On this part of my website you can find some information about me and my kennel.

My name is Gabriela (Gabi) van Ruiten Hajnová, I was born in the mid-sixties in the former Czechoslowakia.
I'm a physician and I have been involved with my hobby - dogs for almost 40 years.
My husband Harry, me and our Cesky's spend most of the time at our estate in Smederov, Czechia,
however we have also an address in Holland.

My first dog was a Slovensky cuvac without a pedigree but with a pretty name, REX.
I was twelve years old and he was six and we were about the same weight…..
With him I took the first steps into the world of dogs, that is why my kennel name is GAREX.

In 1981 I got my first dog with a pedigree: a Briard male.
With him I did working training. We did several tests on National (SChH) and International (IPO) level.
From then on I started to attend more dogshows either as an exhibitoror as a steward.
Some years later I got my second Briard, a daughter of my first male. This bitch was more suitable as a showdog.
She was my first dog to win a Champion title and besides that she did two working tests.
In November 1990 I bred my first litter from this bitch useing the kennel name Garex.
One of her offspring became a Champion title and the other's did well in obedience etc.
Unfortunately in 1992 my life with Briards came to a dramatic end. Because of this 11years of work was wasted.
Even now Briards are still very close to my heart.



With puppies in 1990

During my time with Briards, another breed came into our home, the Black Russian Terrier (1988).
I got two half-sisters from the first kennel in the Czech Republic, these turned out to be great showdogs. Because they were so promising I found myself going to more and more shows with them. With the oldest I got one of my most important results so far WORLD CHAMPION AND BEST OF BREED at the Worldshow in 1990.
The younger bitch got the titles Czech and Austrian Champion and was BOB several times at International shows.
Unfortunately the oldest died when she was still young and I lost the younger bitch from necessity in 1992. The good thing is that I did breed both bitches once and their offspring were used by other breeders in their breeding programs.

I had my first shortlegged terrier in 1989 a Scottish Terrier bitch.
I went to several dog shows with her, but without any results worth mentioning.
I enjoyed living with her, she was always happy, and I loved the 13 healthy puppies she had in her two litters.
She died when she was 14 years old.

After I moved to the Netherlands in 1992 I had a Bouvier.
I showed this dog and trained him, but he died when he was only 5 years old because of health problems.

From the beginning of the nineties I really wanted a Cesky terrier.
After a long wait, in 1995 Dee Monib came to our home.
Since then the Cesky terrier is the only breed at the Garex kennels.
At the moment there are four Cesky's in our kennel, three girls and one homebred boy.



In the showring


All my dogs, except the Scottie, were or are on the training for obedinece and/or for agility.

Also as breeder my aim is to breed healthy, sound dogs, with good temperaments and movement,
who are not only good in the show ring or make superb pets but can compete in several sporting activities.
To select strict the brood bitch, to search careful for the stud dog and only breed a litter if I expect the best quality,
that is the way I'm working as breeder.

From 2001 I follow the education for the show-judge. That is a pretty hard job in The Netherlands.
After four years and three general exams I did with success my first breed-exam in the Norfolk Terriers in June 2005
and I became a FCI-judge in this breed in September 2005.



Judging Dutch Dog of the Year 2014
Photo Kynoweb

Now I am international FCI-judge in the following breeds:

Airedale Terrier, Australian Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Cesky Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier,
Japanese Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Scottish Terrier,
Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, Welsh Terrier and West Highland White Terrier.

In the future I hope to add more Terrier breeds to my list.

In 2015 is my registration as FCI-judge moved to Czech Republic.
See the website of the Czech Kennel Club (CMKU) for more information.