Poland

Poland does not have a breed club for Greenland Dogs but it has the Polish Kennel Club (ZKwP) which belongs to FCI.

26-27/02/2010 - WSA World Championships 2010

The host of WSA World Championships, that took place on 26-27.02.2010, was Germany (the surroundings of the town Oberwiesenthal in Saxony).

Waldemar Stawowczyk, Polish musher, with his greenland dogs team (1. rank in category D2) Sayuk Legenda Północy and Shantu Legenda Północy

The trails in Oberwiesenthal are with the medium degree of difficulty, with the pretty varried height profile, they might be very demanding sometimes. This time the weather wasn't fortunate for dogs and mushers. The snow was melting. Only on Saturday there was little under zero degrees and sun was peeping out of the clouds. Friday and Sunday was windy and wet so dogs were bogging down in snow at many places - although the machines were firming it every night.

Wolfgang Fritz, German musher, with his greenland dogs team (2. rank in category C2)

There was 253 mushers from 18 countries. The nation cup winner was again Poland. Our country has been winning the nation cup already three times in WSA world championships and two times in WSA Europeand championships, all five in a raw.

Check out the RESULTS (note: PDF file).   And here in the GALLERY you can find more photos, more greenland dogs :-)

Rolf Ewald, German musher, with his greenland dogs team (6. rank in category C2)

Monika Stawowczyk

Agnieszka Błach, Polish musher, with her greenland dogs team (3. rank in category C2), from left: B'Arsak Legenda Północy, BLACK SHADOW Polarna Legenda, SZERPA Vipollo and Lakota Merkambertaner

Alain Diffort, French musher, with his greenland dogs team (4. rank in category C2)

Didier Kerouedan, French musher, with his greenland dogs team (1. rank in category B2)

Jolanta Sołek, Polish musher, with her greenland dogs team (4. rank in category B2) A'HIRON Legenda Północy, M'TAMAK Legenda Północy, M'AJOKE Legenda Północy, A'FIONA Legenda Północy, A'TASHUNGA Legenda Północy and KIVKARJUK Gronland Angakok

ZAPRZĘG ŻYCIA - 2009

30 maja w Gdańsku musher i hodowca psów grenlandzkich Bartek wspólnie z Maćkiem i Olą oraz przyjaciółmi zorganizowali piknik rodzinny. Nazwali go ZAPRZĘG ŻYCIA.

Było wiele zabaw dla dzieci - warsztaty plastyczne, konkursy z nagrodami, pokazy tańca z ogniem... i oczywiście prezentacja umiejętności psów zaprzęgowych. Wydarzenie to zadedykowali Ewie Nowak, aby wspólnymi siłami wspomóc jej walkę z rakiem. Ich wysiłek wynikał z chęci pomocy osobie, która była i jest nauczycielką, zawodniczką, sędziną...

Osobą, która wyhodowała świetne psy grenlandzkie. Psy, które wygrywały na zawodach i wystawach. Psy, które były i są doskonałymi psami pracującymi, psimi terapeutami lub po prostu „psami domowymi".

 

Piknik w Gdańsku był tylko początkiem. 26 lipca Adam ze swoją rodziną i pracownikami oraz księdzem z lokalnej parafii zorganizowali następny w Bombli na Podlasiu. Następni byli Greta z Wojtkiem wraz z ich ciężko pracującymi psami (grenlandami, husky i malamutami) oraz ich piknik w Pentowo.

Każdy festyn jest inny, każdy oferuje inne atrakcje dla całych rodzin. Jednak we wszystkich tych spotkaniach psy grenlandzkie pomagały ludziom ... dziś tak samo jak setki lat temu.

Mam nadzieję, że piknik Grety i Wojtka nie będzie ostatnim, a ja będę zaszczycona mogąc z dumą napisać o następnym.

Na końcu, ale nie mniej ważne - wszystkich bardzo zapraszam do wzięcia udziału w ZAPRZEGU ŻYCIA w Polsce, gdzie możemy się podzielić swoją pasją dotyczącą psów grenlandzkich i gdzie można zobaczyć przepiękne polskie krajobrazy i przyrodę.

