989. when he became Junior Vice World Winner (Vice Welt Jugend Sieger) among many fantastic competitors.
During all those fantastic years, bonded together with a mutual love for breed, we made a solid foundation for a great friendship and achieved a successful cooperation with two most important German kennels in the world of Giant Schnauzers, Vom Schwarzen Skorpion kennel and Von Der Hohen Ward kennel, but also with one of the most famous Hungarian kennels, V.D.Lederhecke and many successful and respectable ex-Yu breeders.
When it comes to ex-Yu Giant Schnauzer scene at that time, it would be a sin not to mention a dear friend, a huge breed lover and the greatest poet in a dog world, an expert, experienced breeder, an enthusiast, a pioneer with whom during the ‘80s I had learned so much on our road trips, exhibitions, endless consultations. It was a time with no internet and no online sources where you can easily find abundance of information, it was a time of printed dog magazines where you could learn more. Still remember the excitement whenever the postman would bring “Pincher Schnauzer” magazine to our door. Dear, Branko, thank you so much for your support, keep up doing such an amazing job with your wonderful Robo Canis kennel Schnauzers! We are happy and honored to be able to have you as a friend all these years!
On 13th February 1987. Od Semberije kennel becomes a member of Federation Cynologique Internationale FCI under the number 2175/87. Kennel’s name is translated as “of/from Semberije” and is a name of geographical region where we live, situated between two rivers Drina and Sava and the mountain Majevica.
Great times, great dogs, great memories! Everything seemed to be more than perfect but soon it will all change dramatically. The sad and horrible events at the beginning of ‘90s made a huge change in lives of all Yugoslavia citizens, the country soon fell apart, the war started but also many more bad things it brings along with it.
Uncertainty, sanctions, recruiting, a fear of possible moving and many other things, forced us to make a difficult but only reasonable decision at that moment- dogs had to be taken care of as soon as possible and we had to find the best possible homes for them. Hard times and even harder the fact than soon we will have to say our dogs goodbye. Even in the worst nighmares we couldn’t have ever imagined having been forced to make such decision but there was no other option. Luckily enough and thanks to many great friends from the dog world, all of them found perfect new homes with experienced and loving new families outside Yugoslavia.
Life without dogs was not easy, it was empty and didn’t felt right. It was unbearable as if somehow a huge part of our hearts was ripped off. As soon as all conditions were fulfilled and our lives got back to normal, a new dog joined us in our home, a Belgian Shepherd Malinois girl. What a joy and happiness, we were thrilled overwhelmed, completely in love. She was given a name Abra, in loving memory of our late girl. Abra was a fire girl with a positively explosive temper, always on the move, unstoppable, playing all the time, jumping over the fence was one of her favorite things and no matter how long one walked with her in the woods, she would come back home as energetic as if she had rested for hours. But there was one special moment when she would stop and calm down, a time for hugging. Abra was an amazing girl from who we learnt a lot, a challenging shepherd, dog with attitude and ultimate devotion to us, the one who would look you straight in the eyes and make you think she will start talking any moment. Abra died at age of 10 due to a cancer.
Next one joined us completely unplanned, she took us by surprise and thank heaven for that cute little puppy smile that made us head over heels. We went to visit a friend who has Labradors and had puppies at that time. It all happened fast, like in the movies, the moment Larisa saw her it was pretty clear, these two were meant for each other. So, we headed back home holding Maza in our arms! Maza brings only but laughter, happiness and joy in our lives from the very first moment she came to live with us and still today. She is an extremely active girl, still as energetic as when she was a puppy. Even today when she’s all grown up, she still has that irresistible cute smile on her face. Maza has a great and well-balanced character supported by amazing intelligence, she is a perfect dog in any sense and a perfect role-model for other dogs and puppies. No surprise that all whites are crazy about her and enjoy spending time, chasing and playing with her. Maza is just as crazy about them too only she has to be the first to catch the ball, the first to get a snack, the first to get hugs, well at least she keeps trying as it is not always easy to cope with a big pack of White Swiss Shepherd. Agile and mischievous as she is, she simply enjoys the white pack and together they invent different tricks, discover practical and less practical ways of jumping over the fence, endless ways of escaping the playground area and how to be as much crazy about water as possible. We would actually call it “partner in crime” cooperation to a mutual satisfaction and pleasure of all sides involved! Maza is a cheerful Labrador with a “touch” of the irresistible White Swiss Shepherd charm!

The answer to this question is easy to give- once you meet a White Swiss Shepherd, you will immediately fall in love with them, once and for good!
It would take hours trying to explain the passion for this breed and how it is almost impossible not to fall in love with them, but the main things that make you absolutely crazy about them is their extreme gentleness, intelligence and loyalty and devotion to all family members. White Swiss Shepherds are friendly, active, easily trainable, joyful and well-balanced character dogs. These character features combined with their beauty, snow white coat, impressive head, dark pigmentation, perfect movement and overall extremely elegant appearance make you think that there is nothing more one can wish for, and there isn’t! White Swiss Shepherds are simply- perfect!

