We both were born with a lot
of love for animals.
Zsuzsa’s mother comes from an old Hungarian aristocrat family
so she – together with her sister who is very active in animal
protection – spent their childhood on the country with many kind
of animals. Both, mother and father, who was chief doctor at the Traumatology,
teached both daughters for loving and respecting every living creatures.
Just few years after the University Zsuzsa founded a small company where
she is still working together with her family.
Attila is a big fond of the wonderful ancient Hungarian breed, the Kuvasz.
When he was a child he always kept a Kuvasz. Attila was studying at
the University of Dramatic Art where he learned film producing. He was
working many years in the Hungarian Television.
In the year 1985 Attila made his judges licence and judged in many countries
of Europe and Asia.
Together with Zsuzsa they are leading their own small company.
We have a son together and Attila tries to keep him far away from the
crazy dog world.
Everybody, who once got in touch with Attila, knows, that HUMOR is his
We got our first Newfoundland Ch Umberto Ugo v.d. Miquelon in 1984.
The breeder, Mrs Eva Pacsay didn’t let any doubt about the fact
that it will be necessary to show „Miki”. At his first show
he became Junior winner. This was the start and there is no halt since
Certainly when you once show succesful you start thinking about breeding.
To a male you need a good bitch….. We purchased our fist bitch,
the beautiful MultiCh Eliza Dolittle v. Schwarzen Baren (breeder: Mrs.
Eva Obojes) in 1986 . Eliza could win even today in the show ring. Eliza
was 25 times BOB and BIS at the biggest International Show in Budapest
over 5000 dogs. Not bad for a girl!
It was clear for us very soon that there is a big difference between
Miki’s and Eliza’s appearance. We’ve never used Miki
in the breeding. In Eliza’s first (and only one) litter was born
the foundation bitch of our kennel, the EurCh, HCh, IntCh Midnight Lady’s
African Star. She was a great producing bitch. She had two litters and
she gave us MultiCh Midnight Lady’s Captain Cousteau in the first
and MultiCh Midnight Lady’s Diorissimo in her second litter!
We breed very limited. Our firm belief is: quality is much more important
than quantity! Our girls have one, but maximum 2 litters in their lives.
This is the reason, why - in spite of the relatively great number of
the dogs we always keep- we had only 23 homebred litters till now.
Every 23 litters were (are) very succesful. We had ourstanding dogs in
each litter and with very few exceptions just show qualities!! The fact
is, that our homebred Midnight Lady dogs have achieved – just
until now! – 168 champion titles and several Best in Shows.
We can pridefully report that 36 of the entered 82 dogs at the European
show in 2005 were Midnight Lady dogs or dogs out of Midnight Lady lines
and they did very well without exeption!
We are very fortunate that we can keep on producing quality dogs.
Our first very succesful dog was MultiCh Midnight Lady’s Captain
Cousteau who was one of the first dogs that embodied the trend. The
most famous dog was without any doubt our MultiCh MultiBIS Midnight
Lady’s Especially for You „Skippy” who was Top Producing
dog in the US and Top Winning dog in Europe. Skippy is the sire of the
Westminster BIS „Josh” (from the 6 handled dogs at the Westminster
4 dogs had Midnight Lady sires: Ch Midnight Lady’s Especially
for You, Ch Midnight Lady’s Ghost Buster, Ch Midnight Lady’s
The biggest success in our eyes was that in the year 99 at the National
in the US our „Bubble” MultiCh BIS BISS Midnight Lady’s
Early Evening Star went Winners , BOW among almost 1000 Newfies, in
2002 her daughter „Lolly” MultiCh, BIS, BISS Midnight Lady’s
Like the Wind Winners, BOW and Select with 22 month among almost 800
Newfies and this year her 20 month old daughter „Babe” Midnight
Lady’s Piece of my Heart went R.Winners at the National! 3 generations!!!
In the past years our star in the confimation ring was our MultiCh MultiBIS
BISS Midnight Lady’s My Heart goes Boom „Snob”. He
is a very special and unique dog. His biggest succes was winning BOG
and R.BOG at the same weekend at the huge show (5000 dogs each days)
at the East Coast in Trenton. Now it’s his kids’ turn!
In most of the cases we use linebreeding but if necessary, we use outcross
as well. We have never used inbreeding until now. As we see in Europe
it is very much „in” to use inbreeding to the Midnight Lady
lines. We are convicted that it is very dangerous without the information
only us the breeders own!
Many breeders like using MidnightLady dogs or dogs out of Midnight Lady
lines because their quality is already fixed.
We do not breed our girls that much. We do not see any sense to „produce”
We are not a „big kennel”. The highest limit in our kennel
is 12-14 dogs (including our Kuvasz!) We try to limit ourselves!
We just would like to continue and keep what we achieved. This is the
most difficoult thing.
There are many things to be improved. Breeding of Newfoundlands is not
for people with bad nerves!
To us a Newfoundland is an impressive, powerful ,big dog with big bones
and substance . It is a well balanced, very elegant dog that is always
a potentional competitor in the show ring! The head is (a sin the case
of all the other breeds) very important. We like many styles of heads,
but they must have a face and a sweet expression.
Of course, there is no perfect dog existing. Our experience is that
it is always up to the breeder what fault he/she thinks it is serious
or what he/she can tolarate. Anyhow,
we have to follow our standard. We think maybe more liberal about many
things. There is one thing where we do not know any compromise: this
is the agressivity.
We devote a big part of our lives to this passion. We do not think it
is a sacrifice. The most important thing we gained is that the world
We see many people that live their lives only for dogs and shows. They
are not interested in anything else. They have all their sucesses and
fiaskos in this unreal world. They have a completely different scale
of values than „normal people” do. We cannot agree.
Owning dogs teached us a lot of good things: love without conditions,
respect of the nature and everything that is living, responsibility……..
Breeding is art, creativity…. We enjoy it very much!