Wkrótce, następna impreza z serii ZAPRZĘG ŻYCIA - 12.09.2009, w Warszawie. Aby uzyskać więcej informacji:

ZAPRZEGU ŻYCIA - WARSAW

Małgorzata Jaworska-Szwed

Niektóre z psów, które niosły pomoc:

 
Paargä Velho Vija Eskimoteam

 

6-7/12/2008 - Polish Off-Snow Championship 2008

 

Recently we've had the Polish Championship (off snow) here in Poland. On 2008.12.06-07 in Kędzierzyn Koźle approx. 110 mushers met to compete for national champion titles in sleddog races and bikejoring. Not so little competitors were running with greenland dogs.. :-)

Greenland dogs were running in team of following mushers:

Waldemar Stawowczyk - Roman Radłowski - Józef Świniarski - Mikołaj Waśkowski - Agnieszka Błach - Marzena Siewiorek - Maciej Szlachetko - Jolanta Sołek - Agata Mordzonek - Andrzej Andrzejewski - Rakowski Łukasz

 

 

Waldemar Stawowczyk with his team Sayuk Legenda Północy and Shantu Legenda Północy

   
 

Check out the RESULTS.   And here in the GALLERY you can find the photos I took during this championship :-)

- Monika Stawowczyk

 

Agnieszka Błach with her team, at front: B'Arsak Legenda Północy and Lakota Merkambertaner, at back: C-najasak Qimusseq and Alaskan Malamute

   
Józef Świniarski with Dakota Polarna Legenda and Miteq Gronland Angakok Roman Radłowski with Bessy Kimik Suit and Alaskan malamute ? and Mungo Legenda Północy

Greenland dogs in Poland

A few words about life with Greenland Dog here in Poland

By Monika Stawowczyk

In my opinion there is here in Poland approximately a hundred of pedigree Greenland Dogs, maybe up to 110 dogs at most. People have from 1 to even 10 GD, there is ca. 25-30 of GD owners.
It's observed that the number of GD dogs and even of GD owners has been constantly increasing since a year or two. People are enlarging their GD teams and still new people are getting interested in buying one(s). This is because GD in Poland are mostly used for mushing. Mushing is realized sportively (in sprints mainly) as well as recreationally (in mid/long distance mainly).
As for sportively mushing in sprints it's obvious that GD are more competitive in category 2 then Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds.
And as for recreationally mushing there is a lot of people who want to spend their time with GD on a trail doing what these dogs are designed for mostly.
Another thing is that more and more people start to believe that they can manage with raising and training of GD.

Sporting life with GD in Poland does not exclude some show successes. We have some champions :-)

Unfortunately we don't have any breed club. But the breed is recognized by the Polish Kennel Club - Związek Kynologiczny w Polsce (ZKwP)

ZKwP's requirements for breeding Greenland Dogs:
Unfortunately we don't have many requirements to fulfill to have a litter
registrated. Only some number and level of scores on dogshows:
- 2 national shows + 1 international show (for the same judges mostly)
- A male must get only "excellent" score on each show, a female must get "excellent" or "very good" score.
- And both must be at least 18 months old.
That's it. No hip/eyes checks required, no pulling test etc. We are trying to develop some custom to make veterinary tests on hips/eyes.

Contact person for Greenland Dogs in Poland:
Monika Stawowczyk
"Nordic Storm" kennel
Address: Poland (central)
e-mail: manu@dogomania.pl , baza@nordicstorm.pl

Telephone: +48 509 375 046

The Greenland Dog Base

Monika has created a database for Greenland Dogs in Poland. Please have a look at her great work.
We would like to inform all GD owners in Poland that they are also most welcome to join the Ring!

- Katinka & Marianne

About the Greenland Dog Ring in Polish here : Polski

The Greenland Dog Base: Baza psów grenladzkich

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