In 2012. our lives became richer when we, full with excitement, warmly welcomed our first White Swiss Shepherd in our home, our heart girl Beau Beau. Everything we knew about a breed and all we learnt before actually having one White in our home, proved to be even truer and more intense once she came to live with us. We feel so blessed to have this girl, to be able to share and enjoy life with her, now in an enlarged pack of healthy, beautiful and happy White Swiss Shepherds. The excitement we felt the first day we started to share life with a WSS is still the same and even growing bigger as all those years we keep getting to know them better and better with each and every day. So, we might have been crazy about them back then, but now we’re three absolutely addicted and incurable dog persons whose hearts beats keep repeating- White Swiss Shepherd!

In spite of a year’s long “sharing life with dogs” tradition and a profound breeding experience, which was mainly focused on another breed though, for the last few years we are in the beautiful world of WSS. The process of learning is a never ending story and even though we have a sound foundation made of knowledge mixed with experience, we are always open to learn more. We consult other breeders, do lots of researches, and attend different seminars because of a huge interest and constant need of more information, all in favor of preserving and improving the breed.
From the very first moment we took a strict stand and set our standards extremely high- breeding and raising of functionally healthy, well-tempered and stable character puppies with a construction typical to the breed. We want to breed dogs that will have a long, healthy and happy life!

There are several important guidelines we follow on a way to achieve excellence!

• All our dogs are x-rayed for hips (HD) and elbows (ED) dysplasia- all free, HD A, ED 0
• All our dogs are tested to DM (Degenerative Myelopathy)- all free (N/N)- not carriers, not affected
• All our dogs are tested to MDR (Multiple Drug Resistance)- all free (N/N)- not carriers, not affected
• All females used in breeding have to be at least 24 months old
• All dogs used in breeding must have at least one International/ National Champion title
• All our dogs have other up-to-date health checks done (vaccinations, de-worming, rabies), have excellent living conditions, get carefully selected and prepared food (primarily based on fresh meat), enough space for daily activities and they are being regularly positively mentally stimulated by training or simply by motivating ways of playing.

We believe that by fulfilling of these conditions, where at the same time several aspects have been taken into account, we are on a path to have and to breed fantastic life companions, White Swiss Shepherds!
But it is not only this, there is much more especially when it comes to planning a litter. This topic, perhaps one of the most interesting to read, will be given extra attention in a separate section “Raising puppies”.

Date of Birth: 02. April 2015

Show titles:
Grand Ch. of Montenegro • Balkan Ch.
Ch. of Montenegro • Ch. of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ch. of Serbia • J.Ch. of Republic of Srpska
J.Ch. of Federation of BiH • J.Ch. of Montenegro
7x Best Puppy of Breed

Tests’ results (certificates): HD A • ED 0 • MDR +/+ (free) • DM n/n (free)

PEDIGREE

Date of Birth: 02. April 2015

Show titles:
Grand Ch. of Montenegro • Balkan Ch.
Ch. of Montenegro • Ch. of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ch. of Serbia • J.Ch. of Republic of Srpska
J.Ch. of Federation of BiH • J.Ch. of Montenegro
6x Best Puppy of Breed

Tests’ results (certificates): HD A • ED 0 • MDR +/+ (free) • DM n/n (free)

PEDIGREE

Date of Birth: 24. May 2012

Show titles:
Ch. of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ch. of Serbia
J.Ch. of Bosnia and Herzegovina
J.Ch. of Serbia
7x Best of Breed
3x CACIB
5x J.CAC

Tests’ results (certificates): HD A • ED 0 • MDR +/+ (free) • DM n/n (free)

PEDIGREE

This section, probably the most interesting to read, we’ll give extra attention and space trying to give you the best possible insight in our breeding and to answer all questions one might have when it comes to raising our litters. However, may there appear some question we haven’t given an answer to or you may need more explanations, please feel free to contact us!

As previously stated our ultimate goal in breeding is breeding of functionally healthy, well-tempered and stable character puppies with a construction typical to the breed. We want to breed dogs that will live a long, healthy and happy life with their new families!

Planning of a new litter begins with a careful selection of a stud male. Many things have to be taken into consideration and here are the most important:

• We choose only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, typical representatives of the breed, dogs free of any serious health condition or any genetic disease, free of any deformities and disabilities.
• We choose only dogs that have a sound temperament, typical for the breed. We do not use dogs that appear to have certain behavioral issues or tend to show strange reactions.
• In order to preserve and improve the breed, we strictly avoid inbreeding, meaning we do NOT combine close relatives.

As for our females, we use only perfectly healthy ones and not before the age of 24 months. In the section “Our aims and goals” you can read about guidelines we strictly follow on the way to achieve excellence.

And then, the pregnancy! A special phase in a female’s life, a special condition asking for an extra pinch of care and attention. Our pregnant females continue to have regular daily activities in order to avoid overweighting and maintain her muscle tone. We always feed our dogs the best, but the food for a pregnant mom is even more carefully selected and prepared due to her body condition and increased need for different vitamins, minerals, proteins and healthy diet. Preparation also means setting up a whelping box in puppies’ room where mom, once the puppies arrive, will have enough space and privacy in moments she needs some rest and a quiet place to enjoy. Few hours before and once the labor starts, we never leave our girl alone. We are there to monitor, help and provide necessary assistance, if needed, in order to ensure all puppies come to the world healthy and to enable our girl to have an easy and smooth delivery without any consequences for her or the puppies. Of course, we always have few vets available, in case of need, which eventually visit us when the labor is over to check the mother and the puppies.

The puppy room is situated in our house, it is a separate unit, a big room connected to our living room with a small hall so both the mother and the puppies are 24/7 with us and have access to any part of the house as well as free exit to the yard. “Puppy unit” has heating (except during the summer) where the temperature is set based on weather conditions, allowing the puppies not to be cold but also not to be too warm. There is also a video surveillance which allows us to watch them all the time (via TV, laptop or mobile phone) if we are in another room or in the yard.

Our puppies grow up in our family house and from the very first day, they are being accustomed to different sounds of everyday life in it. We try to teach them even those sounds that they have less chance to hear, like thunder striking, sirens, alarms, etc. by using the advantages of modern technologies and the internet.

Having been aware of the benefit and importance to raise sound tempered, healthy dogs we apply Early Neurological Stimulation method, doing these exercises with all puppies beginning from a 3rd until the 16th day of life. For more info about ENS, please visit http://www.breedingbetterdogs.com/article/early-neurological-stimulation

We know that inheritance and genetic factor play a huge role on a puppies’ character and on what kind of behavior they will show when they grow up. Inheritance in one important part but we strongly believe that breeders engagement and socialization process he does with the puppies has even more influence on how the dogs’ character will be in the future. That is why one of our priorities, when it comes to “building” a puppies’ character is a carefully done socialization process and serious work on their first experiences both in but also outside our yard: meeting other dogs, people, spending time with children, walks to the nature, city, coffee bar, car riding and many more. We also stimulate their curiosity and do a basic training through motivational playing which means only but having fun. Before going to new homes all puppies know basic commands and are potty trained. Once puppy has learnt basic things, those can easily be “translated” into a language of its new loving family.

Besides mom’s milk, there comes the time when puppies need to start eating all by themselves. Their meals are prepared according to their age, beginning from a sort mixed, blended “baby” food which will soon be replaced by a dry food and freshly made meals containing more ingredients, but mostly based on fresh meat and fish. Future owners get detailed information about puppies’ diet.

All our puppies are timely de-wormed, vaccinated, revaccinated, chipped and have their health records, passports and FCI pedigrees.

Raising a litter of puppies means that one day they will go to their new loving homes. It is of utmost importance for us to find the best possible home for each and every puppy, a home where the puppy will be treated as a true family member, in which it will get unconditional love and care as well as sufficient mental and physical activity, a home with responsible people who will ensure our puppy a happy and joyful, fulfilled and active life. We strive to ensure the best home for every puppy but we also try to ensure the right puppy goes to a right owner. That is why we use to have long talks and consultations with future families/ owners of our puppies, which let us get to know each other better and get more precise insight in a lifestyle of a future puppy-parent(s).

Once the puppy leaves our home, it doesn’t mean it ends there. On the contrary, we keep following the life of our puppies and have regular contact with their new families. We are always available (fb, whatsapp, viber, etc.) might they have any questions or need to consult us, and we also made a group on Facebook where all of our puppies’ new family members are, the group where they share photos, experiences, ask questions or simply have fun. Believe it or not, we are all somehow a family connected by our unconditional love for our White Swiss Shepherds!!!

 
 

On 12th February 2017. our lovely girl Beau gave birth to 10 healthy, lively, active and very vocal puppies, 5 girls and 5 boys, our J – “joyful jewels” litter od Semberije. It is, as usual, very interesting and exciting to follow their development and this time even more because from this combination we expect not only beautiful and healthy puppies but also puppies with an extremely open, friendly and well-balanced temper, as daddy Billy is famous in the WSS world for being a perfect combination of beauty, brains and exceptionally great character.
All puppies have a fantastic dark pigmentation, snow-white coat, thick bones beautiful heads and very nice body structure, and once again we have combination of middle and long coated puppies.
Now the spring is here and temperatures are higher, puppies are spending whole day out chasing, running, exploring the yard, having fun and playing. They are all extremely curious, active, fearless, outgoing and their big adventure has actually just started!
If you are looking for a healthy, gorgeous White Swiss Shepherd for shows, breeding and sport or simply as a loving pet and a best friend, one of our precious J puppies may be just the right one for you!
Few puppies are still looking for their new loving families!

CHARMING CASANOVA LES TROIS BAISERS HRABIA OF WHITE FINESS LOTHIANS VENCER KANN SCHIMMELPFENG
FIARA OF WHITE FINESS
ZAINA MOLDER VON DIAMOND
ASTRA Jr.
BEAU BEAU LUKAS JOJO
LICRA URBAN SOHO’ST TANNAKAYD
ALEXIS MOLDER VON DIAMOND
ASTRA Jr.

J20

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J19

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J18

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J17

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J12

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J10

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J9

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J8

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J7

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J6

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J5

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J4

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J3

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J2

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J1

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